Monday, February 9, 2009

Want to see my uvula?

Well, we visited a new church yesterday. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming, and we were using Hudson as an indicator of the atmosphere in the place. If Hudson is uncomfortable somewhere, it's probably not a place we want to be. Hah. Well by the time we were ready to leave after the service, Hudson had made friends with everyone who came our way. The funniest encounter was with a nice gentleman named Carl. Carl introduced himself, and our 3 year-old promptly blurted out, "Hi, I'm Hudson! Want to see my uvula?!" as he opened his mouth super wide and said, "Ahhhh!" I'm not sure if they want us to come back, but Hudson certainly feels comfortable there!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Georgia Aquarium

We spent the weekend in Atlanta and went to the Georgia Aquarium. What an amazing place! It's the largest aquarium in the world, and the only one in the Western world with Beluga whales and Whale Sharks. It's also the only aquarium in the world with a Manta Ray. The ray currently has a wing span of "only" 9 feet; at full grown, it will be somewhere around 24 feet. Amazing.
There are 4 Whale Sharks as well, which are enormous but not even half-way grown either. At maturity, they will all be the length of a typical school bus (and NOT the short kind!). And this tank at the GA Aquarium is large enough to hold SIX of them, full-grown, plus the Manta Ray, and all the other thousands of smaller fish. Needless to say we were pretty impressed.

What made the trip even better was the fact that Grammy, Pop-Pop, Aunt Kristy, Aunt Kim, Mari Cagle, Nate, and Quinn all met us at the aquarium and spent the day with us. Hudson had a great time hanging out with his cousins and learning about marine life. After touring the aquarium, we went back to our hotel room next door and had a little birthday party for Pop-Pop. We were supposed to stay an extra day and visit Kristen's long-time friend, Drew, and then watch the Super Bowl and stay the night at Kim and Britton's house. But Kristen got sick Saturday night and we had to cut our trip short and come home Sunday. All in all though, it was a great trip. We can't wait to go back!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hudson's Dream Girl

Apparently a little girl named Shelby is Hudson's favorite. He gets all smiley when he talks about her. Shelby is special. So much so that Hudson wouldn't dare be seen wearing his Frankenstein mask during the Halloween party when Shelby walked in. Ahhhh, Shelby! One day Hudson was telling us all about Shelby and why he likes her so much. "Yeah, Shelby is a nice girl! She has TEETH! And she has HAIR!" Wow. I hope his standards get a little higher by the time he turns 18....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sweet Stuff

We were at JoAnn's today, shopping for some more fabric for quilts I'm making. As always, Hudson struck up a conversation with the lady who was cutting my fabric. He showed her the Star Wars toy he was holding and told her all about him, and then informed her all about the Planet Heroes toys that Santa brought him. She commented appropriately (even though I'm sure she had no idea what he was talking about), and then after a brief pause, Hudson decided to ask about her life. You see, he is learning all about the proper back-and-forth of courteous communication. Here is their conversation:

Hudson: "Do you have a kid?"
The lady: "Why yes, I do have a kid. She's a big kid though; she's 16."
Hudson: "Ohhhh! I see. What's her name?"
The lady: "Her name is Jessica."
Hudson: "Oh that's a pretty name."
Hudson: "My mommy has a kid too. But he's not a big kid. His name is Hudson!"
The lady: "Well let me that kid you? Is your name Hudson?"
Hudson: "Yeah! That's ME!" (said with congratulations in his tone of voice, as if she'd just deciphered a complicated calculus problem)

Hudson is such a joy, and little exchanges like these just make me chuckle and swell with pride. That's my little man!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Prince's Grilled Cheese

I just couldn't resist posting this latest funny moment by Hudson. Last night we were getting ready to eat dinner. Rob had a grilled cheese sandwich for Hudson on a plate, and as he put the plate down in front of our brilliant child, he said, "And here's the prince's grilled cheese sandwich..." to which Hudson immediately and indignantly said, "I'M NOT A PRINCESS!" Ahh, the intricacies of grammar. How does one explain the concepts of apostrophes, possessives, and plurals to a 3 year-old? Oh, but I must find a way!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Latest Hudson Quotes

Here are a few of the latest words of wisdom from our beloved 3 1/2 year-old:

  • "When Mommy wakes up she has red eyes like a MONSTER!"
  • "Who made the donuts? Woof! Woof! Woof! Who made the donuts? Woof! Woof! Woof!"
  • "I want to play with Batma'am and Spiderma'am!" (The wives of the famous superheroes, perhaps?)
  • "Spiderma'am, Spiderma'am. Does whatever a spider ma'am. Spins a web, eats a fries. Catches eaves, just like fries. Look out! Here comes a Spiderma'am!!"
  • "Only boys watch superhero movies. Girls watch princess movies."
  • "I'm not gonna frow up! I'm not gonna frow up! Mommy, guess what?!! I'm not gonna frow up!" ( he proceeds to throw up all over the couch)
  • "Mommy? Is the sun awake?" (Asked on a very cloudy, overcast day)
  • As he pries open my eyelids: "Mommy? Are you awake? Wake up, Mommy; the sun's awake!"
  • "We will, we will rock and roll!!"
  • "Frosty the Snowman, with a corncob button nose..."
  • "Daddy, Mommy said a bad word! She said, 'No' to me!"
  • "Daddy, you tricked me. You're a teaser-boy!"
  • "And NEXT Christmas it will be CHRISTMAS!"
  • "Daddy, I'm not tackling Mommy. I'm just running into her with my head!"
  • "Hi, I'm Hudson. Want to see my uvula?"
  • "Can you lick your uvula?"

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hudson's Bedtime Story

Last night, as we were getting ready for Santa to visit, we heard Hudson talking in his bedroom at Grammy and Pop-Pop's house. I thought he was calling for me at first, so I walked back there and put my ear to the door to listen. He wasn't upset at all, but he certainly wasn't asleep! He was busy telling himself a story. Here is what I heard:

"Once upon a time there was a little boy named Husson. And his mommy and daddy gave him some mashapotatoes. And they were sooooo yummy! But then Pop-Pop came by and took the mashapotatoes away and throwed them in the trash can. And Husson was not very happy...."

Sounds like Santa isn't going to come visit Pop-Pop!