Tuesday, November 18, 2014

8 Months!

Eight months, really?!?  It is hard to believe that Holden is already 8 months old!!!    I know I say it every month, but he continues to be an absolute JOY!  He really is the happiest little thing.  He loves to eat, play (or jump like a crazy man) in his exercauser, eat, be sung to, eat, watch Hudson play, eat (HA...you get it!!), be tickled, take baths, hold his feet, bang toys around that make noise, and snuggle.  I had to include the eating because this kid loves.to.eat.  He of course still gets his main food supply from me, which he continues to want in the middle of the night, but he is also eating solids like a champ.  He still doesn't care for peas or green beans, but all other foods get gulped right down.  We call him a little bird because he just sits in his high chair with his mouth open for bite after bite.  He had his first ear infection the day he turned 8 months.  :(  When they weighed him I laughed because he was one ounce shy of 20 pounds!!  Chunk!!  Dr. Smith made the comment that you would never know how small he started out.  He's definitely healthy!  Here he is smiling despite the fact that his ear hurt...sweet boy!

I couldn't love him more...he is the perfect completion to our family!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Final Soccer Game

Hudson's final soccer game of the season was the day after Halloween.  It was a GREAT game and Hudson even scored a goal!  Awesome way to end the season!!

 Hudson, Cooper, and Grayson
 Top Row:  Hudson, Caleb, Jordan, Caleb
Bottom Row:  Zachary, Cooper, Grayson, Kush

Halloween 2014

Halloween fell on a Friday this year, and man was it a busy day!!!  We started out the day by having a fun breakfast.  I normally make ghost pancakes, but was out of the ingredients to make them.  Oops!  Mom fail.  As I was panicking in the kitchen, Kelly said to try to make them out of frozen waffles.  This was my attempt at a spooky breakfast. :/  Hudson didn't mind a bit, thankfully!
After dropping off Hudson at school, Holden and I headed back up there less than an hour later for the 9 weeks awards assembly.  I COULD NOT be more proud of Hudson.  For the second year in a row, he received the Shining the Way award.  This award is only given out to one boy and one girl from each class.  Warms my heart!!!  He also received perfect attendance for the 9 weeks and the on time award for never being tardy. Yea Hudson!!

 Love this sweet boy!!
 After the assembly, Holden and I headed back home so he could take a nap before heading back up to school for Hudson's class party.  First they decorated ghosts...
 Then, they were turned into mummies!

 That night we had our traditional Jack O Lantern pizza for dinner.  I think Hudson was going to eat the whole thing.  Nut!
 I had grand plans of cute pictures of the boys this year.  When Hudson decided to be Hiccup from the movie How to Train Your Dragon, I immediately searched for a dragon costume for Holden.  Cute idea, right??  Well, I didn't think about the fact that Holden might not like his darling dragon costume.  Or, the fact that he might actually HATE his adorable little dragon costume.  Yep, I got three pictures before he completely freaked out.  :(

 That was as good as it got.  He REALLY didn't like the hat!!

 At least my big boy cooperated!  

 We met up with Hudson's friend Jaxon from school to go trick or treating that night.  Our little grumpy dragon went to bed while Noni stayed at the house and passed out candy.
Our neighbor scared Hudson early in the night before we headed out.  So, on our way home Hudson decided he wanted to squirt him with silly string that one house gave instead of candy.  Here he is squirting Rodney!

 When we got home, Hudson went through his loot and got to choose one piece of candy before bed.  It was a great day!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7 Months!!

Tuesday, October 14th, Holden turned 7 months old.  I remember time flying by with Hudson, but I really don't remember it going by THIS FAST!!  I think part of it must be with how busy we are with Hudson in school and all of his activities.  I am SO thankful to be at home with this little guy during the day as time seems to race by.  I really try to cherish each one on one moment with him.  He continues to be an absolute joy.  He is such a happy baby and had several first this past month.  He is eating solids like a champ. He has had peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, and bananas.  So far he seems to like zucchini and bananas the best.  He gets a HORRIBLE look on his face when you put peas in his mouth.  I don't blame him!  He also had his first tooth break through and the second one is on its way.  He started sitting up by himself this month and started saying ma ma, da da, and ba ba.  He is "talking" all the time...it is beyond precious!  He is still napping pretty good during the day, but still wants to get up twice in the middle of the night to eat...not fun!  The exersaucer is still his favorite activity...that and watching big brother play.  Too cute! We all love him to pieces!!

He absolutely melts.my.heart!!!


This past Saturday, we headed to Garrett & Jaclyn's house for their annual OU/TX watch party.  Holden had a really rough night the night before, so Kelly let me sleep in when the boys woke up.  I woke up to find both boys wearing UT shirts.  Ugh!!  Sadly, I can't blame Hudson's choice of shirts on Kelly.  He decided a few months ago that he was a Texas fan and there hasn't been ANY changing his mind.  :(  So, here are my Texas boys.  Don't you think they would look better in crimson?!?
 Before the first quarter was over though, I changed Holden into an OU shirt.  I've only got a limited number of years before he has his own opinion.  Ha!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Watch D.O.G.S.

Today was the day that Hudson has been waiting for since this time last year...Daddy's turn to be Watch Dog at his school!!  He was beyond excited to walk to school with Daddy and share him with the school today.  He has been waiting for Friday ALL WEEK!  Hudson and Holden are SO blessed to have this amazing man as their Daddy!!  

6 Months!

Holden celebrated his half birthday on September 14th.  He is SUCH a happy little chunky monkey!!  When he went in for his well check he weighed 17 pounds, 3.5 ounces and was 26 inches long.  I went back to see how big Hudson was and he was almost 2 pounds lighter, but was half an inch longer...crazy!  Holden's thighs are something to be reckoned with!  Ha!  He continues to be an absolute JOY!  He LOVES his exercauser more than anything, but also likes his bouncer and playmat.  He loves all things outdoors, but most of all likes to swing and look at trees and leaves.  He loves flying through the air and bouncing on knees and legs, loves watching big brother play, loves to snuggle and be held, and loves being sung to.  His favorite songs are Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, If You're Happy and You Know It, and 5 Little Monkeys.  He smiles all the time and is so fun that Hudson even wants to play with him these days...that says a LOT!  :)

 He fell over during pictures and just cracked up!  Too cute!
 Before his first "meal" of peas, I just had to pull out this sweet pea onsie and put it on him.  :)
 Happy to be in the high chair.

 Wondering what in the world Mommy just put in his mouth!
 I made a "half" cake and we sang to him.  He was SO EXCITED!  (Sorry he didn't get any cake...got to wait 6 more months for that little guy!)

 Time is FLYING by, so I'm trying to savor each moment!!!  Love this little guy!!!