Our little Addison experienced a momentous event this week, her first haircut!! We took Hudson, when he was 10 months, to an over the top, kid friendly, bells and whistles kiddie salon. Twenty five dollars and a few tears later we left that place with a butchered head of hair. I wasn't about to trust my little girl's head to just anyone. I took her to my trusted stylist and friends, Lisa, the manager at Mitchells at Triangle Town Center. Lisa is the shizzle! I have tried many stylist in my time but Lisa is the one I trust to do right by my fine, thin, hard to manage head of hair. She was great with Addison! Addi had to play her "I'm shy and you're not getting near me" act at first but then she let Lisa snip away. There wasn't much to cut. We just had her mullet evened out in the back and then Lisa blew her hair out until it was stick straight. Addi looked precious!
Check out those curls! Lisa gave us some product to use to keep them in tact after her hair dries. I can't wait to try it out!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we had the kids' pictures taken last week. No need for a cardio workout that day! Posing children, trying to keep them in that pose and all the while making foolish sounds and weird facial expression just so they'll crack a smile is an exhausting experience! Hopefully, we'll soon schedule a photo shoot with my super talented friendRebecca so we can get some awesome candid shots. Here are the best one's from Picture People.
Hudson has a hard time with cheese'n up his smiles so we went for the "pondering" pose. I asked him what he was thinking about. He said "dirtbikes!" Surprise, surprise.
Hey moms! I wanted to tell you all about a little jewel of a website called starfall.com. I love, love, love this website! Hudson started using it about 6 months ago and has learned so much from it. I tried and tried to teach him the sounds of all the letters and he never could get it. My friend Stasha told me about Starfall and I wasn't quite sure if Hudson was old enough to navigate it but, wow, was I wrong! Not only did he figure out how to use a mouse and navigate a web page but he learned the sounds of all the letter in no time at all. Now, he's learning to put letters together to make words. All of the programs are phonics based and best of all...it's free. I just wanted to pass this along to all you moms out there. I hope y'all love it as much as we do!
I love where we live! We're approximately 3 miles from Brier Creek, a shopping center with everything you could ever need (want) and more! And no...I certainly did not drive to Target to check the exact mileage on the day we moved into our house 2 years ago just to see how far it actually was! I mean...that's just a tad obsessive :) Anyways, we drive past Brier Creek almost everyday and of course, we have made many a pit stop in that fabulous shopping center to eat and shop. I may need to reign it in just a bit after last night's conversation with Hudson....
Last night on the way home from my parent's house, my super sweet Hudson asked me...
"Mommy?" "Moses opened?"
I thought to myself. Wow! Here's a great opportunity for a Bible lesson! Now, what did Moses "open?" The Red Sea, Ark of The Covenant, The Ten Commandments....
"Hudson, what did you mean when you said open?"
"Moes Mommy." "Where we eat." "Is it open?" "I'm hungry!"
Well...Easter has come and gone! We had a great weekend celebrating our risen Savior and spending time with family. Things were a little different this year due to the fact the Marty had to work on Easter Sunday. Here's a little recap.
On Saturday, we headed out to Bahama to spend time with Marty's family. We had an egg hunt for the kids and Hudson had a chance to ride his dirt bike out in the wide open spaces of the country. Addison got the hang of hunting eggs pretty fast and stopped to shake each one she found to see if there was a treat inside. We went to church that night since our awesome church was expecting a huge crowd on Sunday morning. It was a little odd doing "Easter Sunday" on a Saturday night but the service was great!
Sunday morning, Marty left for work and the Little P's and myself stayed in our jammies most of the morning. I wanted to do something special for the kiddos so we read the Easter story, opened ourresurrection eggsand made resurrection rolls. The kids had a blast and before we knew it, it was time to head to my parent's house for more food and more egg hunting. We hope you all had a great Easter weekend!
Here are the resurrection eggs. They are a great interactive way to tell the Easter story. After we finished, Hudson took them up to his room and played with them. I'm still finding egg parts in his sheets. They were a big hit!
The kids playing with the resurrection eggs.
Hudson whipping up a batch of resurrection rolls.
I couldn't resist sharing these funny moments from Easter morning.....
While telling the Easter story.... Mommy: "...and then, Judas showed the bad men who Jesus was by giving him a kiss." Hudson: "Awe!! That was sweet!"
While opening the resurrection eggs... Mommy: "This egg has rock in it just like the rock that was rolled over the opening to Jesus's tomb." Hudson: "And then David picked it up and hit Goliath in the head!"
While making resurrection rolls... Mommy: "...now roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar. That's what we'll call the death." "Hudson, do you remember why Jesus had to die?" Hudson: "Because he didn't eat all his marshmallows."
Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, therefore I hope in Him! Lamentations 3:22-23
A wonderful, loving husband. The best daddy in the world. A hot firefighter who loves God and his family.
A grateful wife of one (a pretty awesome and super sexy one) and mommy of two. Can be found most days chasing wild children, laughing at her joking husband and wiping dirty mouths and booties. She loves it and wouldn't trade a minute of it!
Hudson aka "Hud Bud"
A crazy, super sweet and talkative 4 year old who enjoys anything that has to do with dirt bikes, wrestling with Daddy, and riding his bicycle.
Addison aka "Sassy Britches"
Our wild and sassy three year old princess who spends her days, trying to keep up with her brother and finding all kinds of trouble to get into. She's a cutie!