Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Jude!!!

There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.

Today is Jude's Birthday. He woke up this morning around 8:30.. around the time he was born.
Brad surprised us and took the day off so we could do something fun with him today. Brad went in and got him out of bed this morning. He was very happy & giggly... he must know we have a fun day planned or maybe it was just he is a happy kid. Jude isn't a crier, he just goes with the flow. I like to joke and say he is "false advertising" because he is such an easy baby.
At one year old Jude is crawling, he says "mama", "dada", "baba" "na" which is Jude speak for "no" "Ka" which is Jude speak for cat, and he calls Viv "a ba you"..kinda sounds like "I love you".
Jude walks along the furniture and will walk when you hold his hands. Selfishly, i am totally okay with the fact he isn't walking on his own yet. I like that he still needs me. Once Viv started walking there was no stopping her. "Little Miss Independant". I am perfectly okay with holding Jude until he is 16 or so. After that I may have to draw the line. It may get a little wierd.

Jude's favorite toys are the door on the entertainment center, the house phone & the remote control. He has a dozen or so play phones & remotes. I have even gone so far as to give him an old house phone but he knows the difference and wants the real one. Jude also loves to play with the little drum set we have. Viv watches the Hannah Montana movie over and over and over and sings and dances while Jude drums along to the beat. My own little Donnie & Marie.
Like Viv, Jude loves animals and loves to snuggle up with Duke. Duke loves the fact that Jude is eating real food now and at meal time he is always right under his highchair.

I can't believe that a year has passed. Time flies by so quickly.

Viv is sitting here with me as I write this post and wanted me to write that she loves Jude very much and is so happy he is her brother and that "he has to eat cake on his birthday not Lenny's cat food." Sounds like good advice to me. Hopefully this will be the only year it is revevant.

Happy Day Ju-Ju Beaner!


Jennifer said...

What a sweet boy he is! I hope he has a wonderful day.

Laura said...

Happy birthday my little Juddah-man. I'm sorry I can't see you on your birthday. I can't believe its been a year!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Jude!!! Hope you had a fun day!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday. Isn't it funny how much alike Viv and Jude's personality's seem to be to Saige and Chase's at that age?
Marc told me you had 60 one year old's at his party. How do you even know that many one year olds?
Happy Happy Birthday again!!!

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday Jude!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Jude. You are to sweet for words. L is so in love with you I had to peal her off of you. A heart breaker at one I can't wait to see you on you wedding day.

DembroskyFamily said...

Happy Birthday Jud. Sorry so late this was the first time I could get on to read the post.

elebelly & mommy said...

That's great that Jude had a great day and had Daddy their all day to celebrate. Looks like a very happy baby! Happy Birthday Jude.