Thursday, November 15, 2012


No pictures for the update this week. The camera, like most other things in our house, is somewhere in a box. Heather and I continue to chip away at the stacks of boxes, and by the time her family comes in town on Saturday, we should have the house in some semblance of order.

There are occasional road bumps to the unpacking process, Last week Heather, Hudson, and Sara Beth all had a throwup virus. Hudson had it first, then he passed it on to Heather and Sara Beth. One evening, Heather was exhausted from fighting the disease so she went to bed early. Around 12:30am, I hear Sara Beth throwing up. I tell Heather that I got it, so she can get some rest. I go and put Sara Beth in the bath, change the sheets on her bed, then place her back into a fresh bed. Right as I finish tucking her in, I hear Hudson throw up. I go over and start cleaning him up, and before I even put him in the bath, I hear Sara Beth throw up again. At that point, I reluctantly get Heather to help me. Sara Beth threw up once every half hour till around 5am, but she got it all in the trash can.

On Sunday, the kids were healthy so I took them out for a walk around the neighborhood. Two doors down from us, some kids were playing around the house. Sara Beth went up and asked to join them. Apparently it was a 3 year old's birthday party, and all the older brothers and sisters were outside playing. Sara Beth had a wonderful time playing some sort of game involving plastic swords and scooters with the neighbor kids.

Hudson sprouted two more teeth, bringing the count up to 8. I'm pretty sure that there are a couple more ready to come through at any moment as he is still drooling and chewing on anything he can get his mouth around.

So, that is pretty much what has been going on here. Heather says that she knows where the camera is, so we should have some pictures for the next update.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Moving Houses

These past couple weeks, we have been busy moving out of the old house and into the new one. There was plenty of excitement with the title company not giving us a closing date till the last hour, and things not fitting in the moving truck, but all of our stuff is now in the new house. It is still in the moving boxes, and will stay in the boxes for a while, but it has all moved.
  Sara Beth enjoyed playing with all the toys that we had shoved up in the attic when we were running out of room in the playroom, including a trampoline that had been sitting up in our attic for years. Sara Beth asked to come up into the attic while I was clearing stuff out of it. I let her, and she diligently worked hard cleaning up a mess I had made of spilled packing peanuts.
We did take time away from moving to go out with my dad on his new boat. Hudson's life jacket looked like it was trying to eat him, but he loved being outside.
Sara Beth enjoyed the boat too, though sometimes the wind and splash from the water got to be too much. My dad decided to navigate through the wooded part of the lake, and Sara Beth sat up in the front in the boat carefully pointing out if she saw any tree stumps in front of the boat.
While in the transition process from the old house to the new one, we have been living over at my parents house. It has been fun having all the extra help. Hudson loves crawling around and finding all the cabinets full of glass items, ready to be grabbed at.
Heather's birthday was on Saturday, the day the movers brought all the boxes to our new house, so things were a little hectic. Tuesday was my dad's birthday; we had more time so we had a nice seafood dinner. Sara Beth was fascinated with watching the blue crab. She loved eating the mussels and then that night, asked me if she would get big muscles since she ate so many of them.
Hudson's mobility continues to increase. He will now scoot across a room, pull himself up at a table, and then try pulling the lamp over. Fortunately, when he is outside, things are less likely to break, and I just have to make sure he doesn't put too many plants into his mouth.

Sara Beth dressed up as a princess for Halloween. She dressed up the previous night too and regally strutted around my parents house. She would not acknowledge any comments directed her way unless we referred to her as princess and she claimed to have no knowledge of where Sara Beth was.