Building Our Story: September 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

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Y3W: Jude's New Kicks

Jude has a great couple of Godparents in Little Rock Arkansas who love him so much and spoil him like crazy!

 One of the many gifts he has been given were an adorable pair of flame All Star shoes. He fits into them finally!

 Check out this cool dude!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Barcelona Trip in Pictures - Part 2!

You are in luck - more Barcelona pictures!! Enjoy!

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Oh the beautiful and yummy gelato

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14th century cathedral! Amazing detail!

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Jude saying hi to the baby kangaroo at the Barcelona zoo.

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Jude liked digging holes in the sand and sitting in them at the beach.

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Mommy and Jude watching the waves.

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Cousins enjoying the view.

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Sacred Heart Church.

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Us by the World Cup! FC Barcelona Stadium

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Beautiful gardens at the Monistary.

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Daddy and Jude - Beach Bums!

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Jude really had a lot of fun at the beach! Happy boy!

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Mommy and Jude at the Park Guell.

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Park Guell art.

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Jude and Elora found a Turtle!!

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Sagrada Familia Church. Still a work in progress.

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Perfection!

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The family at the Castle. What a view!

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Jude walking with Grandma and Grandpa.

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Mommy and Jude on a turtle at the Aquarium.


That is the end of the pictures from Barcelona!  As you can see we had a great time.  Thanks for looking at our pictures! 
Now...where to next?  We have 8 months left of our free flyer until Jude turns 2!  ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Swirl & Roll Truck™ Toy Review

Jude is a boys boy that is for sure! 

He loves seeing the trash truck drive by and watch monster trucks on the TV so when we were contacted by Bright Starts to review a toy I was thrilled when I saw the toy that was choosen for Jude! 

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This is the Bright Starts™ Having a Ball™ Swirl & Roll Truck™!

Jude could not wait to play with this toy!  He kept playing with the bright colored buttons on top of the truck that talk about shapes and colors, and make fun truck sounds and phrases! 

So when I finally opened the box he was ready to play with his new truck!

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This truck has all kinds of extras!  So worth the $19.99!  With each truck you get 4 balls that you drop into the truck’s stacker opening to see them spin around the tumbler while silly sounds play.  You also get a little character that sits in the front of the truck like a little driver.  Jude has been carrying around that little guy a lot. 

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Jude started to get the hang of pushing the truck along and watching the balls pop out but he did wonder where those balls were sometimes!  lol  I do think this is one of his favorite toys right now, perfect toy for a BOYS Boy!  ;o) 

Another great feature of this product is that the sound isn't too loud or annoying!  I know, sounds like a weird "plus" for a review BUT when you have a child that can push the same button 20 times in a matter of minutes you would also be thankful for a quieter toy!  So thank you Bright Starts for that!

The best part about this toy is hearing him come up with his own "truck" sounds on top of the recorded sounds.  He is learning as he plays!  Mommy's favorite part of any toy! 

This is something that he will be able to play with for another couple of years.  A toy that will grow with him. 

We have a lot of Bright Starts toys but this one has been Jude's favorite so far.


If you are interested in this toy or any other Bright Starts Toys you can find them a Toys R Us!


Make sure you "like" Bright Starts on Facebook too - you don't want to miss out on new toys for your little ones! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

15 Months Old!!

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On Sunday September 25th Jude turned 15 months! That came up quick!

So a little update on Jude's most recent milestones.
 ~Wearing 18 Month clothes
~Learned how to run
 ~making "talking" noises
 ~can use a spoon on his own with certain foods
 ~can stand up on his own with out using the wall or couches or toys
 ~traveled to Barcelona!
 ~enjoyed the waves at the ocean
 ~blows kisses
 ~got a second hair cut already!!
~has 10 teeth!
~loves his fruit - any kind!

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Jude is turning into one active little boy! He is always on the move and loves being outside walking around. His little (actually huge) personality is really shining through now.

He brings us laughs every day - talk about a character!

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We love you Jude! Happy 15 months!! Keep growing big and strong!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Barcelona Trip in Pictures

Okay, MAJOR photo overload coming your way people! Lucky you!! Finally a recap of our family trip to Barcelona Spain. Enjoy!

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Jude looking at our plane! So ready to go!

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We made it!! Palm trees invited us in!

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Mommy and Jude enjoying our walk through Guell Park.

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Beautiful.

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Oh food pictures! Fried Cod.

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Guell Art in Chocolate.

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Us in the cable car up to the Castle. Beautiful Views!

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The family at the Castle. It was beautiful but windy!

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Jude and Mommy at the Magic Fountains. So fun!

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Yum! Paella! So good!!

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Jude enjoying Guell Park! Time to get out of the stroller and RUN!!

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Hello Barcelona! What a view!

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Jude at the beach for the very first time.
He liked the sand - to eat! ;o)

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Jeremy and his dad enjoying their beers after a long day at the Sea.

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Sangria and Caprese! Seriously - the best dinner ever!

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Jude at the FC Barcelona Stadium


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Oh yeah Starbucks!!

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Jude with Grandma and Grandpa at the Sacred Heart!

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Jude riding the Carrousel at Tibidbo - the highest point in Barcelona.

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Mommy and Jude at the Beach!

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More food pictures! Yum! Tapas are the best!

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Jeremy loved this beautiful 14th Century Cathedral.


We were so blessed and lucky to have gotten to go on this great trip.  I am so happy that Jude got to go with us and I cannot wait to make a great photo book for him just for his memories.  What a special little man, he has 2 stamps in his passport!  Lucky!!

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