We haven't gone for his 3 year well check up, so I'm not sure of his official stats. I'm pretty sure he weighs about 34 lbs. and is probably around 36" tall.
Hudson is our VERY strong, independent, willful child. He wants to do things his way. All the time. I have a love/hate relationship with this side of him. I'm glad we're raising an independent child, BUT....man oh man, it can cause some major fireworks at times. Trey and I still have a lot to learn on the best way to handle a strong-willed child.
Things Hudson can do these days:
-- can say and identify his ABC's
-- can count to 20 or so?? Maybe more.
-- can say 1-10 in Spanish
-- knows his right and left
-- knows his way around our city like the back of his hand. Tells me when I'm going the wrong way.
-- eats with a spoon and fork (most of the time)
-- drinks out of a regular cup....although he still prefers a straw.
-- knows all of his colors
-- can spell his name
-- can WRITE his name. He did this yesterday and I had NO idea he could do it.
-- knows his street name, city and state that he lives in
-- can do somersaults
-- hops and jumps all over the place
-- knows lots and lots of songs and loves to sing them.
-- eats like a champ. His favorites are still: broccoli, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, chicken, sausage, pancakes, chips and queso (he takes after me!), beans, rice, any kind of fruit except pineapple. And of course....french fries! The boy loves him some "Chickalay" (Chick Fil-A).
-- has the best imagination. I love hearing him make up stories with his toys.
-- his favorite toys: Any kind of car, truck, train or construction equipment. He loves to be outside too!
-- he loves books.
-- very opinionated about what he wants to wear - clothes and shoes. (Constant battle)
-- hates having water in his face (in the bath when I wash his hair), but he's getting better.
-- loves making friends.
I think that's enough. Now...on with his actual birthday if y'all are still reading :)
I decided to go get a dozen balloons and put them outside of Hud's room so he would see them when he woke up. I debated on putting them IN his room, but I thought that might freak him out. So...the hallway it was. He loved it!
We had to take them all downstairs
We let him open one gift from Aunt Berta before school.
A new safari wooden train set - I think he liked it, what do you think???
His birthday shirt.
One of his best buddies, Sheldon also has a March birthday - on the 10th. They're in the same class, so it's easy to celebrate their birthdays together. And they love it.
I took cupcakes to his school after lunch for both boys...and their class, of course.
These two are all boy. Always wrestling or climbing on each other.
It's a good thing Sheldon's family owns the school. :) Maybe we won't get kicked out afterall.
Cupcakes?? Oh yeah. Hud chose vanilla and refused to take a good picture.
Later that evening, we had a little family birthday party at our house. My mom - sticking with tradition - made Hudson a birthday cake. She outdid herself once again. He requested a Jungle Junction cake.
I bought a # 3 sparkler to put in the cake. Yeah, bad idea.
Scared Hudson half to death when we lit it and it started sparkling all over the place.
Oops! It didn't stop me from snapping pictures though.
Don't worry....daddy was there to comfort. And the tears didn't last long.
See? He's digging into Ellyvan now.
Don't mind anyone else that might want cake, Hud.
The biggest surprise was his new JEEP.
Always the serious one in new situations......
We had to keep reminding him to watch where he was going!!
This face shows you how much he loves having his picture taken.....
You think he'd be used to it by now.
And that was Hudson's 3rd birthday! Well, not really. We also had a big party at Pump It Up, but this post is already too long so I'll save those pictures for another day.
Happy 3rd Birthday, my sweet boy!!!
We love you so much.