Jude: 37 Months Old

Jude had a great month.

IMG_4907He’s adjusted so well to school. We haven’t had any battles with him about going. He especially loves going on field trips.

IMG_5367His last one they went to a paper museum and got to make paper!

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IMG_5369He was so proud of his work.

IMG_5349He bring home a lot of painting and crafts. It’s great that he is getting to do so many different things.

IMG_6097One of my favs is this Mother’s Day bouquet.

IMG_4871School has really been the right thing at the right time for him. We’ve seen a big change in him doing things on his own. He can put his shoes on and off, wash his own hands, go potty by himself and pull up his pants after. All things were were having to help him with before.

IMG_5010Another new thing I noticed this month is that Jude has gotten really good at lying. If he pushes Toby over and I ask him what happened he will tell me Toby fell. My jaw dropped the first time he told me a fib, we have entered new parenting territory.

IMG_4911I break up a lot of fights between these two. They usually start out playing nicely but within 5 minutes I hear Toby cry.

IMG_4941Jude usually doesn’t hurt Toby but he can make him feel scared by being too aggressive when they play. Toby usually then lashes out by hitting Jude. Somedays it feels like I am just rotating them in and out of time-out.

IMG_5041Going outside is usually the best way to keep them from fighting.

IMG_5116Jude made me laugh the other day as when we arrived at the playground he hesitated by my side (which is unusual). I asked him what was wrong and he said, ‘I’m just a little bit shy right now.’.

IMG_4881He’s gotten so good at expressing his feelings or needs to us. He tells us when he’s hungry, full, tired or bored.

IMG_4878He also made me laugh when we walked into the lobby of our building and he saw a guy standing up on the top step of a ladder working on the ceiling. Jude turned to me and said, ‘that’s very dangerous’.

IMG_4896Jude is so into birthdays. He asks me almost everyday when his birthday is. So thankfully, we had Dad’s birthday to celebrate this month.

IMG_5139Candles have to be blown out at every meal.

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IMG_5146Jude and Toby got to do a modeling gig together. The best and biggest smiles from Toby happened when Jude was at his side.

IMG_5297Jude is so awesome at modeling.

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Towards the end of the shoot they handed him a giant ice cream cone to pose with with. Toby had finished his outfits but wanted to get back in.

IMG_5323Jude always keeps us on our toes. We have so many battles of wills throughout the day with him but then he can be so sweet, affectionate and super helpful. I think its all pretty typical 3 year old stuff!

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