Henry, a/k/a The Hammer, is quite a character. He is such a boy, and such a brother. He has the innate ability to annoy each and every one of his sisters as if she were his only sister. He has way more energy than he should have, but I suppose that’s just what it’s like to be a boy.
I usually take many more photos of Piper and Rosemary than I do Henry or Penelope. Henry does his best to avoid my camera and any eye contact whatsoever, and Penelope isn’t quite to posing age – I really have to catch her on the run. Piper and Rosemary love to pose for a photo, and I usually just take the photos that present themselves as the easiest opportunities. This past Sunday, I decided to really work on getting some photos of Henry.
After the initial giggling and shyness, the Hammer was surprisingly more willing than I had expected.
He is such a funny kid, and I really enjoy spending time with him. He and I have lots of similarities. For instance, I wake up early most every morning. So does Henry. On weekdays, he comes downstairs and hangs out with me while I finish getting ready. On weekends, he comes downstairs and we drink coffee together (decaf, of course) and watch cartoons. We’ve gotten to where we don’t even talk on weekends until we finish our coffee. I go get him, we walk down the stairs together, we sit down to watch cartoons, and after a bit of coffee we start talking. We just know what our routine is and follow it – like an old married couple.
He’s a sweet boy, and I’m glad I took a little time this weekend to really work on photographing one of my lesser photographed children.