We had a really busy week and I put my camera to good use almost every day! This is what we’ve been up to…
Little Gym Ceremony
Hudson had his last class at The Little Gym for the semester. He is enrolled in a summer class and a fall class, but this was his last time in the “Bugs” class. I will miss all of the other sweet babies and I know Hudson will miss his friends that don’t move up to the “Birds” class with him.
He got to try out all of his tricks this week including forward rolls. He’s so good at tucking his head. He also loves doing flips on the bar and hanging on the bar!
At the end of the class, each baby got a medal from the teacher. Hudson was very proud!
I’ve posted this recipe before, but I made my go-to dessert recipe on Wednesday for a choir party at church. I made Paula Deen’s Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding. This is what I make every time I bring a dessert to a function. It’s quick and easy and it’s always a crowd pleaser!
Hudson’s First Balloon
I had to make a trip to Publix early on Wednesday morning and a sweet girl working at the store saw Hudson and offered him a balloon. He was pretty excited and played with that balloon the whole way home. He wasn’t so sure about it when we got home, so that explains the look of confusion on his face.
My friend, Lyndsey, and her husband and daughter were passing through Columbia on their way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend out of town. It worked out perfectly for them to stay the night in Columbia before getting up and driving the rest of the way. Hudson loves playing with Addison and we were able to pull out Hudson’s Jump ‘n Go that he had outgrown and Addison got to play in it. Hudson wasn’t so sure he was ready to share his toy, but Addison loved it!
Time with Lyndsey is never long enough, but we had a great little visit and can’t wait to do it again.
Birthday Party Planning
I’ll do a full post on how I’ve tried to stay organized with Hudson’s birth party planning, but I just wanted to show y’all where I’m “holding” all of his birthday party supplies. When the party gets a little closer I’ll start staging everything a little at a time so there isn’t as much to do on the day of the party. I was an event planner in my pre-SAHM days and I loved my job. But I love the events I plan for the people I love the most!
Reality TV Finale Week
American Idol: I used to be such a die hard American Idol fan. I was a little bored this season and I think it was because Simon was obviously checked out. I liked Lee and Crystal equally, but I really didn’t care which one was the winner. Crystal is more unique and I will definitely buy her record.
I cared so much more about the Simon farewell and tributes than any other part of the show on Wednesday night. I got choked up with almost every tribute. And when all of the former Idols (except David Cook- where was he?) came out and sang together I couldn’t stop the tears. (Am I a basket case or what?) It was so moving and I love that they all remember their roots and were willing to come back to thank one of the people that got them where they are today.
The show will not be the same without Simon Cowell. I am a huge fan and don’t find him to be offensive or rude. I think he’s honest and I think he’s always right.
I really like Kara DioGuardi and I think she does a great job at being honest and providing a strong, knowledgeable opinion. And the contestants can take her constructive critiques and do better the next week.
My only negative comment is that Paula should never ever attempt comedy again. It was sweet to bring her back and Simon obviously loves her, but she should sing, dance, or just come out and sit down.
Dancing With the Stars: Obviously my favorite couple, Erin and Maks, didn’t win. I was never a Nicole fan. The girl can dance like it’s her job– and it kind of was her job at one point– but I didn’t like her attitude and the way she acted like she had won after week 1.
Transition to the Sippycup
Because we’re almost done with formula (1 more week) and Hudson is a “big boy” now, we’ve been using a sippycup instead of the bottle during the day. Hudson has stopped taking his morning bottle and takes a sippycup of formula once in the middle of the day and takes a bottle at night. He still loves his night time bottle, but he also loves his sippycup. We found that he likes the straw better than the normal cup and it’s just so cute to watch him drink out of that straw!
I hope you’ve all had a great week and are looking forward to a relaxing Memorial Day weekend.
After receiving a few emails on the subject, I’m going to post my tips and tricks on how to travel on a plane or long car trip with a baby. I’m not an expert, but I can share what worked for us!