Thursday, February 19, 2009


Dear Hudson,

You can't see your sign, but today you are a year old!!!! This is such an exciting day that we have looked forward to for so long. We are so proud of our baby boy. You are the most precious little boy that we could ever imagine. Every day you amaze your daddy and me with your sweet disposition. Honestly, we can take you every where and you go with the flow. This past month has been a fun month for us. You have experienced even more foods and we have yet to find one you don't like (except for that lime incident :)). You started Kindermusik this past month and do you love it! You are so social and like to greet every baby and mommy in the class. When the music starts you are ready to go! You love to hear the music and especially the teacher singing. When she sings you are glued to her, not so much when mommy sings. We love that you love music.
You are still working on walking. We are pretty sure you will take off running once you get it down. You cruise along the furniture quickly and will stand up on your own for a quite a while. The walking will come when you are ready and we look foward to seeing it.
We took a couple of road trips to Waco this past month. It is fun for me to see you in a place that is so special. :)
You definitely are a social never meet a stranger! You will let anyone hold you, but when you are done, you're done and you want your mommy or daddy. I have to keep an eye on you because you definitely don't understand "stranger danger" yet.
One of your new favorite things to do is to wrestle with your daddy on our big bed. You get so excited when he gets home and crawl as quickly as you can to our room. When you get there you pull yourself up and wait expectantly for your daddy. You are pretty disappointed during the day when you crawl in there and I am the only one there. A new love in your life are the Backyardagains. You love that show! You dance when the music comes on and laugh out loud at their adventures. It is so fun to watch.
We are working on words. So far you can say mama, dada, hi and thank you. Your daddy and I were so excited to hear you say "thank you" from the backseat a couple of weeks ago! You have the cutest little voice! :)
Though it is bittersweet for me that you are turning one today, I am more happy than anything else. We are so grateful to have such a sweet, healthy little boy. We are so blessed that God has given us the privilege of raising you. It is our prayer that we raise you to know that you are a child of God and how much Christ loves you. We love you so much, Hudson James. We look forward to celebrating YOU on Saturday with family and friends.
Mommy and Daddy


The Hake Family said...

Happy Birthday Hudson! Your Mom and Dad love you so much and are so proud of you!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, what a sweet letter! I love that he says thank you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Hudson! What a joy you are. We are so blessed that you are a part of our family!

Ruth said...

What a sweet, sweet post! Happy Birthday Hudson! We are so glad to know you!!

Mom said...

This is so sweet, you brought tears to my eyes. A mothers love is pretty special.