Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Interview with a 5 Year Old: Henry

I thought it would be fun to interview Henry at age 5.  I've wanted to do this before, but never got around to it.  Henry is our spunky, spirited, sensitive, and playful boy.  The best way to describe Henry is he LOVES TO PLAY!  He could play with toys uninterrupted for hours.  I love that he can entertain himself and be happy doing it.  He is also good at playing with others.  He gets along great with Bennett and gets along great with SK if it is ONLY 2 of them.  If the 3rd is in the mix..no way Jose'.

Henry does not enjoy cleaning up his gigantic playing messes.  He will always fake an injury or say he is sick when it's time to clean-up.  We love his funny personality!  Henry is super smart always asking questions and wanting to learn.  He could really care less about writing.  Maybe he will be more interested in it once school starts.  He LOVES books and being read to.

Here are a few questions I asked Henry today:

How old are you? 5

What is your favorite color? blue

What is your favorite animal? shark

What is your favorite food? broccoli

What is your favorite fruit? apples

What is your favorite candy? M&Ms

Who is your best friend? Jake

What is your favorite thing to do? play

Where do you go to school? St. Paul's

What is your favorite thing about church? Sunday School

What is your favorite thing about school? Toys

What makes a person nice? hug

What do you want to be when you grow up? Fireman

What does a fireman do? put out fires, help people and be strong

What is your favorite place to go? Kid City

What are you really good at? putting on stuff

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great Wolf Lodge

Henry has been asking for 4 solid months if he could go to Great Wolf Lodge for his birthday.  He didn't want a party...only GWL!  He would talk about his party at GWL and all that he was going to do before we ever even thought we would go.  He was so persistent and pretty much just KNEW he would go.  

We knew we needed to make the trip happen when one day Bennett said "y'all can take all the money in my piggy bank to take Henry to GWL."  How sweet and selfless of our big boy! So, we planned the quick trip.  We made up a sheet of pictures of GWL and Henry unwrapped it.  He was so excited!

We drove over Saturday morning, arrived at Rainforest Cafe at 11:45 and had a fun lunch.  

This is how sister felt about the animals at GWL

Family photo at Rainforest Cafe

They came out and sang to Henry.  He didn't love it.

He did LOVE this cupcake!

our precious 3.

Next, we headed straight to GWL!  You are able to go to the water park beginning at 1pm the day of check-in. We were excited that our room was ready at 1 so we were able to unload and get changed in our room.  We didn't take a camera or phone to the park the first day.  Too much to keep up with!

Cute wolf ears.  Henry got a special birthday one!
After about 2 hours, they were done with the water.  They wanted to do all the other fun stuff. Thankfully, Rebecca gave Henry a Pup Pass so that he could do some other fun things.  It included the arcade, build-a-bear, cub club, candy, and a sweet glitter tattoo.  Neil stayed in the room and tried to get SK down for a nap.  She wasn't having it!

arcade fun!

Henry chose a pillowcase to color.

Bennett chose a t-shirt at Cub Club.

So fun!

Henry chose a dragon at the build-a-bear,

Bennett chose a wolf.

We went back to the room to get Neil and SK for dinner.  We went to the magic show in the lobby and grabbed a pizza.  We ate and then got changed for another round of water fun!  Bedtime came easy for the boys, but not so much for SK.  She screamed until about 1 am for no reason.  We were so glad that we were ext to a stairwell on one side so we didn't wake our neighbors!

Up and at 'em on Sunday morning!  We ate breakfast and enjoyed our last couple of hours at the waterpark.  It was so much fun!

Checkers in the lobby with my biggest boy!

Henry and SK loved the jet ski water squirters

Henry was a pro at these slides (the only slides he could do.)

She is so sweet!

Lazy river was SK's favorite.  She would just sit on the tube with me and cruise.

We saw Curtis from Tech there!

Finally! We got a family pic!

We saw Violet on our way out!

Don't worry...we didn't forget our tatts!  They only last  ONE WEEK!

It is so fun making memories as a family of 5.  It's fun to do our own thing!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bennett goes to 2nd grade!

I just can't believe Bennett is in BIG 2nd grade!  How on earth is my first born baby boy in 2nd grade?  He is excited and he said "10% nervous."  Gone are the cute pottery barn kids backpacks and lunch boxes and here are the Texas Rangers backpack and Saints lunchbox.  He is happy!

We are excited about Mrs. G!

Bennett's first year to be in class with his buddy, Logan!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Family Heirloom

Janine and Richard were going through Gigi's house and came across a ring.  They were so sweet to have it cleaned up and had a diamond added for Sarah Kathryn!  She will get it for her senior ring!  I love family history!  I have a ring that was my great-grandmothers for my senior ring and I still wear it.  
so pretty!  It has 2 sapphires the sides.

She already loves it!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Henry's 5th birthday!

Sweet Henry is 5 years old!!!  This sweet thing has been wanting to be 5 for as long as I can remember.  That's the thing about being the younger in your class with a summer birthday...everyone turns 5 and you are still 4!  His teacher wanted to celebrate his birthday at school in April so he has been confused about his birthday for the past 4 months. He would wake up everyday and ask "Am I 5 now?" Our boy is finally 5!  

Since Henry's party is his Great Wold Lodge trip...we just had pizza and cake at the house with family and a couple friends.  He was thrilled!  He picked out a paw patrol cake from Wal-Mart and was good to go.  Talk about EASY!

Birthday Morning!
Thrilled with his Paw Patrol t-shirt and Rocky
What's in the box?  A Great Wolf Lodge certificate!
Birthday pancakes for the 5 year old!
Someone was ticked that it wasn't her birthday.

A new bike for the birthday boy was in order!

We enjoyed lunch at Chick-Fil-A.  I made funfetti cupcakes and he loved them.  We saw some of our pre-school buddies there and we shared the rest of the cupcakes.
He counted down the hours until his party!  Nana and Granddad were the first to arrive.  I was really proud of myself for being so laid back.   Whenever anyone showed up with a present I let him open it.  And you know what?  It was way better than having 10 presents to open at once.  He got to enjoy each gift and then THANK the person who gave it to him.  YAY!

He was so excited!

Drew and Jake gave him a bag full of fun!

Mr. Glenn (our neighbor) gave him  a singing M&M. How sweet.

Thanks Pops and Carolyn!

Henry and William

So happy!

This cake was delish and he loved it!

New paw patrol pajamas from Gammy

Henry loves Amy and Daniel!  

Thanks for coming, Carol!

A BIG YAY!  Janine and Richard brought the chandelier over and Daniel put it up in SK's room!  Talk about a wonderful gift!!  Thank you, Daniel!

Granddad and Bennett

I love a family pic.

Henry was thrilled to have Gammy there.

Aunt B and the birthday boy

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