Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Herding Henry.

I'm sure you've all heard the saying about "that was as hard as herding cats". There are lots of days when I feel like just about the only thing I really do is Herd Henry. He loves to run. "I wunnin! I fast!" he calls out to you as he leaves you eating his dust. That boy is on the go. And I'm beginning to suspect that my little jumping ginger might be at least one quarter kangaroo.

I really think he might be trying to initiate some kind of toddler Olympics, because after the running and the jumping became regular Henry events he decided to throw some "wimming" (swimming) into the mix.

And these days if he's not running, he's falling. On purpose. And only after you've been clearly instructed to "Watch, Mommy, watch!".

I can't believe our boy will be turning two in just a little over 2 months. There really isn't an experience on earth that can compare with watching a little human (that's half your DNA) grown and learn and turn into an actual little person. I'm loving it. We definitely have a little boy on our hands now (complete with own new rock collecting tendencies).

I've been trying to keep a list of things on my phone of what Henry is saying and doing these days. It's honestly the only way I can remember them all. And since I don't keep a typical baby book for Henry (we print off the blog in book form once a year) I really do try to remind myself to write on here about what it's like with Henry, how he's changing. It's blowing me away how well he's talking all of the sudden. Here are a few of the most common Henry-isms we hear around the Zuill house:

"I do dat."

"What doing, Mommy? What doing?"

"Soddy, _______, Soddy!" (soddy=sorry: fill the blank to fit whoever's foot Henry might have just run over in his CozyCoupe.)

"I dancin'! I singin'!"

"It's fast! Whoa, whoa, whoa!" (this was mostly in reference to the NYC subway- he loved it!)

When asked what he wants for breakfast he states "Chicken! Annnndddd....cookies!" (p.s. He doesn't even really love chicken. Crazy baby.)

"I wud ya!" (I love you). He can say the 3 words separately just fine but when he puts them together it's always "I wud ya". The best.

Wha numba this? (interpreted to mean: What number is this?) We work on alphabet flashcards- plus he loves Super Why- so he's focused on the alphabet. He says this any time he's sees numbers or letters.

"Daddy/Mommy, ere ah you? (where are you). I seeeeee you!"

He's is doing so well with his manners. It really made me proud today at Trader Joe's when the sweet cashier gave Henry some stickers and he said "Tank ya!" without being prompted. And he gets his pleases and welcomes in there too.

He's definitely growing up. And it's happening just as fast as everyone said it would.

He's even learning fast enough to know that beautiful Harper is really the one in charge of their relationship. Even when she piles beads around his neck and fancies him up with lipstick. But I guess he collected his reward in the end. Little Cassanova.


holly said...


Unknown said...

Thanks Holly! Hopefully we'll see you soon!

Jacqui Wright said...

He's changed so much since we saw him in June! He is so like his Daddy at that age. A beautiful boy, and such lovely photos you share --- thank you. xxx

Unknown said...

Thank you Jacqueline! He is Will Zuill made over, isn't he?

Unknown said...

Wowza... Henry is a little boy! I've been following your blog for about a year + now and wow, Henry is so big. In this last post he looks bigger than he did on the one in July.

Such a precious boy... mine is 9 months and I see the change every day. We need to enjoy them every minute, they grow so fast. Thank you for allowing us to see Henry grow.