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HUCK AT TWO UNDER THE BIG TOP!


for huck's big birthday last week, we took him to see the big apple circus

(blurry, but hilarious)

afterward we ran home for cake and candles and presents and tubs and bed. 
all in all, it was a pretty good day to be king henry.


and now, a little bit about henry holbrook on this his second anniversary of rocking our socks off:
  • things huck likes to point out on our walks: "giants!" at the park (yes, those would be statues), fire trucks, puppies, all the puppies, and he also has a keen sense of where all the playgrounds are relative to his exact location and when we're in the area (or if we're close to church where he loves to go to nursery) he'll cry out in horror if we don't go there straight away.
  • you know that one part of dumbo when dumbo starts flying and huck shouts at the top of his lungs from the ottoman, "he fwying! he fwying!" that's the best part of anything.
  • speaking of, until you have seen henry holbrook flapping his wings and "fwying" from his stroller for a big kid who has his attention, you've never lived. 
  • huck has the craziest attention span of any two-year-old i've ever known. we felt pretty confident that he'd make it the full two plus hours at the circus, and even after refusing a nap that day he was focused and well behaved. i'm starting to think maybe this kid is some kind of hero. 
  • huck loves himself a good taco. seriously, slap anything between a tortilla and call it a taco and he'll eat it happily. "tato!"
  • there is nothing sweeter in this world than the way huck says "ohh-tayyyy" when you ask him if he'd like something. oh gosh, melts my heart dead. the emphatic "no!"s are less fun, but even then i'm so in love with this new, english-speaking huck i've got here that i don't even mind. there's really nothing better than asking your kid a question and then getting a glimpse into how his little brain is working.  
  • huck shows no sign of slowing down on the nursing. the boy loves to nurse. i love it too, so we've decided to keep on.
  • wiping our face is the rudest. when he was a baby he loved having his face wiped but i guess nothing gold can stay.
  • huck loves to brush his teeth, put on socks, try on daddy's shoes, and steal mom's underwear fresh from the dryer and wear it on his head. when i change his diaper he likes to hold the fresh diaper for me until i'm ready for it. sometimes he'll lay it dramatically over his face and say, "duck!" (only some of his diapers have ducks on them, but the ducks are apparently quite memorable.)
  • huck feeds himself three-quarters of a yogurt cup for breakfast every morning, positively hates scrambled eggs, but like any good new yorker can do quick work of an egg and cheese on a bagel from the corner deli.
  • he loves animals, making animal sounds, and especially enjoys animal toys that are small enough to fit in his chubby fists so they can accompany us on our daily errands around the city.
  • huck likes a good slice of pizza as much as his mama (so, a lot).
  • but he hates going into the j.crew passionately.
  • huck has a surprisingly dry little sense of humor. he pulls these faces at me, right on the money, it's amazing. my favorite is the frown-smile when he finds something funny that he knows he shouldn't find funny. and i'm like, kid! where are you getting this from?! his comedic timing is pretty spectacular. the next couple years with this guy are going to be pretty flipping hilarious. 

oh, huck. you're it, kid. all of it.

and thus concludes the huck portion of holbrook birthday season, 
as well as the entire birthday season of 2012.
see ya next year, birthdays! 

50 comments:

  1. happy birthday to him! and i have no idea how you can keep your chairs white with a 2 year old. tips & tricks? send em my way.

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  2. love it, love it, love it! owen's just 14 months, and i love these little glimpses into what's to come in the months ahead from you!

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  3. i almost spit my pepper at 'the boob is just his love language'. that's all. happy birthday huck!

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  4. so precious. you are one lucky mama!

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  5. happy belated birthday, huck! i didn't think it was possible, but he gets cuter and cuter all the time.

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  6. this just made my heart melt.. huck is one lucky kid ( happy birthday dude!

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  7. Happy 2nd birthday Huck!! He'll get better each year! He is just oh so precious :)

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  8. happy birthday huck!!!! i still love circus soooooooooooo much!!

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  9. Oh I love this post, everything about it! Happy, happy birthday, Huck!

    http://makingroomwithus.blogspot.it

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  10. I love this blog, I love your sweet sweet Huck, I love you and how awesome your writing is! I'm majorly blog-crushing on you and your enviable NYC life.

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  11. those faces kill me, especially the last one. and i love that he yells when dumbo starts flying, i was definitely that kid too. he is one awesome two year old.

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  12. Happy 2 little Huckleberry. You are darn cute and are one lucky guy to have a big top circus of a celebration.

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  13. This is so, so cute.

    xo Ashley
    chashh.blogspot.com

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  14. oh huck!! love the pictures with his little crown on :)

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  15. He is just too much. What a precious little one.

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  16. This boy is a keeper...these pictures are to die for.

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  17. huck is my favourite internet baby!! so adorable

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  18. this was freakin awesome. I love your blog. You are so different from other big bloggers. YOU'RE humor is right on point. Love it and happy birthday huck!

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  19. DARLING DARLING DARLING! all of it. How i loved reading about your little sweetheart -- listening to my daughter's words when she really began talking was just about the coolest thing in the universe.

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  20. I find myself wanting to be Huck for a day, because what an adventure that would be. I think that's really important, as a parent, to give your kids adventures. I try to instill that spirit in mine. Great job.

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  21. This post, this entire blog really, is just about the ultimate grand supremo in gifts you could give to your son. Can you even imagine having something like this from your mother? Something to read and look at and see how much you were loved and cherished and how full and exciting and adventurous you made the days, even when you were so little? He is going to love this one day. Love.

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  22. Your writing is so beautiful. My Little Man just turned a year old this past week and your stories make me even more excited for what is to come!

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  23. The pictures of him & the crown & the cake are priceless! Love it!
    avenova.blogspot.com

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  24. this was such a cute post!! but i feel bad that huck isn't down w/j.crew!! maybe he just needs a crewcuts to hold his attention. if he's anything like his mama he'll have great taste!

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  25. Oh I loved this! You have such a way with words and I can PICTURE this stuff happening as I read it. He is one lucky boy to have YOU for a mommy.

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  26. hah - he sounds awesome. a toddler with a dry sense of humor - that is the gold mine! that last picture and the picture where you both look so excited is very cute.

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  27. well, obviously you know this, but Huck is out of this world cute. like, seriously.
    (also, I have a talker too. she's four now, and no one can ever get a word in edgewise.)

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  28. Hopefully you are getting video of this stage! I promis you will want to look back on the cute things he says and his sweet mannerisms. :)

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  29. What a little King you have on your hands ! I'm sure he was just as entertaining as the circus performers :] Happy birthday, mister Huck !

    molly @ Urban Nester
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  30. What a sweet little king! We call my William Prince William and Sir William. King Henry certainly seems regal!

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  31. Happy birthday to your little boy! Young kids always say and reply the cutest. I love it when i have conversations with my son too! They're pretty hilarious and cute :D
    http://smittenbyangels.blogspot.com

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  32. This is such a great post. Awesome. Happy Birthday to Huck, and isn't fall the best? I love having a fall birthday. Love it.

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  33. Happy birthday , big boy! and we LOVE circus ( and miss it now :()

    Olya
    www.livingnotesfromnyc.com

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  34. So fun to read. LIttle Huck seems like a riot.

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  35. Happy Birthday Huck! I love the little faces he makes. :) I have a little one who is almost two and he gives me some of the SAME looks that I see in your pictures of Huck. ha! And we are definitely in the "NO!" phase. Sometimes I'm not even saying anything and he just runs over and shouts "NO!" But with this cute little pouty face of course.

    If you ever want to delve into what it will be like with two, feel free to check out my blog! Two boys, littlest one is almost 2 months. Fun times indeed.

    www.definingmyhappy.com

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  36. Happy Birthday, Huck! Loved learning a little more about him. He is beyond adorable!

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  37. He is the cutest kid. PS there is a really addictive documentary on the Big Apple Circus on neflix. I got sucked into it last year over winter and have been wanting to see the circus in person ever since!

    www.everythingforthelove.com

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  38. happy birthday to the cutest kid I know {and I work at a library so I see a lot of kids} happy birthday huckster!

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  39. Cute! My little guy turned three today...i could weep. How can these boys keep doing this to us? Why is there no pause button?

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  40. I think the reasons you listed are why 2 is my favorite age. My daughter does a lot of the same things and its amazing.

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  41. The circus looks like so much fun!

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  42. Dear Natalie,

    I like to begin my notes (can't remember the word she uses)to you as if we're already in the middle of a conversation, as opposed to what we actually are....
    There are moments when you really make me want to fastforward to the part of life when I get to record the memories I want to keep forever of my future babies. This was one of those moments.
    I've been here for a few years now and remember your struggles to get Huck. I distinctly remember the day you announced you were pregnant...I got choked up. Which is weird, if you think about it, since we are strangers...
    All this is to say...I look at you and how you appreciate life and it makes me realize there are so many good things about the present and so many good things to come.

    Thanks...
    xoxo
    Steph
    www.everywhimandnotion.com

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  43. your not kiddin- he really does hate jcrew!!!

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  44. Ahhh the Big Apple circus! My sister and her best friend used to go every year and I'd be so jealous! Love your cardigan too!

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  45. P.S. Happy birthday Huck!!

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  46. you have a way with words. and a really cool kid.

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  47. Enjoy that age, every minute! He's an absolute doll of a kiddo!

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