Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/31/11

Jude kept wanting his new Toodee beanie baby to look out the window at all the little trucks.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/30/11

Jude and his sailing buddy, Owen, at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/29/11

Yes, it is December 29th. Yes, Jude is outside in a tank top. Yes, we are in California!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/28/11

It may have been my birthday, but Jude got to feed a giraffe with Aunt Megan at the SB Zoo. Guess who was elated to discover that giraffes have purple tongues?!?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/27/11

Hanging out in the hotel in Santa Barbara playing with trains with no pants on. Can you think of anything better?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/25/11

Merry Christmas! With choo choo trains!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/24/11

Last "door" of the season....

The Daily Jude 12/23/11

Frosting purple Christmas cookies - Christmas is awesome!

The Daily Jude 12/22/11

Taking a ride on the Santa Train! Good thing Jude thought it was really cool, because the adults were a little underwhelmed.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/20/11

Baylee drove the little ones to the park today. Jude was just enjoying the ride.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/19/11

Ode to the Vikings in Christmas lights! Purple! Football! Lights! In Sacramento!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/18/11


The Daily Jude 12/17/11

Pacing himself.... No ice cream headache!

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/16/11

Ickle me, pickle me, tickle me, too

The Daily Jude 12/13/11

Why is he posing like we're doing a photo shoot?

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/12/11

I have no idea that hat was supposed to represent, but we was very adamant about wearing it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/7/11

Dump the blocks out, pick the blocks up. Repeat.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/6/11

This would be the part when he's NOT giving himself brain freeze.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Daily Jude 12/5/11

Guess who didn't take a nap today?

The Daily Jude 12/3/11

Yup. He was walking around with a bucket on his head.

The Daily Jude 12/2/11

So it was mismatched day at school. Yes, this is how he went to school. Oh, and the chair facing the wall? He was on a self-imposed "break."

The Daily Jude 12/1/11

I know. I know. I KNOW. It's been a week since I last sent a DJ. But I promise, I have a good excuse. I've been working like a maniac. In fact, we had to do something we've never done before - hire a babysitter to pick Jude up from school, take him home, feed him dinner, and put him to bed. We didn't see him for 24 hours!

So I have a few missing days, but I've got a few pics to share... Here's the dude playing around in the mommies' bed during story time with Mommy.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/28/11

Here's Mr. Cheeseball, himself, moments before we said goodnight. He's saying, "cheese" and that lovely cut below his eye? That's from where he walked into a clear acrylic display at the toy store. He's tough like that.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/27/11

Well, I think we're officially done with outdoor parks for the season. We hit the indoor park in Maple Grove and, as usual, Jude had a blast!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/26/11

A great visit with Uncle Andrew, Aunt Megan, Grandma and PaPa!

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/25/11

Yup. Definitely related to me.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/24/11

Jude and Aunt Mayguh (Megan) watching some b-ball at the park during a little pre-Thanksgiving playtime. We're thankful for weather that allowed us to play at the park on Thanksgiving day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/23/11

Cleany cleany!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/22/11

Guess who is all ready to help out with thanksgiving dinner?!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/21/11

Jude made a turkey cookie at school today and got to eat it for dessert. He savored every last morsel.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/20/11

I brought home some new bins for storing Jude's old clothes. Turns out they make AWESOME race cars!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/19/11

One of Jude's new favorite activities is dumping out these puzzle pieces and "cleaning up" - over and over and over (and over).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/17/11

I know, I know. I've been delinquent as of late. Lindsay and I had a very rare (and very gluttonous feeling) weeknight date. Hence, no picture and hence, a HORRIBLE night for Jude last night. We really thought he'd be a complete mess today, but this evening he was full of smiles and giggles. Go figure.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/14/11

Jude got his very own Brobee doll yesterday. It flaps it's arms and asks if anyone will dance with him. Yesterday, it was the most amazing thing Jude had ever seen. Today it was just weird and annoying.

Tomorrow Tomorrow - Jude's most awesome dance


Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/13/11

While playing at the mall, we ran into friends Mardi and Will. Will is four and LOVES Jude. They climbed the red convertible together and gave us all a little flash forward to 13 years from now.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/12/11

Jude didn't even care that the Tigers were losing. He was watching football and eating guacamole. What can I say? He's clearly all boy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/11/11

Future's so bright...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/10/11

I wasn't there, but the bun is apparently the only part of the cheeseburger he wanted to eat. Shocked.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/9/11

Mommy brought home a special treat - Chicago-style popcorn! For those not in the know, that's caramel, cheese, and plain popcorn all mixed together. Yum! Can you guess which ones Jude picked out first? Yup. According to Jude the caramel ones are "cookies."

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/8/11

All bundled up (with monster hat, of course) and on the way home from school.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/7/11

Jude has recently discovered the "Hold Still" song from Yo Gabba Gabba and has insisted we play it as a family for the past two nights in a row. Watching Jude wigglewigglewiggleGO! Is almost as hysterical as watching him holllllld stiiiiiill (especially while he's trying to hold pink ball, purple car, and purple bus).

For your reference:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/6/11

Jude decided today that he likes hats. At least, as long as they are monster hats that HE picked out. Actually, he likes his monster hat A LOT. Like so much that he wore it all through Target (with the coordinating mittens still attached to the top) and all evening. The only way we got him to take it off was by telling him the monster needed to sleep downstairs. Also, he got a new purple bus and he's in love.

Crunchy Leaves!

We normally have a terribly time trying to keep Jude awake after ECFE on Saturday afternoons.  For some reason, the class is scheduled from 11-1, prime toddler nap time.  Keeping Jude awake in the car on the way home was a breeze...he was still riding his high from playing in the crunchy leaves.  

Because we live in a relatively new neighborhood, there aren't a lot of old trees that just drench the ground in fall color.  So when we came out of the school parking lot and saw that the grass was covered with at least 3" of bright yellow leaves.  So we had some family frolicking in the crunchy leaves.  

Jude loved throwing the leaves up in the air and watching the wind carry them away.  

You have to wear your Indiana hoodie when you are playing in the leaves!  My little Midwestern boy!

Jude and Mama just messing around...

We Heart Fall!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/5/11

Crunchy leaves!

The Daily Jude 11/4/11

Mmmm... Cream cheese and jelly sandwich.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Daily Jude 11/2/11

Andrea came over for a visit (not to babysit!) and taught Jude a new game - Swirl the Plastic Thingy on a Spoon. Jude loved it and it got him pumped for Saturday when Andrea will be back - to babysit!