Monday, May 24, 2010

How to keep children busy at a graduation...

well first of all,! It takes ALOT of snacks, walks, and toys.

Graduate Daniel & Hudson. We are so proud of you Daniel.
Here's to the beginning of the rest of your life!
Daniel & I. I can't believe how tall he is now!

Yes, more pics...this kid is such a ham!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mother's Day banquet, dairy farm field trip, and baseball.

Every year Mission Circle (women's group at church) organizes a mother/daughter banquet for Mother's Day. This year we had it the Thursday after M-day and the theme was "APRONS". Well as you know, I am not a cook. Maybe one day in the future it will be a hobby of mine, but right now it is not. So this week I found some cute aprons at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for my momma and I to wear. Avery had hers already from her 1st birthday my friend Angie had made. It was alot of fun to see all of the different and old aprons that were brought in and the stories behind them all.
On Friday Hudson had a field trip at the dairy farm at SIU. It is funny that it was there because Kevin and I always say that one day he is going to be a dairy farmer because all he eats butter, milk, and cheese!!!! He loved touching the cows, which surprised me.

Here are the three amigos; Camden, Hudson, & Kade. They have been best buddies all year long and hopefully continue to be friends throughout school.

Friday night, Hudson had a baseball game. Here he is being his silly self. He had a couple of hits and played in the dirt alot in the outfield. :)

And Avery watched Darien's game while she played with Hudson's baseball equipment. Hey, it entertained her.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A story about a little girl...

who was eating her popsicle and walking up the steps outside. She was not very graceful with her rainboots on and you guessed it...she fell!

Big brother took her inside and reassured her that everything is going to be ok "babycakes" as he placed a bandaid on her boo boo.

Yup, she cried a little.

But when it was all over,

she gave her big brother a big hug.

I'm so glad that my little princess has her big brother to protect her. And he does a mighty fine job at being the best big brother.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beautiful day...

to landscape and mulch the front flower beds. I love the Spring/Summer. My pink honeysuckle is starting to grow around the mailbox too!

It was a family affair getting the mulch in place this afternoon. Avery was dirty and sweaty. She actually had to have a bath before nap time.

Here is the progress on the deck. I can't wait to hang out around the pool this summer.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

shark tooth...

NOPE, Hudson has his first permanent tooth! But the strange thing is, he hasn't lost any of this baby teeth yet! I called the dentist (while we were in Florida) and they say it is quite common.

Hudson loves anything to do with sharks (books, movies, games, etc), but he didn't seem to happy about being beside this lifelike shark outside a restaurant in Florida.


I learned quite alot while we were on vacation. First and foremost, I love spending time with my family, especially with my hubby since we work alot of opposite work shifts. Sometimes I feel like I am a single parent during the week when we may just see each other in passing. It is a hard struggle for me (and I believe for my husband as well.) We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary while we were in Florida. It was nice to be together for a few days, just us four!
Hudson took this picture of us. We may have a professional photographer living with us. He did an awesome job centering for a 5 year old.

I also learned that 5 year olds get very bored easily and always want to be doing something or asking to do something 24/7! Oh, and I will add this little cutie may ask atleast 1,000 questions a day, no joke. I love to see Kevin teach him how to twirl his thumbs or he tells him that "when I was a boy". I never thought we would be just like our parents, but we are getting there. He ask no less than 500 times the 5 days we were there to go fishing. Now, I know he would have had a blast, but it would had been a $300 fun in about 15 minutes until he was "bored".
Maybe in a few years buddy!
The diva herself was off her routine while we were on vacation (naps, eating, playing,etc). She was not a happy camper unless she was running or playing in the sand. Which would have been wonderful, except when it was nap time she would not sleep on the beach towel on the beach. I thought it was a wonderful idea (mommy was going to get some zzzz's too), but she would only sleep in the pack and play inside the condo. She was not a big fan of the ocean AT All! She loved the sand and she loved the hot tub for some reason. She kept saying "bath". We only let her dip her feet a few times. She was not a fan of the end of the pool with the fountains and dumping pails. She only wanted to walk up and down the steps into the pool. Maybe she will only like to sun bath like her mommy?
Even though she didn't eat the best while on vacation, I don't think she was hurting by any means. Look at those chubby thighs!

We spent out days on the beach or at the pool, walking down the beach or sightseeing, and finding the best place to eat! We ate so many good dishes it was unbelievable! I don't know if the shrimp sandwich or the reuben I ate was better, or maybe the de-lish breakfast food we ate for lunch one day at this cute diner beside the condo.

No matter how many questions I answered, vomit I cleaned up (Avery apparently gets car sick), laundry I've done, clothes I packed and unpacked, sunblock I've applied, no matter I many times I said "eat your food" or "sit down", I had an awesome well spent time on vacation.