Henry’s such a lucky boy, he got to celebrate his birthday twice. When the singing started and he got more cake, you could tell he was thinking, “I could get used to this.” Grandma Anita baked him a special Elmo cake:

Elmo cake

Which he ate with gusto (and without a shirt).

Elmo cake eat

So much gusto, in fact, we had to pop him into a post-cake bath. There was some fingerpainting and body art going on with the frosting.

cake bath

He got a ton more presents, including his very first tricycle from his uncle Jon. Henry loves his bike, though he “rides” it by crawling up, patting it, and having someone push him around. I’m sure things will change once his feet can reach the pedals.


We had a bit of a scare driving home from the party when a car ran a red light and hit the passenger’s side of our car. Fortunately, everyone was okay (save J’s possibly cracked rib), but the car might not make it.


Henry weathered everything fantastically and seemed to think the sirens and lights and the little red dog the firemen gave him were just extensions of his birthday celebrations. Plus, we got to open more presents the next morning, including a sweet tent with tunnel from Grandma Glenda.


I know it’s cliched, but it’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since we met this great guy.

henry born