Sunday, December 28, 2008

I can do it by myself

This week has been an exciting week. I realized Josiah can do more things than I think. I just have to ask and he usually willingly does them. We also had three epidsodes this week that were very unpleasant. He pooped in the bathtub twice and in his toy box once! Disgusting!!! Probably the grossest things to date to clean up. I'm sure there will be yuckier things later... such as loose teeth. They turn my stomach just thinking about them.
On a much lighter note, Lillian has rolled over. She's been working on it for a little bit now, but today was the first day that I couldn't keep her on her back. Now I have to be careful with the bed, couch, changing table, and all that kind of stuff. We made a venture to the mall today. Grant and Eric watched the kids while I went into Dick's all by myself. I think he now understands why I just don't "run" to the grocery, the mall, or out for an errand with them by myself. No way Jose! It's way more work than it's worth. Not to mention my that my closest enjoyment to shopping anymore is "shopping" in the grocery store. I'd rather eat stale bread and drink soured milk than take them both with me. Although I am counting down the days until I can drop the kids off at mom's, aunt's, or a stranger's and go shopping for three solid hours, going down each and every aisle at Marshall's. Sounds like pure heaven, almost until my gift card runs out.
Well enough daydreaming. Back to reality where I'm typing this with the computer propped on the toilet while Josiah takes a bath. let's just hope I don't have to give the bathtub another bath after Josiah's done with it. Lillian holding her bottle He wanted to eat his eggs with his "dig". He surprisingly did a good job.
A picture mom took. She looks so old and cute.

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas. We had a good holiday season. Last week we did take Josiah and Lillian to see Santa. He wasn't scared at all and really enjoyed the sucker that Santa gave him. We spent Christmas Eve at Grandma Star's. It was a really nice evening. We did the traditional gag gift exchange. Luckily we didn't come home with anything too bad. On Christmas morning the grandparents came over for eggs and sausage and to watch the kids open their presents. Josiah did have fun opening his presents, but of course he wanted each one opened right then and didn't want to open the next gift. Grant helped Lillian open up her gifts. Later that day Aunt Christine, Cousin Mark, Mom, and Dad came over for the traditional Christmas Day waffle lunch. Josiah then took a nice nap for round 3. We went over to Aunt Kandy and Todd's for the Kissel Christmas. We had delicious food as usual and had fun spending time with our family. We are so blessed with such wonderful families. My favorite thing about Christmas is just spending so much time with family. I feel my parents did a good job in celebrating Christmas with us growing up because I have never really felt that the point of Chrismas is to get stuff. I love the traditions that come with the season and all the wonderful memories made with spending so much concentrated time with our families. Thank you everyone for such a wonderful time. She didn't get a bag of coal...she's way too sweet. Now....him on the other hand. That's what he'll be getting next year. :)
Cousin Mark and Lillian
This golf set is awesome. He was so excited. It's set up in garage. He loves golf!!!! Lillian's first dollhouse, it's only the first of many. She'll inherit 3 of mine and my grandma's. Mommy and Daddy
Grammy and Lillian
Grandpa and Alma

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Checking out the tree

I couldn't pick out a favorite picture of the bunch. He did cut his finger on a bulb the other day. Otherwise he hasn't done any other damage. Then there's a picture of Miss Lillian doing her tummy time. She's definately getting better head control. Today at church they told us she was a "perfect" baby. The ladies said she was so good and was talking to them almost the whole time. There were 3 workers and she was the only baby in there. So I'm sure she was eating up all of the attention

hmmm.....where do I start

where's Jojo? She was holding herself up for quite a while.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Grant made some yummy Girl Scout milkshakes for us after dinner tonight. Josiah thought that it was very tasty. It was hard to capture how he really felt about it.
Tonight was Lillian's first time in her Bumbo. She did fairly well. It was nice to have her at the dinner table with us for a change instead of swinging away in the living room.
She has been sleeping until about 5 in the morning lately so that has been nice. Unfortunately she has had a little cold that has been making it hard for her to breath when she's laying down. Grant was looking at her today and said, "She is so beautiful. Daddy's gonna get you whatever you want. Josiah's gonna have to buy his own car, but Daddy will buy yours. Well, no, Jojo is special too. I couldn't do that to him." I think she is already starting to get him wrapped around his finger. Let's just wait until she says, "Daddy, pleeease."
Jojo was blowing bubbles the other day with Weewaw . I was a little late getting to work because it was so hard to get a picture of him and the bubbles. Needless to say I have had to change where I keep them because it's all he wants to do.
He has been pretty cute this weekend. We put up the Christmas tree and he spends alot of time by it. It hasn't been knocked down yet. He goes up next to it and tries to blow the lights out. Today he was in a rare mood and was literally running as fast as he could around the house for no real reason. He also spent quite a bit of time spinning around in circles until he fell down. What can I say he is my child. Hopefully he will like spinning as much as I do so that I'll have someone to ride carnival rides with. Also, Grant got Jojo a Christmas gift yesterday that he saw. It was a set of Elmo's World movies. He wanted to watch one right then. So of course Grant opens it up for him to watch one of the videos. At the beginning Elmo sings a "La La La La" song and when it started Jojo started to sing La La with his tongue sticking out. It melted my heart. So needless to say he is now in an Elmo craze and has to point out any Elmo that he sees. Please, I beg you, do NOT buy any Elmo toys or apparel ! I can only handle so much tractor that I don't want it replaced with Elmo. His love for the big Green Machines has still not wavered.