8.13.2011

Choo-Choo! Hudson's TWO!

Yesterday, Hudson turned two...and we celebrated with yummy cake and lots of  Choo-Choo's!  

As he stumbled out of his room, he realized there had been a very special delivery overnight: his very own train table, all set up and ready for one special little boy to enjoy. He was so excited to see it, and immediately began to play...chugga chugga choo choo!

Then, his day just kept getting better, because I think he was even more thrilled when he saw his birthday cake. It was a confectionary creation, with a birthday Thomas Train circling the chocolatey track. As soon as Hudson laid his eyes on it, he squealed in delight. He stood right by the table, pointing at the "track!" "cake!", wanting so bad to get his little hands on it.  

When his grandparents arrived, they brought lots and lots of gifts. Hudson had a great time tearing into the paper, as he exclaimed "oh boy! oh boy! oh boy!". He got so many trains and tracks and surprises, he could hardly contain his excitement. When we finally sat him down for the traditional  singing of the "Happy Birthday" song, he could hardly wait to blow out the candles on his cake. He was huffing and puffing as we sang. Then, after he finally blew them out, he said "Again? Again?"....so we relit them, and he blew them out once more. 

After everyone left, he stayed up just a little bit late, playing with all of his new things. He couldn't have been happier. It was a perfect birthday for a perfect little boy. 

60 comments:

Gentri said...

Oh so fun!! Happy birthday hudson!! :D these pictures are so cute!

Cara-Mia said...

Happy birthday to little Hudson!! He looks too cute. Love the train theme. That cake is amazing.

By the way, you look absolutely gorgeous, Miss Ashley. That dress is perfect.

Ana MF said...

How cute! I love how little boys are fascinated by Thomas! I think I've seen every episode with the little boy I used to look after.

Happy Birthday, Hudson! :)

jenny collier said...

What a cute party! I came across your blog from the Tulsa Details blog. Am definitely saving to my reader.

I have a Hudson as well!

Jenny
http://jennycollierphotography.com/blog

Mrs. Biscuit said...

Happy Happy Birthday Hudson!

He's so big and those curls are the cutest things I've ever seen! Yay for Thomas trail tables!!!


<3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Amazing party! You're the best and prettiest momma ever!

Meredith said...

Aw this is so sweet!
He is so precious!
Happy Birthday Hudson!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUDSON!!! What a cute party--btw love your dress!!! You always look so chic and put together- please share your secret for loosing baby wt--
The pic of Hudson looking at you - cake--sooo darn adorable! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Kelly

Gwiddle said...

How adorable! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE HUDSON!! It is so crazy that he is two! They grow up so fast. What a cute birthday party theme! I love that cake so much!! What great parents little hudson has:) I hope you have a great weekend<3

Brooke said...

Aw, happy birthday hudson!! I love that cake :D

Kyla said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to Hudson! The party looks so adorable, he looks like he's having so much fun! I love those fun tissue paper decorations :)

misc.alaina said...

Just precious! Such a cute cake, great gifts, awesome decorations, gorgeous dress, and super cute big boy! Happy Birthday, Hudson!!

Eva Marie said...

Hudson Happy 2nd Birthday sweet boy! & Ashley happy birthing day.. I am sure you can hardly believe he is already 2.
He looks like he had an amazing day.. and his gifts are PERFECT!

Sir Topham Hatt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Buddy, I love you so much and I am so proud of you. You started calling for me around 6, and I walked into your room singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY. From there we walked in to meet mom for a little cuddle and Mickey Mouse Club. The rest of the day was filled with presents from Thomas the Train table to the rock wall slide playset. Oh Hudson we are about to start having so much fun! Now, thanks to your mom for putting together such a perfect day. Oh and by the way, swoop, You looked greatttttttttt!

Love You and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hudson!!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Awww happy birthday to your ADORABLE little guy!!! What a cute party! Everything looked great!

Whitney said...

How fun! I love the train theme! Looks liks Hudsons hair is getting longer.. =) Happy Birthday little boy!

Laura Elizabeth said...

This is the cutest! But I think I say that about all your posts :) I'm so glad he had a happy birthday. AND I loved your dress too, you looked great! Haha, why should Hudson get all the compliments??

Mariel Torres said...

AHHH! that first picture of hudson is so incredibly precious... and the cake is a colorful perfection... and you are one hot mama!

j.shriner designs said...

Your decorations are so awesome!!!!!!

Savannah said...

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Monica and Whitney said...

What a fun party! Everything looks perfect. Including you, you are absolutely gorgeous!

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Courtney B said...

Oh my, CUTEST party ever!! I lobe the pictures, Hudson is so adorable with that big smile :)
Happy Birthday Hudson!!

Katie said...

Yay for Hudson's second birthday!!! What a cute little guy, playing with his trains! I love the cake too...I almost wouldn't want to eat it :)
And can I just say how much I love the invitations? Maybe it was just for his grandparents, or for other people, but I love how pretty and simple and laid back it is. That's my kind of thing.

Nina said...

Happy birthday Hudson <3 So cute :)

Ollie Things Beautiful said...

Happy birthday, Hudson! He is too cute for words, love those little expressions :) xx-Jackie

Kel said...

Goodness this is too much cuteness to fit into one post. From the invitations to the cake, and lets not mention the star of the show, Hudson, wow. He's so very lucky to have a party like that but I guess he makes up for all of it and more in cuteness!


Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

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O'Melly said...

So adorable Ashley! Your little guy is so sweet and I love how you dress him in such a nostalgic sweet innocence that reminds us that childhood is fleeting and should remain innocent as long as it can. Happy Birthday Hudson!

Liesl said...

What a FUN celebration!!! My nephew have that same big Thomas the tank engine tent type thing you can crawl through...he would have loved it! :) Glad Hudson had such a wonderful birthday...adorable and you made it so special for him! Love the cake!

Liesl :)

Tanya Turi said...

This is so special :) You look gorgeous as always, happiness is just glowing on your face. Happiest birthday Hudson - 2 is my favourite number and I'm so happy you get to spend it with your loving family! &heart;

Virginie's Cinema said...

Happy Birthday Hudson!!! All my best wishes to you! Seems like you had a great time little man!

I adore the theme and decorations Ashley! Did you make that all yourself? Hudson's one lucky boy! I love how your outfits match the decos and the fabulous cake, you guys are too cute for words!

You family always make my heart melt Ashley, you guys have such a beautiful energy :)

Hope you all have a great great week xx

Virginie ♥

Kaitlyn said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful little guy!
LOve the pictures! Beautiful post!


In our sea of love

Alicia@ ec friendly homemaking said...

Looks like he had such an awesome birthday! That cake is just beyond adorable!! The pictures are all so good and you can sure tell that he is having a great time!!

Faith said...

what a perfect party! love the decor! love the cake! love everything!

Hudson is so adorable ... can't get over what a cutie he is!

and you looked fabulous like always!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday to Hudson! What a cute party and beautiful family! I love your sandals too!

Shea said...

Aww, happy 2nd birthday Hudson! What an amazing party you put together--I love the adorable train theme! And you look gorgeous in that blue dress!

Pink Sun Drops said...

So precious! And oh my goodness your mother looks EXACTLY like you - lucky, lucky you. And your father-in-law looks so much like your hubby. What a special birthday for Hudson! Happy birthday to him!

PS You have inspired me to wear a similar shirt dress I have as a dress instead of just as a shirt like I normally do by your outfit.

yours truly, melissa said...

Happy birthday to little Mister Hudson! Looks like a fantastic birthday bash & you look gorgeous! Give me those eyelashes!! ;)

ashley.warner said...

is your name MARTHA STEWART?!!!

That party looks straight out of a magazineeeee!
happy birthday to your sweet little boy!!!!

Meri said...

haha- thats so cute that he loved blowing out the candles! What a fun theme for his birthday. I love the cake!

Sabrina said...

I love these shoots!

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thedemuremuse.com said...

Oh Hudson, he is growing up so fast! I love the invites and OH MY GOSH HIS CAKE IS PHENOMENAL!!

Happy birthday to the sweetest little guy!

My Journey With Candida said...

What a beautiful party!! Great cake! I just love the balloons, so festive. Are those homemade paper pompoms I see? If so, you did a great job on them.

Cindy P said...

Happy Birthday Hudson!! What an awesome birthday party he had. =D I love his new train table and that new outside play place! So fun!

Also, that cake looks amazing! Did you make it or did you order it from someone?

sherri lynn said...

I love all the red white and blue everywhere! And that cake is amazing! Cute party :)

Anna of IHOD said...

This is absolutely precious. What an awesome party! My son and Hudson would get along marvelously considering how much they both love Thomas:) Its all things Thomas around here!
Happy birthday to Hudson!

Jennifer said...

Aw! How sweet! Happy birthday to the cute little man! His party looked amazing!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Now that's a party! I love that little outfit, jumpers are too cute on kids!

Really lovely!

Haley K said...

happy HAPPY birthday Hudson!!! you are one lucky boy...who deserves the best :) Looks like you had such a fantastic party! Your mom sure knows how to decorate and throw a party! I wish i could've seen you get so excited about your cake! :) Your mommy & daddy and grandparents look so happy in these photos...i can tell they love you SOOOOOOOOO much :)

Ocean Dreams said...

Awww it looks like he had an amazing birthday! That cake is just too cute and Hudson looks so happy! Love the outfit that you wore on Hudson's birthday - you look so pretty!

Val Fox said...

Happy birthday to your little guy! Love the train theme and your dress is so beautiful!
-Val

Jeannie said...

Ashley you did a great job on Hudson's party. You did a wonderful job on the decorations and the cake was so pretty and delicious. I love your dress and Hudson's outfit. You looked awesome. We had so much fun just watching Hudson open his gifts. Happy Birthday again to one beautiful little boy.

Janette said...

Awww Happy Birthday Hudsy! What a spectacular party it was! Love the decorating you pulled off..and that cake is incredible!! Did you make it?


Janette, the Jongleur

Shalyn said...

oh boy, haha that cracks me up! He is sooo adorable and getting so big, I cannot believe he is 2! Great job with the decor!

rachel said...

Happy birthday, sweet Hudson! I’m so glad your day was wonderful and that you were surrounded by so much love and merriment!

Amylou said...

Aww!!! So sweet!! Happy birthday Hudson!

I loved that cake. It's so cute!

Megan said...

cutie pie!!! happy birthday Hudson!!!

love your favorite blog aunt,
Aunty Megan

Sandy Joe said...

This is easily the best birthday party I have EVER seen. I love Thomas the Tank Engine - more so when he was on Shining Time Station. What a lovely celebration! Happy Birthday.

x The Pretty Secrets

Raven said...

Ashley! I read this post right when you posted it last week but for some reason, couldn't comment. I LOVE this! The theme is just the best, Gunner is obsessed with Thomas, totally obsessed. And he has that exact same train set. Did you have to pull Hudson away from it kicking and screaming the first night?

And the cake! and the thomas tent! and the DECORATIONS! and that picture of you with your long super dark hair! and you and hubs! I love it all!! HAPPY LATE BDAY HUDS!

Sir Toppum hat (that's how I spell it haha!), that was the CUTEST THING EVER that you wrote to Hudson! Omg, seriously. And Swoop I agree, you did look BEAUTIFUL!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

What a big boy!!! what a lovely party set up too. Happy birthday Hudson!!!! My Micah got the birthday Thomas for his 2nd birthday too. hehe. He plays with them all the time. Hope your Hudson will too!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

happy happies Hudson!!! i'm a bit late to send along wishes but sure loved seeing the festivities. the cake alone is something out of a child's dream. great party planning lades, looks like such the best time. definitely worth 2 candle blows : )

xoox ♥