Friday, October 4, 2013

Climbing and cats

Since the last time I posted, one of our cats, Little Bit, passed away. It was a sad time, but after some discussion, Heather and I decided to try getting a new kitten again. We decided to try a little girl cat with longer hair this time. Longer hair means less shedding, and girl cat means less marking of territory. Lilly (or "Sparkle Princess" as I like to call her), is a resounding success. She is really sweet, allowing both Hudson and Sara Beth to pet her. Here, Sara Beth is showing of her game to Lilly on the iPad.
Hudson is definitely improving his climbing skills by climbing on anything that is safe to get on top of, and several things that are unsafe. Heather will still put him down for a nap in his crib, and I am amazed that he has not decided to try climbing out of it yet. Apparently, his crib is the only thing he will not climb. He will get on top of the cat tree, kitchen counters, and the dangerous side of the stairs.
He is still fascinated with taking things to the trash can. If you ask, he will take the bag of dirty diapers out of the waste basket in his room, climb down the stairs with it, and take it out to the trash can at the curb with a huge smile on his face.
Hudson's obsession with the trash is partially due to the fact that he likes to lift heavy objects. We brought out a cooler to take to the Wylie football game, and he took no time at all trying to carry it around the house, despite the fact it is twice as big as he is. We had a lot of fun at the game. Sara Beth saw one of her kindergarten friends so we all sat together. They spent the entire game cheering for the other team.
When Sara Beth got her bike out to ride it around the drive way, Hudson decided he wanted to learn how to ride a bike too, and eagerly climbed onto Sara Beth's old bike. Unfortunately, even with the seat at the lowest setting, he could not reach the peddles. We are probably going to get him some sort of properly sized wheeled device for Christmas.
This is the aftermath of eating spaghetti. Most of the time, Hudson will eat his dinner without making any sort of mess, but spaghetti is another matter. We will always strip him down to his diaper and typically have to mop the floor after he is done.
It actually rained her in Texas for the first time in months. Fortunately it was on the weekend, so I was home and able to take the kids out to frolic in it. It actually got a little chilly for a bit.

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