Saturday, January 25, 2014

Girl Scout Cookies

Well, now that Sara Beth is in Daisy Scouts, she needs to sell girl scout cookies. Her troop set the goal of at least 100 boxes per girl with the proceeds being send to the zoo to help out an animal. After selling some cookies around my work, we set out door to door to sell off the rest of them. I carried Hudson and helped make change, but I waited at the sidewalk with Hudson while Sara Beth went up to each door. Initially, she tentatively knocked on the door and quickly moved on when no one answered. By the fourth house, she decided to start ringing the door bell, and then the cookies started selling like crazy. In the course of 90 minutes, we had depleted our entire stock.
While selling cookies, Hudson REALLY wanted to pull the wagon as we were selling the cookies. Since he was not really wanting to be careful with the cookie transporter, I insisted he carry some sticks by the side of the road instead. But he was not deterred. That evening, he insisted on taking his own wagon outside and hauled it with him as we went for a walk around the block.
Whenever we bring out the whipped cream for cake or ice cream, our kids will ask for us to spray a bunch in their mouth. Sometimes we spray a little too much in, and it makes a bit of a mess.
Sara Beth had her first sleep over two weekends ago. My parents picked her up from school and then she stayed over at their house playing and baking pies. Heather and I took Hudson out to dinner at a burger restaurant and let him walk around an out door mall as it got dark. He loved looking at the fountains and got to play on a tractor in front of Whole Foods while we were there. Sara Beth came home Saturday morning with a cherry pie (Heather's favorite).
My dad and I took the kids to the fishing expo over the weekend. Hudson got very excited when we found the tractors. Honestly, I wouldn't be too surprised if he grew up to be a farmer.
 Sara Beth saw a booth that was selling sand filled sculptures. She decided it was worth paying $4 of her own money to fill a little plastic cell phone shaped container with colored sand. She absolutely loved her purchase. At least, until she had to come home and repay the money from the purse that she had left in her room. At that point, she had a bit of buyer's remorse.
 The best part about the expo was the fact that they had a little fishing pond for the kids. My dad stuck the line in the water and caught a fish to show Sara Beth how it was done. Then Sara Beth went and caught 2 fish on her own. I pointed out that she had caught more fish than her Grandpa, which made her really proud.

Sara Beth is getting pretty handy around the kitchen. This past weekend she got up early on Saturday and made us breakfast. After she prepared it, she brought down her blanket and made a little napping spot in the pantry. You can see her pink blanket in the picture. I'm not sure what Sara Beth was planning to do with the bagel, but I do know that she was not all that excited about me taking her picture.
Hudson likes to play doctor with his stuffed animal whom he has named "Nice." He will bring him out to the operating table and check blood pressure and take out splinters. Heather provided the band-aids, which he placed on the animals feet after extracting the splinters.
Sara Beth will sometime help put Hudson to bed. Hudson will pick out the books he wants to read, and Sara Beth will point out the pictures and tell him a story. She even helps with the singing and praying as I put Hudson down for the night.
In Sara Beth's class there is a stuffed monkey named Macy that gets to come home with one student each weekend. It was our turn to bring her home. Sara Beth made a cozy bed out of her bean bag for it to nap on.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I had to work, but Sara Beth got a break from school. Heather took the kids out for lunch and let them eat it outside at the park. Hudson had decided that now that he is a big boy, he no longer wants to be strapped in any high chairs. He will sit at tables like an adult.

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