Jude is now four. This past year another friend described middle children as the sweet stuff in the middle of an oreo. That is my Jude. This sweet little boy is so full of love, optimism, and, as you can tell by that smile, mischief. I wish I could list off a few of his favorite things, but that would be impossible. He seems to look forward to everything. He is even reminding me everyday that he gets to go to the doctor and get shots. One day, I was silently grumbling because we had to go on a detour and Jude exclaimed, "Mommy! I LOVE this new way!" He does cry easily, but is also easily soothed. There is not much a good cuddle won't solve for this one.
Last year I asked him a few questions, so this year I repeated the same ones. The answers from last year are in parentheses.
My favorite animal is: Giraffe and elephant (Beluga whale)
My favorite food is: Broccoli (Broccoli)
My favorite game is: Chutes and ladders (Hold the avocado (Yes, this answer is even stranger than the broccoli response!))
My favorite thing to do is: Play trains (Count numbers)
My favorite book is: The two working ones. One about a front loader and one about a mix-mixer (The apple one (a book about lowercase letters))
My favorite color is: Green (Black and green)
My favorite movie is: Cars 2 (I only like to watch Dinosaur Train.)
My best friend is: Finnan and Rory and Christian (Finnan)
My other friends are: Anyone at art school (Anyone)
This year for his birthday, he got to choose whether he wanted to bring cupcakes to school or invite Christian over for dinner and cake. He chose the dinner with Christian. I ended up watching another one of his friends, Andrew that day, so he was also able to join us for the party. He chose a dinner of green pasta and blueberry cake. He asked for race cars.
A very happy birthday to my sweet Jude!