Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Birthday Boys

Both Ryan and Hudson had birthdays this week.  Ry turned 31 on the 11th and Hudson turned 1 on the 15th!  It was a fun-filled birthday week at our house!  
 For Ry's birthday, we actually got a babysitter and went out to dinner just the 2 of us!  It was fabulous.  We got to talk and eat in peace.  We ate at PF Changs then came home and had ice cream cake with the boys. 
 For Hudson's birthday, we got him balloons, which he loves, and a book that sings and talks.  He loved holding his balloon and says, "Wow" every time he sees it.  We sang to him and walked to Stewart's for ice cream cones.  We can't get enough of our Bubbers!  He melts our hearts and makes us laugh.  He says "hi" when anyone walks into the room.  He says "wow" anytime he sees a balloon, bird or airplane.  He will crawl around the house until he finds me.  He loves to be by Griffy and wants everything Griffin has.  He loves to take drinks from our cups.  He loves stroller rides, dancing to music, crawling and climbing on the couch, playing outside, wrestling with daddy and being by my side.  He is a lover and we are so thankful he is ours. 
 Hudson loves, loves his big brother.  Today, Griffy rode around the house with Bubbers on the plasma car.  Hudson was in heaven!  It was so cute to watch them ride together. 
On another note, Ryan, finished his first year of residency and is now a 2nd year!!  I feel like a proud mother when I think of all the hours and hard work he has put in at the hospital.  I'm pretty sure they try to work them to death the first year.  And Ry survived it!  It was a crazy year full of lots of changes. And I don't do well with change.  But we made it and have adjusted to life in NY.  We miss our families, of course, but we've grown as our own little family.  Just 3 more years of Anesthesia to go!  This year actually went by fast, so let's hope the next 3 fly by too.  I love Ry so much and am so thankful for all he does for our family.  I asked Griffin what he wants to be when he grows up and he said, "A doctor just like daddy."  Bless his future wife.

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 4th Weekend

 For the July 4th weekend, we took a trip to Rhode Island.  Ry actually got a few days off of work so we were able to go.  It took a little over 3 hours to get there. We had SO much fun!  It was so nice to get away and go to the beach.  The boys loved playing in the sand and jumping the waves.  We had perfect weather and the scenery was beautiful.  The houses on the coast are adorable.  We went to Newport beach on Saturday.  On Sunday, we took a scenic drive to Cape Cod.  And ended our trip on Monday with another beach day.  We got home just in time to see the last 10 minutes of fireworks!  It was a fabulous fourth!!
Hudson was the sand man.  He ate it, crawled in it, dug it up.  He loved the sand. 

Griffy loved the sand too.  But he didn't eat it.  He loved building sand castles and digging holes.  I love that the beach is so entertaining for kids!

Huddy crawled all over the beach.  He tried crawling into the water a few times.
Griff flexing his muscles.
Griffin's favorite thing was jumping the waves with mommy and daddy.  Mostly daddy.  The water was chilly but definitely warmer than Cali.
Griffy learned how to use the camera and was our photographer for part of the trip.
You better believe I found a frozen yogurt place in Providence.  It was delicious!

Cape Cod was gorgeous!  So green and the coast was so pretty.

Since we don't have Texas Roadhouse in Albany, we hit one up in Massachusetts.  Love those rolls and cinnamon butter!!
I couldn't resist the $3 flag shirts from Walmart for the boys.  Happy 4th of July!