Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2 Years - Week 30 - Vehicles

This little boy LOVES trains, cars, trucks, and any other kind of vehicle! He spends a good portion of every day playing trains or driving vehicles around on his car mats! He even takes his travel trains and train tracks to Nick's kickball games: )

I found these brand new vehicle jammies at Goodwill, and he LOVES them - especially while reading The Little Dump Truck (video here!!) one of his favorite books at 2.5!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

2 Years - Week 29 - Big Brother Practice

Hudson has really been practicing to be a big brother!

For example, he's been:

Perfecting his peek-a-boo skills...

Climbing dirt piles while expressing his love for reading...

Pushing "Wittle Dwight" all the way to the park...

Washing dishes...

Giving "T" (aka E.T.) baths--and even wrapping him in a towel...

Playing nice with Arlo...

Climbing trees...

These are all--obviously--very important skills to have as a big brother. 
He's going to be GREAT! 
I can't wait: )


He has also had lots to say about the baby!

For weeks we talked about how Lisa was growing Baby Eagle, and we started to talk about Mama growing a baby, too. He thinks he's growing a baby (which he's going to name "Lolo," duh!") and even asked Claire if she was growing a baby! - "Claire grow baby, too?" Since finding out the baby is a boy, we've been talking about the baby and explaining things a little bit more.

Some recent snippets:

Me: Is your belly full from dinner?
H: No, Mama. Baby in my belly!

Me: Do you think the baby is a boy or a girl baby?
H: Girl!
Me: What do you think we should name her?
H: Cookie!!!

H: Play trains, Mama!
Me: I can't right now. I'm washing the dishes. 
H: Oh.
Me: Did you know that your little brother will probably play trains with you?
H: Little brother play cars, too?
Me: I bet!!!

{Hudson is very afraid of the street and cars lately: ( He was especially scared when pushing "Wittle Dwight" across the street in his stroller. He even cried and wouldn't fnish crossing when we saw a car...over 200 yards away. I told him that he'd be such a good big brother and that I knew he'd teach his little brother to be safe, too. A few days later...}
Me: You're going to be such a good big brother! I bet you'll teach your little brother so many things!
H: I teach little brother about the road. Cars coming, no cross!
Me: You're going to teach your little brother about how to cross the street?
H: No cars coming, go!

He likes to scare us every night when he wears his monster robe. He recently started trying to scare the baby, too! Ha!

Every night we have a "group hug" before bed. He now wants to have a group hug with Mama, Daddy, and baby: )

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2 Years - Week 28 - Baby A #2

We are SO excited to announce that Baby A #2 appears to be a happy, healthy little...


Even though he looks a little unsure...

I know that Hudson is going to be the BEST big bro <3 <3 <3

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2 Years - Week 27 - Birthdays!

What an exiting week this was! We celebrated Cookie's birthday...and Baby Eagle's actual day of birth!


In the morning on Sunday, August 20, Mom passed along that Lisa was in labor!!! Mom, Claire, and I checked our phones ALL DAY while we worked at 3120 and hoped that all was going well with Baby Eagle's arrival! In the evening, we received the news that we'd been waiting for!!!

Introducing Indigo "Indie" Eagle
(middle name TBD)...

She's SO cute, and we're LOVING all of her Instagram pictures! This one is my favorite so far...

Lisa was an absolue ROCK STAR, and I can't wait to read all of Indie's birth story on Lisa's blog! Way to go, Sister! SO SO SO proud of you <3 <3 <3

Hudson is SO excited to have another cousin! He made this sweet video as soon as he heard the news...

Welcome, Indie! We love you SO SO SO much already and can't wait to meet you in December!!!


A few days later, we celebrated Cookie's birthday! We brought food to Brandon Woods so that Grandpa could join us, and we had fun watching Hudson and Arlo run and run and run around the room! The next time that I told Hudson we were going to visit Grandpa, he said, "For Cookie's birthday party!?!" He had a blast: )