He's a prodigy- already playing the piano! As a matter of fact, he rolled on his tummy and hit a few keys with his toes- now that's talent!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
This didn't show up very well. It's so hard to capture a fleeting expression, especially with the digital delay. This was a pursed- lip squinty look that says "I don't want my diaper changed!"
It won't be long! Hudson is up on all fours rocking back and forth. Sometimes he'll get his hand lifted, but doesn't seem to know what to do next. He is able to get where he wants by rolling and wiggling. Usually he goes backwards. I hope that when he does start crawling, it's on a day when I'm home with him. I don't want to miss it!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Crazy busy day yesterday! Hudson and I went to see Pop Pop and Grandpa while Jimmy and his dad did some work around our house. I wanted to make sure everyone got adequate, equal time and we didn't have this mad rush from stop to stop like we usually do. It was a great day, but unfortunately it's not captured on film because I forgot my camera! Hudson entertained Pop Pop and was on his best behavior for about and hour and we had a really great visit. on the way to Grandpa's (1 mile) he fell asleep and I couldn't wake him! As I was getting ready to go, he woke up in a sweet mood, so David and Grandpa got to see him in action. Last night, we all went to Amberly's for cake with my mom and dad. They adore Hudson! They got Jimmy a gift for being a great son-in-law.
This is what Jimmy woke up to this morning. (The toast is cinnamon, not burnt!) He's not as into holidays as I am, but I have the do unto others mindset.
Hudson always looks up to his dad! What a sweet smile for daddy!
We don't have very many family pictures, so I had a friend snap this at church. I'm not looking so photogenic today, but it's not about me, is it? Hudson's Sunday school teachers traced his hand and made a cute card.
Me, Hudson and my dad (Papa Bob)
We went to the country club for lunch, and when we got home, Jimmy and I were ready for a nap. Unfortunately, no one told Hudson about this plan! He was so sweet and playful, Here's a couple of pics of him giving daddy all his smooches.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
At Hudson's age, stages come and go weekly, if not more quickly. Lately he has switched from crying when I get out of his sight to wanting to do everything for himself. He does OK with his bottle when laying down, but sitting up he can't quite manage it. This pic shows his problem solving skills. If he can't tilt it up to his mouth, he'll lean down to it!
He also thinks that he can feed himself and "help" me change his diaper. That consists of corkscrewing around so that he's bottoms up. He's always been really good about letting me change his clothes, but lately that's reversed too. He fusses every time I lay him down to change his outfit and tries to fight things getting pulled over his head. It's like wrestling and octopus! It seems like every day he gets more fun to be around. Tons of personality for our little man!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I'm so glad that Hudson likes the water! We've been to the pool 5 or 6 times now and he has enjoyed all but the first trip. It was Memorial Day, and I think the water just wasn't warm enough yet. The second time we went was with Mom's Club. It was the most peaceful 3 hours of his life! I guess the water relaxed him and he was content just to float around and watch all the big kids play. The prep time is awful, though!
I am a freak about sunscreen (which he hates!) and then we have the swimmy diaper, hat, and sunblock swim shirt. I've quit doing the sandals because it's cute but frankly a waste of time. He hasn't warmed up to the sprinklers yet- a little too much action I think! The kiddie pool is too cold, but he likes the noise of the rushing water from the mushroom.
Hudson was content to just ride around in his float, but lately he's been getting more adventurous. He wants to be held and bounced in the water. Last week I got brave and was even tossing him and letting him splash down into the water up to his waist. As uncoordinated as I am, that was taking a big risk! At least he's somewhat buoyant in that huge diaper.
Last weekend, Nana, Grandaddy, Aunt Kelly, Hunter, Blake, Jimmy's cousin Matt, and Aunt Delores and Hudson's cousins Olivia and Annabell came over to swim. It was nice having the extra help!. We went in the morning but it was already hot. I wish I'd had a swim shirt on Hudson, but he seems to tan well and not burn.
Aunt Kelly is so fun! She always plays with Hudson. I guess she has a lot of practice with boys! As the day wound to an end, all the kids were exhausted, but wanted to keep playing. The older ones had turned into little daredevils and had shed their floats and were going down the slide.
Here's all the kids after a hard day's swimming. We never got everybody to look in the same direction at the same time for a picture. Hunter is really good about taking care of Hudson and looking after him. Kelly's boys had such a good time they came back and swam with us again later.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
From the time I found out I was pregnant, I started getting all these great baby and kid books. In my imagination, Hudson and I would cuddle together and read stories and he would amass this great vocabulary and be a child prodigy. The reality is quite different. So far, we've never made it all the way through even one of the literally dozens of books he has.
Wednesday, my friend Joy brought a big bag of books from her kids. This baby words one seems to be his favorite....as a teether! Although we don't actually get to read them, we spend a lot of time with his books. Maybe one day he'll want to hear the stories... SIGH!
Oh yeah, whats up with that "Baby can Read" system? Is that for real? I don't think that either of us have the attention span it would take for that!