Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jude is almost 2!

Our favorite boy is almost TWO years old! We can't even believe it. Time goes so fast and while each new age brings fun, I miss him being so small. Jude is running everywhere, randomly learned how to gallop 3 days ago without anyone teaching him and wants to spend every moment outside. 
Here's some more fun things about Jude:
He can repeat anything we say. 
He started saying "yes? OK" when we ask him a question.
He says fruit snack? about 10 times a day and would eat them for every meal if we let him.
He loves stuffed animals, especially Mickey Mouse
He started hating baths after loving them for almost two years
He also hates getting his diaper changed and getting dressed
But he will tell me when he's pooped which is nice...I guess
He doesn't like sitting in his high chair anymore but does okay in a chair
His appetite has definitely decreased but he still likes a wide variety of foods
He gets super excited when friends come over
Jude loves candy and sugar
He also loves eating apples and calls them "bapples"
He loves watching 'shows' and watches Cars and Mikey Mouse clubhouse over and over.
Jude loves playing in the backyard and at the park
He knows where the baby is and points to my belly
He likes to have us smell his feet all the time
He likes to tickle his dad
He loves to give eskimo kisses and hugs
He thinks farting is funny and says 'toot'
His favorite toys are blocks, and basketballs, of course
He also likes toy cars and has started a little collection
We love all of the new things he learns and teaches us and could not love him more!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jude at 19 Months

I feel like the month from 18 to 19 months was a huge change with Jude's verbal skills. He started repeating everything we say and remembering most words we teach him. He consistently says mama, dada, gramma, grampa, meow, basketball (back-et-ball), baba (drink), nigh-night, snack and a few others. He loves to copy us when we cough or sneeze. From the moment he wakes up he plays basketball or golf, reads books or plays his 'guitar' which is a cheap little ukelele we found in a bunch of old boxes. He tries to get outside whenever possible because he can now turn the doorknobs and open the front door. He loves Mickey Mouse, Curious George and Phineas and Ferb. He's getting taller and taller and I have to keep buying bigger pants which never fit him around the waist if they fit him length wise. Jude started going to nursery at church and he likes the toys, but gets sad when I leave and is having a hard time lasting both hours without me. He still loves sugar and dessert. He also likes spicy things, but especially things that have a lot of flavor. He'll eat stir fried vegetables as long as they have a yummy sauce. He's still a pretty good eater but loves fruit the most. He has started giving us a squeeze when he hugs us and eskimo kisses which he thinks is hilarious. We've had a trip to the emergency room with a cut corner of his eye which turned out to be fine. He also fell and hit his gums and cut them open (and twice again two days later) but it's healed just great. There was just a lot of blood and we felt so bad for the pain he was in. I also think he's getting his 2 year molars. We're down to one nap from about noon to 2 and he's in bed by 8 and doesn't get up til about 8:15 in the morning. We love our boy more than anything in the whole world! He's so fun and keeps us entertained.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Arizona Weekend for Grandpa Karl Fenn's Funeral

What a crazy week. We were house sitting for my parents for a week and a half, the same week David had his guy's snowboarding Utah trip planned. David's grandpa Karl passed away the same week and so plans were worked out to get us all there. It was a bit of a job figuring everything out, but worth it, of course. David headed up to Utah with some friends on Thursday in our jeep. I headed out with Chelsea and Sadie and Jude Friday morning to Arizona. David's plan was to head down Sunday with cousins and then drive back with us to California on Tuesday. We headed out!
Jude did amazing in the car with Sadie next to him for entertainment!
The funeral itself was awesome (what I did hear). David's grandpa led an amazing life full of hard work and service. I love hearing stories from David about his memories with his Grandparents. I hope Jude gets to have the same experiences with his grandparents. The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is really important and I think things are learned that can't always be learned from parents.
I also randomly remembered that David's grandparents were also my Uncle Scott's mission presidents in Venezuela. Small world!
On our way back we stayed in Phoenix to break up the trip and made it home Tuesday afternoon.
 We all found places to stay and SO SO SO appreciate family for having us bunk up in the basement. It was wonderful being close to the family and having a close place for Jude to nap. That boy needs his nap. He was IN HEAVEN in the yard playing in the dirt and following cousins around. It was a little tiring being alone with him for 4 days while David was gone, but we both coped.

 (below is Hazel helping Audrey grate potatoes for Fenn tacos)

 Jude and Imogen spying 

Jude climbed on everything he could, including the fountain.
He also found any rock he could to throw.

 The trampoline was a big hit
(Hazel, Anna, Luke, Chloe, Lilah and Jacob)
 Big sister Halle pulling Sadie and Jude
 Driving to sightsee
 Quick trip to Tombstone

 Had to get Amy and her sock!
 Lilah and Macy
 David grabbed these photos while I stayed back with Jude 
during the burial. So sweet!