Monday, August 20, 2012

Some summer pictures

Some old and recent pictures of our summer...

Trisha came to visit us this past weekend!
Thanks for the delicious salsa you made us!

At the Indiana State Fair.

Ian and Josiah enjoying the fair.

Josiah loving his free corn dog. Thanks nice fair worker!

Matt, Rachael, and baby Cade. Thanks for inviting us down.
We had lots of fun and the weather was perfect!

A few weeks ago my cousins Josh and Krissy stopped by with 
their kids Taylor and Kyle.
We had lots of fun...come back anytime!

At the beginning of August I went to Rittman and 
visited my cousin Mandy,who had a baby girl, Kinsley.

Stoller and Feucht cousins meeting Josiah for the first 
time in July. Charity was a very good entertainer!

Josiah touching his first kitty at Jon and Amy's.

Hanging out with Jon and Amy's family & Jason and Joy's family.

The guys playing Kubb. I love these two action shots of Jason!

He is not happy with the results! 
Hope everyone is enjoying this amazing weather!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Our Week

Warning: This blog was inspired out of boredom during one of Josiah's naps.

Since we've brought Josiah home, it feels like our world has been filled with so many firsts. Watching him explore his world, all the while rapidly developing new skills has been amazing. Not only is Josiah learning new things, but so have Jon and I. I've become pretty good at doing things one handed with a 26lb squirming toddler on my hip. I'm also getting skilled at rocking. I actually caught myself rocking my own body when I was reading the other morning. I've even found out that getting dressed and going to the bathroom with an audience can sometimes give you some added excitement to your day. Jon and I have had some pretty funny nights, one which included a sleepy Jon waking me up to tell me that Josiah was in bed with us, only to find out a few seconds later it was actually a pillow. Sometimes I wish someone snuck a recorder in our house just so Jon and I could hear all the crazy babbling and songs that's we've been doing since becoming parents. Just like any first time parents, we also find ourselves taking pictures or video of almost everything. Add our cute little guy into even the most mundane of situations and suddenly I'm running for our camera or ipad.

So, at the end of this uneventful week, I decided to glaze back through what I had taken and come up with a post. Enjoy!

Can you believe I get to start off my mornings with this face? I snapped a shot of him this morning because it turns out oatmeal and peek-a-boo don't mix.

Josiah after getting shots. I rewarded him for doing so well by letting him play with his Tylenol syringe for a bit. His other reward? Brushing his teeth...he loves it!

Josiah has been learning to wave over these past few weeks. After asking him to demonstrate for me, here he is showing off his fine ability.

When I leave the room I like to let Josiah know so he doesn't cry or he can come along with me. Sometimes he forgets I left and starts crawling rapidly around the house. I heard the crawling pitter patter while in the kitchen one morning and decided to grab my camera and give Josiah some clues about where I was.

Had to take a picture of the book that we read over and over. By far, Josiah's favorite.

Turns out that Josiah loves to watch the Olympics just as much as Jon and I. 

This past week Josiah has learned how to crawl onto the fireplace, so it's become quite a hotspot. On Sunday night I left all his birthday gifts on the fireplace and chair instead of putting them away. Rookie move. Monday morning Josiah excitedly threw everything on the floor. Unfortunately for him he doesn't know how to get down from the fireplace so it quickly got boring. It was cracking me up so I whipped out my i-pad. You can see him give himself a little clap and luckily he finds an envelope to play with. A very boring video, but it made for a good memory for momma!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Whirlwind Weekend

One would think that after being home much of July and taking as many pictures that I have, I would have blogged more. But Jon and I are still trying to figure out time management with a toddler, and keeping up with it all wasn't happening. So for those of you who visited us, brought meals, and even drove hours to meet Josiah, know that it wasn't because you weren't post-worthy! I'll try to get the pics posted or emailed eventually.

This past weekend was jam packed full of fun and excitement for our family. I have to admit I felt pretty stressed on how Josiah would do with it all. Thankfully it went much better than expected and it was a really special weekend. 

Joel and Amber stopped by with Liam and Aiden after the Gateway Sale. Power outages and storms didn't stop us from having lots of fun with the Virkler family! 

Liam, Josiah, and Aiden enjoying the pool.

Getting ready for bath-time!

Josiah and Aiden are only a week apart in age. 

Wakey wakey! One of Josiah's awesome sleeping positions. 

Josiah went to a church service with Daddy.

Birthday spread! (FYI Josiah is actually 14 months today). 

The cake before Josiah. 

Destruction of the birthday cake was a success!

Happy Belated Birthday Josiah! We love you!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's been a month...

It's hard to believe that exactly 1 month ago we were flying into the United States with Josiah. Isn't it crazy how fast time can pass, yet you find yourself already forgetting what life was like "before?" 

This picture makes my heart sing!