Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday fun at our house!

Of course our holidays kicked off with putting up the tree! Even Jude joined in.

We made fun food! Lots of cookies and treats and hot chocolate!

We went on our "Polar Express" annual drive to see lights!

Then midway our season, this happened..... Tree+baby= disaster! But we managed to get it fixed and it will live on to another year! Boy was this funny!

...And no season is complete without seeing Santa! Er wait, unless you're Owen who doesn't trust the man in the red coat. :) He refused to even get in line. Emma happily sat on Santa's lap and told him a few things from her list. Jude took a note from Owen and screamed bloody murder! Cue the song "memories..."

We enjoyed our Holiday season! It was Merry and Bright!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jude is ONE!

My baby is ONE YEAR OLD! I can't believe how fast that year went! So many changes! So much growth!

Jude has blossomed from a perfectly round newborn to a rambunctious and curious one year old. Oh what fun it is to be one! Here are some fun facts about Jude at one year old:

He is crawling and cruising along the couches. So close to walking, but not quite yet,

Jude has four teeth, two on top and two on bottom.

He has wisps of golden blond hair that curls at his ears. Its so soft and fine.

His eyes are SO blue! People comment on them all the time!

Jude has outgrown his jumper and floor toys and prefers to play with Owen's toys when he isn't looking. Ha!

He adores his big brother and sister! He tries so hard to follow them and be involved.

Jude is still a big Momma's boy, and Momma is just fine with that!

Jude is our pickiest eater. He isn't liking anything with texture and Mom isn't having fun trying to figure out what he'll eat.

He graduated to sippy cups, but hasn't mastered the straw yet.

Mom is so lucky that Jude is a great sleeper. 12 hours almost every night!

At a year old, Jude is starting to say words like, Uh Oh, Momma, Dada etc. He also screeches if something isn't going his way to let you know he isn't happy about it.

Jude is such a happy and playful baby. He is the sweetest little guy and we cannot get enough of him! This last year has been so fun watching him learn and grow. I cannot wait to see what his next year of milestones will bring! We love you Jude and are so lucky to call you ours!

Jude's First Birthday photos by Holly Clouse!  Our Decemeber baby!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jude's 1st Birthday Party!

While all the family was gathered together for Thanksgiving, we threw Jude his Mustache Bash! I cannot believe a year has passed. It was the fastest year of my life! I made a little cake and we gave him a few gifts and sang Happy Birthday, to which he laughed and clapped along. Then came the fun part! The cake smash. I placed the cake right in front of him and he dove right in. Fist fulls of frosting and cake! He had a blast making a sweet mess and ended his adventure in the sink for a hose down. Jude loves bath time and I think this little sink bath was the actual highlight of his day! Jude had a good time and we all made fun memories. That's all that matters! Happy Birthday Jude Bug!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fall Family Photo!

Thanksgiving 2014!

Happy Thanksgiving! This year we spent Thanksgiving at Grandma Anderson's house in Quincy. ]Aunt Rachel, Uncle Jared, Aunt Laura, and Uncle Steven all went too! We had such a fun time visiting, taking pictures of each other, playing games, and of course EATING!!! We had the traditional Thanksgiving meal, Laura made all sorts of treats, and we even had our favorite mexican restaurant before everyone headed back home. Oh, and Ana from Frozen visited! Grandma made Emma a pink Ana cape and blue tutu. Kids had a blast and I can only hope they are making fun childhood memories to remember this all by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Playtime in the snow!

We woke up to a dusting of first snow! The kids were so excited. I think the right word would be jubilant. Jubilant with laughter as they played at the bus stop! Winter is finding its way to us...

And of course when Emma got home...a snowball fight!!!