Friday, January 27, 2012

A Few of Jude's Favorites.

Isn't it amazing how babies find joy in the simplest of things? I think this is one of the greatest lessons that Jude is teaching me right now. There are so many high-tech or expensive toys that you can buy your kids, but I feel like no one really needs that kind of stuff. Some of Jude's favorite things have been as simple as a tootsie roll wrapper. Seriously, a balled-wrapper. He loved it. He carried it around for DAYS clenched tight in his little fist. One morning he woke up, saw it on the floor, & "ooo-ed" until I picked it up and gave it to him.
It's fascinating to watch Jude play. He is such a smart little boy and is learning & growing so much. One of his favorite things to do is now is dump out all of the nerf gun bullets, fill up one bucket with them, and then move them to another one. He will sit on there for the longest time and switch the foam bullets from one bucket to the next, it's the cutest thing!
Then there are the pom-poms. You know, those little fuzzy craft balls that you would glue to paper when you were in kindergarten. Jude adores those. My sister gave him a game where you stick those into a small hole cut out of a little tupperware. He cannot get enough of that game! He push them all into the little hole, and then dump them out & start over. After he's had enough of that, he'll gather as many as he can hold in each hand and carry the little balls around the house. He'll even insist on holding them while he eats.
We really don't need a lot to be happy!

I know this is a lot of rambling! I just don't want to forget these cute things he does. :)

{Some of Jude's favorite things to carry around the house. He doesn't eat them, just holds them!}

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Getting Crafty.

Since moving into our home, I have slowly but surely been able to decorate & fix things up to my liking. This has been a LONG process & I am no where near being done, but I love it! I love coming up with ideas, gathering all the materials, & seeing my vision come to life! Eb also likes to add his 2 cents & he has some good ideas! My two latest projects were making throw pillows for our "new" couch (from craigslist) and making a wreath. I absolutely LOVE how both of these projects turned out. Here are the results!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

13 Months Old.

I can't believe how fast my little boy is growing up! He amazes me everyday with the things he does & understands. One of my favorite things is asking "can mommy have kisses". Jude then opens his mouth as big as he can, sticks out his tongue, & brings his face to mine for a slobbery baby kiss. I LOVE those kisses and i'll take them as long as he's giving them out. Jude as also mastered the concept of something being "yucky". He likes to stick things in his mouth that he KNOWS is not for eating just to get me to say "No, yucky". He'll then stick out his tongue, make a disgusted face, & say "ugh" (his way of saying yuck). It is the CUTEST thing! The latest things that Jude has learned is when somethings is "all gone". He loves to eat whatever anyone else is eating.. so, once we've finished we'll tell him "all gone". He then lifts his hands and shrugs his shoulders. I love that Jude is starting to communicate & show that he understands things that we say to him. I feel so blessed to have him as my little boy! I can't wait until our newest edition is here to see what a good big brother he is going to be.

{Jude loves getting his picture taken!}

{One of his favorite things to do...brush his teeth.}