We had a wonderful day celebrating our nation’s independence. The only thing that would have made it better is if Todd had been with us. It was just a great day of time with family, relaxing, and eating great food!
My mom and I fixed a big breakfast and then we just kind of chilled out. Hudson is still potty training (and things are going really, really well!), so we’ve been staying close to the house. I’m so happy I decided to potty train while we’re visiting my parents. Having an extra set of hands to occupy Hayes has been so great.
Hudson ran around my parents’ yard and played in the sprinkler and ate some watermelon. Does anything say summer time better than running through the sprinklers in your underwear while eating some watermelon?
Then Hudson wanted to play in the big baby pool in the backyard, so we got that all set up for him. It was a little cold, but he had a good time. My dad and I sat out there with him.
Hudson is so funny right now. He is very, very spirited and is constantly talking. He is always either asking questions or just providing commentary on stuff. Our biggest issue in the 3 year old stage is the back-talking. I know that this is payback for the way I behaved growing up.
But he is also so, so sweet. He explains things very well and is so tender-hearted. His little feelings get hurt so easily, so I always do my best to explain to him why he is in trouble or why I can’t pick him up and hold him right that second. I just love him so much!
On Monday, we were flipping channels on the TV and came across White Fang the movie. I remember seeing it in the theater as a kid and just crying my eyes out. But Hudson wanted to watch the wolves, so we watched it. He didn’t move for the whole movie. He absolutely loved it. So, of course, we have watched in 5 times in three days. When he came in from swimming today, he wanted to lie down on the floor and watch White Fang again.
After an amazing home cooked lunch by my mom (seriously amazing!), the boys went down for long afternoon naps and my parents and I all got a nap, too. It was glorious. When we woke up, we got everyone fed again and got dressed to go watch the fireworks in Muncie.
We had to go a couple of hours before the fireworks started, so I was worried that the boys would be so tired and so bored before the fireworks began. But they really did great. It helped that they had late naps and they had lots to entertain them. Hudson loves to play games on the iPhone.
And Hayes just kind of toddled around our little area and smiled at everyone. I couldn’t believe that he stuck it out for so long.
And both boys loved the fireworks. Hudson went bananas went they started going off. He could not stop laughing! He was dancing around and just laughing. I couldn’t believe how excited he got.
And I fully expected Hayes to get upset over the loud noise, but he just sat and looked up at the sky the whole time. I was so excited that they both loved it so much.
I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful holiday! I have a delicious summer dessert recipe to share with y’all later!