Monday, December 15, 2008

Sorry its Been So Long

Hi Everyone, yes it has been awhile but we have been busy with numerous projects around the house so that has kept me away from blogging but I do have lots of pictures this time so just follow below and you can see what we've been up to :) Oh yes and if I do not get Christmas pics up, a Very Merry Christmas to all of you and all the best to you all in 2009 :)





Here is my sweet Olive Bug or I think I want to start calling him Night Owl... he is such a cutie and he loves to clap his hands and is the night owl of the family, he feels that he needs no sleep and wants to stay up late with mommy and daddy to watch television, he is always chuckling and he is going to be quite the comedian :)




Here is my little chunko Hudson, if you let him, Hudson would sleep all day, he is a little porker and wants to eat whatever is on mommy's plate, it doesn't matter if his tray is filled with food he wants whatever he see's and he just inhales the food, I have to keep telling him to swallow. He is way faster at moving around the house than Oliver, he is always getting into something.





Hudson and Oliver, don't they look content, honestly they are like this almost all the time.



Here is Hudson, eating of course, I think he got into the chocolates or a cookie, I can't remember.


Jackson turned 3 on December 4th and we had a John Deere party, he requested a John Deere theme so I tried my best to accommodate him.


We had a great party with tons of friends, Christie is on the left and Josiah is on the right, we had so much fun, Jackson LOVED opening his presents, he got a John Deere tractor, a tow truck, robots, bulldozer cats, a transporter, Lightening McQueen and mac, plus lots of clothes, books, batman body wash and bubble bath, and of course this bicycle, I was so happy that he had soo much fun!!!!




Here is the Cake I made, it took me a long time to ice but I was really happy with the outcome, I think the John Deere green turned out great!!!



This was the day after the party, we came home from church and all 3 kids CRASHED, here is Hudson!





We didn't even take off Oliver's jacket, he was just too content.



Here is the birthday boy, he was sooo worn out but again he had a fantastic time.




Jackson got a John Deere apron for his b-day, he is sooo proud of this apron, thanks Josiah and Jessie - this gift goes really well with the cleaning set he also got, he has his own broom, mop and mini vac, he loves to sweep up messes on the floor, the only problem is he sweeps up milk, we still working on what cleans up what but at least he wants to clean, what a good worker.



Most days I find Hudson and Oliver getting into things, and both boys take equal turns beating up on each other here Hudson is about to have a seat on Oliver :)



Look at me mom, Hudson loves standing really close to the TV.



Here is Ayla, she is Jackson's friend, she was over for a playdate and she was very motherly to both Oliver and Hudson, making sure they got all their snack and drinks and she also made sure they had clean faces, thanks Ayla



This is Ayla's sister Riley, she was much more content to just watch Hudson and Oliver, she knew her sister was doing a good job and she would rather be the supervisor.


We went to the Christmas party for John's previous workplace, in the garage they set up an course for the kids to drive jeeps and check the engine and fill up with gas, it was soo much fun the kids really enjoyed it. I think a lot of the kids will have wiplash b/c they would rev really hard on the gas then slam on the breaks, it was funny.



Here is Jackson enjoying a leisurely drive with his new buddy.




Here is Hudson and cousin Jay at Auntie Georgina's b-day party :)



Here is cousin Kris with Jackson, they really have fun together, Jackson has lots of fun asking Kris lots of questions such as "why is that FORD tractor in this basement - don't you know that FORD spells JUNK :)" I really like the special bond that these guys have.




Here is Daddy and Hudson at the party, great smiles guys!!!




Here is Oliver with Grandpa Bowering :)




We're not really sure what Hudson is doing in this picture or what grandpa is doing either, either Hudson wants to explore grandpa's mouth or grandpa didn't get enough to eat at the party :)




Here is Jackson making gingerbread cookies :)



All ready to go in the oven




He is very focused on trying to put the icing on the gingerbread men.




Mom take this tray already I just want to eat one!!!




Every year since John and I have been married we get each other a Christmas ornament to add to the tree, since having Jackson and now Hudson and Oliver, each boy receives a new ornament each year, that way when they are ready to move out the house I will give them their box of Christmas ornaments. This reindeer is Hudson's he got it this year and it is from starbucks!!!




Here is my new ornament from John, I love Willow Tree and absolutely loved this ornament.



This is Oliver's ornament, is it called Heart of Gold, I just like the little boy!!!





Here is John's, "super gamer", he of course loves the XBOX so I thought this one was appropriate!!!!




Here is Jackson's - he is always telling us he wants to be a firefighter when he gets older so of course he needed this one, although on Sunday he told us he may want to be a ice cream man, but why not do both !!!!
One last funny story, today I was making coffee and Jackson asked "mommy, what are you making to drink" I replied "coffee"... "well mom, I can't drink coffee, its just way too strong for me, maybe you can make me a light drink" WHAT A CUTIE