Friday, June 17, 2011

June 12 - 19, 2011

Hudson's needles
16 pounds, 7 ounces, 68 percentile

Overheard this week:

Larissa "Oh Mom... I hate it when you clean my face with your spit"

Larissa "I promise that I will never ever hit Hudson, no matter how annoying he gets when he is bigger"

Grampy Devoe: "wow, those rhubarb plants are doing amazing!"
Amanda "those are hostas" ROFL

Monday, June 13, 2011

May 25 - June 1, 2011

Hudson finally got to meet the sun! It's been a long and yucky spring with 27 days of rain out of the last 30. I was so happy to see the sun that I brought Hudson outside to see what he thought of it. It was a little too bright for him but overall he really enjoyed the experience. He was very curious about the feel of the grass on his hands and feet.

Someone is becoming an expert at spit bubbles.
Larissa received this pretty John Deere bike for Easter in 2010 but she never showed much interest in it. She only drove it a couple of times for a couple of minutes and gave up. We thought she just didn't like bikes. Well, her school is having a bike rally so I told her that she needed to practice really hard if she wanted to go because all the other children would know how to ride their bikes. She has been working so hard and is riding so much better! She can actually go up and down the driveway by herself now instead of me having to go behind her and push.

Candy, Amber, Madison, Charlotte & Larissa at the school bike rally.
She did so well! I was so proud of her!
The police lady said to go right but Rissy went left :)

Soccer started this week!! This is Larissa's 3rd year in soccer and what a huge difference in her this year. The past two years she was so painfully shy that she rarely joined in any of the activities. This year was much different thanks to school. She has gotten used to being around different children and plus, most of the children on her team are her classmates. She was totally comfortable and played/practiced really well!

Jumping jacks... which looked more like Larissa thought she was a bird and was flapping away.

And push-ups...which was hilarious. Larissa kept her arms stiff and just moved her butt up and down LOL!!

And this shot was actually Larissa falling off the soccer ball that she was trying to balance on.

Overheard this week:

Larissa turned and said to me as she got on the bus "Bye Mom!!! Have a fun day with your screaming kid" LOL!!!!

June 2011 Part 1

Larissa was upset that she hadn't lost a tooth yet and didn't even have a wiggly one. I wasn't worried even though she is almost done of Kindgarten because the Devoe children seem to be late to loose their baby teeth. I told her I would check her mouth for a loose teeth as I always offer to do when she is upset about it and OH MY!! I was so shocked at what I found! I big girl tooth half way in already behind her baby teeth. It is so crooked! She was just at the dentist a couple of weeks ago. I was very surprised the dentist never mentioned it to me. We showed Daddy and he first comment was 'oh man, how much are braces going to cost because I think we should start saving now!" I'm sure when her baby tooth is out of the way, her big tooth will slowly grow into the proper spot. She was so excited that she laid in bed for two hours wiggling the baby tooth in front of the big tooth. I'm sure it won't take her long to work it loose. When she woke up in the morning, her wiggly tooth was the first thing on her mind. She couldn't wait to get to school to tell her teacher and classmates about it. She's very anxious to get that first tooth fairy visit which looks like it will be in the very near future.

Daddy decided that it was time for Hudson to have his exersaucer. He started to put it together and it didn't take long before little Mr. Hudson was enjoying it. I really love that Jason reads instructions...I hear that's a rare quality in men :)
Hudson was very excited. He loved the bright farm animal toys. He didn't bounce or put the toys in his mouth but I'm sure it won't be long before he discovers those fun things. He loves to put weight on his legs and be upright so the exersaucer is just perfect for this.

It didn't take long before he had his fingers in his mouth, chewing away. When it's toys vs. fingers, fingers always win.
The garden has been planted! (June 12) It was a nice warm day. It's just too bad that the bugs were swarming. I've never seen mosquitoes so bad here. We usually only have to worry about mosquitoes at dawn and dusk. They were driving us crazy so we have been reading about making a natural garlic spray to repel them. I guess that will be next week's project. Larissa loved helping out in the garden. She insisted on planting most of the seeds herself. We let her plant all the larger seeds and the plants that were already sprouted. Daddy took care of the tiny seeds like the carrots.

This is what we planted this year:Strawberries (came up from last year)
Chives (came up from last year)
Cilantro (two plants plus seeds)
Sweet Basil
Yellow Beans
Green Beans
Green Onion
Swiss Chard
Pumpkin (our first year for this!)
Tomatoes (Tiny Tim, Sweet Baby Girl Cherry and Sweet Millions)
Birdhouse Gourd
Dwarf Sunflowers
Venus Looking Glass
Summer Daisies
(the last 4 items were seeds that Larissa had started indoors)

At church we celebrated Preston's 5th birthday with some yummy chocolate cupcakes. I think the kids were wearing more chocolate than made it into their bellies!

Larissa has been working very hard on her bicycle riding skills. Here she is showing of her 'new trick' that Keaton taught her which is riding while standing up. She is very proud of herself and we are so proud that she is working so hard to master bike riding.

Hudson is chewing and slobbering on his hands and fingers almost all the time. He's seems to be teething although there is no tooth in sight. It's probably going to be a couple more months before we see his little white chompers making an appearance.

Larissa & Mommy spent two evenings planting all the window boxes, patio planters and rain barrel. Larissa insisted on doing most of the work from filling the containers with soil, choosing which plants to put where and watering them afterwards. She was so proud of her green watering can that she picked out for herself at Walmart earlier this week. She gets the stool and goes to the sink in the back porch to fill it up. She spent many hours this week watering our plants and even the dandelions on the lawn.

Hudson came outside for a while to watch us do the planting but he was so tired (and grumpy) that he had to be put to bed for a nap. A baby monitor in the window was a great way to keep track of him while we finished up our outdoor work.
Our window boxes are going to be very full this year by the time all these plants get growing!

Hudson chilling out on the patio while we were planting the second day.

Hudson and Daddy getting in some cuddling time before bed one evening. Hudson loves to stand up with just a little help to balance him.

Overheard this week:

by Larissa: "ARE YOU SERIOUS !?!?!! "