Jude is officially a cover boy. He did this shoot last winter and I just received the catalog, very cute to see.
He was asked back to model their Summer 2017 line.
It’s obvious he is very into taking pictures. In fact whenever he gets the chance he asks to borrow my phone and starts snapping away.
We’re continually amazed at just how outgoing he is. Jude managed to impress this poor kid’s parents and then they insisted 弟弟 let Jude ride with him.
Jude fights us most morning about going to school. It’s a long battle getting him dressed and out the door.
But when I pick him up he is all smiles and going about about all the fun he had. We put it down to three-year-old defiance.
The bad thing about school is how often kids are sick. I’m starting to lose track of all the days Jude has missed from being sick. Here he is after a trip to the Doctor’s for an ear infection.
Jude is just go,go,go until he crashes and when he crashes, he crashes hard.
And because these two are so good at sharing it means that when one gets something the other will usually get some version of it.
Every month gets better between these two. Jude has been getting really good at creating games and involving Toby in them.
Jude often instigates a situation. For example, in the photo below they raided the cooked pasta that was meant for their dinner on Jude’s suggestion.
Here’s another where Jude decided him and Toby should break into my folder of important documents and then wrestle on top of them.
We play with a lot of other kids at the playground and I’ve noticed that Jude will automatically gravitate to the oldest boy, leaving Toby behind. These boys are around 9 or so and can really kick a ball. Jude welcomes the challenge while Toby mopes around watching Jude until I engage him in our own soccer game.
Jude does seem to embrace being a big brother.
It’s been a hot summer here in Taipei and most days when we go out I find myself wishing I had a spare t-shirts to put on them. It was a hot, sweaty day at Jude’s friend’s 4th bday party last month. They’ve been friends since they were itty bitty babies so it has been cool to see them grow.
Jude is all about Christmas. Taipei has an impressive array of trees and decorations so we have been enjoying going for afternoon strolls to see it all.
You are so much work dear Jude but always so much fun.