Friday, July 31, 2009

We Love Grandmas!



Joshua got this wonderful Birthday Package from his Grandma Barnum. He has enjoyed everything in it! Thanks Grandma!!!!

Sleepin Boys





This is how Chase falls asleep a lot of times. However- he has been trying to stuff both hands in at once lately and has a harder time going to sleep- anyone have any ideas? I went from having the easiest kid to take naps to really struggling this week! Any suggestions would be great!
Joshua had trouble taking a nap one day and Mike thought he looked so cute in our big bed!

Now we Know Why the Box Says 3 years and Up


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Family Pics






Since we have a new member of our family, and Joshua is 2- it was time for some more family pictures! We haven't had any taken since Josh was Chase's age! Overall, I wasn't thrilled with how they turned out, but here are some of the best ones out of the bunch.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Little Sponges


Kids really are little sponges. As a child, I watched my parents do things, and noticed as an adult that I have some of those same behaviors. Now, it is really interesting to watch Joshua pick up little sayings and behaviors from Mike and I. Most recently, I have noticed that he uses a couple of phrases we say more often then we realized! When he gets excited, he says "all right!" (care of Mike!) If he falls down or runs into someone or something he says, "Oops, sorry" - this is especially funny when he runs into the couch and says it! (care of Chrissy) Probably the funniest one to me though is :

"Oh Shoot!"

I was trying to figure out where he got this one from, and then I got lost one day and caught myself saying it 2 or 3 times.

Joshua went to the dentist for the first time a few weeks ago and as we were walking up to the door he kept repeating, "Oh No, Oh Shoot, Oh No, Oh shoot." Ummmmmmmm- I hope people don't think he is saying anything other than shoot! I will try to watch my mouth more carefully from now on!

By the way: I had the camera out to video Chase and Joshua wanted me to take a picture of him and then he actually posed like this by himself- too funny.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Joshua is 2!!!!!




Joshua's 2nd Birthday was on July 10th! We celebrated during the afternoon due to Daddy sleeping in the morning and working that night- but it was still fun! The birthday boy had a breakfast of Marshmallow Mateys (of which he only ate the marshmallows) and strawberry cheesecake muffins- yum! Lunch was Lunchables Pizza, and for dinner we had his favorite: Macaroni and Cheese!!!! His cake was a race car track and it sure didn't turn out like it looked in my head- feel free to laugh at my expense! I figure he has lots of birthdays for me to beef up my cake decorating skills! At least he will know his mom loved him enough to try and make it for him! He asked me all day to lift him up "to see" the cake- it about drove me crazy! I was so glad when Mike got up so we could sing to him and let him take those cars off the cake!

He got a train set from Grandma and Grandpa Briggs which he loves so much I have already replaced the battery in the train 3 times! (video to follow!)

He also got a CARS chair, Mack (from Cars) bath letters, bubble bath, and some books. Again we thought we got him too much because he only wanted to play with the cars from the cake- oh well?!

Our friends the Clines popped in for cake and brought Joshua a really cool Diego truck set.

We are so glad Joshua is a part of our family. He is so smart, loving, and full of energy! He keeps us on our toes and makes our home a happier place! We Love you Joshua!!!!!! We can't wait to see what this next year has in store for you and us!
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2nd Breakfast


Sunday morning I came downstairs to find Joshua attempting to crack eggs into the waffle iron. I had already fed him, but he apparently wanted eggs also. Well. the damage was done so after I cleaned the egg whites off the floor and removed his socks, I scrambled those eggs right up and Josh ate every bit of his 2nd breakfast!!!!

That Joshua Strikes Again!


Joshua has really kept me busy these past few days. I came down the other day from putting Chase down for a nap only to find "toothpaste snakes" all over the carpet!!!! Joshua had evidently started up the stairs to look for me and found my bags of bathroom supplies! When I asked him if he ate any he said "yeah." Then, concerned he may have eaten a lot , I asked him if it was good- and he also replied, "yeah." A quick sniff of his breath confirmed he had definitely eaten some- thankfully there didn't seem to be any adverse effects- except to our carpet!

Sweet Sweet Chase!

Chase is now 3 months old! He is such a sweet baby and we are so enjoying watching him grow! He now rolls onto his side, sleeps 8-9 hours in a stretch, falls asleep for naps by sucking his finger and thumbs, has started reaching for things and occasionally gets them! He is so alert and such a happy baby, he will lay on his back and coo away at the walls or whatever is around him! He can't ever have the spotlight to himself as Joshua always has to get in on the action- I guess that is what being a middle child is all about huh?!
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