Friday, October 29, 2010

The weather here in Albany has been crazy lately. One day its 49 degrees then the next day it's 70. We took full advantage of the 70 degree days but I'm afraid they won't return for a while. The Fall leaves are in full bloom around here making for some gorgeous scenery. Ry had vacation and a light rotation this month so we've(Ry) been busy working on the house and hanging out. It's been so nice to have him around! That will soon change come Monday. Such is the life of a resident.

The Maple tree in our front yard.

Crazy Griff in the bath.
The neighbor's tree that is bright red right now. I love it.
Little Hudson.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Ryan's parents were out here in Albany last week. They drove Ryan's car from AZ to NY! How nice are they!! They were able to stop at most of the church history spots then landed at our house. Griffin was SO excited to see his Grandma Jo Lene and Grandpa Dave! He was so hyper the night they got here. It was so great to have them here. We love visitors!! They took Griff to the museum one day so Ry and I could do stuff around the house. They also stayed up late to paint the boys' room for us. So nice. Ryan had vacation time while they were here, so we went to Boston for the weekend. Who knew Boston was so big? We had fun walking part of the red line, eating at Regina's pizza - YUM, playing at the childrens' museum downtown, going to the temple and swimming at the hotel. We can't wait till grandma and grandpa come back!!

The Boston Children's Museum is the best one I've ever seen! So fun for kids.

Ry and Jo Lene
Me and Ry
This is in downtown Boston. It was quite chilly and windy that day.
So, we opted to only do half of the red line tour.
Griff didn't seem to mind the cold weather. He was running and bouncing as usual.
There is a huge park downtown with a carousel. Griff loved it. We want to go back when it's warmer.

Thanks again Dave and Jo!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

3 months

This little Bubbas turned 3 months last Friday. I love the newborn stage and soak it in as much as possible. But I also love when 3 months hits. It's a turning point for both the baby and mama. I feel normal again and Hudson is in his groove. He is less fussy, so smiley and just as sweet as can be. Two kids has been a hard adjustment for me. I thought one was a breeze. Two has thrown me for a loop! Mostly the guilt of not being able to play with Griffin as much or hold Hudson all the time. But we are getting the hang of it and I wouldn't have it any other way!

is so smiley in the morning.
sleeps for 5 hour stretches at night.
loves to watch his brother Griffin.
still goes from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds when he's hungry.
still loves the stroller and car.
has at least one blowout a day.
loves his binky and a blanket over his face to sleep.
has a strong, little neck that holds his head up so well.
has 2 chins. Can't get away from it in our family.
is a cat napper.
cries whenever I am eating. Seriously. It's like he knows.
loves his mama the most.

Have I ever said how much I love babies? Well, I do. A LOT!
If only they would stay babies forever, I would have 20. Take that Mrs. Duggar.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Orange You Glad

Ok, so Albany isn't all that bad. I do love that they actually have seasons here. Especially the Fall season. I love to see the colors of the leaves change. I love the cool, crisp air. (Except when it gets down into the 40's in October). And I love decorating for the holidays.

One of the many things I love about Ry, is that he loves holiday lights just as much as me! He decorated our yard with Halloween lights.
I love Target and their cheap, cute Halloween decorations. Scored a felt Halloween banner for $3.50! (Ignore the cords in the corner. Still organizing around here).
This is the view out of one of our windows in our family room. I love all the colors!

Now if only it could stay Fall. I might hibernate this Winter.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The other morning, Ry sat Hudson on the couch and Griff snuggled up next to him. I, of course, grabbed my camera to capture the cuteness! I love these two so much.

Griffin is such a sweet brother to Hudson. He sings to him when he cries. Puts his binky in when he drops it. Gives him hugs and kisses. And tells him that he loves him. I'm so glad he is so nice to Hudson. Please bless that it lasts!! I'm also glad Griff has done so well with all of the changes we've had. Whenever I get sad about living so far away, he says, "It's ok mom. We will go back. Just be happy!" I love his positive attitude. He keeps me in check.

Hudson is growing so fast. I can't believe he will be 3 months old next week! He is sleeping longer during the night. Thanks goodness. He is so smiley these days. It just melts my heart. When he gets hungry, he goes from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds. No waiting around for this guy. He loves rides in the stroller and car. I love our Bubbas so much!