Monday, October 21, 2013

We've Been Booed!

And Hudson was thrilled! I love this little game that is played during Halloween time. If you aren't familiar or if you want to get a really cute printable to start it in your neighborhood, I found the one that we got here. Here is a video of sweet Hudson "finding" his treats and a few pictures showing off his treats!

Once you have been booed, it is your turn to "boo" two more neighbors. In my opinion, it is more fun to boo someone! Hudson and I headed to the store that morning and gathered our own booing stuff. Although I got so much joy picking fun stuff out for our neighbors/friends, I must say I am TERRIBLE at booing. We went ahead and booed our friends rather than waiting around until night, because I did not feel like running around at night and sneaking up at someone's house and ringing their doorbell! At the first house, it was a miracle I did not twist my ankle running from their door;) Hudson was crying in the car trying to get out, because he wanted to get out too. He did not quite understand why I was running either. Poor thing was SO confused and sad that he could not get out:( The second house caught us and I was so sad about it. Oh well! It is for the kiddos anyway! We had so much fun doing it!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Family Fun - Uncorked

 We had such a fun weekend! We got up early Saturday morning for Hudson's soccer game. I was not sure how that was going to go, because he went to bed a little later than usual and woke up way too early. He was super cranky and soccer drained him of any energy he was working with. He did a pretty good job participating in the "drills", but by game time he was over it and took off running super FAST any and every chance he had towards the car;)

We were suppose to go to Auburn for homecoming and take Hudson to his first game,  but that did not work out. So we headed out Saturday afternoon to an event in our neighborhood. All you had to say was Bouncey House and Hudson was in! Here are some pictures of Hudson and his buddy Dax having so much fun!

Ready to go! Special train drinks in hand!

Spiderman & an Auburn Tiger!  

Time to jump! Was so excited he didn't have time to take his shoes off;)

My sweet family

Girls watching the boys:)

Hudson and Dax checking out the guitar man...
Hudson desperately wants Charlotte to take interest in him, as he does her;)
I hope they get married one day!
Alford's riding the bull...
Beth beat Josh;)
Closing out the afternoon with some ice cream! 

This sweet man was so kind to let the boys "check things out" :)
Hudson's day was made!
On Sunday, we went to church & started the "Generous" series. Another great sermon by Pastor Chris. It is such a blessing to have an anointed pastor, who is clearly answering his calling by delivering the word of our God. I am so thankful to have found a home church that we have both grown so much stronger in our faith because of it. I am amazed daily as I see God move in our lives together, as individuals and also in the people around us. After church, we all headed to lunch with Scooter, Aunt Amy and Landry. Here is a picture of Hudson on the way home. One minute he was chomping away at his sucker and the next... ;)
Have a great week!
The Fills

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Zoo!

I seriously love our zoo membership. It is one of our best investments. We go all the time and we BOTH love it. It is the one and only place that I allow Hudson to freely roam anywhere and everywhere he wants to go. He is all about some zoo time! Today was an extra special trip to the zoo because LanLan played hookie and got to spend the day with us:) A friend of mine and her little girl (also named) Landry met us there too. There was mass confusion over the two Landrys, especially when you are trying to keep a 1, 2 and 3 year old all together at a zoo that had no less than 5 or 6 school buses full of field tripping kiddos!

Pretty girl with her hair bow that I may or may not have bribed her to wear;)
ROAR! "Es monster Mama"
Chasing the peacock...
Squirrel chasing...
"A horse Aunt Emmy! And a king!"
She thought the castle was SO pretty!
They loved the lions!

Sweet Landry and Landry so excited!
Prince Hudson was not a happy camper and wanted to go home.
He felt much better with a snack and was so glad Mrs. Lindsey brought her stroller;)

Last stop at the zoo, the train! All Aboard!
Ending the morning with lunch at CFA and some yummy ice cream!
We had the best morning with our precious cousin and our sweet friend. These precious children are just the best and the most wonderful blessings. So thankful for these days, these moments. There is nothing more precious than the sweet eyes of a child. Love them bunches!

Hudson 2y 9mo

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Day to Remember

Today was such a special day. For more reasons than one. I have never been baptized and when we joined our church a month ago, I knew then it was something I must (and wanted) to do. Well, this Sunday was the first Sunday of the month and I was ready to go! I was up super early (like 4ish) and was really just so excited for the what the day had in store. To make our day at church even better, my Mom was in town and had never been and my sister and her family decided to visit our church for the first time. I was so excited to have them there to experience what we have fallen so in love with. We are so thankful to have found a church home at Church of the Highlands. God has a way with everything. I never made an announcement about my special day, but somehow He aligned everyone's plans to be in the same place. I am very thankful for that. God is so good.

Here are some pictures from this morning. It was a little hectic and we never got a family picture taken other than just one of me and my precious boy.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Quick Visual

Here are two visuals that show Mr. Independent being his little silly self on the morning of "big boy" day!

Mr. Independent

Hudson is seriously a character. He always has something going on in that little head of his and is always making us laugh and entertaining us. This morning Hudson came downstairs with his little white heiny shining proudly waving his "big boy" underwear around (Note: he is calling them panties...we are working on that - ha!). I have not been upstairs to see where he removed his diaper, but I imagine it is somewhere near his "panty" drawer.
Next thing I know, Hudson came back down with his choice of wardrobe for the day. He informed that "snow is coming Mama". After a little talk about the weather, he decided that it would be ok to go without the winter hat today.

He chose a striped shirt and striped shorts. Because stripes match :) This is Hudson modeling his fashionable choices and is clearly very excited and happy about them! I love all of his little expressions so much.

This little boy is our pride and joy. We are so blessed to have such a little character:) I do not know what we would do without him - and all of his little antics;)

Potty Update: Since he decided today was his day to go the big boy route, we made a quick potty chart for tee tee, #2 and listening ears. He gets one skittle and a small sicker for teetee and when he has really good listening ears. He gets two skittles and a big sticker for the other business;) So far, we have been dry all morning and are still rocking the big boys! Yay for Hudson! Two stickers already down on the teetee column!

Hudson 2yrs 9mo

Monday, September 30, 2013

Soccer - Fall 2013

Hudson started playing soccer this Fall for POP in the Hoover Soccer Club. Lets just say it is not on the top of his list - at all. I have figured out that if it does not involve a motorcycle, tractor, train or Poppie related it is pretty much a lost cause. He is still a bit young for the organized chaos of peewee sports;) But he has a few sweet friends on the same team, so they have fun together. That is all that matters to me!

Before Hudson's first game, we had our very first pep talk;) This is Hudson showing off that he is "Big and Strong!" and that we do not cry on the field!

Hudson and the team learning the basics.

Around game time, Hudson decided he had enough.

Dax and Hudson "being the ball" in the net - I guess ;)

What's more fun than a soccer game? 
Pretending we are airplanes of course!

Soccer Update: Hudson is still "Big and Strong" and we have not had any tears yet. He looks adorable in his uniform and is doing great at "supporting the team" :) -- playing on a completely different field than the game, being an airplane, getting himself caught in the net and hanging out with two of his buddies Sully and Dax, marching to their very own tune :) And we are happy, if he is happy!