Happy Birthday Hudson! I am still trying to figure out where the past five years have gone. In those short but long years I have learned so much from being his Mom. I still feel like I fail, more than I want, but his sweet spirit reminds me that I am doing ok. He is very strong willed, full of energy that it makes for some exhausting days. There were many days I was picking battles that weren't necessary. I realized that I wasn't seeing or allowing him to be the little boy that Heavenly Father sent to me. I have learned that his strong willed personality is ok and that he may just need to have this personality to defeat this world in later years. He brings so much love and laughter to our family, there is never a dull moment without him.
He is always taking us on adventures to a galaxy far away or teaching us new spells at Hogwarts. His love for Star Wars and Harry Potter is priceless! I have had so much fun reading him the first Harry Potter book and though I wasn't sure if he would sit through it because it doesn't have pictures, he enjoyed it and I love how he asked questions along the way. He loves anything Disney and can take his imagination on many adventures! I love his love for learning and sometimes I wonder where this boy came from. His memory is amazing and most days I feel like he is teaching me new things. He is super excited for Kindergarten and I can't believe that new chapter is going to be here next month!
He loves swimming, playing outside, riding his bike and recently enjoyed playing T-ball.
Hudson's little testimony continues to strengthen my own. He loves to read the scriptures and reminds us if we haven't read them. He loves seeing pictures of our Prophet and Apostles. He is always asking me questions about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I absolutely love his curiosity and I hope that as parents, Trent and I, can continue to help his testimony strengthen.
We were able to celebrate his birthday on the fourth this year. When I first told Hudson that we would have a party on the fourth of July, his reply was "But Mom, my birthday is July 6th" He quickly decided it would be okay. We had family over for lunch and then celebrated his birthday. Thank you for all who came, even when it was uncomfortably hot! Hudson enjoyed his time with all of you and loves his new gifts! Hudson requested a Harry Potter birthday cake this year. My talented sister-in-law is amazing with decorating cookies. Thankfully, she gave me some tips on how to make a Harry Potter picture. It took me longer than I thought it would but I thought it turned out pretty cute and Hudson loved it!
Avengers beach towel and water balloons from
cousins - Colter, Tate and AdelineWater Toys, transformer and magnet toys Big Boxing gloves, sun glasses and shirt
from Nana & Papa from Uncle Ryan, Aunt Jen & Girls
Clothes and Boat toys from Grandma & Grandpa Lego sets from Mommy & Daddy
Star Wars masks, activity kit and green light saber from Mommy and Daddy
Great Grandpa & Grandma were out of town but they later gave him a shovel, candy & money.
Cousin Reagan & Rhett gave him a fun Star Wars activity book
What is your favorite color? "Blue and Orange"
What is your favorite animal? "Umm.. Lion"
What is your favorite show? "Curious George"
What is your favorite movie? "Big Hero 6"
What is your favorite book? "Jake the Pirate"
What do you want to be when you grow up? "Pilot!"