Friday, September 12, 2014

Grandparents (and Great Grandparents) breakfast!

September 10th was the Grandparents breakfast at Hudson's school.  Noni planned on going and when she realized Great Grandma was going to be in town asked if she could come.  I said of course, as long as she didn't mind being at breakfast at 6:45!!  So, Noni and Great Grandma came over at 6:30 in the morning to head to breakfast at Hudson's school.  He was a happy boy!

 After breakfast, Great Grandma came over and spent some time with Holden and I.  I got to hear some great stories that I had never heard...having had 8 kids, she has some fabulous ones!  :)  It was definitely a special treat that she happened to be in town!

Swing Time!

This past Sunday afternoon we decided it was time to put the baby swing on the play set for Holden.  He absolutely LOVED it and has swung every day since.  I'm so happy the weather is starting to cool down so we can enjoy the backyard!

 Hudson even felt good enough to take off his sling for a few minutes and get in on the action.  Love these two!!!

A boy after his Daddy's heart...

Kelly planned on taking Hudson dove hunting for the first time this year.  Having discovered the day before that Hudson broke his clavicle, he thought it was a no go.  But, our brave boy decided he wanted to go anyway even though he wouldn't be able to take his bb gun.  Needless to say, he LOVED it and they have already gone dove hunting again.  :)

Broken Clavicle :(

Well, as a mom of two boys, I knew it was going to happen one day.  We were at a birthday party on August 30th at a close friend's house.  They had a huge water bounce house slide in the backyard with a tarp under it.  The tarp was really wet and as my sweet boy was rounding the corner of the tarp to get back on the slide, he fell.  He fell just right too...right on his shoulder.  He didn't complain much when it happened, didn't really even cry.  He just said his shoulder hurt and he didn't want to slide anymore.  There was a nurse at the party who felt all over his shoulder and had him move his arm in many different directions and she felt that he was OK.  So, after taking some Motrin and an ice pack to go, we headed home.  We were contemplating going to the ER, but Hudson told us he felt better.  Well, needless to say, he woke up at 3:30 that morning in pain.  So, we headed to the ER instead of church to discover he broke his clavicle.  The ER doctor said he was really tough because he pressed right on the break (before the x-rays) and Hudson didn't even flinch.  So, a sling has become part of his wardrobe for the next 6 weeks.  Poor thing doesn't get to do some of the things he loves most:  soccer, karate, recess, or PE, but he has had an amazing attitude so far.  Here's hoping the next few weeks go by REALLY fast!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1st day of 1st grade!!

August 25th was Hudson's first day of 1st grade!!  He woke up ready to go.  He did confess that he was a little nervous.  When I asked why, he said he was worried his teacher wouldn't be as nice as his teacher last year.  Mrs. Williams has BIG shoes to fill!  
 He was ready early and indulged me in a lot of pictures!  His first pose was his idea...holding up number 1's for first grade.  :)

My BIG boy ready to go!  
Here is a side story...we'll never forget the first week of 1st grade because poor Hudson stepped in an ant pile the Saturday before school started.  Needless to say, his ankles swelled up and he had giant blisters all over his feet.  Poor thing couldn't even get tennis shoes on.  So, the very first day we had to stop by Nurse Kim's office before heading to class to drop off some Benadryl cream.  She and his teacher were so sweet about it and took such good care of my boy.  Nurse Kim called me twice during the day to let me know that she put medicine on and iced his feet and his sweet teacher called after school to check on him.  Makes me feel so good about his school...they truly care about the kids and take such good care of him!!  

Somebody LOVES his bath!!

Holden has really started LOVING bath time lately.  I think he would stay in it for an hour if I let him!!  He kicks his legs and waves his arms the entire time he is in there.  We had to move his little bath to our bathtub a few weeks ago because he splashes so much our entire kitchen was getting soaked!  It is TOO CUTE!!

Happy, happy boy!

Meet the Teacher...1st grade!!!

 Hudson had meet the teacher on Thursday, August 21st.  We of course had to stop by and see his amazing Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bray before heading down to the first grade hall.  :)
 Here he is with his 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Williams.  We have heard wonderful things about her and can't wait to see what this year holds!!  :)