Friday, May 23, 2014

Hudson - 2 Years Old

Hudson,

You are TWO YEARS OLD! How did this happen? It feels like yesterday we were just nervous, new parents leaving the hospital, driving 30 miles per hour the whole way home, with mommy in the back seat staring you down like a hawk.  You know, just in case... you choke, or quit breathing, or starting crying... or anything else that seemed frightening to two first time parents as they left the comfort of 24 hour nurses and doctors.  Nevertheless, the inevitable happened and you have turned into a precious little boy. 

At two years old, you are quite the ham.  
Your favorite things to do are:

Dance and Sing
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Play Outside



Play with Balls and Trucks
ANYTHING with Water

(First Trip to Inland Lake September 2013)
Puzzles and Books

Be just like your daddy ; )
(No, he's not using the toilet, but he sure does love to think he is!)

You are really talking now, which is quite amusing.  Your favorite things to say right now are "Momma, come on!" and you wave your arm, or "Daddy, get up!" and you try to pull him up...Mr. Bossy.  You love to "sing" all of your songs you sing at school like ABCs, "Bus" (Wheels on the Bus), "Bee" (The Bumble Bee Song), "Happy" (If You're Happy and You Know It), and "Shine" (This Little Light of Mine).  You are extremely independent, to the point of redoing something I just did so you can do it all by yourself.

You love all animals, especially Macy and "Coop-ah" and our neighbor's cat.  Going to the zoo is always fun, but even more now that you are so interested and know what almost every animal is and what it says.  I'm planning on taking you to the Gulfarium when we go to the beach in a couple of weeks.  I think you will love it!
Tennessee Aquarium Spring Break 2014

Your favorite foods are dairy products, fruit, and chicken.  Oh, and of course fruit snacks, if those even count as food.  You seem to like things with bold flavor, such as lemon pepper chicken, chili, taco soup, etc. You were even eating Sweet Heat BBQ chips recently! 

You are so loving.  You love to give hugs and kisses all the time.  Right now, you like to give three kisses - one on each cheek and one on the lips.  It is hilarious.  You also love to give high fives, knuckles, and say "How do (you do)" with a handshake.

Right now you are getting a bath around 7:30, and you are usually in your bed by 8:30.  You are an early riser, waking typically between 5:30 and 6:00am 7 days a week.  We consider it a huge blessing if you sleep til 6:30 on a Saturday.  Daddy gives you a bath almost every night, and y'all sit in his recliner and cuddle up to get sleepy.

You are wearing 2T-3T shirts and 18-24 month bottoms.  2T bottoms are still huge on you.  You wear size 5 diapers (still Pampers loyal) and a size 7 wide shoe.  At your check up, you weighed 30 pounds and were 35 inches tall, 75th percentile for both. 

You've been going to the same daycare since school started (WHOO HOO for a smooth year!) and you love it.  You talk about your friends and just smile when we drop you off. 

The four words that describe you best right now are loving, busy, independent, funny.  In fact, you are SO busy, active, rough, and boyish, you've earned the nickname "Bamm Bamm".

Spring 2013 - Bamm Bamm in action

The biggest change in your life right now is that you are about to be a BIG BROTHER! You play so well with your cousins and friends at school.  I know you will be a great big brother.  You are already so protective of your little cousin Baker that is about 17 months younger than you.  You are always "helping" and loving on him.

You are still loving Mickey Mouse, so we threw you a Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!

Huddy Buddy, your mommy and daddy love you more than you will ever know! You are so special to us, and we try our best to treasure every day with you!





Happy Two Years, Hudson Michael!






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