Today Emma’s school had their Halloween Party! She was so very excited! They do not allow dressing up but they did get to make mask and go into the Fellowship Hall and play games & get candy. She told me that they played a bean bag toss, put their head through the circle faces, and she couldn’t remember the other game. All she wanted to do when I picked her up was open the candy bags!
Tonight I got to go help out with the Footprints Ministry again which is so much fun. I’ve always wanted to help in any way possible since we spent so much time there & I just love going and helping. Tonight we stuffed candy in Halloween cups and then had pizza & drinks in the waiting room for the families. I met a few families and it was nice to hear their stories and let them talk about their babies in the NICU. Such a wonderful experience. Then my favorite part of the night was taking the candy cups and placing 1 beside each baby bed. I just love being near the babies & seeing those sweet little blankets wrapped around them. So many of them are so tiny. They had about 50 in there tonight. I look forward to going back next month!
And because I love looking at older pics of Emma, here are 2 from last year!
Hudson got the boy one & Emma got the girl face. Love them! We had so much fun with the box and all of the peanuts too. The kids played with them forever and Hudson really loved crawling all over them & spreading them out. Then it was a fun game of clean up!
Today is a big day for Emma at school. They are having their Halloween party! I know she is having a blast.
Sweet baby boy Hudson, you are 11 months old! I’m very excited for your 1st birthday and can’t wait to see you dig in to your cake! I have a feeling you will love it!
So what are you up to these days besides NOT sleeping???
We switched you to whole milk just over a week ago & you are doing great with it except you want it a little warm.
Drinking 8 ounces every 3 hours except your first morning bottle you normally only do 6 oz
You eat 3 meals a day with us and snack frequently
Size 4 diapers & I LOVE Publix diapers with you!
clothing is mainly 18-24 months b/c you are so long. However you still fit into some 12-18
You got your 1st pair of shoes from Stride Rite and they are a 5.5!
For the past month your sleeping has gone down the drain. It started back when you were working on 2 teeth and it’s just been terrible since then. I did learn yesterday that you have your 2 top molars coming in and possibly some on the bottom. Poor baby! At this time you still have 8 teeth.
You can say “dog”, “cat”, and 2 weeks ago to the day you started saying “mamamama” over and over especially when you are tired, hurt, or want me to pick you up. You’ll crawl after me around the house saying “mamama” in that sweet little voice!
Still working on a sippy cup but you prefer mommy to hold you & feed you a bottle
You love to clap & make noises with your mouth
A couple of weeks ago you found one of your sister’s pink cars that she got for her 1st Christmas and you started rolling it around the living room. You are all boy! You love that little car and maybe you might get your own car for Christmas that isn’t pink with flowers on it!
You are not walking yet but you are getting good at cruising the furniture and you can stand for several seconds. A couple of times you have taken a step or two when I let you go but then you want to just crawl.
3 weeks ago you took your first trip to the beach and LOVED the sand!
You also got your first gigantic goose egg above your right eye the 1st morning we were there.
That’s all I have for now! These past 11 months have flown by and we love you so much Mr. H!
Tonight we carved our pumpkins as a family and it was lots of fun! Emma has been so excited since we got them at Tate’s Farm last Saturday and couldn’t wait to dig in. Once she reached in and got some gunk, she said “ewww!” and was finished. So girly! George and I slaved away on our designs for over an hour. I think I now have arthritis in my fingers. Those designs are tough! I think they turned out great and George is going to make pumpkin pies like he did last year. Yum!\
Oh and yes, Hudson did turn 11 months old on Saturday but I haven’t had time to take his 11 month picture yet so that will happen tomorrow. I’m debating on whether or not to take them both to the pediatrician tomorrow too. Probably will! I’m so ready for them to be over this cold.
Today we got a nice surprise from our mailman! I always complain that our mailman is not so nice but today he brought us a fun box filled with cute halloween buckets & chocolate! My stepmom Betsy made the kids cute little orange buckets with their names on them and filled them with chocolate, Starbucks (really it was Starburst but Emma calls them Starbucks!) and some stickers and activity books. We were just finishing up lunch so it was perfect timing.
Thank you so much Betsy for the treats! There’s nothing like receiving a surprise package on a lazy Saturday!
Today we took Hudson to see Anna who cuts our hair. She cut Emma’s hair earlier this year so it seems strange to cut Hudson’s so soon but he has lots of hair! He did such a great job & it doesn’t look too different. Basically she cut around the ears and some from the back. Now he’s all ready for his 1st birthday in 1 more month! Tomorrow he will be 11 months old. My baby is getting so big!
I can’t believe I still have blogged about our recent trip to Destin, FL with Beth & the boys but we’ve just been busy. Then at night once the kids go down I am exhausted & usually just go straight to bed or watch tv for a few minutes. Plus with Hudson not sleeping for the past month it has been really bad. George and I are exhausted most days so I’m just slacking with the blog! Here’s a few pictures though. Enjoy! Oh and Hudson is getting his 1st HAIRCUT today!!!
Lots to share about our trip. It was rather crazy at times with 4 kids but we had so much fun! Gotta run b/c Hudson is waking up!
Last Saturday we took the kids and my friend Ashli to Tate’s Farm. I love that place! This year they added a few more things for the kids to play on so that was awesome. We also picked out our pumpkins which we hope to carve this weekend!
Saturday, October 16th, was the 7th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run which benefits the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund in Huntsville. George and I have been wanting to run a 5k for awhile now and I’m so proud of us both for completing it. It was harder than I imagined it would be and that last hill almost did me in! I seriously thought I might break down and cry but all of the bystanders cheering us on kept me motivated.
The morning started out really cold but by the time my race started at 9am it had gotten warmer and I was so so hot in my 2 layers of cotton! Plus my capris kept falling down during the first mile so next time I’ll be prepared with tighter pants.
Our friends Greg, Tracey, and Jeremy joined us in the run and my friend Ashli came to support us. It was so neat seeing over 4800 people supporting the cause and I’m hoping to participate in the run next year. Here’s some pictures from our day!
I’m so proud of myself and George for completing our very first 5k and we are already thinking about signing up for our next one. I really need to start training so I can get a faster time. Before this race I had only completed 3 miles once and I hadn’t ran in probably 6 weeks! Plus Hudson had kept us up a good portion of the night so we were extra tired.
After the race we took the kids and my friend Ashli to Tate’s Farm so I have pictures from that too. It was a fun and busy weekend!