Tuesday, June 30, 2009


My name is Henry, and I pooped in the shower today. Mama said that's not a good idea. I asked her if we only go poopy in our pants and she said, "yes...for now. Until this weekend. Look, its complicated, just don't go poopy in the shower anymore."

I'll gut it out,

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hank Aaron


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sleep Over and Bathroom Update

Cartoon breakfast! My pal Patrick got to stay over night with me last night! His mom and dad had to go out of town, so we were lucky enough to be able to have him stay at our house. Right now he's teaching me the joys and intricacies of Scooby Doo!

The bathroom remodel is trucking along, after a break last week. Our contractor, Cameron, had a brand new baby boy last week so he took the week off to enjoy the new addition to his family. This week has been a behind the scenes week. You know, one of those week where its electrical work and plumbing and it doesn't look like anything has happened but really, a lot of things have happened. For example, the tile has arrived. The sinks have arrived. Instead of one fan that doesn't work, we now have two fans that work. Mom got an outlet by her sink with 4-plugs now, and the hole has been cut for her new medicine cabinet. The shower and tub have all been "plumbed", whatever that is, and the drain has been moved on the shower floor so its centered in the space. So far we're loving all of it, and impressed with the progress!

Nothing great, nothing gross,

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Movie Night!

Sleep over with Patrick!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Archives - Month 36

Dear Henry,

Happy 3rd birthday Buddy! You're three now. Gotta stop telling people you're 2. This could take a while. I know its hard to get used to. I even told someone I was 36 the other day. Ugh.

For your monthly update this month, I'm going to recap your birthday for you. This was one to remember...or forget...depending on how you want to look at it. I had the day planned to perfection, and was confident it would go off with out a hitch. I mean, why wouldn't it? I made you a tractor cake, with hay, just like you wanted. That was your only birthday request. Well, besides also wanted no one to acknowledge your birthday, or even say the word birthday in your presence. In fact the whole week before your birthday you would get mad if someone mentioned birthday, you told me you didn't want anyone to sing to you, and that you didn't want to blow out your candles. When someone asked you who's birthday it is, you would say, "It isn't any body's." Why I didn't listen to you, why I didn't heed these warnings you were sending me...I'll never know.

We took all your pals, including Patrick, Palmer, Frannie, Lucy, and Rosaleen, and your cousins LC, Presley, and Cody to the Hennepin County Fair. You loved it so much last year that we decided it would be a great place to celebrate your birthday. When we arrived we went straight to your favorite thing...fire trucks! But you wouldn't get too close, and you didn't want to sit in them, and you wanted to be held the whole time. Dude, you're knockin' on 40lbs. I physically can't hold you for extended periods anymore.

Then you said you wanted to head on over to the petting zoo area. But when we got there you wouldn't go in, you wanted to be held, and you screamed in terror (no exaggeration) when a goat stuck his head out of the fence in your direction. So then we headed to get something to eat, but you said you didn't want to eat anything. This was about the same time I remembered you wouldn't eat breakfast either, and that you haven't eaten all day. You don't have blood sugar issues, but who doesn't get extremely cranky when they're hungry?

So then you wanted to ride on some of the rides. And I thought great, let's do a few rides. Surely you'll ride the boats around and maybe even want to drive the cars. As all the kids were getting measured to make sure they were the correct height, and loading into the ride...you walked away and completely, totally, 100%-ly melted dddoooooooowwwwwwwnnnnnn. There went that perfect day...flying out the window. Then, Mommy (me) looked over at you, picked you up, and proceeded to melt ddddoooowwwnnnn. We left all your pals with plenty of ride tickets, and headed out to the parking lot, got in the car, and drove home.

Upon our arrival, you headed straight for two rounds of time out. During the second round, I walked in and you immediately told me you were sorry. No prompting this time. I also brought you a PB&J. We sat up there, and relived what just happened, and talked about how that just wasn't a good idea. You promised we could be friends again and that you would be a good boy the rest of the day. We than came back down stairs, and you even told auntie Niki you were sorry. I was so proud of you, and you kept that promise the entire day.

After about an hour or so, the gang came back to our house from the fair for some cake. You said you didn't want anyone to sing, so there was no song. You said you didn't want to blow out candles, so there were not candles. You even said you didn't want your presents, but thankfully your cousin Cody and Palmer talked you off the cliff on that one, and you enjoyed each and every gift. You exclaimed, "Oh my gosh!" every time you opened one up. It was hysterical and ended up being a great day. You and I even snuck off in the corner and you blew out candles on your slice of cake. It was a great moment.

So far, we're 2 for 3 on birthdays. But like Martina said, if crazy stuff hadn't happened, we probably never would remember your third birthday at all. One day we'll think it was the funniest thing that's ever happened. For the record, next year if you still don't want to have a birthday, I promise I'll listen. We'll spend a quite day at home. Maybe invite just a couple of your buddies. But I promise, no singing, no candles, and no attention. None. But maybe just one present.

Love you booger, Mama

Sunday, June 21, 2009

At the Beach With Auntie Niki

At the beach with auntie niki!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Painting Dinasours

Painting dinasours!

Thursday, June 18, 2009



Monday, June 15, 2009

Picasso, Eat Your Heart Out

Happy Monday! Here's a new fun thing that I keep meaning to tell you guys about. I love to "paint" in the shower. Daddy puts a bit of shaving cream on the shower door and I have a few tools that I use as brushes, and I paint away. I could do this all day long, or at least until the hot water runs out.

Speaking of showers, here's the latest photo of the new shower in Mom and Dad's bathroom. The shower area, bench area, and new built in shelving area was framed in last week. Mom is so happy and excited! I'm a bit concerned there won't be a place for me to paint, but hopefully they think of me and my budding talents.

There are many ears in the cornfield,

PS - My cousins, LC, Presley, and Cody arrived today....baton down the hatches!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Snow Cones!

Snow cones!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Project Remodel

Hey guys! Look at how goofy my mom's hair is in this picture! She was walking around all day looking like that and we all made a pact not to tell her. It was the greatest. This picture was taken a couple weeks ago at the horse racing track. Mom is feeding Joey. We're starting him young!

Today begins a new segment on Hank's Dream chronicling the remodel of the bathroom in my parents bedroom. We'll be tracking the ups and downs, the progress, and hopefully sooner than later, the grand reveal. What can I say...I got a little designer in me. Below please take a look at the before and during photos:

The whole kit and caboodle,

PS - Happy Birthday to Miss Molly today! I'd give ya smoocher if I was there!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Spring Vacation

Hey all! I'm back from my vacation in Aberdeen with G&G E! Its great to be home, but don't get me wrong...I could've stayed another week...or two. I thought I'd give you a quick recap of all of the adventures I had. Full discloser - these aren't ALL the adventures but its a good batch!

Grandpa took me to his work to show me around. I loved chasing the birds, and exploring the Old Great Hall, and of course practicing being a professor. It wouldn't be a spring vacation without helping Grandma water her flowers. And of course Grandpa always gets me the biggest and best toys.

Thank you to G&G E for an amazing week filled with playing in the park, picnicing, and lots and lots of ice cream! Can't wait for next year! Let's bring Joey!

Bred and buttered,

Friday, June 05, 2009

Picnic With Grandma

I lov u mama!

Another Picnic With Grandma

We are picnicing!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Supper in Abber

Just to let you know i am eating

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Is it dancing? Aerobics? Piano playing? Who is the videographer? Have they been tapping the whiskey in the cupboard a little early? Enjoy!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Daddy Caught a Stove!

Daddy caught a burner from a stove!

Annual Vacation

Hi from Henry having lunch! Today marks the beginning of my annual vacation week with G&G E! We have a lot planned and will keep you up to date as best we can!

The light at the end of the tunnel,

PS - Do you think I'm growing out of my high chair? Maybe just a little.

Too Big for My Chair