Saturday, February 27, 2010
July 4th was the first holiday without my dad. We have always had big celebrations for the 4th at the river but of course everything was different this year. Judah had a new co-pilot on the boat, Uncle Matt, Julie came down to stay, and Judah even got into the holiday spirit - everything was about adjusting to the new "normal." I think we had a good time.
These are the last pictures taken of Judah with my dad in April before my dad died in June. My dad sure loved Judah and loved any opportunity to spend time with him. Every morning that we stayed at my parents' house, Dad would come get Judah first thing in the morning where they would walk outside by the water and "talk." I sure miss that.
Judah really is such a good eater these days. These pictures are all from around May of 2009 and show how that has not always been the case. For a long time, I think we fed him chicken nuggets for every meal and then tried to start being more balanced, exhibit A the healthy meal in the top picture. We then began to have food wars almost every night, with his cleanliness being a casualty. The last couple of months I have really started trying to feed him what we eat for dinner that night. He still pitches a hissy fit sometimes, but for the most part he is doing much better.