Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Update on Mr Hudson

I can not believe in just over a month I will have a 2 year old son.
Its insane how big this little guy is and I thought it was time for an update. 

Weight: [according to home scale] 25 lbs
Height: [according to home scale] 35 inches
Teeth: 12 yippeee
You have 4 on top, 4 on bottom and then a couple spaces back you have 4 molars [one on each side]
You still have 8 teeth to get before you have a full mouth of teeth, and then after that you will need your 2 year old molars
Diaper: 4
Clothes: 24 month/2t they are still kinda baggy, but you too tall to wear anything else
Shoe: 8!!!
Hair: blondie. Your hair grows sooo fast. Im constantly trimming it. 
Eyes: blue :)
Favorite foods: Peanut butter on basically anything.
Favorite toys:  cars, trucks, busses, cho-cho tains, tractors, dump trucks. if it has wheels you love it
Favorite activities:  coloring, hide and seek, running in circles and singing/dancing 

 What you've been up to:

You are truly THE definition of a toddler boy. 

You are talking NON STOP! I can honestly hold conversations with you. You talk in practically full sentences. You know so many words, and words I didn't know you knew. We got gas this morning and as we pulled up you said "momma get gas?" and I said "yup, Im gonna get gas" to which hudson replies "stupid gas!" HAHAH ooops...apparently I must say stupid gas alot lol. 

You know ALL of your colors. red, blue, pink, purple, yellow, white, green, orange, brown, and black. 
You tell us the color of everything. I love when were driving and out of the back seat I hear "yellow bus" "red car" "blue truck" "mama big one black truck" its so cute!

Were working on our shapes and you know circle and triangle pretty good! The other ones are hit and miss. 

You can count 1-5 and 10-14..were working on the middle numbers ;)

You love looking for the moon. Its hilarious during the day, you ask where the moon is and I say its sleeping. So you look towards the sun and say "hot moon"

You love your basketball hoop. You always tell us your going to dunk it. 

You had a bit of a foot growth spurt!! For the most part of this year you were a size 5. So I bought winter shoes in 6's and some 7's hoping if your feet grew we would be ok. Well in september/october you were finally getting to a size 6. Then all of a sudden a couple weeks ago you kept telling me your shoes were tight. So finally we were at the nike store with dad and I had them measure your foot. You are a stinking size 8 and have NO shoes that fit you. What the heck kid?

I have so many cars/trucks/tractors/etc all over my house. You love getting new cars and drive them all over the house. 

Your memory is intense kid! We were at the store the other day and I was letting you play with a couple of the little dollar hot wheel cars. At check out I put the green one back and just bought you the red one. Later that night you threw a fit because he wanted the green car. When I asked what car you said " in the bag green car! momma buy it!" I was so sure you would have forgot about it. So I calmed you down and you did. But then about 2 days later you started freaking out for the green car again, so finally I just went back and bought it for you. How you remembered that I will never know. 

You talk in your sleep. I love it. You talk about some crazy stuff. The other day you kept saying "all gone" in your nap. Then as you woke up you said "all gone, fly away" and I said what fly away? and you said. "the colors, fly away all gone" 

Your eating is still hit and miss. But that is just who you are, and your alive and well so I guess I cant complain too much. 

We love you so much little man!! 

Thank goodness for instagram to catch all these fun moments of our little guy

Awesome lime pants!

Merica' Merica'

Playing out side

He refuses to sit in his booster most days

This cho cho catalog kept him busy for a half hour

This is a sneak peak of our family pictures we got done

Love my boys

This was the night we put the tree up

Its beginning to look a lot like christmas

We saw santa  again


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

We Saw Santa

I feel like have been neglecting my poor blog. Its not that haven't wanted to blog, I just can't. We have no computer :(  It really is hard. & with only 5 more weeks till I am officially jobless were pinching pennies just in case. Hopefully come spring we can get a new computer! There are some great things coming on the horizon. It just a matter of getting through the low period. I have a new venture that I am going to try, but I don't want to jinx anything. so wish me luck!! haha 

Anyways, we went and saw santa last week. Im IN LOVE with our santa pictures. There is an amazing photography studio here in Utah. They take amazing pictures just in general, but their santa pictures are to die for! Such a fun experience, way more for your money & not to mention they are cheaper then the mall santa. Your husband gets to dress up as Santa, or you can use the real santa. We ended up doing both. First Tanner dressed up, then we got a traditional one on santas lap. The idea is children are less afraid when their parents are "santa". But the real santa is there too, so you don't have to worry about anything ;) you can check the company out here [fotofly santa

For a fun comparison click here for hudson last year


Thursday, November 22, 2012


Its officially thanks giving and time to remind ourselves of everything we are thankful for. 

I am so very thankful and grateful to be a mother to my amazing son. He has been the greatest blessing in my life. I can not imagine my life without that little man. He is just an amazing guy and a crazy ball of energy. LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

I am thankful for my husband Tanner. Im so glad he chose me to go on the crazy adventure we call life together. He is truly my better half. 

I am thankful for my wonderful parents. With out them I would not be who I am today. They still do everything they can for me, and I know I can always count on them. 

I am thankful for my gorgeous little sister Jaida. She is my best friend. Even though we can fight like, well, like sister we still have so much fun together. I love that she is growing up and we can start doing more things together :) 

I am thankful for my in-laws and the giant family I married into. They all welcomed me into the family and they are just amazing. 

I am thankful for our health and our home. 2 things I take for granted. 

I am thankful for my husbands job. It is something that he loves to do, and provides so much for our family. 

I am thankful for all of my extended family. I have so many amazing aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas  and cousins and more! I love when we get to see them and I wish we all could get together more. 

I am thankful for my best friend tiffany & her family. We have been friends for what seems like forever. She is a great example to me as a mother and just as a person. Her mom is a second mom to me. Her daughters are my nieces. Her husband is like a brother. I couldn't ask for better friends. 

I am thankful for all of my friends. Old and New. near and far. Each and every single one holds a special place in my heart. I wish I could go in-depth individually but we would be here all night.

I am thankful for so many many things. For my wonderful life that I get to live. I am very blessed. 









Monday, November 12, 2012

What Hudson Eats, Toddler Edition

 One of the blogs I folow, from mrs to mama, did I post similar to this a few days ago. It inspired my post today. I thought this would be a fun thing to look back on.

 Now, first lets get a few things straight. Hudson is STILL an extremely picky eater. We have our good days for sure, but we have our bad days. Im sure to offer a good variety and good portions for each meal and/or snack, whether or not he eats it is another question. There are a few things he eats REALLY well though, ill talk more about that later. Also, he eats more then what is pictured, those are just the things that came to my mind first.

Breakfast for breakfast it really depends who is feeding him that morning as to what he will get. If its dad, he usually gets cereal (multi grain cherrios is the normal). If its Tanners mom she usually feeds him oatmeal. My mom makes him toast and eggs every friday. If its me it really depends. Some days its eggo waffels. I dont like Hudson to use syrup, so I usually use peanut butter and some honey. He loves its. Other days Ill makes eggs and toast with yogurt, some days its cereal. Others its fruit and yogurt. Just really depends. Breakfast seems to be the meal he eats the best. Waffels with peanut butter is one he will usually eat the whole thing every time.

Lunch this is the one meal I rarely ever get to feed him. I do pack him a lunch every day though and he eats at grandmas. I try to rotate so its not the same every day. I always pack a fruit in his lunch. Fruit is one thing I can ALWASY get hudson to eat :) He LOVES strawberries, blueberries, bananas, oranges, peaches, pears and watermelon. I also usually pack a yogurt for some calcium. I love the daninino ones. They are made with whole milk and they are small so PERFECT size for little toddler bellies. He really enjoys tuna fish sandwiches! I make mine with ranch by the way, becuase I hate mayo. Its so yummy. This one makes me happy. as long as his sandwhich is cut into dinosaur shapes he will eat them every time. We do peanut butter and jelly/or honey. Macaroni and Cheese, Spaghettios, fish sticks. Sometimes leftovers from dinner. Quesidillas, chicken nuggets. The normal lunch stuff.

Dinner Hudson usually eats anything we eat. He loves spaghetti. I love that he loves it becuase its an easy one to sneak veggies into with the sauce. He likes rice. sloppy joes. Burritos or enchiladas are a big hit. He likes pasta and sauces. He always has to have something to dip his food into.  He also really likes cheeseburgers. But it can only have sauce, cheese and sometimes tomato.  Basically whatever we eat we offer it to him.

snacks I like to think his snacks are pretty common for a toddler. He loves nutra grain bars. I will sometimes give him one on the way to grandmas in the morning if were running late. We eat goldfish. I have recently started getting the annies bunnies ones, they are really yummy! saying he loves cheese is an understatment. I get him the mickey mouse cheese shapes and he really likes those. Fruit is a big snack at our house too. I used to do the pouch fruits but we stopped for a while. Hudson has started showing interest and eating them again YAY! another way to hide some veggies ;) one of his favorites is the pumpkin banana up & up brand. We eat the micky mouse dried fruit. That seems to be a hit and miss with hudson. Some days he likes them others he acts like its too sour. Hudson also likes grahm crackers, he eats alot of those at grandmas.

Drinks for the most part we just drink water. Hudson doesn't mind and actually sometimes will ask for water over whatever drink he already has. He drinks milk a couple times a day. Sometimes whole, sometiems 2%. He LOVES lemonade. He usually only gets this if we go out to eat. The only juice I buy is the v8 splash. That way I can sneak a teeny bit of veggies in him.

Misc I try to get him to eat veggies, but he isnt a big fan. Also, he is still somewhat lacking in the tooth department so raw veggies are still not an option. Once in a while he will eat some peas and corn, but usually I have to find ways to sneak them in his diet. Also, we are definetly not an all organic family. I try, becuase I do feel it is better for you. Its just so darn expensive!! plus I survived so I think were ok ;) We have a good mix of organic and processed food in our house. We do not however eat white bread. All of our rolls/tortillas/bread/buns/waffels are wheat and whole grain. The one thing we do about 50/50 is white rice over brown rice. One day ill get the husband to go 100% brown rice.  I would like to think were pretty healthy anyways.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Disney Land Day one!

Although it was 105 that day, and we were all dying. We had a blast and cant wait to go back!
I kinda broke down are vacation in this post. so you can read more about that there. This is just pic overload!

he even gave jessie a kiss!

getting ready to ride the TEACUPS!

on pirates of the Caribbean. Just in case your wondering..no flash photography on this ride or you get yelled at!

My two favorite boys!

Two of my favorite ladies

The official center of disneyland

Love him to pieces :D