Hey Jude, you are 3 and a half!
Jude is such a cool little guy.
He’s a big bright spot in everyone’s day (except sometimes Toby’s…)
Whenever someone asks him how he is, he enthusiastically responds, “just great!”.
He remembers so much of what we tell him now. Even quite specific details. One of the best parts of this age is how he can actually be quite helpful. He can fetch things for me, bring laundry inside, fill up water bottles, cut food up, water plants and dry dishes. Both the boys are awesome at setting the table and clearing it.
At school he has been learning how to sew buttons onto things and has been busy making these little felt bracelets.
He is always so proud of whatever he makes.
His work at school is getting more sophisticated. I can see his lines are getting straighter, and circles rounder. He’s got the letter ‘J’ down pat and has been working on ‘u’.
He is always asking questions. How to do something, or what a word means.
He’s so great at following directions and Toby will take his lead. I can take them out pretty easily on my own now – to lunch or shopping. One day off school we went to the mall and out to lunch complete with ice cream after.
They were so good, I was kind of shocked. I don’t think it’s quite the new norm for them to be this well behaved but hopefully it’s the direction we are heading in.
At home, it’s a different story. The boys are so physical. They are always rolling around on the floor wrestling, chasing one another, or climbing on one of us. At the end of the day I am exhausted.
It’s been an extended summer here so one morning we packed up and drove to the beach.
The boys loved it.
Jude got quite sick at the end of the month. The poor thing had several days of very high fever.
He stayed home from school for 9 days. There was lots of cartoon and movie watching.
It was so great when he finally recovered and was back at school with his friends.