Hudson's Fall 2011

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Little Explorer

Milestones....Chase recently gave up his army crawling days. Once he figured out how to get up on his hands I think he realized how much easier it is and he can get there much faster.

At 9 months he is weighing in at 21 lbs. 6 oz. He has tried some table foods and has no problem with coordinating it from tray to mouth. He must be a Hudson, he's a good eater!

Putting these two talents together (crawling and self-feeding) I have nicknamed him our little vacuum cleaner. I am constantly sweeping up the remains from the older siblings meals, but he is right on my heels trying to get to the crumbs before I steal them away!

Here's my little Chay-Chay in action:

After a busy evening of patrolling our floors, the little man crashed! He's only done this a couple times, but it's so sweet...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Balance Beams and Tripods

While Kennedy was down the hall practicing her dance moves this winter at the Y, big sister Kyndal jumped at the chance to take Gymnastics. The last time I had enrolled her she was 18 months old and I spent more time chasing her around the gym than watching her do somersaults! Since I really wanted to get Kennedy into an activity at the Y this winter and the activities were at the same time, I asked Kyndal if she wanted to "try again". She was so thrilled and loved every minute of it.

Here's some photos of her last lesson. She constantly practices at home, especially her cartwheels and tripods.

She took both sessions this winter and we're happy to announce she has passed Level 1 and is moving up. If it works into our schedule she'll jump back in this fall. We're sticking with just t-ball/softball this summer, we've got lots of traveling to do and birthdays to celebrate :o)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dance Moves

A few weeks ago we were blessed with two tickets to the Lied Center to Choo Choo Soul, from Jodee at Follow the Leaders! Kennedy and I rarely have an outing all by ourselves, in fact, on the way she gasped and said, "Mommy, you forgot Chase!" This was definitely one of the most fun times we've ever had together, she was such a hoot that night! Thanks again, Jodee, we had an amazing time with you and Kamree!

"Got my ticket, let's go Mommy!"
Kennedy loves hanging out with "my friend Kamree"
She enjoyed all the pre-show activities, especially the parachute!
Running to find her seat for the show.

She was on her feet for most of the show. Her favorite part was when they threw popcorn on the audience.
Her picture souvenir!

This little firecracker has roller coaster emotions. As fired up as she was about dancing in the aisles at the Lied Center, she was not so excited about dancing up on stage at her dance recital which she had been practicing several weeks for. Bummer! I guess dance is just not her thing right now :o)

Aunt Erika was happy to do an up-do for her hair

And she made her this beautiful tutu for the occasion and a matching hair bow!

She showed off some of the dance positions she had learned before we left...

Getting ready to perform.....showing me a few more positions. At this point I was thinking maybe she was coming around a little.....not so much!

Kennedy and Kamree were in the same dance class
Getting stage fright?
Up on stage...she had to be ushered to the middle and didn't move from this position. She then had to be ushered off as well! Poor thing! No more dance for this little one for awhile :o)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Opening Weekend at the Zoo

It didn't take our clan long to scramble to the zoo once the gates were open! We were excited to see the new penguin exhibit, the camel dock and of course, their favorite, feeding the goats! We slipped over on the first Friday they were open as there was no school or daycare. It's the perfect morning activity for my crew and we are frequent visitors each year!

Chase loooooved the zoo!
If you look closely you can see his two little front teeth!
My monkeys....
What is your kids' favorite animal?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Easter 2011

Our belated Easter post.....
We actually attended the Easter Eve service at our church for something different. Although it was fun to get dressed up on a Saturday evening and eat dinner together afterwards, I really missed celebrating our risen Savior on Sunday morning. My vote will be for back to Sunday mornings from now on!
Our sweet crew before the church service

Their "spring buckets" from Mom and Dad!

Chase crawled clear across the room to his new towel, sand toys and bath toys!
The biggest hit for all three of the older ones were their bike horns. I sent them straight outside! Whose idea were those anyway? Ha-ha!!

Grandma Hudson, the Whiting's and Guernsey's spent the afternoon with us. Time to stuff the eggs with candy!

Who will find the most eggs?!

Kennedy, Lizzie and Ryder
Lizzie found an egg!
Baby's first Easter!

Baby Chase and McCoy...2 months apart. These two cousins are gonna get in plenty of trouble together as they grow!
They were a hoot.....McCoy just stared right at me and Chase kept giving an obnoxious laugh/smile. Too funny! Sporting their chick shirts made by Erika.
Chase was fascinated with Aunt Kara's silly faces and tongue, his own tongue was hanging out!
Fighting over.....a diaper wipes container :o)
Late in the day we finally found time to dye eggs....we did tie-dye this year!