Saturday, May 12, 2007

Helping the Parents

David and I decided to tackle some of the weed-infested places in out back yard today and Josiah was quick to jump in and help us. He likes to carry around all his little play tools wherever he goes and he will do simple tasks for us. His "big jobs" were to hammer the rocks, move the rocks over by the tree, and to rake the sticks and brush. He was having a great time and was telling us lots of things during the process. Unfortunately, we don't have a Josiah translator, so the gist we got was "uh buh juh buh eee beee leee bah" or something like that anyway.

Earlier in the day, Mommy went to a Mother's Day breakfast with some friend's from church and so he had some quality Daddy time. David left the living room for a little bit (where Josiah was watching TV) and came back in and found Josiah in the following state (see picture). Apparently, he did a little too much hammering and was pooped out from all the Daddy play! Daddy attempted to transfer the Pumkinhead to his bed, but discovered in the process that he had left Daddy a gigantic, stinky present in his diaper. David said he actually got most of the diaper changed with him still asleep, but then as he was putting him down I knocked on the door (didn't have my keys with me) and he apparently heard it and started wailing for Momma. I jumped right back into Mommy-hood after getting all teary-eyed at the event where they spoke of the joys of motherhood.
He is a very sweet little boy and I am very thankful that God has allowed us to experience all the wonderful things he has to offer. My greatest prayer for him is that he would be a living testimony to Jesus' great love for all of us and that he would help bring many to know the Lord.


Anonymous said...

oooo how cute!!! im glad you had a good mother's day!!! hope to see you soon!!!


Elizabeth said...

It sounds like he's been learning a lot of new words! Pretty soon he'll be talking in complete sentences!