Hudson's Cousin Is Here!

So excited to announce that Emmylou Dell McCall came swiftly into this world on Sunday and weighed in at 8 lbs!  She is absolutely beautiful and we are so happy for Laura and Seth.  Can't wait for Hudson and Emmylou to meet soon.

New Obsession

The vacuum cleaner.  He went from being scared of the teachers using the vacuum at daycare to being slightly obsessed with any vacuum that he sees.  When I go pick him up at school he likes to show me where the vacuum cleaner lives in the classroom even though I see it every day.  We went to a consignment sale this weekend.  It was a little picked over because it was the last day and every thing was half off but it was definitely meant to be because the first little toy I saw was a kid's size vacuum cleaner that even makes (a quiet) vacuum noise.  I got it for $5!  I wasn't sure if he would realize what it was because it is colorful and not as big as a real vacuum. When he woke up from his nap and saw it he just got so excited and immediately started pushing it around.  It has been "THE" toy all weekend long.  Now if it actually picked up some dirt and dog hair it would be my favorite toy too.

We had a busy weekend.  We went to Grandma's house and got to visit with Hudson's best buddies.  Again, I don't think the boys realize that since their moms are best friends that they are going to have to love each other too.  It was a quick visit but so nice to get together with friends.

 Hopefully Sarah got some better pictures on her camera.  As you can imagine it is no easy task getting all 6 of us to look at the camera at the same time.  

 They did actually sit on the couch together for a few pictures but I didn't get any with my camera.  The rest of the time it was a lot of chaos like this.

 Checking out all of parts.

 He napped for 3 hours on this day because all he does now is walk around the house constantly.  It makes me tired just watching him.

 "Hey Grandma, I think I remember you saying that you were going to take me outside."

 Playing on the piano at Grandma's house.  All I can teach him is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" or "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Funny how it is in the same place with the same bench that I used to play on when I was little.  This is me and the best big brother ever.  He is probably trying his best to entertain me while I was interrupting his practice.

Playing outside with daddy

Breathing Easier

Our week started with another visit to our pediatrician on Monday.  Hudson had a fever off and on last week and over the weekend and was starting to wheeze.  Well, after attempting a nebulizer treatment alone in the office which resulted in the nebulizer mask, cord, and the liquid medicine flying across the room numerous times, we left with an inhaler with a spacer to try at home.  Even with both of us holding him down it is a pretty miserable treatment.  He looks at us like we are suffocating him and holds his breath because he is crying so hard.  The whole point of the inhaler is to breathe in so you can imagine how effective our treatments have been.  We went back in for another check-up today and the doctor felt like he was improving so hopefully we won't have to do many more treatments.  I can't wait for spring!

 When we aren't trying to actually do the treatment he thinks the mask and spacer is a pretty cool toy.

 Looks like he knows how to use it.

 A little Yoga on the playground

 A blurry picture of his "surprised" face that he loves to give.

 Chilling in his chair

Still has long hair. No hair cut yet.

Time For A Haircut?

My goal for the weekend was to get Hudson's haircut but for some reason it is so hard to actually do it.  You will see from the pictures below that he hair is crazy lately but for some reason I get sad every time I think of someone cutting his hair.  I kind of love his crazy hair but his bangs are in his eyes most of the time so it is at least time for trim.  So we will see, there is one more day left in the weekend....

Hudson only had to go to school 3 days this week because he had a fever on Tuesday night.  My mom came to stay with him on Wednesday so he was spoiled and got to stay home two days in a row which made for a rough day back to school on Friday. On Thursday he took a 3.5 hour nap which must be a record for him.  Luckily, I got to nap for a few hours with him.  He has recently discovered the chair that I got for him months ago.  He loves to climb up onto it and sit down like a big boy.  He even dangles his legs off of it like he is so proud of his chair.   His favorite activity of the weekend is having his Daddy push him really fast around the house in his car chasing Angel around.  From the amount of laughing I hear during this activity it is hard to tell who loves it more, Hudson or Zach. Angel makes it even more fun for them because she hates when Hudson is in the car and especially when he is moving.  He has started saying "car" more this weekend to try to get daddy to play the game with him.

I haven't been able to catch the face on camera yet but Hudson loves giving his "surprised" face to anyone who is watching.  He knows it makes people laugh at him so he uses it to his advantage.  He will randomly do it sometimes which is really cute but he has also started doing it after he hits me or Zach in the face and we tell him "No Hitting".  He knows we are mad so he thinks he can make it all better if he does his face and make us laugh.  Again, discipline fail.  My favorite is when we are in the grocery store and I hear someone start laughing as they are walking by.  I look at Hudson to see that he is giving them the face.  If they laugh he will usually give them a little wave too.

 Climbing his chair

 Worn out after all of that climbing.  Don't let him fool you though, he only sits for a few seconds unless there is a good show on TV. 

 He knew he wasn't supposed to have the fingernail clippers so he tried to sit very quietly so I wouldn't notice.

 He is walking everywhere and rarely crawls anymore.  My baby is growing up!

 He knows exactly where Zach works during the day and when he gets tired of me he walks over to the door yelling "Dadadadada".  He bangs on the door until someone opens the door.

 He knows the door knob is the way in but can't quite reach it enough to turn it yet.  The dogs seem anxious to get in too.

 "Mom, Can I get a little help here?"

 "Seriously, I need to ask Dad something."

 "Fine, I will just wait here."

 It was 65 degrees today so we got to play outside.

 The playground has wood chips so he is just getting used to walking on it.

 Trying to let the dogs out of the dog park area.

 Never tired enough to leave the playground.

 Waving at a neighbor walking by.

 He loves playing with the dog leashes.  It is funny because when ever he plays with them the dogs follow him around like he might actually hook them up and take them outside.