Friday, May 25, 2007

Long Weekend Update

Auntie Kate was in town for a few days so we got to spend some time with her... One of the cutest/saddest things I've seen in awhile was Jude saying goodbye to Kate. Justin and I had both just finished giving her nice long hugs, and Jude, who had already said bye, and was standing by the door, decided his original goodbye wasn't emotional enough. He ran over to her and wrapped his arms around her legs and held on tight for a minute or so. Very cute.

While Katie was here we also had some of the family by to so they could catch up with Kate... Here are a couple of pictures from that evening...

In this picture Kate looks shifty and Mary looks very amused, possibly because Jude is putting his feet up on her lap like a slimey used car salesman would on his desk.

Uncle Dan always brings his camera when he comes by and here he's showing Jude the picture he just took. Jude looks happy, not because he likes the shot, but because he thinks he can snatch that wonderful piece of equipment from Dan's hands.

Jude had his first ice cream truck ice cream cone... Grandad bought it for him, and while that was very nice of Grandad, I don't remember him rushing down to the ice cream truck when we were kids... In fact I think we had to beg and promise to wash the car...

We went to a BBQ on Sunday and Jude was treated to his first bonfire. And his first fireworks display. We weren't sure how the fireworks were going to go, but he seemed to enjoy them and he kept walking around the fire saying, "Hot, hot."

There was a pretty big crowd watching the fireworks and Justin had Jude up on his shoulders. Justin says that Jude kept petting his cheek and kissing his head, throughout the show. I sat away from the crowd with Sophie and Carolyn and Marcus and every so often, we could hear Jude in the distance saying, "Oh wow!" as the fireworks lit up the sky.

On Monday we went to High Park and fed the chipmunks. This is something Justin and I used to do before we were married with kids, and we thought that Jude would get a kick out of it. He was excited at first, but once the chipmunks realized that we were giving them all the food they wanted, they just scurried right up to us and it eliminated the need for Jude to chase them around yelling, "Wuirrel! Wuirrel!" (Which means "squirrel" and the reason he was calling chipmunks squirrels is because when we first got there, the chipmunks were hiding and we fed the squirrels, who aren't as cute, but are less shy).

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