Monday, April 27, 2009

My Little Tractor Boy and Chunky Monkey

Preston just LOVES this tractor and is ALWAYS sitting on it or pushing it around.

Hudson is continuing to grow...he weighs over 12 lbs now and is becoming very "chumpy"! You can't really tell in the pictures how chubby he is, but you sure can when you old him and look at him in person. (He's gotten bigger even since I took these pictures) He is a lot bigger than Preston was at this age (thats probably why I think he is so chubby), but I hope he doesn't get too much bigger otherwise he is gonna have no clothes. He is 7 weeks old and can already fit in a lot of 3-6 month stuff. Ryan and I notice everyday that he looks a little bit bigger. He is just so cute and I love his little rolls that are showing up more and more. We went to church for the first time with him this last weekend and everyone loves his hair and how tan he is. I think its funny, cuz at home he doesn't really look so "tan" but then when I take him out places he looks darker. Weird.....but cute!!

I love my 2 boys more each day and am so glad and grateful that Heavenly Father loves me and trusts me enough to give me these two sweet, precious boys!

My Baby is 2!!

Happy Birthday Preston!!

My little boy turned 2 on April 21st. I can't believe he is 2 years old already, it goes by so fast! He is certainly acting his age and being a little monster at times, but he is also still a very good little boy. I have been very lucky!! Preston's birthday was on Tuesday but there was too much other stuff going on with family that it was easier to have everyone over on Wednesday. So, on his "real" birthday I took him to the dollar store and picked out a little toy truck and a balloon. Then after his nap we played outside all day.

On Wednesday night our families came over for cake, ice cream, and presents. He was sure spoiled!! His big gift from Mommy and Daddy was an antique John Deere Tractor Tricycle. Ryan and I bought it around Christmas time at a antique store, but saved it til now. It needs some fixin', but Daddy hasn't gotten to that yet. I attempted to make him a little farm it had crushed oreos that I thought would look like dirt, but it looked more like manure; that's ok cuz it was a farm and it had pigs, cows, horses, and tractors on it. It was kinda lame, but he loved it and that's all that mattered! Preston was sure what to think at first when we all started to sing Happy Birthday to him, but then he realized everyone was watching him and so he started to pose by his cake and make the cutest little faces. He liked all the attention!! Then when he opened all his gifts he made sure to hold them all up so that everyone could see. When we brought in his tractor he had the biggest smile on his face and got right on it! He LOVES it!! Of course he is still a little too small to actually ride it by himself, but he still loves to sit on it and push it around. That whole night and the next morning he didn't want to get off of it. He loves to sit on and get his tools("ugh ugh"-grunting sound means tools)and "fix" it. Hopefully the sun will come back out soon and we can take it outside and have some fun!! I'm so thankful for Preston and the joy he brings into my life. He is so funny and makes my day! I love you baby boy!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Oh, not again! Where are you SPRING??

This is what I woke up to on Thursday morning. It was about 6 inches!! I am so ready for WARM weather! I had been upset with myself that I never took Preston to play out in the snow and take pictures this winter...well I got my chance in April, so I guess I can't be too mad that it snowed. It was better this way anyways because it wasn't very cold outside! Preston wasn't sure what to think of the snow at first, especially when he would fall down and then couldn't get back up because he didn't want to touch it(he doesn't have gloves). Then Mommy showed him that he can eat it..."num num" -after he tasted it. Next winter for sure we will have to make snow angels and a snowman!

(and I finally figured out how to do this with my pictures, more pictures, less space. YAY!)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

...The Boys...

This is "LL PJ" (Preston likes to pull one of his pant legs up and walk around like this, he's very proud of himself when he pulls it up and it actually stays)

All done!! When Preston is done holding Hudson he just gets up and moves out of under him.

Easter 2009

Well, I can tell ya right now we don't have a cute family picture of Easter Sunday. So here are some cute pictures of the kids. And I realized I didn't really take any pictures of Hudson because he was always sleeping or being there are a couple from Sunday evening just chillin' on the couch.

On Saturday, my mom and Aunt Karolyn threw an Easter Party for the kids like they do every year. It was such a nice, pretty day. It was fun watching Preston have his first Easter Egg Hunt. He was so good at finding eggs and he had to shake every egg to make sure something was in it. Then the kids got to color some eggs and play games and eat lots of goodies. Preston had to have his shirt off to color eggs because I was afraid he would get it all over himself. Gentri and I helped him do the first egg, and then gave up. So, my Aunt Coleen helped him color some more(thanks aunt Coleen, he loved it). She would lift the egg out of the cup and ask Preston if it was done and without saying anything he would push it right back down in the dye. Preston also tasted the dye. YUCK!! It was a fun day and I'm so thankful that my wonderful mom and aunt take the time to plan these fun holiday parties for the kids!! Love ya mommy and Aunt Karolyn!! Then after that we headed up to Ryan's parent's house for their Easter party and dinner. The weather had been great in Salt Lake, but when we got to Alpine it was raining. So, the kids had to have their Easter Egg Hunt in the rain, but it was still fun. Preston did good searching for his eggs and was just excited to open them up and eat some candy. Gentri and Harlee were looking for their eggs a little bit longer because their cousins hid them really hard. But they had fun doing it! We ate some yummy dinner and then came home and just rested. It was a great day to just spend time with the family!

On Sunday we were pretty busy. Ryan and I still felt it was a little too soon to take Hudson to church, so just Ryan and the girls went. Preston stayed home to nap because we knew he wouldn't get another chance. Before church the kids found their Easter baskets that the Easter Bunny had hidden for them. Needless to say, they got plenty of candy. Gentri got the Twilight Soundtrack and Harlee got the Hannah Montana Movie Soundtrack and little Preston got a Handy Manny coloring book and big fat crayons. Preston was very excited about his Peeps and didn't really want anything else! We also had pancakes for breakfast and Gentri made them and we tried to dye them pink, ha ha....didn't work out so well, you can't really tell in the picture that they are pink, but they still tasted good. After church we went to a surprise 50th birthday party for one of our family friends. Preston got to hunt for more eggs, and boy did he find a ton(with GiGi(Gentri in Preston talk) and Harlee's help). It was fun to see our friends and visit.
Then we went up to my parents for Easter dinner. We ate ham and lots of other goodies and just visited. It was another nice relaxing day with the family!

It's the girl's Spring Break this week so on Monday we went to go see the Hannah Montana movie. We loved it! I thought it was really cute. I just love Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and of course good 'ol Billy Ray! I hope she stays sweet and doesn't go all crazy/skanky on us!

Had to put this picture for old times sake! ACHY BREAKY HEART baby!! I'm pretty sure I had this poster or one like it on my closet door when I was younger!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

4 Weeks!!

Time goes by way too fast! Baby Hudson will be 4 weeks old this Saturday. He is already changing and growing so fast! At his 2 week check up he weighed 9lb 2oz!! I couldn't believe it! I looked in Preston's scrapbook and Preston weighed 9lb 2 oz exactly at ONE MONTH! I'm hopin it gets warm fast because Hudson is running out of warm clothes in his size!! He is already wearing clothes that Preston couldn't wear til he was 2 months old. Hudson still falls asleep fast while I'm feeding him, but he is still getting all he needs...obviously. He is such a cute little boy and we love him to death! Preston had a little phase for a couple days where all he did was hit baby brother and push mom's buttons(which was frustrating mom and puttin her in tears), but he is getting better at it and now just always wants to hold and kiss him. Preston is also mommy's 'big helper', he loves to get Hudson's diapers and wipes and mommy's "things"(nursing pads). Ryan and I have noticed that Hudson does cry quite a bit more than Preston did. He has been pretty cranky this last week. I thought it was cuz he's been having some tummy aches, but now I'm thinking he may be a little colicky. Even with the little crying fits, he is still such a good baby and we are so blessed! And he is very much a momma's boy. He loves to be held and sleeps longer if he is being held. Which means mommy pretty much just sits on the couch all day. He is starting to like his bouncy seat more and more, so I do get off the couch occasionally. Hudson makes the cutest little noises when he sleeps...sometimes it's a little loud to where I can't hear the tv...but it's so cute! He also likes to have his hands open and up by his face when he is not all wrapped up. And when he is awake...his eyes are WIDE open just looking around. His hair is also growing fast, just like big brother's. I love both my sweet boys so much!! I don't know what I would do without them!

One of these days I will get a picture of his adorable little smile and dimple, but it's hard to catch on camera.


"EESE!! EESE!!" That is "Cheese" in Preston language. This is what he does when I tell him to say 'cheese!'