Jude doesn’t like to be cornered. So I knew my efforts to capture him for this Sunday Snapshot post would have to be cunning.
And in his own element.
So I took him to the playroom.
And he was happy.
Jude came home at 19 months, in the summer of 2007. It took he and I about three weeks to ‘bond’ and that was it.
We were mother and son.
I positively, absolutely and completely adore him.
Jude is bright. He is able to learn new things without any effort, either on my part or his. I’ve never intentionally ‘taught’ him anything, yet he knows his numbers, colors and anything else he sets his mind to.
Like the name of every cast member on Thomas the Train.
He is oh-so-charming. I am a mama that has been around the block a couple o’ times, and I still cannot seem to resist him. And I am afraid this has led to Jude becoming a bit, well… there’s no nice word for it… spoiled.
But in a very, very cute way.
He still refuses to eat most foods, preferring to exist on a diet of yogurt, Pringles, grapes and french fries. Oh, and peas.
No meat, no cheese, no milk.
Clearly, these things are not essential to the making of a healthy, happy, adorable boy.
He absolutely can not wait to bring his little sister home. Since Vivi has corrected clubfoot, and wears boots at night just like Jude, I talk with Jude about Vivi when I get him ready for bed.
This has taken on a life of it’s own. Now he brings up Vivi all. the. time.
“I’m going to share my apple juice with Vivi.”
“I want Vivi to sleep in my room.”
“Mom, when are we going to get Vivi?”
I think he’s going to make a wonderful big brother.
That is, when he’s not driving Vivi crazy.
Come to think of it, he drives us all crazy.
But in a very, very charming way.
Leave a comment to let me know you’ve posted a Sunday Snapshot and I’ll add it here so everyone can read it!
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- Julie at A Year In The Life
- Jenn at Love Like Crazy
- Shelly at To China Again We Go
- Anne at More Kids For Me
- Shelley at Finishing Our Family From China
- Colleen at The Nut House
- Chelley at Life Fully, Laugh Often, Love Deeply
- Valerie at The Almy Family Journal
- Andrea at Adoption Road
- Vicki at From One More Mom
- Dardi at Hope 4 the Wounded
- Karen at A Day In Grace
- Chris at The Layers of Life
- Sharon at Our Family Our Story
- Staci at Mei Mei Adventures
- Sophie at The Great Eight
- Annie at Cornbread and Chopsticks
- Nala at Nala’s Magic
- Michele at He Moves Mountains
- Desiree at Our Happily Ever After
- Gayly at Quilt-N-Mama *giveaway post!
P.S. To learn more about Sunday Snapshot, visit here for the basics 🙂
You are a pro at getting SUCH cute pics of ones who don't want their pictures taken!! Share your secret please!
I finally got started on the wonderful idea of Sunday Snapshot. Let's hope I can keep up with it. At least until I do one of each of my kiddos!
I tried the Sunday snapshot today! For some reason my pictures look really blurry on the main page until you click on them and they enlarge in a new window, then they look great.??? still working out mac kinks, any ideas??
I always try to make my kiddos say something silly, something I know makes them laugh, or at least smile… sometimes it works, but not always 🙂
Thanks for joining in this week, can't wait to read yours!
I did Sunday Snapshot for the first time today. I love the idea. Thanks.
I tried to find your blog post, but your blog isn't linked from your profile!
Can you leave me a link and I'll see if I can help with your blurry picture issue. I also want to read your Snapshot post!
Big news today… LeighAnna lost her first tooth this weekend. Next time I'll actually do the photo shoot on the day of my post. 😉
Jude is just exceptionally adorable…but then, I just KNOW you'll agree.
Can't wait for a photo of him with Vivi 'cause that'll mean she's HOME!
Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm in for Sunday Snapshot today. :o)
Oh my. That is one cute little fellow!!
I officially joined Sunday Snapshot today! It was fun!
He is so stinkin cute!!!! I think he may be able to charm the pants off anyone…
oh, right. can you tell I'm new at this? 🙂
my blog is: http://www.ourcrazynormal.blogspot.com
I finally decided to join in on the fun tonight!!!
I love reading all the other 'Sunday Snapshots'!!!
This is such a great idea!!!
Gosh, I hope I didn't post my Sunday Snapshot too late???
I did this today and hope to do it every Sunday 🙂 Great idea…
Just posted my Sunday Snapshot. I loved doing this! Can't wait to read the rest of the posts!
These are the CUTEST photos!!!!
Jude is so adorable!!! He is looking very grown up these days too! Gosh, it goes sooooooo FAST, doesn't it??
Jude's smile is so cute. I don't think I could resist either. He would be soooo spoiled if he were a part of our gang. Pringles, huh? Wanna go in together and buy them in bulk??? Bailey eats them daily…every day. She takes them to school….for breakfast! LOL That's right! Prime "MOM OF THE YEAR" material typin' this post. 😉
Football & Fried Rice says
Jude is impossibly adorable, even though he doesn't eat anything!! And he sure can smile for the camera! Still loving the Sunday Snapshot (I am a FULL cycle through now.Sigh) Whatever am I going to say about the first child the second round? lol!!
I have blurry picture issues too (unless I go through flickr) In fact, my header picture is blurry and I hate it…so, if it is a mac thing, I'd like to know. If it is something *I* am doing – well, then, I am not surprised!!
Little Jude is quite the charmer!!! He is absolutely precious!! 😉
Sophie Neri says
Alright so I thought I'd join in on all the fun. Just officially did my first Sunday Snapshot, but I'm not sure how to do the whole grab the button thing. Can't seem to get it right.
I finally joined in, Stefanie!!! It was so much fun. I just hope I can keep it up each week! Jude is just too cute!!!
What a great idea (Sunday Snapshot) and such adorable pics of Jude. He is such a cutie! 🙂
Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving.
He is so cute!! 🙂 Finally did a Sunday Snapshot of my little sister, Chayah on my blog at meimeiadventures.blogspot.com
We were out of state all weekend, so I'm going to do my Sunday Snapshot on Monday. Ha!
Jude is just the sweetest. I love how excited he is about having a little sister.
slightly late, but…
ok, finally got around to doing this. Don't know how you find the time. I only have five and had to do this on monday!! LOL Your pictures are so much better than mine….I really need to take a class. Still can't figure out manuel settings.
Hey Stefanie….I know I just said I would do it today, but I just can't get to it this morning. I'll catch back up next Sunday, so don't put up a link for me. Thanks a bunch!
I missed getting a snapshot put together yesterday, but I did do a tiny post and mentioned it:) There is also a little giveaway on our blog in honor of our daughter, Abigayl's birthday!
quilt-n-mama. blogspot. com
Uh oh! Did I not do it right? I didn't make the list. It isn't a big deal, I just thought I would check.
Sorry if I totally messed it up! LOL. I did mention I don't follow directions well. HAHA!
3 Peanuts says
Oh I LOVE that cutie pie Jude. The 3rd photo melts my heart. i am sure he will be a GREAT big brother to Vivi!
I missed SS this week. Other things took priority. I'll try to jump back in next week:)
Man…he is so gorgeous! With that cuteness, he'd be spoiled in this house, too! Sweet photos!!!
I've joined your Sunday Snapshot group. But I do them on Mondays–Mugshot Mondays. Check us out at http://www.grace-and-haven.blogspot.com
Amazing Grace and a Safe Haven
Oh, he can even charm the camera!! He is such a cutie!!
Oh, how I want to find time to do this. Maybe this Sunday!!!
He is CHARMING!!!!!
aw he's such a cute little muffin. i like how he is already planning on sharing with vivi and he NEVER shares with me. i see how it is. punk.
and is his hair finally black or did you just tinker with the lighting?
Thanks for adding mine, I was late getting it posted so I didn't link, but thank you for mentioning it and the giveaway!