Wednesday, July 25, 2012

18 month old

I need to stop blinking!! I can not believe my little guy turned 18 months yesterday. It really blows my mind. I have to say I LOVE Hudson's half birthday. It lands on a big state holiday (the 24th of July is Pioneer Day) here in Utah. I swear its bigger then the 4th I kid you not! Everyone always says the 4th is just the practice holiday. We basically celebrate the same, fun parades, BBQ's, and Fireworks. One of my favorites is that there is no gift giving! Just lots of family and fun. We enjoyed our morning off and didn't make it to the parade. We did watch most of it on TV though. We went to my parents and had a little BBQ and made s'mores. Hudson loved it, it was his first one. Then later that evening we had another BBQ with our super awesome new neighbors. It was great fun! 

Now, on to this little mans official 18 month post!

Weight: 22.5 lbs (home scale)
Height: 32.5 inches (measured at home)
[ill do the officials after your check up]
Teeth: 7, 4 on top and 3 on bottom
Diaper: 4
Clothes: 18 month, 24 month jammies
Shoe: Size 5
Hair: Still my little blondie! You had another hair cut recently. You hair grows way super fast.
Eyes: blue :)
Favorite foods: Peanut butter, crackers, mac & cheese
Favorite toys:  Cars, cars, cars, trucks & cars. also his books, slides & basket ball hoop.
Favorite activities:  playing in the water, going down any and all slides, jumping on the trampoline, going for walks & watching Mickey Mouse

 What you've been up to:
Potty Training! I can't believe the things you do sometimes! [you can click here to read more about that]. You do really well! The other day you walked to the potty all by yourself with out even telling me! You still have some accidents and your not night trained, but your doing great!

You are talking up a storm! your a little sponge and soak up everything. You know so many things it amazes me. I couldn't even begin to say all the words you know, because I know ill forget way to many. But off the top of my head, some that you know are: Cars, trucks, Bus, Bicycle (bi-sskle), lawnmower, peanut butter (pee-a-buh-er), shoeeeesssss, light, book, ball, crackers, chalk, monkey, mine, dinosaur (die-a-soor), thank you, again, drums, bird, dog,  and many more. You are also very good at telling people NO! You know everyone's car and when you see it you will tell us if its mommas, dadas, papas, grandmas, etc. You can look at family pictures and can point out almost everyone with out us asking you. You repeat basically anything we ask you to, with HILARIOUS results.

You know lots of animal noises:
dog, cat, pig, snake, cow, sheep, monkey, tiger, dinosaurs, horse, tarzan (you beat your chest and say ahhhhh), train, car, daddy, bird.

I don't know if I have posted this yet, but as you know [click here] you have reactive air ways. We got you put on medication every day because the inhaler just wasn't cutting it. You take Singular every day and your doing AMAZING! It is night and day. You get to run to your little hearts content and almost never have a coughing fit.

Your Mr. Independent. Everything you must do by yourself.

You don't sit still. As in ever. As in I have yet to see you sit still for more then 30 seconds. It doesn't matter what your doing, your moving. You can't even sleep still, your move around all night.

You are a climber and a dare devil. You like to stand on things (like boxes and your slide). You know your not supposed to because you wait and look at me till I look at you. Then you giggle and sit down. Little STINK!

Your still obsessed with shoes. You have to have a pair on at all times.

In the car you always ask for your sunglasses if I have mine on.

Your still such a picky eater.  Mom has taken to hiding veggies in your food! For the most part you will eat almost any fruit all day long. You have a hard time eating a full meal and veggies. You literally inspect every single bite. And if it even looks funny to you, you go eww and refuse the bite. I have now taken to making fruit smoothies with spinach or carrots added. You drink the fruitable drinks. & I have found I can mix in some veggie baby food do your spaghettios, or other foods and you have no idea.

Dad is not to happy, but you hate bugs! HA, this is all my fault. You can spot even an ant from 20 yards I swear. You run over to the bug, look down and point and say EWWWWWWWWWE and then proceed to stomp on it. Those poor bugs have no chance.

Your big on coloring. You have a few coloring books and you call crayons "colors". Its adorable. Except when you excitedly grab my hand and say momma momma, color!! Then we walk over and you have drawn all over my wall :/

You take one nap a day. Its anywhere from 45 min to 1 1/2 hours. Its usually while your at grandmas and moms at work. You also sleep from about 9pm till 7am. You should sleep more kid.

Even with your lack of sleep, testing my limits, and coloring my walls I wouldn't trade it for anything. You make our lives worth living little man. We love you to the moon and back!!
passed out with his friends after swimming

dads mini me

this is how we roll at our house, pants-less

I made a sweet mess free finger paint for this little guy

Jumping on the tramp

Little does he know their is hidden spinach in that delicious smoothie!


  1. SO stinking adorable!! It is like he gets 2 birthdays!!

  2. He is to stinking cute. Good luck potty training we haven't even begun to try with Keira, she'll be 20 months on the 29th. I don't think shes ready yet and I don't know if I have the patience while prego to teach her.

    1. Thanks! I honestly don't think I was ready to potty train. But Hudson just kept showing every sign in the book and I started getting visions that if I didn't do it now while he was interested I would have a kindergartner who wasn't potty trained hahaha

  3. And I thought Brielle didn't sleep---you've got it worse than me! haha.

    He's too cute though :-)

    1. Haha thanks! I don't get this kid, he seriously hardly naps. It makes for some long days after work lol

  4. what a cutie!! Happy 18 month bday! Ohh... potty training--always good for some interesting stories ;)