Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Our Hero Henri

We got an e-mail a few days ago from Henri's first grade teacher.  It made me tear up.  How could it not?

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bauer,

At the Awards Assembly for this quarter Henri will be receiving the Citizenship Hero Award. He is always diligent in doing his work, consistently follows directions the first time, and is thoughtful and respectful of his teacher and his classmates. Henri is an amazing person. I hope you will be able to be there to share his special event.

Sincerely, Ms. Pietrzak

We went to the assembly today where he received his award.  He didn't know he was getting it and he was just so adorable.  Henri is such a special kid.  He is so kind and sensitive yet he loves guns and weapons of any kind.  He is always drawing bad guys and super heroes. He is pretty much the perfect kid. 

He got his award today during an assembly. 

One of these days when we are rich I am going to hire a professional photographer to follow us around full time so we actually have good pictures of our kids doing awesome stuff.  For now crappy pictures will have to do.

Oh and in case you didn't notice, Henri got glasses.  He picked them out all by himself.  Isn't he cute?  He only really needs them to see the board at school really.  He doesn't love wearing them but I'm sure he will get used to it.  I'm afraid my genes are running strongly though Henri.  The poor kids has my bad eyes and my wild hair.  His hair only looks combed for about two minutes and then the crazy hair genes take over.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Theater Room 'Bauer Kid Style'

 I cleaned out the car yesterday so I ended up with all the car-seats inside the house.  The kids are loving it.  This is how they watched a movie today.  Harriett isn't usually in a booster seat but she got Henri's booster from Micah's car so she could be part of the fun.  This is probably as close as we will ever get to an actual theater room.

Popcorn and a movie.  Life is good.

In case you were wondering, two years of food and toy buildup under two car-seats is pretty disgusting.  No pictures.  Believe me, you wouldn't want to see.

Luxury reclined seating.

I came home yesterday to this.  Each book is rock to step on so Pink Power Ranger Puppy (Hazel) didn't have to step in the mud.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I forget that I am aging.

In my mind I am still 20. In my mind I could go up to BYU and fit in with the college kids. It wasn't until I was looking through some old family photos that I realized that I am getting older. We are all getting older. Darn it. Yeah, I am 17 years older than a college freshman. How did that happen?

I have to say though that I think I looked better when I was pregnant with Henri than I did when I was pregnant with Harriett. Darn those really bad, really short haircuts.

Monday, November 08, 2010


Let's just pretend we update our blog regularly.

Here are the kids at Halloween. We had a never ending Halloween weekend starting with watching Henri's kindergarten program, trick or treating at Micah's work, and trunk or treating on two different days. We didn't end up trick or treating around the neighbourhood because it was raining. The kids didn't really complain since they already had tonnes of candy.

Our little Candy Corn.

The cutest Jailbird ever.

Rock'n'Roll Henri. The battle axe shaped guitar was his idea.

Baby Harriett. She has been begging me for years for her very own pacifier. This was the only way I would let her have one. She was allowed to use it for Halloween and that was it. For some reason seeing Harriett with a pacifier totally creeped me out.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blue Patrick's Day 2010

Sunday, Henri decided that yesterday was "Blue Patrick's Day." Our celebration consisted of wearing blue (and, of course, pinching people who aren't wearing blue), blueberries for lunch, blue punch with dinner and blue frosted cookies for dessert. Oh, and taking silly pictures on the computer (with our neighbor Tessa).

It was a good time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Harriett got glasses.

Don't you think she looks adorable? Crooked half missing teeth and all.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I made bread....

and it was super tasty.