Jude’s first official Cub Scout field trip was to the fire station. The one we visited is rather new, so it had a lot of cool amenities that impressed the kids, like a media room. We did all the standard stuff like look at equipment and go inside the truck. The thing the kids loved the most was getting to spray the hose. Can you believe it?!? I wanted a turn to try it out myself. The trip was very exciting for Jude and the other scouts.
Jude has decided to join Cub Scouts this year. There first event was a Cub-O-Ree (like a Jamboree) out in Bastrop. The focus was shooting sports (archery, bb guns) which I suspect was initially attracted him to Cub Scouts. So we spent out Saturday under the pines of Bastrop. Jude got to shoot a bb gun first thing that morning and he seemed to really enjoy it. I’ll have to say I was a little nervous, but it was a very controlled situation, and the parents assisted the kids. I couldn’t get a good picture, since the range instructor was very strict and I doubt he was going to let me hang out on his shooting range to take pictures.
Jude also got to construct a rocket that was launched with compressed air. It was a family project, actually, with mom and dad duct taping like crazy. His rocket was awesome, but got stuck in a tree, so Jude was really disappointed. We didn’t stay for the whole event, since we had Fox with us, but it was a pretty fun day for what we got to do.
My baby is three months old! Oh, how I love his little smiles and his soft skin and his adorably chunky everything! He coos and opens his eyes wide, like he is surprised. He loves to lay on his playmat and he is especially drawn to light: sunlight in the window, computer screens, phone screens, and flashy light baby toys.
Fox and Liam seem to have their own thing going on. Liam has to constantly be in contact with the baby. Fox loves to lie in Jude’s bed and listen to books. He kicks his little legs in excitement when I talk to him and make faces. This boy has spent plenty of time on his daddy’s leg working on projects, he should probably get an honorary Master’s in Educational Administration.
Fox hates his car seat but reasonably enjoys the stroller. He’ll hang out all day in the baby carrier. He hates to have his nails trimmed. He seems to be over the bouncy seat, but will sometimes take a nap in the swing. Mostly, he just wants to be held…all the time. But, I can’t blame him, since I want to hold him nonstop, too.
Fox can hold himself up, but he hasn’t rolled over. He’s not intentionally mobile, but he wiggles so much that I often find him in new positions. his grip is getting much better. If I don’t watch out for what is next to him, I’ve found him a blanket or boppy that he has pulled over his own head. The best is when he grabs a little bit of my neck when he is lying next to me or nursing; his little baby caress.
Jude started 1st grade this year. It was so neat to see how confident he felt and how excited he was to return to school. Joe was disappointed that he wasn’t able to take Jude to his class on the first day of school, so Fox and I made sure to document everything. Jude felt a little nervous when we got to the classroom, but we went to visit his Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Gallagher, who gave him just the boost he needed.
Check out the big boy backpack!
Posing with his brother
The walk to school.
One more picture with Fox.
Getting settled at his desk for morning work. He was starting to feel a little sad having that Fox and I were going to leave.
At the end of the day, he reported that he really liked 1st grade.
Fox turned two months old on the 4th. He weighs 12 lbs 7 oz and is 22.25 inches. So, needless to say, he is growing and changing every day. He smiles and coos now. Jude always says “Isn’t that the cutest thing you ever heard, Mom.” He loves when I bounce him like he is jumping on my belly and he loves to sleep on his Daddy’s chest for naps. He is getting stronger and can hold his head up and turn from side to side. He loves riding in the stroller to take Jude to school and actually seems to enjoy his bouncy chair and playmat. He LOVES baths! Jude would cry when he had to take a bath (actually, he still does) but Fox could be crying and the bath will make him stop. His baby acne has mostly cleared up and he looks amazing!
I guess I should have thought ahead before I scheduled his 2 month appointment on his 2 month birthday. He got shots and cried for most of the day. So, he wasn’t all goo-goo-ga-ga happy when I took pictures. Actually, he was pretty mad.
What are you doing, Mom?
Oh great, pictures with the fox, AGAIN!
Seriously, make her stop!
Okay, she stopped. I am done crying.
What? Something is touching my head?
I don’t like this.
Now I am sad, again.
Yep, I am sad. So sad. Crying and crying and crying.
I just love seeing Fox in Jude’s old outfits. I remember how cute I thought they were the first time around. So, I am imagine we have 5 more years of doppelganger pictures. This is my favorite outfit; a gnome onesie given to Jude from my friend, Courtney. I knew that even if we had a girl, baby number two was going to wear this outfit. Here they both are at 3 weeks old.