Monday, December 20, 2010

This weekend we were at my in-laws to celebrate Christmas a week early so as to not try not fit two locations in on Christmas weekend. Henry and Hazel were well behaved. Hazel got a cold just before we got there and it got worse as we were there, but otherwise things went off without of hitch. Henry was extremely excited for all of his gifts, except for the clothes, however. He was even opening the gifts himself this year with just a little help from us. We all had so much fun watching him. I don't think we could have asked for much more.

When we got home Hazel got worse and so she and Meg weren't able to make it to a birthday bash my mother and father gave me at their house. Hazel did much better today (she bounced like crazy in her jumperoo after lunch, while watching Henry run around the dining room; and she propelled herself at will on the living room floor, e even though she can't crawl). She went with us to the doctor for Henry's appointment and was mostly herself throughout the day. Let's hope she gets even better over the next few days in time for Christmas Eve!

Henry's search for a deeper meaning has picked up steam over the last week. He really seems to be asking for answers that are more complex than the ones he was satisfied with weeks ago. He constantly asks, "what that someone doing?" or "what does this do?" I think it is in direct relationship to his expanding imagination. I love watching him make scenes and narrate it all quietly to himself.

3,500 quarters produced six Canadians, four US nickels, one US dime and one Norwegian 1 Krone. In addition I got a new Parks quarter I needed, 2010P Mount Hood.

2,250 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1948), three Canadians and one Australian 5¢.

600 nickels turned up one dateless Buffalo, one Canadian and one UK 20 pence.

3,800 pennies rounded up nineteen Wheats, twenty-four Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1917, 1918, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1944(2), 1945(3), 1946(3), 1947, 1948(2), 1949, 1949S, 1950, 1950D, 1951, 1951D, 1953(3), 1953D, 1955, 1957D, 1958D

Found: 1 penny, 1 quarter