Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas in NY

Christmas this year was different.  We didn't have our families to celebrate with.  No family or friend parties to attend.  No cousins to play with on Christmas day.  It was just the 4 of us.  It was different, but it was good!  Ryan had to work Christmas Eve night, so we started our festivities earlier that day.  We had pizza for dinner, opened our new jammies,  sang Christmas songs, read Luke 2, listened to a book my mom sent Griff, and drove through Washington Park to see the Christmas light display.  After Ry left for work, we watched a movie and had hot chocolate.  Griffin was super excited for Santa to come so he willingly went to bed that night.  Griff's excitement for Christmas this year made it so fun! 
 Griffy with his reindeer antlers that Jami sent.
 Hudson can stand on his own at just 5 months!  Psyche.  Looks like it though, huh.
 Our half done gingerbread house.
 Griffin on Christmas morning with his fireman backpack.
 Ry with his Nerf gun and Reese's Pieces.  His fave.

 Bubbas and daddy
 Hootenanny pancakes for Christmas breakfast.

 Griffy playing Candyland.
 The boys in their Sunday best.  Ry had already taken his tie off.  I told him he looked like a polygamist.
 Handsome Hudson
 Our first blizzard!  Lots of wind and snow - 2ft. to be exact.  This is our backyard.
 Front yard.  Picture taken from inside the warm house.  I don't go out after blizzards.
Griff on the other hand is loving the snow.  He and Ry go out each day to shovel the snow and play.  Hudson and I stay inside.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

AZ Recap

 Wyatt and Griff at Yogurberry at the outlets.  Best cousins.
 Griffin and Grandpa at Bass Pro Shop. 
 Lunch at Cracker's.  One of our fave spots for lunch!
 Lucy and Hudson
 Lucy-girl and Natty-girl.  I die over her cute, little cardigan!
 Griffy and Huddy
 My mother-in-law's display of her Christmas villages.  Amazing to say the least.  Griff was in awe.

 Grandma and all the grandkids.
 Griffin and Wyatt at the train park.  Another favorite!
 Mom, Nat (with her cute new do) and Rach

Hudson trying out the playstation for the first time.  I think he likes it!

These are pictures from our trip to AZ last month.  Just took me forever to post them!  We had the best time and can't wait to get back in March!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

5 Months

 This little chub-a-lub turned 5 months yesterday.  He is a rollin' fool who loves to eat all day and night.  He loves to be held.  He thinks his brother is pretty funny.  And he still cries every time his mama eats.  We love our chubba bubbas so much! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


 Rach, Me, and Jen
 Mom and Ryan
 The cute hostess couple! 
 Gramps and Hudson
 Tuck-daddy, Walker and Brodee
 The always-a-hit bounce house.
 Grandma, Hallie and Hudson
 Rach, Emery and Jen
Ashlyn and Huddy

The boys and I were able to spend Thanksgiving in Mesa!!  Poor Ry had to work.  So we headed out west for some fun in the sun!  And that's exactly what we got.  
Highlights of Thanksgiving:
running the Turkey Trot
eating a delicious meal at Rach and Brett's
Jen's pretzel jell-o, rolls and pumpkin bread pudding
taking a walk after dinner
watching the Taylor Swift concert on tv
 being with family

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pizzeria Bianco.
The End.
If you want to eat here, and you should, you either have to arrive at 4pm exactly to put your name in then wait for at least 2 hours to get a table.  Or you can call exactly 1 month ahead at exactly 4pm to get a reservation.  You must have at least 6 people to make a reservation.  Kinda crazy and tedious but seriously worth it!  The crust was perfect in every way.  The toppings were fresh and full of flavor.  It's gourmet pizza that will knock your socks off.  I dream of going back as soon as I can visit AZ again.

Monday, November 15, 2010

4 Months

Hudson is 4 months old today!
He went to the doctor on Friday and weighs 14lbs. 5oz.
He LOVES to suck on his fingers while slobber runs down his chin.
He is so smiley and has the cutest laugh.
He loves to eat and poop and eat and poop again.
He likes to wake me up at least twice during the night to eat.
He loves to watch his brother.
Whenever I put him down, he follows me with his eyes.
And when Ryan holds him, he stares at me the whole time.
He still cries when I eat or sit at the computer. It's like he knows.
He is so sweet.
I have a crush on him.
We love our bubbas to pieces!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Night

We had a good Sunday today. We got an extra hour of sleep with the time change, went to church, had Jo Lene's yummy taco salad for dinner, talked to birthday girl Nat, did a Thanksgiving activity, watched home videos, loved on the Bubbas and laughed. I love a good Sunday.

I told Ry to take a picture of us so I could see my hair. I know, nerd. Trying to decide if I should keep growing it or not....???
We made a turkey and wrote what we are thankful for on the feathers. Griff's: noodles, grandma and grandpa, cousins, nursery, toys and iphone. Can't forget the iphone.

I can't get enough of this boy. Sometimes I want to throw the towel in on days when he is fussy and I barely get my teeth brushed. But then he smiles and coos at me and I melt to pieces. And then there is Griffin who is 3 but acts like he is 16. How does that happen? Like how he whined about having to join in on our Thanksgiving activity. I thought 3 year olds liked this kind of stuff. Makes me nervous for when he really is a teenager.