Thursday, August 28, 2008

Say cheese Hudson... you have 2 new teeth!

While on vacation @ Rosemary beach Hudson got his first 2 teeth! YES that is right.. not 1 tooth but 2 teeth! These two new additions to his face make his smile even brighter!

Ella's new rain boots

A few months back Chrissy and I bought Ella a new rain coat and rain boots. Yesterday Ella found the boots in her room and decided to put them on. Just so happens that yesterday it was raining... Ella was in heaven as she tried out her new attire. She thought jumping in puddles was the most wonderful thing in the world. Following her puddle jumping... we went to Chick-Fil-A. Ella got everyone's attention with her rain gear.... especially when she would not take off her rain coat to eat!
So as one should guess... this morning we woke-up and what did Ella want to wear? Those rain boots... except there is one problem... it is not raining today. So here we are with our little Ella in rain boots on a bright sunny day.

Rosemary Beach 2008

It is hard to believe that it has been most a year since Chrissy and I have taken a vacation. This year we followed our new tradition of going to Rosemary Beach, Florida. We love Rosemary! We not only had a new addition to our family for this vacation.... our little Hudson.... we also had The Abernathy's join us. Jason and Becky are two of our closest friends here in Birmingham. Becky and I have been friends since college... she is the children's photographer who has taken the wonderful photos of our kids. Jason and I have become really great friends. We workout @ lunch together 3 to 4 times a week. The Abernathy's have a little girl named Ava. Ava is 2 months older than Hudson. Realizing that our vacation would not be a vacation without some type of help with our children.... we asked Chrissy's mom Gloria to come with us. Jason's mom Judy came along to assist them with Ava. We had a wonderful time together. One of the highlights of the trip was the nightly double dates that Jason and I could have with our wives. While the grandmother's watched the kid's during naps and bedtimes we were able to enjoy spending time together as couples.
We were able to ride our bikes to places like the market, shopping areas, coffee shops and even awesome dessert shops!
Rosemary is the perfect place to have a true since of coastal living.... just riding a bike everywhere.

While the kid's were awake...much of our coast living was spent riding a golf cart. All three kids.. especially Ella.... loved the golf cart.

Two awesome wives... and wonderful mothers!

One Day @ the Beach

One day @ the beach was all we could do. We went to the beach on our first day.... after day one... the beach was only a memory. Ella loved the beach on Sunday.... then was scared to death of it on Monday. So our time at the beach was great... but limited to a meer three hours. The rest of the week as life @ the pool.

Fun in the Sun with Mommy and Glo Glo

The phrase "Fun in the Sun" with a 4 1/2 month old and a 22 month old takes a whole new meaning. Much of our vacation was sent attending to the needs and demands of our two kids. Hudson... always needing a nap and Ella.... always wanting to walk up and down the stairs connected to the pool.

Pool fun with Daddy

Vacations are divided in the Skelton home... Chrissy enjoys the sun.... and I enjoy the water. I could live in the ocean and pool while on vacation. Chrissy on the other hand loves nothing more than enjoying a nice warm baking in the sun. While @ the beach I spent a majority of the time entertaining one child in the water while Chrissy cared for the other child on the land. These photographs give you a little insight on what happened in the pool.....

Monday, August 11, 2008

A sister's love....

Ella loves her brother.... kissing him is one of the sweetest things we have ever seen! Hudson has become Ella's favorite person. Each morning as she wakes... he is the one who she is alway wanting.

A happy and growing boy...

Chrissy and I are so blessed! Hudson is following in the footsteps of his sister...sleeping from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day! Also much like his sister.... he also puts himself to sleep! Hudson is now 17 lbs ... ranking in the 95% on height and weight. Chrissy said that he takes after his father.... hopefully this means "tall"! :)
Hudson's smile for us is contagious! We can't help but smile every time he smiles.

Our Little Miss Personality

Ella is growing in every way.... spiritually (she loves to pray... if anything she holds Chrissy and I accountable before eacth meal!).... physically (she loves to run...and climb on everything) and mentally ( her personality and memory has developed greatly over the past few weeks!).
Ella has become such a friendly little tot.... talking seems to be her gift... much like myself! As you can see in these photos...the term "Ella Grace" could be defined as Miss Personality.

Ella wants to know... "If she can wear your shoes?"

Ella has a new hobby in life.... wearing our shoes! She loves the challenge of trying to walk around the room with her minature feet in our oversized shoes. The term "falling" seems to go well with this new hobby. (Also, As you can see in the photos... Ella got a haircut! Her first one...Chrissy and I aren't excited the baines.... but we have come to the conclusion that they will grow out. Looks like we will be purchasing more hairbows! Yep Yeee! )