Monday, March 14, 2011

Hudson's PAR-TAY!!!

We had a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed birthday party for Hudson
on Saturday March 12th.
THANK YOU to all those who came to help us celebrate!!!
(and THANKS for all the cool gifts!! you guys are WAY too generous!
we really appreciate it!)

the birthday boy!

mommy and hudson

daddy and hudson

aunt christy and uncle brandon

mike and lindsay (aka - the chippa)


jeff, holly, and alyssa

dad (with his "hudson" t shirt on) and torrey

Hudson was sooo funny eating his cake. In the beginning he did not want to use his hands so he would just bend forward and nibble of the corner. It was SO CUTE!!!


By the end he was much more comfortable using his hands to mush the cake around!

Hudson's nickname is duck. He LOVES ducks. This was a little pink duck (that Tyson refers to as a "sister duck") that Hudson got from the Bordens. He loves it!!!

A duck humidifier from grammy and grandpa!! (This is his second one already. Long story...)

all the kiddos (tyson, alyssa, hudson, and emmett)

Thanks again everyone! It was a blast!!!


Dear Hudson Luc,

Dear Hudson Luc,

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY little man!!!!

Wow. Where has the time gone? And where has all your red hair gone?? I miss it! I love the picture posted above because I get to see your BIG BLUE EYES (well, big blue EYE, but you know what I mean). It feels like just yesterday we brought you home from the hospital and yet I can hardly remember what life was like before you were here. You have been such a blessing to our little family and we love you SO SO MUCH!!!

It has been so much fun to watch you grow into the handsome little one year old that you are today. You have mommy and daddy wrapped around your little finger and your smile/laugh just melts my heart (especially with those two little "chicklet teeth" of yours). Part of me wants you to stay just as you are, with your cute little "gummies" (your top gums that have no teeth yet) and your chubby little hands and feet, but each stage has honestly become my new favorite and I can't wait to see what comes next!

Thank you for reminding me what life is all about. I am SO proud to be your mommy and to have you as my little duck. You are the apple of my eye.


Happy Birthday Hudson!!!

On March 11, 2011
our little guy turned ONE YEAR OLD!!!!!

March 11, 2011

What a big boy!

This is him giving me a kiss from across the room! SOOO CUTE!

Hudson and I went to the zoo with some friends for his birthday! Debra Jo brought her two little boys Tyson and Emmett, and Whitney brought Garrison and Delaney. Other than the fact that we were practically attacked by bees at lunch and it was VERY warm outside for the middle of March, we had a blast!!!

Emmett and Hudson (they are 6 months apart)

This pic was taken at the sting ray pool. We got to pet sting rays!!! I didn't know that sting rays liked to be pet, but it was fun!! I tried to let Hudson have a chance to pet them, but his little arms just wouldn't reach. He did enjoy splashing his hands around in the water though. :)

I didn't get as many pictures of all the animals like I did last time, but those were just a few neat shots.

(ps - I promise I don't go to the zoo all that often, but this is what happens when I don't blog for 6 months. You end up getting two zoo posts back to back. Oh well.)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lions, Tigers, and Bears...Oh My!!!

In October Hudson had his first trip to the zoo and it was a blast! Debra Jo invited Lindsay, Hudson, and I to join her and her boys on a trip to the Phoenix zoo. I always LOVED going to the zoo when I was younger and I still enjoy it just as much!

Hudson and his buddy Tyson

The giraffes!!! They are my favorite. Hudson's room has a giraffe theme so I decided that feeding the giraffes was a must!

Isn't she SO cute?!?! I just love their BIG black eyes and their LONG eyelashes!

The whole group :)

Aren't koala bears adorable?!?! I just want to cuddle with them.

Thanks guys for an AWESOME trip to the zoo!!! We had so much fun! Lets do it again soon. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hudson's First Halloween

First of all...let me just explain that if you don't understand why it's March and I am just now posting about Halloween, please refer to my previous post. Better late than never, right?! :)

So my little guy was a zebra for his very first Halloween and he was SO stinkin cute! Our ward had a Trunk or Treat and neither Torrey or I had ever been to one of those so we decided to take Hudson. My parents came too and it was so much fun! Aside from the fact that Hudson couldn't participate much yet and practically slept through the entire thing, I am glad we went. Can't wait for next year (or THIS year if you want to get technical)!!

Better Late than Never

Ok Ok, I know. I have been SO horrible at blogging lately. I really REALLY need to play catch up. I mean, I haven't even blogged about Halloween yet. How sad is that?! It's almost St. Patricks Day. And my baby is almost 1 YEAR OLD!!!! Aghhhh, how did that happen?? Anyway, I think sometimes blogging gives me anxiety because I feel like I need to make every post some big elaborate thing. So instead of just making a simple post, I avoid it at all costs! I have decided I need to change my thinking and because of the fact that this blog has become somewhat of a journal for me and my family, I am setting a goal to become more diligent. Soooo what am I going to do about it, you ask?!?! I am going to make it a goal to make a post for every day in March!!! Do you think I can do it?? Sheesh, don't all say NO at once! I think if I can do it, I can get totally caught up on everything that has happened over the past few months. So, let the "March Madness" begin!!!!!