Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Break

Hooray!  The kids are on spring break this week and we are finally enjoying spring weather around here. It has been wonderful!  Yesterday afternoon we took a long walk on the Silver Comet to a little creek and let the kids play and throw rocks in.  We discovered that this is Hudson's most favorite thing in the whole world to do.  He would have been happy to do it ALL DAY  LONG.  He was really, really mad when we made him leave.

Today we had a low-key morning and then ran a bunch of errands.  It was nice to not get everyone up, dressed, fed and rushed out the door first thing and I always just love seeing and hearing the games the kids come up with when they have uninterrupted time to play at home.  Like this morning, I heard a lot of chirping and next thing I knew they were all picking at little pieces of paper.  Handley then explained that she was the mama bird, Harper and Hudson were the baby birds, and the paper scraps were the worms she had brought back to the nest for her babies.  If that isn't creativity I don't know what is.

While Hudson napped the girls helped me plant some flowers for our front porch and then we woke up Hudson and went to a nearby park.  We fed the ducks, played on the playground, and watched the trains pass by.

Not long ago I discovered that Hudson will be needing a lesson in taking turns and sharing with his friends and I'm really trying.  I recently discovered him yelling "MINE!" and he says it as he snatches things behind his back from the girls.  Then, today at the playground he was growling at other kids who came near him waiting for a turn to slide behind him or who wanted to pass by him on the play structure.  Growling?  Seriously?!?  He scared one little girl off and although I was really trying to encourage him to be sweet and take turns with the other kids he wasn't interested and was in some sort of growling mood.  Not sure what I'm going to do with him.


Julie, the mama said...

I'm sure I was going to say something about how nice your spring break sounds, but I'm laughing too hard at the growling to even remember. Having had a biter, I'd take a growler any day.

Stefanie said...

What a perfect week for spring break! Let me know if you guys want company. We've been trying to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather too!