Saturday, October 22, 2016

June and July

I'm going to finally try and catch up on blogging. We've been so busy moving, traveling and getting used to the craziness of three small children. 

The week after Rosalie was born my parents came up for a week. It was great timing because Nathan had to be gone for 5 days to Alabama for some training. I wish we could have done a bit more while they were here but I did just have a baby the week before. We did a lot of playing outside, looking at old trucks, and playing in the creek.
One afternoon they took the kids to the hobby shop to pick up some balsa wood airplanes. They were a huge hit. Flying them off the back deck into the yard was pretty fun to watch. 

Nathan flew back from Alabama on Saturday and the 5 of us made it to our first Sunday morning service since Rosalie was born. I think this is our first photo as a family of 5.

4TH of July week is always fun because Nathan has it off of work. We started out in Kittery at Lil's Cafe and then decided to keep driving and head to Portland.

We decided to check out Maine Craft Distillery and Rising Tide Brewery. They're both located right next to each other on Fox Street in Portland. If you hop on Rising Tide's website they have a list of what food truck is on site every day. It's a pretty great set up and on this particular day there was a bbq truck. It was very tasty. Pulled pork sandwiches topped with coleslaw is always a win.

Between tasting gin, eating lunch, and taking kids to the bathroom 5 times we ended up hanging out at the distillery for about 2 hours. Surprisingly there were no meltdowns or disasters. It was a huge success with three small children.

The other great thing about this little area on Fox Street is the huge park and play ground across the street. After doing a tasting at Rising Tide we took the kids over to play. 

Fox Street also houses Coffee By Design so it's a great place to stop and do 3-4 things without having to go anywhere. We like downtown Portland but this was nice to not have to pay for parking and have multiple venues right there. 

On July 4th Sunday Rosalie Emlyn was baptized. It was a bit last minute because our previous pastor was up for a visit during their families vacation. It was special since he had baptized George and Edith.

Our former pastors youngest, Ben, who was great buds with George. They spent the night at the house one night and these three had a blast playing together. We do miss them!

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.