Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Easter!

This is what Hudson did while we opened easter baskets. He has on his chick pj's for Easter.

This year we decided to take it easy on the dresses! When I say "we" I mean "we let Karen take it easy", because she is the one who made the dresses. I think this is the first year since McCaylan was born that Karen and I have not been smocking like crazy for easter dresses! But with the baby coming, I made a decision early on that we were not smocking this year! I mean we normally start thinking Easter as soon as Christmas is over! And last year was KG's 3 year portrait so I smocked her a dress, which took some 60 odd hours to do! And Karen did McCaylan's. So I had enough with smocking last year! So we decided to match the baby's monogram daygown by doing a monogramed dress. I think it turned out well. 

On Good friday we went with a group to secret Church at Brook Hills. We love going and haven't missed since we started. David Platt is the pastor and he does Secret church every 6 months. What is Secret Church? It is a 6 hour Bible study (that usually turns into 7 hours). It is from 6-midnight (or 1 am). He changes the topic every time. Like we've gone through the whole new testament, the old testament, "Who is God", "The Holy Spirit", and this time was the "The Cross of Christ". It was awesome!!! I posted the link on my blog so you can learn more about it. We would love for you to join us next time!

"Yes it was the Lord's will to crush Him and cause Him to suffer, and though the Lord makes His life a guilt offering, He will see His offspring and prolong the His days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in His hand." Isaiah 53:10 

"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I month!

This is Kenley Grace's soccer team. She is the 2nd one from the left and her best friend is the 2nd one from the right, Sittre Paige Jones. They are the only girls and Sittre Paige's dad is the coach. 

This is at a friends birthday party after the big soccer game. They had an easter egg hunt. Please excuse the "no makeup look" I've got going on! I wanted post a pic that had McCaylan in it too.

Today Hudson is 5 weeks old! Hard to believe, especially since he has only been home for half that time. Saturday he was 1 month old, so yesterday we had his 1 month check up. That went really well. He is just as normal as can be! He was 21 and 3/4 inches long and weighed 8lb 8oz. Now I am not used to this! Kenley Grace had surpassed her birthweight after 2 days home and never stopped gaining after that! Dr. Lytle said that is a half ounce gain a day for Hudson since the last time we saw him and that is the least amount he wants him to gain. But he said to just keep doing what I'm doing. He has stopped pooping so much, so maybe he will gain some more now! I am basically starting to feed on demand because he has seemed hungrier these past few days so maybe he is going through a growth spurt and trying to build my milk up. But really everything is going great with us. Kenley Grace will 4 next Tues the 14th! I can't believe it! And McCaylan will be 6! This is so crazy! I am not old enough to have a 6 year old! I am suppose to just have babies! Most of my friends are just getting started and I'll have a first-grader next year! Kenley Grace had her first soccer game Sat. She was so cute! She did nothing but trip or just stand there with her hands behind her back the first quarter. But after a few brief talks with daddy, in which he explained to her "We don't share in soccer! Do not share the ball!" and "Its okay to shove in soccer. If someone has the ball, push 'em a little and get that ball back!" she began to catch on. Did I mention this is Upward soccer which is a christian league? I'm sure they do not approve of Hunter's methods! Especially since they don't even keep score! However, it worked, because after their talks she scored 4 goals! It was a lot of fun watching her. McCaylan does not play soccer because she does horse lessons on Mondays. Plus KG needed something of her own. Something she did without her sister! They both do gymnastic on Tuesdays and then KG has soccer practice every Thursday night and a game every Saturday.

Thanks for keeping up with us! We are truly blessed!