Life is pretty dull around the Lodge without our CEO and activities coordinator Tim/Dad. Henry misses him terribly and has to settle for giving his picture a kiss before bed every night. But then he’s into kissing everything right now. I caught him kissing a drawer pull the other day, so I guess he’s experimenting. Today we went to the QFC and stocked up on a variety of snacks for the plane flight to Omaha on Tuesday. Henry is well traveled, but he’s older now and more mobile and it will be a lot harder without Dad there to keep him in line. To butter him up I bought him a balloon, his favorite thing in the world. Then later he watched his Baby Cornhusker DVD, a propaganda video that Uncle Paul gave him for his birthday to turn him into a cornhusker fan while he’s still at this tender and impressionable age. He loves it! And after only two viewings he claps along to the fight song.