Sunday, November 20, 2011

22 Months

We seriously cannot believe that you are almost two Hudson!

You weigh a whole 27 pounds are about 35 in tall (Papa couldn't get an exact measurement because you wouldn't stand still).

We can't say that you have changed a whole lot since your last "birthday." You seem to be getting taller and thinning out. It's making you look like such a boy and not a baby.

You wear mostly 18-24 month clothes, but you still wear some  12-18 month pants.
You wear size 5 or 6 shoes.

You are saying new words all of the time and talk nonstop. You still use signs like milk, more, shoes, and finished. You are putting two or three words together in phrases. Your favorite thing to do right now is naming. You point to everyone and say their name. You also have to tell us about every one's possessions-they all have to be identified by who they belong to. You are always saying "Mae Mae's car" or "Mae mae's shoes" and on and on it goes. You will not stop until it is confirmed that you are right too. You are hilarious!
I do believe you are going to be my social bug. Everywhere we go you say hi and bye to everyone and blow them kisses.
You are still in love with Mickey Mouse and music. You love to play, but don't currently have any favorite toys. You play with anything, but mostly love to be outside and run around!

You are and have always been a great eater. You LOVE salad (with ranch of course) and aren't afraid to let us know when you're "hunee." We can't drive by a restaurant anymore without you rubbing your belly and saying "hunee, hunee."

You are a smart little stinker and we think you may hit terrible two's before two! You are not afraid to show when you aren't happy with something. You're meltdowns are kind of hilarious considering you are really careful to drop on the floor as to not hurt yourself.

We love you so very much! You bring so much joy and love into our lives. We don't know how we were blessed with such a special little guy, but we couldn't have asked for more! We love you Hud!
Mommy & Daddy

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A few things

What a wild week! We've ended up with two sickly boys in this house so it's ended up being pretty low key around here. One is feeling better and the other woke up covered in vomit this morning. I'm sorry for the grossness of that sentence, but it's true. I'm praying we don't carry any yuckiness into this new week. We need to be healthy!

We had a busy week at school too! We hardly finished all that we had planned, so I'm sharing one photo of what we did complete. We celebrated Veteran's Day by making these cute soldiers to take to the local  Veteran's hospital. We had great discussions about how important the military is and how they protect us. And I just loved seeing my little girl's face light up when she was learning about how important her daddy's job is. Don't you just love kinder art?! These turned out absolutely precious! I'll be posting about our pilgrim week next, it involves all kinds of kinder cuteness!
We have reached a milestone at our house! An organized garage that can be parked in! We spent most of Thursday afternoon trying to get things cleaned out, put away and taken to Goodwill. My life feels so much more organized now! These two crack me up. They would much rather sit in their garage chairs, listen to the Cowboys game and be outside than watch it on tv and sit inside.

We tried a new recipe this week-Ryan is a dark meat fan so occasionally I eat it for his sake. We had these drumsticks in the freezer and I went searching for a good way to use them. I ended up here. They turned out great and I could leave them in the crock pot all day which made it even better!
I hope you've had a more exciting week than us! It's our last full week before Thanksgiving! I can't believe it's so close! I'm definitely looking forward to turkey!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shakin' It Up

We have had quite the weekend! Friday night Hud's buddy Brax got to come over and play! We went to bed and apparently had an earthquake while we were asleep! Thankfully the 2am shake did not wake us!
Saturday was a pretty whirlwind kind of day! We were up bright and early for our family garage sale. We did really well and sold a lot of things, including all of Hud's baby-12 month clothes :(. And I can now park in the garage! Anyway, we left the sale early to head to special little guy's birthday! 
His momma did the BEST job decorating his Car's themed birthday. They had it at the gym and the kids loved that! And it was absolutely adorable! These puzzles were a big hit! 
She even made the family matching shirts! I love that baby girl and I got to hang out with her while Hudson played his heart out! Check out his face? I actually think I was more scared of him going down that slide than he was!
Ayden's nonna is a baker! She made his adorable Cars cake and these little mini cakes for the other characters! Hud and I shared the yellow one, yum!
We came home and watched the Cowboy game and were so excited they pulled out another win! Then we had another earthquake and this time I was awake. Yikes, that was the scariest thing! Ryan was at work and Hudson was in bed. He must have felt it though because he let out two little cries and then went back to sleep. Our house got a good little shake and thankfully nothing was hurt and we are all safe! It's just so crazy to experience something that you think will "never happen to you." Anyone else out there experience the quakes?
Anyway today has been a busy day preparing for the coming week and Hud got to play with Uncle "non" and Ash while I worked. Then he had another play date with Brax and I have yet to take any pictures of them together. I'm so thankful for relaxing times with friends, but sad to see them go back home.
I will probably have to post some of the cute things we are doing at school this week! Thanks to Pinterest we have some cute Thanksgiving projects coming up! Is it really already time for turkey?!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween and Haircuts

I think this was the most fun Halloween ever! I'm really not a Halloween fan, I don't like the scary stuff associated with it nor do I think that anything about it glorifies God. But I think there is something simple and fun about kids in cute (not scary) costumes exchanging candy that is innocent and fun. Can't we just get rid of all the junk?
Anyway, we started this holiday by visiting the pumpkin patch after school. Hudson really enjoyed it (see post below). We picked this pumpkin patch because it had animals most of them were either called a dog or a moo, but he wasn't necessarily interested in feeding or touching them.  He really just wanted to pick pumpkins.
I was nervous about was his costume and really didn't have a backup plan. I tried it on several weeks ago to see if it fit and it was a disaster waiting to happen. I bought this costume last year and it was too big so we saved it. Luckily it fit! Just not willingly...We didn't spend any money on the costume this year, didn't buy any candy and spent $10 on a pumpkin bucket (why are they so expensive?). That's a pretty cheap holiday!
Anyway, back to the costume. The part that made it all so bad was the hat. He will not wear a hat for anything, it's just not worth the fight. So we put him in the car to get him dressed and he wasn't very happy with me. We told him we were ready to go get a snack and I slipped the hat on while he was walking and he was fine with it. Really? Oh well, I'm just glad that he wore it.
After the pumpkin patch we made our first stop for Trick or Treating, "Gamma's" house. He didn't really want to hold his pumpkin, but he knocked on the door and got irritated when she didn't answer quick enough. She gave him Hershey kisses and he got to eat one. Then he quickly realized that the pumpkin was for his benefit. Needless to say, he was happy to carry the pumpkin the rest of the evening.
One kiss was not enough and he was begging to dig in his bucket for more.
Aunt Abby took him around the block for tick or treating. He practiced saying trick or treat, but mostly just said thank you after he got the candy. He wasn't shy about reaching for it either. We visited 8 houses or so, got our mini Wonder bread loaf and by that time H was ready to be carried home. It was a successful Halloween for this little man!
And just for my own record, H had a haircut this week. This one was NOT a pleasant experience. He didn't want to eat his sucker, talk to Sarah, sit still, or be covered in hair. He was quite the disaster, but such is life with an almost 2 year old...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Shopping

Mommy and Daddy took me to the pumpkin patch and let me go shopping. It went like this....
Can I have one of these? 
And one of these? 
I'll take another one! 
How about two more? 
And this guy! I want him! 
Ya this one too!
And I'll grab a white one too!
Mommy just wants that one. Yeah, that one with the cute smile! She said she'd never let anyone else buy me. She sure does love me!