Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Our Weekend

We had an awesome weekend!  Our dear friends Dave and Beth from Indiana called us on Thursday and wanted to know if we wanted to meet them at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday.  We were free so jumped at the chance to see them.  The weather has finally gotten better here.  Hudson loved the animals.  He also loved being Mr Independent and walking everywhere - he wasn't too happy being in the stroller for long periods of time.  
We got lucky - the weather was perfect and a lot of the animals were out and somewhat active
I got this cool shot of Noel and the tiger

I really like this picture of Dave and Brian
Such a cute picture of Beth, Hudson, Noel and Elise
Elise on the carousel - such a cutie
Noel trying to figure out how the carousel works - already a mini engineer
Hudson LOVED riding!!!!  He was laughing and cackling and had the best time.  His expression was pure joy.  Brian and I said that this carousel ride will go down as one of our favorite memories of him.  
He waved at me every time he came around
So excited - he just couldn't contain his joy!
Standing in line to get on the train
Hudson gave out lots of hugs - he loved Noel and Elise.  He thought they were really cool.
He couldn't leave Noel out.  
On the train
Right before the ride started, Hudson decided he wanted to sit with Beth instead.
Taking a little break
Such sweet kids!
Hudson was starting to get really tired by this point - he lasted 5 hours at the zoo and fell asleep within a minute of being in our van.  We had a great day and it was made even sweeter getting to see our friends.  
Sunday before church
Sunday afternoon/early evening we met at our friends' Amanda and Chris' house for a casual get together.   After we all had a chance to eat we walked to the local park and let the kids play.

Last fall Amanda and I got these shirts for the boys from the Ralph Lauren outlet in Gatlinburg.  We even got them on clearance dirt cheap.  I wish I could have gotten better pictures of the boys together but they're both just too busy.
Madison and Hudson on the teeter totter 
Love this picture of us!!
On the teeter totter again
Elijah and Hudson
These three were excited to ride back in the wagon.  I love seeing the boys holding hands -I'm sure they'll both hate this picture when they're older

This one cracks me up!  
Too sweet and cute!

Such a great weekend spent with great friends!  We are loving the warmer weather!   Hudson is at such a fun age and is loving every new experience.  


  1. Hudson is starting to look so big.

  2. Looks like such a fun day! I'm so glad the weather is getting better. I can't wait to take the kiddos to the zoo!


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