Monday, October 31, 2011

Costume Party

Last night, we headed to our playgroup's costume party. Hudson did not like his costume. He did not like his friend's costumes. He did not like the fact that he couldn't eat all the cookies. While everyone was playing, he grabbed his paci and snuggie and laid in the floor.

He had an accident in his brown pants, so he rocked his pajama pants all night.

He was never really picture cooperative, but I tried to get a few pictures of our little giraffe.

I am not entirely sure he understands how fun dressing up actually is!

Sunday, October 30, 2011




"You are great at being 28" is what what the chalkboard in the kitchen said on the morning of my birthday. The table was full of confetti, homemade flowers, and balloons. I had a few sweet cards, and I got to order my breakfast--fried eggs and bacon!

The night before I got to have dinner and coffee with three very special ladies. They treated me to an Old Navy gift card.

Will made every night this week special. On Monday, I got lots of my favorite candies. Will made his famous fetuccine alfredo on Tuesday. On Wednesday, I got to plan an outing on my own, and on Thursday, he brought home wine! He took me out for sushi on Friday. This has become a birthday tradition.

I don't know how 28 is supposed to feel, but I sometimes take a step back from the life I live and wonder how I got here! I am married with a child. It sometimes seems surreal. Thankful for where God has me. Grateful to have lived to be 28. Blessed to have my wonderful husband and my baby boy!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I heart vintage finds.

Well, half of my birthday celebrations were postponed until next week due to our sick baby. I did get to go the thrift store last night to pick up anything I wanted. Anything? This could be dangerous.

Guess who lives in our house now?

I could take off the desk part and make a chair like Ashley Ann did. Or, I could leave him as is. He is in our living room as of now, right under 6 globes. I am starting to think my living room looks like an old school room.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sick Baby

My little guy is sick. High fever. Sore throat. He feels crummy. So, we are cooped up in the house for a few days in our semi-pajamas. He is rarely this calm. We've been able to play lots. Including....







Lots of juice breaks:

Much to my joy, he needs lots of Mommy attention:

And this all before 8:45. He is down for a morning nap now. Another very rare occasion.

On days like this, it is hard to remember to be thankful. We are so blessed. I am able to stay home with Hudson. He has a Mommy and Daddy who are meeting all his needs and helping him get better. We have access to medical treatment and medicine when we need it. We have food to eat and water and juice to drink...which all help in helping him feel better. Huds has sweet grandparents who keep calling to check in on him. He is so loved.

We are cooped up, but we are thankful for a house to be cooped up in. We are thankful for family to keep us company. God has richly blessed us.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Old Baker's Farm

In keeping with our adventurous lifestyle, we headed down to Old Baker's Farm for the morning.

I was a little nervous about paying 10 bucks a person at the gate. It soon proved to be worth it.....

We walked through the hay maze.

Hudson led the way out.

Afterwards, we checked out the barn.

Hudson kept his distance from the animals, but he had a blast running through the fields by the hay mountain. #typicalhudson.

We took a hayride to the pumpkin patch.

Hudson found his pumpkin right away.

After grabbing our two pumpkins, we considered playing a game of corn cob toss.
We opted out since Will knew I would beat him!

We chowed down on some hot dogs, checked out the corn maze, and then headed home for naps and football.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

September Update

It is October! I love Fall. It is my favorite time of the year. These months seem to be flying past quickly. It is so true that the days seems to go by slow, but the months and years go by fast.

September was our first full month without Will home. We have been full swing into our fall schedule, which I detailed in an earlier post. I love summers, but I love love the schedule of the school year. I am just a routine person, so an agenda suits me well.

Will is really enjoying the school year so far. He continues to be great at what he does, and I am thankful he doesn't work somewhere that causes him stress. He also loves to do fantasy football, so he has been having fun with that!

We have been attending a church plant in Helena. We are considering joining, and we are really enjoying getting to know all the people. I have been attending a Bible Study on Wednesday mornings, and we have been doing a small group on Thursday nights. If we decide to join, we will be sad to leave our Briarwood friends!

Hudson is going through a timid stage. For example, today we took a class at the zoo. He was scared of the animals, and he wanted me to hold him on the carousel. He has never really been like this, so it is just weird for him to cling on to me when we are out. I don't want him to be fearful, but I am sure it is just a developmental stage. He is continuing to learn new words. He will point to trees, the moon, and certain animals. He will show us his fingers and toes. He knows how to pray before a meal. He constantly is trying to say new words.


I read Don't Make Me Count to Three. I loved it. If you have ever read Shepherding a Child's Heart, it is basically a practical application of that book. The main thing I like about both of those books is that they give you the difference between worldy vs Biblical forms of discipline. Hudson isn't really at the age where I can communicate with him about the sins of his heart, but he is at an age where I must be diligent in breaking his will.

For fun, I read the first book of the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. I usually make fun of cheesy Christian fiction, but I do love Francine. I also read the final Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book. I would like to note that I read the first sisterhood book way before it got popular. I think I was in middle school. That justifies it. :)

Loving the cooler weather. We are spending lots of time outdoors. If only Hudson would be still and let me read a book on the blanket!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Farm

We decided to venture to the farm at Oak Mountain State Park yesterday. Thanks to the Ness family for the fun idea!

Upon arriving, we were greeted by sweet little goats.

Hudson wasn't too sure about them. While we were busy petting them, he ran through the field screaming for joy.


In fact, he wasn't too sure about the pony either:

Or the donkey:

And yes, his mid drift did show most of the time.

Although he seems to have a slight fear of furry animals, we did, in fact, have to hold him back from attacking a peacock. He wanted her feathers.

We found him one (a feather) and he twirled it around for the next hour.

So grateful for the sweet weekend we had as a family. We know that Hudson will never remember these first few years of his life. He won't be able to recall running with his Daddy through the fields of that little farm, giggling and twirling that silly little feather. Yet, he won't forget the a foundation of love and togetherness that we are continually building. Our prayer is that these little interwoven moments will help shape the man that he becomes.