Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Our family

I've decided it is time to start documenting some of our family events -- yes, we're taking the plunge and starting a Hyde family blog!!!!!!   But it might be better to stay I'm taking the plunge, since Richard is still on the fence about it.  In fact, after I told him my plan, Richard said he anticipates this blog will become the proverbial family dog: after a few days, I'll lose interest and he'll end up taking care of it and cleaning up its poop. That actually might not be so bad.  Besides, he never had a family dog.

But really, this will be a blog about the cuter and more interesting members of our family: Parker and Hudson.   Parker is almost two and a half years old, and is a handful.  Hudson is 6 weeks old, and from his short life so far, is definitely the tamer of the two. 

Here they are:



PARKER SCOTT HYDE:  Parker is a pretty funny little guy. He adores his cousin, Brooke Proctor, and often wants to bring extra snacks and toys for her (only to reconsider and take them back, usually trying to pull her hair in the process).

Age: 2 yrs, 5 months
Height: 3 ft.
Weight: Around 30 lbs
Favorite food(s): Hot dogs, pizza, cupcakes, chocolate milk (we're really good parents)
Biggest fears: Owls, and noisy jumpers
Favorite movie: Any home video featuring himself.
Three things he'd bring if stranded on a desert island: His giant orange excavator, his binky, and Uncle Matt.
Fsvorite book: "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site"
Career ambition: Forklift Operator or lawn mower.

He loves the piano

Parker sporting his nice suit at Kiki's wedding

Too cool for school
HUDSON RICHARD HYDE: So far, Hudson is an awesome baby.  He's not very fussy, and sleeps a ton. He has huge feet (frog feet) and is growing fast.  Coming from a totally objective, non-biased, third party, he's pretty darling.

Age: 6 weeks
Height: 21-22 inches
Weight: Around 10 lbs
Favorite food(s): milk, although Parker thinks this will change when he tries out some chocolate milk.
Biggest fears: Parker, and waking up. 
Three things he'd bring if stranded on a desert island: His binky, blankie, and the mirror in his crib.
Favorite time of the day: When Parker is napping.
Favorite movie: Red Dawn (the original, not the re-make).

Well, I'm sure there is much more to say, but I'll save it for future posts. 

Next time on "You Can Run, But You Can't Hyde": Parker starts potty-training!! As a teaser, I put big-boy underwear on him this morning, he cried, started to pull them down, and fell on his head.


  1. Very nice first post Kim. It puts to shame anything I've done on my blog. The whole thing was funny, but that last paragraph cracked me up because it was so easy to envision Parker doing that. Good luck potty training!


  2. Great blog, Kim. However, I do take issue with a few of your representations of Mr.Parker. He is a wonderful and brilliant child (he can count to 10 in Spanish and assures me that when he drives his digger, he will wear a seat belt to "be safe"), and he is lots of fun to hang out with (he has a lot to say, all the time). Of course, I could go on and on, but Jill might think I have a favorite grand child. Nothing could be further from the truth; they are ALL perfect, and I am the luckiest grammie in the whole world!

  3. Kim, I am so excited you have started this blog! I love your sense of humor and your cute family. It's so fun to stay current on the happenings of the Hyde family!