Sunday, December 20, 2009

Family Picutres

This past week, my talented sister-in-law, Jane, took our family pictures. However, Mr. Daniel was not a happy camper and did not cooperate at all. (This is what happens when he stays up until 11p the night before because of your husband's work Christmas party and still wakes up at 7:15a...needless to say, when when finished the shoot, Daniel fell asleep on the way home and ended up taking a 4 hour nap!!) Even though he was pouting the whole time, some of my favorite picture are the ones where Daniel is fussing. It doesn't bother me that we didn't get a great family portrait because these pictures tell the story of how the day really was...fussiness and all.

This is my favorite picture!

I will post more soon, but Blogger is being stupid. I will try again in the morning. Pictures

These are from Celebration In the Oaks in New Orleans. We went with Gigi and Poppy. The whole ride there we had been telling Daniel about the choo choo train that he was going to ride....he is obsessed with trains, so he was very excited. He kept saying, "Ride choo choo train....we go ride choo choo train." Well, we get there, and due to the ridiculous amount of rain we have had, the train wasn't running. My heart sank, and I wondered what I would tell Daniel...I dreaded having to tell him. I was able to stall with a few rides on the carousel. Still wondering how to tell him, we walked past the little ladybug roller coaster, and I got an idea. But, as I was reading the sign, I saw he was too short, and my hopes were dashed. I was telling Daniel we couldn't ride because he was too short, and the an running the ride said he could go as long as a parent went with him. Hallelujah!!!!! We headed for our "train" ride, and Daniel had a blast! Thank goodness for roller coasters!

This is my Obi-Wan-Ke-Daniel.

Chillin' during the Saints game. mom's cat.

My cute on the swing.

Hey Jealousy.....sitting in Halle's carseat.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TodaysMama Meme

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
a job for Adam, a house in the near future, a sewing machine, a Cricut expression, and a sibling for Daniel
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
Hard to choose...I would say the awesome goodie basket my sister gave me last year.
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
Homemade cocoa mix in cute jars or mugs
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
probably either my Barbie Dream House or my CD player
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
from his mouth: a puppy and a ball. I think he would love anything Thomas or Cars
6. What is your favorite holiday food?
I love ALL holiday foods! I kinda prefer the "real" food over the desserts.
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
I will be lucky if I get my Christmas cards done...I have some left from last year that never got mailed....OH, I made an ornament wreath (thanks for the idea, Lauren!)
8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
A Christmas Story
9. Favorite holiday song?
O Holy Night sung by Martina McBride
10. Favorite holiday pastime?

Getting to hang out with family and playing games.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Haircut

He's not my little baby anymore!! :-(

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our Week in Review

We have had a pretty busy week here at the Huddleston homestead. Last Saturday was the big game...LSU vs. Florida. While the outcome wasn't what we hoped, we at least have a cute picture of our little tiger stomping on a gator!

On Monday night, our friends, the Mangums, hosted FHE/baby shower at their house, complete with bonfire, hot dogs, and s'mores! Daniel was mesmerized by the fire...and made me a VERY nervous mommy. Luckily, he never got too close. He loved running around with the older boys...he was always trailing behind, but that didn't bother him one bit!

I have started watching my niece Halle twice a week so her mom can go back to work part-time. I was a little worried at first that Daniel might get jealous or feel a little neglected, but that is totally not the case. He LOVES that little girl! As soon as she gets to our house, he yells, "Baby!!" and holds his arms out so he can hold her. He likes giving her hugs and kisses thoughout the day. If she gets upset or starts crying, Daniel is the first one there to see what is wrong. Once I was in the kitchen when Halle started crying, and Daniel came and grabbed my hand and led me to her saying, "Baby Halle. Baby Halle." He is like her little guardian!

Today, Halle had a little projectile vomiting episode. Daniel got so upset that he started crying. Picture me sitting on the couch holding Halle, she spits up all over herself, me and the couch. Daniel freaks out. I put Halle down, and I am trying to clean Halle, the couch, and myself all while Daniel is crying hysterically trying to get me to hold him. In the midst of all the drama, sweet Halle is laying on the couch with a look on her face that says, "Ahhh, I feel so much better!"

On Wednesday, Daniel and I went to the Pumpkin Patch with our friends Janel and Kate. He had a blast! When we first got there, Daniel headed toward the small petting zoo. There was a cow, pony, goat, pig, some rabbits, and a turkey (I think). He loved getting up close and personal with the animals.

Best Buds.

Next was a little eductional bit about pumpkins, but I didn't hear it because Daniel wasn't interested...he was more interested in riding the mini tractors. After that, the kids had the run of the place. There was a field where you could pick out your pumpkin.

There was also a huge inflatable pillow type thing that you could jump on...of course we had to check that out!

And endless photo-ops...

Almost 3 feet tall!!
The gang.

A tire swing made to look like a horse...clever.

Two more random pictures...then bedtime.

Chillin' in the ball pit.

Talking to himself on Aunt Kristi and Uncle Steve's phones.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Big Brother Role...

Daniel has taken on the role of big brother for his sweet baby girl cousin, Halle. Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Our Week...

On Tuesday, we had a kiddie pool play date at a friend's house...complete with leftover potluck lunch! I don't know what is with Daniel's face in this picture, but I thought it was funny!

Daniel and Kate jumped right took Liam a little longer to warm up.
On Wednesday, we hung out at home. Daniel is obsessed with the movie CARS. It is on repeat in his room all day long. He doesn't necessarily watch it all day, but it just has to be on. My mom even has a copy at her house because we forgot it at home and Daniel threw a fit! He ran up and down the hall screaming, " I want Cars! I want Cars!"

On Thursday morning, we walked the LSU Lakes with Aunt Jane and Halle. Daniel did surprisingly well...he usually hates being in the jogging stroller! He laughed hysterically when he saw some funny squirrels chasing one another, and when we saw soemone walking with a dog, he immediately sat up and said, "Puppy! I want puppy!" Talk to your daddy about that one, boy!

Here it is Fridy already. Trying to straighten the house and one minute, they are helping you clean....
The next, they are making a mess!
I love this crazy kid!

On another note, does anyone have any idea why these pictures are posting all fuzzy? They don't look fuzzy normally.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Random Pictures

This is why Daniel was cranky when he woke up from his nap....he fell asleep before he ate any of his lunch!

Adam and Jake after working hard on mudding and priming Jake's music room...complete with recording studio.

Playing MegaTouch with Gigi

Playing Track Mania witht he boys...this kept Daniel occupied while we were making candles.


Park Date

Showing Daddy his owie.

He did laps around the park pushing this dumptruck.

Checking out what is on the other side of the fence.

Such a daddy's boy!

Thanks Marianne!!

My sister-in-law's mom embroidered these for Daniel. Thanks Marianne!! He loves them!

Candle Making


Color Blocks

Cutting the wax

Pitchers for heating the wax

Melting the wax

Our first orders!!!

Prepping the containers

We've got candles!

Some of the finished products...actually, these are samples to give out. Ignore the one with the gouge at the sister did that!

Our first money in the bank!!