Newsletter from Mama: Month 22
I apologize that I am just now writing about June, your 22nd month, but we've been such busy little bees this summer! They say that time flies when you are having fun, and that couldn't be more true. Your dad and I have been having such a wonderful time watching you grow...and you do such a fantastic job at entertaining us, Mr. Personality!
I know I've told you this before, but, oh boy, do you love to sing! You sing every day, whether it's "Rain Rain Go Away" or "Old McDonald Had a Farm" or the chorus of "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele....you are a singing machine. You quickly learn the words to the songs I play in the car, and love to belt them out when we are riding. You even know your ABC's and love to sing them loud and proud.
You talk ALL the time. Talk, Talk, Talk. You speak in small sentences now. "Go outside, Mama?" "Hey, Bear, where'd you go?" "Bye Bye, See ya!" "Ready, set, GO!" ...and lots more. You are very capable of using your words to tell us exactly what you want. It's true, sometimes you get things a little confused- you say "down" when you want to be held, but we know what you mean. I love having a little guy to talk to during the day.
One huge thing that you've started to do lately is spell the letters of your name. Whenever we color, I will write your name, and then I'll spell it out loud. Now you are able to spell your name when I ask you and say the letters when I point to them. What a smart little boy, you are! You are still counting to 10, and sometimes you will count backwards. Your intelligence never ceases to amaze me.
You have recently gotten very attached to your Blumpy (blanket) and you have started to ask to take it to bed with you. You also like to have "cool cars" or a "choo-choo" with you when you go to sleep. During the day, you love pushing your little vehicles around, or playing with the animals in your barn or the pirates on your ship. You like to sit in your police car with your bears. And you love watching Max and Ruby. You sing along to the theme song every time, and you laugh out loud when Max does something funny.
I wish I could put into words how happy you make me. I think you are absolutely perfect. Of course, you are very much a toddler who has become quite independent, and we hear "No!" a lot, accompanied by a frowny scowl, but this is just another step in your journey to become an amazing little person who has thoughts and emotions and opinions of his own. You always make up for your bouts of disagreeableness with lots and lots of sweet hugs and kisses. Simply put, you are the best. All the time.
I love you more and more and more each day, little Hudson.