Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays! A few changes...

Yes! You're at Hudson's Adventures!

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!

Fun with Buela

Fun with Buela
Originally uploaded by Kendra & Kirk Wright
We are having fun in Maryland, and Hudson decided to model his hat
that matches his Hudson sweater. Too cute for words!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Our Dump Truck Driver

Hudson opened an early Christmas gift from Aunt Gail and his cousin,
Luis. The dump truck was a big hit! Walk behind, ride or load the
dumper with blocks. :)

Truman and Hudson playing

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:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our little Shrimp

It's official; Hudson completed his first swim class at the YMCA.
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 ritual

Morning ritual
Originally uploaded by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Good morning! Here is a little peek into Hudson's world. Every
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

Our kitchen helper

Do you think we can get him this interested in helping with the dishes
when he's a teenager? :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

All Aboard!

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

Standing tall

What's all the excitement about I'm just standing here. :) Hudson now stands for about 4 or 5 seconds on his own and typically just let's go when he is busy trying to get something to put in his mouth.

November Calendar

Bigger and Bigger - at his 9 month checkup, Hudson was 29.75" long (90th %tile) and 21.3 lbs (60th %tile).