Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Weekly Jude 11/4/12

Foofa and Handy Manny enjoying the spoils of their trick or treating.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Weekly Jude 10/28/12

Our little "Handy Manny"

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Weekly Jude 10/21/12

It was my turn to travel for work this week. Though it sucked that I had to drive, at least it meant I was able to bring home cupcakes from Omaha (what? Isn't that what you're supposed to get in Omaha?). Jude chose red velvet and, as you can see, he thoroughly enjoyed it. He's definitely a kid who gets into his food.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Weekly Jude 10/14/12

With Mommy traveling most of last week and me traveling most of next week, we really tried to make the most of the weekend. In addition to Jude getting a haircut, we also stopped by the art store. Jude picked out some beads and pipecleaners and went to town making jewelry and a snake while I raked and mulched my very first yard of leaves. Oh, and guess who's taken3 naps in the past four days? That's right! All hope is not lost!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Weekly Jude 10/7/12

From eating outside on Wednesday night to freezing our booties off at the pumpkin patch on Saturday, good old Minnesota keeps us on our toes! Up side - Jude had a blast at the pumpkin patch playing in the corn pit, jumping in the pumpkin and feeding the cows. Plus, we got to pick our pumpkins right off the vine!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Weekly Jude 9/30/12

It was apple orchard day! And since Jude seems to have decided that he no longer needs to nap, we took advantage of that and actually slept in a bit this morning.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Weekly Jude 9/16/12

And topping off the whole weekend with some CCY (Cold Cold Yogurt).

Side note: Lindsay said something about the curl in the middle of his forehead and, "you know what that means..." I don't, actually. Do any of you?

The Weekly Jude 9/16/12

Modeling his new hat and mittens (what? You don't need pants to model a hat.)

The Weekly Jude 9/16/12

Seeing the world through Mama's eyes (doesn't he look smart?).

The Weekly Jude 9/16/12

Then there was this - sitting outside reading library books. So perfect!

The Weekly Jude 9/16/12

Ok. I just had too many great pics this week for one pic. So great ready for a bunch!

First, there was Wednesday night when I picked up Jude and June from school (and neither of them had napped) so we could go meet June's new "baby brudder," Leo! The J's are such awesome buds.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Weekly Jude 9/9/12

Man I love fall in the Midwest. It was a perfect early fall day. We had an excellent weekend and it was topped off by hours spent outside with this kid.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Weekly Jude 9/2/12

You know it's been a good day at the fair when this is how it ends.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The WEEKLY Jude 8/26/12

Yeah. I have to admit it. I can't do the daily thing anymore. I'm going to see how weekly goes.

This past week was week one of losing the diaper (while awake) and bringing on the undies. Monday turned out to be accident-free, but we had to wait for Friday to get another. Since then, however, we haven had a single accident, and he hasn't even had a wet diaper after nap or nighttime. PROGRESS!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Daily Jude 8/11/12

My last video didn't work out so well, so hoping this one comes through ...Bowling a spare.

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Area Manager
Learn It Systems
(651) 772-0200
Live It! Love It! Learn It!

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Daily Jude 8/10/12

Why are these two so hilarious?

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Daily Jude 8/6/12

Guess who got to wear undies for 15 minutes this evening?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Daily Jude 8/1/12

Jude has been super into a book called "Dim Sum for Everyone." To prep him for his first trip to dim sum, Jude tried out his trainer chopsticks with dinner tonight. He was SO proud if himself!

The Daily Jude 7/31/12

Up close and personal with Olympic swimming - Jude's favorite Olympic sport, for sure.

The Daily Jude 7/30/12

Wookit! It's Jude's new picnic table and the purple bear (hippo) he's currently obsessed with.

The Daily Jude 7/29/12

You know it's a good Sunday when you pass out in the car with a 1984 Care Bears book in your clutches.

The Daily Jude 7/28/12

Swimming like Michael Phelps

The Daily Jude 7/27/12

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/21/12

We took a walk/ride to one of the parks by our new house. It was a little warm so the slides were hot, but this tunnel was nice and cool.

The Daily Jude 7/20/12

Just can't get enough of the water table (which he calls his "sensory table").

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/18/12

A new puzzle came in the mail from Grandma Rey. All 51 pieces of it - completed (with a little help from Mommy, of course). When we were all done he said, "We had a great time doing this puzzle." I'd say the gift was a success!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/17/12

I made a shoot!

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/16/12

Today was supposed to be the closing on our townhouse. It didn't happen (but we're assured it WILL). Also, it got up to 103 degrees today. It was for SURE an ice cream kind of night. Still, Jude lives Mommy more than ice cream :-)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/15/12


Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/14/12

First day in the new house, first night in the big boy bed!! He was SO excited - he couldn't wait to get into bed by himself. And then, as Lindsay was tucking him in, "I am not a baby anymore." Heartbreak!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/12/12

Jude is so excited that Mommy built him a train table (aka the $40 coffee table from Ikea). And that it's in HIS basement. When Lindsay dropped him off at school this morning, his teacher said, "so... You guys have a basement in your new house? Jude won't stop talking about it."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/11/12

Jude's New Name

Liz Heyer
Area Manager
Learn It Systems
(651) 772-0200
Live It! Love It! Learn It!

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/9/12

After our obligatory nightly load of boxes were moved to the new house, we rewarded ourselves with a little ice cream. Just 5 more nights in the townhouse!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/8/12

A boy, his basement, and his new tent. He's pretty much set.

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/6/12

Much love for Papa

The Daily Jude 7/4/12

Happy July 4! Juders actually stayed up to watch fireworks with us! He was a little scared at first, but he did it and actually kind if enjoyed it by the end.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/3/12

We took Jude to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium today. I have lots of fond childhood memories there and it was awesome to see Jude wowed by some of the amazing fish. The sad thing is, not much has changed in 25 years. At least Jude didn't care!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/2/12

California curls

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Daily Jude 7/1/12

Waxing Grandma's car with Papa!

The Daily Jude 6/30/12

Cruisin' the farmer's market with Uncle Andrew.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/28/12


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/27/12

I know. Popsicles are best enjoyed outside. But it's sweltering out there and I'd rather stay in the air conditioning. Besides, it's not like it matters to Jude.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/25/12

Breaking news: Jude claims his new favorite color is yellow. Try to keep up, people.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/24/12

Jude is feeling so proud! He rode in the wagon with his friend, Lili, handing out lollipops and waving to all the people. Yay for family pride!!!

The Daily Jude 6/23/12

And the wallpaper removal continues! At least we have help scoring.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/22/12

At last! After a morning of signing papers and an afternoon of stripping wallpaper, we closed on our new house and got to take a dip in the "warm pool!"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/21/12

Jumping jacks at our new front door!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/19/12

Balloon buddies.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/18/12

We have a nightly ritual - Jude gets three coins every night to put in his piggy bank (thanks, Grandma Rey). Every night he wants to lift it to see how heavy it is. I told him he could choose something to buy when it got full. He thought for a moment and said, "wots of purple balls."

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/17/12

Why, yes. Yes, that IS a giant chicken with a toque and apron in front of a roadside diner. Oh, and yes, that IS a bull in the air in the background. What can I say? It's Wisconsin. They love their giant animal replicas.

The Daily Jude 6/16/12

My First S'mores.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Daily Jude 5/15/12

> Yes, we let the two-year-old have a sparkler. Yes, he burned his finger when he touched the spent sparkler. But damn, he looked cute doing it.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Daily Jude 6/14/12

Officially on vacation and Jude has declared this grass in a bucket his "project."