Sunday, November 22, 2009

Driving with Daddy

On the way down to our neighborhood clubhouse yesterday, we let Hudson sit on Dady's lap for the one block ride. He loved getting to see out the windows. The ride took about as long as it took me to snap these two pictures, but he wouldn't take his eyes off the street for even a second to pose.

My two best fellas

The Streak

Yesterday Hudson took off (with his pants) before I could get him totally dressed. He really thinks he's something also when he gets one over on his mommy. He was cackling and going as fast as he could to get away from me. Notice I took a detour for the camera before pursuing him.

He also managed to drag rubbermaid lids out of the cabinet on his one man crime spree. This kid keeps me busy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Action Man

Hudson has always been an active fella, but now that he's walking, there's just no stopping him! Here are just a couple of action shots that I took this past week. He's a climber- Hudson loves to climb on anything. I took his tray off the highchair for a much needed cleaning, and when I turned around he had drug it to the door to stand on. May be that extra two inches gave him a better vantage point? Meanwhile, Brady cleaned the tray for me.

Let me outta here! As soon as the tray's off, Hudson has started diving out of his chair. Just some random stuff, but we've been so busy chasing this guy and planning his party that I haven't gotten many good pics lately.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Picnic at Berry

This weekend we went to Berry College for a picnic with our friends, the Taylors. The weather was gorgeous! A last little bit of warm weather before fall sets in. We picked up lunch from one of my favorite delis in Rome, then headed out to a field for our picnic.
Natalie was worried about snakes and Jackson lost a shoe in the knee- high weeds! We played football with the boys and let them play in the trees, then loaded up to start our ride/ walk over the campus.
The trees were beautiful! We enjoyed just walking and looking at the colors. It was so nice not to have to carry Hudson everywhere we went, or to load up in a stroller.
Hudson and his handsome daddy
Chasing ducks- some of them were quite aggressive, and we later saw a girl throwing bread get nipped by one of the geese.
He was mesmerized by the water and the swan.
Beautiful fall colors. Never a picture with everyone looking the same direction, though!
Sweet, smiling baby.

Jackson the tree hugger. He is such a cute little boy.

He's had enough! One thing you can count on Hudson for is voicing his opinion! He will always let you know when things aren't going his way. At this point we'd been walking for about 45 minutes and he was completely over us, nature, and ESPECIALLY having his picture taken.
After a breather he's all smiles again!

Jackson begs for mercy from the eye- poking monster, Hudson!

All hugs and smiles. Jackson is so sweet with Hudson. He pats him gently on the head like a dog and gives him sweet hugs.

Frost Chapel is one of the most beautiful churches I've seen. There was a bride inside getting her pictures before her wedding and it was just breathtakingly beautiful. Two toddlers didn't fit into any wedding day plans, so we didn't poke around for long.
All out of smiles again. (But still looking cute!) This was one of the most fun family days we've ever spent. Things are so much easier now that he can eat and walk! I hope we can always be this happy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Playground

Yesterday on the way home from town, I stopped at the neighborhood playground to let Hudson swing. He had the best time. We hadn't been down in a while due to the weather but I don't think he ever enjoyed it more. He laughed so hard for 5 straight minutes that he couldn't get his breath and ended up with the hiccups. I got such a kick out of watching him that I went and got the camera from the car so that his daddy could see, too. By that time he had toned it down some, but you can still hear that sweet laugh.

He loves to slide but those rubber soles always stop him too quickly.

11 Months Old

It's hard to believe that Hudson is almost a year old! I have been so busy that I haven't updated about the things he's been doing. Two biggies: He now gets his formula in a sippy cup in preparation for going to whole milk in a couple of weeks. The first day was rough, but now he's doing great. He's drinking less and eating more, which is what we wanted. Another big thing is the walking!!!!! He has really taken off. He's walking more and more each day, and is up to about 75% of the time now. He still has the Frankenstein lurch going, but he's very quick and getting more and more steady on his feet. He can even carry stuff around with him now. We are so proud of our baby! Another fun thing is constantly adding to his diet. He is eating fresh fruits and veggies diced up, chicken, turkey, and tofu for protein, as well as small pasta, lentils and sometimes mushed up beans. I feel like a short order cook some days! He is waving bye- bye and pointing at things he wants. He has started being more affectionate and actually stopping to hug his mommy now and then. This has been the best year of our lives and we couldn't love him more if we tried!

Hudson's First Halloween

The weather on Halloween was HORRIBLE- very rainy and cold. We had planned to work a booth at our church's family fest, but I decided it was just too raw for Hudson. We dropped by for a few minutes to see his friends in costume, then headed to Cracker Barrel for a warm meal! We figured this is the only year we can get away with not letting him trick- or- treat, so we jumped at the chance. We let him wear a little bumble bee costume since it was the warmest thing he had. It wasn't as cute as the pumpkin one, but he stayed nice and toasty.Hudson with sweet Reese in the background. She was a the cutest pumpkin! He's on the go, as usual.Brooklyn always takes the best pictures.My knight in shining armor.

Downtown Trick- or- Treat

I took Hudson to downtown trick- or- treat this year with my friend and her two kids. It was two days before Halloween this year, and I was so glad we went since the weather was beautiful. On Halloween it rained, so we didn't do much of anything. He didn't get candy, but we had a great time braving the crowds. We had the kids' picture made at Tonsmeire since they looked so cute. A wagon is definitely the way to go. He didn't feel too confined and could see much better than if he were in his stroller.He enjoyed watching the cars go by on the street.The three cutest trick- or- treaters!

Hudson's sweet girl friend, Kennedy.