19 months

Oh Judah, somewhere between a baby and a full-blown toddler. IMG_6805

He says thank you, probably more clearly than any of his other words, and for just about everything. It melts us.
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He is obsessed with books. You will be hard pressed to find him without one during the day, and they are strewn all over his room, the house, the car, etc. IMG_6816

He loves chrucks. Every noise outside must be a chruck. His Didi got him a chruck book for Christmas and I get the pleasure of reading it with him several times a day. IMG_6822

He’s a fan of bas-et-ball. IMG_6830

We’re a fan of the way he claps for himself after making a shot.IMG_6840

Happy 19 months Judah Obi Wong.IMG_6841

18 months

Happy Half Birthday Judah!

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We love the way you put the letter B in front of some of your words. like “bup” for up.
The way that you love to dance and always clap your hands and say “Woooo” at the end of a song.IMG_1180

We love how much you love books and we sometimes find you reading all alone in your own little words.
We love how much you love bags, and how you will load your arms up with them and carry them around the house waving bye bye to us. IMG_1185

We love your fascination with stickers and bubbles, and the way you say “cheeeeese.”IMG_6741

We love how snuggly you are after you get up from your nap, and the way you want to ride on your daddy’s back all over the house. IMG_6743

You surprise us daily with the new things you learn how to do.IMG_6744

We love you buddy!

17 months

Judah is 17 months.

IMG_6583He will talk your ear off a mile a minute, but just say “nope” when you ask him to do something specific. Say hi to Grandma, “nope.” Sit down, “nope.” Come this way, “Nope.”

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He gets a little sad when we leave him in the nursery or with a babysitter but then warms up quickly and doesn’t seem to have missed us by the time we have returned.

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Gets involved doing one single task and sticks with it for a long time. Things like transferring blocks from one container to another, going down the slide over and over, or pretending to answer his plastic cell phone.

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He mostly likes to talk to us using words we don’t understand, but he does know a few actual words. His favorites are Bruce, this, snack, teeth, nope, ball, please, cheese, hi, bye, night night, and bath.
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I’m often amazed at what he understands. I’ll say things like, “go tickle daddy’s feet” and he does it. Or “go find your cho0 choo” and he can find it hidden someplace. He can also use the remote to turn on the tv, yikes. IMG_6607

His laugh continues to be probably my most favorite sound in the whole wide world. It’s just so jolly. IMG_6610

He’s definitely a toddler now. He knows what he wants and how to at least try and get it done.
We love this little guy so so much.

16 months

Judah is 16 months.
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He loves to wave and say hyeee or byeee. Including when getting in or out of his car seat.

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It’s safe to say he is officially walking, no more crawling for this guy.

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He is much better at letting us know what he wants, using a combination of words, pointing, and signing.IMG_6360

He is really into figuring things out, or sorting things, or putting things into a bag or box and then taking them out and putting them somewhere else. IMG_6369

He is no longer content riding in the shopping cart without a snack or other distraction. Gone are the days of leisurely strolling through Target.IMG_6389

He loves Curious George.IMG_6401And we’re crazy about him.

{most pictures taken at Hodges Farm, if you’re local and looking for a sweet and simple pumpkin patch, it’s a winner.}

15 months

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15 months. 22 pounds. 29 inches.

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Judah….

loves his dog brothers, and looking out the window.
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takes a few steps on his own.

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had his first hairs trimmed. The mullet was getting to be too much.

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Has a very sweet and calm personality.

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likes to eat. a lot. and is hypnotized by the tv. is currently obsessed with “what the fox says.” yikes.

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Is the sweet to our potato, the cheese to our macaroni, the peanut butter to our jelly.

14 months- a post without pants

Excuse the pictures being a bit blurry. I am not the best photog and Judah isn’t the best at being still. 🙂

14 months.
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Judah is a sweet little guy with a really great demeanor.

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He is quite curious and adventurous. You can find him climbing onto or into things and emptying out every bucket, box, drawer, cabinet, hamper, bin, or bag he can find.

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He isn’t fond of getting his diaper changed or putting on clothes.

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He has more teeth than I know about. Literally, I don’t know how many he has. If I had to guess I would say at least 10 with three on the way.
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He likes books. and balls. and books that have balls in them,

and being destructive.

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He could spend all day opening and shutting doors. He waves a lot, and blows kisses now with the correct side of his hand.

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We love you buddy.

13 months

13 months

This kid slays me.

13 months

He is becoming quite the investigator/ examiner. He takes things apart and tries to put them back together, seemingly trying to “figure it all out.”

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He is content to play and explore on his own but then will crawl over for a quick cuddle/hug/tackle before heading off on his next independent adventure. IMG_5479

He immediately leans in for a deep hug after nap time. Be still my heart.IMG_5491

He is so silly. He cracks himself up, and us too.
IMG_5488What a sincere and deep deep joy it is to be his mom.

12 months

Happy Birthday Judah!

12 months

Judah…..
Has the best laugh I have ever heard. It comes from deep down in his sweet little belly and shows up all over his face. You can’t help but laugh when you hear it.
Pulls up on everything and scoots around all of our furniture.
Crawls all over the dogs and laughs at them often.
Is incredibly easy going. (except when left in the church nursery…womp womp.)
Is a really great eater, and has been known to out-eat his mom, but is also great at making an epic mess.
Is getting so curious and focused on things like stacking up blocks or throwing a ball and figuring out how to do it correctly.
Waves with both hands up above his head.
Bops up and down to music and claps when people cheer for him.
Does “cheers” with his sippy cup to whoever sits by him at dinner.
Gives a great high-five.
loves to splash in any water…including the dog bowl.
has changed so much in 12 months time, and has changed his parents too. (in the best way possible)

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11 months

11months

Judah…..
gets more handsome every day. I don’t know how this happens but I really do think it’s true, even though I may or may not be a tad bias.
pulls up to stand anywhere and on anything, sitting is no longer an option.
walks around holding onto the furniture and other things at a good height.
has a truly great laugh.
hates to have his diaper changed.
is so silly. like his dad.

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10 months

10months

Judah…..
has 8 teeth.
laughs really hard when he is taken by surprise.
Is very attached to his mama.
army crawls.
pulls up to stand.
wiggles when music comes on
waves
gives high fives..well, he puts his hand up and you have to high five him.
claps
won’t leave his socks on
loves playing on/rolling off of the furniture
is awesome.

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