Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fall Highlights

Fall is always a very busy time for us. I love all the colors and activities that go along with the season.

Hudson picked out the perfect pumpkin!

Hudson's fall program at school

Our little conductor at Halloween

Eating his Thanksgiving dinner at Mother's Day Out

Catching up...

I realize I have lots of catching up to do. I want to do better at keeping this up to date and I am hoping since I am in my final stages of grad school that I can do a better job at this. Back in October....(yes, I am that far behind) we decided to take one last vacation as a family of three. We headed to the beach for a few days during fall break. We had a great time! Hudson loved the beach and did not want to leave. 

Sweet boy at the beach

Our family of three:)

We went to the beach when I was about this far along with Hudson so I wanted to capture a picture of me at 29 weeks with Maddox. 

He loved the kids pool at our hotel. He could have stayed there all day!

He loved playing in the sand! He wanted to build lots of sand castles.

Our gorgeous view on the beach everyday! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

We are alive!!

Sorry, I have MIA for several (ok...maybe 7) months now! Our life has been pretty crazy these days.  I do have lots of updates that I will get started on soon!!

Here is a little sneak peak of life with two boys! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Day Out with Thomas!

One of Hudson's birthday presents from us was tickets to go on a Day Out with Thomas! Last Saturday, we made the trip to Nashville for the big event. What usually takes a little over two hours to get to Nashville ended up taking us over four! There was a bad wreck earlier that morning that left traffic on the interstate at a stand still for hours. We ended up having to take a detour so that made the trip even longer. Hudson was a trooper and was so excited when we got to where we were going. Luckily, we hadn't told him where we were going so when we pulled up and he saw Thomas stuff everywhere he finally figured it out! He loves trains and since our trip to Colorado he has been asking to ride a train again. He was sad to leave Thomas but he got to buy a new train for his train table in the gift shop so that made him happy.

He was so excited to be on the train!

Hudson and mommy in front of Thomas.
It was hard to get him to stop looking at Thomas long enough to get a picture.

He is getting to be such a big boy!
We are enjoying every second with our three year old!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Surprise Party!

Labor Day weekend we went to St. Louis to visit Todd's family. Todd and I had planned a little birthday party for Hudson while we were there since they didn't get to come for his party here. What Todd didn't know was that we were planning a little surprise for him. His 30th birthday is coming up (September 21 to be exact!) so we decided to surprise him for the Big 3-0! He just thought we were having a party at some friends for Hudson so he was surprised when it turned out to be for him too. We had a great time with lots of family and friends in St. Louis celebrating these boys.

Happy birthday to two of my favorite boys!

I even got him an Alabama cake for the surprise!

I was glad we were able to pull off the surprise. I am sure he will get me back one day. Good thing I have a few years until my 30th:)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Three years!!

I can't believe our sweet boy is already three years old! It still seems like yesterday we were waiting for him to make his entrance into the world. We can not imagine our life without him in it. He is wild and crazy at times but can be so sweet and loving too. We celebrated his birthday last weekend with my family and then we are planning on celebrating it again next weekend in St. Louis with Todd's family. He has been so excited about his birthday this year. I think he finally realized that it was HIS special day so he ate up every second!

He loved his cake!

Hudson waiting to blow out his candles!

Hudson's big present this year was a train table. It took Todd several hours to get it all put together. He was so ready for him to be done so he could play with it.

He was beyond excited when he saw his new train table!!

He has played with his new trains for hours. He loves it! He didn't want to go to Mother's Day Out this morning because he didn't want to leave his train table. I am so happy he loved his birthday present this year.

Happy Birthday Hudson!
Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hudson's first day!

We decided to start Hudson in a Mother's Day Out Program this year. He is at the age where he needs to get out of the house and spend time with other kids. He is such a smart boy so we knew he would love it. I just wasn't ready for him to grow up. I had a few break downs before his first day. Overall, I think we both did pretty good with the transition. He went to an open house the Thursday before he started so that he get acquainted with his new "school." When we dropped him off last Monday he just walked right in like it was no big deal. When Todd started telling him bye, Hudson asked if mommy would be there with him. I lost it. He is used to Todd leaving him but not Mommy so it was so hard for to tell him that I was leaving too. He handled that much better than I did:) He had a great first day at school. He has been a couple more times since then. So far he is loving it! I always look forward to hearing about his day.

Eating breakfast before his big day

He has his lunchbox and he is ready to go!

He was all smiles before school

We were so glad that daddy came for the big drop off:)