Thursday, April 25, 2013

Recent happenings...

I'm on a blogging roll this week.
You get nothing for months and then
I'm back. (I've missed it!)

Um how much do these two like alike?
People tell me everyday, but I never see it.
Until this picture.
Now I see it. Same profile, same nose, same eyes...same everything.
Looks like me and the Mr. make 1 kind of mold.
A flippin ADORABLE one.

So many random things going on right now.
Lets  catch you up...

Nolen went to the dentist today.
Got the nix on the paci (like we didn't already know...)
At this point  paci is a part of the family.
I remember what happened last time I tried to take it.
Better luck this time? and prayers please.

Hudson and Nolen began swim lessons this week.
Nolen is swimming like a fish.
Hudson is screaming like one (I know I know, fish don't scream.)
On a positive note, he is screaming while swimming.
He's able to swim to the wall and pull himself up.
He's also learned to float on his back.

We are leaving for Hawaii in T minus 2 months.
My thoughts on this...
Happy 5th anniversary to me and the Mr. in June!
Must be done with breast feeding, TOTALLY, before we leave.
(I'm not trying to haul a breast pump along)
How in the world am I going to leave these babies for
MaiTais and tropical beaches will help ease the pain.
Time to work out, bikinis in my near future.

School will be over in 29 days!!!
Can not come soon enough.

My Teachers pay Teachers shop is thriving!
Possibly my magic ticket to be a stay at home mom?
Not quite there yet...but one day!
In the mean time I'm LOVING every minute of it.
This is so my thing.
oh, and this one too...
Anyone need some Poms?

Hudson may never sleep though the night.
I am secretly ok with this.
It just means some one-on-one snuggles with my little man.

Can't WAIT for summer,
its so within reach.
Everyday, all day, with my lovies.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nolen Reed

Mr. Nolen Reed.
You are so, utterly awesome.
You are 3 going on 23.
Much too wise for your age.
Nothing gets by you.

"Nolen, you know you can't have pacis anymore once you turn 3."
"Because thats what the Paci Fairy and God said.  Noe how old are you?"

You LOVE, Love LOVE that little brother of yours.
We still have our moments, but they are getting better everyday!

Here's what you've been up to...

-Cleaning has been replaced with office.  
You love office supplies, paper, pens, tape...anything to do with an office.
At school your teachers went around the room asking what the Easter bunny brought.
Kids rattled off the usual, bunnies, candy, chocolate...
Nolen answers "Office Supplies!!!"

-You are POTTY TRAINED!!! 
Can I get a woot woot!
In sweet little underpants all day, every day.
Rock on little man, Rock on!

-You eat like a bird, but when you do eat you request pancakes, or cheesy eggs.
Yesterday daddy was burning some food.
 As you came downstairs and smelled you said, 
"Mommy are you cooking cheesy eggs?!?"


-You are a nudist. You can be found nude at any given moment.

-You whiz through the Ipad (your ipad) better then Mommy.

-You go around singing sweet little songs from school and saying precious little prayers.
Yesterday as we drove in the rain I heard you say
"Dear God, Please let the rain stop hitting Mommies car when we drive."
The rain stopped minutes later.

You are amazing little man, Ah-mazing.

10 months old sweet boy!

I feel like a complete mommy failure.  I have missed 2 whole months of baby boy updates.  2 kids & 2.5 jobs have been keeping this mommy on her toes.  Throw in travel, car issues, and stomach bugs....whew, is it June yet?

My sweet, sweet Hudson.  I was just saying the other day that you SO look like a Hudson.  You are all boy, a big sweet chunk of baby boy.  You have such a sweet personality and just bring some much joy to everyone.  Here's what you've been up to (for the past 10years  3 months.)

  • You are vertical.  You pull up on everything, everywhere, all day long.  You use anything as a walker; shopping carts, little chairs, boxes... you don't need much help...just a little something to make you feel sturdy.  You are getting braver by the day letting go for a will be walking this month, Mommy knows!

  • You eat.  Oh do you eat.  You eat everything we put on your highchair, and then climb onto brothers table and polish off his dinner too.  Your favorites include sweet potatoes, apples, kiwi, frozen blueberries, cheerios, chicken nuggets, beans, spaghetti & meatballs (this is tied for #1 with graham crackers.)  You suck down pouches like they are going out of style.  Love every bit of your little baby buddha belly.

  • Still nursing, can't believe we'll be stopping in 2 short months.  I remember it being really hard for me when I weaned Nolen, but that was quickly made better when I realized I could have more then 1 glass of wine and margaritas :)  Still it makes me really sad to think about, thats our little cuddle time.  I'm going to soak up these next few months!

  • You're growing up WAY to quickly.  Totally not into baby toys, you'd much rather grab brothers trucks and play with all his toys (that's a whole other story!)

  • You are wearing size 12-18 clothes, weighing in at 22 pounds. Solid.

  • You can say Momma, bro-der, baba,  and MomMom...still working on Dada.

  • Still not sleeping.  You have one good stretch at the beginning of the night (7-1am ish) but then start waking every hour or 2.   I dream of a night that I get to sleep 4 consecutive hours of sleep.

  • You smile, that sweet dimply smile, and laugh that little Buddha belly laugh.  Melts my mommy heart.

  • Mommy has barely begun planning your 1st are going to LOVE you some cake!

  • You just started swim lessons.  I forgot how tough these first few ones are.  You cry and sceram and look so helpless.  Hopoing next week is better.

Oh Hudson Grand-ma....we love you!

Monday, April 22, 2013


Life is moving as fast as always... Here are some pictures to hold you over for a bit...