Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Hudson

I was going through some videos from a couple of months ago and this one is just too cute.  He is about 7 months in this video and just full of laughter.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Visit from Grandpa and Grandma Collins

Travis' parents and his sister came to visit us a little over a week ago.  It is always such a blessing to get to spend time with them.  We were a little bummed because Hudson was sick and had a fever for the first time in his life.  Needless to say, all he wanted was me or Travis.  However, the week was filled with good food, good conversations, and great company.  I just wish they lived closer!

Below is a picture with all of us at Trav's Grandpa's 80th Birthday party.  Often people will ask us where Hudson got his blue eyes from and Grandpa Bill is the man.  Travis' mom also has blues eyes and my whole side has either a green, green/hazel or blue, so I guess the recessive genes won in Hudson's case.    

Trav's parents won't be able to be here for Hudson's birthday party next month, so they brought him a gift a little early.  I think opening presents is going to be fun on his birthday if it is anything like this:
The birthday man:

At Grandpa Bill's birthday party there was a bounce house for all the great grandkids.  Hudson was a little reserved at first, but then he started bouncing on his own. 

The three great grandkids that were all born last April.
All the great grandkids... oh this just makes me laugh...

The last night before they left we had them over for dinner.  Right before we started to pray Uncle Brandon started something that just made Hudson laugh.  He was laughing for at least 4 or 5 minutes before I finally decided to pull out the video camera.  We caught him on camera laughing 4 minutes and about a minute into the video he starts moving his own hand.  Oh, this boy brings so much joy into our lives!

Here is a sneak peek of a spontaneous break out of song with Travis, his brothers and his dad.  They were singing Hudson a song before he went to sleep.  I just love moments like this: 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Photography update...

I haven't blogged in a while and I have a lot to catch up.   Hudson is 11 months old as of tomorrow and I have some fun pictures of our recent life happenings that I will post later.  For now, I wanted to share a little bit of news.  Style Me Pretty featured our photo shoot with Grey Likes Weddings on their website today!!!  We couldn't be more honored or more excited about it.  You can check out the SMP post here or you can check out our website for more pictures.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hudson's love for music

Hudson here-
So, yesterday morning before church, mommy was busy doing mommy stuff... you know like vacuuming and other fun things.  Mommy says once I start walking and speaking English that I will help with her "fun things", but for now I just provide her with entertainment during such things.

 I decided to provide mommy with some music.  I normally chase daddy around the house just to get a chance to strum that guitar of his or well... at least mute the strings.   Since the guitar was with daddy at church, I had to weigh my options.   Then I spotted the piano.  I wasn't sure I could reach those ivory keys, but don't worry... once I stood on my tippy toes I could even reach the black ones.
And I sang her a little song...
Hey, just cause I can't say much doesn't mean I can't sing.
Then after watching daddy lead worship I had the chance of a lifetime.  You see, Dan Bailey is one of the best drummers out there.  And the man in the picture below is Dan's dad.  I figured he got Dan started on drums, so I used my baby cuteness powers and convinced him to help me out.
I think I could get used to this...
Here is a video daddy took of me on his phone.  About half way through I figured out how to get both hands going... the only problem was my feet couldn't reached the kick drum.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!