Monday, October 28, 2013

Cats and early birthdays

Well, once again, I am behind schedule on posting. So this is from a couple weeks ago. The kids have gotten used to the new kitten around the house. Both of them enjoy the fact that she doesn't bolt as soon as they get close. Sara Beth will give Lilly cat treats, and Hudson has picked up on this behavior any time he sees a bag of cat treats, he will clamor for the bag and then dump it all over the carpet for the cats.
  Hudson is not alone in messing up our carpets though.  I walked into the living room one afternoon to find that Sara Beth had made a "magic path" in the living room by spreading handfuls of cat food all over the floor. Her thought is that the cats would slowly eat across the floor and once they eat it all up, she would replenish the path. I mentioned that people might step on and crush the cat food; Sara Beth countered by demonstrating that she could carefully navigate from one end of the living room to the other without stepping on any food. After further discussions were topics such as the potential for ants and the freshness of the cat food stored on floors instead of sealed containers were raised, it was decided that she and I could have a race to see who could pick up cat food faster. It was a close race, but I think she might have won the race.
Every day, Hudson seems to become more and more mobile and capable. And he then uses that mobility to get into more and more dangerous situations. He now has the ability to climb on top of the plastic play house in the back yard. He did it a couple times while I was back there carefully observing him. The next time he did it, Heather and I were in the kitchen and Hudson decides to go off head first, though no permanent injuries were sustained. Here is a picture of him trying to take his wheelbarrow backwards up the slide.
Heather went out of town for a long weekend to go to an antique auction, so I took care of the kids she was gone. Sara Beth came to me asking to get four braids in her hair. I am rather impressed with how it turned out.
When the weekend was over, Heather came back with her mom and step dad and a truck full of deals from the auction. Seeing as how it was the beginning of October and Dennis' birthday was at the end of the month, we had an early celebration for him.
Sara Beth and her grandmother got to have some good quality time together. Unfortunately, it has been several weeks since this picture was taken so I don't remember exactly what they were planning, but I do remember they had a good time doing it.
Sara Beth has gotten really good at sharing. Routinely, she will now offer her brother food and candy. When she is done with her dinner, she will get a dessert for herself and for Hudson as well. Hudson is thrilled by all the cool stuff she brings him.

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