Thursday, November 22, 2012


Its officially thanks giving and time to remind ourselves of everything we are thankful for. 

I am so very thankful and grateful to be a mother to my amazing son. He has been the greatest blessing in my life. I can not imagine my life without that little man. He is just an amazing guy and a crazy ball of energy. LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

I am thankful for my husband Tanner. Im so glad he chose me to go on the crazy adventure we call life together. He is truly my better half. 

I am thankful for my wonderful parents. With out them I would not be who I am today. They still do everything they can for me, and I know I can always count on them. 

I am thankful for my gorgeous little sister Jaida. She is my best friend. Even though we can fight like, well, like sister we still have so much fun together. I love that she is growing up and we can start doing more things together :) 

I am thankful for my in-laws and the giant family I married into. They all welcomed me into the family and they are just amazing. 

I am thankful for our health and our home. 2 things I take for granted. 

I am thankful for my husbands job. It is something that he loves to do, and provides so much for our family. 

I am thankful for all of my extended family. I have so many amazing aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas  and cousins and more! I love when we get to see them and I wish we all could get together more. 

I am thankful for my best friend tiffany & her family. We have been friends for what seems like forever. She is a great example to me as a mother and just as a person. Her mom is a second mom to me. Her daughters are my nieces. Her husband is like a brother. I couldn't ask for better friends. 

I am thankful for all of my friends. Old and New. near and far. Each and every single one holds a special place in my heart. I wish I could go in-depth individually but we would be here all night.

I am thankful for so many many things. For my wonderful life that I get to live. I am very blessed. 









Monday, November 12, 2012

What Hudson Eats, Toddler Edition

 One of the blogs I folow, from mrs to mama, did I post similar to this a few days ago. It inspired my post today. I thought this would be a fun thing to look back on.

 Now, first lets get a few things straight. Hudson is STILL an extremely picky eater. We have our good days for sure, but we have our bad days. Im sure to offer a good variety and good portions for each meal and/or snack, whether or not he eats it is another question. There are a few things he eats REALLY well though, ill talk more about that later. Also, he eats more then what is pictured, those are just the things that came to my mind first.

Breakfast for breakfast it really depends who is feeding him that morning as to what he will get. If its dad, he usually gets cereal (multi grain cherrios is the normal). If its Tanners mom she usually feeds him oatmeal. My mom makes him toast and eggs every friday. If its me it really depends. Some days its eggo waffels. I dont like Hudson to use syrup, so I usually use peanut butter and some honey. He loves its. Other days Ill makes eggs and toast with yogurt, some days its cereal. Others its fruit and yogurt. Just really depends. Breakfast seems to be the meal he eats the best. Waffels with peanut butter is one he will usually eat the whole thing every time.

Lunch this is the one meal I rarely ever get to feed him. I do pack him a lunch every day though and he eats at grandmas. I try to rotate so its not the same every day. I always pack a fruit in his lunch. Fruit is one thing I can ALWASY get hudson to eat :) He LOVES strawberries, blueberries, bananas, oranges, peaches, pears and watermelon. I also usually pack a yogurt for some calcium. I love the daninino ones. They are made with whole milk and they are small so PERFECT size for little toddler bellies. He really enjoys tuna fish sandwiches! I make mine with ranch by the way, becuase I hate mayo. Its so yummy. This one makes me happy. as long as his sandwhich is cut into dinosaur shapes he will eat them every time. We do peanut butter and jelly/or honey. Macaroni and Cheese, Spaghettios, fish sticks. Sometimes leftovers from dinner. Quesidillas, chicken nuggets. The normal lunch stuff.

Dinner Hudson usually eats anything we eat. He loves spaghetti. I love that he loves it becuase its an easy one to sneak veggies into with the sauce. He likes rice. sloppy joes. Burritos or enchiladas are a big hit. He likes pasta and sauces. He always has to have something to dip his food into.  He also really likes cheeseburgers. But it can only have sauce, cheese and sometimes tomato.  Basically whatever we eat we offer it to him.

snacks I like to think his snacks are pretty common for a toddler. He loves nutra grain bars. I will sometimes give him one on the way to grandmas in the morning if were running late. We eat goldfish. I have recently started getting the annies bunnies ones, they are really yummy! saying he loves cheese is an understatment. I get him the mickey mouse cheese shapes and he really likes those. Fruit is a big snack at our house too. I used to do the pouch fruits but we stopped for a while. Hudson has started showing interest and eating them again YAY! another way to hide some veggies ;) one of his favorites is the pumpkin banana up & up brand. We eat the micky mouse dried fruit. That seems to be a hit and miss with hudson. Some days he likes them others he acts like its too sour. Hudson also likes grahm crackers, he eats alot of those at grandmas.

Drinks for the most part we just drink water. Hudson doesn't mind and actually sometimes will ask for water over whatever drink he already has. He drinks milk a couple times a day. Sometimes whole, sometiems 2%. He LOVES lemonade. He usually only gets this if we go out to eat. The only juice I buy is the v8 splash. That way I can sneak a teeny bit of veggies in him.

Misc I try to get him to eat veggies, but he isnt a big fan. Also, he is still somewhat lacking in the tooth department so raw veggies are still not an option. Once in a while he will eat some peas and corn, but usually I have to find ways to sneak them in his diet. Also, we are definetly not an all organic family. I try, becuase I do feel it is better for you. Its just so darn expensive!! plus I survived so I think were ok ;) We have a good mix of organic and processed food in our house. We do not however eat white bread. All of our rolls/tortillas/bread/buns/waffels are wheat and whole grain. The one thing we do about 50/50 is white rice over brown rice. One day ill get the husband to go 100% brown rice.  I would like to think were pretty healthy anyways.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Disney Land Day one!

Although it was 105 that day, and we were all dying. We had a blast and cant wait to go back!
I kinda broke down are vacation in this post. so you can read more about that there. This is just pic overload!

he even gave jessie a kiss!

getting ready to ride the TEACUPS!

on pirates of the Caribbean. Just in case your flash photography on this ride or you get yelled at!

My two favorite boys!

Two of my favorite ladies

The official center of disneyland

Love him to pieces :D