Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Weekend

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Poor things...

You know it's past time to do laundry when you look up and see this...

Both boys wearing their sister's panties. **sigh**
Because in their words... "we doan hab no mo unna weyah!"

Looks like some one also needs to clean the front of the dishwasher too!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

His latest obsession

It's been well documented throughout this blog that my oldest son, Monkey Do, has a love of accessories. For instance, he fell in love with a pink Easter bonnet, he often enjoys wearing a bicycle helmet, or a floppy cowboy hat, sunglasses and sock hats are really nothing new for him, top hat? oh yes, thank you so much, and even his sisters shoes... yes, he adores them all!! (which is really funny because he has the gruffest voice of the bunch... except when he says, I lusch you too!)

Anyway, this is his newest obsession.
A thrift store blazer.

Bought with a pilot's hat, for the specific purpose of adding boy clothes to the dress up attire. For months, he has wanted nothing to do with it. Apparently now, it is a perfect fit. He wears it all.the.time. These photos are from 3 consecutive days of me waking up to Monkey Do dressed so dapperly. He sure is a handsome little thing, isn't he?!

I love him dearly... what's not to love?!!

But, I did, however, draw the line at bedtime when he put in on over his footed pajamas and declared, "nite-nite!" to us all. (Although, he still does sleep in his baseball cap.)

Mercy, I wonder what's next!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


** Warning- long post, full of pictures!! Proceed with caution!**

One of my favorite songs kind of sums of how I feel right now... what a great weekend!

Blessed - Martina McBride
I get kissed by the sun
Each morning
Put my feet on a hardwood floor
I get to hear my children laughing
Down the hall through the
Bedroom door
Sometimes I sit on my
Front porch swing
Just soaking up the day
I think to myself, I think to myself
This world is a beautiful place

I have been blessed
And I feel like I’ve found my way
I thank God for all I’ve been given

At the end of every day
I have been blessed
With so much more than I deserve
To be here with the ones
That love me
To love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed

Across a crowded room,
I know you know what I’m thinking
By the way I look at you
And when we’re lying in the quiet and
No words have to be said
I think to myself, I think to myself
This love is a beautiful gift

This week was fantastic! My husband celebrated his birthday and had lots of fun. It was nice to see him relaxing and soaking up some time with the kiddos on his special day.
Hubby and his favorite birthday cake... chocolate, chocolate chip! Puddin said, "YUMMMM!"

We grilled out for his birthday dinner and just had a relaxing- chore free day. Price*less!
Hubby and co. relaxing in the pool!

blowing out his candle and making a wish

Monkey See digging in...

Monkey Do cheesin for the camera- again!

Bud and hubby before opening presents!

Bud decided he loves ice cream!

Daisy said she'll stick with the chocolate cake!

Today was a whirlwind, but good kind of day too.
After church we raced home to prepare the kids for a babysitter. Puddin had her annual dance recital today so we had to drive to Nashville, and be on time.
Thankfully, we made it! The other kids were excited to spend time with the babysitter too!!!
Puddin danced so beautifully! And, Hubby even danced too! What a special Father's day gift! The school decided to have the girls and daddies have a special dance in the recital, it was so, so precious! They danced to My Girl.
How appropriate!
And yes, I cried.
It was so special to me, I can only imagine how special it made Puddin feel!!
Just the look on her face when she saw her daddy heading on to the stage was worth a million dollars!
warming up before the show...

one last practice!

My Girl

March of the Daddies!


The big lift!

2nd number~ Rockin Robin!... very cute!

curtain call
I also got to spend some time with my step dad since he spent his Father's day at a dance recital in Nashville- God love him!
And I was able to talk to my daddy on the phone. Not as good as in person but I was so grateful that I was able to spend a little time with him last weekend instead.

Now, my sweet family is sleeping and I just feel BLESSED beyond measure.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Special Day!

I am so blessed to have found you.
You are everything I could have ever asked for ;)
I love you dearly.

Happy Birthday to my amazing husband!
May this birthday be the best ever and the year full of blessings!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Trying again...

So, since I never heard from Gypsyzmom, I re-entered the numbers in and we have a new winner! Congrats to Glittergrits! I hope your cousin likes the Puddin Pop kid you chose! Email me at mhudspeth at msn dot com with your address and I'll get your Puddin Pop Kid shipped out this week!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

** Gypsyzmom, please contact me to claim your Puddin Pop Kid! I have no way of contacting you to arrange shipping! Try to contact me before Tuesday please!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

We have a winner!!!

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments! Ya'll are so sweet! I'm glad you like the little Puddin's so much and I hope they will be a blessing to those who receive them!

We just got back from the grocery store, at 3:00 in the afternoon, with no nap. Yes, you heard me right... NO NAP!!! Some days I wonder if I haven't lost my mind! the kids were great in the store, except for one little monkey found that freedom to run down aisles in grocery stores can be very exciting!! So, that little Monkey missed out on getting a free balloon as we left the store.
Anyway, all in all they were great, until we got home. Then chaos set in because I had to get dinner started (in a hurry- we have family coming to visit and I was waaaaay behind on starting the BBQ today). Plus, I had a couple of stinky babies that needed a diaper change and 3 very crabby older kiddos who were just grating on each others nerves. So, I sent them all to bed... @ 3:30 in the afternoon! Crazy, I tell ya!
Actually, their not sleeping, I hear them jumping on their beds right now. Anyway, it buys me some time to start the BBQ and finish up the giveaway!
There is always a method to my madness.

So.. the giveaway...
I went to and plugged in my info and the winning # was comment 13!!! Yay Mandy!!!
Mandy says, "I love the puddin pop dolls too but the dream pillow is precious!!!!! So sweet, I might just need one for myself, LOL."
Now, in the interest of full disclosure I must say, Mandy and I are real life friends and she has 2 Puddins already! She is also a mommy of multiples+one, aka, twingles! (very cute, I know).
So, because I know Mandy in real life and this is my first giveaway, and stress make me extra generous, I thought I'd plug in the stats again and give away another one as well!!
So, yep, we have 2 winners!!!
Winner #2 was comment #12!! Gypsymom!!
"It's SO hard picking just one favorite, because I really love them all, but if I had to choose one I'd say the small Puddin Pop (girl) in light pink chenille with purple floral fabric skirt and purple ribbon. She has light blonde hair styled in a bob and pulled back with a purple ribbon.
brown eyes. Her belly says:
She who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty.Psalm 91:1"

So, Gypsymom, email me your address and I'll get your little Puddin shipped on Monday. And Mandy, shoot me an email and let me know a good time to stop by for your special delivery too!!
(mhudspeth at msn dot com)
Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Puddin Pop Give away!!

Ok- so I'm new to this whole give away thing, and I'm not really sure of how all of the "rules" work, so bear with me!
Here's how this one will work. Go visit the Puddin Pop Etsy Shop and check out the goodies. Choose a favorite.
Come back here and leave me a comment.
On Friday I will randomly select a winner!!
Sound good?? :)

I have much to share and I know I have been absent a lot lately, but life is busy and the sun is shining and well, we've just had a lot of stuff. I hope to catch up on some blogging this week and share some funny stories and adventures we have been having.
Until then, have a blessed day!!

PS- I have several emails to answer as well... I promise I will get back with you!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What Happened??

Ok- something weird is happening with my blogger stuff again.
I have my comments set to be moderated and they are supposed to go my inbox first... they haven't been.
When I finally found them this morning I hit "publish" but now see that they have disappeared! Gone off into blogland somewhere forever!

So, I had 4 comments this morning and 2 were for custom orders... if one of them was for you- I am sorry!! Please just email me directly at mhudspeth at msn dot com and I will get back with you that way! I will need the size, fabric (chenille or minky), color and hair style and color/texture, eye color and Bible verse. If you want a name on the back please specify that as well.

OH- BTW- on PINT SIZE PUDDINS I can no longer do pig tails. Sorry! It's just too much hair for a little itty bitty head and it tends to cause a lot of problems in the creation process. So PINT SIZE PUDDINS ONLY COME IN BOBS these days.

Thanks for understanding!
Have a great day!!