Monday, December 6, 2010
December 5, 2010
We took Hudson to meet Santa yesterday after church. I was shocked. He did so good! Didn't cry a bit. Actually, I think he sort of liked Mr. Claus. And this was a real looking Santa Claus, I tell ya. So Micah and I were really excited their meeting went so well and bonus! We got it all on video. Haha! I know he's going to hate me later for this!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Martha Stewart was there too - in the form of Mama Miller - who made ALL of the food. This woman is nothing short of amazing. It's ridiculous. I like to remind Micah that I will never be able to do all the things his mother is capable of...I wish I could but let's face it. No one is quite that talented. The woman can do anything.
I am also thankful for my husband and all that he provides for our family. He has made a HUGE sacrifice this year letting me stay home and take care of Hudson. I miss GES, my teacher friends, and the kiddos of course. I mean, I love teaching. I really do. But I also really love being a mommy. It's the toughest job I've ever done but definitely the most rewarding and fulfilling. So I am very thankful I get to be a S.A.H.M. (stay at home mom) this year.
And of course I am thankful for this guy. He has blessed my life in ways I can't even explain. He is such a good, sweet baby and I am honored that I get to be his mama day in and day out.
My little Pilgrim baby:)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,
The Miller and Palmer crew after the dedication (minus Hallie and Zacher)
Sweet friends that came to watch buddy get dedicated. 1/2 of this group is pregnant!
I am comforted knowing God has big plans for our little buddy. My biggest prayer for Hudson is that he comes to know Christ at an early age. I also pray that Micah and I give him the Christian upbringing he deserves and that God will guide us and direct us along the way.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We hosted a baby shower for Mekenzie and Dusty and their soon-to-arrive bundle of joy...Mr. Jackson Ross Hopkins! There were about a 100 people it seemed like at AJ's house. Most of the dudes stayed outside and the girls of course watched Mekenzie open all her gifts. She looked beautiful as always. Even at 8 months pregnant! Can't wait to meet the little man soon. He'll be here at the beginning of December we hope. Congrats Mekenz and Dusty!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
We headed to Zoo Boo on Friday night with all the kiddos. We of course had never been before, it was fun. Very cold. Very. Hudson just kind of looked around at everything. Most of the zoo was blocked off to the public but they had activities for the kids, rides, trick or treat stations, and the best part was that everyone was dressed up. Well, the kids at least. (And Alicia - haha) It was fun getting to see all the costumes. I think Hudson might enjoy it better when he's a little older. But again, fun times with our friends and their children...
All the mommies at Zoo Boo
Monday, October 25, 2010
Look at all the new things we can do at 6 months!
Last week was Fall Break around here so we got to spend some time with friends. Monday we took our first trip to The Big Back Yard at Memphis Botanic Gardens. And yes, we will be going back. I'm hoping to make a second trip when Dianna and the kids come up for Thanksgiving. Although Hudson isn't quite old enough to really enjoy it, I think he still had a good time. Tuesday we went to Daddy's final game against Arlington. G'Town lost:( But on a positive note, football is finally over and we have Micah back! Woo-hoo. That is reason to celebrate I tell ya. Wednesday we met Natalie and Addie at the park and hung out. Addie loves "Baby Hudson" so much...it really is adorable. Thursday was bible study at church like normal and Friday..well I can't really remember what we did Friday. Oh yes, another afternoon at the park. I'm taking advantage of the milder temperatures while I can because I know it won't last forever! Saturday we hosted a get together at our house for our Sunday School group. It was a lot of fun. We cooked out and had a bonfire, made smores, and watched Tennessee get murdered by Alabama:) What else is new? Haha. That's about it. Now we're just gearing up for all the fun Halloween festivities next weekend. Can't wait!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Anyway, we've been quite busy these last few weeks. A trip to East TN to visit family, Julie's wedding, the Delta Fair, introducing rice cereal and oatmeal, play dates at the park, and even Hudson's first trip to the Memphis Zoo. The weather has been so nice - a little too hot for October if you ask me - but overall we enjoy getting outside and strolling over to the park at least once a day. Just me, Buddy, and ol' Riley girl. It's our new tradition. Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. And we still have so many fun things to look forward to in the next upcoming weeks.
But for now, here are a couple pics of our recent happenings. Enjoy!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Julie is now a Pitta.
It was such a beautiful wedding and a weekend of lots of fun. I LOVED getting to see friends that I hadn't seen in a while and of course getting to share this special time with Julie. She looked...so amazing! Prettiest bride award for sure.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The 4 month stage that is. Buddy is really doing so much these days. He's really active and showing so much personality. Lots of smiling, cooing, and even laughing! August 14 was a big milestone - he rolled over for the first time. I was so proud! He's definitely keeping me on my toes. The only bad part - nap time has slowed down a bit. He'll take a little morning nap most days and a really long afternoon nap but that's about it! So I have to plan to get the majority of stuff done in the afternoons now - shower, emailing, facebook time, bible study homework, exercising - yep it's a challenge to fit it all in but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I am really enjoying getting to stay home with Hudson. I love being able to watch him change and grow. Yes, I am extremely thankful to my husband for allowing me to do this. It is truly a sacrifice on Micah's part. I mean, we only have one income now and that is tough to say the least.
We went to see Dr. Kloek yesterday for Hudson's 4 month checkup and shots:( He got a clean bill of health so I am very thankful for that. He was even showing off a little for the doc...rolling over on the examination table. Haha! Everything looked good even though Hudson is still struggling going #2. The doc says he's fine and should grow out of it. I hope soon b/c this little problem of ours has been going on for 3 months now and it has me really really worried.
His current stats:
- 25 percentile for weight and head circumference (he weighs 13.7 lbs)
- 50-75 percentile for height (the doc thinks he's going to be long on lean! haha, yeah right)
- sleeping through the night!
- 5 feedings a day - usually eats 6-7 oz. when given a bottle
- 2-3 naps per day
- likes tummy time
- rolls over
- smiles, makes cooing noises, and laughs
- loves TV! Especially Sesame Street
- enjoys bath time
- likes to play in the exersaucer and johnny jump up now (although no jumping yet)
- loves his hands - grasping stuff and sticking them in his mouth
- can suck his thumb
Friday, August 27, 2010
Hudson's 1st trip to the beach!
So I took our baby on a bachelorette party. Horrible right?! Well, I didn't have much choice in the matter. See, Julie - the bride to be - wanted to go to Destin for her Bach and we were going to stay in my parent's friends condo. The plan was set and then we found out Daddy had to go on his annual company meeting. Awesome. Well the in-laws work and my parents were scared to keep Hudson since I was still breast feeding and quite frankly I didn't have enough milk stored up for little buddy anyway. I couldn't back out. 1) I'm the matron of honor 2) All of us girls were staying for free in the condo courtesy of my parent's friends. Basically if I backed out then we'd have to reset the plan and I didn't want that to happen on my account.
So we added one more to the trip. Good thing we have a pretty laid back baby. I knew he'd do fine once we got there but I was just a little nervous about the 8 hour car ride. And the more I thought about it the more I got excited because this would be Hudson's 1st trip to the beach. Photo op! Plus, if he was anything like mommy then I knew he was bound to fall in love instantly with the sun and the sand:)
Taking a little siesta under the umbrella.
Julie's bachelorette party in full swing
Monday, August 2, 2010
Today is our 2 year wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe it's already been two years. That doesn't seem all that long to me, but Micah and I were talking last night and we both feel like we've been married for a lot longer than just two years. Not sure why that is really? Maybe because we cranked out a baby so fast? Maybe...
And I know I joke about how hard it is to be married to Micah...yes he's way too picky about EVERYTHING and sometimes his sarcastic remarks go way over the line but overall, he is a wonderful husband, father, leader, coach, and friend. I am so thankful the Lord brought us together in His timing. It really was perfect timing for both of us and where we were in our lives.
So thank you Micah for a wonderful two years of marriage - I look forward to many, many more with you! It's been a fun ride so far and I can't wait to see what all the Lord has in store for our family in the years to come. Here are a few shots of us from our wedding day back in '08.