Two weeks ago, we went to Layton’s house to play. The boys had a great time playing together with all of his ‘new’ toys. After we came home, Boulder…Hutson’s green transformer was missing. Oh no! Drama!!! Hutson looked everywhere for it but could not find it. It wasn’t until the next week when Layton brought it back. Hutson left it at his house.
Last Friday, Dillon came over with is little sister to play. The three boys had a great time playing on the swings and slides, playing baseball and tag.
On Saturday, the boys went to swim lessons. Boden made his first attempt at the front crawl. Very impressive. Both kicking and the arm strokes. He is very determined to swim like the big kids. He does not seem to have any more fear. Hutson loves the alligator walk and floating on his back. He is very comfortable in the water. The best part about swimming is getting popcorn afterwards.
Saturday afternoon, we had a family hike in the Columbia Gorge. The boys made a two mile hike and they both made the round trip by them selves! What great little hikers. We had many stops along the way to look at spider webs, caterpillars, green ferns, small streams, and finally at the half way point…the big waterfall. Boden wanted to walk behind it but Hutson was “scared”. So we turned around and headed back.
After hiking, we went to the Edgefield for dinner and some putt-putt golf. They boys had a great time working on their short game. Hutson didn’t need a putter…just wanted to kick the ball around the green. What a great time.
Sunday was a busy day for as well for both the boys. We took the Max-Train down town to the Cinco-De-Mayo festival at the waterfront. We rode some carnival rides like a roller coaster and other kiddie rides. They were having so much fun that they didn’t want to leave. At the roller coaster, Hutson was so excited to ride in the front with dad…he put his arms up immediately. But when we went down the first hill, Hutson slumped down onto daddy’s lap. For the first three rounds, the operator looked at me and asked…”how is he doing?” After the third, Hutson finally had a smile on his face and enjoyed the ride.
After the festival, the boys went to soccer practice. Bode got quite a few laughs as his shorts kept slipping down around his knees and his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle underpants kept showing. His coach got a big kick out of that. At scrimmage time, something clicked with Bode and he turned into little Pele’ scoring two goals! He was controlling the ball and was very aggressive playing defense. It was almost like he transformed into an older child! Was fun to watch him celebrate with the other kids. Hutson was always the first to give him a high five.
Tonight before bed, we always do a penis check for Hutson, making sure that it is pointing down. This way it is harder to pee thru the pull-up. Well, Hutson checked by himself and pulled his pants and pull up down and said…”yep, my penis is down”…Then yanked his pull up and jammy bottoms back up.