Thursday, August 27, 2015

Splash Pad Fun

There is a nice little splash pad not far from our house, and we have definitely not been taking advantage of it enough this summer!  We went once earlier in the summer when Ava & Rhett were here, but haven't been back since...until today.  We met Jen & Emilia there for a picnic and some splashing, and the kids had a blast!

I definitely need to take them a few more times while it's still hot enough outside.  Oh, who am I kidding?  We live in Houston & it's crazy hot, so I probably have several more months before it's too cold to splash in the water!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Birthday!

This year we decided to have a joint birthday party for Adley & Hudson.  Since their birthdays are only 5 days apart & right now they have all the same friends, it seemed to be the logical choice!  We decided to have a "Beach Party" at our house.  We had lots of lunch, lots of swimming, and lots of fun.  Thanks to my mom, the decorations were spectacular & we had a great time celebrating our 2 little munchkins!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Easter Fun!

We had a pretty low-key Easter weekend this year, but it was really nice to spend time with just our little family!  The kids & I had spent several days in Duncan the weekend before Easter, and Matt couldn't get off work to travel on the holiday weekend, so it was just us at home for the weekend.

Sunday morning the kids checked out their Easter basket treats.  Well, actually Adley checked hers out & then opened Hudson's "for him."  I think she really just wanted the Puffs he got in his basket!

She was very excited about the Bubble Blower!
After church, we went to Cheesecake Factory with Rob & Jo Harmon for lunch.  Adley kept us all entertained playing with her baby doll.  While I was in the bathroom changing Hudson, she apparently told everyone that her baby had a "big, stinky poo-poo" and she needed to change the diaper.  She also roped Rob into feeding her baby several times during lunch, and even went to sit by him & lay on the seat next to him.

We didn't have an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday afternoon since the weather wasn't too great.  It apparently didn't matter to Adley because when I mentioned it she informed me she had already had an Easter Egg hunt at school.  I guess one hunt a year is enough for her!  I did convince her to dye some Easter Eggs with me & we had lots of fun!  I think her favorite part was wearing her new apron that she got for Easter & picking out an apron for me to wear!
Waiting patiently for the eggs

So proud of her creations!

After we dyed eggs, Adley & her Daddy went outside and played with her new bubble blower.

She had so much fun!  While they were playing outside, Hudson was having a snack of strawberries & I'm pretty sure it was his favorite part of the day!

Although we certainly missed being with family for the holiday, it was a great day to relax and enjoy some quiet family time!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hudson-8 Months

Our sweet baby boy is growing up too fast!  8 months old & a bundle of joy (except if Mama walks out of the room…then he gets upset).  His sister LOVES him, and he loves her right back!  One of their favorite things is for Hudson to sit in the bed with Adley when she wakes up from her nap.  She scoots over so he has room to lay beside her & they just sit there playing and laughing.  SO CUTE!  

Sister insisted on being in a picture with him!

Here are a few other things about Hudson at 8 months:

  • He is very social & loves people!  As long as someone is holding him, talking to him, or playing with him he's happy.  He's not a big fan of being alone, but as long as he can see someone else he is usually perfectly fine.
  • If he's crying or fussing and Adley walks over close to him, he immediately stops & smiles.  Her favorite thing to ask him is "Hudson, where's my smiles?" and he gives her a huge smile every time.
  • He is FINALLY sleeping through the night (most of the time).  He usually goes to bed around 7:30 (though sometimes he is ready for bed at 6 or 6:30).  Most nights he will wake up around 4:30-5:30, I feed him quickly, and he goes back to sleep until 7:30-8:30.  I'm sure that early morning feeding will stop before long, but as long as he goes back to sleep for 3 hours or so, I don't mind it too much.  I think a quick  feeding is much better than waking up for the day at 4:30 or 5:30!
  • He is starting to really enjoy solid foods.  He has tried avocado, cottage cheese, green beans, refried beans, peas, mac & cheese, butternut squash, and some soft bread, in addition to a variety of pureed baby foods.  He usually makes a funny face like he hates what he's eating, but then keeps eating it!  I am also still breastfeeding, with about 4-5 feedings a day.
  • Although he's not crawling yet, he is trying really hard.  He manages to scoot & roll himself to get a toy or move all around in his bed.  He also gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back & forth, and even occasionally moves one leg, but he hasn't managed to actually crawl.  
  • He already tries to pull up on things, and loves to stand up while holding on to our hands.  Jumping is also a favorite pasttime.
  • He loves to babble & jabber.  He has definitely discovered his voice & loves to yell or whisper.  He says "goy, goy, goy" a lot & Matt is certain that he says "da-da."
He has a serious side like his Daddy!

Conversations with Adley...

Adley Lynn loves to talk, and definitely keeps us entertained!  Many of our conversations these days revolve around which princess she is at the time, and who everyone else is in the story (Daddy is always the prince or king!)  Here are a few conversations that weren't focused on pretending to be a princess that made me chuckle:

Adley: Mama, I'm a superhero!
Me: (putting her jacket on her)  Oh, that's so cool!  Which superhero are you?
Adley: Superheroes not wear jackets.
Me: Yeah, your jacket is like a cape.  Superheroes wear capes.
Adley: (exasperated) Mama, superheroes not wear jackets (takes the jacket off).

(Riding in the car listening to the song "I Need Thee Every Hour.")
Adley: Mama, is she sick?
Me: Is who sick?
Adley: Girl singin'.  She sick?
Me:  No, she's not sick.  Why do you think she's sick?
Adley: Cause she said she needs Jesus

Adley's friend Mason brought her a balloon on Valentine's Day.  She made him a card.  After they exchanged presents she looked at him and said, "I your Valentine girl, and you my Valentine boy."

Driving home from school, we always talk about her day (when she will actually tell me.) This particular day her teacher told me they had talked about love.
Me: Adley, who do you love?
Adley: I love Jesus
Me:  That's great!  Who else do you love?
Adley:  Um, just Jesus
Me: Do you love Mommy & Daddy?
Adley: Um…nope.  Just Jesus.

Adley was having a "terrible 2's" day & I was somewhat exasperated.
Me: oh child, you're killing me.
Adley: deep breath, Mama, deep breath.

I'm sure there are many, many more that I should write down, and I will as soon as I remember them!  Like I said, the girl loves to talk so we have some pretty animated conversations!