Caroline and Hudson, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.
If only Hudson knew how to say cheese...
If only Hudson knew how to say cheese...
Hudson fed the cows and horses with Granddaddy today. He hopped up on the tractor and said, "Let's go get them some hay Granddaddy. "
There's just something so comforting about a long car ride with your blankie on your head. :)
I could watch him sleep all day. Such a little angel.
And we had one tired and happy boy!
Here's my favorite little elf at the airport for California! Wrights, here we come!
After a long day of flights where Hudson was a real trooper, he decided there were too many streetlights and red lights on the way to Aunt Barb's house. He put his "blankie" over his head and rode the entire device that way, falling asleep about 30 min prior to getting to her house. (easy transition to bed though:) )
Kirk just landed in Philly after three flights since this morning, and this is Hudson. He was a trooper but is pooped out.
Hudson had a great time but did request Buela next time. :)
It was so great to see him, and we had a cute conversation in the car on the way home:
Me: Daddy's going to go see cows and horses at the rodeo.
H: And sheep?
Me: Yes, there will probably be some sheep.
H: And I think some turtles and ducks.
Me: (not a word - just a mental note to remember stuff like this)
Hudson visited Cowboy Kringle today!
He told Santa that he was a good boy and won't cry. He wasn't too sure
about looking him in the eye, but had no qualms about sitting on his lap
and telling him what he wanted for Christmas. He "needed" Santa to bring a
race car and a black train.
For the last two weeks, Hudson has asked me about going for a ride in a bus every time we've seen one. Living in the central part of the city, between two elementary schools and UT, and walking distance from a primary street for CapMetro, you can't imagine how many buses we see in a typical day.
Well today after nap, we went to the corner bus stop and took the bus to the Children's Museum downtown. It had to be the biggest thrill that a dollar ever could buy.
Hudson finally got to ride a bus today to the Museum and he couldn't have been happier. The college kids chuckled as he made up a song about riding the bus. His face stayed pressed to the glass the whole way there. He waved to anyone sitting at each bus stop where we stopped along the way.
Hudson turned to me at the Children's Museum and said "I'm like Mike Mulligan and I have a lot of work to do" as he sat down on their excavator and began digging in their ball pit.
Another fun day visiting the Art Cow at the Children's Museum.
Hudson with the world's best girl cousins, Claire and Caroline! They are so sweet to him. We love coming to Branson!!
We also got to meet the engineer, a big thrill for Hudson!
We rode the train at the amusement park today, and Hudson was totally starstruck meeting the conductor!
Here's a picture to brighten your day. Anyone who knows Hudson knows there's only one way to give a kiss... On the lips (be it a person or animal)! At the Seabrook "regatta," we were trying to get buddies Hudson and John to hug for a photo. Well Hudson decided to kick it up a notch and kiss John. Let's just say that John wasn't a willing participant! But he got so tickled that he didn't know what to do, causing Hudson to "go for it" even more! This picture captures the priceless moment, and I just love it. :)
I can't imagine why Hudson woke up early from his nap today. Do you think one of his buddies woke him up? When I cleaned out, I also found 14 cars under his blanket. You can never call Hudson a minimalist. :)
There's never any concerns about sharing when you each have your own bulldozer.
The construction at Seabrook has been a huge hit and requires many trips to see the diggers, bulldozers, skid loaders, dump trucks and fork lifts.
Hudson and his buddy, John, had a great time collecting shells and digging in the sand.
I'm so lucky to have so many STRONG men in my life!
The cows on display are a hit with the Hud!
Hudson is learning his monkey ways from the best - cousin Truman!
Having so much fun at the Brown family pool! Hudson wore these around most of the afternoon for no apparent reason (even inside).
"Should I play guitar or drums? Why not both!"
Hudson was excited to put on his backpack and head to school today. Without any prompting he actually had started asking about school and his classmates from last year just two weeks ago. He goes 3x per week this year. What a big boy. :)
On a recent trip to Dick's sporting goods, Hudson found the wall of batting helmets. He proceeded to wear it around the store.
Of course about 10 seconds after this picture, he picked up a bat and nearly took out the end cap display. :)
Never too hot for Hudson to be on the teeter totter, but he sure would like it to go higher.
It was an exciting night - the digger down the street was the biggest we have seen. Hudson was pretty fast too! Mommy had to run to catch up!!!
We went to Dick's 5 & Dime so Hudson could do a little shopping. Can you say overstimulation? But fun!
On our way to the airport, we had to take one last ride at The Track. So, so fun! Thanks, Aunt Amy, Uncle Craig and family for the best Branson trip ever!!!
Caroline and Hudson bounced around on the Tumble Track where she takes gymnastics. His practice at the bounce house paid off, but he really studied her when she did flips. You could tell he was contemplating it, but just couldn't quite figure it out.
Hudson had a great time watching Uncle Craig's basketball game. Continuously yelled "Go Uncle Craig!" usually followed by "Call a timeout!" (so he could attempt to run out on the court. )
Ohmygosh, Hudson LOVES go-karts! Let's just say he wasn't thrilled to finish his ride. But he had such a great time with his cousins and Aunt Amy and Uncle Craig!!
Caroline, Hudson and Claire gating ready to watch Uncle Craig's band, Mile Zero, play outside at the winery.
Hudson made sure the "stage" and the microphone were ready for Uncle Craig to play.
Hudson missed his nap today for maybe the second time in his life while we were flying to Branson. Then we got to go hear my brother play tonight, and Hudson was pretty tired. But luckily he had some nice cushy rocks to rest on while listening to the music!
Truman and Hudson had fun this morning celebrating the Longhorns we love so much! Scott, Truman's a convert! :)
Heading to dinner (yes, that's a little pre-dinner powdered sugar doughnut on his face - what's your point?). Hudson grabs like 9 cars to take. Helpful Truman tells him that's too many. Hudson replies pointedly, I want to take too many! (4 cars went.)
We are so happy to have cousin Truman here visiting! We celebrated this morning by having some of Truman's things - doughnuts!! (Hudson got the same kind as Truman, of course!)
Not sure Papa could read any stories since Hudson decided storytime required two hats.
Hudson has had a great time playing with his cousin Truman this weekend.
We may have a little confusion from the Santa book Hudson continues to enjoy. When he sees a mounted deer head, he says, "Look a reindeer!" At least we have a few months to clear things up prior to Christmas season.
Hudson is practicing before the rodeo.
He had a great time at the 87th annual Belton TX Rodeo & 4th of July Celebration.
Everybody knows one of the best things about a rodeo is the tractor display!
We went to the rodeo tonight and had a great time! Hudson loved the cowgirls, the sheep, the pretzel, the horses and the music... Not necessarily in that order!