Well, it's official.....Vivian is in her big girl crib now. I was a little teary eyed about not having her right next to me in the bassinet anymore, but I knew it was time to move on:) And what a great move it was....she slept 6 1/2 hours straight last night!
We had an official "crib passing down" ceremony (sorry, by invite only:). Henry loved getting in the crib with her and showing her the ropes. He even gave her the first "goodnight kiss" on her forehead to mark the occasion. Ah.....they are growing up so fast!
When Henry was a newborn, I used to spend hours taking pictures of him (as I'm sure you can remember:) But with two kids, life is a little busier! Tonight Viv and I were alone while Henry and Mike were working on the deck, so we had an impromptu photo-shoot!
Henry and Vivi are already best friends.....Henry is the best big brother! He loves to play with her. When Vivi is having "tummy time", Henry is right there with her. She had her one month doctor's appointment today, and she is already 10 pounds, 1 ounce! Apparently she is a great eater like her big brother. She is 22 1/2 inches long and the doctor said she is in perfect health (minus her little cold the last 2 weeks). One of the million kisses she gets on a daily basis from her loving big brother! This is a photo I took of Vivi just a few minutes ago.....She is still looking just like her Daddy!
Henry and I went on a "date" today.......The Butterfly Exhibit was open at the Frederik Meijer Gardens....he was a little weary of the huge butterflies all around him, but he warmed up to it and loved pointing them out to me.
It was a little cold out in the Children's Gardens, but he still had a great time. I love this picture of his little pouty face:)
His first walk over a suspended bridge...he did well! I couldn't believe how many kids Henry's age were there....he was saying "hi" to all the ladies, it was adorable. He seems to prefer blondes:)
They have a special kid-sized entrance to the Gardens....I wasn't sure if we would ever make it in the actual play area, he liked this gate so much.
I'm so excited we signed up to be members for a year....free admission to the Garden's anytime, along with free admission to all of the exhibits!!! I think we will be here at least a few times a week this summer while I am on maternity leave.
This made me laugh so hard....I didn't think he would actually stick his head through for a picture, but once he did it, he wouldn't leave. I had to rip him away multiple times to let the other kids get a photo and then he would just run right back to it!
It was a beautiful day to be outside! Henry enjoyed playing with Mike's cousins at Grandpa Frey's house.
He was quite proud of his egg dying skills! When we gave him one on Easter morning, he discovered they look better than they taste.....he gagged on it!
Helping Mom dye eggs.....
We dyed one pink one for his baby sister to be! Only 3 more weeks until the due date....
He was a bit of a rascal on Easter morning and wasn't very cooperative when it came to getting a picture of him all dressed up! He looked like a little man:) We are all moved in to our new house now, when I get some time and energy (probably 20 years from now) I will post some pics. Oh, and Henry is doing GREAT in his big boy bed and new room, we are so proud of him!
Tonight is our last night in our first house, and Henry's last night in his crib! Tomorrow night he will be in a big boy bed at the new house....wish him luck! Mike and I are very interested to see how this transition goes. We hope he goes to bed with the same ease and willingness he has done for the past 19 months.
Move over Henry, your new little sister is about to take this crib over!
I have been feeling really sentimental lately, getting sad that Henry is growing up so fast (I'm blaming it on the pregnancy hormones too:)). The other day for some reason he just wanted to cuddle with me, so I soaked up every minute! I know these days are numbered, so I wanted to capture it so I can remember it always.....