On Saturday, Josiah's little friend Hannah (his babysitter's sister) came over to celebrate her birthday. Orginally, it was scheduled to be at the park near their home, but it was a rainy day, so a few from their family came over here for a bit instead so the little ones could play.
Hannah is 2 months younger than Josiah and whenever Sharel (in the picture on the right) comes over to babysit without Hannah, Josiah looks out the window and mournfully chants, "Hannah? Hannah?" It is really cute. And when she does come with Sharel from time to time he immediately tries to hold her hand as she comes in the door and he walks a little ways with her into the house. When she left our house after the party, Josiah hugged her and then Hannah said, "I love you," to Josiah. Can we all say it? Ahhhhhhhh!
Josiah has been loving having his Daddy home for the past 2 weeks during the I-5 construction (David worked from home) and Monday of this week was the first day that he was back to work. Josiah found Daddy's work shoes and clomped around the house in them for a bit as you see pictured here. From time to time during the day now, he will say "Daddy," or "Papa" and will come barreling into our room to find him. I say, "Daddy is gone at work, we will miss him." Josiah then says, "Daddy gone...misses."
Mommy misses having Daddy around too as it has been nice to have a second set of hands with a squirmy, sometimes unwilling Pumpkinhead to deal with! It has been great for their relationship though since he was able to spend so much time at home. Now instead of always calling out "Momma, Momma" whenever he wants something, he calls out "Papa, Papa" and goes and knocks on our bedroom door where Papa works to get his attention.
We went to the doctor today for little Josiah because he came down with a fever on Tuesday evening. It turns out he has strep throat, so he is on antibiotics now. They seem to have done the trick thus far because his fever is gone, he is eating more again, has more energy and is less clingy to Mommy. I got lots of cuddle time yesterday (a rare occurrence) and a couple night time wakings to boot! We got a male doctor at the walk in clinic today and he was so good with Josiah. He listened to his heart and Josiah immediately calls out, "What's that?" and the doctor labeled the stethescope for him. Then the doctor looked at his ears and after each ear Josiah said, "Thank you," to the doctor. Then when the doctor left to go check the strep culture, Josiah sadly said, "Doctor? Doctor? Doctor?" as he wanted him to come back! The doctor asked Josiah about the cars he was carrying and Mr. J looked very proud when the doctor seemed interested in them. He promptly plopped them all on the examining table for him to see. Lastly, when it was time to go, I went to reach for his hand to take him out and he reached out for the doctor's hand and the doctor walked him down the hallway and gave him a sucker. It was so cute! I am sure it made the doctor's day that a little 2-year old actually wanted to see him!