Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Big Sister

Maylie loves being a big sister to Hudson. Sometimes there's a little too much love around here. She is always wanting to be near him when he is awake and the phrase "OK let's get out of his face" is said A LOT, but I'll still take it. I imagine these two will become the best of friends as Hudson gets older and interacts with Maylie more and more. I'm sure she will provide him with hours of entertainment as she sings and dances her way through life!!

Sunday, January 6, 2019


Oh how I love this stage when they start to recognize you and your sing-song voice and give you their biggest and best smiles. Sure do love this little smiley guy of ours!!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Reverent Little Hudson

I looked over one evening during family scriptures and this is what a saw...

What a reverent little man already folding his arms and closing his eyes!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year's Eve

We rang in the New Year with several of our friends and their families. We ate yummy food, played fun games and chatted and talked until midnight!! I really didn't think we would last that long with a newborn in tow, but he was a trooper and didn't seem to mind being up so late. Okay so he actually slept most of the evening but still let us enjoy ourselves!!

After we officially hit 2019, we took these fun group pictures.

The "kids"or at least those who were still around and willing to be in the picture...

And the adults...(plus a baby on my chest!!) These pictures were taken before some of the families left around 10 p.m.

Here's to a happy, healthy and productive 2019!!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

One Month!

Hudson was looking pretty dapper for his second Sunday at church and the last one with 3-hour church. Jason is in the Bishopric so handling 5 children by myself for Sacrament meeting can be a bit tricky. Some weeks are better than others and I try not to stress about it too much!

Sunday, December 30th also marked Hudson's one month milestone!! This month has gone by so incredibly fast and he has already changed so much. We can't wait to see how his personality will continue to develop but hope he doesn't grow up too fast!! We are trying to soak up this newborn phase as much as possible because we know how fast it goes by!

Happy one month birthday little Hudson man!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Santa Baby!

Of course the best present we got this Christmas was our sweet little Hudson. He didn't seem to get all the hoopla about Christmas morning and instead chose to sleep through most of it!!

He did wake up enough for us to get some cute Santa pictures with his eyes wide open though!!

It was a good thing I took these pictures right after putting him in this outfit because just minutes after these pictures were taken, he spit up all over it!! Such is the life of a Santa baby!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day!

On Christmas morning the kids all awoke to some special gifts from Santa. 

Nolan got an EZ Roller and loved riding all around the house with it!

Landon got a football/baseball target game...

Maylie got some new dress-up dresses, shoes, and accessories!

And Abby got a new soft blanket, a stuffed koala and a craft kit!

The kids also surprised us with a fun gift of treats they thought Jason and I would enjoy that they all put together in a special box that Abby had designed. This was one of the sweetest parts of Christmas for us as parents!

After enjoying our Santa gifts for a bit, we then took turns opening up the rest of the presents under the tree. Christmas 2018 was another magical experience for all of us!!