Sunday, December 5, 2010

Adios Pacifier

This weekend was a good weekend for us. We got a lot done and besides two bad sleeping nights for Hazel everyone was well behaved.

On Friday we got take out Middle Eastern food. It was pretty good, but I think it'd be better if we dined there, perhaps next time. Then on Saturday morning, we went to two car dealers, Target and the place to get our Christmas tree. Henry liked getting the tree (except for the chainsaw). He was really excited to bring it inside and put ornaments on the tree as soon as it was up. That night we bought a rug for our dining room and put the lights on the tree. Today we finished the decorating.

After breakfast on Saturday we took Henry's pacifier away and told him he couldn't use it anymore. He was pretty upset and asked for a different one. He mentioned it several times that day and once or twice today, but so far it hasn't been too bad. I hope it is not the cause of his not taking a nap, however.

We've had more and more funny moments with him as his language skills have improved. Last week he had an argument with his friend Owen. Henry told us a couple of times about it, "Henry say this dump truck; Owen say this flat bed truck." Last night Henry got upset when I took him outside to see what the tree looked like through the window. He thought we were taking the tree outside! And this morning when I told him that I was watering the Christmas tree he asked me if it was going to get big like Nonnie's tree.

In addition Henry's been giving some funny answers to questions. Meg asked him how many years old he was. Henry said "25." He didn't want to change his answer once she told him how old his cousins were. Strangely, he also tells us this is his first Christmas. Meg also asked Henry what he should say after sneezing. He said, "Elbow." She said no that's not it. Then he said, "Thank you."

Hazel playing "forts" with Henry (and Mom).

Henry pretending to feed Hazel.

Henry decorating the tree. We had to "unclump" his decorating later, but he sure was doing a good job.


Hazel watching Henry decorate the tree.

The coin update ...

600 small dollars yielded two new ones for me 2010P James Buchanan and 2010P Abraham Lincoln.

8,400 halves turned up three 90% silver halves (1938, 2 x 1964), forty-eight 40% silver halves (3 x 1965, 9 x 1966, 22 x 1967, 10 x 1968D, 4 x 1969D), twelve proof halves (1985S, 8 x 2000S, 2 x 2009S, 2010S) and one UK 50 pence. The 2010S half is a new one for me! It took five bad weeks to have a good one like this.

880 quarters had a new one for me 2009D Virgin Islands. It's a taking a bit, but slowly I'm finding these D mint coins from 2009.

1,500 dimes rounded up one silver Rosie (1953D), six Canadians and one UK 5 pence.

1,760 nickels produced six Canadians (3 Ni) and one Jamaica $5. In this bunch was a also a semi-key Jefferson, the 1950.

6,200 pennies coughed up nineteen Wheats, thirty-eight Canadians and two US dimes. The Wheats were:

1918, 1919(2), 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944D, 1945, 1946(2), 1947D, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1956D, 1958D

Found: 2 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 quarter