Monday, September 21, 2015

Hudson is 4!!!

I rarely get emotional over birthdays.  I just feel happy to have survived another year.  However, 4 has hit me hard.  I think it is because there is such a difference between three and four.  All of the sudden he seems like such a grown up.  Either way, this mama had a hard time dealing with this birthday.

Hudson, 
You  are four!  Goodness time flies.  I remember nights when I would just pray that you would sleep more than 2 hours.  Now, you only wake up in the middle of the night to find your way to our room.  Then you beat the crap out of me for the few remaining hours of sleep I have left.  I often find myself on the couch by the morning.  Sometimes I feel like you are literally trying to climb me in your sleep.  You are still a night owl.  I would say within the past month we have really gotten better with getting you to sleep, it only took 4 years.  We read you a few books and you are out.....until the late night shenanigans begin.  For the hell you put us through at night, you make up for by sleeping in.  Some mornings you will sleep until 9. You are officially out of pull ups at night.  You can't drink after dinner, and you have to potty before bed, but by God we got a pay raise in the diaper department.  

Speaking of your man parts, you love them.  You have your hands on it all the time.  I am constantly asking if you have to potty.  I am assuming this is a phase, and you will grow out of it, and actually act like you have been taught decency.  

You are still as mischievous as ever, and always up to no good.  Now you have a partner in crime.  It is really interesting how much Sully can get into at only 18 months old.  I am certain you have nothing to do with it.  

You and Maddie are still two peas on a pod.  The conversations you all have crack us up.  She is setting some lucky lady up for the future.  She bosses you non stop, and you do what she says.  Every woman's dream.  That lady will have to fight Maddie off because she thinks you all are getting married.  She told her mom the other day that her name is Maddie Graves Kessler.  I snapped this picture the other day, and told Ashley that we are going to have to teach you all about "kissing cousins" soon.

You all fight like crazy, and love each other fiercely.  I know that you all will grow to have such a unique bond.  I also know that you will never get away with anything as long as she is around. 

You are 110% boy and love anything to do with cars, trucks, guns, hunting, and fishing.  



You started school in the fall.  You are in Ms. Billie's pre k 4 class.  You know how to spell your name, say your address, and phone number, but you cannot write to save your life.  We have really been working on this.  You have never been one to sit down and color or draw, so you barely even knew how to hold a pencil when school started.  

Speaking of school, you got in trouble a few weeks go for saying bad words.  Let's clean that up buddy, and try not to make mom and dad look like horrible parents.  

We went back and forth but decided to try soccer again this fall.  You were not very interested in the spring, but we gave it another go.  I am so glad we did.  It is like night and day from the spring.  You are being a rock star and scoring goals left and right.  You are on the same team and Ethan, which is so much fun!







You are absolutely hilarious, and are constantly cracking us up.  You do not meet a stranger, and have no problem asking 9000 questions about someones life.  You love church, and for all the times that I have failed as a parent it makes my heard swell when you talk about Jesus.  You do not forget anything.  Even things we wish you would forget, or at least not make it public knowledge.  You have the biggest heart, and genuinely care about other peoples feelings.  You love to argue, and lord help me you are just like me. 

Hudson, 
You are the light of our lives, and constantly keep us on our toes.  I would not have it any other way.  For all of the times you make us crazy, you make us melt twice as much.  I pray that will continue to grow into a kind, loving, selfless, strong willed little boy.  We love you more than words!