Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lake Tahoe

WOW...what a week! We got back from a week long vacation to Lake Tahoe on Thursday and it was great. The main reason for this trip was to see my Dad and sister ride in the 100 mile bike tour for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. They did AWESOME!!! Together they raised over $8,000!! I'm still not sure how they rode up some of those giant mountains, but they both finished and looked great when they did. I couldn't be more proud! There were a lot of firsts for Hudson including his first plane ride, first of many foods that were being slipped to him, first beach...the list goes on. Keep reading for a recap of the trip...
This is Hudson just as happy as can be riding in the tram at DFW.
Hudson enjoyed the first part of the plane ride. At first he was just looking out the window and smiling and playing. However, it didn't last long. It was nap time, and he is one of those babies that does not want to be held or rocked to sleep...he wants to lay down, preferably in his own bed. So, poor little guy fought sleep the entire 3 1/2 hour trip. There was a total of about 20 minutes of crying, but we made it! On the way back to Dallas, they had an extra row of seats, so we were able to take his carseat on board and he went to sleep...MUCH BETTER!!!
The morning of the bike tour, we got up and went downstairs to see them ride away. Here is Hudson in his jammies with his sign to cheer on his Paw-Paw and Aunt Shani.
Here is my Dad with only about 18 miles more to go!!
Hudson LOVED this sign...he loved it so much he decided to take a giant bite out of it after this picture was taken.
Shani stopped for a minute to chat before going on to finish...same spot...she had about 18 miles left.
Dad and Shani after the race. GO TEAM!!
Nana and Hudson on the beach. He got to put his feet in the sand for the first time. Lake Tahoe was absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
This was Hudson's first orange. It was a hit!
Paw-Paw and Hudson at dinner...his favorite eating out toys on vacation were Paw-Paw's glass case, Aunt Shani's sunglasses and Eric's phone. He actually slobbered on the phone so much it quit working. Oops!! (He wanted a new phone, so it worked out OK.)
He did get some food in his mouth, I promise! :)

Hudson took his bath in the sink at the condo and just loved it!!

We drove around part of Lake Tahoe one afternoon to see what Dad and Shani saw on their ride. Again, it was just beautiful!! Hudson was asleep on this ride, so he didn't get to enjoy the view.

Hudson with Aunt Shani
Daddy and Hudson
Our Family
We were at the Reno airport waiting to board and Hudson was getting a little antsy, so Kelly got a dollar out and put it in a penny slot machine so Hudson could look at all of the lights. Well, he started pressing buttons and the little toot won $61!!! We are going to deposit it into his account...it will definitely be a funny story to tell!
Hudson with his winnings!! :)
All in all, it was a great trip. We were so happy to be able to be there to support Dad and Shani in their bike tour, and to get to spend a week with family after that was just icing on the cake!

6 comments:

Porter Carroll said...

Hudson,
You look so happy! I am so glad you like to travel too! We'll have to go on a trip together when we are bigger. The pictures were beautiful!
Love,
Porter

The Kilgore Corral said...

We are so glad you are back safely and can't wait to hear all about the trip. The pictures are great. I LOVE the slot machine story. That is HILARIOUS! Call me when things settle down and let's plan a playdate soon. We have missed you guys this week!

The Wilson Family said...

What a FUN trip- I can't wait to hear all about it in person!! The pictures are all so good. It looks like you guys had such a blast!!! I'm glad your back- can't wait to catch up!

Helwig Happenings said...

Yea! I am so excited to see pictures from the trip finally!! It looks and sounds like you guys had so much fun- and Hudson looks like he has grown in the last two weeks as well!! We hope to see you in person soon! PS Congrats on your winnings Hudson! : )

Northcutt Family said...

I also can't wait to hear about the trip in person! I was thinking about you guys all week! The pictures are beautiful...I've never thought about going there, but it looks really fun. Also, can I take Hudson to Vegas to win me some extra cash?? :) Also, I agree with Porter- Hudson looks so happy in all the pictures!!

Aday Family said...

We are glad that you had a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear more! Ella needs to learn some things from Hudson! He looks like he had a blast! See you soon!