Sunday Sounds - Gloria, by Them

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I am listening to old school Van Morrison. Happy Shamrock Sunday! 

Jude has been a bit of a pill the last few days, probably because we are back to no naps and rough nights. I needed to shake off my building impatience and the beach was just what the doctor ordered.

It was windy and a thick fog was rolling around most of the time, but that doesn’t dampen this little guy’s spirit. He was as curious as ever and wanted to spend most of his time digging under the pier and chasing seagulls, just like the last time. Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay too long because someone forgot to throw our sweatshirts in the car - mom fail. Lesson learned, but whether it was an hour, or all day, there is something about this place that always makes us happier people.

Sunday Sounds - “Just”, by Radiohead

One of my favorite songs of all time. The video plays out like an episode of the Twilight Zone, and if you’re not into that, Thom Yorke’s spastic moves are definitely worth a view.

Fashion Friday - Minette and Milo

A while back I purchased Jude a pair of pants from this company and immediately fell in love with the brand. Not only are the clothes well constructed and super cozy, but the owner has to be one the sweetest people I have come across on social media.

They recently held a giveaway and Jude was one of the lucky recipients of their 26 gifts of love. Happy mail day for sure! I have had my eye on these Jojo Jammies for a while, so I was very excited to see them in our package. They also sent us 4 adorable prints. Since we were asked to “spread the love”, I think I will send out a couple to my friends. I am keeping the one on the top left though, because it is my favorite. :)

Tip: Minette and Milo hold or participate in a lot of giveaways and if you follow their blog or instagram you can keep up to date with all they have going on.

Previous Fashion Fridays-

Hello ApparelMini and Maximus, & Bambinos and Bunny

Bunny Ears!
I have another post in mind for some pictures I took today, but I had to share this one early because it makes me laugh. My maturity is at a 3rd grade level.

Bunny Ears!

I have another post in mind for some pictures I took today, but I had to share this one early because it makes me laugh. My maturity is at a 3rd grade level.

mikeysbride:

I’ve seen this online many times, but it never gets old.  I can totally relate to this!  

*Needed to read this today.

mikeysbride:

I’ve seen this online many times, but it never gets old.  I can totally relate to this!  

*Needed to read this today.

Throwback Thursday 1985-
You can’t call yourself a child of the 80’s if you didn’t have a Cabbage Patch Kid. Still have her and she’s rad. Also, those outfits are atrocious.  
Edit: My post was not complete without the hubby’s picture too. File this under “things that will embarrass Jude”.

Throwback Thursday 1985-

You can’t call yourself a child of the 80’s if you didn’t have a Cabbage Patch Kid. Still have her and she’s rad. Also, those outfits are atrocious.  

Edit: My post was not complete without the hubby’s picture too. File this under “things that will embarrass Jude”.

The gorgeous weather around here has given us a good reason to get to the beach. My little guy seems to have more energy than ever and loves to race back and forth, terrorizing seagulls along the way. We have been working on sharing lately and he put his knowledge to good use by trying to force feed give sand to the gull in the last photo. He was speed walking behind it saying, “Here seagull, you take this sand. Here seagull, eat the sand!” Not what I had in mind, but I’ll take it.

thehobohiatus:

thedaddycomplex:

parenting:

Having multiple sons may shorten women’s lives more than having daughters, according to new research.

Hey, honey! Look! Something you can use against our boys.

I can’t wait to show this to my wife.

Interesting…

I didn’t know how much I missed our walks until we started them up again. Always cool stuff to be found around here.

justaworldofwonder:

Real Estate - Green Aisles

All those wasted miles

All those aimless drives, Through green aisles

Our careless life style

It was not so unwise, No

Sunday Sounds - This song never gets old in the judeabouttown household.

Literally everything I’ve learned about photography has come from watching my talented hubby. He captured this one on our morning walk. It looks like I’m pretending to fly. Don’t tell anyone, but I am actually just hopping up on a bench and trying to steady myself. You can tell by the look on my face that I’m super graceful. Hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday!

Literally everything I’ve learned about photography has come from watching my talented hubby. He captured this one on our morning walk. It looks like I’m pretending to fly. Don’t tell anyone, but I am actually just hopping up on a bench and trying to steady myself. You can tell by the look on my face that I’m super graceful. Hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday!

Two months in grown up years doesn’t mean much, but a lot can change for a kid in that short amount of time. Being back to our normal routine has been so much fun because he is seeing everything in a new light. He has always been happy about our adventures, but now Jude can really chat me up while we are out and about. It’s seriously awesome.

Taking the trolley is always a highlight, but it was like he won the toddler lotto when we walked on to the platform today. The joy that exuded from this kid was contagious. Everybody around was smiling at the boy with the *sea turtle flash card.

When we got off at our stop we hopped on the carousel. Now if you remember last time, it wasn’t really a hit. Not much has changed, except this time when he was holding on to me for dear life he was saying, “This is fun,” through clenched teeth, instead of just sitting there with a look of terror on his face.

After that he chased pigeons, climbed on benches and stared out at the water. The heart melting moment of the day was when he picked a flower and said, “Here Mama, I find dis fo you.” After that he said he wanted to give it to the pigeons and proceeded to throw it at a group of them, but I’m still considering this a parenting win. Boys. 

*Don’t ask me why, but there always seems to be an “object of the day” that Jude will cling on to and carry everywhere. He’s actually napping with that card right now. The daily object is rarely the same thing and I really appreciate him keeping things interesting around here.

The Boy and the Apple

Jude and I went to our farmer’s market two Saturday’s ago. It was the first one we have been to in a couple of months, so he was pretty pumped to be around all the action. Right away he started talking about apples. Pretty soon it was a full blown obsession and I knew we couldn’t go any further until I let this kid pick out an apple. We found the booth and he grabbed the perfect one all for himself. As we were making our way back he kept wanting to eat it so I said, “Let’s go home and wash it first.” It had rained the night before so a few puddles were lingering around. He spotted one and said, “Oh, I wash it right there!” It was seriously adorable! I cracked up, then explained to him that dirty city puddles are no place to wash an apple. He started laughing and said, “That’s funny.” The rest of the way home he would point/run to random things (including an unsuspecting dog) and exclaim, “Oh, I wash it right there!” 
Now we have a new tradition - every Saturday he gets to pick out his very own apple and we laugh about where he’s going to wash it.

The Boy and the Apple


Jude and I went to our farmer’s market two Saturday’s ago. It was the first one we have been to in a couple of months, so he was pretty pumped to be around all the action. Right away he started talking about apples. Pretty soon it was a full blown obsession and I knew we couldn’t go any further until I let this kid pick out an apple. We found the booth and he grabbed the perfect one all for himself. As we were making our way back he kept wanting to eat it so I said, “Let’s go home and wash it first.” It had rained the night before so a few puddles were lingering around. He spotted one and said, “Oh, I wash it right there!” It was seriously adorable! I cracked up, then explained to him that dirty city puddles are no place to wash an apple. He started laughing and said, “That’s funny.” The rest of the way home he would point/run to random things (including an unsuspecting dog) and exclaim, “Oh, I wash it right there!” Now we have a new tradition - every Saturday he gets to pick out his very own apple and we laugh about where he’s going to wash it.

Tried it Tuesday - Mason JarHerb Garden

I recently joined Pinterest and my eyes have been flooded with DIY goodness. Since Jude is sleeping again I have been itching to get crafty, you know, instead of doing productive things like cleaning and cooking. I saw this herb garden and had to try it for myself. My grandma gave me the reclaimed wood and wire. Other than that I had everything but the herbs laying around (we might have a mason jar obsession). Instead of grow the herbs myself, I picked up a few small pots from the Farmer’s Market. I am way too lazy impatient to wait for them to grow. I know I will need to transfer them soon, but for now it brings me joy to see my little herb garden sitting on our balcony. Fingers crossed my black thumb doesn’t get the better of these. :)