Monday, January 7, 2013

Lucky Boy!

Asleep at the Lodge. Stop waking up at 6am!!
 Henry is pretty much lucky that I'm his mom because I am doing some pretty crazy and fun things with him this year.  I'm so grateful not to be pregnant at this point in time so I'm taking advantage of it and doing some amazing things like homeschooling him half day so we can do things like ski three days a week, actually go to a museum and actually do some science, which I've not heard anything about since he started school so I assume they've done no science.  Shame.  He actually reads books at his level, has time to practice piano, study Chinese, READ SCRIPTURES and actually PLAY! I remember a talk at General Conference by one of the Apostles that said that Children don't have enough unstructured play time.  I'm trying to follow that advice and let him play Legos on his new Lego table I made him for Christmas for at least 1 hour per day. Plus, Justin and I play games like Monopoly, Life, Ticket to Ride and Bohnanza with him. Some of those say you have to be 13 to play, but he's doing great! One thing he could improve on is not waking up at the crack of dawn to say goodbye to Justin before he leaves for work.  He wakes up super early after staying up kind of late since we read a book together every night after we play games and sometimes gets cranky.  Check out this photo of him taking a nap on the chairs at the ski lodge at the Canyons.  He's so tired he just fell asleep on the chairs and missed an hour of good ski time.  What a bum!  He's an awesome little skier and he and Bea are taking lessons for the next 5 weeks.  The kids are so incredible here.  He's really not even amongst the really great ones.  On his first day, they called him a "wedger" and sent him down a level.  He got mad and is now motivated to never do the wedge again. 

Henry is so much fun right now and Justin and I are living it up and enjoying every minute of our time with him.  I just love you my darling boy!

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