Monday, November 21, 2011
We took Henry to the mall to get his photo with Santa! This holiday season has been so fun because Henry's totally intrigued by everything. He's saying, "HOHOHO!" and "SANTA-FROSTY!" every time he sees anything green, red, and white. Christmas is ten times more fun when you have a kid who gets really into it.
Ok so funny, Henry couldn't wait to get on Santa's lap but once he was there he refused to look him in the eye. He'd slowly turn his head to look at Santa and then quickly face forward once he noticed the huge amount of beard all up in his face. This guy's not a totally convincing Santa, I know, but hey this experience was FREE. Like a baby can tell the difference between a legit Santa and the one they hired for $8 an hour anyway.
When Santa asked Henry what he wanted for Christmas he said, "Ball-balls". Got that Santa? Kid wants Ball-Balls.
Posted by alliehallmarr at 6:34 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I realized the other day that I've never posted photos of Henry's new room. What a tragedy in the Gma and Gpa department! I think I spend the most amount of time rearranging Henry's room, I don't know it's like the rest of the house overwhelms me. Isn't it funny that we put so much thought and time into something that our babies will probably not even remember?
Posted by alliehallmarr at 12:54 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Last weekend we biked downtown to watch the Rock and Roll Marathon. I think over 26,000 people came to Savannah to run so streets were shut down and the park was packed. Henry had a lot of fun dodging in and out of the large crowds and shrieking at random babies/dogs.
Watching everyone run got me thinking seriously about running a (half) marathon. I've never really been interested in the idea, even though I've been really into running for about a year. But I don't know, there's just something empowering about seeing so many people running together while a large crowd cheers them on. Also? I think for the first time in my life I could actually handle the distance (13 miles) and that feels really good.
I remember when I first started running again last year I could barely run two miles without feeling like I was going to die. Now I'm able to run 11.5 miles and I can slowly feel my body adjusting to the distance which means in a few months I'll hopefully be able to run further. It feels good looking back and seeing how far I've come.
Posted by alliehallmarr at 12:53 PM
Monday, November 14, 2011
Ever since I started grad school, Henry gets two full nights a week with his dad. It's so good for him! I think the one on one time has been so beneficial. I don't know, it's just different when I'm around. Like, he'd only want to climb all over me even though we'd just spent all day together. I'm sick of me after a whole day, you'd think he'd be too. I don't get it. Also, he'd get all upset if Garrison kissed me in front of him and did this thing where he'd call for G and then yell, "NO DANK UM!" (no thank you) once he came into the room. Garrison is an amazing dad and Henry obviously loves him, so why the games?
I was getting kind of worried about how Henry was acting until recently when I noticed a change. I don't know what caused it all to click but it has and it's awesome! Now Henry hears Garrison locking his bike downstairs and he drops everything and runs wild to the door screaming, "DADAAAAA!" He pushes our faces together and makes us kiss, the whole time watching us with huge eyes and this little smirk. He calls "DADA! PAPA!" and then "UP?!" with outstretched arms as G walks up to him.
I love these two <3
Posted by alliehallmarr at 7:52 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
feeding the "dotes"
rooting for our pig: #4 lindsey lo-ham (also: christina hog-ulara, hamma montana, and brittany spare ribs hardyharhar)
lindsey loham looses.
why we don't have to pay for rides. LOOK at the people on the bench. their faces! i'm dying!
first cotton candy for grandma zoe <3
first elephant ear for grandpa mike <3
best of both worlds
2nd picture: henry's all like, "WHALE".
This was Henry last year at this same fair. How does he still fit into this jacket? Magic?
Posted by alliehallmarr at 8:13 PM