Monday, May 27, 2013

Hannah's first lemonade stand



The sweetest lemonade in town could be found for sale in our driveway during our garage sale. Hannah's first lemonade stand was a success and made over thirty dollars. Pretty good for a little girl who kept nudging me and whispering, "Mommy! Mommy ask them. Ask them if they want any lemonade." She felt too shy to initiate conversation with our garage sale shoppers, but she would tell people her name, how old she was, how much the lemonade costs, and what she wanted to do with the money she earned. Hannah was so cute that some people would may a dollar for a cup and let her keep the change, and others gave her a dollar and didn't want any lemonade! We took Hannah to Target where she purchased some small Lego city sets with her earnings.



language explosion

sunny day at the park in May

We've been enjoying Hudson's language explosion over the month of May.  It thrills me that he's able to express himself.  We get little surprises every day with new things he has to say, and sometimes quite loudly.

May 7th:  My favorite Hudson-ism to date: He brings us a diaper grinning and exclaims, "I'm a stinky boy!"

May 10th and 13th:  His phrases keep getting longer and longer! "Mommy, can I have cookies?" and "Mommy, can I please choo choo train?" Long phrases get you what you want, big boy!  Please and thank you are very important words, and he's learning that he's more likely to get what he wants when he remembers to use them.

May 14th  We enjoyed a great steak that Kevin grilled for dinner on the back porch. Hudson commented, "I like steak!"

May 27th:  Hudson cries from his room. "Good morning, Hudson!" I pick him up. He stops crying. "Would you like some breakfast?" "CEREAL. MAMA, CEREAL." I get him a plate of corn flakes and blueberry yogurt. "MAMA TV WATCH. TV WATCH, PLEASE." Hahaha! "Well, what do you want to watch, Hudson?" No response. "Bob the Builder? No response. "Thomas?" He nods happily and does the happy Hudson eyebrow dance. I turn on Netflix and find my boy some Thomas the Train. "TANK YOU!"

may in photos

Untitled Preschool visited a dairy farm. Untitled Hannah is into stacking cups. Untitled We're working on addition and subtraction. Hannah thinks this is a game, and it is such fun! Untitled We visited the Butler bulldog. Untitled 
 Hannah is better at opening crab legs than I am. She's not a cheap date! Untitled 
Daddy bought Hudson a big wheel. Untitled The kids were very excited and helped put the big wheel together. Untitled Untitled 
We book the kids to their first baseball game. Untitled 
Kevin bought Hudson a box of Cracker Jack. I asked Hudson if he'd share with me. He shouted, "No! Mine!" About ten seconds later he decided to share, and put a piece of Cracker Jack into my mouth that was all wet. Thanks, kid.