Saturday they had free rides from 10 AM til 11:15. So, we took the kids and headed over. Hudson and Kendan had a blast! I realize Kendan looks terrified in a couple of pictures, but he loved every ride and didn't want to get off. Hudson is so tall that he could ride some of the big rides...like the high swings. It was such a fun morning.
Five years...can't be. My Hudson is 5, and we celebrated BIG! We had his party on September 4th at Turner Field. One of my dear friends and sorority sister, Missy, joined us and captured our day on film. We met at the Hank Aaron statue at 11:15 to distribute tickets. Then we all headed inside to the All Star Braves party room where we had hot dogs, chips, sodas, and cake! After our time in the party room was over, we distributed electric hand held fans, cracker jacks, and bottled waters for everyone to have during the game. The kids all received a Braves hat, a foam tomahawk, and a few tokens for Scout Alley. Game time was 1:35 and the Braves played the Dodgers. Braves won with a last minute run in the 9th inning! It was a GREAT game!!!!
We have a rather large family, so there were quite a few (33) of us in attendance. Here are a few of Hudson's guests.
After Sunday home games, the kids can go down and run the bases. So, Josh, Shawn, & Jace got the "dad of the day" award for standing in line with the kids so they could run the bases. They had to get in line in the 7th inning and the Braves scored all 4 of their runs for this game after the dads were in line...so they basically missed the game. They were trying to keep up on their phones. :) Below is a picture of Hudson running the bases.
It was a great day, and we had a great time! We were so glad we celebrated at Turner Field this year. It is a birthday he will always remember, and we have amazing pictures from that day! He told me that night that it was "the best birthday party EVER!" Totally made everything worth it!
And this is just a little sneak of what is to come. Missy and I discussed what I wanted to commemorate this mile marker for Hudson, and I told her I thought it would be amazing if he had like a comic style story board from his birthday party! She is still working on it, and I can't wait to see what she puts together! I love her style, and she is extremely creative! I think it will be a really cool piece of art for him to have.
Hudson is the sweetest 5 year old. He is smart, funny, loving, sensitive, and full of energy! He loves playing his Wii, riding his bike, playing outside, Batman, & Bakugans. He loves school and learning. He surprises us all the time with what he remembers and knows! He loves vegetables and could be a vegetarian. He loves Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, & Smurfs cartoons. He loves to wrestle with his daddy and help take care of his brother! He is pretty much the coolest kid I know. We are so excited to watch him grow, and feel so blessed that God picked us to be his parents!!! Happy Birthday, Huddy Buddy!!!
Two of my nephews live about 10 minutes from us. Everyone is so busy most of the time, but today I kept the boys for the afternoon and asked if they could spend the night. :) We played outside, played with mega blocks, played the wii, ate popsicles, played trains, played hide and go seek, and watched Veggie Tales! We had a great time, and I love that they are so close in age that they play well together! Fun Day...we'll see how the night portion goes. :)
*Oh and the pictures are with the retro camera app because my camera quit working...I'm in "talks" with Verizon regarding this situation*
We spent a while after dinner tonight playing outside. The kids love being outside, and they love being anywhere their daddy is! The weather was so nice. They played on the slides and swings, and Kendan's favorite part of the swing set is the steering wheel. He drives and beeps the horn. There is one picture where you can see him grabbing the wheel; he was saying, "noooo MINE!" :)
Hudson slid down the slide upside down and backwards, so of course Kendan had to try it that way too. :)
My friend, Missy, took some GREAT pictures for me at Hudson's 5th Birthday. I will blog about the party once I get the digital pictures. It was at the Braves Game on Sunday, September 4th. Click the link below to go to her web site. Then click Images for Sale and scroll down to Hudson's album. :) She really captured our day perfectly!!!!
Thanks Missy! I love your pictures and your friendship! I love the images you captured of my family and friends, and I appreciate you coming from your fun weekend to do this! I loved that I could just enjoy the party and didn't have to worry about whether I got the picture. :) I hope you plan on being available at every birthday my children have. Love you!
I am the wife to my very best friend and hero, Joshua, and mother to my precious children from God, Hudson and Kendan. My life is busy and blessed beyond measure. I love Jesus, and wish I was better at showing it. I love crocheting even though I'm not sure how to spell it. I love my family, Hawaii, jeeps, Welcome to Moe's, Destin, the Cosby Show, my church, watering my plants, the bird nest in my fern, my front porch swing, sweet tea, friends, good books, and a hard nap.