Friday, March 27, 2009

He's Hooked on the Soaps

well, seeing that that's all i do it sit around and watch soap operas (doesn't that sound like me? now if it was america's next top model, that would be a different story), i'm not surprised that he loves the daytime dramas! i went to start ely's bath yesterday and left josiah in the living room for a minute. when i came out this is what i found:

somehow, he found the remote, turned on the tv and started watching "days of our lives."

His New Diet and His Strong Will

today marks the first time josiah has had something other breast milk. he's been showing some signs of interest in eating so i decided to let him explore with some apple and banana. we bought one of those mesh feeders that you can put solid food in and the baby can chew and suck without the fear of choking. i wasn't sure how he was going to respond. i figured that he would play with it at the very least. well, he caught one VERY quickly! he took it and put it is his mouth, and after the initial shock of something in his mouth, he sat on the tile for 10 minutes sucking and chewing. i took it away to put another little piece in and he had a meltdown. within seconds of giving it back to him he stopped crying and started munching again. i think we may have another strong willed child on our hands! welcome josiah to the wonderful world of food!

this was when i took it away from him and...

when i gave it back!

Great Grandma's House

this was one of our weekly trip to gmama's house. we have enjoyed seeing her on a weekly basis and allowing the kids to get to know their great grandma. she loves them as much as they love her.

she's filthy, but what else is new?

this is uncle tyler's dog, cassie. she is the sweetest dog (even though it looks like she is attacking josiah). she is one of the best dogs i've ever seen.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

happy birth-weekend to me!

this weekend marked another birthday for me. i think that birthdays have become more about a time to hang out as a family and do something ely would like than it is about me. i would rather it be that way. with that said, ely had a great weekend!

i have the best husband ever! we planned on going to the san diego wild animal park on saturday and then to have a relaxing actual birthday day on sunday, but preston had other plans. he told me we had to get up early (well, early for me: 9AM!!) and surprised me with a trip to one of my favorite places ever: disneyland!
there are ALOT of pictures! i wanted to put even more, but i thought it might have been too much!
enjoy our day with us!

we went all the way to the san diego wild animal park to play on the slide!

She needed a snack very badly! that explains the sour face!

ely specically asked for a picture with the okapi

i taught her how to drive!

just beacuse he's so cute!

we're going through a tunnel and she's holding her breath (?)

she almost knocked pooh over when she ran to give him a hug! she has gotten over her fear of the big cartoon characters!

the tea cups of course!

waiting in line for the roller coaster

passing the time by posing for the camera

the roller coaster, her favorite (despite the 30 minute wait for a 30 second ride)

showing off her new minnie mouse hat

this is how we all felt at the end of the night

back down main street

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fun with Aunt Bapa's Computer

aunt bapa (andrea), ely and i had some fun with andrea's computer. ely was laughing so hard at the pictures that her stomach was hurting. here's a sample of our art!

Monday, March 2, 2009


so josiah's got teeth popping through! he's had big white bulges on the top for about 2 months now, but nothing has happened since. it's about time!

i just had to put in a picture of the little man! this is how he wakes up: swaddled and smiling!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lessons From the Little Ones

we have been blessed to become a part of our community, our home church. we have made real friends that i know i can call for anything. we've made freindships encurage and uplift us. we have been on a mission to find a family verse tath our family can strive to become and we have finally found one.
thessalionians 5:16-18
rejoice always, pray continuously, give htanks in all cicumstances; for this is god's will for you in Christ Jesus.

ely has been able to be a part of a sunday school as well. mrs. claudia comes every week, faithfully, and teaches ely and malachi. this week ely learned her first memory verse and she has put us to shame applying it to her life. preston and ely were driving after church and ely saw a car with 2 lakers flags. here's the conversation:
ely: what is that on the car?
daddy: they're lakers flags.
ely: do we like the lakers?
daddy: well, uncle zac likes the celtics and not the lakers, but daddy doesn't really like anyone.
ely: you should.
daddy: should what?
ely: like everyone. the bible says you should "love one another."

preston and i are so proud of the loving and considerate little girl she is and the amazing caring person she is becoming.