Friday, April 1, 2016

Holden's 2 year pics

On March 20th, we had Holden's 2 year pictures taken.  I absolutely LOVE them!!  Our photographer captured his personality perfectly!!!

 She even got a few with Hudson too!

I seriously melt when I look at these!!!!

3rd 9 weeks!

We celebrated Hudson this morning at his 9 weeks awards assembly.  He got straight A's for the 3rd time!!  We couldn't be more proud of him...he is ROCKING second grade!!!  :)

Easter 2016

We had a wonderful Easter this year!  A horrible virus hit our house the week before, so we didn't get to attend the Easter Eggstravaganza at church like normal, but we had a great day at church and celebrating with friends.  
Family pics after church.  Love my boys!!!!

 It was next to impossible to get a pic of Holden in front of his Easter basket...he wanted to DIG IN!

 We were blessed to have Leslie and Griffin come over after church for lunch and Easter fun!

 Hudson and Griffin had fun decorating eggs...
 ...and doing an experiment with Peeps!

 Then, we had an Easter egg hunt. (Notice the speckled fence from the hail a few days times.)

 After our egg hunt, we went down the street to crack our confetti eggs.  The boys had a blast!

 Such a wonderful day celebrating our Savior!!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy #2 Holden!!

Not sure how it happened, but my sweet second born turned 2 on March 14th!!!  I walked in his room to see this sweet smiles...
 He was so excited to see the balloons all over the floor of his room!

 He started the day with a donut for breakfast...he was in instant love!

 After getting dressed, this boy would not give me any smiling pictures!!!  Stinker!  He still looks cute though!  :)
We took him to Chuck E Cheese for the first time for dinner and games that night and he loved it!  He had a wonderful second birthday!!
At 2...Holden is crazy busy, all over the place, super smiley, a good eater, dog lover, ball thrower, happy, mama loving toddler!!! He is a complete joy and makes you smile being around him by his silly ways.  His strong willed personality is coming through in a big way, but he is happy go lucky at the same time.  He perfectly completes our family of four and we couldn't love him any more!!  Happy #2 buddy!! 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Puppy Party!!

When planning Holden's 2nd birthday party, I immediately thought of his love of dogs and decided a puppy party would be perfect!  I had so much fun planning the fun details to make his party full of all things puppy!  Here is the birthday boy playing in some decorations while I was getting everything ready!
 Here are some pics of how the food and decor turned out...loved it all!!

 The "pupcakes" had paw prints on them!  :)

 For party favors, the kids got to adopt a tiny puppy and take home doggy ears!

 I was going to do a bounce house originally, but since it rained EVERY DAY leading up to the party, I decided it wasn't a good idea.  The backyard was a pit!  Since there weren't a lot of kids anyway...only 4 littles and two older siblings to play with Hudson, the kids had fun playing upstairs before eating.
 Holden has been asking Hudson to hold him it!
 The birthday boy climbed up on the couch with one of Hudson's game controls.  Silly boy!

 Then he tried to share with sweet!  He was adamant that he wanted to get in Jen's lap! She definitely had her hands full!

 The big kids eating and being silly.

 Sweet littles eating their lunch.

 Holden LOVED it when everyone sang happy birthday.  When the song was over, he said, "happy" with a huge smile on his face.  Sweet boy!!

 Our family picture attempt.

 Yum, yum!
 Cousin Luke enjoying his cupcake.

 After nap, Holden opened some of his gifts.  He wanted to play with the toys when they were opened, so it took a LONG time!!  

 Sweet Aunt Fern even gave Hudson a these two!!