Monday, September 29, 2008

Yeah, he's a boy.

Ever since this past Tuesday, Henry has new a hobby:
making farting noises with his mouth.

I know this is something most babies do on and off, but he is nonstop some days; if he's awake, he's making that noise. In fact, this morning around 4.30am I was awakened by a laughing Johann and a fart noise making Henry. Lately when Henry wakes up he plays in his crib for a bit and the past few days that includes making this noise the entire time. I can't prove it, but I swear Josh and Rachel taught him to do this-though Rachel says it must have been Josh because she didn't do it! But come on, I go to pick him up Tuesday from their house and all of the sudden its all he wants to do. Very suspicious.

So without further adieu here is a video of Henry's
"new morning routine":

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Johann turned a whopping 24 this past Tuesday! What an old man ;)

It was so nice to celebrate Johann's first birthday with Henry here. Much better than his last birthday when I was in my first trimester. Unfortunately, the day started out with Johann having to go to work and then I had to go to class. After we went to Carabbas for dinner with Bryan and Natalie. Thanks to Johann's parents for paying for the dinner! Then we headed back to our apartment for presents and cake.

Johann made off pretty well. Natalie and Bryan got him a deck of spanish cards and the new Brian Wilson CD with DVD-pretty sure its his favorite present since he's watched the DVD about four times and has kept the CD playing in the car since he got it. So thank you! Henry got him a 'Brian Wilson Surf Club' hat (notice a theme to this birthday) and I got him a messenger bag (hey, he asked for it for his church notebooks and what not, I'm not trying to metrocize him) and an MP3 player. To wrap up the evening we had cake and played Pick up Sticks-none of us had played it in forever-but it was pretty fun!

On a more personal note, anyone who knows us, knows we're not very good with PDA and that I'm pretty bad about expressing certain kinds of feelings but I do was to say that I am so grateful to be married to the most kind, sweet and good man I know. He does so much for our family. He is so good to me- every morning when I hop in the shower (usually after he's already off to work) and see that he's put my loofa in front of his just so I don't have to take his off to get to mine, I'm reminded of just how sweet he is and how much I love him. Thank you sweetheart. I hope to share so many more birthdays with you!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

California here we come!...or came and went rather...

This past weekend we took a trip to California to go to a Brian Wilson concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It was my present to Johann for our 1 year anniversary since we didn't get to do much on the actual day (Henry was just five days old!).

So we left early Friday morning and Henry was actually really great on the car ride. I think he's figured these trips out and realizes that sleeping is probably the best use of his time during them. Thank goodness for that!

Friday night we mostly rested from the trip and I did a little shopping with my mom for something to wear for our family portrait. I'll probably be posting some of the three different family portrait sessions we've done since Henry was born in another post. Geezo.
Saturday morning we took a family portrait with all my brothers and mom; the photographer was a little whacky but they turned out pretty good anyway. A
After that, we went to Riverside with my mom and brother Jacob to have lunch at Johann's parents and see the rest of the BYU game. Must have been a sad day for UCLA. Then we headed to Downy to see the Rafferty's who have been family friends since forever. Their dog Dandy is a little people shy and while sniffing Henry's feet, Henry actually 'growled' at the dog and the poor thing ran away into the other room. Oh Henry...
Jacob took us to a nearby 'park and ride' so we wouldn't have to deal with parking and traffic while my mom, Karen, Shannon and Jacob stayed in Downey with Henry. Thank you for watching him! We boarded the bus and we were off to the Hollywood Bowl.

Neither of us had ever been so it was pretty hilarious to see the Hollywood Bowl crowd with their cheap wine and plastic whine glasses, hanging out on picnic blankets. Maybe I've been in Utah for too long, but there was SO MUCH BOOZE! Johann joked that he was starting to feel a little tipsy just from the smell. We got to see the ramification of all the alcohol as the concert went on, you know, people dancing crazy, singing loudly, accidentally punching people in the head...wait, is that normal? Anyway, it was pretty interesting.

People looking over at drunk guy who got a little too dance crazy and hit someone in the head
Despite all of that, the concert was lots of fun! We even ran into one of Johann's friends from High school! First the LA Phil played a movement from the Marriage of Figaro, then one from Bach's toccata fugue in D minor and something from Gershwin I had never heard before. Then Brian Wilson and his band came out and they all played one of his new songs together. The majority of the concert were Brian Wilson/Beach Boys classics. It was so neat to see him up there performing all the songs he's written over the years-so talented! Then at the end there was an awesome fireworks finally-way better than I expected. We got some shirts and headed back on the bus and both fell asleep. Man were we pooped. We've turned into late night sissys but I guess parenthood will do that :)

Aside from Johann getting sick the next day we had a really fun weekend, it was nice to go to the concert on a date, I think the first one since Henry's been born! It was a good trip and we can't wait until we get to move back to California for good!

Such a little man!

No, this entry isn't about Napoleon, it's about Henry! We were getting ready to leave the other day and when I looked at him in his carseat I realized he in was in the exact same outfit he had been in one of the first times we took pictures of him in the carseat. So, I took a couple just to compare-and holy moly has he grown! He's turning into such a little man, I just can't believe it!

Henry at 4 weeks old
Henry at 3 1/2 months old
Classic Henry face in both though-haha.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Simonds Look-alike Meter

Way to go us! We're so synergistic!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mr. Giggles

I think Henry's laugh is hilarious and thought I'd share the hilarity.