Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A new adventure at Costco

Today Hudson had a new adventure at Costco - he rode in the cart! We
had gotten one of those liners, but he wasn't sitting up quite well
enough. But today we gave it a shot, and he did great!

Happy Birthday Buela! Catch me if you can?

Hudson started to crawl this weekend, but even today he had begun to improve. It's pretty basic at this point, but it's forward motion. :)

Happy Birthday Buela! (Chris Wright's grandma name) You'll really have to hustle next time you visit to keep up. :)

(watch him here:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Miss Christine

I know, I know. We hardly ever actually WRITE in our blog, and here there are two entries in a row. But I got an email right before I left for Mexico that warmed my heart to no end. It was from Christine, our fabulous nanny, and she asked if she could start a blog for Hudson. She had no idea about this one! She (er, Hudson) even wrote her first entry. We may make her entries a part of this blog, but I just thought it was too cute not to share immediately. Here it is, and I'm sure it's exactly what Hudson would say if he could:

Miss Christine is my new nanny. She is very nice, smiley, and has red hair. Playing with Christine has been so fun! Since our first meeting almost two weeks ago, we have become great pals. I hope she can tell how much I like her by the way I drool extra nicely when she is around:)

Our first days were full of adventures. We explored the park, the backyard, every fun toy in the house, and even the pumpkins at Central Market. We listened to music, danced, and she sang to me every day. Christine is helping Mommy and Daddy teach me sign language. She likes to show me how to sign the words eat, more, please, finished, and even thank you. She told me that I was a smart baby and that one day soon I would be able to do the signs all by myself. I can't wait to show Mommy and Daddy my words.

Christine and Mommy decided this week that I would stop having a third nap. I am so excited to have all that extra time to play. I also grew so much that some of my clothes don't even fit me anymore. I am getting to be such a big boy that I can get on my hands and knees and push myself back and forth just a little. I can't wait until I can crawl all over the place so that Mommy, Daddy, and Christine will have to chase me because I am so speedy. That will be the most fun of all.

I had a special treat with Christine today. I was extra cute so that she would give me a bath, and she did! I love bath time, so I thought maybe Christine would too, and guess what. . . she does. She gave me such a good bath that I think I might be extra cute again next week to see if she will do it just one more time!!

It has been a fun time with Miss Christine, and she even said she loves to play with me too! Thank you Mommy and Daddy for picking Miss Christine!!

Could you just die? So sweet. I'm so happy we picked her too!

Back from Mexico & NEWS

We're back! We had a great time, and Hudson did great too. Of course, it's hard not to at a place that caters to every whim of a baby! We even had a pack-n-play out at the pool with us!! The resort was very nice, but the weather gave new meaning to the word "humidity." My mother would have just gotten right back on that plane for cooler climates. :)

We did have a big first on the trip - we decided to officially call yesterday his first day of crawling. He had been working up to it for over a month. Every day, we've said any day now, but yesterday he kind of put it all together with hands and knees - although it was definitely the Frankenstein version that is so cute when kids first start to walk - very jerky. Scary but exciting!

Hudson also broke records with his DROOL today! We were good parents and brought 5 bibs with us on the plane today, but we could have had DOUBLE that and they still would have been soaked! Surely we're getting closer to a tooth!!

Oh and Hudson said da-da-da-da-da all the way home on the plane. Something just clicked for him I guess, and of course Kirk got a huge kick out of it. :) No signs of ma-ma yet. Ma-ma not too happy about that!

Hudson was understandably tired tonight, so we put him in front of Baby Einstein for a few minutes - I think it's called Neighborhood Animals. Anyway, at a certain point, I heard him cry from the kitchen and I ran in there. It was those darn river animals. From the first time he watched that video, he hated this one certain part with otters, etc. But he'd never actually cried at them. Kirk and I got a good laugh out of his unexplained hatred of otters. :)

We'll post a few pictures of our trip soon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Conked out

Conked out
Originally uploaded by Kendra & Kirk Wright
I walked Hudson around the hood so Buela wouldn't have to put him to bed while we were at Kyle's wedding party. Worked like a charm!

Hook'em Horns!

Hook'em Horns!
Originally uploaded by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Never too early to teach Hudson about tailgating and college football fun

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Learning about rain

Hi everybody! The whole family is sitting out on the front porch watching it rain. Hope you have a great Saturday!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Looking cool

Looking cool
Originally uploaded by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Just cruising around Coronado, CA last weekend in his cool hat. ;)

Hello "Tommy Boy"

Such a funny boy.

If you haven't seen the movie "Tommy Boy", we highly recommend it for a good laugh. Hudson reminded us of one of the characters in this picture.

I thought you said Raspberry instead of Cheese

Hudson has finally gotten big enough to try out the hat that the Collen's had given him.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

August Calendar

Now this is really the true change for August. Way bigger - he was 28.5" and 18lb 10oz at his 6 month appointment, but the big change was sitting up and looking so much like a little boy instead of a baby.

August Calendar - Length

Keeping this view going just to compare lengths over time.

July Calendar

July Calendar
Originally uploaded by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Little late to post this, but compared to August, you really notice a difference.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Morning grin

Morning grin
Originally uploaded by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Just picking up some groceries in San Diego with a nice grin. :)