Monday, September 3, 2007

Long time no post.

Sorry that I have been slacking onmy posts. Jude keeps Mama hopping from before the sun goes up til when the sun goes down, and then some! He is doing amazingly well, but it has been an adventure. Let's see...... His cousin Ian came to stay and that was a huge help. Jude thinks Ian is awesome and follows his lead. Then his cousin Hannah (age 5) came to stay for a few days and that was great as well. They are more on the same level. And they look like 2 peas in a pod! We went to the swimming pool and he had a blast! We have been back several times. Mama is not crazy about wearing a swim suit, but it wears out the monkey and he always needs a nap on those days. Woohoo for Mama!! We also have been to the park and he really likes that as well. Jude now is the proud owner of a bike and matching helmet. Grandpa is in charge of bike repairs and upkeep and Jude frequently has things he wants looked at on his wheels!!

We are venturing out more and more, but mostly we stay home. Lots of time with Mama. Jude is learning to be an American kiddo. We watch PBS and color and play ball outside. He loves tohelp Mama with vaccuming and laundry. He still is working on being gentle with Cookie the Chihuahua. Lambert the poodle is like Jude's brother. They love to aggravate each other!! They both enjoy itbut it drives Mama crazy. Why can't we all just get along?

My little guy has learned how to work the VCR and we watch bits of Cinderella and Tarzan often. He also loves music. Meal times take considerably longer if the stereo is on because he has to get up and dance between bites of food!! Likes Country and 80s music, as well as Kids Bible songs in English as well as Mandarin.

Still sleeping with Mama, or at least in Mama's bed. Between Jude and Lambert, they is not much room for me!! I usually sleep in Jude's room or on the couch!! No rest for the weary and I know that's right!

The jury is still out on when I will send him to school. He is doing well with the ABCs and counting, as well as colors and shapes. I have no idea what I am doing, but I do try very hard to be a good Mama for my little monkey man.

Tomorrow he will get his first American haircut. Well, technically, his second I guess since he took a huck of hair out with his safety scissors today. Right in front center. Total bald patch about the size of a quarter. Such a poppet monkey, isn't he? :)

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