Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hudson's Party

This posting is a tad late (tad meaning about 4 weeks) but here's a recap of Hudson's birthday party. He invited 5 of his best buddies over to bounce and eat hot dogs and birthday cake. There wasn't a lot of bouncing or hot dog eating or cake eating! The kids had more fun running through the house and playing with Hudson's toys than they did jumping in the moon bounce. Did I miss the memo that said bounces houses were a three year old thing? Despite the fact that 4 out of 6 kids weren't fans of hot dogs or chocolate cake with chocolate icing (really kids? really?) everyone had a blast. We are so grateful that Hudson has a group of fun, well behaved and apparently, healthy eating friends!

Hudson giving Lilly a ride on the dirt bike.

Hudson opening his presents. He didn't crack a smile until they were all open. It's serious business.

The dirt bike cake. In your face Betty Crocker (we have a history)

Some of the party animals. They're mostly chowing down on that plate of strawberries and grapes.

Moon bounces cause crazy thing to happen to one's hair :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Surgery Day

This past Friday was Addison's eye and ear surgery. I know I kinda caught some of you by surprise with my facebook posting. I meant to blog about the surgery last week but time got away from me. Y'all know how it goes.....So, back to Friday. Everything went great! We woke Addi up at 4:45 am and checked into the hospital by 5:15. We were back in the surgery prep area around 6:00 and they took her back to the O.R. at 7:00. By 7:20 the ENT doctor came out to tell us the tubes were in and a large amount of mucus had been sucked out of her middle ear (I know...GROSS!!) We knew the eye surgery would take a little longer so Marty and I headed to the cafeteria for a quick breakfast to go. By 8:20 our ophthalmologist came out to tell us her eye surgery was a success! We got to go back to the recovery room around 8:40 and by 9:15 we were headed home! For those of you who lifted us up in prayer, we are so grateful. We felt at peace the entire morning (well...except for about 30 minutes when I thought I was going to pass out when the anesthesiologist started talking about breathing tubes and IVs) and Addison had a quick recovery. She slept most the the day and was outside chasing Hudson around the yard that afternoon. The only evidence of her surgery is her nasty red eye that has, thankfully, lightened a few shades. It was vampire red the day of the surgery. Yikes! I thought about taking her to a New Moon DVD release party....joking :)

Oh, and in case you have no clue what I'm talking about...Addison had tubes to (hopefully) put an end to her chronic ear infections. She had surgery on her eye to loosen the inner corner muscles so her eye will (hopefully) stop rolling inward.

This is a picture 3 days after surgery. It's hard to see how red her eye is unless she rolls it to the outside. This is the best I could get.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baking Buddies

Paula Dean cook book: Check!
Enough butter to stop an elephant's heart: Check!
Two of the best beater-lickers a mommy could ask for: Check! Check!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


We're celebrating 4 years of this sweet boy.

And now for a little walk down memory lane...

Hudson at age 3.

Super cute at 2.

Age 1. If I could go back in time, I'd have to eat him with a spoon!

And our little newborn. Wow! They change fast!!
In honor of my sweet boy turning four, here are the top four things I love about him. Keep in mind there are very many thing I love about Hudson but I had to narrow them down. It was quite a job!

4. He's a great eater! For those moms who have picky eaters, you know what a blessing this is! While he'll gag at the taste of any casserole and he's not a fan of red meat, he'll scarf down any fruit or veggie that I put in front of him. What other four year old do you know that won't bat an eye at a plate of roasted asparagus, squash and broccoli? That's my Hudson : )

3. He's a great conversationalist. I love to just sit and talk to my little chatter box. I can get his opinion on just about anything. He's honest but kind and has a great sense of humor. He's going to make a great husband!

2. He's become a wonderful big brother. His relationship with Addison started out a little rocky but he's fallen right into the role of big brother. He loves to hug her and chase her around our couch. He talks to his teacher about her and if he sees something at the store or on tv that he thinks she'd like he always points it out to me. Today at his school book fair, he grabbed the first book about dogs he could find, ran up to his teacher and told her how much Addison would love that book. Isn't he thoughtful?

1. His personality! There isn't a day that goes by where he doesn't make us laugh, think and love. I love his stories, jokes, facial expression, ideas and hugs. He is the best little boy and a precious gift from God. We couldn't imagine our lives without him!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Oh Hudson, your breath smells like cheese...I mean a bed of roses :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Pretty Cool When....

Your church graciously lets you borrow their moon bounce for your upcoming birthday party.

It's even cooler when your dad brings it home 3 days before your party.
And it's pretty stink'n cool when he inflates it in your garage so you can bounce 'till your heart's content!