Saturday, October 27, 2012


Our next Fall Break event was reliving lots of fun memories in Stillwater! It’s kind of our second home and where our first baby was born. We definitely cherish it!


Homecoming is QUITE the event there and you don’t want to miss it! We headed to Walkaround to check out all of the house decs. This one (above & below) made up one of my favorites!


We walked around the newly remodeled Student Union and over to Theta pond!


{The fam went with us too!}


We love this place!


Another fun house dec!

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Last we headed to GIA for some Homecoming Hoops! We wanted to see Abby’s bestie playing ball! Hud loved all of the sorority cheers and was trying to do their motions the whole time. Then he headed down with daddy to meet the band! He had a blast!

{And there you have it! The short & sweet version of homecoming!}

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Fall Break has come and in a few short hours will be gone ;( but we had a blast! We planned several fun things to do with Hud because it is our last real time together before Hayden comes!


On our first day we headed out to Livesay Orchards for some pumpkin fun! This is where we take our Kinder friends each fall and I just love it! This truck was the first thing Hudson ran to when we arrived.


Mommy and daddy even took a turn!


After we checked in (Thank you Groupon for the great deal!) we headed to Pumpkin Playland. Hud shucked corn and went pumpkin bowling.


Not a bad throw for a two year old ;)


Hud and daddy milked the cow,


measured their height and we all went through the hay maze.


They also dug in the dirt,


did the pumpkin ring toss,


and the bean bag throw.


We ate a typical fall lunch there of BBQ sandwiches, frito chili pie, and Hud chose popcorn!

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Hud could hardly eat because he was so worried about the hay ride! He couldn’t wait! I’m pretty sure he talked the whole ride! He was so excited!

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We rode out to the pumpkin vines where we could pick our own pumpkins! Hud immediately started rolling the pumpkins and checking them out as soon as he got off.

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I got him to take a break for a few pictures!

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After turning down dozens of pumpkins he finally found one he wanted! He was holding on to that things for dear life!


We took the hay ride back to the market to weigh our pumpkins and pick out some more goodies. (excuse our very squinty eyes!)


Hud rode the wagon around while we shopped for some other items like some, pumpkin butter, pie pumpkins and other gourds. Hud had a blast and now we have some lovely decorations to make our house feel a little more like fall!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

36 Weeks

Wow! What a busy week! I’m so late posting for bumpdates!


How Far Along: 36 Weeks

Size of baby: the weight of a crenshaw melon

Weight Gain/Loss: +27lbs

Maternity Clothes: Ugh, everything seems too short to fit over the bump and it’s making it hard to get dressed in the mornings!

Gender: It’s a Boy! {Hayden Greer} We confirmed that on Friday at our ultrasound. The doctor’s exact words were “It’s definitely a boy” as soon as she turned on the screen. You are apparently proud, Hayden!

Movement: Yes, it’s hilarious to watch my belly and the random body parts you can see (or at least guess) pushing out! He puts on quite a show! He especially loves moving in the shower and when I lay down in bed each night.

Sleep: We have our good days and bad days. I’m finding it more difficult to get comfortable ;(

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and shirts that fit!

Cravings: Water!

Symptoms: big belly, a several Braxton Hicks

Best Moment this week: Our ultrasound! Friday we went to the doctor for our weekly check up. The doctor wanted to see if we had started making progress towards labor. Hayden was so high up she decided to do an ultrasound to see what he was up to. Turns out that he is in the right position he’s just sitting really high. My fluid levels are good and he’s got a good heart beat. He’s just going to be stubborn like his brother and make me evict him ;) We got to see his cute little face and his man parts! Now if he will just hurry up (in about 2 1/2-3 weeks) and decide to make his own appearance!

Friday, October 19, 2012


My cousin Cavin recently returned from serving overseas in the Marines. His parents threw a little party to celebrate his homecoming so we made the trip to Missouri to visit family and celebrate too!


Hudson was so excited to go see his cousin Bray, Cavin’s son. What Hudson didn’t know is that Bray loves trains as much as he does. Last year when we saw them Hud wasn’t into trains yet and he can’t remember that long ago either.


I wouldn’t say Bray was exactly excited about sharing his trains, but Hud wouldn’t be either. Hud, however, was excited that Bray has so many trains to play with.


We celebrated with a cookout and lots of dessert!


Call Me Cupcake (aka mom) made these cute cookies!


(more train talk)


And the boys played and played as much as they could until they were ready to crash!


And until they couldn’t eat any more sweets!


So they hugged and said goodbye so nicely!


We made one last stop at Andy’s before we headed home and then Hud was zonked before we could get out of town.

He had a blast seeing his cousin Bray and now we talk about him a LOT! He talks about how he is “so nice” and how they played trains (I think he has train envy) and where Bray is and how his house is far away.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Day Out with Thomas

This summer I was searching for fun things to do with Hudson. I was particularly looking for train ideas because the boy is in love obsessed. So I found out about “A Day Out with Thomas” through my searching, unfortunately it was until this month. Thankfully Hud didn’t know anything about it, I just had to keep quiet about it until now ;)


We talked about going to see Thomas, but he had no idea what that really meant. I love the excitement on his face as he sees the real Thomas we were walking up to!


He was in train heaven. There were trains EVERYWHERE!


They even had a huge Thomas store set up to trap moms and dads into spending more money than they could ever imagine for toy trains. Thankfully we settled on a much smaller Gordon train that he is perfectly happy with!


After our shopping trip we hit the creation station where they had train tables, legos, coloring pages and more that were all Thomas themed! The boy went from table to table faster than I could watch checking out all of the toys. Seriously train heaven!


We were lucky to have our timing just right to get in line for Thomas pictures without much wait!


We got our tickets out and headed to the train ride! Hud was really distracted by excited about his new Gordon he was having a hard time even thinking about the fact that we were going on a real train ride. It was as important as the toy at the moment.



I was the mean mama who didn’t let him open that new toy until our whole day with Thomas was over. He held onto it so tight because he just couldn’t wait!


Clapping for Thomas because he brought us all the way back to the station! Thanks Thomas!


He received a cute little certificate that says he is a Jr. Engineer.


And to end our day we got to see Sir Topham Hatt. I love how he’s just watching and checking him out!


Bye Bye Thomas and trains and Sir Topham Hatt!


And I’m so glad my sister came along to help chase this guy around! After our day with Thomas we ate Qdoba for lunch and went shopping at the best store in OKC for some accessories for Hayden’s room (pics to come later) and I let Hud open his Gordon toy! We also go to visit Abby’s school and classroom (according to Huds) aka her townhouse.

And when we got home my wonderful husband had potato soup and a fire ready. It was a great Saturday!