Tuesday, August 31, 2010


My itty bitty baby started preschool today!
This was so bittersweet. I am sad to have him gone two half days a week, but I know he is going to gain so much. And I get to have some alone time with my little Hudser :)

He has been talking about preschool a ton lately, and kept telling me how he's going to make new friends and he's "gonna tickle em!".

We dropped him off today, said hi to his teacher and he went right to playing. We had to go to the office to grab something, and when we walked back by his classroom, we heard a kid crying... it was Parker :( Break my heart!!
They said he only cried for about 5 minutes, and then was happy the rest of the time.
When we went to pick him up, he saw Garrett and came running towards us from the playground yelling "DADDY!!!!" with the hugest smile on his face. I think we were both on the verge of tears.

He made the most beautiful butterfly to bring home. Of course it will be on the fridge forever :)

I am so happy he is getting structure and socializing from another setting besides home.
I don't know about this growing up thing!

He even has own adorable little cubby!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Seriously? That went by WAY too fast. My baby is one. I can't even believe it.
We had a super fun carnival themed party for him on Saturday. A lot of friends and family came to celebrate, and spoil the little love.
Cotton candy machine, kiss the baby booth, face painting, pony rides. The boys loved it!

Hudson, you are one year old now.
Here's a recap of your most recent weeks:

You have 8 teeth (4 top, 4 bottom)
You crawl like a maniac!
You stand holding furniture, and go back and forth between couches.
You like to try and stand alone, but you get scared and crouch down.
You say "dada", "baba", "buh bye", and "raaar!". Where's "mama" in all of this?! Don't make me pull the I-gave-birth-to-you-card :)
You love ponies (which we found out at your party), but you are still a little iffy on dogs.
We thought you had a dairy allergy, but you've been fine with your whole milk. In fact, you love it. No more formula for you!
You love to put your head on my shoulder when you get shy or embarrassed.
You and your brother are almost the same size at 12 months. Like, identical.
You cannot get enough food into your little mouth. Your faves are edamame, grapes, animal crackers, graham crackers, bean burritos, and waffles. But you really will eat ANYTHING. Including rocks, stickers from outside, and anything you find in the carpet. Gross!

I love you, sweet baby boy. I have never met a baby as happy, lovey, cuddly, funny, and cute as you. You and Parker are the joys of my life, and you mean the world to me.
I can't imagine my life without your smiling face. You bring SO many people so much joy.
I know Nana is smiling down on you right now from Heaven, looking at her "boyfriend".

Happy Birthday, moose.