Several years ago, I planted blueberries with the anticipation that my kids would be able to pick them. I ￼planted figs with the same hope. Today was the fulfillment of that hope
Blueberries and currants are both ripe in our garden. So this is our Fourth of July cake chocolate lava cake, whip cream, and fresh berries.
For Christmas I got Hugh a puzzle game. This motioning he was following the instructions to arranging the pieces in the suggested shapes. Total cognitive leap.
We went to the Bob Keifer center for climbing, but Hugh was more interested in playing soccer than climbing.
But Katja was all about climbing.
I took my kids climbing today. It was an early morning with a 7:15 am departure. Becky was there to cheer us on. Managing two active kids and setting top ropes is just beyond my current capacity. This was Hugh’s first time climbing with ropes. Katja, much more experienced has moved from being satisfied with half an assent to cheering when toping a route.
The most wonderful time of the year! Where the sun is bright and hot and the soil is sandy and the dust is present… and the bucket price is not the same as the per-pound price.
This morning while changing Hugh V’s diaper, I said:” now we have to wipe that pee off so the skin doesn’t hurt later”. Hugh V says: “do we need ahh cream (diaper rash paste)?” To which I replied:”no, we need a little boy who puts his pee in the potty.” To which he replied:” well, I’m definitely a little boy.”
I think he’s done with Tetris. Everything becomes an “H”.
This weekend three of us were knocked out sick. Hugh V was as bright as could be. He was sick two days prior. So we did lots of snuggling and outside walks.
‘Let’s use the list of chapters…’ That is what Hugh V said tonight as we looked for a bedtime story. He knows each story in the book. But now he also know how to use an index at three years old! So proud and happy.