Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 so far and some Family Pics!

Change is always happening around our house.

For me, I had my last day of work on December 31st. Who knows if I will ever have the opportunity to work as a NM tech again. This year, learning basically a new job kicked my arse big time! It was such a great opportunity to see so many new things, but having two little ones at home, running my etsy shop, and dealing with two church callings nearly did me in!
I just reopened my etsy shop, so I will do that for now. It certainly keeps me busy enough.
I am thankful for now to be done, and I am at an "I don't care" place as far as what happens in the future. Maybe we will win the lotto right?

I was released as the Enrichment leader, and was given a new Primary Class. I teach the CTR 7 class, and they are fun. There are about 8-9 kids, and they are busy and chatty, but I already LOVE them and I am excited to be their teacher. Shane was recently released as a YM advisor, and recalled as a councilor in the YM presidency(his FAVORITE calling ever). He is in Heaven and has a lot of great guys in his quorum.

My favorite.

Hudson and Cooper (and me) are adjusting to being home with me full time. Cooper has turned in to such a Mama's boy and loves being home with me. He makes being home very rewarding. It is a bit tougher on me and Hudson. Hudson misses his friends, and I miss feeling sane-haha. Hudson is really really hard. We have recently decided that the poor boy needs to get help beyond what Shane and I can offer him. It breaks my heart seeing him struggle every day with listening, and behavior. He is such a bright boy, but his troubles have caused a lot of stress on all of us. I am hopeful that we can get some help soon.(Or else I will blog from the mental institution)

Hudson has given us a few embarrassing moments as of late with his observations of others. He had a new primary teacher who had some acne scaring on her face, and decided to ask her all about it. He even told her his skin was nice and smooth and was concerned as hers was "all bumpy".
Then this past weekend we went to see Hudson's cousin play basketball. When we told him where she was on the court he yelled out" Oh I can see her, she is next to that big fat girl'".
Yesterday when we were at Costco, there was a handicapped boy in front of us in line. Hudson decided to yell out "Mom, that boy's face looks kind of creepy".
Always in earshot of parents, using his loud voice. I know it is innocent, but gosh it is embarrassing.

Love this one too.

Another big change for Mr. Huds, will be to have to share a room with Cooper. This week I scored a major deal on Kijiji and got Hudson a new bunk bed and dresser. Hudson has been asking for a bunk bed for a long time, and so I did not anticipate any problems when we set his bed up. Well, last night Hudson bawled for an hour saying he missed his old bed (as if, he still sneaks into our bed every night!). He claimed this bed was too hard, and that the wood was too hard-ha! We will wait for Hudson to calm down with his new room, before we get Cooper in with him. I do not look forward to that. Cooper still sleeps in his crib and he is  an awesome sleeper, so we may be in for some trouble when they share a room.

Now on to sweet Coopy. Cooper has been talking like a maniac. He is honestly the most polite little boy I know. He always says "Thank you Mama" or if I sneeze he will say 'bless you Mama"-unprompted. He is just so wonderful. I would die without him. He is so easy, and so kind. Everything with him is so smooth. He loves to play with his Dad and with his brother.  He is currently obsessed with a painting Mickey Mouse game, and still loves Dora. Coop loves being read to, and maybe the cutest thing I have heard in a while was last night when Cooper sang me twinkle, twinkle, little star. Cooper is so patient with Hudson(which just makes Hudson meaner to him), but he has started to "fight back" a bit. It makes me laugh a bit, but we still scold him. He is so quick to apologize, and he listens so well. He really is such a dream.

One last funny story from Hudson, as I don't want to forget it.
The other day Hudson was in his bedroom. He was locked in for time out. Shane and I were in the bathroom adjacent to his room, when we heard Hudson cry out to us. He told us to look at his door. When we looked he slid two pictures under the door. One was a picture of the Savior and the other was a picture of the Salt Lake Temple. Hudson then proceeded to tell us that we were not listening to the Holy Ghost, and that we needed to let him out of his room. He also told us we were "not listening to Heavenly Father's commands". Hahahahaha. We were having a laugh attack. So there you go, I guess he does listen to what we say!

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