Monday, October 26, 2009

We have walkers!!!! Both babies are walking now, and getting very good at it. They both walk much more than they crawl. Both fall, but get up and go again. Hudson did start first, but Hattie caught up quickly and has been walking for over two weeks now.

Teeth update - Hattie's 4th on the bottom is finally visible when she smiles.. still no teeth on the top. Her teeth are very small, like mine. She eats slow, but is a good eater. She still gets in trouble for dropping food on purpose and for rubbing her hands back in forth over her food, making it fly everywhere.. Hudson has 4 on top, and 3 on bottom. He has Ben's teeth. Hudson is a great eater. He shoves food in as quick as we put it on his tray. I don't know of anything that they won't eat. They both like breads and sweets the best.

I took Hudson to the doctor the other day, thinking he had an ear infection. He didn't.. he weighed 20 lbs, 8 oz. I tried to get the babies flu shots, but they are out of the medicine. I was able to get Wyatt the flu mist. So, at least one of us is vaccinated.

Ben and I have been able to get out a copy of times over the last few weeks. First, Mimi came in town and watched the three of them and Ben and I went to Marcus and Christina's. Then, last weekend we had a wedding out of town. Janice and Ed kept them from Saturday mid morning to Sunday around 3:00. Then, this past weekend, my parents came around noon and kept them while we went to Hermann! Ben and I needed the time together and were so appreciative of everyone's help! I think the kids were good for all of them! WHEW!!

Hattie and Hudson both say UH OH all the time. Both wave bye bye from time to time. Hudson shakes his head no when you say it. Hattie raises her hands over her head when you ask how big she is. Hattie still is the bruiser. She will love and kiss you one second and the next she is slapping you in the face. It is dangerous to lay on the floor next to her... Hudson is a screamer when he doesn't get his way. If something is stuck, or Hattie steals a toy, he just looks at you and screams. He gets so mad that he makes a fist and shakes.

Ben asked Wyatt the other day, "Isn't Hattie a pretty girl?" "Wyatt said "no, not really.". Ben said "Wyatt, that is not nice, that will hurt your sister's feelings!" Wyatt said, "she doesn't know that I am saying that". Ben explained that she would some day know and that would upset her. Wyatt said"Fine, she is pretty."

Ben told Wyatt the other day on the way to school that they would be home by themselves that night b/c I was going to dinner with the girls. Wyatt said "I want Mommy. She is the best Mommy in the whole wide world." Ben asked Wyatt "who is the best daddy?" Wyatt replied "I really don't know who the best daddy is." After a lot of coaxing from both Ben and I, Wyatt finally gave in and said "okay, then.. you are the best Dad"... poor Daddy..

We have a big week this week. I am preparing for a double "1st Birthday party" and a double baptism. I know.. I can't believe I put it off so long. Both activities are planned for Sunday. It is going to be crazy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I made it back from Madison in one piece and no further injuries. I also came home with a repaired, primed and painted fender that I am so proud of! I never thought that would be something I would do... I was so excited to get home to see everyone. The day I was coming home I talked to all of the kids. I asked Wyatt if he missed me, and he said, "UH HUH, BAD!". When I talked to Hattie, she said "MaMa". Ben said Hudson smiled. I picked up El Jimador on the way home to celebrate, but the celebration was short when I got home b/c they forgot to include the cheese dip and Wyatt was devastated! Ben had been great at keeping up the routine and it was like I was never gone around the house.

I knew it would happen, and it did... Hattie fell down the first flight of our stairs. I didn't see it happen, but I heard her crying afterwards and came running. Wyatt was on the couch watching TV and told me he wasn't watching her b/c he was watching his show! The stairs are carpeted, there aren't that many of them and it didn't seem to hurt her any. I really think she was just mad that it happened and she couldn't see anyone. I am sure it won't be the last time that they fall down them. The gate goes up, but somehow it always gets taken down. I think Wyatt fell down them twice. GREAT PARENTS AREN'T WE???

I came in to the living room to the sweetest site the other day. I was in the babies' room with them and went to put a load of laundry in. When I came back, they had both made their way into the living room. Hudson was on his back and Hattie was sitting next to him. She would leap on him and scream and Hudson would crack up. This repeated about 5 times. I tried to get my camera, but I made a noise and they both spotted me. This was the first time I witnessed them playing together. They always stare/smile at each other and have stolen many of toys from each other, but this was actually playing.. I loved it!

Wyatt recently was staying home with Ben and Hudson while Hattie went to Aunt Heather's for a little bit when I was gone. Wyatt was upset that Hattie was leaving. I explained to him that he still had Hudson to play with and it would be fine. He said "Well, I won't have anyone to play with when Hudson is mean to me!" He has it rough..

Wyatt did really good this week at soccer practice and we were so proud. We had a game Tuesday night, and he did run, but it was just following the other kids, not chasing the ball. So, we are improving! He had quite the fan club. Hattie, Hudson, me, Heather, Mitch, Hunter, Zach, Grandma Janice, Grandma Bonnie and Papa Dennis.

Hudson is working on forming words, but nothing is coming together yet. He talks non stop and it sounds like he is really telling a story. Hattie says ut oh all the time, especially as she throws objects/food. I swear they both say bubba and I really think Hattie says "hereyougo" when she gives you something. They both do say mama and dada some.

The babies are getting on their feet alot and are getting fast with their walker cart things they push around. Hattie is quick at walking around the furniture. Hudson has taken one step several times now, and then falls.. so we are making progress!

Hattie is getting her fourth tooth on the bottom.. still none on the top. Hudson is working on getting his fifth and sixth tooth, on each side of his front top teeth. They have been grouchy this week and I am blaming teething. We have been laying Hattie down awake. She cries and usually wakes up Hudson, but we just let them go and they finally both go asleep..

I found out yesterday that I have more change ahead of me at work. I work at a vendor's building assessing total losses. We were informed that we will no longer be working with this vendor. I am hoping and have been told that I will have a job..... It looks like I will be working from my house and driving to see my assignments now instead of them being delivered to me. I should know more this month. I just want a stable, secure job. If that exists.

The kids and I are home by ourself tonight, like most Thursdays. This cool weather makes me anxious to put away all their summer clothes and spread out the fall/winter clothes, so that is our plans for tonight. Wyatt always wants crescent rolls for dinner when it is just us at home. Last Thursday I asked what he wanted if we didn't have any crescent rolls.. he said "uh, how about my favorite.... not eat.." He always has a comment..