Thursday, February 12, 2015

Florida Vacation!

I have gotten a little bit behind on the blogging lately.  Lot's going on in life between family, work, getting ready to sell our house, and a new venture that I will share soon.

Monday January 19th we boarded a plane bright and early to head out to the sunshine state Florida!  I was a little nervous about the flight with Mila since she is now older and a bit more mobile, but both kids did great.  Hudson was ready to go as soon as we got on board, seat beat buckled, ready to depart.


We landed in Florida at 11AM to sunny and warm weather!


Excited to be in Florida to see Papa!

We lucked out while we were there with some great weather!  On average the temp's were in the high 60's low 70's, which is perfect for us Minnesotans :)

So happy to be outside in shorts and a tee shirt!

No trip is complete without a walk to the local Starbucks!


We spent 5 days at Clearwater Beach and both kids absolutely loved it!  Mila was a little hesitant at first but once she warmed up she was loving the sand and ocean.  Both kids had a great time running back and forth between the water and the sand area!





Somehow my mom got Mila to take a nap while we were at the beach......


One of our favorite places to eat is called Clearsky.  We usually like to grab brunch there and then walk over to the beach.  Love these pics of brother & sister walking back to the beach.



No trip is complete without watching the sunset over the ocean!



We also made a new friend in Papa's neighborhood.  Can you see him???



Such a fun trip once again!  Can't wait for our next trip back :)

Waiting to board our flight!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Best buds!


Love these two!  

It has been so fun watching them interact, especially these last few weeks as they are really starting to play together.  Hudson loves to sit on our stairs and read to Mila or they chase each other up and down the hall.  The new thing is she will "push" him on the train.  He is such a good big brother to her and she totally adores him!

Reading some books while mom gets ready

Snack time

Hudson's "stinkface"

Mila's cheesy smile

Watching the iPad at the Doctor's office

<3 This picture!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas cookies!

Sunday was the perfect day for a little Christmas baking!
In the morning we made the trip over to the Northfield Cub to pick up some gluten free sugar cookie mix as well as frosting and sprinkles to decorate.  Hudson also needed to pick up some carrots for the reindeer :)

Before nap we mixed up the cookie dough and went to work with our cookie cutters!  While the kids were napping we let the cookies cool so they would be ready to decorate.  As soon as they woke up we got busy decorating.


Very focused little man :)


Mila wasn't too sure at first.....

So Hudson decided to help her out

Then she decided she would prefer to just eat the cookie :)

Our finished products!

And one giant cookie!

Perfect Sunday Funday with my two little faves <3

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The North Pole

Sunday we took a train ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus on the North Pole Express!
Our excursion started at the St Paul Union Depot.  


Hudson was so excited about going on a train ride!  It also happened to be my older brother's birthday so we had the whole gang together to take the trip. 

Patiently waiting for our train to depart


Love his excitement!

Arriving at the North Pole!


Working on Santa's Sleigh


Who do we see up ahead.......

Santa Claus!!!

Here he comes!  Mila was so cute, she saw him coming, points and says "ho ho ho"

Giving Santa his letter


Mila preferred to observe from afar :)
Such a great experience!  When we arrived back at the train station they had goodie bags for the kids as well as hot chocolate and cookies.  Unfortunately Justin was unable to go as he was in class all weekend but we will for sure do this again next year :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mommy & Hudson date night!

Monday night Hudson and I had a little night out, just the two of us :)
I signed us up for a "cooking class" through the Northfield ECFE program.  Such a fun night we had!

Getting ready for our "cooking class"

The first station we went to was how to make a bird feeder
Prepping with peanut butter

Rolling on the bird seed.

Hudson wanted to hang this up outside as soon as we got home.  Unfortunately it was really dark out so I told him we would do it later today.

Next up was making a hot cocoa mix, yum!
Blurry picture because he was jumping up & down ;)

From there we decorated a gingerbread man (or baby as Hudson called it)


Last stop was a gingerbread house.  I think Hudson could have stayed here for hours adding more candy to his house.




We also made a trail mix snack, yum!

Such a fun night with my little man, just the two of us :)