To my dear little Hudson-
I cannot believe that you will be 2 years old in one week. How time has flown.
(Hudson, 10 months)
You have always made me smile so much. I giggle at you all the time because you are so silly!
You have the bluest eyes and the blondest hair. Its getting a little darker, but that's ok. You will be perfect no matter what! You are definitely an oddity in our family considering your momma and Dada both have dark hair and dark eyes.
(In the car at wal-mart after having a bad hair cutting experience)
Some of your favorite things right now-
You love cars! Cars, cars, cars. actually anything with wheels. Trains, trucks... you name it. You are such a boy. Your grandma got you a melissa and doug vehicle puzzle (found here) for valentines day and that is your all time favorite toy. You are constantly bringing it to me all the time to help you put it together.
You love red suckers, yogurt, hot dogs, PIZZA, cookies... anything that little boys like really.
You LOVE it when momma and Dada cheer for you. You will randomly stand in the middle of the living room and clap your hands until we cheer for you. so cute!
Things you don't like-
Any other sippy cup besides your own. (sigh... anyone have any tips?)
Getting your hair cut... horrible experience every single time... ugh!
Going to the Dr. Most kids your age don't like this, but it usually takes 2-3 people to hold you down.... my goodness!
You HATE walmart! When we drive in the parking lot you flip out! (Just like daddy ;-).)
(Hudson and daddy eating cookies... doin' what they do best!)
You love your daddy so much. In fact you cuddle and sit on his lap way more than you do with momma. One of your favorite things you do with him is play angry birds on his phone with him. (oh, brother...) Even though you are such a mommas boy- you listen to him way more than you do momma.... :-/
Mommy loves you so much! I know that when your baby sister comes (in about 8 weeks.... still yet to be named) I will love her so much. And I know that I will love you the same, but differently like all mothers say, but I still can't imagine having so much love for someone other than you little man. You give the sweetest kisses and hold mommas hand so sweet.
(Hudson after going to the Dr. for an ear infection :-(.)
You have a smile that melts my heart. And boy! Are you a little camera ham! Every time momma takes a picture of you- you have to be front and center with the cutest cheesiest smile. Even when your not feeling well you still are so sweet. (Most of the time...)
(Hudson august 2011)
You are seeing a speech therapist right now. You still don't say too many words, but have improved SO much from when you started.
Some of the things that your speech pathologist was concerned about:
(at 17 months) you were not looking at mommy and daddy in eyes
You were not pointing at things you needed or showed interest in.
You didn't use toys for their intended purpose.
You didn't pretend play.
You didn't show momma and Dada your needs.
You didn't follow directions well and didn't respond to your name hardly at all.
(NOW with help and prayer)
Things you are doing now:
You point all the time at things. ESPECIALLY at candy! haha!
You play with blocks, cars, trucks... so many toys!
You play pretend now much more. You have 2 favorite stuffed animals that we call your "babies" that you give snacks to and play with all the time.
You take mommas hand and take her to what you need all the time. Especially when you want to go outside.
You follow directions so much better now, sometimes you need a little more guidance, but are doing much better. You don't like the word "no" very much, but respond to it all the time now. When its nap time or bedtime, momma says, "lets go night night!" and you run up to your room to go to sleep. (Your usually up there a little while before you actually go to sleep, but you go up there on your own.)
Momma is so proud of you at how far you have come in the past few months!
Your word that you use the most is "bye bye".
You are not really "potty trained" per say, but you do go on the potty every day. Momma hasn't quite figured out how to get it down with you since you don't say "pee pee" or "poo poo" quite yet. But you are so proud of yourself when you do. You look down and smile so big and clap. Its priceless!
(Hudson found the guacamole...)
Oh... how can I forget.... you LOVE guacamole! Seriously! Its pretty much the only vegetable that you will eat. You crack me up!
You are so so so silly! I cannot wait until you start talking more so I can see your little personality shine through. You are an amazing gift that God has blessed us with. I wouldn't have picked anyone else!
"Every good and perfect gift is from above..."
Momma loves you so much my little mister Hudson.