Syd had a big Birthday today and I wanted to do a special tribute post, but then I felt bad because Hub’s B-day was two weeks ago and I never got around to his….and you know how he gets about that sort of thing. So I think I’ll play it fair and just mush them together. That way everyone gets ripped off a little bit.
bad picture of Hub in front of the Jefferson Memorial
Hub took off to DC the day after his Birthday so his celebration included packing and going to bed early. But that does bring to mind one of his great hidden talents. He is a super packer. Whether it be luggage, cars or meals----that man knows how to fit it all in. I like to just stuff and squish stuff into bags, but Hub has super powers of spatial cognition where everything fits just right.
He’s pretty fun too. He often will ask the kids what they want to do (dangerous territory so I rarely ask such open-ended questions) and then he’ll actually do what they say. Even if it’s horrible like playing Chutes and Ladders.
Unfortunately Hub is not a showoff so his many skills and talents may be surprising to some. Did you know he is great at math and writing and Frisbee golf? He’s good at most sports but he is also artistic and likes to draft house plans. He enjoyed framing our basement and using power tools. He also can sing and dance. But those skills probably won’t be shared outside of the home…. I could go on, but we’ve got to get onto Syd….
Syd and her new baby with matching 'creepy big eyes' as Ike puts it....
Who is now 2! She showed off her age by climbing out of the crib yesterday with nary an injury or a nap. Aarrrgh. She looks like an angel, but definitely is more on the devil’s side of late. She can hit, pinch, scratch and scream like a girl twice her age. She’s mastered saying ‘my turn’ even when it’s not, and can blame others for her messes and smells. She’s also very sweet and will give great hugs and kisses when we’re sad. She’s Noelle’s shadow most of the day and I love watching them play kitchen, house, church, beach, dance class, etc.
Syd spent her birthday playing in the snow, cleaning bathrooms with me, hanging out at Ethan’s class, not napping, and playing at the McDonald’s playland with her sibs. She’s going to be getting a new dresser when we get around to ordering it. I am enjoying her being two and not knowing she’s supposed to have a big shebang birthday party. Unlike Ethan, who knows that his Birthday is in exactly 53 days and wants another dinosaur party or go to Chuck E Cheese or Disneyland….
So that was my Birthday twofer tribute. Hope it was awesome for you.