Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Wow! Hudson is a 5 year old little boy now. I can’t believe it! It really does seem like yesterday that I was in the lobby trying to study for a Spanish test when he came barrelling into our lives. The bad news was that I did not pass that stinkn’ test, but my heart never felt warmer than it did that night. Since he was a preemie, it was hard watching Beth and Kevin just looking at this amazing gift that could not yet be opened. Beth explained it as it being Christmas morning when you are a child and not being able to open your presents. Hudson spent some time in the NICU, but eventually came home to be with his mommy and daddy at their newly remodeled home in Carterville. As an Auntie, I have had a front seat view to the stories Hudson’s short 5 years has provided, I can only imagine what his parents are thinking as their little boy turns 5.
Hudson had an amazing day. First on the agenda was taking his cupcake creation in the form of a dragon to school for snack time. Then he came home and helped daddy mow the yard. Later this afternoon, Grandma Jane and Grandpa Larry came to visit on their way home from Branson. They brought him a tackle box for all fishing supplies. Then papa arrived with a remote control car (like he really needed another. but he loves them!) and a huge styrofoam airplane (the best $3 you can spend). Of course, Grandma Shirley stopped by with a brand new power wheel 4 wheeler. Yes, it is big enough for both rugrats to ride on! YES! I think we will be having a yard sale soon. Kevin says the kiddie toys are taking over the garage.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Five whole years later, this handsome, smart, funny, and talented child still amazes us each and everyday. Isn't it amazing how time flies by and when you look back at pictures you think to yourself...where has the time gone.
Yes, this is my silly 5 year old. My future Carterville Lion football player. Meteorologist. Dairy farmer. Comedian. Chick magnet. I have no idea what his future holds. But one thing is for sure, his daddy and I will be right there beside him.
Friday, September 18, 2009
peek-a-boo I see you. She loves playing and hiding in the curtains. Maybe she will be into decorating and sewing like her momma. I hope.
Here is Avery and her best girlfriends, Mia & Sydne. Their mommy made their shirts and I made their bows. They were definitely the best dressed girls at the game by far!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is probably my most favorite picture of my two kiddos.
Kevin looks thrilled to be having another picture taken! Maybe I should just print out two pictures and glue them together. Just a thought...
Monday, September 14, 2009
what a crazy bunch of new and old friends...
Of yes, they both fell asleep during the parade!!!! It's hard being beautiful I guess. Donna & I should have been the ones asleep in the wagon after pullling them through C'ville. It was hot hot hot Saturday.
Here is Hudson eating after returning home from the fair. I don't know what it is about this little guy, but he always has to eat before he goes to sleep. He is the pickiest eater that you will ever meet. Picky about what he eats, where he eats, and when he eats. You can't tell by looking at him, he is as healthy as they get! Which I am thankful for, but please God encourage the poor boy to try some different food or he will end up being a string cheese stick!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Well, I knew my family needed one of these! We were in desperate need of a family calendar for all of our activities, work schedules, and such. I took the largest frame and spray painted it RED because that's my accent color in the basement. Kevin then cut down a piece of dry erase board to fit the frame. We knew we needed permanent lines for the calendar, so we searched and searched for something and came up with label maker tape! Kevin is really good at measuring and making it look perfect so that was his job too! It's funny because I get all of these crazy ideas in my head, but he actually does alot them. I need to learn how to use the saw and things. I am obsessed with Danielle Hirsch from HGTV. I would love to have her knowledge and job!
Baby Brandt won too! Here are the winners together with my cousin Donna. Isn't he the cutest you have ever seen! Donna made his hat and tie onesie. Too stinkin' cute! Avery loves Donna. You can't tell can you?
The picture is kind of dark so I will try to take some better ones the next time she wears it. The front says "Saluki Girl" and the back is so cute saying "out of your league".
Look mommy I found my shadow and my shoe strings.
Friday, September 4, 2009
PS. My cousin Donna made Avery this really cute Saluki dress and I can't wait to show it off.