Seriously sometimes I wish I could EAT my kiddies I love them so. Jude is just at that age where I can't get enough of "flash over at me" smiles when he loves something. Eeek!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
18 months is really my favorite. I know they start rebelling at this age..and I know you have to watch them every minute. BUT you really get to see what they are like, and everything is JUST SO EXCITING! Butterflies, music, dancing, a dog, a fun car, anything just lights up his face with pure JOY and just makes me want to hop inside him and remember what it was like to be little again.
But the favorite of all favorite things...is his motorbike
His favorite favorite thing to do is ride bikes. Yesterday he CRIED AT THE DOOR because it was raining and he couldn't ride. He'd make the tongue out "brrrrr" sound of a motorbike and just cried.
He's learning...to sign please instead of fussing (this one has taken crazy crazy practice!) to not pull his sisters hair, and to sign "all done" and "uppies" instead of just jumping out of his high chair. His first two word sentence was yesterday "bum...yuck!" when he had a stinky bum! His favorite word is "yuck" he uses it for everything (if his hands are dirty or if he sees a pile of ants or whatever).
His words are "juice, down, dum (for pacifier), da, ma, "go" for dog, car, yuck, bum, uh oh" He doesn't use many words compared to Autumn who was totally talking by now, but he manages to communicate quite well with signs and non verbal noises.
His brother and sister generally love him, he does get in their "big kid fun" sometimes, but they realize he's not meaning to ruin it.
We love him to bits!
BLAST FROM THE PAST This is Noah, 18 months in the same sweater :)
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Durban is hot and humid in Summer...like really humid. We've been housesitting for friends who have a pool so after school off we go to stay cool!
Friday, January 25, 2013
So I used to do like monthly updates of each kid..and when you have 3 it just doesn't happen! So I'm going to stop, take a breath and blog about Jude at 15 months....just so I can capture the moment.
He's got a fun personality...he loves to RUN and climb on top of Spurgeon our dog and ROLL with him, and he climbs up and down the Jungle Gym at our house with great ease. He loves all animals and I know when he's seen one on the road when we are driving cause he will light up and make all kinds of animal sounds. Right now he can say "Juice, dadda, momma, and "go" for dog, and he says a funny version of "one two, three" before he jumps into the pool. He gives really really great kisses, and hugs, and he LOVES to wave by to whoever is leaving, he will follow them blowing kisses and waving. His favorite thing is to see a butterfly flying, he goes crazy. He's more mischievous then my other two by nature so I always have to follow him to make sure he's not dumping something upside down or pulling something out of the cupboards. We love our little guy!
Friday, January 18, 2013
"Why aren't you in school?" is asked by random strangers almost every time I went to the store with my kids...directed at my kids...with one eye on me. "Normal" here is if your like 2....your in school. So seeing a mom with THREE children at the store is well...unusual. So hence the questions.
So we prayed and on Wednesday was his first day at school. I thought I would ball, really. But it just seemed so RIGHT and the Lord's timing seemed so perfect, that I didn't even think twice about it. And off he went into his classroom and he loved it. He's been there 3 days now, and he loves it. He's a bit shy to make friends but all those kids have been going to that school since they were 2 and know each other, so it will take a while, but he loves his teacher, and she loves the Lord which is awesome. They start every day with a devotion, and he's learning that it's fun to just "play" and not learn all the time, something I've been trying to teach him too!
So now I have special morning time with Autumn and Jude, which is special to me...Autumn I'm still trying to teach the basics of the gospel, and Noah would answer all the questions and now SHE'S forced to think about things for herself. Which I'm VERY thankful for. And well, with Jude...he's now learning his body parts and what sounds animals make. :)
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Autumn gets in these "pretend pretend" moods where she plays for hours cooking up a storm. You'll often hear her say things like "I'm making soup, don't eat your cupcake until your done with your soup"
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
So after chasing after my walking 1 year old I haven't blogged in a while...here's a month in a flash!
Since all the grandparents came to visit Jude for his 1st birthday we pulled out the mattress and the kids had "Archer Olympics" every day where they would do somersaults and rolls and jumps for hours (it rains in October, so yay for inside activities!)
Lots of giggles and hugs
And fun rolls and loves
My parents came and we went to see some African animals and stayed in a tree house!
The game drives were long...so Jude didn't hold up but Jude and Autumn loved seeing all the animals
We saw a heard of like 50 elephant
And stayed in a fun treehouse where all the cottages were up on stilts with Grandma and Grandpa
Grandma and Grandpa came and visited for 3 weeks from America, we had lots of fun with them
BOTH grandparents came for Jude's birthday...so special
Noah went to his firs karate competition and won a bronze medal..he was so excited.
Jude is walking everywhere and doesn't crawl at all anymore, he climbs everything and keeps me on my toes. I found my cellphone outside my bedroom window and my favorite shoes in the trash. We love our little mischeif guy
Autumn loves loves dress up and wants to wear a dress up dress everyday...and sometimes wears them to ballet practice. She skipped for the first time a few weeks ago after months of hopping, so ballet has really improved her coordination we love our little ballerina!
Special hot chocolate mmm
Jude dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween..all 3 of my kids wore this for their first Halloween
And we carved pumpkins the kids really love this every year
Autumn wanted to carve a butterfly
And we got to go trick or treating with a friend...they got tons of candy
And Noah lost his first tooth at 5! He's lost his second tooth too now and got special money from the tooth mouse (cause the tooth fairy is too girly!