Saturday, May 17, 2008

Henley at 9 months

This is the face Henley wakes up with almost every morning. She is SO happy all the time right now, and she is constantly smiling. Everywhere we go people comment on what a happy baby she is and how much she smiles.  The best part about this face is the snorting sound she makes as she squishes up her nose and flashes a HUGE gummy smile. Henley still has no teeth, but I hear this just makes for stronger baby teeth. I think people just tell me this so I won't worry that my child is abnormal. Does this apply to hair too?
Henley is very inquisitive (as seen from the above photo). She studies everything very intensely and mostly with her pointer finger.  She reminds me of E.T. --it's really cute.  
Oh, but she can be a little stinker too.  She will last about 10-15 minutes max on the floor, so therefore H is mobility challenged.  She wants to be held at all times and I just can't resist her pitiful little face. What a sucker I am.     
We are really enjoying this age, because Henley's spunky personality is coming out.  She waves bye-bye and speaks jibberish ALL the time.  She has the sweetest voice even when it is a high pitched squeal in public.  She loves attention and will stare strangers down until they finally acknowledge her presence.  It can be embarrassing if the strangers aren't really into babies no matter how cute they are.  She is such a little character, well that is what LuLu says all the time.
Henley changes so much everyday and we look forward to her new faces, walking, words, a tooth or two, and possibly even some hair.     

Taylor the Graduate

My sister, Taylor, graduated from UTK last week, so Henley and I made the trip back home. Henley loves Auntie Tatter! She laughs out loud at her every time she is around. We are so proud of her and all her accomplishments. She is as beautiful as she is talented.
Congrats! We love you very much!

Henley even got to spend some time with her Great Grandma. It was a week of family time that we desperately needed.

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

A funny thing happened on our nightly walk this week, we actually had something go our way. In Memphis, people put unwanted items on their front lawn and usually within minutes they are gone. We have definitely benefited from this in the past by dumping old computers, bookcases, etc. We never thought we would benefit in the opposite way, but we did this week. We (well, really Justin) spotted underneath a pile baby items ---a Peg car seat base. We scooped it up as quickly as possible and ran home to see if it worked. It did!! We were laughing hysterically about it. We really needed one because ours was stolen along with Justin's car.

Just a little dumb luck...