All Hands On Deck

in Henry

The Husband and Henry are out on the town, showing the grandparents around Charlotte, but I decided to stay at home and plow through some work.  All hands on deck!  I’m trying to do a week’s worth of catch-up in a few hours.  It’s not looking good.


One very fun task: a conference call with my book publicist to discuss the upcoming release of the new Operation Beautiful book for tween and teen girls.  I’m so excited for this book – all the notes and stories in the book are written by young girls or by adult women reflecting on their teenage experiences. 


So, it’s a crazy day, but luckily for me, there was a massive breakfast buffet prepared this morning, and we have a ton of leftovers. 


Hello, lunch.


Kale, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and rice.


I’ll leave you with this cute little story…


Henry is obsessed with the baby in the mirror.  There is also a mommy in the mirror, but she is not half as interesting as the baby in the mirror.  The baby in the mirror follows him everywhere!  On his play mat, in the bathroom, in the laundry room, in the grocery store.  We can find that other baby everywhere.  He is particularly in love with this flower mobile, which has a mirror in the center.  Hello, baby!


I caught him chatting with the baby the other day.  So funny.  I wonder how long it will take him to figure out that he’s the baby in the mirror.



  • Janae @ Bring-Joy September 24, 2012, 1:45 pm

    I LOVE that video of Henry! Adorable how enamored babies get from gazing at their beautiful face.

  • Allison September 24, 2012, 1:48 pm

    My daughter just started kissing herself in the mirror. It is really funny 🙂

  • Nina September 24, 2012, 1:50 pm

    I read somewhere that kids don’t understand that it’s their reflection in the mirror until they’re around 2 years old!

    • DadHTP September 24, 2012, 2:18 pm

      Caitlin used to crawl behind a mirror leaning on the wall looking for the baby…

  • Brianne @ pootimestwo September 24, 2012, 1:57 pm

    That video is precious! Our boys used to do that with the mirror on their swing mobile but I never caught it on video…good thinking 😉

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life September 24, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Oh, Henners!!! Love the vid! Good luck with all your work. 😉

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 24, 2012, 2:05 pm

    That is too cute!!! haha

  • Dori September 24, 2012, 2:06 pm

    The photo and video of Henry in awe of himself in the mirror is adorable. He is such a sweet boy!

  • Krista September 24, 2012, 2:10 pm

    I get a weekly email of “What your baby is up to” from some baby site, and just last week it said that at 7.5 months my baby should be figuring out it’s his reflection in the mirror! Thought that was so cute.

  • bonnie September 24, 2012, 2:17 pm

    How you can tell james is smart: he always poses for pictures! Maggie is oblivious 😉

    Henry is so big! And definitely chatty 🙂

  • Sonja September 24, 2012, 2:21 pm

    Hey! The test they often do for psychology experiments is putting a dot on their forehead while they aren’t paying attention and then putting him/her in front of a mirror. If he/she point at the dot on the mirror image, he/she hasn’t grasped it yet. But if he/she feels on his/her own forehead, he/she gets it! 🙂 Must be fun to do sometime when Henry is a bit older! 🙂

    • Dory September 24, 2012, 6:12 pm

      I saw this on a discovery channel documentary, it was so cool to watch between the toddlers that didn’t get it and those that did. They did it with a dot of paint so it moved as their finger moved in the paint.

    • Erica September 24, 2012, 6:55 pm

      This is so cool, I’d love to try this with our son!

  • Jen September 24, 2012, 2:23 pm

    I was feeling so stressed out at work before I watched Henry chatting to himself! Maybe singing? Thanks for posting, it turned my afternoon around 🙂

  • mary @ what's cookin with mary September 24, 2012, 2:25 pm

    That video of Henry is SO adorable !!

  • Laura September 24, 2012, 2:26 pm

    Holy goodness! That was a pretty precious video of Henry. I love all of those sweet, happy sounds he makes!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks September 24, 2012, 2:32 pm

    AWwww CUTE!!

  • Leatitia September 24, 2012, 2:48 pm

    Awwww.. he’s so cute Caitlin!
    (tmi, but I still breastfeed and I just felt the milk coming when I heard him babbling on the video. lol!)

    • Caitlin September 24, 2012, 2:49 pm


  • Alett September 24, 2012, 2:54 pm

    1) I totally thought James was wearing a striped sweater by my quick glance of how the light/shadows were hitting his body! LOL

    2) super cute video!

    …I’m off to coach lesson 4 for GOTR…

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 24, 2012, 2:56 pm

    That is too cute! On a side note, that hash looks so good!

  • Lili September 24, 2012, 3:12 pm

    my comment is off topic, but just wanted to say that I’ve been meaning to purchase your Fiona sports bra and a reflective vest and I finally did this weekend! Love that the bra straps are adjustable! cant wait to wear both tonight!

  • Rebecca September 24, 2012, 3:24 pm

    Awwww, CUTE! I love watching babies discover stuff like that. 🙂
    We have photos of me standing in front of a mirror when I was a toddler–so fun to look at years later. 🙂 Although I’m not sure I had grasped the concept of a reflection yet. Not sure; might have to ask my parents if they remember…

  • Aja September 24, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Henry is so cute! I think my little brother did something similar when he was a baby. Good luck getting all of your work done!

  • ash September 24, 2012, 4:02 pm

    Love the video!

  • Mari @ Wine Required September 24, 2012, 4:02 pm

    I love that stage. I remember when my son reached out to grab the baby in the mirror and he was so surprised that he touched something hard. He just gave me a look that was hilarious.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 24, 2012, 4:02 pm

    So precious!! that baby (and baby in the mirror) just makes my heart melt.

  • Elisabeth September 24, 2012, 4:28 pm

    Oh my is that adorable!

  • Laura September 24, 2012, 4:42 pm

    Caitlin Henry is so freakin cute!!! That strawberry hair is too much for my soul…..

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 24, 2012, 5:18 pm

    That is too cute! I bet Henry’s thinking: “Who IS that good lookin’ baby?!” And love your meal…all my favorite simple, go-to foods in one dish!

  • Reenie September 24, 2012, 5:27 pm

    Adorable video 🙂

  • Holly P. @ A Year in Wichita September 24, 2012, 5:33 pm

    Love all the baby videos! Keep em’ coming!

  • Sarah September 24, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Love love love- my son coos like that all day long and it melts my heart! He also “sings” along with us- his favorite songs are “Danny Boy” and the song from the forest in Sleeping Beauty. He’s a lover already!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 24, 2012, 6:36 pm

    Clearly, the video is adorable!

    I wish I could be that easily amused. 🙂

  • Erica September 24, 2012, 6:54 pm

    Ah! The baby in the mirror! We have one in our house, too…. 😉 our son loves going “baby hunting” where we take him around the house, and find the baby in all of the bathrooms. It’s so cute. Henry sounds so happy!

  • Kiran @ September 24, 2012, 7:43 pm

    Henry is so cute and adorable! Waaaaaaaahhh!! I want to meet him 🙂

  • Jun September 24, 2012, 7:46 pm

    This child of yours is seriously heart-melting. He can’t be any cuter! Those eyes. Ah. I have no words.

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action September 24, 2012, 8:32 pm

    Oh my goodness- so adorable! I’m pretty sure he’s telling the baby in the mirror what a cutey he is!

    P.S. Your computer screen is HUGE! I am jealous!

  • Katya September 24, 2012, 8:59 pm

    So cute!! Henry is a week older than my son, Tim, who has just making really similar noises!!! Love it 🙂

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 24, 2012, 11:01 pm

    I forgot to say on the other post about home decor that the way you can handle the cables coming off your desk is to attach them (as simple as a good tape) along the underside and leg of your table.

  • Margaret September 25, 2012, 12:42 am

    My cat got kind of freaked out hearing that video! But I thought it was cute.

    Also, I’m reading some old posts (I started reading HTP about six months ago or so), and now know that Henry is actually supposed to be named Cashew Butter.

    • Kristy September 25, 2012, 11:44 pm

      Lol the baby coos confused my dog too!

  • Jolene ( September 25, 2012, 1:02 am

    Awwwwweeee – what a cute video!!!! He is precious!

  • Natalie September 25, 2012, 11:21 am

    This is too cute, I want to squeeze him!

  • Denise September 26, 2012, 12:08 am

    I would LOVE to know what goes through a baby’s mind and just what exactly they are saying!

  • kristen @ livinlifeinlouie September 26, 2012, 12:44 pm

    he is absolutely adorable!!!! great video!

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