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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lake Powell 2014

I was so sad I didn't bring my camera this trip. SO a couple iphone pics and description will have to do. So first off this is the first time I have left Kingsley and Hudson EVER! We left Kingsley one night for our anniversary & Hudson never more than a couple hours! I was pretty nervous & stressed out, but they did great. So great in fact that neither of them wanted to come to me when I got home :( I may have cried just a little. I must have looked different because Kingsley kept asking Jeremy "Is that my mommy?" So I wasn't stoked about that, but we did have a fun trip.
We drove down with the Schoutens and Sanders. Tanner and some of his friends met us down there as well as Chris Tate. The food was of course delicious. We found the best spot in between a tall rock wall and sand cove. We mostly surfed behind the boat and laid out on a big tube. There was also a lot of embarrassing stories told! ha
We managed to get away with no injuries and only a minor ticket so that counts as a successful trip for us!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hudson is 9 months!

My little Huddy Buddy! Oh how I love this little guy. I'm super late on posting this month, but hopefully I can remember everything. I have never thought this before but looking at these photos Hudson actually looks a ton like me as a baby.
 I promptly cut Hudson's hair after this picture since his sides are a gross mess. ha
 Hudson's 9 month stats:
Weight: 18 pounds 10 oz @ 27%
Height: 28.4 inches @ 41%
Head: 45.72 cm @ 65%

 So overall he is on the small side, but at least his head isn't huge. He was low on Iron, so I need to give him more formula since he doesn't breast feed at all.
 This guy has been slobbering a ton lately. I keep assuming because he is teething, there are still no signs of any.
 Hudson is still pretty hot & cold. He is either the happiest and smiling, or cranky and crying. Not very chill like Kingsley was. For the most part he is pretty pleasant though and gets the hugest grin when either Jeremy or I come in the room. He still doesn't like strangers, but has warmed up to all of the family, boys included.
 Hudson has some new tricks this month. Along with saying momma he has now learned how to say dada and babble other things. He has recently been chewing on his tongue and making clicking sounds. Hudson likes to wave his hands in the air, and can occasionally clap when I sing to say Patty Cake :) He also can give kisses which are very wet and open mouthed!
 Hudson's schedule has remained constant which is nice. He always goes down around 8-8:30 and wakes up around the same time. Sometimes 7:30 if King gets up loudly. He sporadically wakes up in the night and needs a binky and to be rocked or a bottle. During the day he takes two naps. Both about an hour and a half to two hours. He loves to chew on and cuddle with his snuggly. He occasionally falls asleep in the car if he is exhausted. Hudson loved baby food and would eat anything I gave him until we took a trip to California this month. All the sudden he wouldn't eat any of it and just sticks his tongue out. Strange because he doesn't have any teeth, but now he just loves any solid food. Chicken, beans, avocado, corn, watermelon, ham, spaghetti, honestly anything Kingsley is eating he wants. He is also obsessed with drinking water. He starts giggling and panting like a dog every time he sees me filling up a sippy he is so excited. He kinda chokes on it most the time. Hudson has recently stopped taking his binky which is a little sad for me.
 Hudson is such a busy body. He is always moving, crawling, or climbing. He loves to go up the stairs, so I need to teach him how to come back down. He pulls himself up on everything, cabinets, chairs, ect. He has started to walk and stand which is crazy to me. He loves to cruise around with his little walker as long as he can until Kingsley steals it.. He has even taken a few steps back and forth between Jeremy & I. He is pretty brave, so I bet he will walk soon. Because Hudson is such a mover he is also pretty accident prone. Kingsley was very cautious but Hudson is so confident that he is often falling or bumping into things. He got his first black eye this month, pulling some folding chairs over on him at Grandma JuJu's house. Although he is all over the place he still loves to be held. I need to remember to enjoy it because I know that won't continue much longer.
I just love to cuddle this sweet baby!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Moonlight Beach 2014

On Thursday we were pretty exhausted after Disneyland so we just hung around the house all day. I still wanted to take Kingsley to the beach and was so excited when Rachelle said she and Samantha would come get us. I'm sad we didn't go to the beach more when we were there because Kingsley loved it! Glad I left Hudson home though because I'm pretty sure he would just eat the sand..
He was a little nervous at first when to get in the water, but then he would giggle and cheer every time the waves came. It's so fun to see him experience things for the first time.
He also loved digging in the sand and making "towers"
Love seeing these two grow up and change!
Eating some chips :)
Unfortunately we left them out and the birds stole them :( Kingsley tried to chase them down! haha
Love his little tan line and white bum!
Moonlight beach is really cool and has a cute park where we went to play on after.
The California life :)
That night Jeremy and I went out for a sushi dinner.
Friday as I mentioned in an earlier post we went to the zoo. The boys of course loved it, but I do have to say I like the Hogle zoo in SLC better. It's way less expensive and you can see a ton more animals. The San Diego zoo is overwhelming. Saturday we packed up and headed to Chris & Amy's to hang out before we had to go to the airport. The girls went shopping while the boys babysat. It was such a fun trip, but we were so dead tired when we got home. I actually pulled a muscle in my back and could hardly pick up anything for a couple days. I'm sure just from carrying kids around all week, sitting on the floor feeding Hudson, and being squished in the back of the Van. Anyways it was such a good time and we hope to do a Cali trip every other year or something :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

California trip photos 2014

This post is all mixed up with photos from different days..
These first couple photos below are from Sunday night when we stopped by Chris & Amy's after we flew in.
Kingsley loved this swing they had in their backyard.
On Friday I think it was, Amy and the boys came down and we all went to the zoo.
We rode the bus to see a lot of the animals.
Kingsley really liked the hippos.
Kingsley was exhausted of course and fell asleep on the way home.
And here are some more sleeping pics of Kingsley. These were on our way home. Jeremy got upgraded on both fights and took Kingsley with him up to first class. He was obviously exhausted from the trip.
And here he is the next morning passed out in our bed.
Here are some pics of the plane ride to California. It was tough keeping little Huddy Buddy entertained..
Kingsley and Jer asleep in first class :)
These next couple photos are just randoms at the house.
So now back to Tuesday morning. Jeremy had to go down to Tijuana for work, but the rest of us hung out and swam.
They had a play set that Kingsley liked to swing on :)
Love this sweet smile.
Now back to Tuesday night at the house. Wes, Rachelle & Samantha came over and everyone had fun swimming in the pool. We had a delicious tri tip with corn and watermelon.
I made King a little Euro suit for the trip, it ended up being a little small.. but i can't get over his cute bum cheeks hanging out ;)
So sad this photo isn't focused on Hudson's smiling face.
This baby loves to have room to roam around.
I just want to squeeze him!
Huddy likes to squeeze faces. It hurts.