Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Blog Address! **READ BELOW**

Hello friends!

I know I've been MIA but we've been out of town for the past week.  Hopefully I will get back in the swing of things this week and start blogging more.  I also wanted to let everyone know that the blog address has changed.  This page will no longer be our family blog.  For all new blog post please visit

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Sweet Girly Girl

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE having a girl.  Not just any girl, but a total girly girl.  I've never been much of a girly girl so who knows where she got it from but I love it.  She just makes my day when she changes princess dresses every hour and only wants to wear skirts and dresses that she can twirl in.  So so cute.  :)

Yesterday I got brave and asked Emma if I could braid her hair.  That's one of those things I always wanted to do if & when I had a little girl.  Growing up my stepmom Betsy would always french braid my hair and I enjoyed doing it with my friends.  So I was super happy when Emma let me do it and she stood so incredibly still on the stool and not once did she yell ouch.  I was very proud of my work and that stayed in about 12 hours.  She loved them and didn't take them out until bedtime.  Happy mommy moment!

She has a crazy part at the crown of her head but I think they are adorable.  My my she is growing fast!
This next picture was taken yesterday evening after Daddy got home.  We were going to go outside for a few minutes and Emma runs out with this hat on her head like it is winter time.  She has a crazy sense of fashion!  Her sweet cousin Melica made her this hat maybe 2 years ago and she wears it all the time. 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lake Guntersville

On Saturday we drove to Lake Guntersville to visit our friends who had rented a cabin for a few days.  We had so much fun!  It was Emma's first time to swim in the lake and she loved it.  Here she is with me and Ashli on the jet ski.  We just put her on it so she could sit with us and we just idled around.  Then for whatever reason we were going in a circle (not using the gas) and we all 3 flipped over.  It happened so fast and I couldn't even hold my breath.  I grabbed Emma and my first thought was what if it hits her on the head but luckily the jet ski didn't flip.  I was about sick to my stomach.  That is the last time we'll let her sit on a jet ski till she's 30! 

Ashli and BJ had this huge float thingy and it was so comfortable!  It had little seats on the top but the kids and I loved the little hole in the middle.  I could have sat there all day with my babies!

Emma caught a fish!!!  I couldn't believe it but here she is with her daddy showing off her cute little fishy.  She ended up throwing it back in the water and she will quickly tell you that she had to wash off her hands b/c the fish was dirty.  :)  So proud of her!

Here's Emma and Justin fishing later in the day.  Justin and George were best friends growing up and he was so good with Emma and Hudson. 

Unfortunately Emma brought home a nasty mosquito bite from the lake.  She woke up with a swollen arm on Sunday and we gave her 2 doses of Benadryl.  It's nasty looking and her skin is really tight and warm.  I called the pedi today and they said to bring her in.  Sure enough, she has a secondary skin infection.  She's on 10 days of antibiotics.  It's something she's never had before.  She also has a big ugly bite on her back too and it is itching her like crazy.  The pedi thinks she just had a really bad allergic reaction to this one and then with her body trying to fight the infection the one on her back has gotten worse.  Poor baby!  The same thing happened about a month ago on her leg too. 

One of Emma's favorite things to do it play dance class.  Emma is all GIRL and I love it!  Everyday she is either in a princess dress or her ballerina outfit.  She also only wants to wear a twirly skirt or dress.  :)  So today we played dance class which takes place in Hudson's room.  What a doll!

Performing one of her dance moves

And to top it off, the somersault!  Don't you love her Snow White panties showing through?  :)  She's a hoot!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hudson at 7 Months

Hudson, you turned 7 months old yesterday!  You are growing like a weed!  You are still the happiest most laid back little baby I've ever seen and our hearts are overflowing with love for you.  So what are you doing at 7 months??

  • You are in size 3 diapers (either Huggies Natural Fit or the Publix brand-love them!)
  • 9-12 month clothing
  • eating 6 oz every 3 hours and baby food 3x's a day
  • sleeping through the night still for about 11 hours and you go to bed normally at 7pm
  • you very rarely cry (seriously, we got lucky!)
  • tummy time is not your favorite thing but you are rolling over alot now especially back to belly and then you get mad
  • you are doing great at sitting up without assistance but you still fall backwards sometimes
  • playing with toys and watching your sister are 2 of your fav things!  you laugh when you see her all the time.  I LOVE it!  Also, you are great at grabbing toys
  • Today you fell off Emma's bed for the 1st time and you were okay but mommy felt bad b/c I should have known better. :(
  • you are not a big napper during the day.  Normally you do two 15-20 min cat naps before lunch and two small catnaps in the afternoon.
  • I LOVE putting you to sleep b/c all it takes is mommy singing to you and you are out like a light.  It's the best thing in the world to snuggle and sing to you.  
  • have I mentioned how happy & laid back you are??  Seriously, we got lucky!  You are just like your daddy.
  • I started making your baby food this past week and so far you like it.  It felt good to do it.  
  • you probably weigh just over 19 lbs 
  • of course you have your 2 bottom teeth and your top teeth are coming through right now.  Your left one on top has definitely broken the skin and the right one is right there too.  Poor baby.  You actually handle it very well and I notice you keeping your lips closed and making a grunting sound or something like it.
That's all I can think of for now.  You are just so wonderful and we are so blessed to have you in our family.  Emma has really been great with you recently and she loves you so much too.  Life is good.  :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy 7 Months to Hudson & Update

I can't believe little man is 7 months old today!  Only 5 more months until his birthday.  You've got to be kidding me!  He is just changing so fast and is still the best little baby ever.  Such a doll. 

Life here has been busy this week.  Emma has swim lessons everyday this week and that's been fun.  She is so good in the water and is doing wonderful in her lesson.  She's going to be so sad when this week is over. 

Something fun George and I did on Monday night was make Hudson a whole whoppin bunch of baby food.  I've been wanting to do it for awhile but haven't taken the time to do it.  It was fun doing it together.  We made blueberries, apples, peas, sweet potatoes, carrots, and butternut squash.  So far he's had the blueberries, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash.  He wasn't too fond of the carrots earlier but I'm wondering if it's b/c of the texture.  They weren't as runny as the store bought ones so I might add more water to them next time.  He loves the butternut squash though.  I made like 16 trays I think so we have food for days.  :)

I've got tons of pictures to share but blogger isn't working right for me at the moment.  I clicked on blogger's new posting thingy the other day and now I can't get my pictures and text to work properly.  I'm really bummed about it and hope to get it working properly or switch to Wordpress. 

I've got laundry calling my name as well as my bed!  I'm hosting a Thirty-One party tomorrow night so I have to get my house in tip top shape by 6pm.  That'll be a challenge with 2 kiddos.  Emma is the best at causing a tornado.  :)  Cute little stinker.  I've also got to prepare a fruit pizza, mini sandwiches, and spinach & artichoke dip for the party.  I'm very excited!  If you want to check out Thirty-One stuff just click here and view the catalog.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Always On the Go!

I happen to be a very antsy person and can't stand to not leave the house frequently.  We stayed home all of last week and by Thursday I was ready to hit the road.  So I packed the bags and we headed to Cookeville.  Let me tell you, I am the master packer.  I can pack for me and two small kids within the hour.  When I get my mind set on something, I do it.  :)  It drives G bonkers b/c if you get in my way you will get ran over.  ha!  Anyways, we had lots of fun visiting family and playing with the cousins.  We stayed super busy and I'm ready to plop myself in the bed at 7pm.  Enjoy the pictures!
**I updated blogger and now I'm having a hard time with my pictures.  I am unable to type above them at the moment so I'll work on it and post captions later.**

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy 28th Birthday to the Bestest Husband/Daddy Ever!

Today my sweet Georgie celebrated his 28th birthday and he wanted it low key this year so that's what he got. :) Last night we went to Phil Sandoval's so I told him that was his birthday dinner. Then after work today we met up at the gym and did a very intense 60 minute cardio class with the most enthusiastic girl ever. She cracks me up. She is so stinkin perky and I found out tonight she used to be a cheerleader. Knew it!

Back to G's birthday...

Gabby posted this picture on Facebook this morning and it is from G's 2nd birthday. Is he not the cutest?? It was a clown cake! He was so tiny and I love his blond hair.

We had grilled chicken after we got home from the gym and some steamed about a birthday dinner! We're trying to be healthier these days especially since we are both approaching 30. Here's Hudson waiting patiently for his chicken & broccoli trees. :)

I hadn't intended on getting G a cake b/c he said he really didn't want one since we're trying to be healthy. Well this morning Emma informed me that she couldn't sing happy birthday to him until he had candles on his cake. Sooo, I decided to do a last minute giant cupcake from Publix. They always have them until today. They are sold out! Of course that would happen. So after several sighs I broke down and spent $10 on one of their mini birthday cakes with whipped icing. It was pathetic looking and I would have much rather had a home made cake but oh well. It was actually very tasty and George wasn't too upset that we got it. :)
Oh and I forgot to add that I told Emma we couldn't tell daddy about his special surprise cake. ha! Don't tell that to a 3 year old. We were eating and she somehow spilled the beans in her cute little voice way and then the only thing we had to light the candles was a lighter (which I'm terrified of) and I burned my finger twice so George had to light his own candles!

Emma trying to finish her dinner so she could have cake (really just icing!)

Daddy and his babies...LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

The big 2-8!

George got birthday cards from his momma, Graham, and my Granny Scott today. He was so excited. Graham did such a wonderful job on his card and it was very special. Thanks Graham!

The front of the card...the inside read "I love uncle George and he is funny from Graham.

We interrupt this post for a cute shot of the H-man!

Opening up his card from his momma!

She printed off another cute picture of him as a young lad. So creative!

And the last card is from my Granny Scott. She also sent him a Subway gift card which is absolutely perfect b/c all of his gifts this year were fitness related. Thanks granny!

His birthday presents. He asked for 3 books, a fitness bar for pull ups, push ups, etc, a fitness ball, and some new Vibram running shoes. He was super happy he got all of his gifts! Happy Birthday my love!

I also wanted to mention that Hudson has recently found his feet and he cracks up when he sees them. It is so cute! Sometimes he will see them but he can't reach them and he'll keep trying so hard. :)

Miss Thang in Hudson's sunglasses tonight before bed. Oh and I wanted to mention that Emma can officially dress herself with no assistance (most outfits). Just another sign that she is growing up. It is kind of nice to tell her to put clothes on and her do it. Sometimes it just takes saying it a million times!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Granny!

Today is my Granny Dunham's 74th birthday! Yesterday we went to Nashville to celebrate and had a wonderful time. They grilled out some yummy hamburgers and we spent a couple of hours swimming and then eating cake. Perfect day! :)

Granny with Monya, Melica, and Emma (wish Emma was smiling!)

Emma was so confused during the pictures...there wasn't a single picture of her actually looking at the camera and smiling.

Granny's beautiful cake from Sam's. It was so so very good!

Aunt Marsha loving on Hudson. He got lots of loving yesterday!

Sweet Melica & Hudson

Monya & Hudson...I think he was trying to pull her hair. Gotta love that big baby smile!

Uncle Jim's mom is in town from Iran and we usually get to see her every couple of years. She is so incredibly sweet and I was glad to get a picture of her and Hudson. My granny has a picture of me at Aunt Marsha's wedding when I was about 6 or so months old and she was there too. Now she's holding my baby.

The Birthday girl & Hudson...he seemed to get in on all the pictures yesterday. He loved Granny's necklace!

We had a blast swimming and the water felt so good. Emma was a fish as usual and Hudson enjoyed himself too.

Hudson would start kicking his feet like crazy but he always kept the same expression on his face.

Thanks for having us Aunt Marsha and Uncle Jim and I appreciate the girls playing with Emma so mommy & daddy could have a break. Can't wait to come visit again!