Henry is at such a great age! Just wanted to highlight some of the things Henry is into these days.
Above he is showing off his “big” birthday present…a kindle fire. Mg and I are both happy that he has turned out to be a reader (a child after our own hearts) and thought this would be a great way to keep him stocked with books in English since they are harder to come by over here.
He is going on his third year of basketball and it has been really fun to see how much he has developed in his b-ball skills!
He is still an animal lover and when we told him we were going to skip throwing a big party this year but told him he could pick a fun activity to do, he chose the Lisbon zoo. Here we are with the friends he decided to bring along. It was such a fun day and I loved the random animal facts he was able to share throughout the day. (He also still loves watching Nat Geo Wild…just yesterday I picked him up and he said, “I have to hurry and do my homework because “America the Wild” is coming on at six.”)
In case you were left wondering how far we’ve come from him living in the corner of a purple bedroom, just wanted you to see that he has come a long way. He still has to share a bedroom, but it is an all boy bedroom and I just love it! (you can even see the duct-taped basketball hoop hanging on their bed!)
A few other things you can see in this picture…we just recently got through to him how handsome he looks when he does his hair…he is a leftie (notice his watch)…his favorite color is currently orange…and he’s such a cute, “euro” boy…I just love his skinny jeans!
Just this past week he finally mastered the art of blowing a bubble and he is so excited! I suppose that’s a type of right of passage for kids :)
He is also an avid lover of board games (we are excited he can play strategy games like Catan with us). I can see bits of my grandfather and brother in him…he loves, and is so GOOD, with little kids. I can see bits of Mg’s brother in him in his love of all things computer…even taking things apart and putting them back together. I still LOVE when he gets to laughing about something till he cries.
One last pic…here he is making our friends little girl crack up. I just love it.
A quick interview with my 10 year old:
What is you favorite subject in school?
What is your favorite thing to watch on t.v.?
Nat Geo Wild
What is your favorite board game?
Ticket to Ride
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite food?
spaghetti and meatballs
Who is your favorite futebol player?
Portugal vs. USA…who do you root for?
Where do you want to go to university?
A&M (we’re doing something right at least ;) )
What is you favorite drink?
root beer (poor guy…he can’t get that here)
What is your favorite animal?
What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite place to go on vacation?
Disney World (well…he’s got some Burkhalter in him ;) )