Friday, March 22, 2013

Ants and Worms

Hudson is an expert at finding ant nests. As soon as you turn your head, he will stumble across some nest and start messing with it. He got his hand all bitten up again recently, but he didn't cry at all. I think he realized that if he started to cry we would take him inside to clean up his wounds, and he would rather stay outside.
I was digging some stepping stones into the backyard's sod from our patio to the hot tub. Sara Beth watched carefully, and as I pulled the scoops of dirt up, she checked for any unearthed worms to add to her "worm school." She would take the worms and add them to her bucket. Once she had a sufficient amount, she would then take them off and start training them to squirm and sit still on command. I just made sure she washed her hands before coming inside.
Hudson has gotten really good at making messes. He can open doors and drawers. He is relatively careful with things, though we have to keep an eye out in case he decides to go into the laundry room and play in the cat's litter box.
Texas has begun to act like summer. Heather let Sara Beth and a friend of hers play outside in the hot tub and eat popsicles.
Hudson, of course, wanted to keep up with his big sister and insisted that he was old enough to get into the hot tub and eat a popsicle too.
We went to get some new flip flops for Hudson so he would be ready for summer. While at the store, Sara Beth found some new roller skates that she REALLY wanted. She was able to successfully persuade me to get them (I'm not quite sure how), and immediately after dinner she went out with Heather to try them out.

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