Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 28, 2009

Do you remember where you were one year ago today?

For me and Doug, April 28, 2009 was the most nerve-racking yet exciting day of our lives since our wedding day. We had received the long awaited phone call the day before informing us that we had been chosen as his parents. So on a cold, snowy April morning we drove up to Missoula and picked up our beautiful son! Wow, how life changes in such a short period of time. Below is a pic of Hudson the day we drove home from Missoula (after Doug and I spent almost an hour arguing about the proper installation of the carseat and if it was strapped down tightly enough!)...

Here are pictures of him one year later...such a handsome little boy :)

We are so blessed to have such an amazing child who we have grown to love more than we ever could have imagined!

Monday, April 19, 2010

He's #1!

Hudson turned one on April 12th. We had a few friends over to celebrate the occasion and were blessed with beautiful weather (it snowed 6" the very next day!) so the kids were able to play outside. Here are a few pictures from his special day...

Hudson and Reid



Hudson and Jack


Reid and Hudson playing with one of Hudson's favorite birthday gifts - a Tonka truck with all the bells and whistles.

HD and Reid were having some mechanical issues, so Kale came over to offer some help...

Kale looks under the engine to see if he can diagnose the problem...

Unfortunately, the boys were still having issues getting it running, so Hudson decides to push Reid to try and get it going...without much luck :)

Time for his first cake!

Hudson had a great first birthday!
(Of course, he's in sugar shock so his joy may not be evident in this picture but he really did have a great time!)

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Hudson learns something new everyday. It's funny how you wonder if he is picking up on everything you are trying to teach him and then all of a sudden he pulled this out of thin air, and now he wants to play peek-a-boo all the time. The same thing has been happening with sign language. For a while now he has been able to sign "milk" but it was pretty sporadic at best. About a week or two ago he has started signing "more" and today he signed "food" for the first time (and several times throughout the day everytime he was hungry!). It's so great to know that he not only understands what we are signing to him but that he is learning how to tell us what he wants using signs, we love it! Already we feel like we can understand him better, we know if he is hungry or thirsty and if he wants more food or is all done. Being able to communicate with Hudson in this simple way is so exciting for us and we look forward to what signs he will learn next.

Here's our recent peek-a-boo game frame by frame...