So, readers can remotely participate in a big party, my first post from the weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, at a little patch of Dallas green, a little boy named Hudson celebrated his 1st birthday and Tietze's Toddler's Park was inaugurated in the name of his mother, Lindsey Stephenson Brown.
Hudson's birthday - hosted by Chad and attended by pretty much a Hudson entourage - was a success. Though freezing, in a way a southern state shouldn’t be, everyone layered, hugged and managed still to celebrated in Texas-scale style.
(I huddled behind the caterer's table, warming by the enchiladas bunson burners.)
Some 100 people sang Happy Birthday 3 times in unicent as Hudson gazed across, then smushed/ate, a magnificent cake depicting the park and his own personal cake...
That Hudson is now spoiled for every birthday from here-on-in is a given.
That this boy’s 2nd birthday – even if hosted in a football stadium - will be a come down is hard not to assume.
The Toddler Park was established by funds gathered in Lindsey's name. Perched on a bed of wood-chips, a sort of pirate-y, slide—centric, enormous jungly-structure with outlying bouncing things, the park is a toddler fantasy.
Thanks to our most organized attenders, there are photos of the party are here and here too.
Thanks, on behalf of Hudson and Chad, for attending.
C - full of cupcakes