Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Henry!

Yesterday we celebrated Henry's 1st birthday! We had a party at our house with family from both sides. Meg made a light lunch for all. We had cake and cupcakes and then opened presents. The big moment was Henry's first cupcake. Meg made him a special birthday carousel to hold his cake. He seemed a bit overwhelmed by all the frosting. He ate most of the cake, however. About a dozen of us took photos of the moment. He was also really good during the time we opened his presents. He squealed with delight for many of the gifts he got. One of my favorites is a copy of a Richard Scarry book I had when I was young. There's 70 pages of fun in that book!

Today he is still saying the word "balloon" while pointing at all the balloons we left up. It's his first two syllable word. :)

I did some coin roll hunting on Friday night and last night.

8,003 halves produced my best silver turn out of the year. I found thirteen 90% silver halves (1942, 10 x 1964, 2 x 1964D), ninety-three 40% silver halves (1965, 2 x 1966, 35 x 1967, 34 x 1968D, 12 x 1969D), one mint set half (2005D), one East Africa 10¢ (1941) and some sort of medal. The East African coin is really cool! It's one of the oldest foreign coins I've come across. I'm not sure what the medal is from. It seems like it used to be welded to something.

I also searched 850 dimes. They yielded one silver Rosie (1964) and four Canadians.

1,480 nickels produced one War Time (1943S), three Canadians (1 Ni), two Bermuda 5¢, one US dime and three US pennies.

3,950 pennies turned up thirteen Wheats, thirty-one Canadians and three US dimes. The Wheats were:

1919, 1935, 1938, 1942, 1944(2), 1947, 1948, 1951, 1953D, 1956, 1956D, 1957D

Found: 3 pennies (1 at Bank of America, 1 at Stop & Shop, 1 at Target)


James (UK) said...

My Brother and I also loved Richard Scarry's books too!

If it wasn't those, then the fantastic pop-up books of Jan Pienkowski were all we'd read.