Whew, this last week has been a doozy! We started off a week ago Friday with my Granny Dunham and Uncle Arnold coming down for an overnight visit. Much overdue, right Granny?? I’m so happy they got to visit with us and our crazy kids. Hopefully we didn’t scare them off and they’ll come back longer next time. Love you Granny!
Hudson was not into taking pictures! Sorry Uncle A!
I thought this was so cute!
Granny with her babies
After Granny & Arnold left on Saturday George and I got a babysitter and went on a Hash run in downtown Huntsville. I’m not going to post much about it since George did a huge post on it on his blog http://www.georgetitsworth.com/2011/07/my-introduction-to-hashing%E2%80%A6-or-the-best-running-event-ever/ I will post a couple of cute pictures though!
So check out G’s blog post about hashing! It was the.most.fun.ever! Well, running fun that is and we hope to do the next one in August!
Sunday the kids and I loaded up and headed to Cookeville. My dear friend Tammy lost her mother to cancer on July 4th and I just couldn’t bear not going and giving her some support during such a difficult time. My heart is broken for her and all of her siblings and I can’t imagine what they are going through. Very sad.
We ended up staying until Wednesday and even made a trip down to Granny Scott’s for some swimming. Kelsey joined us which was a huge help. It’s almost impossible for me to take both monkeys swimming by myself b/c Hudson wants me to hold him the entire time or he just wants to jump in by himself. It makes for one very tired mommy! Here’s some pics from our visit…
As soon as we got home Wednesday we got the house ready b/c Aunt Beth, Graham, and Isaac came down from Thursday to Sunday. Boy oh boy did we have fun! Let me just say that I think this past week has been the busiest week of our summer! Just reading about all of this is making me tired and it doesn’t even include all of housework and running I’ve been doing. No wonder I want to sleep for a week straight! ha ha. We had so much fun with our cousins and we took them to Earlyworks Museum, Phil Sandoval’s, Sci-Quest, Bridgestreet, and to the Von Braun Center on Saturday night for some ROLLER DERBY! So funny! If you’ve never heard of Roller Derby girls you should totally check it out. We’ve gone twice now here in Huntsville and it is so neat. They actually have a large crowd and it beats going to a movie/dinner for a date! http://www.dixiederbygirls.com/
One of my favorite moments with all of the kids was Friday night. We had spaghetti, very tasty brownies and watched a special Spongebob movie. If I remember correctly, each child had 2, yes I said TWO brownies at about 7:30 and then went wild. George was showing them parkour and then they decided to try it. They were jumping off the couches, doing flips, and all kinds of craziness at 8:30 and we laughed so hard. They had so much fun together and it really makes me miss living away from them.
Graham & Emma had fun decorating our toys before dinner and I loved Graham’s “lightning bolt” dinosaur.
Family movie night with some good ‘ol Spongebob Squarepants!
Look at this sweetheart!
Time for the party! **Gabby/Grammy you may want to SKIP over these next pictures and scroll to the bottom. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Gabby’s Christmas card for next year! ha ha ha.
Oh what fun we had! So Aunt Beth and the boys left Sunday morning and then we loaded up and headed to Nashville almost immediately after! See, I told you we have been busy.
Our friends from college, Brad and Sara, had baby boy Kellen 2 weeks ago and I was just dying to go love on him. He is so so so precious and I loved holding him and just watching him move. It seems like yesterday Hudson was that small. He seemed like a giant next to Kellen! Emma couldn’t get enough of him either but I don’t think she wants anyone else stealing her toys anytime soon.
Emma checking out Kellen. She kept wanting to touch him. So sweet!
New daddy Brad with his little boy
After we left Brad and Sara’s house we headed downtown to the Nashville Children’s Theater for a wedding reception. One of George’s childhood friends, Matt, got married in a private ceremony on Saturday and then had the reception on Sunday. Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures b/c the kids were rather wild and I might have been too busy stuffing mini cupcakes in my mouth. Let me tell you about these cupcakes. They were from a bakery in Knoxville and I can’t remember the name but they were oh so good. I had a chocolate one, red velvet, caramel, and I think that’s it. I’m a huge fan of mini cupcakes even though I eat so many I probably take in more calories. ha! But don’t worry, it’s okay b/c I ran today. As long as I run at least 1x a month I can ingest hundreds of mini cupcakes. (joking)
Now on to this week!
After taking a 2 week vacation I am back in a relationship with my personal trainer! She sure made me work hard after all those cupcakes Sunday! My arms, mainly my triceps and shoulders, are killing me today. I did run 4.2 miles today too but then came home and stuffed my face with homemade pizza. Was it worth it? Oh yeah! Well, maybe not so worth it after my trainer finds out tomorrow. I’m supposed to be hitting it hardcore b/c I only have 1 month left with her. No more pizza for me!
Today Emma started summer camp at church and where she attends MMO. It’s only 3 days and for ages 4-7 but she loved it! Today they made name tags, stick people, painted a self-portrait on canvas, played in sprinklers, and made popsicles. I want to attend summer camp! It took her a few minutes to warm up but then she was blowing me kisses and telling me bye. Poor girl is so excited for MMO to start in just 3 short weeks but hopefully this will give her a school fix for the time being.
One last thing tonight on my longest post ever. Hudson has become fascinated with shoes recently. I can’t tell you how many times I catch him putting everyone’s shoes on his feet. It’s just so cute and makes me smile.
Mommy’s flip flops
Emma’s flip flops today
Okay, I’m completely exhausted now from this crazy long post! The next couple of days shouldn’t be too crazy so hopefully I’ll update more often this week. Peace.OUT!