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Hudson’s Star Wars 3rd Birthday

9 Apr

Hudson LOVES Star Wars so it was no surprise this is what he wanted for his third birthday. We were going to do it at the Science Center but we opted for a low key party at the house instead.

Hamburger, hot dogs, and BBQ food were on the menu

It ended up being a hot day so it turned into a pool party for the kiddos

Darth Vader Cake from Publix

The birthday boy!

I think he opted for the mean face because of Darth Vader, not really sure

Blue icing fail

Hudson loved all of his presents!

His very own hair gel and lotion so he can stop stealing mine

It was a low key, simple party with his family and closest friends and that is all he really wanted. Happy Birthday bud! We love you!

 

Oh Two-dles: Hudson’s 2nd Birthday

6 Apr

We went easy this year. I didn’t really have the time to go all out like I usually do but it was nice just to take it easy and enjoy the party. Hudson loves Mickey so the Oh Two-dles theme was perfect.

His cake was from Publix because they make awesome cakes.

It started off raining but cleared up later in the party. Some of the kids made their way outside but some opted for the playroom upstairs.

Hudson was happy to play in his park

Sweet Harper and Reese cruising in the backyard 🙂

Hudson refused to nap that day (and had woken up 4 times the night before) so he passed out in the swing.

Meanwhile, Kyler helped herself to dipping carrots in the frosting. Gross

We opened gifts and Hudson had a great time with all his new trucks and cars!

I didn’t take as many photos as I should have but it’s okay. We had a nice day with family and friends and Hudson had so much fun!

Hudson: Two Years Old

5 Apr

Hud the Stud is now two years old!

He is by definition, all boy and definitely a 2 year old toddler.

He is crazy, silly, rough, rambunctious, sweet, hot tempered, and all around a fun little guy to be around.

He is a TALKER. His vocab has really exploded in the last 6 months and he has quite a lot to say. Most of the time they are silly things or he is trying to boss us around (I want that, go get that, etc) so we have been working on our please and thank yous 🙂 He loves to sing and dance, just like big sister. He has been practicing his independence lately and does not like our help with much. He has a pretty short fuse so he can get angry pretty quick. Right now, he loves to push, hit, and slap (or steal Kyler’s glasses) so he has been spending some QT in timeout. On the other hand, Kyler is pretty much his best friend. He adores her and everything she does. He is a copy cat so whatever she does, he isn’t far behind. Can be a good thing or a really bad thing 🙂 They have the best time together and laugh a lot. They think they are so funny.

Hudson EATS and eats A LOT! I never worry about that boy. He still doesn’t like veggies but that is the only struggle. At breakfast he can put more food down than me some days. He eats quick too. Sometimes you need to tell him to slow down but he is just so hungry he just goes. He loves yogurt, grapes, bananas, applesauce, shell noodles (aka mac and cheese), mashed potatoes, chicken veggie rice, pancakes, eggs, and crackers. He HATES peanut butter and chocolate. Weird kid, I know 🙂

As I said, he is all boy. He loves to play sports, be outside, climb on things, tackle mom and dad, go swimming, trucks, cars, choo choo trains (his favorite thing right now), Mickey Mouse, Elmo and Cookie Monster. He is a fast runner and loves to take off so that can be fun at times. He thinks it’s pretty funny too. He is an okay sleeper. He cries before bed every single night (has been for a year) but usually settles down quickly. He has been waking up in the middle of the night but goes back to sleep for the most part. He also loves to wake up early. He is hard to get to take a nap so he has been known to skip naps and that is no good for anyone. This is one area I would love to see him get better at!

Hudson is a big boy. He is 30lbs (75% percentile) and 37.5″ (99% percentile). He is wearing 3T (2T bottoms), size 5 diaper and size 8-8.5 shoes.  He sleeps in a full size bed and found out he could get out of bed within the first 5 minutes of getting his new bed. He is a strong little guy and is pretty coordinated for his age. His one kidney is still dilated but there is no reason to be alarmed and we will continue seeing the kidney doctor until he out grows it. He has pretty bad eczema on his skin that nothing seems to work so I am hoping he outgrows that too.

Hudson Alexander, you are exhausting, a monster, and the sweetest most fun little man around and we wouldn’t have it any other way!!

Hudson: 18 Months

29 Sep

Hud the Stud is 18 months ago. Sometimes I feel like it’s crazy he is that old but then other times I feel like he is older than he is. He is still my big sweetie….only difference now is that he is a toddler and has a bit of a temper. He is still a happy little guy but he has a mischievous side for sure. He loves to test us by putting his foot in the bog bowl, climbing the stairs, or runs the opposite way. He loves his big sister but then at times he pulls her hair and tries to slap her in the face. So sweet.

He is talking more and more but he can still be hard to understand at times. He loves to say no, call the doggies, ask for applesauce and a bunch of other words that are pretty darn cute. He LOVES his songs and sings a long to a lot of them. Kid loves to dance too. He loves bananas, applesauce, Mickey, Jake, Elmo, throw the football, swim, the dogs, Kyler, dinosaurs, and blocks. He hates getting his diaper changed, clothes changed, veggies, dinner in general, and riding in his car seat. He is in swim lessons now and I can’t wait until he can swim on his own. He loves it so we desperately needed to get him in lessons! He is doing pretty good with it so far!

He had his 18 month check-up this week and was 26.4 pounds and 35.5 inches tall. We finally got rid of the paci and he has done pretty well without it. I can’t believe we waited so long because we said we wouldn’t let our 2nd kid have it past 1. Oops.

Hudson is all boy. He loves to climb, throw, pull, destroy and destruct. He gets into EVERYTHING and you have to watch him like a hawk. It’s so fun seeing the differences between him and Kyler. While they are a lot alike in some regards, they definitely have their differences. He loves Chris! Always looking for dada 🙂

Happy 18 months to our sweet Hud! He is so much fun and is at such a fun age!

Superheroes Unite! // Hudson’s 1st Birthday!

30 Mar

We threw Hudson a Superhero themed party for his big day. It was such a cute party to put together. Unlike previous years with Kyler, I had zero time to really put anything together ahead of time. I created the invitation 2 months ahead of time and then really didn’t think much of the party until a week out. Oops.

I printed the invitations out via Catprint.com and they turned out great! If you need an online printer, they are great!

Superhero Invite by This Grey House

Hudson’s superhero backdrop and dessert table.
Blue wallpaper, foam board, buildings made from boxes and tissue poms! The garland was purchased from Amazon.

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Yummy!!!

Part of his birthday gift were the Fisher Price Little People Superheros…. they made for great decorations too!
Dessert plates from Target

Superhero Party by This Grey House

His AMAZING cake and cupcakes were from Sweet By Holly!

Superhero Party by This Grey House

I mean look at those things! All buttercream and all delicious.

Superhero Cupcakes.... This Grey House

The most perfect Smash cake. Spiderman and Captain America!

Superhero Smash Cake//This Grey House

Batman and Superman (On the back, not pictured)

Superhero Smash Cake//This Grey House

Happy Birthday indeed!
Happy Birthday napkins from Amazon, Itty Bitty Spiderman from Hallmark, and metal H from from Michaels

Superhero Party by This Grey House

The spread. I opted to not go overboard with food considering the party started at 2 in the afternoon.
Superhero tablecloth and red, blue and yellow ribbon banner from Target

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Cabinets are a great way to include some pictures. Hud’s own comic book 🙂

Superhero Party by This Grey House

I love to cover up the art in the living room and include it as part of the party decorations!
Cardboard cutouts (6 in total) from Amazon, yellow tissue poms from Party City.

Superhero Party by This Grey House

I created a board to display all of Hudson’s monthly pictures and printed it out from Office Depot.

Superhero Party by This Grey House

On the other side, I created his 1st birthday Superhero Stats 🙂

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Smash cake area!

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Chris’ Batman Lego set was perfect decor for the table.

Superhero Party by This Grey House

Super “Heros”

Superhero Party by This Grey House

The birthday boy!

I just love him to pieces!

Superheros!!!!
I bought mine and Kyler’s shirt from Target and Hudson and Chris’ shirt from Old Navy.

Love my super family
The masks are from Target

Big sis ❤

The dogs got to hang out this time

Checking out his cake….

I think he likes it

Happy guy!

Hudson Smash!

He loved the cake and may have loved playing in it more 🙂

Messy boy, time for a bath!

The aftermath

Hudson with Grandma and Poppa!

Hudson with Nana and P’Pa!

Time for presents!

It was beautiful out so we spent the day outside.

Hudson and his pal Crosby

It was an awesome day filled with friends and family. I think Hudson enjoyed himself 🙂 Can’t believe my baby boy is ONE now!

Hudson: Twelve Months/One Year/52 Weeks!

29 Mar

Happy Birthday Hudson!!!!! Hudson is 1 year old today!

As you know, Hudson continues to be my little sweetie…. and such a FLIRT! He makes eyes at all the girls and the smile he gets on his face is just ridiculous! I mean I can’t blame the ladies for loving him…. just look at him! ❤ He is all about moving right now. He doesn’t sit still for a minute. He climbs, crawls, pushes, smashes and throws just about everything and anything. He LOVES to play ball and that seems to be his favorite right about it. He is also start to “chase” us which he thinks is hilarious.

We tried mashed potatoes again the other day and he actually liked them! I think it was a texture thing and maybe he is over it? He still loves his steak, broccoli, yogurt, and applesauce. He gets by just fine with his 2 teeth. That, however, is about to change but 2 more teeth just broke through so I am thinking within the next month, he will have a few more.

He is still taking his time in walking. He cruises around really well and flies when he pushing something. He can walk pretty good holding onto one hand of ours so I think it will be pretty soon. I also think that when he does figure out the balance piece, he will be quick. Ugh, he gets into enough now, I am sure that is only going to get worse.

He LOVES to play ball right now. He has a pretty good arm too 🙂 He also LOVES his big sister Kyler. He thinks she is so funny and has a good time messing around with her. Which he does… already. I think those 2 will be BFF and fight like cats and dogs all at the same time.

We head to the doctor for his 1 year check-up Friday but last time we checked he was right around 25 pounds. He also measured at 32.25 inches last time at the doctor so I will be eager to see if he has grown at all. He is wearing mostly 18-24 month clothes but can fit into a lot of 2T as well. His feet grew recently so we are in size 6’s now. Big guy!

I am so sad our monthly/weekly photos are over, however, I am not sure how much longer I could have kept this up. He does not cooperate at all and it is so hard to get a good picture!

Hudson, Happy Birthday sweet boy!!!!!! We love you!

Hudson: 51 Weeks

22 Mar

AHHH only one more weekly update left as this one. Hud the Stud is one week away from his birthday and I am in denial. He is cutting 2 teeth right now and his nose is running like crazy.

He. Does. Not. Sit. Still…… EVER. He gets into everything  you don’t want him to get into and he is determined. You can hide whatever you don’t wnat him to have he is hunts for it! He has picked up a few new words in the last week or so. He is now saying bye-bye, uh-oh, and I swear he tried to say Kyler today. He is waving hi and bye, making silly noises with his mouth and blowing kisses…. my favorite ❤

My sweet guy, only one more week of being a baby!

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