12.28.2011

Santa came! Santa came!


It was another glorious holiday for the record books. 
When Hudson rolled out of bed about 8:15 on Christmas morning, he asked: "Is Santa here?" He wasn't still hanging around our house, but he had left lots of goodies for one very special little boy. 
Our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy, must have told Mr. Claus just how good Hudson was this year!

As soon as he saw all of his presents, his eyes lit up and he exclaimed "Oh my goodness!". The first thing he grabbed was his bouncy horse, and then he proceeded to notice all of the other fun stuff...including the infamous "rocketship" that Santa remembered! As he grabbed one thing after another, he would stop and give tight hugs to me and Will. And at one point he said: "I soo excited."

He enjoyed playing with all of his new things before we headed out to Will's parents' house for their traditional Christmas breakfast. We had a wonderful time...eating and opening more gifts and watching as Hudson and his little cousin played with their new toys! Hudson even tried to take his new tricycle for a spin around the living room. 

Enjoying Christmas through a child's eyes is such a treat. I am so thankful for Hudson and all of the happiness he brings me....at Christmas-time and every other time, too.

p.s. Santa was good to me, too! I was surprised with a Nook! YAY! Now who's got a reading suggestion for me??


21 comments:

meghan said...

How wonderful that he kept hugging you and your husband. I sometimes wonder how I will make sure that my children understand that the santa gifts will be things that we have worked for and not just things that someone random bestows upon them. And it seems that you are doing it with Hudson. It's so nice that he was so appreciative to you and your husband.

And how fun that you got a Kindle. You must read Hunger Games. Have you yet?

jeannie said...

Looks like Santa was good to little Hudson. I knew he would be because Hudson has been a good boy. He looks so sweet in his jammies. Glad he liked them!!

katiewake said...

Yay!! I'm so glad Hudson had such a happy Christmas! Another Yay for your new nook! Give Mr. Hudson lots of hugs and sugar for me!

Janette said...

Wait. You didn't wrap the presents? Just curious..

Janette, the Jongleur

Faith said...

so sweet! Santa was really good to Hudson! and how cute that he was hugging you both and said he was so excited. so cute!

glad he had a great Christmas and sounds like you had an amazing one too!

Courtney B said...

Christmas looks magical at your house! And Hudson... what a sweet heart! You are such a lucky mama :)
Those John Deer boots are adorable. I just know that if we have a little boy Eric will be buying boots just like those in a heart beat!

Pink Sun Drops said...

Ooh, Santa was SO GOOD to Hudson. He must've been an angel all year, but we already know that :) .

Did you not wrap your presents? What a brilliant idea! I bet it was magical like walking into his own personal toy shop where he gets to keep all the toys. Plus, if you indeed did not wrap them, you saved yourself hours of stress doing so :) .

Tickled Pink said...

What a wonderful Christmas! We just got back from the children's museum and they had that green little ride -on... My son was in love! Where did you get it?

Kaitlyn said...

Awww don't you just love how excited they get?! I really enjoy christmas with a child. It's so much fun! That little rocket ship is adorable and the robot that says hudson. Seems like you had a wonderful holiday :)

In our sea of love

misc.alaina said...

Very cute shots! Hudson is precious, and is a very lucky boy!! I love how you capture your family memories!!

Amber said...

Wow Santa really came through! That rocket ship looks like tons of fun! As for book recommendations, have you ever read The Pilot's Wife?

Terry Macri said...

I can see the awe in his eyes. Santa was good to him... he must of been a very good boy.

Happy Father said...

It was so much fun as i went into get him Christmas morning. He was already so excited and his first words "Is Santa here". As soon as his little feet hit the ground he was running to the living room to see what Santa left behind. Like he said "I so excited". The day was filled with fun and happy memories. So many gifts with so little time.

LOVE YOU!!!

Eva Marie said...

Rody :) We heart him in this house ..

Haley K said...

Hudson was most definitely a good boy this year!! i already knew that though :) Such darling photos of your sweet Christmas morning! Yay for the rocket ship!! and the monster slippers kill me :) And I absolutely loved that Hudson gave you & Will hugs in between opening different presents...what a sweet boy :)

Jackie said...

Those sweet expressions are priceless!!! Glad you had a wonderful holiday friend. Miss chatting on twitter also :) XOXO

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

He was a good boy this year, look at all the presents! :)

Cindy P said...

Oh yay! He got his rocketship! That's so wonderful! =)

I'm so glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas. It looks like such a fun and beautiful morning!

As for book suggestions... what kind of books do you like to read? I have plenty of suggestions but I wanna make sure they're things you'd enjoy! =) Send me an email.

cindymartin3@gmail.com

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Love the pics! Santa did good :)

a girl with a smile said...

so so so cute

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

okay lades, did you and your fams just step out of the film "Toy Story"? wowzer-kazowers!!!!!! what a spread, every kiddos dream comes alive when you're around i tell ya! splendid sights to see, Hudson is once again taking a growing spurt, he seems taller now....are you measuring him against a wall somewhere? my Mom used to do that for me on our ironing board closet, sure wish i could have kept that door as a keepsake.

hey, i once heard a story about Billy Crystal and how his brothers got together to surprise him on his 50th b-day with the door from his bedroom when he was a little boy. i just thought that was one of the sweetest things ever! i could see you keeping Hudson's special markers of life to present to him throughout the years. it's the kinda Mom you are: loving, thoughtful and the BEST ever!!!! xoox ♥