Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A little green goes a long way!

This past week we had some landscaping done in our backyard.  I am IN LOVE with how it turned out!!  Before, it consisted of a play set, grass, a fence, and the view of other houses...

 ...BORING!!  Here are some during pictures.

 And after...yea!!!  We now have a cedar elm in the corner, three holly trees across the back, a magnolia in the other corner behind the play set and many other bushes and shrubs.  The difference is amazing!!  I can't wait to see how it fills in over the years.

I never thought I'd be so happy about trees...does this mean I'm getting old??  :)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Celebrate the Arts!

Hudson's art teacher chose a piece of his artwork to be in the district's Celebrate the Arts the weekend of March 20th.  He was so proud and excited...and so were mommy and daddy!!  I was out of town that weekend, so Kelly took him to the art show with very extensive instructions from me on what pictures to take.  Ha!!  Daddy did very good!  :)

 Beyond proud of this boy...he's growing up before my eyes!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy #1 Holden!!

Holden's first birthday fell on a Saturday, March 14th, so we decided to have his party that day.  He absolutely LOVES balls, so I planned a ball themed party.  Life is so different from when Hudson turned one, so instead of there being a ton of babies here, his party consisted of family and his one other friend Hayes.  We all had a "ball"...ha!
I cracked up at his hair when he woke up the morning of his big day!!
 After breakfast, he played in his favorite cabinet.  :)  When he went down for a nap, I got everything set up for his party.
 Here are the decorations and food...I loved the way it turned out!

 All of the food was shaped like balls.

 Cousin Luke and Paw-Paw eating a snack.
 Holden and Hayes getting ready to party.
 Birthday love with Noni.
 The three babies playing in the ball pit.

 Uncle Geoffrey and Aunt Shani had to join in on the fun too!

 Holden's precious smash cake.

 The big kids had to play for a few minutes before cake time.
 Sweet boy ready for his first bite of cake!

 He wasn't sure what to make of the cake at first, but quickly figured it out.

 He was so messy by the end that he got to take a bath in the kitchen sink and Kelly had to wash his high chair in the backyard. 

 Posing with Aunt Fern and Nana after a good nap.
 The next morning Holden opened his gifts.  Or, played with boxes and paper...it's all the same thing, right?!?

We had so much fun celebrating this little guy on his actual birthday.  I still can't believe he's one!!  He has truly completed our family and I couldn't love him any more!!!