Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Guys

Every single day I think about blogging and documenting all of the amazing and hilarious things I get to do with my guys.
Things are really busy and crazy and I am super tired, but I am confidant that these are some of the best years of my life and I just don't want to forget them. I have so much fun being a Mom and I am so nervous that when they grow up and leave my little nest that they will be typical boys and have very little to do with me
I don't know how I ever lived without him!
So I will start with my perfect, sweet amazing, happy adorable baby Fletch. Fletch! You are 5 months already! Whhhhhhhaaaaaaaatttttt????? You continue to be a TOTAL joy to be around. You are such a super duper happy boy. You smile all of the time, and when you are not smiling, you are calm and content. You let your brothers rough you up showing you all sorts of love and grace them with your dimpley smile. Hudson is particularly OBSESSED with you. He carries you around and if I am busy doing something while you are upset he is VERY quick to scold me. The other day in fact You were crying upstairs and I was downstairs finishing something that I needed to do. Hudson got out a bottle, put water in it , mixed formula up and tried to feed it to you as he figured you were hungry. He prays prayers of thanks for you everyday.
Baby Fletch LOVES his Dad

Future Mrs. and Mr. Heath (Lizzie Depew)
Adorable outfit from Auntie Leanne

 I owe you a huge thanks right now as just last week you decided to start sleeping through the night!!!!! It has been amazing. You love your night time ritual with Daddy. You have a certain green fuzzy blanket that you are obsessed with and Dad has the perfect touch to get you to sleep. We have to make sure you are on your belly as you are most definitely a belly sleeper(tisk tisk, I know)
Lately you are continuing to teeth. Your little teeth are so close to cutting, I just want them to come through so bad so you will get some relief.  I am not sure if this is a result of chewing on your fingers or not, but you have become a thumb sucker. Both me and your Dad both sucked our thumbs, so I am trying to break you of your adorable habit.

This past week I was in the line at Dollarama, and a lady turned around and said you looked like Pee Wee Herman. I am assuming it was in regards to your hair. After telling your Dad about that he convinced me it was time to cut your hair. You have rubbed off most of your hair so the only really long part is in the middle and it was definitely really long.
Lastly, I have to brag, you LOVE  your Mama. You light up when I am around and it is so so heartwarming. You smile at me all of the time and I am honestly just obsessed with your dimples and squishy chubb.  Sometimes I will be busy scurrying around and I will look at you and you are looking at me with a huge smile and I wonder to myself how long you have been smiling at me. You are just the best and I am so so so grateful for you Fletch! I love you!!!!

I always wanted a baby with dimples:)
Now on to sassy sir grumps a lot Cooper. Well terrible twos has been living in our home for the past couple months. My sweet perfect, kind Coopy has turned into the biggest Sass. He gives his big brother and his Mama quite the attitude. "You not listening to me Mom".Cooper instead of using his sweet timid little voice now yells and demands, non stop.It has been such a change. I am thankful for the time I have with my Coopy while Hudson goes to school. It has been fun getting to spend one on one time with him even if he is bossing me around and being grumpy with me most of the time! Cooper loves his toys, especially magnetix and small figurines. I love watching him use his imagination and play. Cooper has also started to enjoy coloring and drawing and painting. 99 percent of the time his body becomes part of the canvas.  Right now two random things that Coop is obsessed with are his rubber boots and gum(including disgusting chewed up gum)
The artist.

A face I see a lot of!
Stubborn 2 year old has to eat his "Donalds" the way he wants!
Cooper enjoys park visits, walks, and most of all playing with Hudson. When I asked Cooper who he wanted to invite to his upcoming birthday the only person he said was Hudson. If you ask Cooper who his best friend is, again, Hudson is the answer. I am so glad that my big boys have each other. One of my favorite sounds is when my guys are playing Skylanders in the playroom, and Hudson is patiently teaching Cooper how to play. Cooper's cackle echos through the house. It is truly the most beautiful music to my ears!
Another thing that Cooper and Hudson love is their nightly routine with Dad. Shane has been reading the scriptures with the boys, then he snuggles one boy first, then the other boy gets to say prayer first. Both have thrived off this part of their day, and each  is so so excited when it is their night to get snuggles first:)
Cooper has a special love for his Auntie Jodie and his cousins. He has been able to see them quite a bit, and just LOVES to be spoiled by all of their love and attention.

BFF'S Coopy and Cass!!

Now on to my super sneaky smart Hudster!
My sweet Hudson has ADHD. Recently he has started medication that has been an absolute blessing in all of our lives. Hudson's "listening medicine" has given him a teeny bit of reprieve from some of the difficult symptoms of this condition. We have been waiting for him to be in school to start medication, and honestly it has just been the best thing ever!!!!
Hudson is thriving with school. He loves school. He is excited to go to school each day and loves to show me his creations when he gets home. I love to hear all of his stories and get to know all of his cute little classmates.

Yellow Day and Crazy Hat/Hair day

Rainbow Huds!
Best Buds already!

Hudson's teacher is an angel. She is great with Hudson and each day when I pick Hudson up we review his day to see if he has had a "Shazam Day" or not. This method has been really effective for him. Hudson has already made a few buds in his class. David Siakuluk and Sarah Hinman are in our ward, so it is fun that he knew them already, but there are a few other friends that Hudson has met that he is so excited about! Antonio and Noah are a couple of boys who Hudson talks about a lot. I found it really hard at first to get into the routine of getting all of the boys ready and off to school on time, but now I am really liking it. I love our little schedule and I LOVE afternoon school. (I have no idea how we will get him to school on time next year!) Hudson also has home reading. It is fun spending that one on one time with my boy and watching him learn to read.
Now that Hudson is able to concentrate longer and he is learning so much at school he loves to sit at the table and draw and write letters ect. One day I was going through some of his notes I noticed one that said "Hudson loves Jorja". I could not believe my eyes. There is a cute girl named Georgia that is in one of the other kindergarden classes. She always comes and talks to us and Hudson has mentioned her a few times. I had noticed one day she said hi to "Hudsy" and Hudson started blushing, but didn't think much of it. Well, when I asked Hudson about his note he couldn't even speak. It was hilarious. He denied it and was so embarrassed. The next day Georgia said hi to Hudson and he hid his face. I asked him why he didn't say hello and he responded that he did not know. So funny. We are having lots of fun teasing our boy about his first crush.

Drawing Mickey Mouse:)

My boys play NON STOP with these! Best toy ever!

 We are trying to enjoy the last few beautiful days of fall with lots of Park visits. We are so loving the school park finally being built.
Just this past week our renters moved out of our condo so Shane and I are busy trying to figure out a few renovations so that hopefully we can sell it and prepare to move out of our duplex. I know it is time to move and I am really done with this place, but at the same time I feel a bit bratty being annoyed with still being here. I don't have to look far to see so many people who would love to live in my home. I do want to move very badly but at the same time, I am thankful for the blessing of being able to even own a home in our crazy market!
I am sooooo not looking forward to these renos. I just hope that we are able to get them all done with the least amount of stress possible.
Shane was recently released from his calling in Young Mens and is now the Gospel Doctrine teacher at church. Shane LOVED working with the youth and was quite sad to have a new post, but he is extremely knowledgeable and is a great teacher(especially since he is teaching the old testament) so the ward is lucky to have him. I am still teaching the 8 year old kids in Senior Primary and I love it.

One little activity that we participate in each fall is our church's annual food drive for the Edmonton Food Bank. This year we brought all of the boys out to hand out our flyers. Hudson was a major CHAMP. He was so excited to serve. He literally ran from house to house. It was amazing explaining to him why we were doing that and how it could help so many people who were in need. The day we went to pick up the food, we really did not expect very much food, but we were pleasantly surprised. Hudson even spotted food on doorsteps that we missed. He was just so eager to help and it was great having that experience with him. It is a tradition that I love and I sure hope we can do it for years to come!
 One other challenge Shane and I are participating in with My sister Jodie, Leanne and my Mom and Dad is trying to finish the Book of Mormon before Christmas. I have not read the Book of Mormon in a long time and have LOVED reading it again. It has already blessed my life in many ways. I know it is a true book, so every time I read it I just feel so thankful for it. I have not established a schedule and don't read every day, but I read when I can and when I make time and it has just been awesome. I am confidant that I am in the lead:)
This week is Cooper's birthday, so hopefully it will not be such a long time between posts:)

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