Tuesday, June 25, 2013

No help needed

Hudson has a desire to eat cherry tomatoes, as many as possible. But he will refuse to eat when I hand one to him; He wants to eat straight from the container like a big boy. He took the tomato I handed to him, placed it back in the container, pulled it back out of the container, and then shoved it in his mouth.
He also is almost tall enough that he will climb up in a kitchen chair on his own and eat his lunch (or someone else's unattended lunch) without the need for a booster seat. He has only fallen out of the chair a couple times.
Sara Beth, on the other hand, has begun pretending to be a puppy. She will answer questions with one bark for yes and two barks for no. She also prefers to drink her water out of a puppy bowl on the floor.
Sara Beth noticed a bunny in our front yard. She decided that the best way to capture it and make it her pet was to lay down a trail of baby carrots across the front porch leading to our front door. So far, the bunny has evaded her cunning trap.
In addition to pretending to be a collie and trying to capture the local wildlife, Sara Beth has asked to help around the house more. She will spend hours in the laundry room, where the cat's food and litter box is, sweeping the floor, scooping the litter, scrubbing dirt off the base boards, and when she is done, the floor is spotless. This past weekend I was playing with her in the garage and I had to go inside to get something. When I came back out, I found that she had vacuumed all the carpets and floorboards in my car.
Hudson is becoming much more mobile and inquisitive. Sometimes, it is cute as he hides in a cabinet and pops out when you are not expecting it. And there are other times where it keeps us busy. He broke out the bottom of a cabinet by the front door, and within seconds of me kneeling in front of the cabinet to repair the damage, he had used my legs as a ladder and reached up on top of the cabinet to pull the glass face off of an antique clock. He was fast.
Heather has been trying to take a picture of Hudson and Sara Beth, but, usually, Hudson begins to move away before the picture can be taken.
The only exception is when Sara Beth is holding him down.
Sara Beth wanted to be Batgirl. When I found out, I made her a mask so she could protect her secret identity.

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