Sunday, April 21, 2013

Aubrey's Night With Her Dad

This weekend was the Daddy Daughter Spring Fling!

Aubrey was so excited to go on a "date" with her Daddy. He told her she could pick any place she wanted to go eat - Fazoli's, Olive Garden, Red Robin, anywhere. What did she pick - Kentucky Fried Chicken! They left there and went to Culver's for some ice cream before heading to the dance. 
I'm glad she had fun!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Zoo Pals...

We decided to take the kids to the Binder Park Zoo for a last little hurrah before school starts. The kids did really good on the drive down and had a lot of fun walking through the zoo. Unfortunately, my camera battery died after we got there so no pics...

Their favorite part was probably the African Safari where we got to feed the giraffes, although Aubrey freaked out when the giraffe tried to take the lettuce out of her hand. The boys did it though.

We stopped for ice cream on the way home and then took Aubrey to cheer practice! What a great day :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

So far behind.....

I am so far behind in blogging. Each day I keep telling myself that I will get caught up, but it never seems to happen. This is my goal for the weekend though so stay tuned.....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hudson is 8 months old

So hard to believe Hudson that you are 8 months old now....

As you can tell, you no longer sit still.....

You can sit yourself up now
You still don't crawl - you just drag yourself along
You are wearing size 3 diaper
You wear 6-9 and 9-12 month clothing
I think you weigh around 19 lbs or so

You are still a very happy baby
Your siblings are still in love with you

I love you so very much my sweet baby boy....

Thursday, February 24, 2011

7 Months and Updates

So hard to believe that 7 months have flown by....

Hudson this month you weigh 18 pounds 9 oz and I'm not sure how long you are.

You wear size 3 diaper and 6-9 and some 9-12 months clothes (depending on whether they were from your brother or not!)

You sit up unsupported and have started doing the "soldier crawl" to get wherever you want to go. You do get up on your hands and knees and rock back and forth too.

You are still a very easy, happy go lucky little guy.

You are still nursing and take baby food 2-3 times a day. You love both fruits and veggies although I think carrots and bananas are your favorite.

You just got two teeth and like to chomp my finger and you have recently discovered that you can pull your sisters hair.

The older you get, the more people say that you look like Mason.

You are still on the apnea monitor, but we had your check up with the Hematologist the other day and all your labs look good there and you do not need to be seen again. Yeah!!!

You are not sleeping in your crib yet because of the monitor. It doesn't go off that often anymore but I'm too afraid you'll get caught in the wires.

You are very ticklish.

Your brothers and sister love to make you laugh.

We love you soooo much!

Here's what we've been up to lately:

I helped at Chase's Valentine's Day party....

Daddy bought Aubrey a flower and balloon for V Day - she loved it!

We've worked on crafts.....

and taken a lot of antibiotics - strep has been going through our house (which is why I haven't been blogging).
Read a lot of books......
and my new hobby that I'm trying to teach myself.

Happy Thursday.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day and weekend recap

Happy Valentine's Day from Prince Charming!!!

We had a good day - Aubrey had her party at school and Chase has his tomorrow. The kids got cards in the mail (thanks Grammy, Aunt Marti and Grandma Carla) and Tom cooked a wonderful dinner - shrimp scampi, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and asparagus, garlic bread and strawberry shortcake for dessert - Yummy!

Oh and guess who got his first tooth today?

We had a very busy weekend....

Practicing our sitting up skills,

celebrating our 100th day of school (Aubrey missed it, but I'll share that later),

making valentine crafts,

and just hanging around.

And oh yeah, did I mention the sickness?

Aubrey came home from school on Thursday with a temp of 101. I took her to the doctor that night and she had an upper respiratory infection. Has anyone ever dragged 4 tired children to Target at 8pm to fill a prescription ? I don't recommend it. Needless to say, she spent the next day home with me upset about missing her 100th day of school party. But she was able to attend a Valentine tea party with some of her girlfriends on Saturday.

Then Saturday night, Mason got up around 10pm telling me his "mouf is on fiwre" and he had a temp of 102 and was breathing kind of funny. Needless to say, we had a loooong night. I ended up calling the Doctor's Emergency Line Sunday morning and we were told to take him in. So I loaded up Hudson and Mason and we went downtown to the new Children's ER. Tom stayed home with Chase and Aubrey and did Sunday school.

We pulled up to the doors at the ER at 9:40. A security guard helped me carry in my bags and the car seat and a valet parked the van for us. Too cool! They met us at the desk, took his vitals and got us in a room right away. I changed him into his hospital gown (I have pictures on my phone, but can't figure out how to get them here) and a doctor came in right away. They did a strep culture and it came back positive. They gave him some antibiotics and a prescription. The nurse called for our car and it was ready when we walked out the door. We were back home at 11:30 - has to be a record for the ER. It is sooo nice inside (for a hospital - you know what I mean.) Bright colors, friendly staff - even the bathrooms have green toilet handles, which Mason loved - being newly potty trained and green is his favorite color.

So hopefully this is the end to our sickness and no one else will get anything. At least so far we have had a great winter compared to the swine flu of '09!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More Snow Fun

Aubrey went back to school yesterday so the boys and I played around the house and decided to go out and play in the snow while we waited for her to come home. It was very cold though so we didn't make it until the bus came.

Crazy as it sounds, this was Hudson's first time playing outside. It was either to cold or we were to worried about his oxygen - but that doesn't seem to be affecting him at all. Thankfully, he seemed to like the snow because we sure get a lot of it here.

Now that Hudson is on the move (rolling across the floor), he can get into the kids' toys. Time to keep the little pieces in the bedroom.

Here he is playing with the stair railing.........

Hope you are all having a fabulous Saturday!