Apparently I have too many videos and pictures on my phone, time to clean it off.
Here it goes, what we've been up to lately.....
My two aunts, Jackie & Jo, and cousin, Anthony, came to stay with us for the big USA Cup soccer tournament here in Blaine. We got to see Anthony play in 2 games (record of 1-1). "Go Tony!"
Auntie Jackie stayed with Henry one night while Phil & I went to the Kenny Chesney concert at Target Field. SO MUCH FUN! It was an absolute blast! The Zac Brown Band opened for Kenny, which was phenomenal as well. Oh, how I heart country music!
The Parks & Rec department puts on various activities around the parks in Blaine throughout the summer. Here we are watching a wacky magician (his jokes were way over Henry's head, but when the other kids were clapping and laughing, he'll join in too).
This week was our last week of Storytime at the library for the summer (Is August really just around the corner?). Henry gave Ms Mary one big giant hug when it was all said and done. For some reason, on this date, he was the only boy with 10 other little girlies. Lucky guy :)
A few weeks ago, Blaine celebrated their Blazin' 4th Festival. The parade started right at noon, so I thought we'd check it out for about 45 minutes and then go have lunch and head home. Nope, Henry stood there for 2 straight hours and watched the whole thing! Next time I know - bring a blanket!
The following day was the Blazin' Carnival. Henry wanted to go on the BIG ferris wheel. I thought for sure we'd get the tickets, get in line, and then at the last second, he'd chicken out (I know his track record and he's been known to be a big talker). So I made sure we sat and watched it for a few rounds before making any decisions. Well, he went for it, and really liked it. He had quite the grip on my leg, but loved the view from above! You can't go to a carnival without a treat, of course. Strawberry ice cream it was :)
We've been loving our afternoons, just playing outside in the neighborhood with friends. Gotta love old school sprinklers here. This is Ben, who Henry idolizes (he's a "bigger" boy, 7 years old). They live across the street in the newest house on the block. "My new friend" he always calls him :)
I walked into Henry's room to wake him up after a nap the other day, didn't see him in bed, but didn't hear him either. Here he was, snuggled up on the ground, covered up with a blanket, and sweating like crazy!
The Andover Cinema has been showing kids' movies on Wednesday mornings. This past Wednesday, it was kinda rainy and chilly, perfect for a movie date. We went to see Stuart Little, here's Stuart on the big screen. We lasted about 50 minutes (probably just until Henry got full off his popcorn) and then he said he was done and it was time to go home to play!