Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween, everyone!

We hope you enjoy this, the first of several wardrobe changes today!
Nothing like a little costume at 5:30 a.m. to entertain a mommy!
Thanks, Aunt Gail!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall day at Seabrook

Hudson's first visit to the beach at Seabrook with Christine and Kendra

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Little Monkey

The last couple of weeks everyone keeps calling me a little monkey! Why would they call me that? All I do these days is climb and squirm and climb some more. Do monkeys do those things? Miss Christine said that I am just like a monkey only more adorable. I guess that isn't so bad then. I have been working so hard at so many things, I think everyone is very impressed.

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.

video

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!





Love,

Little Monkey

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hudson has a few things to say

Trying out his voice while riding in the car last week. Not his best look, but pretty funny. :)



Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVMlhc9xfAg

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gotta be the shoes!

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

Having fun in Portland

This is Hudson on the trampoline with Allie, who was our next door
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!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Artsy raspberries

Hudson loves to do raspberries these days, even though it's not the
best look for him. So I made it artsy.

Hudson's first library story time

Crawling through the middle of the circle

Here he is... the guy with all the stuff

He did great on the flights... except the ever-popular poop on the
plane!

We used to carry on...

Do you ever take a peek at something and laugh at how things have
changed? Here is our luggage for our Poetland trip. And we didn't even
bring a car seat!! :) (He's worth it.)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

So Busy!!

Well, I am going to keep this short because I am so busy crawling, pulling myself up, and exploring, that I asked Miss Christine to help me blog today. Thanks Miss Christine!!

Hudson has been learning so fast and I feel really lucky to be around for all of these fun growing experiences. Not yet having children of my own, little Hudson reminds me of what a special gift babies are. He has been watching and learning so much this last week, from waving, to responding with laughs and smiles when the people he loves enter the room, and even learning how to tell all the grown ups around what he thinks with cute little grunts and coos. I found this great poem that pretty much sums up how amazing all of the learning is and how special it is to be part of it. Enjoy.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God that I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each
other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pumpkins, and Swings, and Crawling . . . OH MY!!

After a nice little vacation to Mexico, I was so excited to come home and get back to my new routine of playing with Miss Christine. On Monday morning she showed up to my house with a little pumpkin just for me to have. I was so glad to get one of my very own because it kind of looks like a ball and I really love balls. Miss Christine took a nice picture of me holding my pumpkin. She said I looked so handsome in my picture and I think she might be right because Mommy always says I am handsome too.

Miss Christine and I had a lot of adventures this week. We played on the swings, watched the rain fall, and took a trip to Central Market. We also had a lot of fun exploring my neighborhood and saw lots of flowers, trees, birds, and squirrels. Miss Christine even let me touch some of the trees and flowers. I thought that I should put them straight into my mouth but Miss Christine said they were to look pretty and not to eat. I will have to try to remember that. Hmm. . . I wonder how grown-ups can tell what is to look pretty and what is to eat. I just like to try eating everything I touch:)

Mommy, Daddy, and Miss Christine had to be on their guard extra well this week because I was working so hard to crawl very speedy. I think they were all very proud of me on account of my trickiness too. When they turned around, even for one little second, I crawled away speedy quick. Once I even thought about trying to pull myself up onto the coffee table. Just thought about it really, but I think I will do it soon! I don't know why all the grown-ups around here keep saying that they are in for it now. What does that mean anyway? I hope it means in for lots of fun!!

I tried some interesting foods this week. Miss Christine made me some extra special applesauce. She was really excited to let me try but I didn't really like it. I tried to be polite but I need to train her to feed me only yummy food so I made a really sour face and spit it out/gagged, she could tell it was not my favorite. Mommy tried to feed me some special green bean and peas baby food and I showed her how yucky I thought it was too. Training grown-ups is really hard work but it should pay off in the end!

Well, this was a fun week. I have to get crawling now. Catch me if you can!!!

Loves from,
Hudson

Out for morning drive

Don't tell the cops!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hudson's first wave

We stopped in Eddy, TX on the way to Aunt Tracy's, and Hudson waved for the first time at the gas station attendant Chris. He and Chris became very tight actually and even posed for a picture. :)

Sunset in Punta Mita


Sunset in Punta Mita
Originally uploaded by Kirk

Fun in Mexico


IMG_1035
Originally uploaded by Kirk
"Hey Mom, I sure like the beach. Let's plan another trip while we are on this one."

Our Little Beach Bum


Our Little Beach Bum
Originally uploaded by Kirk
Its a rough life taking naps on the beach in Mexico. Sure wish we had this setup at home. :)