My sweet Hudson,
Where in the world do I even begin? You are 3 years old today. You are the funniest, smartest, sweetest, and most loving little boy I know. You make your daddy, sister, and me laugh so hard. You are hands down, the best birthday present I've ever received.
So, at 3 years old what are you up to? Most recently...YOU ARE POTTY TRAINED! You've been ready for almost 3 months but we had a long trip to Texas, then we got back and we were so busy with the end of school, activities, swim lessons, and KidLife (VBS). But the day after KidLife was over...we started potty training. It took you about 2 1/2-3 days to fully get it and you've done so great. It was so much easier than I was anticipating.
You talk NONSTOP. You were such a late talker that I was nervous that you wouldn't ever catch up. But that is not an issue at all. You are so curious and ask so many questions...over and over and over again. Ha! You love to tell us what we have planned for the day or what your plans are after you take a nap or wake up for the day.
You love games and puzzles. You can figure out a jigsaw puzzle so quickly it amazes me every time. Games are a new love of yours. You got several for your birthday so we will have many hours of entertainment ahead. You love playing outside and with your train table and trucks. You are certainly all boy but you have such a sweet and affectionate side. You love your sister SO MUCH. Hearing you walk up to Emma and say, "I love you, Emma!" melts my heart every single time. You are also a typical older brother to her and can push, hit, and take away toys like the best of them. Your favorite shows to watch are Super Why, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
You recently did swim lessons and did so well with them. You can swim on your own a short distance and love jumping off the side of the pool. One of my favorite things you learned at swim lessons was how to swim to the side and hold on if you fall or get pushed into the pool. You learned not to touch the wall because it can push you away but to reach up and grab on to the side to wait for someone to get you out.
You LOVE going to church. KidLife week was probably one of the best weeks of your life. You had the best time and learned so much. You memorized 3 bible verses and learned all of the songs and motions and talked about the bible stories all week long. I am so happy that you love going to church. You also loved school so much and did so well last year!
We could not be more proud of the little boy you are becoming and are so blessed to have you as a son. We are so thankful for you and your sweet spirit.
Happy 3rd birthday, Hudson.