Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Well, the Halloween festivities have begun...On Saturday we went to Boo in the Zoo. Both of the boys had a great time despite it being so crowded. The weather was a little chilly but it worked out great for Hudson since his costume was so thick!! Here is my little turtle taking a break from all of the excitement!!Hudson riding a pony for the first time!! He loved the ponys even though he kept "mooing" at them like they were cows!!!
Cooper on his pony ride!
Walking with Nana
Here are my two little trick-or-treaters: a turtle and a fisherman!!! Aren't they cute!!
On Monday we had our playgroup Halloween party. We all had a great time! There were games, toys, great food and lots of friends to play with (24 to be exact!!!) Here are some of the pictures from the party.
Me and my two boys! The whole gang!!!
Playing bust the pinata!
My little fisherman climbing up the play set!
This is not related to Halloween at all, but I just thought this was so sweet!!! They really love each other so much!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Catch-up post!

Last Monday we met some friends at this really cool park on Signal Mtn. called the Pumpkin Patch. We had a great time and the weather was so nice!!! Here are some pictures from our fun day!

This slide is HUGE!!!! Both the boys loved it!! As soon as we would finish, Hudson would start signing "more" so that we would do it again! Cooper, Rebekah, Meghan and Maggie on the tire swing!

The kids loved this zip line. Here is Meghan giving Cooper a push!

Hudson wanted to try too and of course he loved it!

Cooper being a big boy!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Down on the Farm Pumpkin Patch

This past Saturday we met two other families at Down on the Farm. They have such a great pumpkin patch as well as a playground, a tricycle track, swings, a petting zoo, a mini corn maze as well as a big corn maze, etc. . We had a great time and the weather was perfect!!!! I am so glad that fall weather is finally here! Here are LOTS of pictures from this past weekend!
They have a "train" that is known as the cow train . It is an old barrel that they have cut a hole in and painted to look like a cow. Well the kids really wanted to ride it so here is Meghan, Cooper and Alex getting ready for the cow train ride!
Of course Hudson wanted to ride too so here we are preparing (and barely fitting) for the train ride!
Cooper and Meghan in the corn pit! They loved this pit!!!
Cason and Hudson watching everyone riding the tricycles! I LOVE this picture of them!
My 3 boys on the hayride!

Karen, Cason, Hudson and I on the hay ride!
Cooper after picking out his pumpkin!
Hudson trying to pick up a BIG pumpkin!
He finally found one that was more his size!!
He loved the hayride! He would look at us and just start laughing!
After the hayride, they took us back and we got to paint our pumpkins. Here is Daddy and Hudson "painting" Hudson's pumpkin!
Cooper painting his pumpkin!
Cooper playing on top of the haystack!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pumpkin Carnving, Martha's Vineyard and Hospital Stay

I am WAY behind on blogging so.......this post will have lots of pictures!!! Since the weather has been so nice lately we have taken advantage of it! Hudson finally figured out how to ride his 4 wheeler around. He is so proud of himself too!!Chris and I took the boys down to the Creative Discovery Museum a few weekends ago and here are some pictures of them playing.
Hudson LOVED playing all of the musical instruments! Cooper playing the harp.

We got a couple of pumpkins a few weeks ago so Cooper decided it was time to carve them. I tried to convince him that it was too early, but he insisted that it was not (by the way our carved pumpkins are know rotten!)
Anyways here are a few of the pumpkins that we carved!

Cooper scooping the "icky stuff" out of his pumpkin.The finished products!
Last weekend my mom, sister and I took a long weekend trip to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod. We had a really great time and the weather was perfect!!! Here are some of the pictures from our nice getaway!
JuJu and I taking a little break in Oaks Bluff (Martha's Vineyard)
Mom and JuJu
Outside of the Nantucket light house
We stayed at a really cute Bed and breakfast. It was so nice and homey!!! Here we are outside before we left to head back to Boston.
Well, while I was gone on my trip I got a call from Hudson's GI doctor. He had a couple of stomach several weeks ago , but apparently the side effects were still lingering. He was losing blood internally and we needed to schedule a colonoscopy to find out where he was bleeding and why??? Obviously I was a basket case, but we set the procedure for Tuesday morning. We had to "clean him out" Sunday night and ALL day on Monday. Well this is NOT FUN for a 14 month old who does not understand. We ended up having to check in the hospital on Monday morning and stay there while he was being cleaned out. He had to have a feeding tube that was hooked up to a laxative. He was being pumped full of laxative and saline all day and night on Monday. Anyways he did great in with procedure and we were discharged from the hospital. Well, the story does not end here..... apparently when they were removing the feeding tube through his nose, some form of liquid aspirated into his right lung. We came home and took a little nap but when he woke up he had a 104 fever. We headed back down to the ER and we find out that he now has pneumonia :( Poor baby had more blood drawn as well as 2 shots of antibiotics. So after 2 LONG days at the hospital we are home and doing MUCH BETTER!!!!! YEAH!!!! So here are some pictures of my sweet baby in the hospital!

Right before his colonoscopy.