Jude got measured and weighed at school recently. He is 101 cm (39.8 in) tall and weighs 17kgs (37.5lbs).
I love seeing Jude’s photos from school as he always has a smile ready for the camera.
This was an extra special month for Jude thanks to having Grandma and Grandpa around. He didn’t let Grandpa out of his sight. Grandpa had to put him to bed and wake him up in the morning. He wouldn’t let anyone else.
Jude loved being on holiday. He was really well behaved for the most part. There were certainly meltdowns along the way – most of which occurred when Jude was overtired but wanted to keep playing when it was time to head back to the room.
On the way over to Cebu as we had to wait in a long immigration line and Jude and Toby were antsy so I gave Jude my phone to look through our photos and instead he started taking photos of other people in line. Most people were good sports about it like this lady who we now have 1/2 a dozen photos of!
Toby was not so keen on having his photo taken.
Jude is really into posing like a superhero or ninja. This is one of his signature moves:
I love when he starts these elaborate role-play games with Toby and they get so into it they forget I am there.
I love taking the boys out to play but the playground closest to us is quite close to a busy road and so I get really nervous as there are two sections and you can’t see the one section from the other. So if Toby is on the playground and Jude is on the other side, I wouldn’t be able to see him. It really sucks as its so close but I have decided not to take them there anymore as Jude naturally just wants to run when we go to the park and I am constantly having to yell at him to get back to wherever Toby and I are as I’m worried. It just means we have to travel a little further for a safer space to play in.
Our lovely friends (Sia and Sivi) gifted their old All Blacks jerseys to the boys. We love them and will certainly put them to good use.
We had a few days off school during the month for a national holiday and so invited them over to bake a cake and make pizza. They are obsessed with Moana too so we all sang the album together.
We have a mere 25 days left in Taiwan so I took the boys for our final Costco trip. They were so well behaved, even in the toy aisle, it was really great.
The boys are always hungry. Jude especially asks me for something to eat what seems like every 5 minutes. He will scarf down a big meal and then want more and more and more. It’s incredible that this time last year we were struggling to get him to eat well. He is very adventurous too, he is open to trying pretty much anything. The exception so far being lentils.
Silly, sweet boy. It was a really fun month with you.