Saturday, December 26, 2009
We are in Maryland, and I'm TRYING not to work. So I took a few minutes to change our blog's format tonight. Let me know what you think! It was cute but a little busy, so I decided that like the rest of my life, I needed to SIMPLIFY!
Also, my sweet almost niece Maddie (Kirk's cousin's daughter) said she checks this blog almost every day. She is such an awesome 10-year-old that I want to step it up a bit. (HI MADDIE!!!)
So I thought I'd post a few pictures for your holiday enjoyment.
This is our fabulous play group. Can you believe we have one member that is a year old already (Sweet Nora in the front right)? We all got together for a holiday party, and it was so much fun chasing everybody around! Lindsey and Ella (in pink) were great hostesses!
Here's Hudson and his buddy John. They love playing together!
This is Hudson's auntie Melinda. She loves her some Hudson!
We went on a family outing to New Braunfels to see the lights at Shliterbahn. Beautiful!
For Thanksgiving, we celebrated Christmas with the Wescott clan in Midlothian. So fun!
And finally, I can't believe I haven't told you about music class. It's been fascinating to see Hudson in this environment! Here's our first class. He LOVES the shaker eggs.
But he thinks the maracas are especially delicious! Funny story: There is a slobber bucket in each class where you put the instruments that your child slobbers on. Hudson wins the prize for the most instruments in the bucket every time! (OK, there is no prize, but I'm just making myself feel better.) I guess our sweet teacher Larisa was trying to make me feel better too, because she noted that Hudson is eating on the instruments TO THE BEAT OF THE MUSIC! Ha! Do you think she's a pro or what?!?
Hudson's personality in a group is really coming out. While most all the other kids are sitting in their moms' laps, Hudson is almost always in the middle of the circle, nowhere near me. Often he is watching the teacher intently (not a bad thing), but it does make me feel silly singing without Hudson with me. (I draw the line at dancing - I go scoop him up and make him dance with me!)
We'll upload a few videos soon, but enjoy these photos in the meanwhile. And happy holiday!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Truman and Aunt Tracy came for a quick visit on Sunday. Truman found a great way to get Hudson laughing by playing with his speedy inch worm. And thankfully Gracie was there to help out in the end. :)
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxy-F45HJ3Q
Saturday, December 19, 2009
We'll start again after the holidays, but let me tell you he has no
fear of the water and jumps back in as soon as you put him up on the
side of the pool. Very fun!
Monday, December 14, 2009
morning, we take a little tour of the bathroom. A favorite spot is the
closet door. It has it all - the ever-popular open and close
functionality, ability to pull up to standing and most importantly the
mirror to admire one's handsome self. :) Have a great day!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
As you know I am a hit with the ladies. Mommy is the lady that loves me the most and is so nice to me. To prove it she likes to let Miss Christine take me so many fun places so that the ladies can get a good look at me. I used to only go to super fun places with Mommy and Daddy but now Miss Christine can use Mommy and Daddy's car to take me to all sorts of fun places too. For me that means more time to flirt out there in the world.
Miss Christine took me to ride on a special train The Zilker Zephyr. It was so much fun. Everyone waved to me as I went past them.I tried to watch the trees and shrubs as we moved by them but my eyes couldn't move fast enough. It made Miss Christine laugh and laugh to see me try to hard at it.
I wanted to just ride and ride but Miss Christine said we had to go! She wouldn't just let me sit in the back seat without my chair but in this picture below she let me lounge for a minute before she put me in my car seat. Ahh, it sure felt good to just sit back and relax after a long train ride. I know I am a handsome boy but I am not so sure I wanted Miss Christine to take this picture. Hopefully the ladies will just think it shows how laid back I am.
I am off to have some more fun! All aboard, because this train is leaving the station.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Mommy, and Daddy are training me how to be the most handsome, handiest, sweetest little boy ever. To top off all of my adorableness, I have been working on my second tooth for a while and it finally came in this week. The two bottom ones are in but I really need the top ones to complete the look. Watch out ladies!!
Well I think I will go be adorable now. You know, it is sort of my job!! See ya later.
The Little Ladies Man
You can't tell from the picture, but he had a great time. While sitting on the side of the pool and learning to kick his feet, he would kick for a while then just lean forward and belly flop into my arms.
The only time he got a little upset was when we were supposed to kick our feet when a ball came toward us to send the ball over to another baby. He really didn't like the idea that he wasn't supposed to grab the ball. :)
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
crawling all over the place instead of sitting nicely in my lap. These
three moms are laughing at Hudson obviously feeling very comfortable
with them. So funny!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
First of all Miss Christine caught me dancing on video. I was trying to show her all my very best dance moves. I think she was really happy to see me dance because she just laughed and laughed. Don't you just love it when grown ups laugh, it is so cute.
Next on my hard work list is how I have been trying so hard to be a big boy. I went on the slide and swing with Miss Christine and woo hoo was that a good time. She said that one day I will be able to go on those fun park things all by myself so I have been practicing all my trickiest moves so I can get strong and be a big boy sooner. I have been crawling everywhere as fast as possible and pulling myself up to anything I can grab. I keep trying to climb up onto the bed or sofa table but I am just not tall enough yet. I also keep falling but nothing is going to stop me in my quest for big boy-ness.
Finally I have to tell you how hard I have been working on growing my teeth. I did it, I grew a tooth while Mommy, Christine, and I were in Seabrook! It took me all night and I had to have Mommy stay up with me to help but I did it. I don't know why but Mommy was very tired all of the next day. Grown ups are so funny like that. Now I just need a few more teeth so I can eat that barbecue stuff Mommy talks about. I am not really sure what that is but it sounds good.
So there you have it, I am on my way to big boyhood. Catch me if you can!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Visiting our friends in Portland, Hudson got a knit hat and his first pair of Nikes. Perfect for the fall Portland weather. As you'll see, he's not so sure what the shoes are all about. :)
You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp4zdPI7zGg
Sunday, October 18, 2009
neighbor in Portland and who I met when she was almost exactly
Hudson's age now! It was so great to see all our old neighbors!!