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The Freeman Family
Welcome to our family scrapbook - pictures and stories from our day to day lives... all the fun & laughter, trials & triumphs... ENJOY!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Remembering Summer...

Since we're officially into the Fall season, I thought I'd look back at a few of my favorite pictures from the days of summer 2008!
"Me & Cade are gettin' a little swimmin' pooly" -Hudson Freeman
The pool is ALWAYS a great place to hang out in the summertime! Both boys really enjoyed swimming this year. Here's Cade playing in our backyard wading pool. They had a blast playing in it on hot days, as well as going to some of our favorite BIG pools - Uncle Ru-Ru & Aunt Sa-Sa's, Mr. Russ & Mrs. Vicki's (especially if Katie was there!), and the country club. (They LOVED jumping off the diving board!) We're already looking forward to what they'll be able to show us next year!
"I pay sandbox, Mommy" -Cade Freeman
The backyard sandbox is also a HUGE hit with the boys! They LOVE to get in there and get dirrrrty! Ha, ha! Boys will be boys, but I love 'em!
"Moooom, I'm ready for a snack!" -Hudson
"I eat sack, Mommy" -Cade
Awwww... This is one of my favorites! Hudson & Cade are enjoying snack together in PawPaw's old recliner. Gran found the cute "Cars" shirts... and these brothers really are BEST BUDS!
"Up-heres, Mommy" -Cade
"MOM! Can I help?" -Hudson
My little chefs! Hudson & Cade LOVE to make (and eat!) pancakes! Making this "special" breakfast is one of our favorite weekend activities.
"Look at me!" -Hudson
"I got" -Cade
Silly, silly boys! Hudson & Cade love to get into Mommy & Daddy's closet! They love to play hide-n-seek in Daddy's shirts (which Daddy is not so fond of - ha!), and wearing around our shoes is a fun challenge for them. They actually do really well!
I'm reminded to enjoy every moment... they're all a gift.
"This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

Friday, September 26, 2008

And another new baby!

Introducing Wesley Howard...
Baby Boy #2 arrived to Aunt LuLu (Laurel) & Uncle Keith on Tuesday, 9-23. Wesley weighed 8 lb. 2 oz., and was 20.5 inches long! He is a handsome boy! We are thrilled that Wesley is here, and that mom & baby are doing great!
Wesley's big brother, Maddox, is very proud of him! He was so excited to introduce us to him when we got to visit on Wednesday! He will be a good helper for his mommy & Wesley.

We also got to visit baby Jesse this week. She is a sweet baby girl! Andi Cate & Brooks showed off their baby sister, then enjoyed playing with Hudson & Cade.

Hudson and Cade love all of their cousins, and have a super time playing with them every opportunity they get! We all are grateful to be back in Tennessee, and enjoying the "closeness" of our families!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another new baby...

On Thursday, 9-18, Uncle Ru-Ru (Ruste) and Aunt Sa-Sa (Sara) had Baby #3! Andi Cate and Brooks have a beautiful baby sister! Jesse Grace weighed 8 lb. 1 oz., and was 20" long. Everyone is happy and doing great! We are blessed to have another precious baby girl as part of our family!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Officially a "Soccer Mom"

Yes, it's true... I am officially a "soccer mom". Hudson had his first game on Saturday, 9-13. He had SO MUCH FUN! And he was very proud of himself, too. He's playing in a 3-4 year old league, so the kids ran around, they followed the ball, they kicked the ball, they made a few goals... It was great! Hudson would come by us and just smile & run! We are thrilled that he is enjoying himself... and we're enjoying watching him, too!

Hudson's cousin, Maddox, is playing soccer, too. (What cute soccer boys!) Both boys are blessed with a wonderful family that came out in full support for their first games this past Saturday. THANK YOU EVERYBODY! WE LOVE YOU!

Friday, September 12, 2008


"Back to school" has finally rolled around for us, and Hudson could not be happier about starting his new preschool! Hudson has always enjoyed going to "school", but in a new place with new people, we were a little unsure how it would go. Never fear! Hudson is having a wonderful time! HOORAY! He walked right in on Open House night, said HELLO to his teacher, and went to playing! On his first official day (9-3), I had to call him back outside his room to tell me "bye"! And after his first full week, he hasn't lost his enthusiasm. He brings home a folder everyday that lets us know how his day was behaviorally and we get to see his work. He LOVES going through his folder with us and telling us all about what's inside. We are so proud of our big boy!!!

Cade misses his big brother while Hudson is at school, but he's started attending a Kindermusik class once a week. He's being introduced to all kinds of things about music - instruments, play, dancing... Cade is having a lot of fun! We are so proud of our baby boy, too!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

The Freeman Family had a great Labor Day weekend!
We spent a few days over Labor Day weekend in Nashville. We went to see THOMAS THE TRAIN!!! We love Thomas! We even got to ride on "coaches" pulled by a real THOMAS engine! Uncle Grumpy (Ryan) and cousin Mia came, too. It was a hot day, but we had fun!
Then we spent the afternoon visiting at Uncle Grumpy & Aunt Sweetie's (Karen) house. Mia has a new baby brother, Eli. He's a sweet baby boy. We were so happy to meet him & to play with Mia, too. What an extra special day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Finally a website!

Well... It's September 2008... We have two children now, are living back in Tennessee, and I've just started blogging! HA! Friends & family now have an easier way to keep up with us! I'm really excited about doing this, but unsure how successful I'll be at keeping it up-to-date and posting pictures properly. Oh, well... a new adventure to go along with everything else! More to come soon...