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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!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Break Flowers

The kids helped me pick out and plant flowers today. I think they made some beautiful choices!
We started with the front flower beds... Cade selected the red with light green leaves & Hudson picked red with dark red leaves...
Hudson's choice for the back porch flower pots...
 Cade's choice for the back porch flower pots... yellow = his favorite color :)
 Thanks, guys, for your help!! I loved doing this together!

Spring Break Fishing

Today, the boys had their "dream Spring Break day" - fishing with Daddy! The fish were really biting today, and they had an absolute blast! Hudson's comment at the end of the day was, "This is the BEST day EVER!!"
This isn't a great picture of Hudson, but I love that you can see Cade fishing in the background :)
Thanks, Dad!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Break Zoo Trip

The kids always love a visit to the zoo! Cade has been asking for months to go back :). Well, it's finally spring break, and all 5 are us are heading to the zoo to see our "old favorites", and to check out some new exhibits, too!
"Cat Country" = our first stop. The new lion and one of the new lionesses was out. Cade was super excited! Here is a picture of one of the beautiful tigers...
 A "regular" jaguar, and a black jaguar...
 The 3 cutest kiddos I know!
 Inside the new dinosaur exhibit...
The T-Rex and Triceratops were very realistic! The T-Rex had "blood" on his teeth and claws from the "attack", and you could see the Triceratops' movement still breathing... cool!
 The grizzly bears have been in the pool playing - up close & personal :) - the last few times we've been. This is always a favorite stop...
 The camel rides are new, too... very neat!
 Hudson (7), Cade (5), Callie (2), Mommy
 "Daddy's Little Sunshine" wouldn't look at the camera for a picture :)
 The sea lions are a must-see each time we visit...
 One of the eagles was in the pool taking a bath!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sesame Street Live!

This evening, we went to see "Sesame Street LIVE" in Memphis. Not everyone's pick of shows, but free tickets we couldn't pass up :). Hudson enjoyed the show as much as a 7-year-old can. Cade liked some parts, but not all. Little Miss Callie Jewel, though, couldn't take her eyes off the stage even long enough for a picture! This was definitely for her :). A good family evening out, nonetheless :)...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cade's Trike-a-thon

Here's Cade... our trike-a-thon"er" at TCA's 2nd annual St. Jude Trike-a-Thon in honor of Lucy. Once again, the kids came out in full force and had a blast! The school ended up raising over 20 THOUSAND dollars!! Woah!! Not bad for a PK3-3rd grade school :)
It was a cool day, but nothing could slow down our Cade-o! 
 He's so careful out there riding with all the other kids. I am so proud of him!
Cade rode for 50 minutes of the allotted one hour time frame. Wow!
 Callie and I cheered him on the entire time! Go Cade Go!
 Close to the end, and I finally got a smile out of him!! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hudson's Award

Hudson received the Principal's Award (all As and Ss) for the 3rd grading period. So very proud of this young man!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pre-k Graduation Picture Day

Cade is having his preschool graduation picture made today. We're so excited! He's wearing the same shirt and tie that Hudson wore for his preschool grad picture. Doesn't he look handsome?! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Bike Helmets

All 3 kiddos got new bike helmets today. (Callie helped me pick them out :). 
Callie got a "girl helmet" and a basket to go on the front of her "Thomas" bike :)
 Both boys had outgrown their old helmets... not so much size-wise as character-wise.
Here's Cade's new helmet...
 ... and Hudson's. He wants a new bike now, too! ha! It would be fine, though. He's growing. We've told him if he can save for 1/2 the cost of a new bike, we'll get the other half. (He's probably got quite a bit already put back from birthday money, Halloween $5s, etc... shouldn't take him long :).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ready to go!

All dressed up with somewhere to go!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Just a Swingin'

Callie (just like her brother, Cade) loves to swing!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Afterschool Show

Each day after school, we enjoy our snack and an afternoon show :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Camo Girl

Wearing a camo hat just like Cade's, plus a shell necklace Cacki & Papa brought her from Hawaii :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Big Girl Bed

We did it... We moved Callie Jewel into a big girl bed, and she loves it! She was so super excited about sleeping in her "big dirl bed", and she did great. Our baby girl still looks so little in this big bed, but she is growing up way too quickly.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cast removal day!

It's cast removal day! The kids have actually ended up wearing the casts about 10 days. They've done really well. The casts honestly haven't slowed them down at all! The trickiest part has been bath time, especially with Callie... We covered the casts in bags, but a two-year-old just doesn't understand to hold  your arm out of the water. It took us both - Howie and me - to bathe her! 
Last cast pictures...
 Playing in the waiting area at Campbell Clinic
 I was a little concerned about how they'd react to the staff member actually using a saw to cut off the cast, but they were fine. Cade was an awesome example and went first without the first bit of hesitation. Callie followed suit, but when she saw the "boo-boo" on her hand... oh my! She lost it! She held her arm up in the air the entire time remaining at the office. She wouldn't let anyone touch it or even look at it!
 Look at that face! So pitiful...
 Callie's "boo-boo"