The Fall of the Henrys :-)

This season is so much fun. Fall is awesome. We’ve had an awesome few months… here’s our fun in photos!

KWU Pumpkin Carving night – Evie got to stay up late and come with! She loved it!

Pumpkin patch!

Our family in the windy Sunny Side patch.

Silas and Evie in their preschool day!

First day of school – sure wish either my children wanted to join me that day. BLERG.

My birthday! We had fun touring the city – Daimaru for sushi appetizers, Carlos for my teacher appreciation month free entree, and then Martinelli’s for my free dessert! Thanks, Logan, for tagging along with me on my silly adventures.

The cousins on Halloween! Sock monkeys and a Red Crayon!

Trail loves these kids so well. Love.

Olan cheesing it up so baaad.

Evie learned how to roll her tongue up. So proud!

One of my favorite fall traditions: shopping with momma for our birthdays! We splurged and got a hotel for Friday night, and shopped all day Saturday. So stinkin’ fun. Thanks to our men for letting us leave our babies with you! So worth it.

Evie picked a flower out of Grandma Henry’s garden for me. Awww.

A girl and her mom.

Olan in the corn bath. He loved it almost as much as water baths.

Patch fun!

Ain’t he cute?

My sweet little sock monkeys.

Grandpa Baldwin with the Evs!

CrossPoint Reunion hayrack ride

Some of my teacher friends out for lunch at inservice!

Garden of Giggles group!

Evie was begging to see her old friends… finally reunited!

Ready to inventory the loot.

Evie’s cute jack-o-lantern. The cookie made her night.

The putt-putt golf experience

Evie and Ava drawing… Evie LOVES her Ava friend, wow. She was so devastated with Ava had to leave. Love to see her have a ball!

Grandpa Henry reading to the kids. So adorable!

Cute little Olie!

Grandpa Baldwin with O

Sonic fun! Ninja turtle strong!

Our school costumes were adult coloring books… I was a unicorn!

Beautiful girl.

Olie and his daddy on the hayrack ride!

The lit Jack!

Oh the love these two have.

Going down the slide!

Our newest family addition: Revery Josephine Jansen – Holly and Ray’s little lady! Those cheeeeeeeeeks.

Freddy’s ice cream girl date!

Ice cream date – chocolate lovers unite.

Silas and Aunt Shauna “doing our nails” with playdough while visiting Great Grandma Crawshaw!

Bath time is a hit at the Henrys!

Look at that! She is such a pretty little monkey!

Ooo-aah!

KWU Trunk or treat!

Olan had such fun – look at that sweet little face of glee!

Olan meeting his new friend, Ariya!

Momma holding her babe while he drinks his last bottle. Sniffle.

Cole’s birthday party!

Evie loves her Trail!

Trail flying Olie around!

Trail and his Halloween costume… breaking out my old karate outfit… he he!

Tickles with daddy!

 

Grandpa Henry with Olie-monkey!

The murder mystery dinner party guests… we had fun playing “real” Clue!

Our murder mystery dinner party was a hit! I was Eliza Black – the black widow. Ooooh.

KWU Pumpkin Carving crowd

Me with my monkeys!

Garden of Giggles Reunion!

This morning was an event that Evie and I (and I’m sure Olan and Logan too) have been looking forward to for a few weeks: The Garden of Giggles Reunion! We were lucky enough to be hosts this time, and we had a ball seeing all of our pals from the good old days. 🙂 So glad that our guest of honor, Jamie, was able to make it, the moms got to hang out for awhile amidst the pandemonium around us, and the kids were in the zone with some much needed time together. We got to eat a few breakfast snacks, decorate pumpkins, create with some playdough, and of course just PLAY! It was great to have you all here today. Such great memories made! (A big thanks to Greyson, Manny, Lorenzo, and Brooklyn for being crowd control too! Ha!)

O: Year 1

This one year business is legit… my little buddy is one year old now.

Olan bae has really come a long way since month eleven. He is finally fine with picking up his own food and chomping on it himself! It’s a miracle! What progress he has made! He is drinking through a straw, and has given up the bottles very effortlessly it seems. This last week I have cuddled up with him while he drinks away the last of the good stuff from the freezer before bed. I am going to miss this phase in a way! But also so thankful to put away washing bottles and the like for awhile. We made it a whole year, the goal has been reached! Praise the Lord.

I love the emerging little dude that we’ve seen this month… the other day, all the way from his room he heard the tickle ruckus that daddy and Evie were creating in the living room and crawled his whole self into where his family was and joined in on the fun. He turns the pages of books and loves to touch and feel and flip and peek around in books. I have thoroughly enjoyed this with him! He’s pointing at specific things (the light whenever he gets his diaper changed), trying to say words (not real successful yet!), is the hungriest hippo in the west (he loves to watch me cook, just like his sissy, and will pace and moan in the kitchen until you give him a handout or pick him up), his adventurous side has him crawling under beds to get stuff, he’s got a calloused knee from crawling all over tarnation (his peg leg crawl is pretty adorable), and he’s taken a special interest in cars and balls and hammers.

The good-bye wave is finally coming along, he gives high fives without a thought, he points at what he wants, he can show you his hair, he is beginning to understand basic commands like go get it and come here, water is still his favorite method of mess making, he knows how to throw his food (not cool… already had a few hand slaps to stop this naughty habit before it begins!), and he loves making noises into Evie’s karaoke microphone. He’s all of 26 pounds and 32 inches tall!

His top two teeth are now IN (he is much more apt than Evie was to lett us know he’s getting a new tooth), he sleeps like a doll, is a happy human being (unless he’s hungry and sees that you have food you might be depriving him of), and loves giving real hugs and reaching for people he loves! I will take a big bear hug any day from this sweet bear of mine. Gosh darn it, Olan. I love you! Happy birthday little buddy.

Disclaimer: This photo shoot was probably one of the worst I’ve had. Olie was so squirrelly and would NOT smile one little bit. He just pranced around with his face to the ground or a rock in his mouth and whined the whole time until I got a snack out. So the only smiles you see are ones where he’s stuffed his face with Teddy Grahams. Little punk! Ha ha! I am disappointed that his one year old pictures didn’t turn out magical, but these will have to do for now. Better luck next time, dude.

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