And BOY what a ride it's been!
We have had so much fun seeing Baby Jude blossom this year. He has really grown into his BIG personality so well and we have loved getting to know him as a little boy. Here are a few of his big moments from the past year...
We've always known Jude liked to live big. I always joke that Jude is a magnet for disaster/injuries. And he's definitely had quite a few injuries that left us wondering if we needed to make a trip to our local ER (thankfully, we haven't...yet.). Fortunately, our little daredevil seems to be very resilient:)
|"One little monkey jumping on the bed..."|
|Stubbornness and perseverance go hand in hand:)|
|Those eyes are going to melt some girl's heart one day (besides his Mama's)!|
We've had a lot of incidents this year--------->
<------------Usually they are followed by this.
One of my favorite changes from the past year is seeing my little Jude go from being "the baby" to a BIG BROTHER! I swear, he grew a whole year in just one day! Little Anna came into our lives at the beginning of 2012, and we have gotten to see a side of Jude that we always knew was there. Jude wants to touch, kiss, hug, hold Anna constantly. And he always reminds me what a "big helper" he is. Baby sister, Anna, will never want for anything (except space) if her big brothers have any say in it. I hope he always remembers how much he adores her.
|He just can't get close enough.|
|Birthday Pancakes (with a a candle, of course!)|
|A family nap!|
Jude is busy, messy, sensitive, creative, funny, and so loving. I never have to negotiate for a hug and kiss. His prayers are the sweetest. He loves to sing (especially lullabies for his baby sister) and he is a dancing fool. Jude always helps with laundry and dishes and has the best manners. He also loves to tell stories and jokes. There are so many wonderful things about my boy and I'm smitten for the boy he has become!
We are crazy about you, Baby Jude and we hope that you'll always remember how boundlessly you were loved.