Friday, October 22, 2010

My Karate Kids :)

Frankie warming up for his Orange belt Testing

Our newest Yellow Headband , she goes for Camo in December - then she can Sparr!

Frankie loves to wear Mikaela's sparring gear

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our recent photo shoot! Thank you Mike and Jennifer Ortiz!!!

They turned out beautiful!!! Thank you Mike for taking your time to capture these wonderful pictures of my babies! Please check out Mike's page and consider him for your future photo sessions. He is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike does it all and has a special touch with the kiddies and special needs kids as well. He is the father of Jude , an almost 2 year old with special needs. Please also check out Jude's blog at

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The next Karate Kid(S)!

Mikaela started Taekwondo a few months ago and is currently an orange belt (w/ headband) working towards yellow, she will be testing for her yellow belt at the end of July!! She is doing AWESOME! She loves going , she loves practicing her form and she has changed so much since starting! She is super polite, more energetic, she watches less TV now and even practices while going potty. LOL

Corey and I started this Monday (I'm super sore!!!!!!!) We had a great time and can't wait to go back tomorrow!

Frankie started his class yesterday. He is going to the Special Abilities Class. He will be learning wheelchair and walker forms for now. He had a blast, and so did I!! I absolutely LOVED watching the older kids, they are so inspiring!

SOOO, we currently are a family of 3 white belts and 1 orange with a headband (2nd stage of orange) We are officially the Hudson Taekwondo Family :)

Here are some pictures of the kids, you will never EVER see pictures of me and Corey!!!

Mikaela during testing - going for ORANGE!

Super Proud!

Testing for her headband

Go girl!! She did AWESOME!!!!!!

Frankies 1st day

And the most important thing! Our Taekwondo School / Family is Keller ATA Black Belt Academy in Keller, TX. They are an awesome family who exist for the students!! They are super sweet and wonderful!!!! If you are in our area check them out!! They are one of the FEW who offer the Special Abilities Class for Special needs Children and Adults!!!!!!!! Check them out at

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Terriffic Tuesday!

Frankie took his walker to school today (for the first time!!), he has been doing SO good with it!!! Here is a picture of him walking to the car after school. My big boy!!!!! His pants fell down on the way to the car, WOOPS!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Frankie is 3!!!

Happy Birthday to my Itty Bitty BIG BOY!! It's hard to believe that 3 years have passed!

Frankie Signing "Eat"

Frankie has been doing wonderfully!! He had surgery 12 days ago and got through it like a champ, he's such a strong boy! Frankie is going to be starting school on the 22nd, I never thought I would be able to send him at such a young age, however when we went up to the school and met all the wonderful people up there my mind changed! They fell in love with him instantly and he fell in love with them!! It was heartwarming to hear all the kind remarks from them, during his IEP meeting they all had their papers written up and every single person that he had met in his evaluation commented on how happy he was, the fact that he was always smiling! My boy is changing people, hes so sweet, so innocent and SO HAPPY!!

SO... When Frankie was diagnosed with RTS and I read all the information about it I cried. The hardest thing was reading that I had a 50 percent chance of never hearing my baby boys voice. Every mom wants to hear their child call them mommy or Momma right? Frankie has been making alot of progress in this area! He doesnt really "talk", but I have heard his voice! Frankie has a few words and also a few signs. If he doesn't add any new words for the rest of his life, I'M HAPPY!! Frankie says up, backpack , mama (not to me yet but he says it!!) , he calls me baba, he says bite, bubbles, bye bye and a few more random things! Frankie signs more, finished and eat! So much progress in the last 3 years, more than I could have hoped for!!

Now... I had a dream , my dream / wish was for Frankie to walk by his 3rd birthday. He crawled right before his 2nd birthday so it could happen right?? Well, check out the video below!

My dream/wish was never too specific , just to have Frankie walking. Frankie is walking, he is walking assisted - but he is walking!! Definitely a dream come true!!! I can't wait to see whats in store for us next!

Now for a little update on Frankie's growth. Frankie is now 24 pounds 3.2 oz and 33.1 inches long! Growing, slowly but surely!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Frankies early birthday present!

We found the PERFECT birthday present for Frankie!! It amazed me to see how fast he learned how to ride it when we put him on it at the store! It was so perfect that I had to give it to him 2 weeks early, its ok though - Frankie doesnt mind!!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Please!!! Just click and $1 will be donated to NORD (National Organization for Rare Diseases) RTS which is what my son Frankie has is considered a Rare Disease. Please help make a difference by clicking, it wont cost anything but a second of your time!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, January 25, 2010

In Memory of a true RTS ANGEL AND FIGHTER

In loving memory of Bella Reign, born to this world February 16th, 2007, taken to heaven too soon on January 25th, 2009. Bella, we miss your sweet precious face so much! You were the most beautiful and strongest baby girl I have ever met. I know you are having a blast in Heaven, free from everything that ailed you when you were here with us.

Bella Reign - In our hearts FOREVER!! Gone, but NEVER forgotten.

Please continue to pray for Monica and family during this difficult time and times to come.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Below is a link that belongs to the blog of someone in our RTS family. They had a very bad flood in their house over the holidays and are now trying to put everything back together. Their son Jesus' room was damaged the worse. He is a 9 month old baby boy with RTS, hes another of Frankie's twins! They are in desperate need of a crib for Jesus as well as bedding. He also lost most of his toys. They also have a 3 year old daughter who lost the majority of her toys and books. If you can, please help this sweet family! New or used, it doesn't matter - they need your help!