Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April Fun

Our return from the Creeper....Poor Hunter and Chloe had Creeper Trail dust bunnies all over their faces! It looked like they both had a hand in eating the trail.
This is Mrs. Glenda!! Hunter LOVES her. She is one of his preschool teachers and he will do anything with her. She is fantistic, funny and full of energy. In this pic he is exploring the preschool's Earth Day activities.
Hunter and Mrs. Glenda. I think she is going to have to move up to the 2 year old class with him this fall.
Isn't this sweet?
This was Chloe's Creeper Trail look!
Our first set of scraped knees! He fell on the driveway running after me because I wouldn't let him sit in the truck...by himself.
Hunter loves to help push the cart. It is really sweet, but it is hard when you are in a hurry. He wants to push it around in the store too...that is the complicated part. Talk about a long shopping trip.

Both of these 2 pics are Hunter having fun at the Hands on Museum in Johnson City. Of course he is driving the car and the tractor.
We go to storytime at the library every Tuesday. Hunter loves to play on the computer afterwards..it is the ONLY one I will let him touch.
Fun at the farm!

Last but not least....CHICKEN RUN!!!

Despite having an ear infection for the past 3 weeks, Hunter has been in a pretty good mood and has tolerated all of our crazy adventures. Over Easter we were in Sparta where he had a fabulous time chasing chickens around a farm. A neighbor up the road has a great big farm complete with milking cows, goats, pigs and chickens, just to name a few. Since it is spring time most of the animals had little babies so we thought Hunter would love to see all the animals and their new little babies. Those of you who really know Hunter, understand that he is a quite, reserved little boy that doesn't usually want out of his mother's arms in any sort of new situation...at least for a good 15 minutes of warming up and observation. Well, he amazed us all when he scrambled right out of the truck and took off running (as fast as little toddlers can run) toward a flock of chickens and roosters! We couldn't believe it and we were all laughing hysterically as he desperately tried to catch one. He never did catch one but Ms. Collette was kind enough to let Hunter help feed them so that allowed him brief touches of their feathers! He also enjoyed petting and watching the goats. On the other hand, Hunter wanted nothing to do with the 5 screaming piglets Ms. Collette was raising. They were wild and really loud and I think all the comotion just scared him. Overall, he had the most fun chasing the chickens!
David and I have been working in the yard and have things looking really good. We have spread 32 bales of pine needles around the house and 6 loads of mulch. I wish I could say we were done, but I am afraid we are going to need one more load of mulch to finish off our outside landscaping fiasco. It has been hard work, but we have really enjoyed spending the time outside and Hunter loves to play in the dirt. As soon as the load of mulch was delivered, Hunter ran and got his shovel. Poor kid, we make him work hard to earn his keep around here.
Right now Hunter is growing so fast and doing new things everyday. He still loves cars and any car will do. Today we even had a picnic in the truck!! I really wanted a picnic in the yard, but Hunter insisted we eat in the truck, so we did! His loves his fourwheeler and has gotten really good at turning it. He rides it everyday for hours around the yard and I have to remind myself everynight to charge the battery. He gets very upset if it 'runs out of gas.' He doesn't really play with toys that much. He has a train table and will play with it some, but his favorite toys are matchbox cars. He makes little car noieses and runs them all over the place. He still loves to read and of lately he wants to read the same books over and over and over and over again. His vocabulary is picking up, but he is still a quite fellow. As of today his words include, moma, dada, hot, moo, quack, track (which he says for both tractor and truck), right back, uh-oh, and I think he said moon tonight. He has no trouble understanding every word we say, but I do wonder if all his ear troubles have affected his speech. We went to ENT today, and if this antibiotic doesn't do the trick then we are looking at having tubes placed. Keep your fingers crossed and I will keep all posted.
This past weekend Jenny and Chloe came up for a visit. Hunter and Chloe have a great time playing together and I really do wish we could get the two of them together more often. The weather was beautiful so we played outside all day. We all went for a bike ride on the Creeper Trail. I trailered Hunter and Chloe in the go bug for a ride into Abingdon. We stopped and let them play at the park near the start of the trail. Jenny was a good sport and rode the bike really well....we had no wrecks or close calls!

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