Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Fun

Here is a teeny tiny recap in pictures of our little summer. We did a little bit of everything…lounged around, swam a bit, had fun playgroup playdates, went to a Ranger’s game, watched some fireworks, shopped a little, danced a lot, bowled with friends, rode the carrousel, and  pretty much just hung out as a little family of 4. We had a fun summer, but I think we’re all ready for some cooler temperatures. Come on with it fall…

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Pre-K Hooray!

My big 4 year old started Pre-K this year! I can’t believe she will be going to KINDERGARTEN next year! It blows my mind how fast time has gone! As I was reading everyone’s facebook posts about sending their babies off to kindergarten, I got a little teary knowing I will be doing just that next year! But for now, we are going to enjoy Pre-K!

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She is growing up before my eyes! I cannot believe the difference 2 years makes!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

8 Months

My sweet baby love…how is it that you are already 8 months old?!? You sure are getting big! I am loving every minute of you and your sweet personality, Hudson! You are such a happy baby, and you only fuss if you are tired or hungry.


You are definitely a mover and a shaker…you never want to sit still or cuddle. The only time I can get you to sit a little still is while you’re having a bottle. You’ve gone from rolling to kind of scooting and any minute now you are going to be a full-on crawler!


Your laughter just melts my heart! You have the sweetest giggle and when you're really excited you make this crazy noise that I can’t even explain! I’ll definitely have to get it on film! Still no teeth, so I get to enjoy that precious gummy smile for a little bit longer!


You have developed quite a little personality and… I’m gonna go ahead and say it…a little temper. If we don’t get you your food fast enough, boy do we hear about it. You are still a great eater, and I’m afraid that we’re going to go broke when you’re a teenager!



Oh Huddy, you make me smile everyday. I love being your mommy and I love you!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

7 months

Hudson Cardwell, you are 7 months old…and growing by the minute! Please slow down just a little so I can cherish every moment!

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You are such a happy smiley baby! You love to laugh and giggle at your sister! You also love to ‘talk’ to us and anyone who will listen. I’m not sure if it’s a trait you inherited from your mommy, or if it’s because you’re trying to be heard over Ava, but oh my are you LOUD! Your favorite thing to do is jump in your jumperoo and yell as loud as you can. It’s super cute…but super noisy. =) You are still rolling all over the place to get where you want to go. Daddy says you will be crawling any day now. Mommy wants you to take your time…I’m not quite ready for a crawler yet.

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You started sleeping on your tummy this month, and the biggest thing is that mommy is no longer carrying you around in your infant carrier. You’re just too heavy! So now you sit in a highchair in restaurants and a cart in the stores. Thank goodness for the floppy seat (cart/highchair cover) because mommy is still somewhat of a germ-a-phob. 

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We’ve also been doing fun things with your little playgroup and look forward to seeing them every week or so.  IMG_0517

Hudson, you are such a sweet baby and I’m so happy that I get to spend everyday with you and watch you grow. I love you so so much! Happy 7 months, little man!


Friday, June 17, 2011

6 month sweetie pie

Oh Huddy Hud, you are 1/2 a year old! My how time is zooming by! This month brought some milestones for sure!


You started sitting up all by yourself this month…and are so excited about it! You also started eating solids this month. And, little man, you LOVE to eat! We started off with peas, and you were pretty unsure about it at first. But you quickly came around, and now you will pretty much eat anything and everything! Hopefully this means you won’t be a picky eater. =)



You celebrated your first Fourth of July and got to watch 2 fireworks shows! You also went to the lake for the first time. You are a water baby for sure…you absolutely love it!




My handsome little man, you are growing too fast and I love watching you grow and change everyday! I love you so much!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beautiful Girl

My wonderful

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You make me smile everyday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5 Months

Sweet baby boy, you are 5 months old! This month you had some pretty important firsts! You celebrated your first Easter and sat through Church like a big boy! You also got to watch your very first Easter egg hunt…2 actually. =) Your big sissy is getting pretty good at hunting Easter Eggs…she said she would teach you how to do it next year! But your favorite “first” was having rice cereal for the very first time!




You weren’t quite sure about it at first…and you were pretty sleepy…but once you got the hang of it you LOVED it! And now, your a pro and don’t want to stop… even when it’s all gone!

You also went on your first “camping” trip. Now, what you need to know is that your mommy does. not. camp. I need electricity and running water… but our little trip down to Fossil Rim most definitely is the closest I ever hope to be to actually camping. And you were SUCH a good baby!




And on your 5 month birthday, you started babbling “mamama” and “dadadada” and “babababa.” It’s the dang cutest thing ever! You also figured out how to blow raspberries. =)


Wow, sweet little man…I can’t believe you’ve been on this earth a whole 5 months…yet, I truly can’t remember our lives without you. I love you so so much!!