Saturday, June 23, 2007

Birthday Fun

Today, we celebrated Josiah's birthday! His actual birthday is on June 27th, but we had it on this Saturday since it was more convenient for our guests!

Of course as you can see, Grandpa Walker and Grandma were in attendance as well as Uncle Brent, Aunt Katie and Josiah's babysitter Sharel and her sisters Linda and Laura.

For most of the party (while we were all eating) Josiah was outside playing. He loves the outdoors and has a special place behind the shed where he and Echo dig little holes for his "construction" work. For the party food though, we enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, potato salad, salsa (homemade), pie and cake.

Josiah received many nice gifts, so many in fact that he had a little trouble decided which one to play with for a bit. I think he was a little overwhelmed, but he was definitely excited for sure.

He was enjoying this little pinwheel and throughout the night brought it over to most everyone and put it in their face to blow it. It was pretty obvious at first that he knew the party was for him when we sang "Happy Birthday" as he pretended to get a little shy and grinned really big. He was more active in trying to tear the wrapping off the packages this year as well. He didn't eat much, except a nice big piece of cake. I am sure this was likely the cause of why he was so down and out the next day, but oh well birthdays only come once a year!

He is much more adept at using a fork now and it is clear that he will likely be a right handed guy as he tends to always use his right hand to eat and seems to do better when he does use it.

Overall it was a really fun time and it was nice to visit with family and friends. Thanks one and all for the nice gifts and memories!

Happy 2nd Birthday Josiah!!!

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