Tuesday, December 29, 2009


goofy smile

She loves her swing


The day after Christmas we headed to Leavenworth to see the lights and go on a sleigh ride. Both days were beautiful and Josiah had a blast on the sleigh ride. I think this might become a tradition.

Pictures from Christmas

Josiah after opening presents
and again

He's obsessed with this game right now

Only pic I took of Sophia

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Josiah's Christmas Program

Josiah had his first Tiny Tots Christmas performance at Church. He was the youngest one in the group but maybe the most serious about his singing and gestures.

He had been practicing for weeks before the performance and it was so much fun to here him sing. He did a great job and was the only one to bow after each song-it was funny!
I tried for hours to upload the video but I can't figure it out. I'll have Nick do it soon!
Here's some pics of the performance.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Four stockings this year!

Christmas Baking

It's become a tradition to make sugar cookies with Josiah at his Grandma's house. He especially enjoyed it this year and even ate a couple. He's a very picky eater, even with sugar!
We also did a gingerbread train. If you know Josiah you know he LOVES trains!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Josiah's 3!

Birthday Smile

Farmall Tractor from Great Grandpa

Handy Manny Cake

Opening gifts was so exciting for the little guy

It should be exciting for Christmas this year as he opened all the birthday presents on his own. Last year at Christmas he still didn't really get the concept of gift opening. His party went great and he had about 6 or so friends show up. We've been busy opening all the new toys and putting away old toys. Thanks everyone who was part of his special day-he had a great time!
He had his three year well child appointment. He weighs 32 lbs. and is 40 in. tall. He was in the 60th percentile if anyone wants to know. Quite a difference as Sophia is in the 4th and 7th percentile.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Santa at Walmart

Yesterday we went to Walmart to get a few things and saw that Santa was there for free picture taking. It worked out perfectly because we were dressed for pictures taken earlier in the day. Josiah was excited to see Santa. I think this year will be the best so far with him and Christmas-he's so excited for christmas trees and lights and presents. Hopefully he can handle the whole month we have to wait!

Pre-Bday Celebration

Sydney surprised Josiah with a birthday party since she won't be able to make it to his actual party. Very sweet of the Drew Coleman Clan! They had cupcakes and wore crazy sunglasses (I forgot to get a pic of that) and played with party horns! Sydney gave Josiah a great Tool set that he absolutely loves and is very fitting for his Handy Manny birthday theme. Thanks guys for being so thoughtful!

I tried posting the great video of them but it just wouldn't work! I will try again later.

Thanksgiving 2009

Cousin Shot
Pile of Coleman Cousins

Josiah helping Grandma decorate her tree
Great Aunt Ninny with Sophia
Patterson side cousin photo
We celebrated Thanksgiving with both sides of our family. Josiah had a great time playing with all his cousins. Sophia got to meet Sydney, Elijah and Aunt Ninny for the first time. We had a great time with family and wish we could see them more often!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cute Stories

Sometimes Josiah will wake up at night scared so we will go and hold him for a bit, say a prayer and tell him Jesus is with him and will protect him.
The other day he thought I was sad or scared about something, so he tells me, "Mommy, Jesus is with you."
Cute and nice to know that he actually listens to us!

We were asking Josiah about Christmas and what it was all about. He somewhat remembered from last year and so we refreshed his memory. Afterwards, he said, "What about Santa?" We pretty much told him Santa wasn't real and he said, "No. Santa helps Jesus." I told him Jesus doesn't need any help but he didn't really get it....kinda hard for a three year old to understand.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Sophia is growing well and is awake a lot more lately. It's fun to watch her look around and she especially likes to watch Josiah-very cute! She weighed 7lb 5 oz on thursday so she is gaining everyday. We will go this wednesday for her one month well child appointment. It seems wierd to be going through this process again, it didn't seem too long ago I was doing this with Josiah. Now he'll be three on Dec. 5!! He'll be having a Handy Manny birthday.
He's grown up so fast it is scary. He is quite the little boy and we have so much fun with him. His new phrase is, "oh nevermind" or "this is what I'm thinking..." You never know what is going to come out of his mouth! Lately he's been screaming/singing Jingle Bells and The B-I-B-L-E song. He loves his little sister and is a little protective. If I'm not holding her and he doesn't see her, he'll go searching, saying "Mommy where's Sophia?!?"
He's quite the thinker and has set in his mind the way things need to be, which can make things frustrating for him. We have many battles over the way things should be vs. the way he wants them to be. He loves numbers and shapes and music.
We are so blessed to have him in our lives and we have loved watching him grow up into a big boy!

Monday, November 16, 2009