Henry goes EVERYWHERE with me which means that he gets to hear just about every story I read to the other kids. I noticed today that he was paying close attention during story time, not to me, but to the book. He was more interested that everyone else! I got a phone call halfway through Pinocchio so I stopped and put the book down. Boy, did he get MAD!! He calmed down immediately when I started again. I really hope to instill a love of reading in all of my kids. Dad hates to read but I love it and do it all the time. Fortunately, he can't say no when his little princess asks for a bedtime story (and Jonas always cuddles up with them) so they still get to hear and see daddy reading too.
I haven't been talking much about baby Henry anywhere because I've been keeping a written journal with all of his milestones. Lately he has become such a wiggle worm! He's rolling over, tries to move around but ends up going in circles (literally), and flips over in my lap all the time. He tries to sit up whenever he's reclined and if he isn't strapped in he could very well propel himself right out of his seat because he's so strong!! He has been learning to comfort himself successfully (two fingers and/or a blankie), interacting with his siblings- I've been through it a few times before but it just seems so new and exciting all over again! He met his car seat buddies today and made instant friends with the cute critters, cooing and batting at them. We hadn't used it before because the hospital advised against toys in the car. Now we just use it when we use the seat as a carrier and he adores them. His favorite position is lying with his belly on the ground and his shoulders and head sideways (see photo below). It's so strange but really cute. He loves his long afternoon nap and sleeps so well at night. He doesn't like to be bothered when he sleeps! We love to sing, dance and chat together!! I think that he is going to look up to his big brothers but he will adore his big sister, who is like a mini-mama to him. ♥
So that's a little of what's going on with my family!