Sunday, July 25, 2010

3 months and Growing!

Our little chunk monk is 3 months old! I can't believe how fast it's gone by... sad in a way I guess but I am loving this stage. He's showing so much personality and it's fun to watch him respond to stuff. Lots of smiling and gooing going on - especially when Micah talks "spanish" to him. It's pretty hysterical. I recently got down some toys from the attic and I decided to experiment with them since Hudson has gotten a little older. He did good sitting up in the Bumbo by himself. I was a little concerned and wondered if he was too little but our buddy sure does have some strong head and neck control. And I also put the kick and play piano in his crib - which he really seems to enjoy. And then we also got down a fun Baby Einstein ocean toy from our friend Debra. He loves to listen and watch the fish swim by. Here is a video of our recent fun. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Let's Luau!

Julie and Jeff's Luau Shower
July 10, 2010
Gallatin, TN

Jeff's parents hosted a Luau Wedding Shower for Jeff and Julie at their lake home in Gallatin, TN right outside of Nashville. Trish (Jeff's mom) definitely took the "luau" theme and ran with it...I mean, the place was decorated in island gear from had to toe. She worked so hard to make this get together a memorable one for both Jeff and Julie. There were lots of people there to celebrate - people I haven't seen in quite a while I will say. So, it was nice to talk and catch up with some of the people I used to hang out with when I lived in Nashville. Yes, I did live in Nashville at one point in my life. It was a very short-lived move to middle Tennessee - one whole year to be exact - but anyway, it was nice to see everybody and shower my best friend with food, fun, and friends:) I think Julie and Jeff had a good time. Here are a few pics from the shower.

Cute sign to accent the day's theme

Trish even had a banner made.

Wow! Enough said.

Farragut friends
Julie, Ashley, Lindsey, and me

Happy Birthday America!

4th of July
Pickwick Lake and Granna's House

Micah and I spent Saturday at Pickwick Lake to celebrate the 4th and Mynatt's 31st birthday. We were joined by Brett and soon-to-be Mandy Kennedy, Drew and Julie Hart, Rob and Betsy Humphreys, and of course the birthday boy Rob! The day was perfect. Lots of fun in the sun. We took a long boat ride on the Mynatt's sweet new pontoon boat and finished the evening off with a delicious dinner extravaganza. Side note - this was the first time for us to leave Huddy overnight. He stayed with Granna and Papaw and surprisingly, I did fairly well being away from my sweet baby boy. We only called to check on him two times:) Granna on the other hand found herself with lots of interuptions during the night. So I felt bad for her. I guess Hudson knew he wasn't at home and being in a different environment and all threw him off I'm assuming. Better luck next time?

Me and Manskies

The Humphrey's

Joe, Brett, and Micah

When we came back home on Sunday we went swimming with Dianna and the kids, grilled out, ate homemade ice cream, and watched the Germantown fireworks. It was a perfect ending to the weekend. We really enjoyed their visit from Dallas. They got to stay in Memphis for two whole weeks! We did lots of fun stuff during that time...the Collierville sprinkler park and drive-in movie were at the top of my list. So glad we got to spend some much needed quality time with them and Hudson FINALLYgot to meet his cousins. Can't wait til we see them all again.

Brady and Grace helped Granna make this cake

Grace and Uncle Micah

Waiting on the fireworks to start