Sunday, September 28, 2008

My boys never cease to amaze me.....

So...Bryson got a new bike for his birthday on Wednesday. It's a special Tony Hawk bike with pegs on all the tires. Bryson has already taught himself some new tricks.

Carter on the other hand is a little stud muffin. He rides his bike so fast and hard that he broke his training wheel Friday night. I told Joe that I wasn't going to buy new ones that Carter would just have to learn how to ride it with no training wheels. Do you remember this post that I wrote June 30th about Carter just finally learning how to ride his bike. Today I took off the broken training wheels and told Carter to jump on and that I would hold the bike. He was a little hesitant at first and then he was off. He is still a little shaky but he is only 3. Joe took over so I could get some video of my special boys.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A party fit for a PIRATE!!!

I will add some pictures a little later. This post is not allowing me to add anymore. We had Bryson's birthday on August 16th, 2008. Bryson loves to rent the pool out for his party so we have to have it early. He had an awesome time and so did all the kids. The one good thing about renting out the pool is that the kids he invites can bring their whole family. We decided this year that he wouldn't get his presents from us until his actual birthday so I will post about what we did yesterday later. Bryson loves all the gifts that he recived form his friends.

Bryson helped me make his cake, well....he helped with the mixer until he picked it up out of the batter with the mixers still spinning and then I told him that was enough help.
The cake turned out really well and even better than I had imagined. It took me just under three hours to decorate it. This is the first decorative cake I have ever made and I might just do it again.

I had the kids do a competition of walking the plank. I had a separate gift for the kid that walked the plank the best/funniest. Joe was a great sport.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Where has the time gone......

Today 6 years ago you made me a mom. I can't believe it has been six years already my little boy who was once 6lbs is now a little boy with missing teeth. Bryson you have grown so much in the last six years it amazes me. You are so smart, you can read, and tie your own shoes, you help your brother so much, and you have a million dollar smile. People always tell me how pretty your smile is and how well you take pictures. We have always said you were our little model. Over the past few years you have improved so much in your sports. You are an awesome little athlete, I can't wait to see how well you play when you are older.

We love you so much and are happy that you chose us to be your parents. We love you to pluto and back.

I will post shortly all about Bryson's birthday party we had back in August. It was a pirate party and boy it was the talk of the month. You will be so impressed with the cake I made. I will also post about dinner tonight. The birthday boy wants to go to the peanut resturant (Texas Roadhouse).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

a close call.....

Carter almost lost his finger today. He got it caught in the wheel of a Walmart shopping cart. It took off quite a bit of skin on the tip of his finger and ripped off his entire nail. It was awful and I can't even imagine how much it hurt. I took him to the ER and they took x-rays to make sure it was fine. Then the Doc cut off the tip of his skin on his finger and folded the nail back over. It was hanging by part of the cuticles. I will try to get pictures of it tomorrow when I change the dressings.

Guess who turns six tomorrow???

Monday, September 22, 2008

The first day of FALL

I have been waiting for this day for awhile. I thought it was coming early this past Saturday. My friends and I had a garage sale and as we were setting things up at 6:30 that morning there was a chill in the air. We left the garage sale at 8:30 to head to Bryson's soccer game and I do have to say it hadn't warmed up much. Thank goodness the kids were running back and forth and I was doing a lot of yelling. We all stayed pretty warm.

Our team did very well and Bryson scored a goal so he is a dollar richer. There were a few funny moments in the game but from the other team and both from the same kid. The first was he was kicking the ball towards our goal and couldn't seem to get the ball past our goalie so he picked up the ball and threw it in. The second funny thing he did was he scored a point for us. Bryson did very well and played the whole game. He actually ran the field all four quarters. Afterwards he did say his breath hurt. All the kids on our team did very well and I think we are going to have a great season.

Bryson was one of the captains for our team.
Sorry this is a little blurry. I was not ready for him to score a goal. I didn't have enough time to focus the picture so I went ahead and took it. I figure a blurry shot is better than no shot when it comes to your son scoring a point.

He was so excited!!!

Million dollar smile.

After Bryson's game was Carter's, it was a bit more entertaining as Carter would put his head in between his legs and he would push the other kids to try and get the ball. He almost scored a goal twice but kicked the ball just to the side of the goal each time. So close!!

Here is a great series of shots of Carter. You can see how he takes control of the ball and moves it through the other players. Though like I said before he came so close to scoring a point, it just missed the goal.

Here is Carter taking the ball away from the girls.

Then he did this and we knew he was done for the day. Great Job Carter!!!

I am so happy that soon all the changes that fall brings will be happening. My large stinky tree will turn a bright orange and I can't wait. I can't wait for the pumpkin patches and all the fall festivals that will be happening soon. Though as fast as I want the changes to begin I am not ready for the biggest change of all....when my lover, my children's father will begin his long departure from us. We have less than 2 weeks.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A few milestones....

First up Carter....

I have been meaning to post this for a few months but since I couldn't post a video of him I have just been putting it off. Carter learned his phone number at the age of 3 and 2 months. I put his age up there because I think it's pretty impressive. I have him on video saying his phone number but since this blog is not private I thought it best not to share....though I really did think twice about posting the video. He really does say his number cute. They funniest part is when he says our area code. Instead of saying five-zero-five he says five-ero-five. Though the poor kid after knowing that phone number for two months the state of New Mexico is finally large enough to have two area codes and sure enough we are the ones to change. He is not sure he likes the new area code.

Today he had his first real sharing/thoughtful moment. I mean he has had plenty of these before but...well...let me set the scene for you.

I was outside talking to my friend and the boys were riding their bikes and scooters with their friends. Carter heads to the house and says he is going inside. About 5 minutes later he comes outside carrying 6 of these yogurt drinks. He had them all opened with straws in them. He walked right out of the house and started handing them to all his friends. As each little kid said thank you Carter said your welcome with the biggest smile. I couldn't have been more proud of my little boy. Though tonight when he asked for a drink I told him he had to drink water because he gave all his drinks to his friends. And you know what he didn't even argue or fuss. I think he grew up just a little to much today.

Bryson on the other hand hit a huge milestone today, actually yesterday. Bryson learned how to tie. He was getting dressed for soccer practice and his pants had a tie on them. He picked up the strings and right in front of my eyes he tied it into a bow. I asked him to untie the bow and do it again while I took a few photos.

He is learning new things everyday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's been awhile...

I know it's been awhile since I have had a real post and I will get to it soon. I am working on throwing our neighborhood a 1st Annual Fall Block Party and you should see all the hoops I am having to jump through to have it. I will have all the details soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy

Our little nephew turned two today. We have not met him yet for certain reasons but we hope to at some point. Dear Daniel...your package is on it's way...maybe tomorrow! *wink*

I don't have many pictures of him, at least updated ones. *hint hint Cheryl*

This is Cheryl his mommy and Daniel.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-11 (Patriot Day)

I am sure many of us will never forget exactly what we were doing when we found out what was happening. I happen to be in Tennessee packing up my car. I was moving that day from Tennessee to New Mexico. As I was going in and out to the car my neighbor came outside and screamed "They are bombing us!" I was a bit confused and asked him what he meant and he told me to turn on the news. I walked inside and turned on the T.V. There was nothing on, I turned the channel and there it was, I turned the channel again and once again there was the first tower smoking. I sat back in shock trying to find out what was going on. Then I saw the second tower being hit by the airplane. I can't remember after that how long I watched the TV, or even if I called anyone after that.

I still left that day for my long journey across the country. I listened to the radio for 10 hours that day until I stopped half way through my journey. The next day I flipped on the radio and listened to it again for another 10 hours.

A lot has changed since then, we are now in the military and because of that event security every where has become more strict. Yes, its good because we never want that to happen again, but sad in the fact that our world will never be the same.

I found this:

Patriot Day, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America September 11, 2001, was etched into America's memory when 19 terrorists attacked us with barbarity unequaled in our history. On Patriot Day, we cherish the memory of the thousands of innocent victims lost, extend our thoughts and prayers to their families, and honor the heroic men and women who risked and sacrificed their lives so others might survive.

Since 9/11, we have recognized the threat posed by terrorists to the safety of the American people and worked to protect our homeland by fighting terrorists abroad. We are confronting terrorism by advancing freedom, liberty, and prosperity as an alternative to the ideologies of hatred and repression. Our Nation pays tribute to our courageous men and women in uniform serving around the world and the devoted members of our law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence communities at home who work night and day to protect us from harm and preserve the freedom of this great Nation.

Seven years ago, ordinary citizens rose to the challenge, united in prayer, and responded with extraordinary acts of courage, with some giving their lives for the country they loved. On Patriot Day, we remember all those who were taken from us in an instant and seek their lasting memorial in a safer and more hopeful world. We must not allow our resolve to be weakened by the passage of time. We will meet the test that history has given us and continue to fight to rid the world of terrorism and promote liberty around the globe.

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2008, as Patriot Day. I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Grandparents Day!

Just a quick post to say Happy Grandparent's Day to all the grandparents out there.

I am at 29 still lucky to have a set of grandparents. I called them to wish them a Happy Grandparent's Day and they didn't even know that today was Grandparent's Day. It's not really publicized.

I also called my mother and father and then we called Joe's parents. We hope you all had a wonderful day and maybe the little surprise phone call of "Hi Happy Grandparent's Day" brightened your day.

We love you!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Guess What???

Do you all remember that Disney commercial with the little red-haired girl in the elevator with her Mom and baby brother? The little girl tells everyone on the elevator that they've been on a Disney Cruise (about a year ago, Mom says). Then the little girl says, "This is my baby brother. His name is Joe, but Mom just calls him our little souvenir."

Well, I am happy to say that Joe and I have a little souvenir of our own. That's right our little trip to South Carolina has given us more than we could have ever imagined.

The newest member to the Hudson crew is due in April. Please send us some girl vibes.

I have a picture of the baby to scan in but thanks to Carter our printer is broken.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We knew the time was coming....

Joe will be leaving next month for a deployment to Afghanistan. Not much else to say other than keep him in your prayers.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The past few days...

Carter had a little accident the other day. he was playing on Bryson's computer when all the sudden I hear a big crash and Carter screaming. I run into Bryson's room and Bryson's tall chest of drawers is on top of him, all that was showing was Carter's head and his little hands.
You would have thought I was super woman the way I grabbed the dresser with my left hand and lifted it up and grabbed Carter with my right hand and pulled him out. Surprisingly he wasn't hurt to badly all he said was that his foot was hurting. I tried to make sure it wasn't his chest or belly but he said he was fine. I asked him what happened and he said that he was trying to get a new computer game which so happens to be in the top shelf of the dresser. He said he was really scared and won't do it again. Here is a picture of the after math.

To make him feel better he got out two yogurt drinks and drank them together.

The past three days I have been sick. This is my first cold this year and when I get sick I don't feel well at all. Last night I was ready to take a bath and ran the water and this is what came out of our pipes. I called maintenance today and they came over, well the water wasn't coming out brown anymore and even after showing them the pictures the plumber said "Mrs. there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with your pipes."

I then went on to ask him if he could tell me why the water was so brown last night and he couldn't. He did say that it wasn't sewer water. Gotta love these old military homes. There is another plumber coming out tomorrow so maybe he will find something.