Friday, February 8, 2013

Februany any!

Wow, long blog break, I know! Something miraculous is happening right now though! Hudson already woke up, was fed, lounged on the floor while I showered, and is back down for his first nap- and Ellis hasn't woken yet!! It's amazing! Ellis usually wakes up by 8 so maybe it's a growth spurt or something- he has been talking nonstop lately....

Things here have been crazy and cold and sleepless! Yes, Hudson still isn't sleeping at night, still wakes up a handful of times (a big handful, sometimes an overflowing handful) but we are starting to adapt or something. Who knows!
Last week we had highs around 6... 9... One morning the boys and I left around 10 a.m. and it was -5. It's just ridiculous! We'll be crying about the Texas summer in a few months, but I hate this winter with a passion!

But now it's February, blessed February and not January, so we are back with a vengeance! 

Ellis is hilarious and infuriating these days! He disobeyes like it's his calling in life but then says cute thins and laughs all the time. He is OBSESSED with his ABC's. And Counting. Thanks to some flashcard type apps on our phones, he knows the alphabet and how to count to 10 and also lots of colors. He says ABC's at the weirdest times... When he's in his crib putting himself to bed he'll sing them. He'll growl them as he builds towers. He love to count things (only up to about 4, then he gets bored) and also his favorite song is Taylor Swifts "We Are Never Getting Back Together". It's so funny. He asks for the song as soon as we get in the car and loves to sing along, and when we turn off the car and get out he screams "Never Ever Ever!!!"

Hudson is a little cute thing, with big ears and a big smile. He makes up for his horrible nighttime behavior easily during the day by being happy always. He's wearing 6-9 month clothing, things Ellis wore when he was almost a year old. He is so sweet and precious, I kiss him all day long! And then I cry and curse him all night. Haha.

Damon is working hard at his rotations- he's currently working with an orthopedic surgeon. He's liking it and we are definitely learning a lot about doctors as he goes! 

I've been working on a few projects here at home, right now I'm building Ellis an A-frame tent for his room to read in or hide in or 'camp' in... I've seen them all over the internet but they are so expensive and so ridiculously simple to make, so hopefully I'll finish it today and I'll put up a little DIY Tutorial if any of my friends are interested! It's super cute and could be done so many ways! I can't wait till he sees it!

That's about it for us lately, I'll be better at blogging this month! We'll have lots to share from V-day to Ellis' birthday to - oh yeah did I mention I gave up meat and dairy AND soda? Well that too. Here are a few pics to hold you over!

Building building building...

Hud and I share a chiropractor now...

Helping me outline our tent painting!

Multi-tasking! Hand holding!

Building tall tall towers!

Screwy crafting (It all turned out ok, see my Valentine garland above??)


Kami Huntsman said...

Kiss all day and curse all night- haha so true with babes. I love Ellis long hair, so handsome right now. Hud is growing with speed! I'd love to see your tent please. Oh and I'd love to see you too.

Anna said...

Oh your post makes me so happy. Let me give a big resounding amen to the disobedience. Desmond is driving me bonkers. I literally have to do everything in my power not to hit him. And he and Ellis sound so much alike!! I SO wish they could play together. Maybe we'll move to TX next. And man oh man do I love Hudson's little ears. He is one handsome man. Why are these second children so much bigger and different than the first ones?

Brandon said...

LOVE the pictures! Your boys are so dang cute! Hudson is adorable... so grown up in the bumbo! That darling face totally makes up for sleepless nights! I would love to see your tent! I'm looking forward to much more frequent posts from you :-)! Ellis has great taste in his music (Taylor Swift, although the ABC's are great too!). I love hearing your updates. February IS so much better than January. It's an accomplishment to make it through an Iowa January. I miss you more than you miss soda! Love ya!

Brandon said...

And PS... I'm pretty sure I may have written that lengthy comment under Brandon's name... yep, it's me... Michelle :-)!

Charity said...

Sofia loves that song too!! She and Ella sing it at the top of thier lungs when it comes on..ok. lets be honest. They sing it even when it doesnt come on.
Your boys are A-dorable!!

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