Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jude Loving Camping!

We took the kids camping a few weekends and they LOVED it. Especially Jude who is at his happiest in the great outdoors.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

JUDE walks!

Jude took his first solo steps - 10 in a row, in fact, last week while the girls were away with their grandparents. Then he decided not to try it again (despite our encouragement, he would just pounce on the floor and giggle) until this week at the beach, when he realized that he could stand on his own and then start walking. He has been practicing his walking daily at the beach and getting more confident each day!


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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Third tooth

Josie lost her third tooth tonight at the pool thanks to her sister Ada. Josie and Ada were splashing each other and Ada accidentally bopped Josie on her mouth in her attempt to splash, knocking J's tooth out of her mouth, sending it flying into the pool. Josie was done with swimming at that point, so thankfully some friends searched the bottom of the pool and found her tooth! Ironically this is the second (yes, that makes two out of three teeth) that Ada has "helped" Josie loose!


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Saturday, June 11, 2011

catch up with cakes

I've (as usual) been "a long time gone" posting on this blog. Here's a quick recap in cakes...Josie turned 6 in February and had a dinosaur themed party, we celebrated Easter with a lamb cake, Jude turned ONE in May (he loves Curious George), we went strawberry picking three times (and to use up some of those strawberries, Ben made a strawberry cake), and Christopher graduated high school! More pics and updates to come!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jude is 11 months!

Jude is (as of yesterday) 11 months old! He is growing, growing, growing! And changing so much each day. He has started to pull up, to get into a sitting position on his own, and do a little normal crawling (although he still prefers the army crawl). He is loving eating less baby purees and more foods that he can feed himself. He pretty much eats anything (except on the few occasions where he is bored with something and decides to just start throwing his food out of his bowl and on the floor instead!). He still enjoys watching the girls and trying to get into their toys (or pull their hair, or basically whatever he can get his hands and mouth onto). One of his favorite things (and mine!) this month has been to point at things that interest him. He is particularly interested in smoke detectors, light fixtures, fans, trees, birds, etc....basically anything on the ceiling or in the sky. He cut a few more teeth this month, so he now has two on the bottom and four up top. He is starting to drop down to one nap per day, but I'm not ready for that yet so I'm trying to hang onto two naps, despite his protests! He also is really loving his daddy this month and wants his daddy to hold him whenever he sees him.

See below for some pics of our sweet boy - we love him so! (The last picture in this series shows what I think might be some curly hair coming!).





Wednesday, February 9, 2011