Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The 3 of us...

As the time draws near for our little baby to join our family, I have been extremely emotional and sentimental about this being the last of the 3 of us.  I know the change is going to be for the better and I will look back at this time with a sweet fondness of when we first became parents.  And I know I won't be able to imagine life without this little one that we are waiting on, but still, there is a part of me that is soaking in and cherishing every last sweet moment together. 

As the due date is around the corner and our schedules have been full, I started praying that God would allow us to have one last day together.  Although, we could still have a few more before the baby arrives, at least we had one day where we didn't work and we just enjoyed our family time.  

We spent the morning relaxing at home then Hudson and I napped... which was great!  After naps, we headed out to the pumpkin patch and later to dinner with a gift card at PF Chang's.  It ended up just being one of those days with so many sweet moments together.  Travis and I kept looking at each other talking about how thankful we were for the day and how we were going to remember this day.  
Hudson waiting in line to ride the train:
I have been known to give this look a time or two... and now my son has inherited the ability.  
He was the only kid on the train holding his hands up :)
My sweet boy... 
Here comes another cheesy camera smile... 
He has always loved riding ponies and seeing the joy he had while riding them... was just so sweet to watch:
And the boat ride... Every time he passed the guy working the ride he would smile and wave.  It was really cute:

We were dying laughing watching Hudson "drive" the tractor.  He really didn't do much driving.  He basically held the gas pedal down and let the tractor run into whatever was in it's path.  It was quite entertaining for us, but we felt bad for the guys working the ride:
Travis and Hudson climbing up the slide:
And Hudson coming down the slide by himself.  It was actually really steep and I wasn't sure he would want to do it by himself, but he loved it!  Uncle Brandon stopped by at the end of our time at the pumpkin patch... just in time to see Hudson go down one last time.  Hudson was yelling from the top "Uncle B".  He was so proud of what he was doing. 
Uncle Brandon and Hudson pretending with the ghosts... 

The 3 of us at dinner.  This was the part of the night where I kept stepping back and trying to take it all in.  I kept thinking I want to remember this night.  I want to remember how sweet this time with Hudson is.  Life is about to change, but for now, I am just cherishing how life has been. 


Brooke Hoehne said...

Hahahah the stare!!!

Amber Thrane said...

I love all his cute little smiles! We are ready for another little one too and I think its actually made us appreciate the time with the three of us even more. When a certain dynamic is just so perfect it makes you wonder whether it will be the same again! I'm so excited for you and your family, I cant wait to see what having four is like! Most of my mommy friends have little ones younger than Marley... so blog a lot!! I want to see what its like :) Well there's my little novel for you... haha.

Roxanna Grimes said...

I read this blog after Jude was already here. I remember cherishing those last hours with the 3 of us. I can still remember waving Goodbye to Gab in her daddy's arms. I press in to that memory often to help me with each stage she passes onto- further into her own life and personal being. It is in the heart of motherhood where we first learn that love and sorrow as well as pain and joy co-mingle. I appreciate your surrendering Hudson to the Lord, as was my practice every morning as I lifted her out of her crib her first year of life. It will help pave the way for the JOY and sorrow to come.
love you guys...Congratulations on the birth of your son Jude.