Sunday, June 22, 2014

The River

A few weeks ago Ryan's whole family headed to the river for a little "family reunion." With seven siblings and ten grandkids it's not very often that we get everyone together.

We did a lot of relaxing hanging out at picnic tables and the pool and the river. We pretty much were outside nonstop.
Of course the main reason they wanted to get everyone together was for fishing. 
This was Hudson's first time to really fish. But with lots of cousins to play with his attention span on the pond was pretty short. He and daddy {mostly daddy} caught a few little guys!
These boys were armed and ready with their nets to get any fish that came their way.

And our nightly routine consisted of marshmallows and fire...
A little family photo op ;)

Hudson loves seeing his cousins.
Hayden mostly loved all the places he could explore. He was ALL over the place, he was quite the escape artist.
The boys also loved the pool/splash pad because they could run back and forth between the two. But chasing those two meant this is the only picture I made it out with ;)

Each family stayed in a cute little cabin with a loft. I didn't know if Hud would sleep up there very well, but we was worn out enough each day that he was ready for the rest. His brother on the other hand, was usually wide awake and ready for the day before sunrise. So we'd get up and take walks and visit the park and see if we could find daddy outside fishing.
The kids all made tie dyed shirts as a fun little memory for their river vacation.
As you can see above, Hay didn't care much for the experience. Hud loved it and asks all the time to wear his "dye" shirt.
And we got one family picture before we all went our separate ways. It was such a fun memory for the boys and hopefully will become a family tradition.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hayden Greer {18 months}

Hayden Greer you are 18 months old!
You weigh 26lbs 12oz
You are 31.25 inches tall.
Your head is about 19 inches.

You wear size 18 month clothes, size 5 shoes and diapers.

You are chunky! {Sorry just want to tell it like it is}

You have SO MUCH HAIR! We thought your brother had a lot of hair (and he does), but you have so much and it's long. I love the shaggy look on you, I think it fits your personality so well.

You have 6 teeth. 
You love to eat. You pretty much eat everything-you're not a big fan of cheese or lunch meat. You shove everything in your mouth by the handfuls. You do not like to eat with a spoon or a fork. You are addicted to milk.

You are not a talker. Not because you can't, you just choose not to. When you do talk you say-ball, dog, dada, my (mine), hot, ow, papa, dis (this), dat (that). 

You smile ALL the time. You are the most joyful, carefree baby.

You are SO opposite of your brother-he's a talker and very thoughtful, he's cautious and nervous. He's skinny and has lots of short hair. He is a no touch kind of kid. You are busy, active, and carefree. Your chunky and have lots of long hair.  You are a snuggler. I love that you aren't the same. It's so fun watching you each be your own little humans.

You are addicted to your "bay bay" blanket. It already looks like it's turning in to rags because you drag it everywhere. I'm sure when you're 18 you'll be dragging the last few shreds of it to college. 

My favorite thing about you right now is how you want to snuggle everything and get kisses. Any kind of animal or blanket you put on your shoulder and lay your head on it. When you want kisses from someone you lean in your forehead and make a kiss noise until they kiss you. It melts mommy's heart ;)
We love you so so much. You have brought so much joy to our family. The way you smile with those squinty eyes just lights up everyone's day. You constantly keep us laughing and busy. We are so thankful for you and can't wait to see you as the big brother. We love you bubba! Happy 18 months!