Hudson's Fall 2011

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

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm a BIG girl now!

We did it.....we finally moved Kennedy out of her crib this weekend. The truth is, I'm sure we could have (should have?) done it months ago. But hey, what's the rush? We moved the other two out when they were only 15-18 months old....we had to because we were expecting the next baby at the time and didn't want to invest in a 2nd crib! So.....since there wasn't the pressure of a new baby, I was in no rush to move my "baby".

She, however, is absolutely thrilled with her new "little girl bed" as she now calls it. She helped me make it up and rearrange her room to her liking (er, my liking?!) and helped Daddy take apart the old crib. She was a little hesitant the first night, but she's definitely delighted with the change now. (I am a little sad though!) I guess, I figured, since she's officially been potty trained for a couple months, we were past due. Yay for Kennedy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Visit to Vala's

James, Corbin & Kyndal, "All aboard!"

It was a cold day but we bundled up last Sunday as planned and headed to Vala's Pumpkin Patch. There aren't any other days this month that we can it was either chance the cold or postpone it this year.

Actually, it wasn't too bad. It was only in the 40s, but there was no wind and we dressed in layers.

We went with Grandma Hudson and the Whiting's and enjoyed our annual trip to the Patch. Everybody has a favorite activity and I love how every year they've added something new. My favorite is racing around the track in the carts and the huge jumping pillows. It was hard to pick just a few favorite pics.

Grandma, me, Kyndal, Corbin & Kennedy

All bundled up!

Burying James in the corn

Ryder's first trip at the Patch

Daniel, patiently posing

Racing the ducks

The trip wouldn't be complete without splurging on Vala's yummy treats!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Purty pumpkins

Casey worked the football game today, so I came up with a game plan to entertain the rest of us for the day. After breakfast Casey left for the stadium and we headed to burn a couple hours at the Children's Museum. There's a place we could easily spend the whole day!

After the kids seemed satisfied with the amount of play time, I took them to Super Saver to pick out pumpkins and then to the Dollar Tree (my favorite dollar store) to get some embellishments.

Back home we ate some lunch and Kennedy crashed. The other two laid low while I did laundry and some cleaning. When she woke up we broke out our purchases and the glue. The kids had a blast creating their one.of.a.kind pumpkins! Casey loved their creativity but informed me he still wants to carve some too!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Corbin's day didn't start off too great today. I had just started a staff meeting when I got a call from his daycare at 8:30. He had been running and tripped on the stairs of the playground structure and got a big cut on his forehead. I had rescheduled meetings today from last Thursday when Kennedy was sick so fortunately Casey was able to take off of work to handle the situation. It totally killed me not to be with him, but Casey probably handled it better than I would have (especially the part at the Doctor's office.)

Our daycare Director told me how brave he was, no tears at all, just worried that he was in trouble because he shouldn't have been running. It wasn't until they got to our Pediatrician's office that the trauma began. He received 4 internal and 7 external stitches. The nurse's said he was a very strong little boy. He kicked, screamed and resisted the entire time.

He is totally fine now, I think the visit to Runza and the playland helped cheer him up, and he hasn't complained of any pain so far. We are very thankful that it was a minor injury (in our book) and that he didn't injure his eye or something worse. Please pray for our little guy, that nothing happens to the wound in the next week (he is VERY active) and for full healing. Oh....and for the lucky doctor that gets to remove the stitches!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Spooky Treats

Like I mentioned on my last post, Saturday was a cold fall day...and by the evening we were all a little restless from being cooped up for the better part of the day. .......we needed an activity. And we needed a snack. So we broke out a box of cake mix and made some cupcakes and decorated them. The kids had a blast making a mess in my kitchen (they always do!) I think they had a secret contest going on, who could get the most sprinkles on their cupcake. It was definitely a 3-way tie! Sprinkles.....I mean cupcake anyone?

Project Serve

Last year several church's in Lincoln began an annual city-wide community service project, "Project Serve". It didn't work out for us to help last year but I was determined to serve this year. I've been looking for ways to get our family involved in service and helping others and this was a great opportunity.

Unfortunately, the weather didn't agree with our plans. We woke up to snow on the ground and freezing temps. The project I had signed Kyndal, Corbin and myself up for was at Roper Elementary School (which Kyndal attends.) We could have easily bowed out, but there was work to be done and we had snow suits and coats to break in for the year!!!
I didn't take my camera, but I was really proud of the kids. They both jumped right in and were great helpers for the first hour. We spread three huge piles of mulch around trees and on the islands. We started out as the only family there (out of 9 that had signed up!) but slowly recruited others from other local projects to help us finish the work. We finished in a little less than 2 hours. We arrived home to find Casey making us chili and cinnamon rolls!