Because this is our family journal: Here are some more of my favorite quotes from Joshua as of late:
He said our family prayer last night "Please bless Jesus to come to our house."
He also stopped in the middle of the prayer and said "I need to see something" ran downstairs looked in the refrigerator so that he'd have some ideas of things to thank God for! We were cracking up when he came back in and finished his prayer. What a sweetie!
He asked me which friends we had seen at the store recently. Then said: " I love them, they are friendly, friendly like dogs." (Tara and Nolan:P)
He told Mike when the bathroom fan was on: "Turn off the fan it's not stinky in here anymore!"
He's been sick this past week and today we were outside in the front riding bikes for a few minutes. He sat down and said: "Mom I am out of energy. " I asked him if he wanted to go inside to which he replied, "yes, let's go inside and get some more energy."
While walking through the grocery store (very loudly) "Mom, what just came out of my bum?!!!!" yeah- a little embarrassing for me:P
The other night when I got up to get him a drink of water he said: "Mom, say excuse me." I still don't know what I did?!
His intelligence level just grows every day- today we stopped at the dentist to pick up some paperwork for preschool and he had told me that he needed to use the bathroom- so just as I started to speak to the receptionist he reminded me, "Mom, ask if they have a bathroom."
"We don't eat poop." (No, Joshua we don't!)
We love him- he keeps us laughing:P
Friday, September 10, 2010
We made our first trip back to the "mainland back in April/May. It was a whirlwind trip but great to see family and friends again. Sorry to those of you we may not have been able to see- we hope to be able to stay much longer next time!!!!! We started in SC with Mike's dad and wife - Sue. We had a great time relaxing at their house, Joshua and Chase had their first fishing experience on Grandpa Barnum's boat, we were able to visit the Columbia SC temple (a highlight of the trip where we also ran into our great friends from Monterey, the Gardners unexpectedly!!!!!) and I honestly can't remember what else- it's been a few months! We then were able to spend some time at Mimi's house in NC where Joshua and Chase LOVED Mimi's cats, and playing with their cousins! We had a great time socializing and having a fun lunch at Red Lobster in Concord. We were also able to visit my brother Ryan, and his wife Meagan and meet their sweet, beautiful, Brinley!!!! We wish we could have spent more than a couple of hours with them!
On the 3rd day we paddled to the last beach with a few stops in between to a Hawaiian burial ground, where we also saw some crazy mountain goats. We enjoyed the last day of paddling and ended up tipping over coming in to the last beach and I got hit in the head with the kayak! Way to go Barnums! All in all- it was the experience of a lifetime! I'm proud to say I paddled 17 miles of coastline that can only be seen by boat or in the air! It was some of the most gorgeous scenery I will probably ever see in my life and I got to do it with my sweetheart by my side, and great friends! Yay for adventures even after kids!