Monday, November 29, 2010

Sitting tall and other happenings with my Huddy-hoo

When I went into Hudson's room this morning to get him up he was sitting up in his bed. He has been sitting up off and on for a few weeks by himself. Since this weekend he has really been sitting up from a crawling position a lot on his own. This morning was the first time that I have found him in bed sitting up.

Hudson has also been getting very good at climbing up the stair in the bonus room-we have started having to shut the door just to keep him in the room. He has also started trying to perfect his skill of coming back down the stairs,he is more graceful sometimes more than others.

He has also really been working on his standing skills. He has started pulling up a lot more. He is only making it up on his knees at this point but I don't think it will be too long until he is pulling up onto his little feet.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

PJ Party With Santa

Last night Belk hosted a PJ party with Santa for the kids to kick start the Christmas season. I was under the impression that Santa would be there for the whole party but that was not the case. For the first hour or so they had a dj and dance party which ended up being really cute. We ran into Aunt Robbin's sister and her daughter Riley, which Austin had a blast with. Austin and Riley had quite the time dancing together. There was no one woman that could hang with Hudson so Mommy and MaMa-Ma had to take turns just to keep up with him.
Austin had his first kiss tonight (along with his 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on) which we caught on camera both with photos and video. Riley was laying them Austin. At first he wasn't real sure about this girl being so forward and aggressive with him-but needless to say he ended up loving it.

By the time the dancing was done and it was time for Santa to arrive the boys were over it and tired (like I said we did not know that Santa would not be there the first hour). They had not had dinner before we left so we decided to leave before Santa read a book to the kids.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Mommy Post

OK, so this posting is not all about my children..... Its about me The Mommy! I am having a hard time lately and realize that I am putting too much pressure on myself to do and be everything. It seems like at any given moment I have a million things running through my head these days. I will admit that I am a little bit OCD about a LOT of things. Below are just some of the crazy demands I have been trying to put on myself:

*clean the entire house-I am not talking about just dusting and mopping and doing a little organizing here and there.~I am saying move everything clean around and under it, organize EVERYTHING, clean the baseboards, the walls, the cabinets, the drawers, the closets.
I have to remember that I have two small children and two crazy dogs and that making everything perfect at one time is really close to impossible these days. I would love to just have a weekend to myself to tear into this house and really get some stuff done. But I doubt that will be happening anytime soon since as a mommy you do not get vacation days.

*do every cute creative craft I can find that my kids could do. I am not talking a cute little hand print wreath and a turkey for Thanksgiving. I want to make 15 different kinds of hand print activities and at least that many turkey crafts too. I have to remember that my kids do not care if we do all of these activities or crafts-they just want to spend time with me.

*I want to be the most amazing Mommy and do everything for my kids. I want to give them everything they could ever want and then more. Once again I have to remember that I can only do so much and that I have to let them have there wants every now and then.

*I want to be a perfect woman: I want to have the cute clothes, shoes and bags. I want my make up and hair to look perfect all the time. I want to have my pre-baby body back. I need to give myself credit for the weight that I have lots since having my boys and make realistic goals for myself about future progress. I have to try not to compair myself to other women or other moms (but that's easier said than done).

*create the perfect budget for our family that allows us to have everything we want but not break the bank and actually make it work. I have put a budget down on paper this week so we will see how that goes. I tried not to make it too unrealistic for us. But it definitely doesn't allow for us to have or do everything we want to.

I guess basically what I am saying it I need to find a way to chill out and relax and just enjoy life. But it seems like every time I try that things get all crazy around me. So we will see what happens, I just needed to get this out and on paper.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another new trick-my baby can climb

Hudson discovered another hidden talent he had this afternoon. He learned that he can climb stairs. Thankfully we were in the playroom so there are only 2 little stairs in there. I actually was able to video him doing it thanks to always having my cell phone by my side. I also took a few pictures.

He learned the first thing he needed to do was make sure someone was watching him before he went through all the hard work of climbing the stairs.
Next he used his arms to pull himself onto his knees then his feet and went onto the first step then the second.
Then he was so proud of himself and the fact that now he can get into his or Austin's room anytime he wants.
Yes my baby is still in his pj's at 4:54pm that he slept in last night. Not only is Hudson in them but so are Austin and I too. Mommy is not feeling to good today and since I don't have any sick days to call in I decided we would just be bums all day and stay in our jammies.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Silly Boy

I guess you could say we took our eyes off of Austin for a min. or two tonight after Hudson went to bed. Brad was on the phone and I was on the computer and this is what we look over to see.
Austin had got a hold of the Aquaphor bottle and decided to apply some generously to his face. By the looks of his face I would say we will probably be needing a new bottle soon.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Crafts

Austin and I had some fun creating some more Thanksgiving crafts this week. This time we made a "Thanksgiving Tree" which we will write on leafs what we are thankful for and hang them on the tree.

Austin seems to really like his tree and wants to move it all around the playroom. He has put two leaves on there so far with the following items that he is thankful for "fun and mommy".

We also made a turkey puppet which feathers were made from Austin's hand prints. He really loves tracing his hand for some reason. He loved getting to glue the different pieces of the turkey together.

When I showed him that the turkey was also a puppet he thought that was the coolest thing ever. He walked around making his turkey "gobble, gobble, gobble"
Austin is really getting to a fun age and enjoys doing more activities and crafts and loves learning so much right now.

School artwork

artwork from 11/11/10
artwork from 11/2/10

sorry there is nothing fancy here on this post. Austin's teacher had been out so we have not been getting our normal daily progress reports telling what he has been doing each day at school. There is also more artwork that I still have to take photos of and post.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hudson update

It seems that Hudson is really trying to just blow through all of the major milestones!

Brad has been working with Hudson on his standing and he has been getting really good at standing with very little support. After seeing how proud of himself that Hudson was when working with Daddy I knew it was only a matter of time before he tried out his new skills when he thought no one was looking.

This morning while the boys were playing in Austin's room I decided to dust in there and after a few mins. Austin was tired of playing Choo-Choo and took off back to the playroom. Well, I guess Hudson thought no one was looking...... I hear all kinds of grunting and hard breathing and look over to see Hudson on pulled up on his knees to Austin's train table. Not only did he pull up to his knees alone, but he also swiped two trains off the table and took off back down the hall with them.

Hudson is also working on cutting his second tooth (the other bottom middle tooth). He has been handling teething pretty good for the most part. The last day or so he has been a little more needy than normal and a little whiny (this child is always so happy usually). He is wanting to be held and loved on more than normal and has been getting upset if this does not happen the way he wants. Well today I set him down on the floor for a min. and he got so mad and upset. In the midst of his little fit he crawled half way across the room on all fours. He has been doing more of the army crawl and just rocking on all fours. But today he actually took off on them. He did it off an on a few times today.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Craft Play Date

We had a play date with Jenn and her kids Zoey and Gavin on Wen. Since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to have a little turkey craft to help set the mood for the kids. The boys seemed to enjoy painting there turkeys-although there enjoyment seemed to come and go and was interrupted by playing on the swing set. Since it is unusually warm in the upper 70's this week we were able to take our craft outside which made it more fun.
Below is the finished product, I think they turned out pretty cute!
We tried to get the boys to stand beside each other and show off there turkeys they had made but you know how that can be with two three year olds that seem to have minds of there own.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pampered Chef Babies

A good friend of mine recently started selling Pamper Chef products and we got together for a little photo shoot for her new business cards. She had a vision of her cards which included a photo of her cutie daughter in a big pan with a chefs hat and a Pampered Chef whisk. We got a few cute photos for her to choose from. Below are her favorite ones.

The photo above ended up being the winner! How cute is she?

Of course I had to snap a few of my sweet boy testing out the Pampered Chef gear.

Monday, November 8, 2010

First Big Boy Bath

Tonight both the boys needed a bath so we decided it was a good time to try both boys out in the bath together. Well not only was this the boys 1st bath together but it was also Hudson's first big boy bath out of the baby bath tub. He LOVED it. He grabbed the little toys and was exploring all the fun the tub had to offer. Austin was of course the little helper. He was very eager to help pour the cup of water on to his "Bo-Bo" and eventually was having fun pouring the water on his own head. Hudson just loves to watch Austin no matter what hes doing and Austin is always happy to put on a show for him (or anyone else that will watch).

My boys are getting so big!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Home Depot Kids Workshop with Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa watched the boys for Brad and I yesterday while we went to do a little Christmas shopping. It seems like Grandpa finds the funnest activities to do with Austin when they are together. Well, yesterday was no different-they made a quick stop by home depot to pick something up only to discover that they were having a kids workshop at that time.
Of course Grandpa had to let his little buddy participate in the workshop. They were making spice racks-so Austin decided to make one for Mommy. How sweet is he....
Grandpa said the workshop was really cool and that Austin seemed to enjoy it so it looks like we might be attending them more often. When they were done with there building Austin got to bring his orange apron home and the spice rack along with a certificate (which I seem to have forgot to take a photo of-I will have to take one and update later). Tonight we let Austin paint the spice rack and boy did he make sure to get it perfect. I cant wait to find the perfect spot for Daddy to hang it for me.
Side note: Austin is at such a fun age now, there are so many more activities that he can participate in now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Some of Austin's sayings...

Austin has really started saying all kinds of things recently below are just a few of them:

*we have been talking about the moon comes out at night and the sun comes up during the day so he will look outside and depending on if it is day or night he will say "sun is up, moon is down"

*"I not" when he doesn't want to do something

*when you ask him how old he is he will stop and think about it and hold up both hands and say "I ten" and crack up. Before his birthday we were trying to teach him that he would be three years old-which he understood but then he went from being 3 to 5 then to 10 (if you ask him)

*he "loves" so many things- "I love to Play Mommy", "I love cars Mommy", "I love outside"

*"I got you"

Happy Halloween

After two weeks of celebrating Halloween finally arrived! Austin was Woody from Toy Story and Hudson was a spider. Both boys looked so cute in there little costumes. We started our festivities that day with carving a pumpkin with the boys, which they enjoyed. Then they both took good naps to get ready for our big night.
Of course I had to be "that Mommy" and take a ton of pictures. Grandma and Grandpa came over and we all had some yummy pizza before we went out for desert! As you can see below in the photos Grandma got a little "crazy" and put on Hudson's spider hat.
We piled the boys into Austin's wagon and off we went. It was Hudson's first time to ride in the wagon and he was not too sure about it at first. He held on for dear life!

We only went down one street in our neighborhood trick or treating because Austin was not happy with the situation. So, we decided to just go back to our house and hand out candy while hanging out in the driveway. Both the boys seemed to really enjoy that. There were lots of kids out. We live in a large neighborhood and I am pretty sure people "bus" there kids over here for the candy. Austin had to take a long look at another little boy dressed as Woody also. Austin was really trying to figure out why there were two of them. He liked checking out all of the costumes until a boy in a scream mask stoped by and he basically threw the candy at him and jumped back.
Over all it was a great Halloween and the boys seemed to have fun and we even got some candy!