Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Josiah Post!!!

We went on a family outing along with Grandma and Grandpa to the pumpkin patch this year since we didn't go to the fair. And of course, I got a few photos taken and then my camera died, so I was glad at least to get a picture of my little Pumpkin with a pumpkin anyway! In previous years, we have posed him near pumpkins (check back in the fall month archives) but this year he decided to show his strength and pick one up for all to see!

We went to this pumpkin patch and met with a bunch of other people from the Tacoma Parents of Multiples group that I am now a part of. It was fun to see all the twins there!

Josiah has been a real trouper this past month or so and we have a month or so more to go before the twins are born. I have been stuck at home a lot due to limiting the time on my feet and so we have had the TV on as entertainment an awful lot. Oh well....I am hoping we can break him of the habit a little later on when I am able to do more!

Josiah has found a new "fun" way to wake me up in the morning. Instead of gradually waking up and crying for me to come get him, he now seems to wake up quickly (not to mention EARLY) and says "Mommy, Daddy, QUICK" over and over again or just "Mommy, HELP," or sometimes the nice variety of "Mommy, OPEN DOOR!" Poor pregnant Mommy hears this and is in a near dead state of sleep and tries desparately to wake up quickly and can't seem to move quick enough for Josiah. So I get a long chorus of the above statements until I open his door. Then I say "Good morning" and he says "Good morning" and sometimes also "Good nap!" He calls any kind of sleep a "nap."

He still loves to line his cars up in rows like this and when I took a picture of him with them he gave me the "Mom, please, I am working here!" face! Daddy taught him to take the monster trucks and drive over his line of cars, which has been a very popular pastime!

His new fun thing to do is to create a "playground" in the living room, which consists of him pulling all the cushions and any pillows he can find down onto the floor and jumping on them from the couch. When we try to put the couch cushions back in their places, we get Josiah's laments of "MY playground, MY playground."

When we pray at nighttime, he has been adding his "prayer requests" as I pray. He likes to thank Jesus for these specific things: Car Movie (the Disney movie called Cars), Mater and the Ghostlight (a little cartoon on the Cars DVD), Animal Movie (Baby Einstein show), and sometimes we get a thank you for Mommy and Daddy and Grandpa's house and we can't forget "Walmart cars" (Daddy bought him some cars from Walmart) and Lightning McQueen (the main race car from the movie). It is very sweet that he adds to his prayers now I think!


Lynne' said...

Lily loves the movie "cars" too! We went to a demolition at the fair this year and she was really excited and kept pointing at the cars and saying "car", so for that scrapbook page I used stickers of Mater and Lightning McQeen. She loves to look at it. Next year you'll have a bunch of boys who will want to go to a demolition. ;)
Lily's been watching more movies since I've been pregnant, too. I'm either too tired or have too much to try to get done and it comes on. I should read to her more (which I'm planning on doing after her sister is born as I won't have the projects to do and so forth.) Have you read any Audrey Wood books? Most of them are reeeeally good. As in, not too long or too short and not boring for either of us. The pictures are really good too! I got a bunch from half price books online. (The ones that are the best are either written and illustrated by her or written by her and illustrated by another Wood.) ...I'm pretty picky about kids books especially after going through a childrens writing course several years ago. Anyway, if you both like them it might help with the tv watching (and baby A and baby B might like the stories too!) ;)

Anonymous said...

That's great on his speech! I wish i was there to listen to him. He is getting too big! Maybe you should ask the doctor about stunting his growth so he can stay little forever. No, just kidding. I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!