Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!

I can not believe that my sweet baby boy is already ONE year old. It seems likes yesterday we were at the hospital waiting on his arrival and were blessed with this beautiful strawberry-blonde baby boy. Our lives were forever changed that day! I knew I would love being a mommy and it gets better every day. Hudson does something new every day and is growing every second. He is waving "bye bye" and has said it a time or two. He also waves hello. He loves giving high fives and climbing on and off the couch! He all over the place! He is in 12 month clothes and size 4 shoes. He loves to eat....anything we give him. He loves anything from the Mexican place...we go there like twice a week so he better like it:) He loves chicken, mashed potatoes, bananas...and the list goes on!! He is crawling all over the place and cruising around the furniture but really doesn't seem to care about walking just yet. That is fine with me!! We are having the big 1st birthday party tomorrow so for now here are a few of my favorite pictures from Hudson's "birth"day!!

On a side note: Hudson woke up on his special day with a stomach bug.....awful!!! He was pretty pitiful this morning but seems to be doing much better this afternoon. We are hoping he is all better by tomorrow so he can eat some cake!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Look at that hair!!!

I love this picture! We had been to the lake and Hudson was getting a much needed bath. It was at this point I realized it was time for him to get a haircut. I was kind of sad and I hated to cut it before he turned one. It was starting to get way to long in the front ant that "whirl wind" as his daddy calls it was getting a little long in the back. I had also scheduled his one year pictures for the week before his birthday so I decided it was time to suck it up and get it cut. He did great!! He was not real sure what was going on and Mrs. Cathy gave him a clip to hold and he was happy as could be. We were thrilled he made it all the way through without shedding a tear. I love his new haircut but I don't like how big it makes him look. Our baby boy is growing up WAY too fast!!

First snips

Showing off his new hair cut!

Two years already?!

Todd and I celebrated our two year anniversary on July 21. I can not believe we have already been married for two years. It has gone by so fast and we have been blessed with so much during the last two years. Todd was offered a teaching position that allowed us to move back to Tennessee and I was given the opportunity to stay home and baby-sit. We bought our first house and we were blessed with a sweet baby boy! Wow!! God is amazing and proves it everyday! I can't wait to see what he has planned for us next!!

July 21, 2007

July 21, 2008

July 2009

A picture of us with little man before we celebrated our anniversary! I am so so blessed!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Road trip!!

Remember how I posted awhile back about our new precious nephew Jackson?! And how we were trying to plan a trip to see him?! We had thought this wouldn't be possible with Todd starting a new school and a new job as an assistant high school football coach. Well, luck was in our favor when the head coach decided to cancel football practice on a Friday. Todd calls me on Thursday from practice and asks me what I think about driving to Dallas all night? I respond "I will be ready when you get here"! So I started packing and we were ready when Todd walked in the door. Todd drove ALL night and Hudson slept most of the way and we arrived in Dallas early Friday morning. We enjoyed our visit with Byron and Jennifer and baby Jackson! I loved seeing Hudson with him....he would look at him and giggle and then try to hit him with a toy. Hopefully, he will be sweeter next time! It will be so sweet watching them play together and grow together.

Loving on Jackson....and a jealous Hudson!

Sweet boy!

Kisses from Hudson

Todd and Hudson telling Jackson bye before we headed back to Tennessee. We were so sad to go because we know how much he will change before we see him again. We are looking forward to our next trip to Dallas...just hoping we have a little more notice and can spend a little more time there. Thanks Byron and Jennifer for letting us invade you for a few days!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Top O' the River!

We took a mini-vacation in July along with my parents and Zack, Cherith and EK. We wanted to go somewhere fun, not too expensive but still have choices of things to do. We decided to head out on the lake for a few days in Lake Guntersville, Alabama. We had a blast. It was nice to get away for a few days and spend lots of time on the water. Todd and Zack enjoyed jumping off the cliffs and Cherith even joined them for a jump....I on the other hand was not that brave! We even rented a jet ski for the day and we all enjoyed that. We of course had to throw in a shopping day while we were there and ended the weekend by celebrating EK's 2nd birthday! She was so cute and all day would dance and say "It's my birthday"!! We had a great mini-vacation but we are of course always looking forward to the next one! Here are a few....well lots of pictures from our trip!

Todd and I at Lake Guntersville State Park. Hudson was asleep in the car so he missed out on this picture. It is rare to get a pic of just the two of us! If you are ever in the Guntersville area you will want to take a trip to the park. There are tons of deer that roam around and you are sure to spot a few. Some even will come up to your car for you to feed them.

Gorgeous view from one of the restaurants, Top O' the River! The food was yummy and you got lots of it! The babies even enjoyed looking at the menu!

Sweet Cousins!

Ella Kate was being so sweet! She loves "Hudsy Boy"! I hope Hudson realizes that is not his name because we all seem to call him that since EK does! She loves playing with him and sometimes she even shares her toys with him.

Our family:)

Friday, August 7, 2009

A month and a few days later.....

A month and a few days later I am finally getting around to the 4th of July post. Our family usually gets together at the cabin for the fourth. We usually enjoy a yummy meal together and then head out on the river for a little wake boarding, tubing or anything else you can do on the water!! I love watching the kids play together. Hudson is finally to the age where he can play with his cousins and crawl around after them. He has so much fun and they seem to enjoy it too. Hudson loved his first fourth of least I think he did! He did like the fireworks on tv and danced to the music. Very cute!

Hudson and Miller spending some time together. This is very rare because for the longest Miller would have nothing to do with Hudson. He is finally starting to warm up to him so of course I take pictures of these sweet moments every chance I get!

My little firecracker!!

Happy Fourth of July!!