Judson

Neighborhood Watch

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Judson | 20 Months
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Waving at the neighbors!

Judson has a few favorite spots in our new house. One of those is standing in the dining room chair by the window observing the neighborhood. The fingerprint smudges on the window tell the story, and we love those little smudges!

Judson | 20 Months
Judson | 20 Months

Deek and I love his little personality. He’s so bright and curious.

Pumpkin Bowling

I love a little boy and a little pumpkin picking as you can tell, but sometimes when you have a little fellow as active as my Judson you go pumpkin bowling instead.

Trust me. It's a real thing. I invented it.
Trust me. It’s a real thing. I invented it.

Allow Judson to explain.

Pick your pumpkin.
Pick your pumpkin.
Give it a good pitch down the driveway. Repeat this step with as many pumpkins as your mom has.
Give it a good pitch down the driveway. Repeat this step with as many pumpkins as your mom has.
Strike!
Strike!
Keep it coming!
Keep it coming!
That was a good one!
That was a good one!
Applause is appreciated after each pumpkin roll.
Applause is appreciated after each pumpkin roll.
Once you're out of pumpkins you go pick them all up!
Once you’re out of pumpkins you go pick them all up!
Sometimes you get distracted because you are 1 after all.
Sometimes you get distracted because you are 1 after all.

Ta-da! Pumpkin bowling with Judson.

Puddle Jumping

Do you see what Granddaddy and JuJu are letting me do?
Do you see what Granddaddy and JuJu are letting me do?

Recently we moved back home to Georgia from Kentucky. I never officially wrote about that little experience. It’s been a good one. A little stressful at times for me. We finally found our missing can opener last week (thank the Lord), and everyone is settling into a nice routine.

One week after Delaney’s birth my mom, Judson, Delaney and I hopped on a plane and headed South. Deek and his dad stayed in Kentucky one final weekend to load up the moving van and say good-bye to our church.

The babies and I stayed with my parents until Deek made it into town.

Judson discovered the water hose one afternoon while we were playing outside. Delaney snuggled in Granddaddy’s arms. JuJu played in the water with Judson. I took pictures. A fun time was had by all!

Just making a mud puddle.
Just making a mud puddle.
Judson
Judson
Eating a rock. Just kidding!
Eating a rock. Just kidding!
Do y'all see where I'm sitting?
Do y’all see where I’m sitting?
Delaney
Delaney
Best seat in the house
Best seat in the house
Judson and the duck
Judson and the duck
Judson
Judson playing in the mud.
This is the best!
This is the best!

A perfect afternoon!

Judson’s First Birthday Party

Judson's First Birthday!
Judson’s First Birthday!

A few weeks ago we all packed up, and took a trip down to Georgia to celebrate Judson’s first birthday with family. We had the party on Mrs. Laura and Mr. Brian’s back porch which is one of Judson’s favorite spots. He loves swinging on the porch calling the ducks.

Our theme was baseball, and we had a great time. Aunt April was sweet to take pictures so Deek and I could enjoy Judson and the party. Judson loved celebrating his first birthday with family.

NaNa and Papa’s yard looked beautiful with flowers blooming everywhere. JuJu did all of our grocery shopping for us, and came in really early to help cook and decorate. Aunt Meagan helped so much with getting the finishing touches just right. Aunt Kristina made our yummy cake and smash cake.

And…because Judson says there can’t ever be a celebration without lots of balloons Granddaddy, Daddy, JuJu and Aunt Meagan blew up a lot of balloons! (over 200 🙂 )

Thanks to everyone who came and those who helped. We couldn’t imagine celebrating Judson’s birthday any other way!

Here are some photos from our fun day!

What a fun day!

The Birthday Boy

Yesterday we celebrated Judson’s first birthday. It’s hard to believe that he was once this small.

Mama & newborn Judson
Mama & newborn Judson

Judson is our little delight, and we had such fun celebrating him all day. He even had a little birthday party at his babysitter’s house!

JuJu, Grandaddy, Aunt Mae, Aunt Kiah and Uncle Trent sent him 19 balloons. They also sent Mama flowers!

Thanks for my balloons!
Thanks for my balloons!

If there’s one thing in this world that Judson likes, it’s balloons…and running around in his birthday suit is a close second. So the combination of the two was definitely in order. Here’s us after our birthday bath:

In my birthday suit!
In my birthday suit!

We’re also a big fan of having Happy Birthday sung to us, and birthday cake is pretty good too!

I'm one!
I’m one!
I'm One!
Time for my bath, Daddy!
I'm one!
This is the best day ever!
I'm one!
Hooray for birthdays!

We will be heading South in a few weeks to have our official first birthday party with family! We can hardly wait.

12 month stats coming soon.

Judson | 11 Month Stats

I'm 11 months old!
I’m 11 months old!
This is the only picture they got of my sitting down in my chair.
This is the only picture they got of me sitting down in my chair.

11 months old! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun…and when you’re chasing Judson.

Chasing is the key word there.

I'll take this!
I’ll take this!
Hey Mama, Batman is on my sticker.
Hey Mama, Batman is on my sticker.

Our monthly sticker photo shoot is getting more difficult. Daddy got creative and stuck it on our forehead.

Daddy is so funny!
Daddy is so funny!
Good one, Dad!
Good one, Dad!

Three words to describe our Judson:

Independent

Curious

Smart

Now it's in the right spot!
Now it’s in the right spot!

Judson is quite the walker and quite the talker!  We love to read books and ride our Thomas the Train.

This is my new favorite book. It's about Grandaddy's tractors.
This is my new favorite book. It’s about Grandaddy’s tractors.

I have eight teeth for chomping!

11 months
11 months

Judson loves spaghetti, all kinds of vegetables, and a slice of toast for breakfast!

Judson
Judson

We’re planning a great first birthday party down in Georgia in a few weeks.

We’re going with  a baseball theme, and there will be lots and lots of balloons because those are Judson’s favorite!

Judson | 10 Month Stats

I'm 10 months!
I’m 10 months!

This is as good as it gets for our little ten month old! Judson had no time for his sticker wearing this past weekend.

I'm outta here!
I’m outta here!

Judson is standing up without assistance and even has been taking a few steps. He loves to share, to read books, and to play with his toys.

Hi!
Hi!

He has a great appetite, and has been trying new foods lately. He says, “Mmmmm!” to Mama’s mashed potatoes. He’s also a big fan of macaroni and cheese. Judson puts his eight teeth to good use.

Playing with Mama's lens cap.
Playing with Mama’s lens cap.

Judson says Mama, Dada, and dog. We think he even said, “Amen!” after the blessing the other day. 

He gives the best slobbery kisses and his hugs make you melt.

It's time to play!
It’s time to play!

It’s hard to believe that we will be celebrating one year in just a couple of months! What a little gift.

Judson | 9 Month Stats

9 months old!
9 months old!

This sweet darling is 9 months old! We are quite the little mover, and will probably be walking any day now.

Judson
Judson

He has 8 teeth. He says, “Da-Da” and “Ma-Ma” but never on demand. He has the cutest little voice. He enjoys eating whatever Mama and Daddy are eating, and has a great appetite.

See!
See!

We had our 9 months check up with a new pediatrician, Dr. Diamond, last week, and Judson thought she was really nice. She let us play with her stethoscope and otoscope!

I'm not so sure about wearing this sticker.
I’m not so sure about wearing this sticker.

Judson weighs 21.9 pounds and is 29 inches long. That puts him in the 75th percentile for height and weight.

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

The Little Boy & His Mama

Judson
Judson

Deek, Judson and I have been pretty busy over the last several weeks. Between work, church and friends we seem to be constantly on the go.

Judson
Judson

But it sure is fun to celebrate the holidays with a sweet little boy. And Mama and Daddy are never too busy to play.

Judson
Judson

Today we were playing in the nursery, and Deek snapped a few pictures. I think he’s a natural! Judson is a good subject too.

Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson
Mama & Judson

And she loved a little boy very, very much-

Even more than she loved herself.

– The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Shark Sighting

Judson the Shark
Judson the Shark

Back in October there was a shark sighting in northern Kentucky!

Judson the Shark
Judson the Shark

He was the cutest shark we had ever seen. It was a snowy day, and so we decided it would be best to stay inside. Our good friend Walker and his parents invited us over to their house for a supper.

The Shark & the Scarecrow
The Shark & the Scarecrow

The shark and the scarecrow had a great time!

I know we’re late to the party, but the first trimester for this pregnancy has been a little worse than with Judson. I’m starting to feel better though! The blog will be updated more frequently, I hope.