Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Austin Girls Trip!

I took a girls trip this weekend with some of my college friends. It was so fun to get away for a couple of days without any distractions and just hang out! We left Friday evening and stopped in Waco for dinner at an old favorite. While we were in Waco we had to visit Common Grounds (a college favorite). Then we headed on to Austin.
Saturday morning we had a fun breakfast, did some walking around downtown, had a great lunch (food was a major theme on this trip) and had a relaxing pedicure. At least, relaxing for us - I am not sure what the other people trying to enjoy their spa day thought! :) Then we had another great dinner. After dinner we went to this fun place called the cookie lounge. It is a little like Marble Slab, but with cookies! You pick your dough, mix-ins and then they bake it for you. It was SO good!

Sunday we did a little shopping and then took our time getting back home. It was so much fun and I can't wait to have another girls weekend soon! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

First taste of Spring...

equals first taste of ice cream....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thirteen Months Old!

Dear Hudson,

You are thirteen months old today!!! You have had quite a month the last month. You had your first birthday party and celebrated with all of your friends and family. You have taken a few steps, but aren't quite ready to take off on your own yet. This month's picture is a classic picture of you - you have places to go and people to see! You are all over the house. You love to go into the bathroom and are always hoping it is bath time. You lean over the tub and try to turn the water on every time! You are such a sweet boy - you wave and smile at people wherever we go. You are still a very good eater and eat just about everything we put in front of you. We discovered today that you LOVE watermelon - your papa is quite excited about that. You are still too busy to take naps, but you have such a sweet spirit that we forgive you. :) You LOVE the Backyardigains and point to them and laugh so hard at all of them (especially Pablo). You have tried a couple of times to climb out of your crib - where do you think you are going? :) You stayed in the nursery for the first time this month and handled it way better than your mommy did! You and your daddy have a new tradition of breakfast on Saturday mornings just the boys - he loves spending time with you. We both love you very much baby boy and are so blessed to have you.
Love, Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One Year Ago (almost)...

We have a tradition of going to Joe T's with my family to celebrate my birthday (which is tomorrow). This was us a year ago...And here we are tonight...

What a difference a year makes! :)

Hudson's Latest Obsession...

Hudson loves straws. It is hysterical to watch him. He will grip that straw and will not let go no matter what. At one point tonight he had a bite of food in one hand, his cup in the other hand and the straw in his mouth!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Playgroup!

We had such a fun playgroup today at Ruth's! Look at all that green (I was literally the only person there not in green - I couldn't find anything green! :)). It was one of our largest to date - 8 mommies and 10 little ones! It was such a fun time and the kids all played so well together. The days of sitting and chatting are a thing of the past...now it is chasing and chatting! It was so much fun and we look forward to the next one! Thanks again Ruth!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Meal With Hudson...

This is a great example of what eating a meal with Hudson is like. We feed Hudson early and then have a late dinner ourselves when we are home. We always have goldfish or something for him to snack on while we are eating (otherwise he begs us for food). So, tonight he had already had an entire meal when we started dinner, but of course still wanted part of ours. You will see that eats REALLY fast and REALLY enjoys his food! And yes, he ate the entire pancake. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Waiting for Daddy...

Hudson is going through some major separation anxiety from both of us. He really likes it when we are all three together. All of the time. And within eyesight doesn't count with him - I think he would like it if all three of our hips were glued together. Anyway, when Trent left for his soccer game today Huddy immediately flipped out. So I opened the blinds so we could wave bye-bye to Daddy. After Trent had left the driveway Hudson refused to budge from the window for 30 minutes. It was pretty cute watching him wait for his Daddy to come home....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bath Time!

Hudson LOVES bath time. He crawls as quickly as he can into the bathroom. Once he is there he throws his toys into the tub one at a time, then he tries to turn on the water himself, when he fails to do that (because he can't reach it), he starts trying to climb into the tub! It is very cute to watch!

So it would seem these days are long behind us:

Well...maybe not completely...:)

First Step!

Hudson took his first step yesterday!!!! I was home alone with him so I didn't get any pictures...yet. I am wondering if he would have taken more than one if I hadn't scared him with my screaming!!! :) It was so exciting and we are so proud of our little guy!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Funny...

As overheard in the Ann Taylor dressing room:

Random Lady "Good afternoon so and so. Just so you know during the Canadian portion of the call, I will probably have to put the phone on mute. I am in an office with a bunch of other people."

I feel sure that the people on the conference call were wondering why there was a baby babbling and squealing in the office.