Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lunch & a Movie

If you know Hudson, then you know he LOVES all things Curious George. His lovie is named after him, he sleeps with a stuffed Curious George, he watches Curious George every morning after breakfast...you get the picture...he REALLY loves that crazy little monkey! So, when my friend Melissa told me that Studio Movie Grill was going to be showing Curious George, I immediately bought tickets online. This Monday was the big day and my little guy was beyond excited. I'm not kidding, this was his face from the time we arrived until the movie started!
Hudson's friends Griffin and Gannon met us for our lunch and movie.
I took the camera out during the movie to snap a picture and he immediately turned and smiled at me! He also leaned over halfway through the movie and kissed me! SERIOUSLY, he NEVER gives unprompted kisses. I might need to take him to see movies more often!

Such a happy boy! Nothing like eating pizza and watching Curious George...what a fun little date with my favorite little man! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Runnin' through the fountains!

Last week we met some friends at the Village in Fairview to let the kiddos run through the fountains. Let's just say that Hudson L.O.V.E.D every second of this and that we will definitely be running through the fountains again very soon! :)

A line-up of the boys: Landon, Hudson, Tanner, Reid, Wyatt, Porter, and Sutton. Can you tell that they would much rather be running through the fountains than posing for a picture?!?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shamu, Shamu, Shamu!

This past weekend, Hudson, Kelly, Noni and I headed to San Antonio for a little getaway. We could not have had more fun and it was AWESOME getting to experience it through Hudson's eyes! The day we arrived we immediately put on our bathing suits and headed down to the pools. One of the pools at the resort was zero entry and Hudson LOVED it. I mean LOVED it! I have asked if we could have one in our backyard...the jury is still out on that one!
The waterfalls in the pools were definitely a favorite of this little guys!

The resort had fire pits lit at night to make s'mores. YUM YUM! Hudson loved roasting marshmallows, and loved each ingredient separately, but had ZERO interest in eating a s'more.

This is a face stuffed full of marshmallows! (Not roasted of course.)
The next morning we were at Sea World when they opened. There weren't any shows that started immediately, so once Hudson spotted this playground we had to stop and play for a while until the shows began.
Our first show was Believe, the Shamu show. Let's just say we saw this show THREE times. The little guy was a HUGE fan of Shamu. I have to admit, it is still my favorite too. It is definitely different now that the trainers don't get in the water though, but it is still amazing. One thing they do now is have the audience start chanting "Shamu, shamu, shamu" until he comes out. Hudson caught on really quickly and has been saying it ever since.
This was our family picture at Sea World. Fabulous I know. Ha!

Next stop, dolphins!
One word: SCARY!
Noni noticed while we were there that they still sold the same stuffed animal Shamu that she bought for me as a kid. So of course, she couldn't resist getting Hudson one. Hudson LOVES his Shamu...it has gone night night with him ever since.

Hudson said the sea lions looked ooey gooey! I guess they kind of do!

This was another play area that we couldn't leave without Hudson playing on. Poor Daddy...they climbed through the ENTIRE thing...Daddy was dripping when they finally emerged.
The next day we played in the pool most of the morning and afternoon. Most people must have been at Sea World that day because we practically had the pools to ourselves. It was great! Hudson was thrown back and forth more times than our arms would care to remember!

Happy, BUSY boy with the pool all to himself.
Nothing beats eating pizza pool side after hours of playing hard.
We celebrated Noni's birthday while we were there at a WONDERFUL Mexican food restaurant. I seriously have been craving it since we got back. Hudson was being an elephant while we were there with his slinky and even roped me in on the action.
He was also very proud that he somehow ate a hole in the middle of his tortilla.

I might have told the restaurant it was Noni's birthday and they might have brought out this huge sombrero while singing to her. She might have been a little embarassed, but Hudson LOVED it!

I think these last two pictures sum up our little getaway!! It was a GREAT four days and I might already be planning a trip to go back next year.

Friday, June 4, 2010

One FUN evening!

This past week, the Wilson Family had us over for dinner and LOTS of playtime for the boys. The first thing Hudson said when he woke up the next morning was, "Mommy, can I go back to Tanner's and play on his slide?" Hmm...do you think he had just a little bit of fun?!?
They literally played on Tanner's AWESOME slide for hours!
Then, the boys roped the Dad's into some jumping action.

Sweet, laid back Ellie just sat in Kara's lap all evening just as content as can be!
The boys taking a bath together before we headed home. Will they hate us for the pics later or what?!? LOVE it!

Here they are pretending to be asleep in Tanner's bed. I just love the smile on Tanner's face...how cute is he?!?
Thanks friends for SUCH a fun evening!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Giddy Up!

Poppy has VIP tickets to the rodeo each year and when he mentioned that he had some tickets during the day, I jumped on the chance to take Hudson. So, we invited Aurora & Avery to join us and last Wednesday was the big day. I just knew Hudson would love the rodeo since he loves anything that has to do with animals. Well, what I didn't count on was an arena FULL of field trips and SCREAMING teenagers. The noise absolutely terrified Hudson for the first 30 minutes and he stayed on my lap. After a while though he got used to it and finally enjoyed the show!
This was his sweet face watching the action.

Notice in the picture below that the bucking horse is to the left. NO CLUE as to what Hudson and Avery are looking at! I think they had more fun raising the seats up and down and eating snacks! Figures!!

Thanks for a fun trip to the rodeo friends!