Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hudson at 10 months

Hudson is ten months old!  He now weighs right under 18 pounds.  He still wears size 9 month outfits and is on his final box of size 3 diapers.  Lots of people have commented lately about how big he as gotten!

The day before we left Trinity we were able to participate in the baby dedication at DWMBC.  It was so special dedicating Hudson there in front of sisters and brothers in Christ who have flooded the gates of Heaven with prayer during this journey.

Hudson had a wonderful first Christmas.  He was such a good boy this year that Santa brought him lots of fun new toys and gadgets!

Our little mister rang in the new year with his first tooth!  He handled teething pretty well although seemed a bit cranky and restless for a couple of days.

He is such an easy going kiddo!

Nighttime slumber has been a little rocky over the past few weeks.  Hudson has had a hard time getting settled at bedtime and has awoken multiple times each night wanting to eat and/or be held.  Hopefully this is only a short phase and he returns to sleeping restfully all night long soon.  He still catnaps during the day.  The onesie says it all :)

New foods we have introduced this month include acorn squash and chicken.  He has tasted fresh fruits such as watermelon and lemon and really liked them!  He has also occasionally started enjoying itty bitty bites of whatever we are having.  If it is something he really likes and we stop offering bites he gets pretty upset!  He often sees us eating something with a spoon and demands to be fed too!

He is getting much stronger and more determined!  He pushes up from a lap or reclined position by using his elbows.  He is able to sit up straighter and for a longer period of time while holding on to his legs. 

We love this little guy with everything we have!  It's time to start planning a first birthday party :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Polar Express 2015

In mid December we surprised the kiddos with a trip on the Polar Express in Palestine!  We all had a fun time :)  The station was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the characters were so friendly and welcoming!  All aboard!
Our train left just before sunset.  The restored train was so neat and the entire experience followed the story line very well.  Shortly after the ride began we were served hot cocoa and a cookie before the Polar Expess book was read.  The music from the movie played as we finally reached the north pole!  Santa and his elves waved and welcomed our group. 
Owen was pleased with his very own golden ticket!

 Without a doubt, the most exciting part of the ride was when Santa boarded the train and traveled back to the station with us!  He was kind enough to give each kiddo a special bell, sign their golden ticket and even pose for a quick photo :)  
"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we cannot see." -The Polar Express