Saturday, December 17, 2016

Is it already Christmas?

Wow. Where did the past 2 months go? I figured once we got settled in our house, things would calm down. Apparently, that is not the case. SO this post will attempt to catch us up from the middle of October to now, just a few days before Christmas.

Sara Beth is still into doing her own baking. Since it was getting close to Heather's birthday, we went to the store to get the ingredients for her birthday cake. She had a half day of school and I had a full day of work, so she mostly made the cake entirely by herself. The only thing I did was put it in the oven and take it out. I think she may have put in a bit too much oil in it, but other than that, it was great.
Hudson saw me cleaning the driveway and he decided he needed to do it. With visions of Tom Sawyer in my head, I told him to go right ahead. He cleaned up about 3 square feet of the driveway before he got bored.
Toland came to visit for a couple days. Sara Beth said she liked the way he read much better than me since he used more exciting voices for each of the characters.
As the days got shorter, dinner outside came to an end. 
We took Hudson to the ear doctor to get his hearing checked. The Dr said his hearing was fine, but that he needed ear tubes.
For a short time, we had a puppy named
After dinner, the kids and I will scooter around the driveway. Sara Beth pretends to be a Pokemon character, and after hearing about Darth Vader, Hudson asks me to be the bad guy "Dark Beer" and he will be my sidekick "Darker Beer."
With Halloween coming around, we carved pumpkins. Everyone was excited about roasting the pumpkin seeds.
 But then, Hudson saw the power tools I was using to carve my pumpkin and he asked if he could use them too. His pumpkin turned into swiss cheese but he had a great time.
 Driving the kids home from school, Sara Beth grabbed my phone and then took a picture.
 I had to take a business trip to Texas and my coworker Ray bought Sara Beth a rubix cube. She was a little excited.
 One weekend in November, we decided to take a trip down to Florida to visit Heather's Aunt and Uncle. On the way down we stopped at a Burger King for dinner. Sara Beth ate more hamburgers than I did.
 Hudson was very interested in helping Uncle Cary work on wood for a tree stand but only once he was able to get some hearing protection.
 While down in Florida, we went to Home Depot to get some insulation. While there, Hudson wanted to check out his ideal Christmas gift, a leaf blower backpack. I asked him if it was too big, but he said "No, it is just right".
 While we were in Florida, the leaves began to fall off the trees. Hudson helped me drive the leaf vacuum around the yard.
 Hudson turned five at the end of November. Heather baked his cake instead of Sara Beth.
 We setup the tree the weekend after Hudson's birthday. Sara Beth is now tall enough that she was able to put the top on the tree all by herself.
 Hudson wanted to show me how he can write his numbers. He got all the way up to 6 before he got stuck.