Wednesday, April 20, 2011

10 SILLY, WIGGLY MONTHS!

10 MONTHS!!!

Your second time in Newport Beach
The first time you were too little to enjoy it
This time you had a BLAST!

YOUR COOL SHADES


Wow! 10 Months, I can't believe that in just a blink you will be ONE!! What an amazing 10 months it has been. Hudson, you are SO MUCH FUN, and SO HAPPY! That is a comment that you get a lot, "he's so happy and smiley!" and you are!!

CLIMBING THE STAIRS AT MIMI & PAPA'S BEACH HOUSE
YOU'RE EVEN CUTE WHEN YOU CRY!
YOU GOT STUCK!

You celebrated your 10 month birthday in Newport Beach, and oh my goodness...YOU LOVE THE BEACH AND THE OCEAN! It was a little chilly, actually a lot chilly, but it didn't stop you from splashing in the water and charging the waves. Daddy had to pick you up a couple of times so the waves wouldn't knock you down. You are a brave little guy!
OUR FAMILY
WE ARE SO BLESSED

You climbed your first stairs at MiMi and PaPas beach house, PaPa helped you! You fell in love with Sadie (the dog) and shared your cheerios with her, you would eat one then give her one. It was THE CUTEST thing ever! I love how much you love animals. You got to see all of Daddy's side of the family, Grandma and Grandpa Quast, Granny & Popi, Mimi & Papa,  Auntie Megan, Auntie Brookie, Auntie Chelsea, Auntie Victoria and Auntie Robyn. You are so blessed to have so many people love you, and let me tell you...THEY LOVE YOU SO MUCH! I love seeing how they all swoon over you and giggle at everything you do. It truly melts my heart.
AUNTIE ROBYN & AUNTIE MEGAN!
FIRST TIME WITH YOUR FEET IN MIMI & PAPA'S SPA

You fell in love with your MiMi and PaPa this weekend, and even said PaPa all weekend. On the ride home you were in your car seat and would say, "papa" then laugh so hard and say it again and laugh! So Cute!

THE REID MEN
PAPA, DADDY & HUDSON
MIMI, PAPA & SNOOKIE WITH HUDDER MUFFIN


Here are some 10 month stats...
THIS IS WHAT YOU DO WHEN WE TRY TO TAKE YOUR 10 MONTH PICTURE
IT'S REALLY HARD TO GET YOU TO SIT!
You are 22 pounds and have a lot of rolls on your thighs!
You wear size 4 diapers
Size 12 months clothes (some 9 months fit, but they are pretty snug)
Words you say: mama, dada, ball, bye bye, papa, vava (baba)
Words you sign: More (all the time)! you are starting to sign "please"
You absolutely love to push things, your firetruck from Grandma & Grandpa is your favorite
You love balls, and as soon as you seen one you say, "ball, ball"
You laugh ALL THE TIME!
You eat so much, people always comment on how much you eat for dinner! Mommy asked the Dr. and she said to give you as much as you want...and it's A LOT!
Here is a typical dinner for you: bowl of rice cereal, bowl of sweet potatoes, bowl of chicken & spinach or half to whole avocado, bowl of spinach and squash, applesauce and meat
You still nurse throughout the day too. You are one big boy!
You have big squishy cheeks
2 teeth! The bottom middle
A HUGE SMILE!
You poop a lot! 2-4 times a day!
You love going bye bye and if I say, "do you want to go bye bye" you start waving and will go towards the door.
You love your daddy and he can make you belly laugh ALL THE TIME!
You always reach for your VaVie and NaNa Carol and now your Papa too.
You love when Uncle Adam comes over and plays with you.
You love to read books and can turn the pages and point to things.
You FINALLY slept through the night on your 10 month birthday!
Mommy and Daddy decided that when you wake up at night we are just going to change your diaper no more nursing.
Last night was our first night of this and it WORKED! You cried for 5 minutes and slept the rest of the night. It is 8:43 right now and you are still sleeping! You woke up at 2:30 for a diaper change and 7:15 to nurse and went back to sleep!
Such a good sleeper!!

STORY TIME WITH PEYTON, NICHOLAS AND NANA CAROL
Hudson,
Each day gets better with you. We look at you and can't believe how much we've been blessed. You bring so much joy and love into our lives. Thank you for who you already are! It's so much fun to watch you grow and discover and turn into a little boy instead of just a baby. You are definitely a rough and tough little boy! You like to get dirty, bang your toys and your head on things. You like to play rough and touch bugs and worms and eat dirt. You melt my heart and daddy's too! You are amazing!

On May 1, 2011 we are dedicating you to the Lord. We pray that you walk with the Lord your whole life and that you would shine is light for others to see. Always trust in the Lord little man! He has blessed us beyond measure and for that we are so so so thankful.

We chose 2 family verses that we will read and study and apply in our lives.

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME. Phillipians 4:13

We love this verse, because with Christ, anything is possible! Shoot for the starts buddy, we will always be by your side encouraging you, and Christ will hold your hand and guide your paths!

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND DO NOT LEAN ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE WILL MAKE STRAIGHT YOUR PATHS. Proverbs 3:5-6

Daddy was reading his bible and came across this verse, how powerful it is! Always trust in the Lord, for He is good! Our prayer is that in all that we do, we can honor and glorify God and that He would lead us on the paths that He chooses, not that we choose!

We love you so much Hudson! You are our dream come true!


Until Next Time...
xoxo

Friday, April 8, 2011

Giggly...Goofy...Crawly...Dirt Eatin' Love!

Almost 22 pounds of giggly, goofy, crawly, dirt eatin' love!
Last night Dunc and I had one of the best dates ever! It felt like we were in college again! Our sweet friends Chad & Traci and us decided to switch off every week watching each other's babies so that we can have date nights! It has been SO MUCH FUN! Their little love Gabby is a sweet, fun girl who just turned one and SHE LOVES HUDSON! It's so much fun to watch them play, and so much fun to get time with Duncan on our date weeks!

Last night we decided to go to the driving range and hit some golf balls. It truly felt like we were back in our "dating years" I was all giddy and Dunc was coaching me on my swing, it was just the best! We ended the evening with Mimi's Cafe. I love my man so much, sometimes I want to pinch myself...he's the BEST!

Hudson is getting so silly! He laughs with his mouth opened wide and will climb over ANYTHING to try to get to mommy! :) He has been signing "more" consistently now, but does it better for daddy than mommy.  He is getting pretty close to walking "I think". He loves to walk with his firetruck and lets go of furniture to try to balance.

He Plays hard and Sleeps Hard!
Duncan went to check on him during his nap and this is what he saw!
SO PRECIOUS!

He just seems to be BIG all of the sudden. Dunc and I were looking at him yesterday and were just trying to figure out when he got so big! It seemed to really happen over night. He woke up yesterday and just seemed big! He even woke up from his nap with his first "bed head"! That's right!! Our boy has enough hair to have "bed head" in the EXACT SPOT that daddy gets it! HA HA...

PLAYING CATCH WITH DADDY


Hudson LOVES to be outside and sometimes will say, "baba" and wave bye bye when he wants to go outside! If our door is open, he crawls quickly outside and goes STRAIT FOR THE DIRT! I love that he loves to get his hands dirty and we're pretty sure that he ATE HIS FIRST BUG the other day! As he was playing in the dirt and his Nana Carol's house (a friend that has become his Nana, he loves her!) he took a scoop of dirt (with a rolly poly) in it and well...we couldn't find the little buggy after that!

IN HIS GARDEN


HIS FIRST EGG, RIGHT FROM THE CHICKEN COUP
FIRST RIDE ON A ROPE SWING
Lately I've been trying to really take each moment in and as I was sitting in Hudson's room yesterday playing with him, watching him work so hard at stacking and pushing I became overwhelmed with gratitude. God gave HIS ONLY SON so that we may have life....I can't even begin to wrap my head around that! HIS ONLY SON .... FOR US! Wow, we are broken, sinners who fall short of the Glory of God daily, yet, HE LOVES US THAT MUCH! I don't love anyone enough to make that sacrifice! Just want to give God a little shout out! I love Jesus so much and am beyond thankful for what He as done for us!

MY LOVES!

 MY LITTLE LOVE


RIDING JASMINE WITH NANA CAROL


AFTER EATING SOME DIRT! 



WEEE.....


REID EATING TEAM SHIRT...THE REID'S PRIDE THEMSELVES ON 
THEIR EATING SKILLS AND HUDSON DEFINITELY GOT THE REID
EATING TALENT!  :)



Until Next Time...