Friday, September 13, 2013

Getting into the swing of things

Well, with school now in session, Hudson has to adjust to life without his big sister around for five days in a row. But that doesn't mean he has to like it. He will cry when Sara Beth is dropped off at school and will then walk around the house asking for "Sissey" for a large portion of every morning.  When she comes home from school, he has been known to give Sara Beth a back rub while she lays on the floor watching some TV.
He will drown his sorrows with a nice cool glass of whatever Heather has. Whenever he sees Heather with iced tea or water or juice, he will go up and request that Heather give it all to him.
One day, while I was making breakfast, Sara Beth decided that she was going to prepare a meal for her brother, her doll and her. So she set out plates with popcorn, tomatoes, and an orange on each.
Sara Beth is beginning to make friends at school She initially came home with stories of how recess was not fun because there were too many kids and not enough room on the playground equipment. Now she talks about the complex social interactions of kindergartners. She told a story of some girl that always wants to play with one of Sara Beth's new friends every day, but her friend did not want to play with that other girl every single day, so Sara Beth said that she grabbed her friend to play with her before the other girl could. Sara Beth also has gotten into writing books. This week she made three for Heather and presented them to her while Heather was doing the laundry.
On Saturday, as we were eating breakfast, I look out the window to see a hot air balloon floating along really close to the ground. Sara Beth and I go out side and watch it try to land in a field right across the street from us. It called off its landing approach at the last minute and floated back up into the air to find a more suitable landing location, but Sara Beth was really excited to see one up close at her house.
Hudson's climbing antics are getting more pronounced so we decided we needed to move out his nursery furniture and move in some "Big Boy" furniture. We found a set of shelves and dresser at a garage sale but they needed to be refinished. Heather spent several days putting some coats of paint on the furniture in the garage in the summer heat when Hudson went down for a nap around noon. Last Saturday, we moved the new furniture in. Hudson likes to play in his bed, but he does not want to sleep in the thing. We tried to put him to sleep in his big bed, but as soon as we leave, he pops up, begins crying, and puts his stuffed tiger into the crib, which we kept in his room. He then cries while standing next to his crib. When we come back into the room and put him into the crib, he quiets down and goes straight to sleep.
Hudson is quickly picking up how tablets and computers work. Since he likes tractors so much, I downloaded a tractor app for the iPad. He loves it so much that he now will call the iPad a tractor and will ask to play whenever he sees someone using the device.

Here is a picture of me holding Sara Beth, who is holding Catta. I don't really have a good story to go with it.

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