Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday!

This big boy turns 4 today! How is that even possible?!?!?!
He woke up this morning and saw his presents and said, "Mom, you wrapped all the presents. That is so sweet of you!" It was just so adult sounding!

Since Joel had already gone to work, I didn't want him to open all of his presents without Joel there, so he got to pick one to start with. He got his very own superhero cape!

Then it was off to our annual birthday trip to Krispy Kreme. Both boys ate TWO donuts each!

 Show me your mean face!
Then we headed to the Galleria. I thought it would be fun for him to go to Build a Bear. We've never done that and I wanted him to do it before he got too old to really enjoy it. He loves him some stuffed animals (he sleeps with about 10 every night!). Unfortunately, the first sight of the train in the mall pretty much squashed the idea of going to make his own stuffed animal. We waited 30 minutes to ride that darn train (which lasted approximately 7 minutes). The boys loved it though. Harrison kept saying "choo choo" over and over again.

We finally made it to Build a Bear a little later than we had been hoping for. It was right at lunchtime and both the boys were getting a little cranky. Thankfully, Joel joined us for this part. I think Hudson enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought he would. Of course, he told me right before naptime that he just loved Camo so much. Sometimes Hudson is really un-emotional about things while doing them, but later you find out that he really had the time of his life and he won't stop talking about it. We'll see! It was fun though and even Harrison got a cute little puppy too.

We ate lunch at Chick-fil-a of course. Hudson has been talking about eating at Chick-fil-a on his birthday for weeks now (even though we eat there once a week!). About a week ago, Joel was putting him to bed and he got really upset and wanted me to come upstairs to his room. I get up there and he tells me that he doesn't want to go through the drive-thru at Chick-fil-a on his birthday. He was very distraught about not getting to eat there. Of course we were planning to eat there all along, but it cracks me up over the things he worries about!

After lunch, we headed home to let the poor boy finally open the rest of his presents!

 He only asked us for one thing for his birthday, no matter how many times we tried to get him to tell us more ideas. He wanted a blue garbage truck. Well, they don't make blue garbage trucks anymore! We could not find one anywhere. We searched all over the internet, stores, everything. So, we had to get green instead and when I told him we couldn't find the blue one today, he said he really wanted green all along. What a sweet boy he is.

We've had a big day so far and it's not over yet! We are doing pizza with the grandparents tonight and then the big party is tomorrow. I'm loving celebrating this sweet boy this weekend.

Hudson, Happy Birthday to you. You are such a special boy with a big heart and tons of personality. We are so happy that you are the one that made us parents. We love you to the moon and back!


  1. Cannot believe he is 4!! What a big boy! Have a fun weekend celebrating him!