Saturday, October 28, 2006

Hobo Halloween

Well, I've been on a bit of a John Hodgman kick the past few days - I finished his book and saw him in person at the Regulator. Here is a night image of a Hobo jack-o-lantern I carved. This sign means "It is time for hoboes to take over the United States government"
Coincidentally, it also makes a nice homage to Henry

Photo update to State Fair entry

There are indeed a few pics from our State Fair fun before the batteries died

Here is one of Alex and Henry with Curious George - definitely Henry's favorite TV show (in fact, the only show that interests him)

And here is the farmboy longing to frolic with the chickens

Monday, October 23, 2006

Our State Fair is the best state fair in our state!

We went out to the State Fair this past Thursday, better known as canned food night. You get in free with 4 cans of food. It was crowded to say the least. It was a big family outing with Nana Jean, Nana Kathy (or Nonni as Henry calls her), Aunt Jen, Cousins Alex and Molly, Henry, Rachel and Danny. Henry got to ride the carousel and Alex rode the Dragon Wagon and other fun rides.
We hit the local food concessions and Danny and I split the Hungry Man dinner of 1/4 a chicken, 1/4 lb BBQ, a ham biscuit and three sides for $10 - a real deal at the fair. The maple cotton candy is still my favorite dessert and I had to throw out the rest of my third package which had become flattened and brick-like. We would have pictures to share but our batteries died.
The highlight for Henry was seeing all the farm animals. We had to carry him away from the chicken coop which is sat in front of and waved to the chickens. He loved the cows - especially enjoyed the gallon of pee that just missed us from the rear of quite possibly the largest cow I have ever seen. Whew - that was a close one! He then tried to break in to the sheep corral which Danny had to run interference on. Overall - I think we have ourselves a little farm boy trapped in the city. Alex and Molly also enjoyed the animals and the 664 pound pumpkin. A long evening of family fun was topped off by being trapped in the fair while waiting for the fireworks to end and then getting herded out with thousands of pushy, tired people - we had two babystrollers and a wheelchair and no one showed any mercy. It won't stop us from going back next year - we might just have to make a fuller, earlier day of it.
**The profound title lyrics above are from the Hammerstein musical Our State Fair.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

New Videos on YouTube

This one is of Henry delighting in the miracle of popcorn

And here is another of the loquacious little man

And finally, Henry's drinking problem
Can you hear in my voice that it's 7:30 AM?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Henry on the phone

Here is my first experiment with AudioBlogger, and probably my last, only because is discontinuing the free service

this is an audio post - click to play

Monday, October 02, 2006

More Baby Frances

To wrap up our weekend we saw baby Frances again. Henry met her for the first time and enjoyed giving her kisses. We realized later that we didn't get any pictures of Frances and her parents, but we do have one with her Grandma and with her cousin.

Playground time

Besides playing with other kids, Henry got attacked by green cupcakes, went down a slide with Daddy and rode a "horsey" with Mom.

busy weekend

We spent this weekend in Richmond visiting cousins Ella and Jack. We were celebrating Jack's 2nd birthday. It was lots of fun and the kids got to know each other all over again.