Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Yesterday Meg took Henry to small zoo and water park. It was a good way to beat the heat and because they went early not too many people there. They met up with their friends there. Meg told me Henry wasn't that into the animals and was a bit scared of their noises ('a bit louder than the noises Mommy and Daddy make for such animals,' she said), but Henry was into the splash park. I'm surprised she didn't join him under the sprinklers. It must have been tempting.

Henry and his buddies Owen and Griffin.

The face-off ... or, "Where did the water go?"

There were two good developments in the evening. Meg asked Henry if he wanted chicken and he repeated the word back to her. Later after dinner. Henry said "E!" a couple of times and pointed at his cup. Meg walked over to him and saw that he was indeed pointing to the letter "E" on his cup! She drew him a few more letters and he pointed at them when we asked him a letter. He seems to get "B" and "E" the best.

Here's Henry right after he took his shirt off on Sunday.

I just searched some pennies last night. My usual Tuesday bank didn't have any customer coin for me this week. 5,000 pennies turned up thirty-nine Wheats, one hundred sixteen Canadians and one Swedish 50 ore. The Wheats were:

1929, 1940(2), 1941(2), 1942, 1944(2), 1944S, 1945(2), 1946(4), 1946D, 1947, 1953(2), 1953D(2), 1955(6), 1957, 1957D(2), 1958D

Found: 3 pennies (1 at Costco, 2 at work), 1 dime (at work), 1 quarter (at work)


Man said...

Adorable pictures.

What stood out in this post was 116 Canadian cents. Seriously? Up from the 95 last time.

It seems a flood of Canadian cents are coming through. With all the copper value(pre-1996 for Canadians) and no legal issue with melting I'm surprised.

kestrelia said...

Yup. Sometimes those Canadians just come in droves. I think I've found over 200 in one box before.

I saw the other day that mining pennies for copper ones is become far less profitable. The price of copper has dropped and some forum members were complaining that it was tough to make any money on E-Bay on them.