Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
We boarded the plane yesterday and made it here 30 minutes early. Praise the Lord! Less time on the plane with 2 kiddos 3 and under! Hudson is a seasoned traveler. I couldn't sleep the other night and I was counting his plane flights in his lifetime...his all of 3 1/2 year old lifetime. I calculated that he has taken close to 30 flights - not roundtrips, but flights. Give or take a few. Anna's had about 10. And that's why Hudson's a pro! He knows what to do approaching security checkpoints, how to hand them his ticket and how to follow Mommy's rule of wiping all seat and tray surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes upon entering our seats on the plane.
What do I take for the kids on the plane to entertain them? Glad you asked - actually, I have been asked before: (side note: each of the kids has their own travel preschool sized backpack)
- plane presents (wrapped small gifts like books, art stuff, new DVD, candy, coloring book)
- portable DVD player
- listening BINGO with earphones
- books, books, and books
- Color Wonder markers and coloring book
- playdough in a small container
- crayons and a drawing pad
- pipe cleaners (fun for making neat sculptures)
- Wikki stix
- toy airplanes
- lunch box (pbj sandwiches, sliced apples, small pickles, cheese cubes, baby carrots)
- empty cup with straw
- going up and coming down food: fruit snacks, lollipops, yogurt raisins, baked Cheetos, smarties
- and other stuff I can't think of at the moment
We got in early to the airport, but our luck had run out (oh, after Anna and I got a whole row to ourselves, as did Mom and Hudson). The rental car company was swamped anddidn't have the car ready until nearly an hour after we got there. The Big E (grandmom's nickname amongst family) was able to broker a free tank of gas and two free hours of rental for her trouble of waiting. Nicely done, I must say. We uneventlfully made it to Okeechobee and have been ahving fun since.
Today we had fun out on Grandaddy's boat. My grandparents live on a canal off of Lake Okeechobee and we were able to spend part of the morning and the afternoon trolling the local waters. Hudson and Anna both had a blast driving with Grandaddy. Anna liked when we went fast and her curls flew all over. Mommy liked being in the sunshine. Grandmom loved watching Hud and Banana. Here's some fun pics from Grandmom's phone camera.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
It closed on his shoulders and neck until it bounced back up. Scared him - and us. The ouchie sock got lots of use today!)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
He took away the Who presents. He made himself into a Santy Claus.Then he made a sleigh. He tied some "axlers" on his puppy dog Max. Then he said, "Step Number 1." He went riding on the sled. When he got to the Who houses he took away everything. His heart grew. He was nice. He gave back the presents because the Whos didn't sing without him.
Part 2 - Yellow Snow, Say it ain't so!
So while we were blissfully authoring and illustrating, I thought Anna was playing nicely as she normally does. She builds blocks, reads books, plays in her kitchen, happily toddles around the house investigating. Her curiousity got her into a bit of a mess today...literally. She managed to get a door open to the bathroom and was playing in the toilet. Aww, cute, right? Had to take the obligatory toilet picture.But wait, it gets worse. After I took this picture, I walked in and realized that she had not only managed to empty half the toilet onto the floor, but she had gotten a cup from the counter and was apparently taking the occasional sip from the bowl as she poured it onto the floor. Yup, that's right - I nearly vomitted right there, but there was no toilet water to get sick into. EWWW! I cleaned up the mess while Hudson sat beside the tub talking to Anna about dinosaurs- Anna was in it - and she had a good long soapy soak in that water. I guess you'll just have to stay tuned to see if there are any adverse effects. Thank God she had her Rotavirus vaccine!