Saturday, November 27, 2010

November mishmash

Hudson turned 4!!!

My beautiful big boy

Second Birthday Celebration (and sorry about the picture quality, but lately this humble camera seems extra finicky)

note to self...always remember to wear make up before family pictures are taken...blegh

token silly picture

My little Sweetie-Pie (91/2 months)

Totally copied this picture from my sister!

Bedhead mohawk

To all of you who haven't yet cuddled don't know what you're missing! He really is the sweetest baby.

November seems to have flown by! The Kitty House is S-L-O-W-L-Y coming along. Move-in date is still years away...seriously...don't ask when, unless you want to see me cry. Hudson seems like he's gone from a 3 year old to a 13 year old, rolling his eyes and saying things like "Okay, okay, you don't have to freak out". And Devin has boycotted mushy baby food in favor of eating whatever we're having (amazing considering he still only has two bottom teeth).

Friday, November 05, 2010

I'm not as nice or good a mama...

as this mama.

As you can see from my Halloween post, Hudson was Shaggy from Scooby-Doo (in the Mystery Machine) this year.

He actually wanted to be Daphne.

Really really wanted to be Daphne.

He cried his eyes out (true temper tantrum) in the Halloween store when I told him I wouldn't buy him the Daphne costume. I said "no" because 1. the costume cost $39.99. 2. It's a girl's costume. 3. Rob would have divorced me, and I need him around to finish fixing the Kitty House.

I am absolutely not homophobic, nor would I be upset if Hudson was a cross-dresser when he gets long as he is happy. 3 years old (going on 4 in a few days)...I do NOT want anyone, ANYONE, making fun of him, and making him feel bad. He's already too sensitive, and I would not willingly put him in a position that he may be ridiculed. For Pete's sake, a "mean" boy in his class said he didn't like Hudson's orange shirt last week, and it hurt both of our feelings.

But doesn't that boy from Nerdy Apple Bottom look so so happy in that picture? Happier than Hudson does in any of HIS Halloween pictures.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Not so subliminal message?

Hudson brought this home from preschool.
Note: It's entitled "My Family"
Note: The guy in the door is Hudson (I asked).
Note: Ummmm...the rest of us are missing.
Note: I asked him where his mama, daddy, brother, and even dog are.

We were all apparently busy doing something or other.

What his teacher may be reading into this picture scares me a little.

Monday, November 01, 2010

An apology to the Kitty House squirrel

Sorry we had to evict you just as the weather turned freezing cold. But on the bright side, research suggested we poison at least you got a second chance.

The Kitty House came with a surprise pet. A squirrel who took up residence in our roof. Then the bold little critter found his way into the house. A couple of neighbours reported seeing him sitting on the inside of our living room window. Just hanging around, looking out.

By fluke, Rob and a friend were at the house when Squirelly came home, and they managed to scare him out the front door...then Rob quickly sealed up the hole where the squirrel had access to.

Sadly, as an animal lover, I felt bad for the little guy. Rob said he came by a few days in a row...trying to find a way back in. I just kept imagining all his stored nuts up there in our roof, and the squirrel having to start gathering his food for winter all over again. In the cold. With no home. I know he's just a rat with a fancy tail...but...still tugs at my heartstrings.

I may have to accidently drop a package of Planters Peanuts in the yard.