As mentioned in a previous post, Henry has been intrigued by snowmen lately. This started a few weeks ago and his interest has grown since our trip to Wyoming. On our way to daycare each day, we are able to stop and see a snowman decoration in the window of the Liquor Store (J Crew). We stop and point out all its parts, “terret” for carrot nose, and “toes” (but I tell him it doesn’t have toes), “eyes”, “hat”, and “scarf”. Today I accidentally passed it, but he was quick to remind me “mommy, snowman” so we went back and said “hi” and took the picture below. Mark said he stops on the way home from daycare too. Hopefully we can build a real snowman for him at some point this winter.
This past weekend, Henry, Mark and I attended the Annual Cookie Walk, (although this was the first time we heard of it and attended it). It was a fun holiday event in which church parishioners at St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church, bake a variety of holiday themed cookies and sell them to raise money for their church. Henry was able to gather as many cookies as would fill a Chinese food takeout box. He also crafted a snowman from marshmallows. Currently, Henry is very intrigued by snowmen and really wants to build one. He ended up eating one instead.
Henry and his cousin Mae really hit it off the first night of our visit. They hugged, bathed, and ate together. When Mae was not around Henry often repeated “Where is a Mae?, Where is a Mae?” and “I miss Mae, I miss Mae.” Minus a few episodes of yelling “No!” and “Mine!”, they had a fun time together.