Friday, September 15, 2017

Hudson is 2.5!

Hudman is two-and-a-half and is sweet as can be :)  He now weighs 27 lbs 4 oz, measures 30.62" long and has a head circumference of 19.12".  He wears size 5 diapers, size 3T clothes and just got his 20th pearly white! 

On 8/13 he enjoyed his first skate!  Our church children's program hosted a 'back to school' night at the local skating rink and he had his own wheels in which to participate! 

He still does PT and OT weekly and works hard to accomplish new goals and skills.  He also recently started speech twice a week.  He loves to stop and visit the fish ("nosh") on the way out each time.

He is a lucky dude to have two helpful siblings who love him like crazy!  They are both his favorites :)  Soon after this photo was taken we found our own similar train table at a garage sale bargain price!  It is a great height for his chair. 

Once upon a time a friendly Starbucks employee offered him whipped cream in a tiny sample cup.  From then on he expects one each time I get a drink at the Target Starbucks.  Silly boy!

Our guy is a great eater and sleeper!  He loves life and brings joy to many.  He especially likes hats, fish, "carrrrrs", books, baths, and dancing. 

He is doing a great job at using his wheelchair.  So far we have taken it to church, medical appointments and the children's museum.  He enjoys exploring on a new level!  He makes new friends everywhere we go.  Many people are impressed to see such a cute little guy maneuvering around so well.  

He loves playing with tracks and automobiles.  He is becoming more vocal and his little personality is coming out!

Monday, September 11, 2017

SBANT Walk-n-Roll 2017

Thanks to the overwhelming love and support of friends and family (aka "Hudson's Heroes") our first SBANT "Walk-N-Roll" was a huge success!!  We sold 187 team shirts, donated over $1,300 and participated to raise awareness of the Spina Bifida community.

Smith super kids :)

"Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles."

Smith party of 5!

We are honored that so many family members joined us to walk.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts :) 

"A HERO is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -Christopher Reeve