“You have to get to sleep or Santa might not bring you presents!” I only felt a little bad for threatening him; this boy needed to get to bed!
“Oh mom, I already have plenty of toys,” he responded, stretching plenty into three syllables. “I really don’t need any more!” And Mom: 0, Hudson: 1.
The thing he’s most excited about this year? Selecting gifts for a 3-year-old boy named Isaiah whom we found on the Salvation Army Angel Tree. “How about we get him a Buzz Lightyear, mom?” – a toy he had been eyeing for himself ever since he “borrowed” his cousin’s Woody doll. I feel all of the proud mama feelings about this boy. Since he’s about had it with consumerism, we decided on a more experiential gift and made the short 2-hour drive to this winter wonderland. Waking up to snow falling outside our window definitely beat any present under the tree. Too excited to put on real clothes, Hudson played in the snow in his Christmas jams.
He nailed his snow angel technique.
Made a quick coffee run for this guy before the snow trucks had a chance to clear off the roads. Magic!
More than anything, Hudson wanted to build a snowman, but the powdery snow wouldn’t compact. (Or maybe we are just snow novices?) He settled on this mini snowman.
Loved him so much he gave him some sugar before we left.