....but so much the same.
Above:James, five years ago, playing in the cupboard.
Below: Henry, today, playing in the same cupboard.
These two. They are so freaking adorable together lately. Having little Henry is awesome for many reasons, one of them being that I get to look at a little face that is so similar to the one I saw five years ago and it's like reliving those moments all over again. Those special little times (that come between the frustrating and exhausting ones) that you want to relive again because the first time you didn't realize how quickly it passes. Like the first time your little one discovers that the cupboards open and have oh-so-many fun things inside. Do you all have pictures nearly identical to this one? I think it's a right of passage for any baby- getting to explore the kitchen and pepper the floor with measuring cups and plastic dishes while Mama takes a rare opportunity to do the dishes without a little someone holding onto her legs.
Henry is watching every. single. thing. that James does now. It's like the Borg learning and adapting to the Enterprise crew with every encounter. (Did I just reveal how big of a Geek I am? Yes, I think I did.) Little Henry is absorbing every noise, reaction, non-listening moment, gesture that James makes. I think Henry's going to reach his supposed milestones quicker than James even did because he has someone to learn from every day. At least until James starts Kindergarten in the fall and is gone every day.
I'm hanging out with these two all day today (thankful for naps so I can blog), taking a moment for us, while the SSYC Team finishes getting the rest of your Anniversary Kits to you (and this month's club selection for those enrolled). About the Anniversary Kits... yes, they sold out the quickest of any other kit I've ever put together. Under four hours. I know many more of you would like to get one, and while I can't accomodate everyone, I do hope you'll e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on a waitlist if you'd like to have a chance at one. They were $58, and here's whats in them. I won't be able to respond to each waitlist request (there are alot so far), but I'l let you know in a few weeks if I have one for you. Thank you for your interest! As always, we put together as many of these kits as we can (in the hundreds), and I greatly appreciate how popular they have become.