Dude, that's rude!

 Did I mention that both of these kids are rough and tumble boys?  Well that doesn't even start to describe the masculine energy that overtakes our household every day.
 As long as we are digging in mulch and gathering bugs outside, all is well. We enjoyed petting the animals during our trip to Old Baker Farm but everyone in the family suffered from a virus that began at the end of the weekend and lasted a week. This stomach flu thing may end up being an annual visitor for us since we have been hit once or twice a year since J began school at age 2.
Both boys still suffer from food allergies and Jackson recently experienced an anaphylactic reaction to a pistachio which resulted in an epipen and ER visit. He is evidently allergic to all nuts which is contradictory to allergy test results. 

Hank is a precious stinker who thinks he can tell me "no" to everything and scream "don't look at me!"  He is a lovey baby though and makes up for it with choke hold hugs. 

Can't take heat? Get out of kitchen.

Now we are two months into school and well on our way to Thanksgiving. I'm afraid I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning and they are going to be freshmen in college. Jackson is in the 4 year old class and Hank in the two year old class at Mother's Day Out. They just had their Halloween party at school and J was Batman while Hank was Superman for the trick or treating excursion. We went trick or treating with our awesome neighbors, Addie, Emily, Chase, and Ashlyn. 

 Jackson played tball over the summer which was a real challenge since Hank didn't understand why he wasn't playing. Hank wanted to chase balls, swing baseball bats and run onto the field. I was glad to see it end. We swam a lot as well. Jackson continues to rock along with swim lessons which we now take at a health club. He is getting really good and should be able to be on swim team next summer at our country club. Hank is being a good boy at school. I am so proud of him. And he loves going and playing with the kids, making sort, circle time, etc.  Of course both of them love to put on the ritz at home and challenge me to no end either their wild and defiant behavior. Time to use the Santa Claus threat!!  Ha ha. No. Ho ho.