Thursday, July 19, 2012

five months

Well another month has come and gone, and our sweet baby Jude is already five months old! 
 It's so crazy to me. 
 It feels like he just barely arrived, but on the other hand, it's as if he's been with us forever. 
 We took our very first family vacation with Jude, and he fit in just perfectly. 
 We hit up about 10 different beaches in southern California; and he seemed to love the ocean, the sand, and the salty sea air just as much as the rest of us. 
 He's such a happy and good natured baby...perfect for a 3rd child. 
 He doesn't seem to mind how much time we spend in the car running here and there, or in the heat while his siblings do swimming lessons. 
 He's a good shopper, and an even better movie goer. 
 He sleeps in his carseat, and naps on the go. 
 I call him my go-with-the-flow baby. 
 He's so mild-mannered and even-tempered. 
 I love that about fact, I love everything about him. 
 There isn't a thing I don't absolutely love about him. 
 I love his little round face, and his pretty brown eyes, and his gummy smile, and his slobbery chin, and his contagious laugh. 
 He lights up my life, and makes me the happiest momma alive. 
 I feel so blessed to be a mother, and thank my Father in Heaven every day for the blessing of being Jude's mother (and Ruby and Asher's, too...of course). 
 It's just been the absolute best 5 months...which makes me look forward to the next 5, and then the next 5, 10, 15, and 100 after that... 
Happy first five month of precious (and darn near perfect) little Jude!!