Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Blaise's latest way to answer in the affirmative is "yep". It's cute but seems way too old for him! Stop growing up so fast, my baby!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blaise speaks

Lately Blaise has been saying tons of words but he has his own adorable way of pronouncing them such as:

sanck for snack
nilk for milk
f*ck for truck (it's true)
Nono for Noah
Juuuu for Jude
Bay for Blaise
tan-too for thank you 

I'll add more as I remember.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Life quotes by Jude

When I picked Jude up this mornjng at the Y, "Miss Kathy" relayed a conversation she had with Jude earlier. 
"Jude is so cute. This morning there was a little girl who was convinced that Jude's craft was hers, despite his name being written on it. After she left, Jude looked at me and said, 'sometimes, life just isn't fair.'" 
What a guy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wiener talk

Jude is eating a pogo dog and bites through to corn bread part to reveal the hot dog inside. He looks up at me and smiles and says, 
"Look! I see his wiener!"
I couldn't not laugh. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

My cup overflows

Twice now I've heard from adults that Jude had reached out to a new kid in his class (once at the YMCA and once at church) and played with them and tried to help one in distress (at the Y) and there really aren't words to express how much love and joy floods my heart to know that my Jude who often struggles with kindness towards his younger brother (although he does love him) and who often is playing in his own world and often tunes me out and who had a fair bit of sass and attitude when he feels like it, is also a boy of compassion and mercy to those who feel alone and sad. This makes all the difficult times of parenting and discipline worth it and even beyond. It's grace for this tired Mama. And comfort. He (God) is faithful to use my meager offering of parenting to cause it to bloom and grow into something that honours Him. 
So beautiful!