Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Kicks

Hunter got his first pair of shoes last week, and wore them to church last Sunday. These pictures of him wearing them for the first time totally crack me up, because they really do capture his reaction to them~ he wasn't a fan. I really don't like shoes on babies either, especially in the summer time, but they are so cute and I want to get as much wear out of them as I can, so on they went. And I think he was alright with them. He definitely wasn't upset, just confused...what are these things?

Monday, August 20, 2007

I lub you Mommy

These might be the sweetest words ever. These past couple of weeks Hudson has started telling me he loves me, without me telling him first, which means more (at least to me) than a return I love you. It just shows me that he is growing up and really thinking for himself. There is nothing better than that sweet look he gives me (those eyes really do twinkle), showing off those dimples, and before I know it he's thrown those little arms around me, looks up and says, "I lub you Mommy!" It doesn't get any better than that...I lub you too Hud man.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Just in case

I dug this picture out of our files. This is a crappie Harrison and I caught back in February this year. It was caught at the same place as the one in the previous post.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

A Texas-sized Crappie

Fishin' for Crappie in Texas

Jaclyn was really great and let me go fishing for a while today. I headed out to Eagle Mountain Lake to a marina I frequent to fish off the docks. I didn't start out with a lot of luck. I kept losing minnows and missing fish. I even caught a drum at one point. I finally started fishing a lot more shallow and suddenly had a nice one take my line. I caught the Crappie above. It was right at 14 inches long. I don't have a scale so I couldn't weigh it. I would put it close to 2 pounds if not a little more. According to John, by the time we get to Bennett next year the fish will weigh 25 pounds and have taken me an hour to land after I finally reached shore because it pulled me into the water when it first stuck the minnow. I am thinking of having it mounted.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"okay mom, just make it a quick one..."

I knew this was going to happen eventually, but I just wasn't ready yet. Tonight Brian, Harrison, and I went to the Rangers game, which has become one of our favorite things to do. I can't wait until the other two are old enough to go with us. So we were sitting there all happy, eating our $1 hot dogs, when I leaned over to give Harrison a kiss. He leaned away from me and said, "MOM, not here!" I tried not to make a big deal out of it, but I'm sure my face said it all, and because he's a pretty sensitive kid he must've been able to tell that it made me a little sad, b/c he said it would be okay to give him a quick one. So I did, and we went on to enjoy the game, which the Rangers won by the way. :)

But I couldn't help but think as we watched the game that this one small action is another big step towards growing up. I know the day is coming when he's going to think it's not cool to hang out with mom anymore, but I'm just not ready yet. And I'm hoping that what happened tonight was just a flukey-weird thing, and that it's not really already happening...I love that he talks to me about everything, and I hope he always feels like he can. He's my little man, and I don't like this growing up stuff one little bit. :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

I told you he was getting big...

Tonight was Hunter's first bath in the big bath tub. He is sitting up for long enough periods of time now that I thought he would do okay, and he did. He thought he was so very big, and had lots of fun splashing and playing. He will be 7 months old this Friday, and that just seems impossible to me...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

going commando

Hunter is growing up way faster than the other two did, or at least it seems that way. I know it's because he's my last one, but it's just going by so much faster than I would like. But I don't get to freeze him, which is what I would love to do, so I'm just trying to capture every little thing he does, and am loving every second of it!

He started crawling commando~style this month. He pulls himself across the room with his arms while pushing off with his feet. It's a style the other two didn't do, but it seems to work for him. This morning he made it all the way into the kitchen to find me, so I suppose it's safe to say he's officially mobile! And I thought I already had my hands full...

we don't know why...

....but Hudson has a new game. And he thinks it is very fun. Yesterday I walked into the family room to find him sitting on the chair, stuffing Hot Wheels into his shirt until it couldn't hold anymore. When I asked him what he was doing he said, "puttin cars in tummy." When I asked him why he said, "I don't know." :) I knew this was something I wouldn't want to forget...he is one funny kid. By the way~ please excuse the bowl cut hairdo. It was early and we hadn't fixed hair yet! :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

first performance

Harrison participated in something called M&M Camp this week (M&M stands for music and missions). He was totally in his element~ three and a half days with his friends, having his favorite babysitter, Joy, for a group leader, getting to play basketball, sing, and even act in a couple of skits~ he was in heaven! Wednesday night was the big group concert, and he did great singing, and was REALLY liking the microphone when it was skit time. We might have created a monster with this taste of what it's like to perform on stage~I don't think he was kidding when told us he wants to be a rock star. I'll just be trying really hard to re-direct that desire into becoming a praise & worship leader instead!

water and fairies

I know, it sounds like a weird post, but any of you with kids have probably heard of the Nick show "Fairly Odd Parents." If you haven't, don't worry, you're not missing much. :) But Harrison and Hudson think it's greatness, and we made a special trip to NRH2O the other day just to be able to meet Cosmo and Wanda (the fairies) from the show. While waiting for them to come, we were told that Timmy had made a last minute wish, so they would be delayed. The boys were amazingly patient~ it helped that they got fake tatoos to put on while we waited, and when the fairies finally showed up, it was pretty fun. Hudson thought they were cool, and just stood there and stared in complete fascination. Harrison was a little freaked out by how big they were (he is SO my son) and told me that it would be better if I stood with the fairies while he took the pictures. :) After some encouragement, he agreed that meeting them would be more fun, and it was. They were super careful not to scrub off their tatoos during bathtime for the next several days.

Hunter is starting to think that maybe the water park is a fun place after all. He wasn't too sure at first~ all the noise, kids running everywhere, and the possibility of water shooting at you from any given direction is a little much for a six month old. But on this last trip he seemed to be coming around a little...I'm sure next summer it will be all kinds of fun. Before I know it, school will be starting, and another summer at the water park will be behind us.