Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Caroline and Hudson

If only Hudson knew how to say cheese...

Ready to feed the Horses

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. "

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Is this blog worthy?

There's just something so comforting about a long car ride with your blankie on your head. :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ho Ho Ho

Ho Ho Ho by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Ho Ho Ho, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Here's my favorite little elf at the airport for California! Wrights, here we come!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Copilot checked out

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:) )

My sweetest boy

My sweetest boy by Kendra & Kirk Wright
My sweetest boy, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Kirk just landed in Philly after three flights since this morning, and this is Hudson. He was a trooper but is pooped out.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thank you, Papa!

Thank you, Papa! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Thank you, Papa!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ho Ho Ho!

Ho Ho Ho! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Ho Ho Ho!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Bus! A Bus!

A Bus! A Bus! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
A Bus! A Bus!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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.

Enjoying the ride

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.

Mike Mulligan & His Steamshovel

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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Moo by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Moo, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Another fun day visiting the Art Cow at the Children's Museum.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Cousins by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Cousins, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Hudson with the world's best girl cousins, Claire and Caroline! They are so sweet to him. We love coming to Branson!!

Meeting the Engineer

We also got to meet the engineer, a big thrill for Hudson!

Silver Dollar City

We rode the train at the amusement park today, and Hudson was totally starstruck meeting the conductor!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Kiss

The Kiss by Kendra & Kirk Wright
The Kiss, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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. :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Waking up early

Waking up early by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Waking up early, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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. :)


We're sorry we have 150 pictures to share. In our defense, we started with almost 500. Those who have kids know that deleting pictures of them is about the hardest job in the world (aside from getting them to eat - but I digress). We had an amazing time with two families of dear friends. And here are some photos to prove it!

Or you can just go view them on Flickr:

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Sharing by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Sharing, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hudson and John on Beach

Hudson and his buddy, John, had a great time collecting shells and digging in the sand.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Monkey Protege

Monkey Protege by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Monkey Protege, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Hudson is learning his monkey ways from the best - cousin Truman!

Sporting a look

Sporting a look by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Sporting a look, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Having so much fun at the Brown family pool! Hudson wore these around most of the afternoon for no apparent reason (even inside).

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dee Dee's Visit

We truly loved having Dee Dee here for a short trip last weekend. There were lots of good times, but the highlight had to be when Hudson tried to initiate Dee Dee into his favorite game "I'm going to get you!"

Dee Dee clearly wasn't up on the finer points of "I'm going to get you," so when he yelled it to her, she ran and hid.

Hudson was so confused, as everyone knows that Hudson's version of "I'm going to get you" means for you to chase him.

We laughed for quite awhile over that one!

Monday, August 29, 2011

1st day of School 2011

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. :)

I so happy

Today was the day all parents dread. Hudson climbed out of his crib. I was gone, and Kirk looked in the monitor... no Hudson.

I said to Hudson, that didn't make Mommy very happy that you climbed out of your crib. And he answered. Mommy, I sooo happy.

If he wasn't so cute, I don't know what I'd do with that little rascal!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Batter up

Batter up by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Batter up, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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. :)


Higher by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Higher, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Never too hot for Hudson to be on the teeter totter, but he sure would like it to go higher.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Biiiig digger

Biiiig digger by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Biiiig digger, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A little shopping

We went to Dick's 5 & Dime so Hudson could do a little shopping. Can you say overstimulation? But fun!

One last ride

One last ride by Kendra & Kirk Wright
One last ride, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tumble track

Tumble track by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Tumble track, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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.

Boing Boing Boing

Put me in Coach!

Put me in Coach! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Put me in Coach!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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. )

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fun at The Track

Fun at The Track by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Fun at The Track, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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!!

Visiting cousins in Branson

Caroline, Hudson and Claire gating ready to watch Uncle Craig's band, Mile Zero, play outside at the winery.

Soundcheck for Uncle Craig

/">Soundcheck for Uncle Craig a video by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Hudson made sure the "stage" and the microphone were ready for Uncle Craig to play.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Sleepy time

Sleepy time by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Sleepy time, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Go Longhorns!

Go Longhorns! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Go Longhorns!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Truman and Hudson had fun this morning celebrating the Longhorns we love so much! Scott, Truman's a convert! :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Too many

Too many by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Too many, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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.)

Matching doughnuts

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!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Where's papa?

Where's papa? by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Where's papa?, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Not sure Papa could read any stories since Hudson decided storytime required two hats.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fun with Truman

Fun with Truman by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Fun with Truman, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Hudson has had a great time playing with his cousin Truman this weekend.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ready for 'cation

Tonight we told Hudson we were going on vacation tomorrow, and he immediately got out his suitcase and put his new cowboy hat on and was trying to head out the door.

I think this boy is like his mama - he loves a vacation!

Dreaming of diggers

I'd say about 70% of the time, Hudson wakes up talking about diggers.

So this morning when he woke up I said, Hudson, did you dream about diggers?

He thought for a minute before saying...


I nearly died, but loved it, because when he was a baby, I used to always ask if he dreamed of girl babies. Clearly, somewhere in the back of his brain, he remembered it.

A reindeer!?!

A reindeer!?! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
A reindeer!?!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

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.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


YeeHaw!! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
YeeHaw!!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.


Hudson is practicing before the rodeo.

He had a great time at the 87th annual Belton TX Rodeo & 4th of July Celebration.

Rodeo perk

Rodeo perk by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Rodeo perk, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.

Rodeo perk

Everybody knows one of the best things about a rodeo is the tractor display!


Rodeo! by Kendra & Kirk Wright
Rodeo!, a photo by Kendra & Kirk Wright on Flickr.


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!