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Category Archives: JUDAH WEST

judah’s 3rd birthday weekend.

How can my baby boy I mean, big boy be 3 already?!  Saturday was his actual birthdate and we pretty much took the weekend to celebrate him.  The poor guy woke up with a fever (on his birthday) and

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Hunter Elias: there is a new snuggly side about you lately … we just can’t get enough of your hugs and kisses that you so freely share. Judah West: even though there are some days i

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Judah West: you always help your mama out with such a pride that makes my heart swell.  i’m so blessed by your giving heart. Hunter Elias: i wish i could bottle up the sounds of the squeals

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Hunter Elias: it seriously feels like yesterday you would only be in the stroller for our walks.  now, there is nothing holding you back from racing ahead with the big kids. Judah West: this day,

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Hunter Elias: Your “cheese ball” face.  You are such a little ham. Judah West: You do stuff just to crack us up.  And sometimes, not even on purpose.

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Judah West: You love wearing gloves and are a big fan of the snow!  Watching you play makes me feel like I am a kid again.  Never lose your curious nature. Hunter Elias: Your sense for adventure is

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Judah West: your smile can cut through any gloomy day … even the smirky kind. Hunter Elias: these past few weeks, you’ve been waking up mid-nap just to fall asleep on me for the

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Hunter Elias: you are now 1 year and 2 months old. the word I think of when I see you this week is wonderment. Judah West: you are now 2 years and 7 months old. the word I think of when I see you

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What a cool project this has been.  Some weeks were a lot less creative than other weeks, but it was all about documenting, right?  I’m hoping to make a book of each of their 52 weeks from

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 Truth be told, I took these a couple days after this week was over, but I figure they still can count.  I call these shots, “the times I caught their awkward faces”. Judah West: you are

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Judah West: you are always so imaginative.  i hope you never lose that creative, ingenious spark about you.Hunter Elias: you are always so curious.  i love gaining your perspective of life

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Judah West: lately, you haven’t been letting me take your picture.  i’m sure glad i was able to sneak this one in! Hunter Elias: trains, trucks, wheels – anything that

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Judah West: you’ve always got a plan up your sleeve … today’s was a motorbike ride with your backpack and an important phone call.Hunter Elias: your smile these days just lights

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Judah West & Hunter Elias: today, you guys weren’t really digging the outdoors. but that’s ok … there’s always tomorrow.

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Judah West: you exude such a passion for everything you do …  we love that about you. Hunter Elias: there is a face for everything, and there is not one face that I can’t help but

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Judah West: I am convinced you are going to be one great worker, at whatever you do!  It’s always on your mind to “work” and get stuff done just like papa … it makes my

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Judah West & Hunter Elias: yous are far, the best (and cutest!) kitchen cleaning helpers I have ever known!

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Judah West: you call this our family park and you especially love this train.Hunter Elias: that smirk just about says it all – t r o u b l e ! !

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Judah West: Closet clown.Hunter Elias: Rocking clown.

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Judah West: You were very happy to pose for these pictures (with your great Auntie Shirley) and are quite proudly telling the story of how you scraped your nose after you crashed your bike with

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Judah West: Your imagination is amazing.  I hope you never lose touch with it.Hunter Elias: Your need for adventure is riveting.  May you always put the “epic” in what you

overheard / 4

After much anticipation, we were finally able to meet our friend’s baby girl, Nia, the other day.  She is such a beautiful baby and the most darling thing to hold (at the stage she still

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Judah West:  Every type of machinery intrigues you.  To whomever thought to add these “diggers” to playgrounds, me and my son are very grateful. Hunter Elias:  Just

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Judah West:  You love reading … and finding little nooks!  (**sneak preview of the almost finished playroom!**) Hunter Elias:  How are you looking so much like a little boy

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Judah West:  There’s always a new game to play.Hunter Elias:  Your face always has a new story to tell.

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Judah West:  My little explorer.Hunter Elias: My little adventurer.

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Judah West:  Did some modelling to show off Auntie Candaci’s crocheting skills.  You definitely make that cute hat even cuter. Hunter Elias:  Out at Auntie Shelley’s land,

family pics.

Last month before our vacation, my ever so talented friend, Sherah, took some photos of us down at the river.  It was a super hot day (for up here in Canada, at least!) and to dip our feet in

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Judah West:  Already, at this age, we can see you have the potential for some life-long friendships.  You are a loyal friend.Hunter Elias:  To see this bond with your brother already

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Judah West:  We love watching you explore new things.  By the end of our camping trip, you were not afraid of the water one bit.  Here you are, “walking on the

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Judah West: Always looking for a way to help … you like being a big boy.Hunter Elias: This week, you were my extra early riser.  This view made it all worth it.

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Judah West: It was fun to watch you interact at this wedding … you were so intrigued by dancing, yet, didn’t want to break it down (as you have in the past).  You were quite the

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Judah West: You, my boy, will do anything for a laugh.   Hunter Elias: You, my boy, love your food in any shape or form or place.

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Judah West: You are all boy.  Any moving machine/bike/car/you name it, you’re on it.  I love that you and your little buddy “helped” each other out.Hunter Elias: If

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Oh. My. Goodness.  Here I go again … not posting my “weekly” portraits.  It’s easy enough to capture these boys on my camera every week, it’s just finding the

mornings like these.

Yesterday was the three month hump … our sweet baby Hunter is now 3 months old!  (his 3 month post coming!)  I remember this point with Judah.  Things began to feel