Team Hensley

Team Hensley

Monday, February 14, 2011

birthday boy.


Since everyday in the Hensley household is Valentine's Day, we take February 14 off to celebrate the birth of Nathan E. Hensley, the cutest, smartest, funniest boy I know.

We began the day with biscuits and gravy. Breakfast in bed is becoming a birthday tradition in our house. Then there were presents in bed, too!

Nate (covered up for modesty) and his loudmouth cat:

I bought Nate a blazer, a couple of shirts, and a sweater. He got several very nice (and very generous!) cards from family, a package from his Momma and Steve filled new pants and shoes and other goodies (and the most comfy pajamas for me!). Probably his best birthday pressie was a video of Owen singing happy birthday. So cute!

Showing off his new clothes:

After breakfast and presents, we went to the Field Museum. It happens to be free every second Monday of the month. A birthday miracle!

Bird Nerd!:

Here are some more artistic shots with Nate's cool phone app:

We had Indian food for dinner at Rajun Cajun, our favorite little Hyde Park spot.

After dinner, we met up with some friends at an old school bowling alley. Luckily, Nate knows how to keep score manually. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures because I was too busy winning. :) Well, Nate won the first game; I won the second game. Nobody bowled well.

Then we came home and had cake. I attempted one of Nate's favorites, Boston Cream Pie. My baking skills could use some improvement, but you can't go too wrong with tons of sugar, cream and chocolate. And a cute puppy candle, of course.

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I know I did. I just can't get enough of that guy! XOXO.


  1. One: I absolutely adore the first sentence of this post. (We feel like everyday is Valentine's day in the Kent house too.)
    Two: He looks adorable in his glasses!
    Three: He gets the most beautiful shots of you!
    and four: Your cake looks fantastic!

  2. Just to set the record straight, the pants in the big package were from Aunt Susan. She stuck her card in the middle of them for a hint. glad you like all the Valentine stuff for you too. Did the shoes fit?

  3. Wendi, :) I love his glasses, too! And, the cake was just okay. I actually thought of e-mailing you for custard tips, but I didn't want to bother you. I'm sure you've got so much on your mind right now. :)

    Candy, ooopsie! Sorry, Susan! The pants look great on him! And, yes, the shoes fit. And those pajamas are so soft and wonderful; makes getting out of them in the morning very difficult...

  4. Randi, NEVER, ever, ever, hesitate to ask me for tips...about anything! :) That's what takes my mind off of other things that I DON'T want to be bothered with. ;)
    Now you know for next time. I'm sure he gobbled it up like a champ anyway.