Friday, July 31, 2009
The following link is to a blog that I occasionally follow and I loved the guest post while the author is on vacation. Check it out, it's worth the trip through the link to surf on over to a new website....
Oh, and P.S. - I recently won a contest on this website and am receiving a signed original copy of a new release of a great children's book!
Yesterday we went to the bugman pool. No, it's not really called the bugman pool, but that's what Marion and her boys call it, so that is what we call it too. And we only can go because they invite us to go along, so "bugman" it is! :o) We had a blast swimming at the pool - and it's great because Hudson is getting to be such a proficient swimmer I don't feel like I have to be right beside him all the time, and Anna can enjoy the shallower beach-style entrance kids' area more. (more to come soon on Hudson's swimming - we've got some cool video: he can swim all the way across and olympic sized pool and 1/2 way across on his back!)
I knew they were having fun; the smiles, the laughs, the blue slushee. When Daddy arrived home, the first thing Anna said to daddy (after squealing "jaaaadeeeee") was, "Meeron shwim!" (for all you non-Anna speakers, that's Marion swim). She was telling Daddy that she went swimming with Marion. I thought that would be it, and I was delighted that she even remembered to tell him that! But it continued....even into dinner when she told him this:
shwim-soo. (rubs face) Meeron. Saaahm. Jaymsss. Roar! Meeron jump! Hudson jump! shwim! Gummies. shwim!
(I wore a swimsuit. I put on sunscreen. Marion, Sam and James were there. Sam played Dinosaurs with me. I roared at him. I jumped to Marion. Hudson jumped. He jumped and then he swam. I ate gummy fish. I swam more.)
I don't know about you, but I think that's a pretty detailed story for someone who isn't 2 yet!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have so many pictures from our awesome adventure to western Kentucky and will have to do this in a part one and part two post. We had so much fun: boating, swimming, spending time in the outdoor living room, walking, trail running, playing wii, watching my grandparents play Guitar Hero!, and more. Enjoy the visual trip with us!
Hudson was waitin' patiently to go out to the boat.
This ladybug salad bowl was my creation - we got them fired just in time to bring them home - and I used mine tonight for yummy pasta salad - it turned out really cool! Hudson is proud of his stegasaurus.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
some have been asking if she is adventurous as hudson. well, i am happy (?) to report that yes, she is. she is competitive, and a dare devil. she has turned into quite the climber, and everyone here calls her lil monkey. not only that, she feels that whatever hudson does, she needs to do too. this includes jumping from the boat into the lake, being thrown into the pool, wearing goggles in the pool, going "high" on the swings, etc. she's a dare devil.
our new challenge currently is her new found freedom of escaping the pack n play. i'm hoping that once back in her own crib she won't find it to be as appealing....actually, i'm praying that to be the case.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This admiration then lead to them jumping into the water near the dock and going for a swim as well (despite it being a no swim zone). Late morning, Ang and I left to take Hudson to swim and she took Riley with her to the store. That left Chris with Anna (in the Kayak) and Daryl with Tate and Braxton in the canoe. They worked up an appetite and met us back at their homestead "in town" for some yummy eats and play time in the backyard. We had a blast!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
2 fun pictures at the Washington Monument (plus)