Has it really be a year since this day when I was getting ready to go to the hospital to have him?
1 year since this little guy joined our family? I guess it has!
Tyler's parents are in Russia for 6 months or so, so we got the web cam going so they could watch Josh open the present from them. How cool is that?
Trucks and dinos! Wahoo.
We had family over that night for a little party.
Where he opened more gifts!
We sang Happy Birthday!
And munched some tasty cake.
Josh always scrunches his nose up when he thinks something is funny.
I love this little guy. Even when he wipes frosting all over my fast. He is so smart and has the cutest personality. He is always happy. He absolutely loves his older sisters. He gives the greatest hugs. He can say quite a few words but won't say them if/when you ask him too. He has said: mom, dad, dog, book, done, uh-oh, duck, wah-wah (water), tuck-tuck (when I tuck him into bed), hat, hi, bye-bye, ball. He is definitely all boy! He loves playing in the dirt, he loves dogs, balls and trucks. He climbs on everything.
Joshua we love you and are so glad that you are part of our family. We bring such a special spirit into our home. Happy Birthday!
We love adventure! Good thing because life with 4 kids is bound to be an adventure. Some of our favorite things are: traveling, playing games, fitness, camping, playing with friends, and being together as a family.
WHEN SKUNKS DIE by Allie (7-31-10) We were getting off the free way and were graced with the aromatic smell of skunk. Emily said "I wonder where the skunk is?" I told her that sometimes skunks get hit by cars and die and that is why we smell them. Then Allie pipes up and says "Yeah, when skunks die they fart and that is why it stinks!"
I AM A CHILD OF GOD by Allie (11-9-09) As we were having FHE tonight Allie started singing "I am a Child of God". I love to hear the girls sing their primary songs but apparently Allie thought the words of this song needed to be changed. Here's how her version goes.
I am a Child of God
And He has sent me here.
Has given me an earthly home,
with parents KIND OF SCARED!
Tyler and I were laughing so hard.
A DAY OF REST (6-5-09) Me: After lunch we are going to take a nap.
Emily: No, Mom, we can't
Me: Yes, you can. And we are going to because you guys are grumpy.
Emily: We only take naps on the 7th day. That is what I learned in primary. So we can't take one today.
Apparently a "day of rest" means the only day you can take a nap. Who knew??
IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE Allie had just dumped a whole shaker full of pepper all over the counter and stove.
Me: Allie you little fart. Don't dump that out.
Emily: You little fart. You little fart (repeated about 10 times)
Me: Emily, please stop saying that it's not very nice.
Emily: Well, Mom, you said it and if you don't want me to say it you better watch what you say. I learn a lot from what you say.
YOU EAT WHAT? Tyler: I eat like garbage when I'm at work.
Emily: You eat garbage??
Tyler: No, I just don't eat very good food when I am at work.
(A couple weeks later we went to visit Tyler at work)
Emily: Dad, what's all this stuff on your desk.
Tyler: Oh, it's just a bunch of garbage.
Emily: That's your lunch?
WANT SOME? Allie has been on this kick about sticking her hand in her pocket and pretending to pull out some chocolate and then asking if you want some chocolate. Well, the other day Allie had pants on that didn't have pockets, so she stuck her hands down the back of her pants, pulled her hand back out and said "Mom, want some chocolate?"
All I could do was laugh. I'll pretend to eat the chocolate she pulls out of her pocket but not when it comes from down her pants.
HOW LONG? Emily: Mom, how long til it's my birthday?
Me: 3 months.
Emily: How many days is that?
Me: About 100
Emily: Wow!! That's a lot of puppies.
VOCAB 101 Driving in the car on the way to the doctors.
Tyler: Are you girls ready to go to the docs"
Emily: The Docs?"
Emily: Dad, Doc is a car! We are going to the doctors.