Tough Weekend for Hutson

Poor little Hutson.  He had a really tough weekend.  Starting Friday, when mom picked him up, he had a bite mark on his right forearm.  Another toddler bit him during the day.  It was so bad that the kid was written up.  Luckily, Hutson is a tough kid and shook it off quickly although it left a shark bite bruise.  He also had a huge bruise on his left shin and a strawberry on his right forearm.  Not sure where the bruise and strawberry came from but looked like real zingers.  On Saturday, Boden whomped Hutson on top of the head with a wooden cane while they played in the garage.  They were trying to play hockey but then Boden went goon and hit Hutson while his back was turned.  Then came Sunday.  It started early with Boden pulling Hutson in the wagon.  Boden thought he should go fast and gave the wagon a quick jerk…and Hutson flew off the back side hitting the back of his head against the hardwood floor.   Thump.   After Hutson calmed down, we went to OMSI.  While in Turbine Hall, Hutson ran down the hall way and took a left turn  into an exhibit table corner, splitting his head open.  Blood was everywhere.  We got some help and then decided not to go to the hospital but visit our neighbor Monica, who is a pediatric ER Dr.  She checked him out and gave him the thumbs up.  By this time, Hutson was feeling a little better.

Hutson is starting to singing.  He enjoys the ABC’s and sings right along.  

Boden is getting more creative with his thinking…trying to manipulate mom and dad.  Especially when he doesn’t want to go to bed.  His current play is ‘my tummy hurts, I need cereal’.  I fell for it at first but now, every night his tummy hurts at 8:45.  And he doesn’t eat the cereal when it is given.

Boden said ‘that’s gross’ yesterday when at the dinner table.  We had red lentel soup but he wasn’t going for it.  

Boden went to the dentist today.  He was a brave boy.  When they arrived, there was a boy who had been gassed and was still a little woozie.  After he left, Bode said to mom, ‘I dont’ want to go to the dentist!” which got a few laughs in the waiting room.  But Bode did see the dentist and went well.  He sat on mom’s lap as the dentist checked his teeth.  Then brushed and polished them.  

On daddy’s birthday, Boden was happy to give dad his present and wondered ‘where are all your friends?’.  

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New House

We bought and moved into a new house, moving from NE Portland to NW Portland.  They boys haven’t missed a beat.  They love the new house, the big back yard, new rooms and room to run circles in the house.

They both have started at their new school, Childroots.  Boden in pre-school and Hutson with the toddlers.  Boden goes 4x per week and Hutson 3x.  They both have a little separation anxiety when we drop them off which is stressful for the parents and kids alike. But when I peak in the windows after leaving, both are busy playing.

Both got their haircuts last weekend.  We went to a child specialist place where they sat in an airplane and watched Lion King while they got their ears lowered.  Boden sat very still and was serious while Hutson was unsure at first and then demanded that the smock be removed and that the whole process stop half way thru.  His barber didn’t look too amused and I figure she picked the wrong salon to cut hair in.

Hutson went to the MD two weeks ago to get his booster shots.  4 in all, 2 in each leg.  Ouch.  He was bothered more with the measuring of his head and weight than the shots itself.  He really dislikes the office.  But he cried for less than 2 minutes after the shots…just happy to get out of there.

Bode and Hutson have met some of their new neighbors.  There is Samir across the street.  A very gentle 6 yr old giant of a girl.  She enjoys playing with the boys and coming over to eat fruit from our trees.  Kyler and his twin brother whose name I can’t remember are 7  They like to play but may be a little too rough.  Both Bode and Hutson were a little shell-shocked while they ran around the yard and played on bikes.

Yesterday was little cousin Dash’s birthday.  There were a bunch of kids over playing in the back yard and the play room.  The boys loved playing with the older kids and mixing with the grandparents and other relatives.  Aunt Narda was nice enough to leave behind a toy that Boden fell in love with.  It’s an elephant that blows balls out of his nose and plays music.

Both Boden and Hutson love playing on Boden’s new Plasma scooter.  It is a scooter that rides by itself when you jiggle the steering wheel.  They have lapped the house more than a hundred times.

The new Nanny, Sandy, has been great with the kids.  She’s taken them to the zoo, the park, OMSI, and the children’s museum.  All while giving healthy meals and keeping the place tidy.  The boys really like her as well.  Boden always wants to go to Sandy’s house.