Thursday, March 27, 2008


Okay, I need help!! When I saved the new template for my blog I lost all of my links - OH NO! Of course, I don't remember everyone's blog address.....I did have a few saved to "my favorites" and was able to copy & paste a few via "blog hopping", but I still don't have everyones. If your link is no longer listed will you please send me your blog address so I can add it back to my links. I hate that I lost them and can't get to all of my friends blogs!! Thanks!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Pics

We had a wonderful Easter! Andy's mom came in town for the weekend and went to church with us on Sunday. After church we went to my mom's for lunch and for an easter egg hunt. The kids had so much fun finding eggs and even hiding eggs for the adults to find. Ella & Brady were really into hiding and finding eggs, but Hudson, not so much! He wanted to play baseball with my brother. so instead of finding eggs to put in his basket, he picked them up and swung the bat at them as if they were a baseball! Gotta love lil' Hudson...he just lives in his own little world doing his own little thing....Sorry, but these pics aren't the greatest. First of all, getting my 3 to sit still and all look at the camera is completely impossible. Secondly, I'm still learning how to use my camera and can't figure on when to use which setting so my color seems a little "yellow" to me in some and others are a little blurry, but oh well, you get the idea!

Mom, we really don't want to do this!

Boy, don't they look happy!

Why is she taking so many pictures?

Mom, are you ever going to be through?

Look, two eggs!

I think I got all of these!

Forget finding eggs, let's play ball!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!


Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
Walk softly and carry a big carrot
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
There's no such thing as too much candy
All work and no play can make you a basket case
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day
Some body parts should be floppy
Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
Good things come in small sugarcoated packages
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket
An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare
To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Andy!

I'm a little late posting this, but Tuesday (3/17) Andy celebrated his 33rd birthday! He wasn't feeling very well so it was pretty low key. The kids and I baked a cake for was so sweet because Brady kept saying, "Mommy, it's more special when you make a cake for somebody, because it means you really love them." And then Hudson would reply, "yeah, we're more special because we made this for Daddy and he lubs (translation - loves) us." I mean, how sweet is that! Happy Birthday Andy! You are such a wonderful husband and daddy! You are the most giving person I have ever met. Happy Birthday! I LOVE YOU!!

Making the Cake!

It's not pretty, but it was Yummy!!

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Monday, March 17, 2008


My college roomate and dear friend, Jennifer Walker, has started an online boutique specializing in children's clothing and gifts. Jennifer made each one of my children an outfit when they were born, and they were so unique and so darn cute! She actually was the first person to make something for Brady......sorry, mom she only beat you by about a week!! Jennifer is very creative and very talented. Her dream has always been to start her own business, and now she has done it. I'm so proud of you Jennifer and LOVE your designs, website, and labels. Well here it is....... Jackaroos Boutique!! ( She's got some great personalized baby items and very cute fabric for jonjons and dresses. Check it won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Boys will be Boys!

So, this is what happens when you let your little boys play in the sandbox and then walk away for a few minutes! The boys and I had been outside playing and they decided they wanted to go play in the backyard. I went back there with them and watched Brady cross the monkey bars and played a little football with them. They went about playing and I decided to go clean out my car. I kept checking on them and they were playing so nicely in the backyard so I kept cleaning out my car. I then heard Brady come inside and ask for some water.....he's self sufficient so he got himself a glass of water. A few minutes went by and I hear Hudson come in and ask for water, well he helps himself to a bottle of water from the bottom of the fridge. I continue on and about five minutes later I hear Brady come through the door and in the backgroud I hear Hudson yelling, "get alot of water Brady....we need it!" In the back of my mind I knew they could not have been that thirsty, but they were playing so well together and I was getting so much accomplished (Ella was napping during all of this). So a few more minutes went by and I decided to go check to see what was going on....well I knew it was NOT going to be good when I walked into my kitchen and saw a trail of sand down my refrigerator and on my floor leading to the back door! Uh, oh this can't be good! Well, that's how I found them.....covered in sand! It wouldn't have been so bad had we not been going somewhere in about an hour. I couldn't help but laugh.....don't they look like they had sooo much fun! Hudson's response was,"we made yucky sand stuff, mommy, we made it for you". How sweet....Brady piped in with, "yeah, and it was lots of fun!" How could I be upset.....aren't boys suppose to play in the sand and get all dirty and muddy?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to my brother, Jonathan, and his sweet girlfriend - I mean fiance, Jennifer. Jonathan proposed to Jennifer last night at a really nice restaraunt in Hollywood - sorry, I can't remember the name. We are very excited for them and so glad that "Aunt Jennifer" finally becomes official. Oh yeah, her answer was yes! Congrats Jonathan and Jennifer.....we love you!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pirate Hudson!

Rrrr! Our little Hudson has turned into a Pirate! We recently discovered that Hudson's left eye is significantly weaker than his right eye. We saw a wonderful specialist, Dr. McVey, who was very optimistic, especially since we caught it so early. He said we can most likely avoid glasses and surgery if we can get his left eye (the weaker one) to become stronger. So, we're starting with "pirate" therapy. We've convinced Hudson that for one hour everyday for the next two months he gets to turn into a "special pirate". He was all pumped about this idea while we were at the doctor's office, but once we got home and actually tried to "turn him into a pirate" he'd lost all interest. It was actually pretty pitiful. I even cried.....I know that sounds so silly, but he was awful. He cried and screamed, "no, no I don't wanna be a pirut!". Once we finally got the patch over his right eye (strong eye) he kept crying, "it hurts, my eye hurts....I can't see mommy, my eye hurts." Okay, as if that wasn't heartbreaking enough, he was turning his head up and to the side trying to focus as he was looking for us. Thank goodness that whole episode only lasted about 3 or 4 minutes and then he was completely fine. The next day he cried for about one minute but hasn't cried since then.....hopefully, we are over all the "drama". If not, we have to go to the next step which is putting some special drops in his right eye which blur his vision in his right eye and forces him to use his left, that just sounds cruel to least with the patch his right eye is covered and not blurred.

Figuring out it's fun to be a Pirate!
Trying to find the camera & say "cheese"
What Pirate doesn't love ice cream sandwiches
Aren't they sweet!
The life of a Pirate - this is how we found him less than 10 minutes after removing his eye patch!