A Hodson's Christmas

We had Joe's family Christmas on Sunday.  It was one for the books!  Very interesting day.  I will tell you more verbally about it if I know you personally.  Here are a few pictures from Jonah's (and Edilu's) first Christmas celebration.

Cousins... okay guys are you ready for a picture for grandma?

Come on man!

This isn't so bad...

I'm outta here!

Just Grace and Jonah left.

Yummy bow!

Edilu is back!

Almost done.

Slinkys are still cool!

Edilu and his daddy!

Pop Pop


Uncle Brian

Mommy and Jonah opening up gifts.

On to the next Christmas Celebration in Idaho, Headrick style.


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
We hope you find 2010 to be the best year of your life!
Joe, Kat, Jonah, and Eli


Edilu is home!  We went and picked all of them up at the Chicago airport last weekend.  He is adorable and from what I hear he is adjusting well to his new home.  Here are a few pics:

On our way to Chicago!

Wating for our new little cousin at the airport!

The newest addition to the family!

Uncle Joe and Louis!


Jonah's First Thanksgiving

We headed up to South Bend this year for Thanksgiving.  Jonah was a trooper.  He slept the entire way there and the entire way back.  We were fortunate enough to be able to stay with Joe's Uncle and Aunt, Kevin and Joan, and their four boys.  Jonah love the boys.  Thanksgiving consisted of about 50 aunts, uncles, cousins,  and other family members.  I love getting the entire O'Connor crew together.  There is always someone to talk to and someone to hold your baby when your arms get tired.  Joe had a blast playing music with his brother, cousins, and uncles.   I hope Jonah learns how to play the keyboards someday and joins in the fun.

Aunt Emily and Jonah

The Turkey Bowl

Jonah and Daddy

The View From Upsidedown

Mommy and Jonah

A Very Handsome Jonah in His Thanksgiving Outfit

The Cute Little Man

Grace and Aiden Eating Thanksgiving Dinner

Jonah's First Haircut

Here are the before and after pictures of Jonah's first haircut at 7 months.

My handsome guy with a full head of curls!

The cutting begins.

Hey there!

Almost done.

Look Grandpa, I'm a handsome little man!


Bad Blogger Mommy

I know... bad blogger mommy.  I am sorry I have been so busy.  I promise I will update this weekend.  I have wonderful pictures from Thanksgiving.  One little side note:  Andy, Emily, and Grace are on their way with Aunt Amy to Ethiopia as we write!  They should arrive tomorrow at about 11 and will be able to meet Louis for the first time.  I can't wait until next Saturday when we go to the airport to pick them up!  My little nephew is almost home.


A New Adventure

I have been working for the past few months on a Family Product Review website.  I am really enjoying myself and I am learning a lot about the industry.  My primary focus is helping parents find the best products on the market that are both stylish and durable for their families.  I also feature a lot of companies that provide organic products.  (I promise that this is the only plug I will give my new adventure from now on this site is devoted to my family).  I have three great giveaways going on right now that you can enter:

A $25 Visa Gift Card
A Cushy Closer Door Cushion from Baby Urbana
Late July's Organic Mini Sandwich Cookies

 Please check it out at amomsimpression.com

Edilu's Party

I have so much fun creating and planing a shower to celebrate the arrival of Edilu.  My Mother In Law,  Sister In Law, and I threw a party last Saturday up in Noblesville for Andy and Emily.  So many of Andy and Emily's friends came, and we had lots of fun playing with airplanes, talking, and playing with all the kiddos who came.  I wish my nephew was here to enjoy his party, but... They have gotten the phone call!  They are off to Africa in early December to bring home our Edilu!  He should be home before Christmas!  What a wonderful Christmas it will be.  Two cousins celebrating their first Christmas together.  Here are some pictures from the shower.


Jonah is 6 Months

Jonah has been sick this past couple of days.  I have been a mess trying to cope with Jonah coughing and sneezing.  He doesn't have a temperature so that is good.  Today he was smiling and very happy so I think it is on its way out.  I hope so.  Here are some pictures of the two minutes Jonah had his Halloween costume on.  It was difficult for him to get on and off and it was really warm.  So here is my little monster: