Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Love

For the past 2 years, we've had a Christmas get together with our best friends, Anna and Kris. Their little girl Lilly is Hudson's age and they have a new baby, Madelyn, coming this March! Last year, we made Hudson and Lilly kiss in front of the Christmas tree so, of course, we had to make them do it again this year. Hudson put some effort into it this year! What a lady's man :)
Christmas '08
Christmas '07

Merry Christmas

The best presents of all!!
Whewww....What a busy week! We had a wonderful and busy Christmas this year. The festivities started off at my parent's house on Tuesday night with a Christmas/welcome home party for Kaley. The day before, Marty and I went out and did a marathon shopping trip to do all of our Christmas shopping. I think I liked doing it that way. The stores weren't crowded and there were some pretty good sales going on. We'll make that our annual tradition. Wednesday was Christmas in Bahama. We also got to celebrate the fact that Baby Cameron came home from the hospital! Thursday, of course, was Christmas. Marty had to work but didn't have to go in until 9:00 so we did Christmas morning at home and spent the rest of the day at my parent's. The next day, I was totally exhausted and spent the day at home with Addi but Marty went out with Hudson and bought our present to each other...a new flat screen tv!! Overall, it was a great year. The kids were so cute with their new presents and we got to spend some great quality time with all our family. Here are some of my favorite pics from the past week.

Addison sport'n her new bib.

Hudson on Christmas Eve looking dapper in his black turtle neck.

Addison with her new baby dolls, TT and Rosita.

Hudson riding his new Hot Cycle at Granna and G-Daddy's house.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cookie Party

On Tuesday, our church playgroup came over for a cookie decorating party. It was a fun and messy good time!
How cute are these reindeer cookies?

All the goods.

Baby Emery....Addison's buddy :)

Bryson hard at work.

Hudson's best buddy Andrew, looking like a vampire.

Emery's sister Keaton. I like to call her Hudson's future wife :)

There's our boy! I think he ate more than he decorated.

Bryson's big bro Ryan. Hudson calls him Ryson.

The whole cookie crew.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Out Takes

Those of you with kids know how hard it is to get a great picture of them. You know...the ones where they are actually looking at the camera, smiling, with no fingers in their nose or tears running down their faces. I was looking through our pics the other day and I realized that I had some very entertaining poses from Hudson. Here are a few of my favorites. "I'm too sexy for my footie pajamas."

Huddled up...cold and alone on the bedroom floor.

Raise your hands...if you are Sure.

"Yes..I will take another monkey and a bowl of marshmallows please."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

We finally made it out of the house to pick out our Christmas tree. We were a little late this year and most of the trees were picked over but we found a winner! I haven't been too motivated this year to decorate. I think it's because it's so hard to keep the house clean these days. We plan to decorate tomorrow morning when Marty gets home. It's suppose to be rainy so it should be a fun day to stay in and get into the Christmas spirit :) Hudson found this branch and enthusiastically shouted "Look Mommy! I have a Christmas tree!"

"Hmmm Buddy." "What do you think about this one?"

Marty insisted that Addison have her picture taken with the tree. You can almost see it in the background.

This is the one!

Baby Cameron

I'm an Aunt!! Marty's sister Cheryl had her sweet baby girl on December 4th, 8 weeks early! We were all very surprised but this wee one weighed in at 5 lbs 1 oz which is great for such an early baby. She had to be transported to Duke her first night for some breathing problems but is now back at Durham Regional with no breathing or feeding tubes! I haven't had a chance to go see her but Marty says she looks just like her daddy, John. I love that hair. It's just begging to have a hair bow in it :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes...

Every night after Hudson's bath, we read stories. We've just started reading him the Big Picture Bible, which by the way is awesome! I've been hesitant up until now to read too many Bible stories to him. I know, it sounds odd, but some stories are a little scary for a sensitive boy like Hudson! Anyways, I read him the story of the crucifixion and resurrection last night and afterwards we had a conversation that went like this:

Mommy: "Hudson, what was your favorite part of the day today?"
Hudson: "The tomb."
Mommy: "The tomb?"
Hudson: "It's empty."
Mommy: "That's right buddy. The tomb is empty."
Hudson: "He's not there."
Mommy: "That's right. Jesus isn't there. He's alive!"
Mommy: "Jesus came out of the grave and now he's our forever King." "Do you want to thank Jesus for being our forever King?"

And then Hudson quoted the Bible verse we've been working on for the past few days without me even prompting him to do so!

Hudson: "O, give thanks to the Lord. He is good. His mercy endures forever!"

Thank you God that your Word does not return void!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wanna Know What's Ridiculous?

Need I say more?

Addison: 3 Months

Our sweet girl is 3 months today. I's hard to believe! Just think, in 3 more months, she may be crawling! I don't have any stats for weight and height but she is definitely chunkier than she was last month! You should see her thighs! She's sleeping in 8 hour stretches at night and still eats every 3 hours. She's a sensitive baby (just like her brother) and gets a little overwhelmed in large crowds. She loves Hudson and flashes him a smile every time she sees him. Until next month....