Thursday, June 11, 2009

Finally... An Update on the Hensley Family


So it has been way too long! We have been so busy that somehow we have forgotten to update our blog. Life has been crazy but absolutely awesome! Liam just turned 1 on Tuesday. We had a great 1st birthday party... lots of people. I figured that we've been very blessed to have so many close friends and family and I didn't want to leave anyone out. Time flies!!! And
Austin has been really busy with Little League. He pitches along with a few other positions. Also this year they started doing real reports and projects and he has gotten A's on everything! He is doing really well. Football camp starts soon. Sean started his own company, http://www.setlistmanagement.com and has already signed one band. Perry Acker is a local band from Gig Harbor... very talented and Sean has been spending every waking moment with them. I have just been holding down the fort, family planning and also finishing up the last part of my training at 911. I've been there 2 1/2 yrs and finally am almost trained. It's very stressful but I am excited to have it done. We have some great upcoming trips for summer so we're looking forward to that as well. Next month I will be taking the boys to Lake Roosevelt for camping, jet skiing and boating and then in August we have two trips planned. We will be going to a family reunion on my side of the family in Sweet Home, Oregon. We used to have a reunion every summer when I was a kid. Now all of the "kids" from back then have their own kids so we've started the reunion back up. It should be a blast. At the end of the summer, we'll be taking a road trip with Sean's parents down to California... all of us in the motorhome together. :) It will be an experience to remember! It will be wonderful though. We will be going down for a memorial service for Sean's Papa and Nana. His grandmother (Anita's mom) passed away after a long fight with alzheimers two weeks ago. It's been hard for the family but we are thankful that she is now in peace. On a separate note, if you aren't here in Washington, we have experienced one of the nicest springs I can remember. Lots of warm weather! Have a great start to summer!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


So lately our time consists of chasing after Liam, playing, eating, chasing after Liam, housework (while Liam is asleep), chasing after Liam... you get the picture. He is getting SO mobile! I absolutely love it but it's definitely keeping me busy. I relish times during his nap so I can catch up on things like our blog... and did I say out loud that I can put off housework when I do this? Back to the mobile baby. So he was doing the low army crawl for awhile but has since decided he wants to be a big boy after our first "play date" with other kids. It took a couple of days but now he is crawling all over. He also pulls himself up and stands. Lets just say that crying, black eyes and bruises is becoming the hourly routine. On Monday all four of us took a walk to the park down the road and Liam got to swing for the first time. He loved it and screamed (in a good way) the whole time. It was hilarious! Austin would make these faces at him and Liam loved it. He loves his brother. Liam is always trying to lay on Austin and he is really good about it.
On another note, we are so excited because Sean's cousin (and best friend) Jimmy is getting married in November and Sean is in the wedding! I can't wait to fly there to meet his fiance and see Jimmy. Should be fun!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Funny Boy


So Liam really thinks he's funny! He's always scrunching up his nose and doing this funny fake laugh and he "fake" coughs. It's hilarious! Attached is a pic of the face he does when he's laughing. He's starting to get such a personality.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pics of Boys- Our Two Favs!!!


Leslie's Trip




So I went to FEMA for work a few weeks ago and before my training, I got to take a quick trip to DC! It was so exciting. I flew into Baltimore on Saturday evening and took the night to sleep, sleep, sleep without anything/anyone to take care of. It was a nice break for a night. The next morning I got up early and took the train into DC. From there I jumped on a tour bus and saw all of the awesome places in DC. Obviously I could have spent weeks there and still not see everything that can be seen. However, using the tour bus afforded me time to see all the "big" stuff in a short amount of time. Of course Lincoln Memorial and White House were the highlights but all of it was great. I also visited the Holocaust Museum... every high school student in America should see that. Very eye opening! I really missed the guys but it was nice to have some me time.

Monday, January 12, 2009




Catch Up

Okay, so it has been way too long! We know most of our out of state relatives check up on us through our blog periodically but I have been a huge slacker. Okay, so definitely no slacking going on. Just extremely busy. On a side note... No, we didn't forget to send you a Christmas card. I actually didn't do any this year!

So we need some pictures to catch you up. Both of the boys are doing wonderfully. Austin got his first report card and is doing great. Liam just got two teeth, starting sitting up and crawling and can hold his own bottle. Of course he started all of this while I happened to be out of town. I'm practically a stay at home mom and the week I'm gone he decides to be a big boy for daddy!

Sean is doing great at work and I just got back from MD for work. What a great time I had in DC before training. It was so nice to get away from "life" and do my own thing but I was so ready to get home.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Love,
The Hensleys

Friday, October 24, 2008

Been awhile....






Well, It has been awhile since we updated you. The boys are doing great. Austin had a perfect school report and Liam is 4 1/2 months already. He is just starting to belly laugh. The cutest thing ever. We recently moved but are still in the Tacoma area. We have a much bigger house for the boys. Anyhow, Leslie and I are working a lot and preparing for a another cold and wet winter. We should have some great Holiday photos to follow.




Proud Daddy-O. ~Sean






Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cousins


My nephew Riley is so cute! He and Liam really get along well. Take a look for yourself.

New Experiences




So Liam has been trying some new things. He's sat in a Bumbo chair, played with a toy play mat and his favorite is sitting in his walker that Grandma bought. He absolutely loves it and even scoots himself backwards. It's so cute!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Austin


So I had Austin pose for me and the pics turned out great. I just never knew that he can't climb a tree to save his life. It was hilarious trying to get him up there for the pic on the left.




A New Feat




Okay, so who knew that trying to feed a baby rice cereal would be so interesting? We had our first stab at it. It started out promising. Sean put Liam in his high chair and he actually liked it and sat up and everything... for about 5 seconds. I think his little cheeks made his whole body fall over to the left side. So then we rolled up some towels so he won't fall to the side. Then I read the directions on the cereal box and the directions show to make it very soupy. Well my healthy baby has had cereal in his bottle since he was three weeks old. So needless to say, it was like taking what's in his bottle and trying to spoon feed him that. I think we'll try again soon. Either way, he seemed happy to join the real world in an actual chair and he didn't cry.

Brothers







Football




Austin started tackle football this year. He's on the Wolves and he is the STARTING QUARTERBACK!!! He is doing such a great job and we are so proud of him. He's a leader and a great athlete. Here are pics from his first jamboree.

New Babies Everywhere!!!







So, my sister had her baby- Riley! He is so adorable. The pics of he and Liam asleep next to each other are priceless! Sarah did a great job in labor and I had the honor of being there. We were both able to be there for each other's babies births. It was very special.I also had Liam take w/my friend Kim's baby too. His name is Braden and he's a long and lean machine and oh so sweet! My guy looks huge compared to his new buddies! Riley is on the left and Braden on the right.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Austin's Birthday!!!




So Austin turned the BIG 9... only one more year to pre-teen. It was a great party with lots of friends and family and great weather. His Uncle Grady got him a really cool DC hat (skateboarding brand). He looks so cute!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friends


Oh yeah... a pic from when my girlfriends and I got together w/our kids. We all had our boys within a month of each other. It was pretty cute!

Sneezes

Listen to the end of the video. He does this everytime he sneezes and it's SO cute!
video

Happy Boy


Check out this smile!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cowboy!!!


Here's our little cowboy!!!

My mom got him these slippers before he was born and they look so cute on him. He cracks me up everyday. He's starting to get really vocal and smiles all of the time, especially when he wakes up. I absolutely love it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mommy & Daddy




Liam loves to be cuddled and hugged... especially from mommy and daddy. These are my favorite pics so far with him.

Friday, July 11, 2008

One Month




I can't believe one month has already passed! It has flown by. Our house is extremely busy with Austin playing with neighborhood kids, Sean doing yardwork and I am so busy with Liam yet I feel like I haven't gotten anything done. Parenthood is amazing though. He's already 12 pounds and VERY healthy. He's an eating machine. :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Week Two... More to Come



Okay, so I've been so busy I haven't updated our blog. I actually need to add week three and four pics too but here are some pics from his second week. Check out ole one eye on the right. He does that all of the time! It's hilarious!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Week One




Well, we survived the first week. Actually he's been so good. He only cries when his diaper is off... in between peeing and pooing while his diaper is off! A friend of mine suggested keeping the cover off the changing pad and using receiving blankets and that's exactly what I'm doing. Our little boy is beautiful as can be, as you can see by the pics.

Friday, June 13, 2008

From the New Mommy


Liam is now four days old and I have loved every minute of it. This has been such an amazing gift God has given me. All of my life I've wanted to be a mom and now it's here. It seems almost unbelievable. I was just telling Sean this morning how this is the hardest yet easiest thing I've ever done. To have such healthy beautiful boys is more than I could ever ask for and yet somehow I have the best gift on earth. Not only that but to realize how wonderful my husband has been just adds the cherry on top. Sean is such an attentive father and he is so hands on. Without him this experience wouldn't be as wonderful as it has been. I can't imagine it any other way.