Saturday, November 19, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Monday has never been my favorite day. It usually marks the end of a weekend that went by too fast and the beginning of another long week. I had a few changes with my work schedule and today was the first Monday in quite a while where I had absolutely no commitments. No work, no private lessons, no doctor’s appointments. A completely free day to spend with Hudson. After this morning I may have to change my tune about Mondays. Hudson woke up a little later than usual. An extra half hour of sleep is pretty precious around these parts. The little guy is working on tooth number 11 (it is mostly through) and I am pretty sure tooth number 12 will be here very soon. Those pesky top teeth he is working on are big and has resulted in me having a drool monster. Hudson was super snuggly this morning and I could not be happier. Of course I feel bad about his mouth bothering him but I still can’t get enough of the cuddle time (normally he is just on the move). While snuggling with Hudson and watching Mickey Mouse Club House (it was even a new episode) I noticed how my shirt was beginning to be covered in drool. It was one of those very unglamorous mom moments. Of course Monday tried to rear its ugly head and the UPS man came to the door at that moment. But I didn’t care that the UPS man saw me come to the door still in my pajamas, hair unbrushed and shirt soaking with baby drool. I really think that the UPS people see it all. I was happy to get the package and go back to hanging out with the little man. It was a pretty great Monday morning.
On another note, Hudson will be 16 months old tomorrow. Here is a view into life with a 16 month old boy. Hudson is fascinated with trucks, cars, and most recently trains. We were pulling up to the zoo on Saturday and he started saying, “Choo Choo” over and over. Every time that train came around, it had Hudson’s full attention and he made sure we all saw and heard it. Jon got Hudson a little train set (from Ikea) that he thought we would save for Christmas. Every time Hud says Choo Choo I watch Jon as he debates in his mind if he should just go ahead and get it out already. I have no doubts that Hudson will be playing with it by the end of the week. Hudson is walking so much lately which also means he is falling more. He is figuring out his limits. He is also trying out some new moves where he leans over and puts his head on the ground. We are pretty sure he is trying to get an early start with breakdancing..
Monday, September 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
So the little man is working awfully hard to get his first molar in. I am crossing my fingers that he is just getting one and that it is not a pair. He had a bit of a breakdown at dinner which resulted in him having a popsicle for dinner. The popsicle and a dose of baby tylenol did the trick and he perked up to do some walking while throwing some balls before we started the bedtime routine. Before the popsicle we had tried all the other teething tricks. The frozen teether was thrown on the floor, the wet washcloth was good for a couple minutes, and chomping on an ice cube quieted him down for a bit. He ate about five bites of his dinner but was miserable. That tooth is a doozy! The last few nights Hud has woken up in the night. The first night at 4:45, the next at 3:45 and last night at 2:45. Not the best pattern. I will be happy when this tooth stops giving us trouble and will be cursing when another starts peeking through.
On another note, Hudson is getting so brave and was walking so much today. He is figuring out how to turn around and feels more confident just standing on his own. I had a meeting today and when I came home he had decided today was a good day to be bold. That or my sister must have been having him do walking drills while I was away. Either way I am so proud. I also love that he has been blowing some kisses now. Pretty adorable. When he went to grandpa’s yesterday I said goodbye and blew him a kiss and he immediately did one back. Pretty awesome sendoff.
Action shot of Hudson walking while throwing his ball.
Future shot put star?
Monday, August 8, 2011
This past weekend we went to a Hello Kitty Birthday Party for a cutie little birthday girl. There is a lot of excitement that goes into a one year old birthday bash. The first birthday party celebrates a little one who has changed rapidly before your eyes over a year’s time. So many things happen in that first year. The year is packed full of so many firsts: first smile, first laugh, first time rolling over, crawling, standing, first words… The list goes on. So the party is the time to celebrate everything that has happened. At Hudson’s airplane themed party we were surrounded by friends and family who had walked alongside us over the past year. This Hello Kitty Party was the same. We were all excited to focus on the sweet Ella Jane. She was a pro at opening her presents, well at least those that had tissue paper to grab.
It made me start thinking about how awesome it would be if we celebrated everyone in our lives the way we do with one-year olds. I love to see people truly celebrated and acknowledged. My birthday is quickly approaching and I have already been celebrating. I have been thinking about all the things that have happened over the past year. I am ready to turn the big 28 and I am excited to get this next year started. I think some new adventures are in store for me. I am planning on celebrating like a one-year old this Saturday. I am going to surround myself with some great people (my family). I plan to do some pampering or at least take a long shower, snuggle with my men (Jon and the little walkin’ man Hud), maybe a little shopping and definitely some delicious food. Who knows I may eat cake with my hands and make a big mess!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Do you not know this Yo Gabba Gabba I speak of? I will let you in on my shocking secret: I allow my 14-month old to watch television. I know, I know, the horrors! So lets move past the judgment part where you are thinking I am rotting my kids brain and I will let you in on the magical thing that is Yo Gabba Gabba. This show on Nick Jr. saves me some days. When the opening music starts and my son starts to feel the music and starts his shoulders shaking, I take a deep breath. I know that I have at least five minutes to do anything I want. I can actually load or unload the dishwasher without the help a little munchkin throwing all the silverware on the floor. I can go to the bathroom and not fear what kind of disaster I might come to find a minute later. Yo Gabba Gabba is a completely weird show with DJ Lance and some toys that become real and learn dancey dances. There is something about the show that just draws my son in and captures his full attention at least for a little while. You would realize how incredible this is if you understood that at all other times of the day my little guy is on the move. If he is awake he is getting into everything. That means I am always on the move. So when you have five delicious minutes to yourself, it is AWESOME! Jon has joked that he is going to be DJ Lance for Halloween and just the thought of that makes me want to start laughing. Anyway, if you have a little music lover like I do, you should check this show out.
Monday, July 25, 2011
So this morning was a bit on the rough side, so I thought I would round things out with a little lighter post. Tonight at dinner my sister brought over KFC. Hudson really wanted to hold the bucket. We emptied it out and gave it to him. He proceeded to put all of his little bites of food in it. Every once in a while he would take a few bites back out and eat them. Then he decided to dump all the bites on his head. Of course we all laughed so he just kept putting the bucket on his head. It was hilarious. He always manages to entertain us. Another funny thing he is doing lately is trying to drink the water while in the tub. He just laps it up like a puppy. The last few days he has been saying hi constantly and waving. We love that little guy, bucket head and all.