Hudson's Fall 2011

Hudson's Fall 2011
Corbin, Kennedy, Karla, Chase, Casey, Kyndal

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Rainbow Party!

We had Kennedy's birthday bash on Sunday afternoon.....just over 24 hours after the peace party ended! It was party mode all weekend long.

There were so many cool ideas for a rainbow party on Pinterest, it was the perfect theme for our spunky five-year-old! The girls were a huge help in getting the decorations ready. With back to back parties, I was happy to let them help, plus it was some fun quality time too.

The cake is usually my most favorite part of the party....this one was no exception. I have never done a "colored cake" so I was a little nervous but excited to cut into it. Wait for it, pics below!
Jelly beans, bubble gum, rainbow jello, popcorn, rainbow dipped oreo cookies, fruit rainbow, goldfish and skittles.

Rainbow coloring sheets.

Rainbow beads for making jewelry.
A rainbow tutu! And M&M rainbow to top it off.
The decorations were simple but fun. The girls helped a ton by making the rainbow chain.

Treat bags! Sidewalk chalk, Twizzler rainbows with a pot of gold, and play-doh.

My sweet rainbow girl!
Time to get busy with our rainbow activities!
The babies/toddlers do their own thing.
Rainbow ice cubes for their drinks.

Face painting...
Musical rainbow (chairs)
Sand art.
Our favorite 5 year old
Rainbow cake!
Happy Birthday, Kennedy! You bring a rainbow of colors to our world, sweet girl!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Peace Party

I'm back!! Better late than never! We celebrated Kyndal's 9th birthday at the end of March. She requested a peace sign/zebra party, it was a lot of fun to pull off. She wanted a slumber party again, so the rest of the family headed over to Grandma's so they could get some sleep and the girls could have the house to them(our)selves.

It was a crazy busy night! Very similar to the art party we had last year! Here's some of my favorite pics...

The balloons are numbered in the order they are to be "popped" and there is an activity inside. Made it fun for them to move on to the next activity.

My first shot at a zebra cake, it turned out so cool!!
 Jewelry making, nails and games, fun night ahead...

The girls loved these peace sign oreo pops!

 Burning off some energy (or so I thought....)

 The crazy group, yes, there were 8. Crazy eights!

It's a sleepover, but there was very little sleeping. But lots of fun. Good thing I have twelve months to recover before the next one!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

January & February

I have been MIA, but it's predictable, it happens to me every year at this time. I take so many photos during the fall and the holidays and then my camera barely makes it out of it's case during January. A big part of the reason is that I'm sooooo busy at work during January and February. The Y is packed during this time, our busiest season and I'm seriously trying to keep my head above water!

Personally though, we have been keeping busy the last month. Kyndal and Corbin are both playing basketball. I hope to get some pictures of Kyndal before the end of the season...I am coaching so it makes it difficult! Her team has had a roller coaster season but I've definitely seen some improvements and they are all so enthusiastic and sweet. And very silly at times. Corbin is Mr. Competitive and he's very aggressive. He is loving it and he is also a joy to watch.

Chase is a little parrot, he is 18 months already and repeats every word his older siblings ask him too along with several that they don't! He has the loudest scream I've ever heard too. He is still my sweet little cuddlebug and gives soft little kisses and waves like a penguin when I drop him off at daycare. So sweet.

Miss Kennedy can hardly stand that there are less than six months separating her from the start of Kindergarten. She talks about it pretty much every day now. I can't believe her time at Lora's is almost over. I'm really excited for her to meet more friends her age as she has very few, but I'm sad that her best buddy won't be going to school for another year.

Here is a quick photo summary of what we have been up to for the past six weeks!

When cleaning our toy room a few Saturdays ago, I was "stashing" something to store in the closet that is beneath our staircase which is accessed through the girl's room. (see above, full of clutter.) An idea popped into my head and before I knew it we were in the middle of a fast remodel project.

We had decided we wanted to change the toy room into more of a hangout spot, add a couch, remove the toys... my thought is that we could store all the toys in this cozy little closet that we hadn't thought of. So we spent the rest of the day gutting it, repainting it, sanding down the shelves, laying carpet and reorganizing the toys. We were super pleased with the results!!

Casey let the kids have a little "art" fun on the back of the carpet before laying it!!

And then he proceeded to roll Kyndal up in it, what a hoot!

Never a dull moment in our house :)

All finished!!

Sniff-sniff...besides the crib that Chase still sleeps in, this is the last piece of baby equipment we own and it has recently been replaced with a booster seat.

On a happy note, Kennedy is proud to show the last of her overnight pull-ups...which she handed down to our niece. She is officially, completely out of them!!

We enjoyed finally getting a foot of the white stuff a few weeks ago! Finally!!! Chase wasn't sure what to think of it but he loves being outside so he didn't fuss when we squished his little feet in the boots and put on the snow boots.

Chase, lovin' his bubbles!

Making homemade valentine's with Grandma!

Kennedy and Ryder, two peas in a pod :)

How many can pile on Daddy for horse ride?

Our little hoop-star!!!

I made this fun Valentine shirt with puffy paint :)

Kyndal made these sweet snow-person's!

Valentine's...the kids each got a new movie! The favorite so far is "The Little Rascals", too funny!

We took advantage of a warmish day last week and the kids busted out their bikes and did some major splashing!

I hope you are having a great week, thanks for reading!