On April 28th Jude turned 4 years old.
At 4 Jude is an outgoing little chatterbox.
He loves make-believe, telling stories, and helping us out.
Jude is a total go-getter. He walks around on the tips of his toes looking for what’s next.
His curious and very persistent. Jude doesn’t stop until he gets an answer. (He does a great Pout, Pout Fish face).
Jude spends most of his day in a high gear and the only time he switches to low gear is when he is watching a show or is sick.
Poor Jude got really sick several days before we left Taiwan.
Thankfully it came after our last few playdates with friends. Here’s a photo of Jude and I teaching our friends the ‘Banana Song’ before he got sick.
And by the time we touched down in Wellington he was back to normal.
We stopped at a Farm show in Rotorua and when they asked for kid volunteers, Jude jumped right up and had no worries about being on stage in front of hundreds of strangers.
This year has been a great one for Jude and Toby’s relationship. Jude directs their imaginary play and Toby gets right into it.
Their personalities are pretty much exactly opposite but the bond they feel as brothers is so strong.
We were in Thames for Jude’s Birthday which meant we got to celebrate with family and friends. A day before the 28th we visited some old friends we knew in Taipei who have a son born one week after Jude. So we had cake with them to celebrate.
And then on Jude’s actual birthday after opening his present from us (mini transformers) we went over to Granddad and Val’s house for more cake.
Then back in Thames that night for cupcakes.
And finally on Saturday we went over to Aunt Abby and Uncle Brad’s for a big party with the Aunties, Uncles, cousins, and Grandmama.
Four years has flown by and we continue to feel so blessed to have this kid in our lives. Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!