March 12, 2014

When we ask to give Hutson a kiss, he loweres his head and allows people to kiss the top of his head.   Tonight, daddy went to give Hutson a good night kiss and he put his head down and Hutson said…’NO’, and pushed his head up.  He then lowered his head for a kiss on the top of his head.   At bedtime, mom’s routine is to say good night and people who ‘love you’.  So, last night…mom said good night Hutson, mommy and daddy love you’…Hutson responds ‘Bode too?…nanna and bapa too?’  The weather is improving and Bode and Hutson have been playing with neighbor Samira when dad gets home.  They play chase, draw and tonight while dad was cleaning the gutters, they were playing with worms.  

Hutson is also turning into a bully.  Last night, Boden and Hutson got into a tussle. Both were pushing back and forth with Hutson not backing down.  Hutson then grabbed Bode’s arm and went for the bite.  Bode shook loose and then started running away.  Hutson took after him and chased him around the house a couple of times before mom ‘saved’ Bode.  

Hutson today said ‘pee-pee’ and walked to the bathroom.  This is the first time Hut has declaired he needs to go before he has to go and then actually goes.  Yea Hutson.

Boden’s starting to run fast.  He states ‘I’m faster than you daddy’.  And I sometimes wonder if he is.  He loves to run and jump.  Neighbor Samira and Boden play tag and chase.  Even though she is 6, he’s able to keep up.   He’s curious and often asks what we are doing and interested in how we are doing it.  

Bedtime is still a struggle.  He wants to sleep in mom and dad’s bed.  He wants to snuggle.  Gets out of bed and overall is a three year old.  He comes down stairs and throws a fit.  He really struggles to stay awake, or get mom or dad to go to bed with him.

Boden’s best friend at school is Aven.  Every morning at drop off he goes to class and runs over to Aven.  Before their friendship, he was very cautious going to school.  Now he loves going.  Aven’s mom said he talks about Boden all the time at home as well.  

Our friends came over on Sunday with their two year old son.  The three boys played really well together.  Boden was especially gracious, sharing his toys and playing in the bouncy castle or rolling around the house on the scooters.  4 hours of straight play.  They all were exhausted.  

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