|Dairy Queen and balloons|
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Judas Maccabeus turned 8 years old yesterday! We started the day as the first day back to school after Easter break...so a little tired! He opened his second present from us, a Batman Movie Lego. He also got a new dirt bike he has been breaking in all weekend:) He brought cupcakes to share at school and when he got home he and Tucker played out in the "spiky woods" for a while. The Pick girls all stopped by to say happy birthday before we had take off for West Point to meet John and Carolyn for supper at Dairy Queen (our van's emergency break was stuck and we had to drive their car home on Sunday so we needed to switch cars back). We had a yummy meal there complete with birthday balloons which were enjoyed by all!!!
I realized the other day that like almost all games and most things you buy say ages 8+. Jude is now in this category! Really growing into big kid territory! This year he has learned to read very well, excelled in school, become a good swimmer, become more interested in sports, remained a lego master builder, grew in his responsibilities at home and what he can help dad with, grew in adult teeth, and so much more! This coming year he will play baseball instead of t-ball, play sports at school (maybe!), start third grade with his first male teacher (Mr. Blohm), become a big brother for the fourth time, and so so much more!
Jude you are funny, feisty, creative, smart, curious, caring, thoughtful, intuitive, and such a great kid all around. Dad and I are so proud of you and love to watch you grow and learn!