Saturday, March 29, 2014

2 Years - Week 10 - Rock Collecting

My days of throwing clothes into the washer without checking the pockets have ended. I can't be sure that a rock hasn't made its way into a tiny pocket on a t-shirt or into a little pocket on a 2T pair of pants. Rocks, it seems, are everywhere, and Hudson is an expert at collecting them, throwing them, and drawing with them.

Down the street and around the corner is the edge of town...for now. The area was once a field, and now it is a HUGE pile of dirt and rocks. There is a new sign announcing an upcoming development project, and eventually the dead-end street may connect to the highway! For now, the area is the perfect place for a little boy.

On our way to the dirt and rock pile, Hudson examines rocks of 
various shapes and sizes that have made their way to the sidewalk...
 
 

...and gets really excited about his favorites!

The dirt pile begins with a TON of gravel...

...and it is a lot for Hudson to think about!

(Did I mention there is tall grass, wheat, and sticks, too?)

"Bye bye, rocks!" I'm sure we'll see you again soon; )

Monday, March 24, 2014

2 Years - Week 9 - St. Louis


Hudson and I had a GREAT time celebrating St. Patrick's Day with my Rolla BFFs! 

We are so so so lucky to have these friends in our lives, and I truly can't imagine what life would be like without them. I usually get to see a handful of Rolla friends throughout the year, but the once a year we have a bigger celebration. This year's celebration fell near St. Pat's - the BEST time of the year: )

During our short visit, we... 

Visited Maddy and Katie...



Played and hung out in Kara and Steve's AWESOME yard...

Made funny faces...

Went to the downtown STL parade...

Lined the little leprechauns up on the couch...
video

Played in the yard some more...

Sat around the fire pit...

Kept the fraunties busy...

Played trains and figured out some puzzles...

The time went by SO fast, and we said a teary goodbye Sunday after lunch. After several days of laughter (and way too many conversations about Costco!), I feel refreshed and a little bit more like myself. I miss these friends SO much, but I am so so so thankful that they are still a special part of my life.