Friday, May 30, 2014

Memorial Day weekend 2014

We had a great long Memorial Day weekend around here.
All were incredibly excited that we were a family of 5 all weekend.
The weekly travel is really starting to take a toll on the girls, Hailey Grace the hardest.
With not much planned, we enjoyed time around the house and playing.
She went to Tom Thumb like this.

Saturday afternoon we headed to Dallas to visit family and have a cook out.
We all had so much fun and can't wait to play again. While I managed to snap a few shots, my SIL is always great about grabbing her camera and capturing the moment.

All the kids were too cute playing together.

Poppy even came to play with us on Sunday morning.

Then we had one last lunch at Babe's.

We went swimming on Sunday and it was freezing.
Hudson and I did not brave the water outside.
They did not last very long until everyone was racing to the indoor pool.

The kids smiled for a few pictures on Monday.

Her laugh is contagious.

Harper, Hudson and I headed to BRU.
I have mentioned how much I DO NOT like that place?
It was so gross and dirty.
We played school.

A stop at the Dollar Tree sent Harper into a dress up mood.

This is my favorite picture from the weekend. Trystan was such a doll and so incredibly sweet with Hudson. 

4 months Hudson

Sweet baby boy hit the 4 month mark.
Oh how time needs to slow down.
Months 4-6 are one of my favorite phases in infants.
Hudson is such a sweet, bubbly boy.
He of course wasn't a fan of the shots but both big sisters were waiting to pass along lots of kisses.
Hudson weighed in at 18 pounds with clothes and 17 pounds, 10 ounces naked without his diaper on.
I wonder how many times the nurses are peed on.

I promised the girls we would start feeding baby brother slowly around 4 months.
It was like a bomb exploded in their head that day.
Both so eager to feed Mr Hudson.
We are doing this organic brown rice.
I have mixed in bananas a few times as well as apples.
The apples were a hit.
Avocados will be next once we have one more day with just apples and brown rice.
I am really relaxed and maybe a little old school when introducing foods.
He is a breast fed baby, I don't think he really needs anything extra until 6 or so months.
So right now, we are doing it slowly and having fun with it.
I have one fantastic eater, one horrible eater and didn't do anything different except stop nursing 4-5 months earlier with the horrible eater.
I think he will be a fantastic eater.

Everyone says he is a spitting imagine of Chris.
He is, really he is.
But if I could get my hands on my baby pictures, they would really shock you,
I see my brother and myself SO much on a daily basis.
He looked just like my brother John the first three weeks to me.
Oh my, just like him.
Whomever he continues to look like or grows to look like, I think we have one handsome heart breaker on our hands.

That thing drives him crazy up top.
He yells at it then I move his chair and he is happy as can be.
It kind of bounces in his space.

No worries, he did not eat any of this.
What better way to work on hand and eye coordination than with food.
I mean it would totally work with me.
Oh he melts me in a million pieces.
You put me in here, can you hurry up with my food.
This look is pretty common.
As Heidi calls it, this is his unsure look.
We like our bananas ripe around here.
This one wasn't very sweet and he wasn't sure about it.
I personally thought the banana was horrible

We seriously can not believe that just 4 months ago, we brought home a tiny baby who had dropped below 7 pounds. Seriously, he was so small (our biggest) but still tiny in our hands.  At four months, he is not sleeping all night.  Many nights, he will go from 8-2:30 and then nurses twice before waking in the morning. This past week, he has been up each hour. I am not sure if a growth spurt, ears still hurting or teething.  He isn't fussy at night, just up. Could just be part of the 4 month wakeful period.  Either way, the lack of sleep is rough dealing with the two older ones who go nonstop but I know I will miss it soon. I know I will miss the snuggles of him being small and finding comfort in my arms during the night.  The good Lord has blessed us in so many ways and we thank him daily for this. Hudson is truly amazing.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Swim camp

We are deep in swim camp right now .
With Harper's surgery and Hudson's arrival, we took the spring off. Now, we are knee deep in a swim camp for two weeks straight. This is something new for us as we typically do weekly lessons. Over all, is basically the same number if lessons but swim camp is quick.
Harper is in a group of older kids, one almost 4 and the other 4.
HG has one other girl in her class and us swimming the same one as the fall lessons. We had no other option for classes so decided to repeat it. She mainly works on endurance this week. I can't wait for that mile swim with her in the future.  :) 
She is so tiny out there .
HG rocking the pool.

Yes, we are trying to cram everything in before our move in just a few weeks. Twenty six days until moving week. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Hudson and Harper pretty much kept the same position in my belly through out pregnancy. 
Those sweet babies still sleep just a like. 

Precious little babies resting in our bed.