Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Today our Henry turns 4.
It is January 4th.
So it is his golden.


 And a moment I will always remember is when he noticed what was sitting at his table spot.
Daddy was sent out to get a 25 cent gold fish.
Those turned out to be "feeders" and it just didn't seem right for our boy.
So he came home with a beauty.
Big bulgy eyes.
A lovely tail.
And lots of happy energy.


Henry didn't notice him at first.
Then he stood staring at the big vase.
And then when he saw it swimming and realized it was a real fish.
There was an actual intake of breath and then he was breathless -
for a moment.
But I think we took his breath away.




And before daddy set off for work. 
The two of them fed the new member of our family.
Just love how intently he was concentrating on this task.




a GOLDfish for today's GOLDEN BOY.


Breakfast was pancakes with sprinkles.
A tricky sparkler candle.
And some whipped cream of course.
love this boy.

He opened a few presents this morning.
One he didn't have to open was one of those giant cardboard coloring houses.
His new clubhouse - open to all who want to visit.
We have been coloring it slowly all day.
Sydney even had lunch in there with him...me too.
And for now...he is chilling in his clubhouse with mama's iPhone.
Life is good.
The kid is content at home.
And that makes me happy.
It is the simple things.
A little old goldfish  (who I hope lasts a week or three).
Some pancakes.
A picnic lunch with his sister.
Some cake decorating this afternoon while he anticipates his brother's arrival.
And then more presents and pizza tonight.




I know a few of you were itching for a peek at the boys day.
Thanks for sending the vibes of happy birthday to our Hankernoodle.
He is loved by so many.
Especially little old me. his mama.

11 comments:

Peggy, Jason, Lily and Connor said...

cute!
lily got a cottage like that for xmas from santa, but we haven't put it up yet...scared for her to scribble on it instead of stay more in the lines....
looks like the fish was a hit! he looks tired in the first few pics, but not so much in the breakfast ones!
fun day for him! happy birthday henry!
pw

jessica said...

What a fun post to read!

The Tompkins Family said...

Happy Birthday Henry!! Sounds like such a special day!

shellycoulter said...

Oh....I LOVE LOVE LOVE celebrating my boys birthdays. Looks like you do just as much. Great job making his day special. Enjoy every second! :)

LOVE the goldfish idea! :) I just celebrated my golden birthday this last July. 29! The birthday I have waited for since I was about 8 and knew what a Golden Birthday was. :) Good job making it special for your little guy!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

Happy Birthday Henry!

CanadianMama said...

Oh he is so cute! And I love the idea of giving a goldfish to someone on their golden birthday!!

Danifred said...

I love how enthralled he is with his fish. Perfect gift! Tot has been asking for a fish non-stop and I'm just too selfish to give it to her (because it will become another thing I have to take care of). Terrible, I know.

Barb said...

Henry ~~ you are such a special guy, great big brother and great little brother too! MAMA'S big helper and Daddy's little helper too. Packer fan, picnic lover, cottage trooper, romper, and most of all, loved by Grandma Barb & Grandpa Bob!!!! 4EVER

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Awww...that is so SWEET!

I love the pictures. Is this his first pet?

How did you decide colors for the years?

April Kaiser said...

I love the fish idea too!

Meg said...

Happy Birthday Henry!!!

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