… You are now a whole year old. Which just seems crazy to me. Where did this past year go? Time is flying by me… and I am just trying to soak up every sweet moment with you.
… You have the most adorable toothy grin I have ever seen. Your whole face scrunches up and you show off all 8 of your little teeth… and every single time it has me crack up. It’s the most cheeseball thing I have seen… along with a terrible fake laugh. Which I believe is you mimicking our laughs at your grin…. Which in turn just makes us laugh harder.
… You are fiercely independent and stubborn. You want to do everything your brother does… and are determined to not let anyone get in your way. You are constantly proving just how big you are, testing your limits on a daily basis.
… However, while being independent and stubborn… You are sweet and gentle. You love snuggling and laying with your momma. You talk away as we lay on the couch… I am so curious about all these stories you are telling me. You are animated and talk with your hands and will laugh mid-sentence. I am always so sad that I am missing out on these jokes and hilarious stories you are telling…. But just your facial expressions have me laughing along with you.
… You love food. This is something you remind me so much of your brother. Any time I am eating anything… you come up to me.. And slap the ground and yell. Which apparently to you and your brother means… you want some too. You will eat constantly if I let you. Your favorites include crackers, blue berries, bananas, peas, and mac and cheese.
… You crawl quicker than I can walk I feel like at times. You are quick… and find it hilarious when you head towards somewhere I don’t want you to go… and go into super baby speed mode. Which has me chasing and yelling… while you just crack up and go faster and faster :)
… You hate the swings at the park. You do not want to sit in the baby swings at all… the only way you like to swing is with me holding you. However, if Maddux is pushing you in the swing you seem to do just fine. The minute he runs off to play with the big kids… all you want is to sit and swing with me. Which is honestly… no problem at all. Because I love it.
… You tell off the dogs on a daily basis. You raise your arms and shout and yell… and in return… Charlie just licks the crap out of your face… which then causes you to panic and yell at her more… until I intervene.
… You have adorable curly red hair at the moment. Which again is a similarity between you and your brother. I wonder if it will stick around or darken like your brothers. Yours is strawberry blonde… and is the sweetest little head of hair … that just seems to go perfect with your big blue eyes….
… I am so thankful for the relationship you and your brother have developed this past year. It’s something that has been so fun to watch. Over the past year I have watched your relationship grow.. You just adore your brother… constantly watching him… chasing him trying to keep up. And in return your brother takes time to play with you daily… spending time with you… and honestly enjoying every moment of it. He gets up in the morning and crawls into your bed and as I get ready for work I can hear giggles and squeals coming from his room… and I just hope that you two continue down this path… this bond has been honestly the best moments of motherhood for me. Hoping and praying that you two become the best of friends and watching this develop day by day… I can’t even put into words what that means to me.
… You love music. Anytime… anywhere we hear music… you smile and dance. This just started about a month ago… and I hope that I can catch it on video because it is the cutest. Anytime we are in a store and you hear the music playing… you just dance away … smiling.. Having your own little party in our cart.
… You have started taking a few steps here and there. Still a bit unsure of yourself. I am pretty sure you could take off if you wanted to. But you are cautious… and not quite ready yet. I can see it happening any day…. On your own time.
… You overall are quiet and easy going. Sweet, careful, cautious boys. And there is nothing better than that. You love showing affection, laughing, following your brother, and eating.
Hudson, I am so lucky to be your momma. I don’t know what I did to deserve such a great baby but I am thankful on a daily basis for you. I cannot wait to watch you grow over the years… watching you stay the same but changing at the same time… I hope that you and your brother build upon the foundation you two have set… you are just a joy to be around… your smile is contagious and are just a complete joy to be around. Love you Huddy Buddy.