Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5 Months Old!

Dear Henry,
You turned five months old on Cinco de Mayo.  I should have had a margarita (or two or three) to celebrate, but I was just too tired.  We spent the weekend in Michigan (more on that in a later post) with Mimi, Papa, and your aunts and uncles as a last family hurrah before Auntie Lisa has her baby in August.  You were such a trooper during the entire trip - smiling and laughing and giving lots of cuddles to your fun family.

Speaking of family, we move to Tulsa a week from tomorrow.  We made this big life decision so that we could all (but especially you) be close to family.  If you don't know how much you are loved now, just wait until we move -- you will get more squeezes from your grandparents and extended family than you could ever imagine.  Your dad and I are so excited to start this new chapter with you.  We can't wait to do our favorite things with you (go to the zoo, the fair, get cookies at Queenie's), and we are so excited that we will have more time to spend together as a family.  All this change will definitely rock your little boat, and we are especially sad to be taking you out of your wonderful day care, but we know you are just going to love living in Tulsa.

Over the past month, you've started doing so many new and cool things.  You have really discovered your voice - your teachers say you are the loudest baby in day care, despite being the smallest.  You've also really developed your motor skills, always reaching for things and putting them straight in your mouth (hence the bout of hand, foot, and mouth disease you are currently getting over).  You are rolling all around, and you are trying so hard to sit up by yourself.  You are such a strong-willed little guy, so I know you will be sitting on your own in no time!

Of all the things you do, my favorite is your sweet snuggles.  I know it's a bad habit, but I put you to bed each night after spending some time snuggling in my lap until you fall asleep.  I will be so sad when you are too big (and too cool) to cuddle at night, so I have to get those squeezes in while I can. 

Concentrating very hard on your toy

A very serious laugh session

Our first attempt at rice cereal. You're getting pretty good at it!

Snuggles before bed

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