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!!!
video

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jude is 11 months old!

Oh goodness! No no no no no no no no! Only one more month and my baby is one year old! Where did this year go??

Jude at 11 months:

Jude is of course crawling and getting into everything. He likes to pull himself up to the couch or whatever he can reach.

He has 4 teeth, 2 on top and 2 on bottom.

Jude loves his blankets, brother, sister, baths, and snuggles!

He makes this growl that we have no idea how he got started with. Its pretty funny! He also makes this squawking noise when he wants something or isn't getting his way.

Jude is not shy, but if a stranger approaches he will tuck his head into my shoulder and bat his long eyelashes at them. Little ham!

Speaking of hams, unlike his brother, he is not shy for photos!

Momma's boy, big time!

Dog food= playtime fun. Not for Mom or Dad. hehe

Jude is still by far our pickiest eater.

He is size 12-18 month in clothing.

I'd guess he's about 22 pounds now and 30 inches long. Oh how he has grown!

We LOVE our sweet Jude so much! Its funny how it can seem like life has never existed with out him. He is a great blessing to us, and I am going to be valiant in holding on to this last sweet month of his first year!

Please note his funny expression. He didn't like the leaves or chily air. :)



Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014!

This year I had a bit more energy and I made sure to use it on some fun for Halloween! I LOVE Fall and October! Love it! We made Halloween cookies, Halloween dinners(along with Chili and fun Fall foods!), went to a few pumpkin patches, carved our pumpkins, enjoyed the gorgeous colors, and I even made Emma's costume. I would have made Owen's but he just would not commit to an idea so he was Buzz Lightyear again. Can you guess who Emma was?? Of course...Elsa! :) Jude even got to join in on his first year and was the cutest baby dragon ever! Below are some snapshots of our Halloween!

Jude trying to join in the fun! Rolled under the table hoping to see what was going on. 

Getting ready to carve up to pumpkins!



Carving away!

Ta da! Our awesome pumpkins!

Trick or Treat!

Our Elsa!

                                                         Our Buzz(for the 2nd time)

Our little dragon!


The haul! Can we say cavities?? Ha!