Friday, May 16, 2014

Bubba is NINE!

Our Bubba is nine.  Did you get that?  Nnnnniiiinnnneee.  Like, the last year in single digits.  1) That’s outta control for this mommy to fathom.  2) There were a few times in his life I was pretty sure we’d never make it to this point as a result of his, shall we say, adventurous-ness?


(Thanks to the magic of FaceTime, Uncle B even got to join in on the party – and made his day!)


For Hudson Christopher’s ninth, we decided to change it up a bit and do a family outing.  He loves the Phillies – it’s something he can connect with Daddy, Poppy and Uncle Bryan on.  So, all clad in a new birthday Phillies’ shirt and an awesome hat from the Birthday Crew at the park, Hudson was off to go stand in line for the #1 reason he loves baseball stadiums….the food.  Particularly, the cheesesteaks.









Armed with a foot long to himself, he sat down to enjoy the game.IMG_1816

Little did he know, the birthday crew didn’t just give him a hat, they came to his seat and had the whole section sing Happy Birthday to him.  He was smitten!


A cheesesteak, water ice, peanuts, and a soda later, his stomach may have been full.  Good thing it was his birthday!


Unfortunately, the Phils went down in the 8th and never recovered – but it was still a fun evening!  The next day (his actual birthday) was spent at Poppy and Mom-Mom’s celebrating his joyful life.  Aunt Steph and his two great Grandmothers also got to attend to sing to him and wish him well.


(So I don’t get in trouble, these are his Grandmoms, not his greats…)


Happy Birthday Bubs!  We are so blessed to have you in our lives – your life is truly a gift and you teach us something daily and challenge us to be better parents every day.  We Love YOU!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sister twins

"I wanna be sister twins today, Mommy!"
 Ok, Anna Banana!

Friday, April 25, 2014


Hadleigh knows her Bubba is home from school. She also knows her Bubba will read to her. Mama know that Bubba loves it and loves his Leigh-Leigh. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

slides, towers and dotting eggs

I don’t know about where you are, but this has been one of the coldest, longest, winters/springs that I can remember.  The fact that even in April we haven’t been outside all that much (more than others, I am sure because I refuse to be stuck inside all the time) calls for desperate measures.IMG_4254IMG_4255

One day recently (and a few since, subsequently), I drug the baby Little Tykes slide in from hibernation in the garage and set it up for Hadleigh’s own little jungle gym.  Soft carpet in the living room and lots of pillows to climb on equaled the perfect spot to expend some energy!


Little Miss is also growing fond of the camera.  As soon as she sees it she will often pose and then say, ‘See?’.  We’ve also been busy dotting and painting and coloring. 










And Anna?  Sweetness and smiles and sugar and not a whole lot of spice (unless Hudson is bothering her).  She is into building card towers when she has a quiet moment to herself.  She is getting pretty good at it too!  Two levels and no help from Mommy!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rub-a-dink in a sink


Sometimes it’s just easier to do a quick bath in the sink and play with water while we clean up dinner….especially with a 20 month old that loves her food and loves the full body experience.


We keep a bottle of baby soap under the sink for emergencies like these.  The menu on this night was yummy chicken pasta and veggies.  And who doesn’t love a cute baby in some bubbles?


Wednesday, April 9, 2014


A few of our loyal readers (that would be 2 or 3 family members) have commented how I’ve been behind.  I will blame that on a few things, and not my own laziness.  Although, that is to blame as well!  Our computer has been down for a while.  My ah-maz-ing and talented husband recently discovered the problem, opened up the computer, ordered a replacement part and fixed it.  And now it works again!  Wahoo! 

SO to make up for an absence (and until I can back post a bit for important events), here’s a few pictures to feast upon…)IMG_1600IMG_4209IMG_4217IMG_4222