Jude: 30 Months Old

Last month Jude turned two and a half years old!

IMG_9995Jude really, truly lives life to the fullest. He has so much energy – it’s impressive.

IMG_0170He’s a super fast runner. I just have to make sure I can always run faster.

IMG_0372He’s also totally fearless and is always keen to hold or touch whatever insect we find – no matter how creepy, crawly it is.

IMG_9715When Jude relaxes, he really relaxes. He really exhausts himself at the playground so when we get home he tends to crash. His sleep has also been so great recently. It can be a challenge actually getting him into bed (as he dishes out every delay tactic in the book) but once he is there, he will have solid, long sleeps.

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I’ve been doing more and more things with the boys. We have good trips and bad trips out but thankfully no major public tantrums yet.

IMG_9731A lot of my friends think I am crazy for taking them both to Costco but it’s actually one of the easier places thanks to all the samples.

IMG_0469Jude is still totally into his friends. It’s so cute as now he can come home and tell Dad what he did that day- where we went, which friends he played with, and what we did.

IMG_9929The sibling bond certainly runs deeper than his friendships –  he cares for Toby in a different way but he is also way meaner to Toby than his friends. We’ve had a lot of incidents of Jude pushing Toby out of the way when he doesn’t want Toby to participate in a game with him.

IMG_9959But then we will do things like hiding in the play tent and calling out for Toby to come join him.

IMG_9884It’s complicated but I know deep down there is a lot of love.

IMG_9948One big difference between Jude at 2 and 2 and a half is his strength and ability to control his body. He’s quick but very sure-footed and easily navigates playground obstacles.

IMG_9899Jude continued to work his magic over crowds of Taiwanese this month. He really knows how to turn it on in front of a camera.

IMG_0149The days go by so fast with these two. I have such a hard time remembering what Jude was like when he was Toby’s age and thinking about what Toby will be like when he is Jude’s age.

IMG_9698We love these boys so much even though they drive us crazy.

IMG_0422Especially you, Jude.

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