Monday, December 31, 2012


We've had a wonderful few days on Captiva Island.  We have been doing a lot of the beach, pool and just hanging out.  The first two days we had a little rain and the 3rd day was cool(65 for a high), but our last day was PERFECT!  Other than the activities mentioned above we did take a ferry to Cabbage Key for a "cheeseburger in paradise".  Along the way we got to see several dolphins.  So neat!  Here are some of my favorite pictures...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Henry - 3 months

Henry, You are 3 months today!
Just look at your cute smile...
Pretty blue eyes
Chubby cheeks and dimples.
You are still a big boy!  I don't know exactly how much you weigh but I would guess around 15 1/2-16 

Eating-  You are eating every 3 hours or so.  It seems like more frequently the last 10 days while we have been on vacation.

Sleeping-  You are still a random napper, but hopefully that will become more consistent over the next month.  You had been sleeping all night before we left for our 2 vacations, but have gotten up some since we've been away from home.  I'm hoping once you are back in your own bed you will be sleeping consistently all night!  Before we left you were sleeping from 7:30-8 until 6-6:30am.

Personality-  You love to socialize.  You are constantly trying to "talk" to us with all your coo's and you give us big smiles all the time.  You are getting easier and easier and really feel like a part of our family now.  It is hard to imagine life before Henry!  We love you!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas in South Dakota

We had a wonderful few days in South Dakota just hanging out, laughing, playing and enjoying being around family.  We arrived late Friday night.  Saturday the boys played out in the snow twice.  Sunday afternoon we headed to Grandma Rose's in MN for Christmas at her house.  Isn't her tree so pretty?  The boys had a great time playing with all of their cousins.  It was good to see family that we only see 1-2 per year.

Christmas Eve we went to church at 4pm.  After church we enjoyed Chicken Enchiladas for dinner(thank you Ashley) and opened presents from each other.  The boys are at such a fun age and so excited about each and every gift.  It was really fun to watch them have so much joy!

 Christmas morning we opened stockings and had a nice brunch.  In the afternoon we headed to Todd's dad house, but I didn't get any pictures.

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas thoughts by James

James was asked the following questions at preschool this week so I thought I would share his answers.

Why do we celebrate Christmas?
Because we play in the snow.

Who is Jesus?
A part of the world.

Where was Jesus born?
In Christmas

Who came to visit baby Jesus when he was born?
The angels

Why do we put up Christmas trees?
Because we celebrate Christmas.

What is on top of your Christmas tree?  Why?
I not have a top of Christmas tree.  (This is true.  We don't have a Christmas tree topper.)

Why do we give each other presents?
Because it's Christmas

What is your favorite Christmas song?
Jingle Bells

If I had never seen or heard of Santa, how would you explain to me who he is?
You need to be good

How old is Santa?
I don't anytime

Where does Santa get his toys?
From the North Pole.

Are you on Santa's good list or bad list?  How do you know?
Good list because it's Christmas day

What are the names of Santa's reindeer?

How do reindeer fly?
They go up

Where is the North Pole?
Far far away

If you could wish for one thing for Christmas what would it be?
A toy

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Henson Christmas

We celebrated Christmas with my parents early this year since they were in NYC the weekend of the 15th and we left for SD on the 21st.  The boys are at such a fun age this year.  They get so excited over every single gift.  The highlights were a new fire station house(think dollhouse for boys),personalized sleeping bags, and a campfire set with pretend fire and s'mores.  We got so many great gifts for the boys that we had to put some in "storage" to bring out on a rainy day. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012