Notes on Henry Vol. III

Some of mother’s thoughts on Sunny for a change…

Henry is usually working on something with his hands. He is so curious. If he is not trying to discover how something works, he is probably at least holding something. When we give him a red box of sun made raisins, he carefully opens and closes the box as he eats and then saves the box when he is done. Today he started saying “mama” and I even got a kiss! He also learned to say and sign “more” and we practiced that until the container of puffs was empty… he saved it, and he fell asleep holding it. We were all piled on our bed when it was time to fall asleep and he picked to cuddle up to Hanna with his puffs container and fall asleep. What a treat for her!

Earlier we tried introducing him to swimming. He passed on that, but did enjoy a bath later on. When we met him 1 week ago, he came to us in the cutest little pair of squeaky shoes. He loves them! When he fell asleep next to Hanna, he still had them on. Couldn’t bear to part wit them at the end of the day, so we put them back on with his jammies. He loves to go out and about and when he tires of working on things in our room, he stands at the door of our room hoping for a chance to go somewhere and says , “bye, bye!” He also likes to be carried in the sling we brought with us and sometimes climbs right in when it’s time to get off the bus or leave the restaurant. 

At the medical center appointment, we all found out he most definitely does not enjoy check ups. Henry is mostly potty trained and when I say, “let’s go potty,” he heads right for the bathroom. Sometimes I notice I can’t hear any squeaky shoes and find him waiting for me to help him in the bathroom. It’s fun to watch all the kids enjoying getting to know him. I think he and Michael are going to be partners in crime for sure! He has also learned to say “uh, oh” and that’s what I think about that! There is so much more to share, but now to figure out how to get those squeaky shoes off without waking him up…

7 thoughts on “Notes on Henry Vol. III

  1. I read this to Grandpa this morning too and we loved learning more about our grandson Henry. He is such a cutie pie and he has found a loving fun family and home. We pray for all of you each day. Love and hugs from Grandpa and Grandma Rothfuss

  2. What a delight for us to hear this!!! It is so encouraging and precious!!! Love you all!!!
    Continuing to pray for Michael to get better!

  3. So thankful to hear this, sounds like things are going so well! Praise God your family gets to be there together, precious time! Praying rest, strength, grace…and for Michael to feel better
    Gina S

  4. OH MY, I CAN’T EVEN. ALL OF THAT CUTENESS….. It’s just killing me!! =D
    He is darling! In a way, he sounds a little bit like my lil’ 2-year-old sis. =P SO CUTE. =O Blessing while your in China, and prayers for all your safety! =D Tell your family we miss them SO MUCH!

    Jaidyn Elise

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