Sunday, December 30, 2007
We had such a wonderful Christmas!! Hudson enjoyed all of his trucks and toys he got from family, friends and of course from Santa!! We started with a trip to Gilmer ( 12/20-12/23) It was fun to hang out with our family. When we go to Gilmer, we have 3 parties to attend: Mamaw's party (our immediate family- 20 people), the Big Dean Party (Papaw's brothers and sisters and all of their families- usually about 100 people), and the Bowden Party (Mamaw's sister and all of her side of the family- about 35 people). Hudson had a blast playing with his cousins and Ella was held by just about everyone- Paul and I got a break!!
We came home and did laundry, repacked and wrapped presents. We went to the Christmas Eve service at FBC Euless with my parents, Ryan and Jenn and Jenn's whole family. It was wonderful until Hudson saw the juice from the Lord's supper and started insisting that he have some, " Juice, Juice, Mommy." I offered to get him his sippy cup, but I didn't realize Paul had taken it to the back with him and Ella- so that just made things worse. Overall, he did alright. It was really entertaining!! Hudson did find a "book" (the Bible) under the seat to keep him busy for a while.
Christmas morning we woke up and opened Hudson's presents. He wasn't really awake and he was only wanting to play with the bowl and spoon from his stocking. So, Paul and I opened Hudson's presents. Ella slept through it all. It was all too exciting!!
About 11 is when we went to my parents house. After a wonderful traditional Christmas lunch we started opening presents. It was so fun. Hudson was tired, so he wasn't that interested in the gifts. If you have ever seen Plunko played on the Price Is Right, then you would understand what Hudson did over and over again. He had 2 things of Carmex from Paul and Ryan's stocking and my dad's set of screw drivers in their plastic wrap. He would sit on my dad's new tool box and drop the carmex down the front of it like Plunko. It was so funny to watch. We had a good time!!
Thanks Mom and Dad and Auntie Jen and Uncle Ron for everything- the kids are already sleeping with their new (stuffed) dogs.
We headed to Houston about 4pm. We ate a wonderful Christmas dinner then opened more presents. It was fun. Every year Paul's dad plays the hot/cold game with us to find our Christmas card. This year Ella and Hudson got to play the hot/cold game. We had so much fun!! Hudson loved his new Elmo laptop. I don't think he put it down all weekend. On Thursday we took a little trip to Kemah. We ate seafood and Hudson got to ride the "choo-choo" It was a little chilly, but loads of fun!!
Thanks Sam and Nadia for such a great time.....and for some female bonding time Nadia!!
We came home on Friday. We were able to stop and see my grandfather in Newby on our way home. He was sitting up in his wheel chair. I was so proud of him. He fell and broke his pelvis on December 9th and has been on bed rest since then. His goal was to be sitting up for Christmas dinner- and he met his goal. He chased Hudson around in his wheel chair and loved on Ella. This was our first Christmas without my grandma (Memaw). We all miss her so much, but we know she was able to celebrate with Jesus on this birthday. We said she got to go to His birthday party.
I know it is a lot, but we really had a great Christmas and I couldn't leave anything out. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family and great friends!! Merry Christmas!!
Posted by Amanda and Paul at 6:14 PM
Hudson pushing Kate on his new tricycle!!
Posted by Amanda and Paul at 5:06 PM
Monday, December 10, 2007
Hudson and Papaw over Thanksgiving break!!
This week I am so excited!! My brother Ryan is graduating from DBU this Friday. I am so proud of him. He has worked so hard on his degree. Jennifer has given up a ton of her time with Ryan and has given him such great support. Ryan has given it 110% I just can't tell you how proud I am of him. We are also celebrating Hudson's 2nd birthday. I can't believe he is 2 years old. It will be a fun weekend with family and friends!! We will definitely post pics of all of our activities!!
Posted by Amanda and Paul at 9:44 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2007
This is my new big boy bed!! I just love it so much!!
I just wanted to give you a quick up date from the Hosni family. Hudson went to a big boy bed this week. He has made the transition so well. He still won't get out of bed without calling out to "Mommy" or "Daddy". It is just about the cutest thing ever. Thursday night he laid down and patted the pillow next to him and said, "Mommy, night, night?" He wanted me to lay down with him and go to bed. He is just so cute!! I had to lay down with him the first night, but after that he has been a pro. So far, so good!!
Posted by Amanda and Paul at 12:04 AM
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Step 2: Apply the sprinkles
Step 3: Cut out fun Christmas shapes
Step 4: Eat, Eat, Eat!!!
As you can see, Hudson and his friend Kate enjoyed making Rice Krispy Treats with "Mrs. Mamy" as Hudson calls her. I love this last picture, Hudson is just looking at Kate like he loves her so much!! They are such good friends and are so precious together.
The past few weeks have been so busy!! For Thanksgiving we went to visit my grandpa in Newby. He is doing well. Mom took him back to the doctor this week. He is going to have to undergo a minor surgery to help him go to the bathroom....I won't go into details, but it will probably be before Christmas. So be praying for him and the family. The kids were great while we were there. We had a big spread with my whole family. It was such a good time!! Hudson slept in a big boy bed for the first time and loved it!! Then we drove to Houston for Thanksgiving night. We ate pizza and arabic food, well, Hudson and I ate pizza and everyone else ate arabic food for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a good visit with Paul's parents. They kept Hudson and Ella while Paul and I got to do a little shopping. We also went to Toys R Us and let Hudson play and look at Christmas and birthday presents. He is so cute and loves Elmo so much!!
This week has been busy as well. We had the women's dinner Monday night at church. It was amazing. Scott Cameron sang and John Meador (our pastor) spoke. It was a great time to fellowship with friends. Paul and I are involved in children's choir at church, so we had a late practice Wednesday night. By Thursday I was so tired, my teammate at school said it looked like I needed some rest. Luckily I was able to take off Friday- Paul went hunting and my mom was out of town, so I got to stay home with Ella and Hudson!! We had the best day just hanging out at the house. We relaxed and played and napped. It was so much fun to just be home with my kids. Paul is coming home tonight from hunting with Uncle Matty- Paul got a buck and a doe. He was excited about it!!
I know December will go by so quickly. Tuesday is Ella's 2 month birthday....Dec. 14th is Hudson's 2nd birthday, my brother is graduating from DBU on Dec. 14th (we are so proud of you Ryan!!) and that doesn't even include all the other Christmas activities. I know we will have tons of fun!!
Posted by Amanda and Paul at 5:28 PM