Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hudson came to visit

Over Thanksgiving Hillary and Jason decided to take Davis to New York to celebrate the start of the holiday season in the big city. Since the weather back east is so cold and unpredictable, they decided to leave Hudson with us. We couldn't have been more thrilled! We love this little guy so much! Here we are on the airplane headed up to Pocatello. I'm not sure how I managed getting two sleeping kids on and off the plane but this is how he spent the flight. Sound asleep in my lap. So sweet!!! Mark and Husdon have always had a great bond. As soon as Hudson sees Mark, he gets a big grin on his face. If Mark doesn't pick him up, Hudson's feelings are definitely hurt. As you can see from this picture, Hudson snuggles right into Mark.
I love it! This is exactly what Sawyer used to do when he was that same age. Bright light!!!! Good morning sunshines!!!!
Sawyer loved every minute that Hudson was at our house. He would wake up ready to play, help feed him, get him dressed, make sure he didn't get any toys that were to small etc. He is going to be such a great big brother. As for Hudson, I know he missed his family but we sure loved having him.
I couldn't get a good picture of him in these silly glasses but he looked hilarious!
A little blurry but such an adorable boy! I just can't get enough of this sweet boy!!
We decided to make him this bed in between our bed and the wall so he would feel safe. He loved it!!! It was set up perfect! He slept almost every night without waking up. Doesn't he look precious!!!!
As we waited in the airport to fly Hudson home, Sawyer decided to tell him about all the pictures on the wall. Sawyer was in deep thought as Hudson was more interested in his bottle!
Sawyer and Hudson crawling around the airport. Sawyer was trying help him get around the airport so he could see everything. I really loved watching the two of them play.
Hudson pulled himself up on the chair in the airport. I think that is one of the first times he had done that. He pulled himself up and was trying to walk around the chairs. It was priceless!
We must have worn him out or maybe he was just getting rested because he new we were headed back to SLC to see mom, dad and Davis. All I know is this little guy has a personality that is contagious. He is happy, smiling all the time, loving, and so much fun to be around. We are so glad they asked us to watch him while they enjoyed the big city!

What a fantastic week we had with Hudson. We are more than happy to have the kids stay at our house anytime. Sawyer, thanks for being so nice to Hudson and helping take care of him. Hudson you are a sweet boy who makes everyone smile. Hill and Jason please send either of the kids up anytime. We love you all!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Brady's blessing

Sawyer and I headed to Cleveland for a few days to see our newest cousin/nephew Brady. We were so excited to finally see him in person, get to hold him, feed him, play with him and do all the fun things aunts and cousins get to do. We had so much fun playing and spending time with the entire family. We headed out not only to see Brady but to be apart of his baby blessing. It's such an important time to have support and love from family. We were so glad we could be there. Here is this beautiful little boy!

Brady Nicholas Sorensen Sawyer has recently been really interested in babies. He really can't wait to have his own baby brother or sister but for now cousins will have to do. He was so good with him. He was super soft and loved everything about him. I loved watching his gentle side come out. He is going to be a great big brother one day.
What better place to be than with Papa in the rocking chair.
Pucker up those handsome lips! You are to cute Brady!!!
All warm an cozy in grandma's arms. Precious!
I love this little guy! He is so sweet and lovable! Brady I hope you know how much your Aunt Kimmy loves you!
Sawyer and Heidi love to play together. They went missing for a minute but when we found them in Mitchell's room, they were in the corner playing with this wig. It was hilarious! Other than this one picture, everytime someone would look at them the wig would come right off. They must have been embarrassed. Such cute kids!
While in Cleveland we were lucky enough to go watch Ali in a gymnastics meet. She is turning out to be a fantastic gymnast. I love watching her and hearing about all the fun things she is learning. She did AWESOME!!!!
On the way to the meet. She didn't even seem nervous.
Papa told Sawyer a couple stories while we waited for Ali's turn to compete. As you can see he is really into the story. I wonder if he was hearing the story about the marshmallow man!!!
Caroline and Brady!

Listening intently to Papa's story. I love it!!

Ali ended up placing on all events and in the all round. She is truly a fantastic gymnast. I hope she continues to stay with it and love it!!!!
Ali and Caroline being silly girls like always! They had everyone laughing in their dress ups!!
The boys before the blessing. Mitchell, Brandon, Brady and Sawyer. How handsome!!!

Brandon has always been so good to Sawyer. You can see how much Sawyer really loves Brady and Brandon. Thanks for being so good to him!!!

All the grand kids that where able to make it to the blessing. Ali, Caroline, Sawyer, Heidi, Kennedy, Brady and Mitch.

After a wonderful blessing and great visit to Cleveland, it was time to head home. Haley and Brandon thank you for letting us be a part of such a wonderful occasion. We love you all so much and are so excited for Brady to be a part of such a wonderful family. He is so blessed to have such wonderful parents and siblings to love and cherish him. Congratulations!!!!

At the airport Sawyer found the kids zone! Good thing because we were stuck for a few hours. The perks of flying standby!!!

3,2,1 BLASTOFF!!!!! He loved this rocket!
The two of us having fun together. I love you so much Sawyer!!!

We had such a great time in Cleveland. Hopefully we can go back to visit early this summer. It's one of our favorite trips, so its definitely a must.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Katie and I!!! I can't believe we are 32!!!! SCARY!!!! Holli and Hillary decided we needed two cakes this year. We had this get together on one of our Wednesday visits. It's always nice when everyone can get together, even if it's just for 30 minutes in between driving carpools and taking care of kids. Love you all!