Sunday, January 3, 2010
Man, it has been since September since I last blogged. I guess my plan of action to blog more hasn't really materialized quite yet. Maybe that will be my one and only resolution this year.....hmmm....
The last couple of months have been crazy - we have been really busy. Hudson started at a new bilingual montessori school in November. It was a big adjustment for him (and us). Just as he was getting used to the teachers we went on Christmas break. He starts back tomorrow - I really hope it won't take long before he is adjusted again. I don't know how much more I can take of him crying every morning when we drop him off! Ugh, just breaks my heart. Once he is there, he loves it and every time I pick him up he is running around laughing and playing.
Our Christmas was really low key. Hudson enjoyed opening gifts this year - especially his choo choo...he really likes trains. Right up there with trains are cars. He makes the "vroom vroom" sound and pushes his cars everywhere. Grandma and Grandpa Simmons got him a remote control fire truck that he is quickly learning how to manuever. The big hit was the Mr. Potato Head. Twice now he is has brought me "Tato" with his arm on top of his head...Hudson said, "Momma, hat?"...um no...but I like to encourage his artistic side...LOL.
In the last week, someone hit the "on" switch because Hudson has been talking up a storm. He is learning new words every day it seems. He really is growing fast. I am having the best time right now, in this stage (even though he can throw some fits on me) he really is growing into a little boy right before my eyes. :)
This is him at Red Robin today for lunch. He got a new year's haircut...I am partial to the longer hair but it is so fine, like mine, that is rats up in the back and is a pain to comb. It is a faux hawk cut, but here he looks like he is shipping off to basic training.
We are in our cold months here in the big Ol' AK and the darkest. I need to push through two months of cold and darkness and then ALOHA! Maui here comes the Willises and the Todds...so looking forward to a relaxing vacation in the sun.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I have come out of the Facebook haze...it took a 12-step program, but I made it out. It's about time we got back to blogging about important things, like my child's development. LOTS has been going on this summer. We were busy, busy, busy. We went to Southern California in May as a family and then I went to Northern California to meet my Texas girls for a girls camping trip. I got to see my Cousin Jen too which was bonus! We finished our kitchen (finally) and stained our front and back porches - two projects that I am glad are over! The summer slowly has turned to fall here. I love the fall here. I love the cool crisp air and the fall colors. However, this means that we are headed into a long winter. I think that I am going to venture out and try some cross country skiing. We will see how far I can go pulling the little man. We are looking forward to our March trip to Hawaii...something to make the winter go by faster!
Hudson is growing so fast. He is talking up a storm - he defintely has found his voice! He recently found the "t.v." and has become obsessed with the Noggin show "Wow Wow Wubbzy!" This is a must see every night in our house. So much so that Hudson grabs the remote and aims it at the TV and says "Wuzzy". He gets quite excited when the music comes on and does a little Wubbzy jig. He has a very unique personality (LOL - look at his parents) and I have been told several times that Hudson makes my "faces". I took this picture today after I picked him up. He likes to climb in the front seat and drive. He picked up my glasses and put them on and waved! Oh boy!
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In honor of the Iditarod, I am posting about Hudson's arrival at his current checkpoint, 13 mos. It has been awhile since I have posted anything besides pictures. Having a toddler keeps me busy! Hudson had his 12 mos check up recently, and he measured 75-80% in height and 20% in weight. Yeah, I said 2-0%. I asked his Dr. if I should be worried and he just replied, "I would kill for this kid's metabolism". So I guess I got a long, lean kid on my hands. Gee, I wonder where he gets it? He continues to explore and push his boundaries. Our current struggle is climbing on EVERYTHING. I recently found him on top of the kitchen table. Needless to say, he has alot of bruises and I have to do alot of explaining! He consistently says, "Mom, Dad, Hi, Bye, Whoa, Boo, and Yeah and No". He likes any and all gadgets. The first thing he does when he comes home from "school" is get BOTH remotes and aim them at the TV. He also likes my iPhone (yeah, I let him play with it - shoot me). He especially likes the Light Saber app and will swing the phone to make the sound. He thinks he is pretty cool.
Lastly, he went in last week for his first haircut! He now is sporting a faux hawk. He looks too cute! I will post the pics as soon as my hairdresser sends me the photos (I forgot my camera!). Toodles for now!