Today is Hudson's 2nd Birthday.
Wow. It doesn't seem that long...yet seems much longer. I can't remember what life was like before him.
This morning Alex made Hudson chocolate chip cookie dough for breakfast. Then he let him lick the beaters. That was his gift to him.
Colton, Katie and Naomi each wrapped up a stuffed animal for him. Grandma Shirley and Papa Ken stopped by this afternoon and brought along some dump trucks. Hudson thought they were great.
Hudson is a typical two year old Clark boy. He doesn't sit still for long, except when he is getting tired. When he is getting sleepy, he will snuggle up on my lap. He sucks his left thumb, and likes to have a blanket or something in between the index and middle fingers of his left hand. So cute.
Hudson doesn't say a whole lot, but he makes known what he wants. His vocabulary includes: mine, no, yep, daddy, momma, tank you, and each of his siblings' names. Once in a blue moon he will look at me and say "I yuv ooo".
Hudson is a little monkey. He's not afraid of anything, and tries desperately to keep up with his older brothers. His biggest downfall is his tendency to run forward while looking backwards to see who may be following him. He's gotten several bumps and bruises this way.
He's quite adept at getting the fridge door open, grabbing a gallon of milk, getting his sippy cup off of the counter, and bringing everything to me to get him a drink. He has also been known to help himself to hot dogs.
Hudson has a sweet disposition. He is generally smiling, and rarely has a grumpy day. He likes to watch Sesame Street, and I think Elmo is his favorite.
Although he loves to throw the football, he needs to work on his aim. If one of his brothers says "down!", he will assume a three-point stance, wait for the command of "set, HIKE!", and he will take off for the tackle.
He insists on having a turn at praying before meals. He'll fold his hands, bow his head, and say some unintelligible words. He'll triumphantly finish his prayer with a hearty " 'men! ".
He's a joy to have around (for a little monster!).
"Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding." Proverbs 4:1