Friday, March 28, 2014

Places to sit

Last Sunday, our family sat down for our regular popcorn cheese and fruit dinner. Hudson got a bit of a smirk on his face, deciding that couches provide other options to sitting.
That same evening, Sara Beth pretended to be a baby chipmunk and crawled into Heather's lap to snack on her dinner. She kept eating and eating, and ended up having a bigger dinner than Heather. Hudson also wanted to get in on the action and sat down next to them. When I pulled out the camera to capture the sweet moment, the baby chipmunk began to his and growl.
Our neighbor came over earlier this week with a white bench that she found on the side of the road. The kids love it. Here, Hudson is reading his "beetle book" on it. He currently has 3 favorite books that he wants read. The "Beetle book" is a counting book that goes from one to ten showing blocks and kittens and then on the next page shows twenty beetles, followed on the next page by fifty dogs. But Hudson doesn't care about those other pages, he just flips it open to the beetle page and then will point to all the bugs, the ones that have pinchers, the ones that are shiny, the ones that are green, and the ones that are for his sister. He also likes to read "Good night, good night construction site", aka "Good night site". Finally, he likes the book "Superworm," but he didn't like the way I read it at bed time. He now only wants Heather to put him to bed.
Sara Beth had picture day at school. She asked Heather if we would buy any pictures. Heather said "Maybe if you're smiling in them."
We went over to my parents house for dinner last weekend. The highlight for the kids any time we go over is getting to take their bath in their "bubble tub," a bathtub with jets which really foams up a bubble bath. Hudson always screams and crys as if I am poking him with needles whenever it is time to get out of the tub. Fortunately, the screaming over the injustice of getting out of the bathtub is short lived, and he will sit with my mom, listening to a bed time story.
Hudson continues to bring his stuffed tiger, Nice, to lunch. He told Heather that Nice wanted to eat an orange. He then sectioned the pieces and fed them one at a time to his tiger while making the appropriate mouth smacking noises. After the orange was done, he asked for a napkin to clean up Nice's mouth.
Sara Beth and I worked to assemble a 100 piece puzzle on Sunday. I helped her separate out all the edge pieces and gave her tips about how to combine colors. And then I took a nap. When I checked in on her about an hour later, she had nearly completed the whole thing by herself. We worked together finishing the last tricky sections. It was mostly Sara Beth doing the work, with me providing the encouragement and the occasional suggestion. She was really proud of the end result.

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