June 30, 2009

Life's Simple Pleasures

No matter how old we get, don't we all still love to lick the beaters?












June 28, 2009

First Ice Cream Cone

Hudson was so sweet this weekend it makes me sad to go back to work tomorrow. He's turning into such a wonderful little boy. I love to watch him play and use his imagination when he doesn't know I am watching. This weekend he started saying 'bubble'. Bub-bllle. I'm not sure why this word was chosen to be his next, but it's as good as any I guess. He has also added 'Mama' to his long-favorite word, 'Daa-deeee!'. This evening he and Mike were downstairs in the kitchen while I was upstairs straightening up his bedroom. I heard, 'Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama!' so I came to the hallway and looked over and asked, 'Hi baby, what do you need?'. He signed the sign language term for 'eat'. So down I went to get him something to eat (funny that he screamed for me when Daa-deeee was standing next to him??). This communication phase might be my favorite so far. Mike was like, 'Wow, that was cool'.

It has been tremendously hot - time to break out the ice cream cones. This was H's first and I think the pictures tell the story about how much he loved it. And just when I think he can't get any cuter.































































June 25, 2009

Flying Baby

We were visiting our neighbors (and their pool) last weekend. Mike was throwing H into the air as our 10 year old neighbor, Anna, snapped this picture.




June 23, 2009

Pool Time with Zöe

We spent Saturday at the pool with our friends, The Bruce's. Hudson was excited as usual to see Zöe. At one point, they were both laying in these flowers. Zöe didn't make nearly the indentation that Hudson did.


June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Hudson made a slide show to celebrate his first year with his Daddy. Happy Father's Day Mike!


June 19, 2009

Final Photo Shoot

The last of 4 shoots has been published by Bianca of A Moment Like This Photography. We've already gotten some prints and a few 20 x 20 canvases but now we have to select 45 photos from the 4 sessions and we will get a coffee table book made. I am so pleased that we decided to do this.

http://www.amomentlikethis.net/hudson4/


The first shoot: http://www.amomentlikethis.net/hudson/

Second: http://www.amomentlikethis.net/hudson2/

Third: http://www.amomentlikethis.net/hudson3/

June 18, 2009

Dangerous Menace

Hudson's new favorite thing: running me down with his shopping cart. Ouchie. He would do it all day long if my ankles would allow it. Notice there are no dogs to be found. They all scattered like fleas when this behavior began.


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June 15, 2009

Ready for School?

Looks like it.











I don't know why he likes cucumbers

We belong to a community farm and this week when I picked up our order Mike and H started helping themselves. Mike got into the potatoes, H really, really wanted a cucumber.






































Daddy, I told you. NO potato.

















The many faces of cucumber.

































































Maybe dogs like cucumbers too?


















































As we were making dinner we heard, 'rustle, rustle, rustle'. This is what was found. These mini rice cakes are stale but he didn't seem to care.


















































June 10, 2009

Home, But Not Sick

Hudson is home today and Max really wishes he wasn't.










































Does this child look sick to you?

































His 24 hour fever-free 'waiting period' is almost up. He'll be back at school tomorrow.

June 8, 2009

Just more smiles

Here is H playing with his AFLAC duck-on-a-stick. I've recently gotten him a number of shoes from See Kai Run. They are great for kids with chubby piggies like his.