CATCH UP!!! November 2012
Here’s the next installment in my attempt to catch up on all I missed posting during my long blogging break. (You can read about October here.)
Henry played in a giant bin of oatmeal in his pajamas outside on the deck. (Squirrels love this game. They clean up the mess Henry leaves. )
We went to the Art Arbor Festival at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, which is just a few miles from our house. Henry was the guest drummer with the band and later rode a squirrel on the playground:
After the blast Henry had with the water table at the Science Fest in October, we knew we wanted to set up some kind of a water table for him at home. Fortunately, we discovered that a random plastic box (shoebox size) we owned fit perfectly into a milk crate we had in our backyard. Since then at least several times every week we fill the plastic box with water, set it into the crate and let Henry go to town splashing, scooping, stirring, and pouring. You gotta love Florida winters where water play is always appropriate!
At the end of the month we flew to Alabama for Thanksgiving. My mom’s side of the family gathered at her house in Montgomery. We had a FULL house, which was lovely and fun. Henry helped his Great-Grandaddy sweep the leaves in the back yard:
And Henry had so much fun getting rowdy and carousing with his second cousin (my cousin’s son), Robert, who is about three months younger than Henry. Here they are making beautiful music together:
We were missing a few who couldn’t make it to Montgomery for the holiday, but here is the crew who did make it:
(On the left that’s my cousin Sarah standing behind her boys Bobby and Dylan, then my cousin Joanna standing behind her husband Jason, Mom standing behind Cumbie and Henry, Aunt April behind Grandaddy, wife Kayla behind my cousin Brian and Robert, and me!)
And here’s my little family with Mom (Nana) and Grandaddy:
After a few days in Montgomery, we headed out to Wetumpka to see Cumbie’s family too. We took full advantage of being out in the country! We fed the neighbor’s goats:
That photo was taken mere moments before that horse mistook Henry knuckles for part of the apple Henry was feeding him. Henry got chomped pretty good and more than one of us shed tears. Despite his bad luck with the horse, Henry really wanted to keep the petting zoo experience going with this ginormous spider, but Mama said NO!!!
So Henry played some basketball with Daddy and Pops instead:
And pretended to drive Pops’s tractor:
And before we knew it, it was time to head home. Henry was a perfect angel on the plane ride home, with the help of plenty of complimentary peanuts.
And that was our November, in a nutshell!