Saturday, August 24, 2013
My favorite beach quote from Jude occurred one day while Jillian was holding him at the waves. It was one of the first days and he was unsure about going. Though my sister was telling him that he was safe and she wouldn't let him get hurt, he matter of factly told her, "But JJ, I'm little and the ocean is BIG!" This summer we saw how much more aware of things he has become. Things that didn't used to bother him make sense and seem dangerous. He's working on being brave and we are proud of him, but certain things do take a little more coaxing than it used to.
I also got to see some sweet friends on a short shopping trip to Gaffney, SC where they helped me pick out Sadie's bedding. Thank you Pottery Barn Outlet!
Jude also spent some really sweet quality time with his Uncle Cody and his girlfriend Sydney. They are younger than his other aunts and uncles and he enjoyed playing with him. We believe Jude has a slight crush on Sydney for sure. We had never seen his flirty side before, but when she came over, watch out!
Favorite quote of Pop's party: Jude going around asking people to pull his finger...oh dear.
Jude (knock on wood) stayed and continues to stay when back in WA, consistent on pee'ing in the potty. He's had a few #2's, but the hard part is that his BM schedule tends to be first thing in the morning and mid afternoon. Both times, he's usually asleep with a diaper, so he's not having much practice with this one.
Our summer has come and gone, but we know we have some great family times ahead when Sadie arrives. I'm incredibly thankful for the time we had back east this summer and even more thankful for the family and friends we were able to share it with.