Monday, September 29, 2008
One quick funny quote from Josiah. He was in a kissing mood the other day and was kissing his brothers and me "mmmm----AH" (that kind). At one point, he kissed his hand and then said, "I kissed my hand...that's called loving!" He is our sweet little boy, however wayward he is at the moment!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Here is Grandpa on his scooter that he rented (he needs to stay off his foot for health reasons I won't go into right now). He got a fair poncho to keep the rain off and earlier when it was time to burp Caleb we joked that he had just the right outfit on in case of a spitup accident!
David got Caleb boy to give a sly little smile in this shot. I call this picture "Our Prize Winning Pumpkinheads." We got lots of "You have your hands full" comments (my "favorite" by the way...not) from various passerbys and we also saw a few people we knew as well! David saw a friend he knew from a previous job, my parents saw some people from their church, and we saw some people from our church as well! In fact, we were standing next to the "Extreme Scream" ride (waiting to catch a quick glimpse of my brother Brent and his wife Katie) and when our friend Mark came by he pointed to the babies and said, "I don't think these guys are tall enough for this ride yet!" Soon afterward, there was a loud whissshing sound from the ride and Caleb gave a sample of his own "extreme scream" for those in close proximity to the stroller! That was a "no likey" moment for Mr. Caleb boy! Daniel slept through the whole incident.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
And as per tradition, we had to get a picture of our Pumpkinhead near a pumpkin at the fair! We didn't go last year though because I was pregnant with the twins and walking around and being on my feet were two things I couldn't do very well then.
This was the first ride after the slide that he rode on. He was very adamant that he ride in the yellow dump truck! His expressions coming round and round were just precious! Too bad the REAL camera wasn't working (batteries were dead....again) or I might have gotten a few more shots of this ride.
Here we are at the beginning of our fair excursion. We met a bunch of Josiah's preschool classmates and walked around with them for the first little bit seeing all the animals and such. After that we ventured off for a few rides and then had the oh so good, but outrageously expensive food, and then came back home. It was a face paced excursion with lots crammed in, but something to remember for sure. I am glad that he was well today and had energy to burn!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
When I took Josiah's temperature again after the lovely clean up time, it was 100.9, so I went to fetch some Tylenol again. Before I left the room, I noticed he looked like he would throw up again so I whisked him off to the bathroom (thankfully in time!) After that last round, he seemed to be feeling much better and so I changed his clothes, gave him the Tylenol, and tucked him back into his bed.
This morning he woke up crying wanting his Daddy (David is in Arizona until Friday). He had a fever again, but this time he wouldn't let me take it insisting that I was going to "poke" him with it? So silly! I have been taking it under his armpit, no big deal, but he was in no mood for thermometers apparently. He has been very lethargic and sleepy and hasn't left his chair here except once to go potty and that is it. Thankfully, no more throwing up, but then again he hasn't had anything to eat either.
Please pray that this new symptom of throwing up won't pass to all of us. Without David here, I really don't think I could function if I got that! Thanks in advance for your prayers. I have really been feeling encouraged this week and know it is because of people praying.
NOTE: I just took his temperature again....102. I am calling the phone nurse now to see what they suggest.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Here is a nice shot of Caleb boy sitting up outside. He loves to be outside exploring the grass and such! I think Daddy will finally have a good hiking partner in this one! Josiah would be a good hiker too I think, but certainly Caleb has shown his love for the outdoors even this early in life!
Here is Daniel boy sitting up. I have found that he sits up for longer than Caleb without falling, and I think it is due to the fact that he is a little stockier and also that he doesn't flail about as much as Caleb does. I saw many times today when he would correct himself as he was going too far in a certain direction and would continue to sit up. I am excited that they both are doing this now! As a side note, we are all getting better from our colds, but we passed it on to David who is suffering down in Arizona at this conference he is going to for work. He reported to me though that he feels better he thinks because of the dry climate down there. I told him that this could be true as I do much better health-wise when we have lived in Eastern Washington.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
We have also found that they notice each other a lot more than they ever have as they play on the floor together and they grab at each other's faces and feet and whatever else is in grabbing proximity.
This is a funny face that I saw Caleb make the other day. He kept doing it too, so I got a good picture of him with his upper lip covering his lower lip.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
As a side note, Daniel seems to have another cold now again and I have a little scratchy throat at the moment and did have a sinus headache earlier today. It appears that our good luck and health has run out for the time being and we are back to the sick mode again. Please pray that it is a short run and that I don't get full blown sick myself as it just makes things miserable for everyone around here when I am down. When Momma aint happy...nobodies happy! I am sure David can shout an "Amen!" to that one. Ha ha ha! Anyway, thanks for your prayers...people always ask me, "How do you do it all?" And the answer when I am sick is, "I don't do much of anything well..." I am sure we can all relate.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Josiah had fun trying on Mommy and Daddy's hats and trying various ballpark fare, such as cotton candy, garlic fries (he had a few of David's), and a bite or two of Mommy's Shiskaberry (strawberries on a stick dipped in chocolate...yum!) Someone gave us a bag of peanuts, but he wasn't intersted in eating them...rather he did like crushing the shells though!
I am pretty sure that Josiah was oblivious to the actual game goings-on, but he perked up for all the food and the playground of course and when asked what his favorite part about the game was he said, "The playground!" He didn't fall asleep on the way home, though perhaps we shouldn't be that surprised, since he was so pumped full of sugar and caffeine! However, when he got home, David was able to get him right to sleep while I took Sharel (our babysitter for the twins) home.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Before Josiah's nap today, he requested I sing "The Crayon Song," and since I am wholly unfamiliar with the tune and words to this number, I asked him to do the honors. His first rendition was as follows: “I like crayons, I draw a picture, give it to Daddy." (A note here that David has made a habit of posting Josiah's creations above his desk at home.) Another version of this song surfaced before going to bed tonight and it went like this, "I like crayons, draw on paper...not on table." You'll never guess who drilled that last little tidbit into his 3-year-old head.
We also read a kid's version of The Prayer of Jabez tonight and at the end, it has four questions for the kiddos to answer. I wasn't expecting him to answer really, but was reading them to see what I might get from him. Here was this little interview:
Mommy: What is the biggest blessing God has given you?
Josiah: My big yellow ball. (Tonight he and Daddy were playing catch and they threw it back and forth and he exclaimed in delight, "It's working!")
Mommy: How can you help someone and make God smile?
Josiah: I make you smile, I say I love you. (Ahhhh, that was sweet! I also suggested that perhaps him helping me clean up that night was helpful and made God smile too.)
Mommy: How does God help you not to be afraid?
Josiah: He sends a 'pecial angel. (This one Daddy gets the credit for as he has told him this many a night when he put him down that a special angel guards over him at night so he doesn't have to be afraid.)
Mommy: What could you do today to obey God?
Josiah: Obey teacher. (Good answer, good answer...also a mantra drilled into his little brain by Momma.)
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I snuck in at the end of the class time today to get a picture of Josiah playing with the floam. For those of you unfamiliar with this product it is this moldable stuff that doesn't leave a mess. It is sort of like playdough in how you use it, but it has an odd consistency and doesn't leave playdough clumps all over the table and floor when you are finished with it.
As for how he did today, the good news is...I wasn't called, which means he probably did pretty well! I asked him what he did and he told me that he played, did a craft, and listened to a story. I am not sure what the story was about exactly, but I did get from him that it might have been about a "new guy." This sounds probable, so I will go with it. Also, when he first got to the room, they had name tags and asked him to find his name and he actually found it without my prompting him to see the "J" and such. That was cool! Overall, I could tell he loved it and he actually came with me without a big fuss afterwards too, which was great! Hopefully, we are passed him chanting the "I don't wanna go," mantra for a while.