Thursday, November 20, 2008

Random pictures from last week

Josiah and Mommy
Josiah's first Mohawk!

His hair was way too long for the mohawk and it didn't stay more than 5 minutes.

This is Josiah doing the "hokie-pokie." I don't know how many times I sing this song in a day!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Play Time

Lately, Josiah has been doing a lot of pretend play. I love to watch him use his imagination so well. He really enjoys playing "night night" with his stuffed animals.
This morning was so funny and cute. He went to his room and gathered a couple blankets and a small pillow. He brought it out to the living room and then put his stuffed animal on the pillow and covered him with the blanket. Then he proceeded to kiss him, followed by an "ahhh" (he knew it was cute). Then he prayed with the stuffed animal. I helped him at this point. He said, "Dear Jesus, thank you, Amen." It wasn't said exactly like that of course. Jesus is said with a D and Amen was screamed quite loud. Then he decided to rub the stuffed animal on it's back and say "night night." Then, when the stuffed animal woke up to Josiah screaming "WAKE," it was time for him to drink some milk.
Anyway, I just thought it was so cute and wanted to share this story with you all.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Wonderful Week of Sickness....not!!

I've always hated being sick, except for when it got me out of school. These days, it's too hard to be sick. Having a kid running around wanting your attention is just too much.
On Sunday, Josiah woke up with a whole lot of gunk in his right eye. We immediately thought it was pink eye and I started freaking out. The gunk went away fast and so Nick did research on the internet to see if we should go to the docter. Since it had cleared up so quickly we decided to wait. Josiah went down for a nap and when he woke up he had gunk in his left eye. So we quickly went to the doctor and they said he had an eye infection. So they gave us some antibiotic eye drops to give him and they have worked great. The only awful thing is putting the eye drops in his eyes - Josiah HATES it!
On Monday, it was my turn to get sick. I woke up fine, then around 11 a.m. I got this terrible sore throat, headache, and I was extremely tired. I started to worry, because I felt the exact same way when I had mono. I figured it was either that or strep throat and since I was supposed to babysit Brayden I decided to go to the doctor. They did a strep test, it was negative. He didn't think it was mono, so he gave me antibiotics. I am already feeling better.
Josiah likes it when I'm sick because he gets to watch TV and pretty much do whatever. It was hard enough putting eye drops in his eyes when I wasn't sick, but now it's even more difficult.
Anyway...that's my week so far. It's been interesting.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

CRAZY Morning!!!

It was about a week ago that I woke up to the craziest morning ever! I woke up and it was almost 9 a.m. I was a little worried because Josiah never sleeps in that late. So I go straight to his room and I hear him playing. I open the door to the strongest smell of poo. The first thing I notice is the dirty diaper on the floor alongside his clothes. He was naked with poo EVERYWHERE! In the past, he would cry if he was poopy in the mornings, but now I guess he's found his own solution to the problem. It took me forever to get his crib all clean again-washing the sheet, blankets, clothes and scrubbing down the crib.
Now I make him wear a onesie every night to keep him from taking off his diaper. Thankfully he hasn't figured out how to take that off yet!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Silly Josiah

Josiah thought it'd be fun to put his pants on his head. He was running around and it was quite hilarious. He has quite the imagination and sense of humor-something he gets from his daddy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"I Go Potty!"

We've introduced Josiah to the potty. He was successful the first time we put him on the potty chair. He couldn't believe that he went potty-it was too cute! He got so excited and said, "I go potty!"
After a week, he has lost a little interest in the potty chair. But I just need to take a week or so and really focus on potty training. I was just so proud of him!

I love being a mom!

Today was a great day with my little Josiah. He's such a happy boy and makes all the little things so much more fun. He's growing so fast, I wish I could slow this process down.
He's coming to the point where he really understands me. Two weeks ago, I felt like he was in "time out" all day, every day. But this weekend, he was so well behaved and made me feel like that horrible week was well worth it all. I made myself be consistent with the "time outs," and it worked! Yay! Let's pray he keeps this up!
Josiah had decided that he absolutely loves his crib. Before, I'd put him down for a nap and he'd just quietly go to sleep. Now, he jumps up and down laughing before he falls asleep. Today he was laughing and playing for a hour before he fell asleep. I'm just glad he's laughing instead of screaming!
Nick and I so thankful to have Josiah and he's brought so much joy to our lives.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"I'm Elmo!"

Josiah was Elmo for Halloween this year. He loves Elmo and he couldn't get over the fact that he was Elmo. He kept saying, "I'm Elmo!" and he didn't want to take his costume off.

We began the night by showing the grandparents and aunt's and uncle's our little Elmo. Josiah had fun showing off his costume to the family. Evan showed up as a little bear and they had fun looking at each others costumes.

Then we went to a party with some friends of ours and their little one, Brayden. We went trick-or-treating with Brayden and his parents. Josiah had fun knocking on the people's doors, but didn't care to much about getting candy from them.