Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Rosalie Emlyn House

 Rosalie Emlyn House
June 14
7:31 PM
8 pounds 12 ounces
22 inches

Rosalie made her entrance 4 days after her due date with a short 3 hour labor. We made it to the birthing center 45 minutes before she was born. My goal was not to have a baby in the car so we accomplished that! 

We were home by midnight so when George and Edith climbed in our bed the next morning they had quite the surprise.

They are both thrilled with her...especially George.

He's a great help with his baby sister.

Right now she looks a lot like Georges baby pictures and she has the same coloring. It does look like she'll have the same chin as Nathan and Edith though. She has the lightest and least amount of hair out of all three of the kids at birth. We'll see what it turns to though.

We're thrilled you're finally with us little nugget. God is good!

Exploring Exeter, NH

 We finally made it over to Exeter, NH a few weeks ago to explore. It happened to be the warmest day of the year (93) and it was a lot of fun despite a little whining from some children about it being "so hot". Exeter is such a cute little downtown and there are quite a few shops to pop in. We didn't get a chance to go in all of them but we'll hopefully be back soon.

We made sure just to look in the window at the toy store. 

George sat down on the doorstep of this antique store while we were looking around. It was too cute not to take a picture of.

This is a great architectural restore shop. It's full of all kinds of amazing doors, windows, sinks, and mantels that were pulled from old houses and buildings. It was pretty amazing and gave us all kinds of fun ideas if we ever build/own a house. 

All the antique hinges and door nobs you could want.

That's a wrap on Exeter. We'll be back soon!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mothers Day 2016

A few pictures from Mothers Day. I'm looking super pregnant but the kids are pretty darn cute. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

George Hudson

This kid is growing up so fast and keeping us entertained while he's becoming a big boy. George has been a pretty easy kid all around. He was a terrible sleeper for the first year and was probably in the top 10 for most difficult potty trainers but everything else has been smooth sailing. 
He loves everything motorized and knows more about construction machines, fire trucks, heavy equipment and Moto GP than any other 3 1/2 year old I've met. He could dig in his sandbox for hours and he's just mastered riding his pedal bike.

George is very excited about baby #3 and can't wait to a helper and big brother again. We've been working with him on responsibilities around the house. Right now he's in charge of clearing the table, wiping the table, cleaning up his toys, and watching his sister while he's outside. He's become a big help running up and down the stairs to get things for us or put things away. I think he's going to be great with his new brother or sister.

George loves to have Edith play with him, especially outside. He tends to get very upset if she's ready to come in and he still wants to have a friend outside with him. Like normal siblings they fight and get on each others nerves but they typically play well together. He would love to have her sleep in his bed at night but she's too crazy and would never stop playing. We gave it a shot since it was so sweet and it didn't turn out too well.
You're such a joy to us George Hudson and we pray God blesses us with many more years watching you grow and keeping us entertained. We love you tons!

George at 3 years and 9 months.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wet Day In Boston

While my parents were in town they kept the kids so Nathan and I could go to Boston for the day. The weather turned out to be lest than ideal but we made the best of it and saw as much as we could. Since we haven't ever gone to Boston we really wanted to start with a history tour. I found a discounted trolley tour on Groupon and we hopped on and off most of the day. 

We started at Paul Revere's house but for some odd reason it wasn't open for the day. After that we walked over to Old North Church since it was close. The church was beautiful and we happened to get there just in time for a short history presentation. 

We ended up around Chinatown around lunch time so we had some very yummy Vietnamese food. After we were nice and full we walked over to Boston Common and the Public Gardens.

We almost missed one of our buses because we were trying to find Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings. I wanted to get a picture for the kids since Make Way For Ducklings is one of their favorite books right now. 

Our trolley tour came with a boat tour of the harbor. It was very wet and foggy but we still heard a lot of interesting information and it was a neat seeing Boston from the water. 

Quincy Market was our last stop before catching the subway back to our parking spot. We were ready to get back in our warm, dry car and head home by the end of the day. 

Next time we want to take the kids and let them see the Public Gardens and Mrs. Mallard. We're just waiting for some really warm, sunny weather.