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..