Jude in the US (Part 3)

After 5 days in Arizona  we said goodbye to Natalie and flew to Ohio.

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One of the first things we did when we got there was buy Jude a car seat and

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his own special chair to sit in.

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Even with all the extra hands around there were times when we just couldn’t hold Jude. Plus, there are times when he just doesn’t want to be held.  So a baby chair is a necessity.

IMG_7780One of the next things we did was to bring Jude to meet my Grandma at her nursing home.

IMG_7737Jude slept through the initial meeting but Grandma didn’t mind -she had a great time just looking at him.

IMG_7746 When he finally did wake up she had even more fun.

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For the next few days we hung out around the house.

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Then on Thursday night  Jude had more visitors- Aunt Jen and Uncle Rob from Chicago.

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Rob came in for the weekend and Jen was staying for the week. Natalie also came to Ohio for the weekend as it also happened to be Grandma’s 92nd birthday so we were all going to celebrate that with her.

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So with everyone present we headed back to the nursing home to celebrate with cake and presents for Grandma.

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The weekend flew by and before we knew it we said goodbye to Rob and to Natalie. I made scones the morning Natalie flew out and we spent had some family time.

IMG_1835Our last week in the US was a blast. Here are some photos from the week:

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And then all of a sudden it was our last day. Jude took a big long nap before we headed to the airport.

IMG_8004We took a few final snaps before we left (including Jude’s first time laying in grass)

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IMG_8022Then we said bye-bye

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It was a long, exhausting journey but Jude managed to find some smiles for Mr. Lion

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