Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More "Joshua-Isms"

I have been terrible as a mother at writing the cute things down that Joshua has said. I am quick to call my mom and tell her- but then I forget to record them- so here are some of the latest, and not so latest things Joshua has done or said that have made us giggle:

A few months before Chase was born, Joshua was flipping through the TV channels and somehow stopped on a Rowdy Hawaiian Church Sermon. Anytime the preacher mentioned Jesus Christ Joshua yelled, "Amen! Amen!"

I came down for church a few weeks ago in my dress and as soon as Joshua saw me he said: "Nice Momma!" (We always tell him he looks nice on Sundays!)

One morning we were out of milk and I told Joshua that it was all gone and we were going to have to go to the store to get more, he ran in the direction of the closet to get his shoes and yelled, "Let's Go" (Mind you it was 7 AM!)

Another morning, Joshua walked up to the fridge and said, "HMMMMM, juice or milk?"

Joshua is very good at calling out any kind of nakedness now- for himself and us. So we have to be extra modest around here now!

I told Joshua we needed to go to the store to which he replied, "Store, More Pop!" (Smart little stinker remembered he had eaten the last bag of popcorn last night- so we added popcorn to the list!)

A few days ago, Joshua had a little girlfriend over to play. I followed after them as they ran up to his bedroom and when I got there, he slammed the door in my face and said, "Bye Momma!". (Hmmm isn't he a little young for this to be starting!)

That's all I can think of right now- but I will try and be better at recording these so that we have record of them in the years to come!

Apple Pie...Barnum Style!

Tonight for dinner I made a yummy quiche with bacon, spinach, and mushrooms in it. I wasn't sure how Josh would react to what was being served, but when we put it on the table he exclaimed, "Apple Pie!" We didn't correct him! He proceeded to eat bites of spinach and mushrooms throughout the rest of dinner and we even heard a "yum" or two. We will have to have Apple Pie for dinner more often!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Too Cute!


As promised to grandparents long ago..... Videos of Josh and Chase

Judd Trail

We recently hiked a cool trail through bamboo and rainforest to a pool of water where you slide down the rocks into the water- yet another fun thing to do in Hawaii!

Just Some Cute Ones!


We were able to attend the annual Air Show featuring the USAF Thunderbirds this last weekend- it was awesome! We heard the planes practicing on base toward the end of the week when they arrived and it was so loud it made Joshua run into the kitchen screaming thinking they were going to get him! The show was filled with cool tricks done by the F-16's and lots of patriotic music- you definitely left the show pumped up and grateful to be living in such a wonderful country!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Camping Hawaiian Style

This is how Joshua fell asleep in the tent- notice the dirt and matshmallow on his legs.
Joshua and Jimmy messing with the firepit (boys will be boys!)
Our new 6 person tent!
Campsite with palm trees- need I say more?!

We went camping a few weeks ago at Bellows Air Force Station - it has one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen on the island so far! It was also great camping in a place where you have overnight guards (one can't be too careful these days!) We have only been camping one other time since Joshua was born and he was too young to remember- he really had a blast! We went with our good friends the Fillmores who have 5 kids and one on the way! Yeah- Valerie is a trooper to go camping while pregnant! We got to the campsite later than we had planned and ended up setting our tent up in the dark- but Mike got to roast marshmallows with Joshua while I put the baby to sleep- we played cards with the adults and just enjoyed some adult conversation! Joshua ran all over the campsite and enjoyed the beach and park the next day! We will have to go again soon! Thanks Fillmores for inviting us!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Night Date!

Mike and I really NEEDED a date last week- and since we hadn't planned ahead and gotten a babysitter Mike had the idea to grill out and eat a candlelight dinner on the patio! He set everything up including our battery powered radio playing Oldies while we ate some delicious grilled chicken, homemade mashed potatoes , and topped it off with S'mores and a game of SCRABBLE! What a fun night! (As you can see I totally dressed for the occasion)

A Boy and his Fruit!

This kid LOVES fruit! It's especially amazing to us when we place a cookie and some grapes in front of him and he eats the grapes!!!!! Now if we can just get him to eat meat and vegetables!

On the Move

Chase rolls to wherever he wants to go now! Gone are the days of putting him down and finding him in the same place! In this particular instance he started out on the blanket!

Rogaine Anyone?

Chase's hair is falling out like crazy! He has bald spots on the back and side of his head now! Every morning I look in his crib and he has rubbed more hair onto his sheets! Poor little guy- at this rate he'll be bald by 6 months!