Sunday, November 25, 2007
He LOVES trains right now, so I decided to make a choo choo train cupcake cake for his birthday this year - he LOVED it (and actually got that it was a train!).
Blowing out the candles (by himself!)
...and picking his nose...
Being silly (notice, he put an olive on top of his cupcake.. yum!)
Patiently watching Daddy get his new Tigger out of the box (from Grandma Paulson).
His new super cool "crash car" (it vrooms, drives, then crashes)from Aunt Liisa.
Yeah! A new flashlight! Joseph LOVES flashlights..
He loves his new Tigger spinny brush from Drew.
New HotWheels from Mommy.
He loves the piano book Grandma Margie sent him.
Daddy gave him Army men and cowboys and Indians - these were definite winners!
Kathrynn looks bored..
Mommy got Joseph Cootie so we can start playing games together..
Grandma Paulson got him a cool new backpack!
Joseph telling me to stop taking pictures. :)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I thought it'd be fun to show him grow over the years, so here you go:
About a day old..
Joseph is the sweetest little guy. He is so caring and compassionate and has tons of empathy. He gives the BEST hugs! He loves being around kids his age and is especially nice to little girls - treats them like gold (unless you're his sister.. hehe). And, they show their appreciation. So far, he's been kissed on the lips by 4 different girls. The last one was especially hiliarous - we were at a block party over the summer and a little girl his age pinned him down on the grass and gave him a huge kiss right on the lips.
Joseph's favorite things right now are dinosaurs, cowboys, and trains. Any time he hears a train, he stops what he's doing lets out a huge, excited gasps and says "Choo Choo Train!" and runs for the nearest window to see if he can see it. He also really likes Diego and the Backyardigans.
He loves music and is very musically talented - you can sing a song to him once and he'll hum the exact tune perfectly the rest of the day.. he's always humming or singing and I love that!
He's crazy smart and knows all of his letters, can count to his teens now, knows all of his colors and all of his shapes - even oval. :)
We love our little boy so much and are so grateful for him - we wouldn't trade him for the world.
Happy Birthday, Joseph!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Anyway, he spent a lot of Thanksgiving break at Grandma and Grandpa Paulson's house running around in and having a blast. Here are the pics:
Here he is attacking his cousin Karlee:
Kathrynn thought he was pretty funny, too. :)
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
We decided to document the process, and since Steve was the model, it's rather funny.
Here he is pre-shave:
At this point, he was pretty convinced that he'd look good as a cowboy and should just keep it like this, while I said a silent prayer that he would come to his senses.
Steve's convinced that he looks, well, 'not straight' with only a moustache.
Well, we had to take one with the Hitler 'stache.
Ahhh. There's the face I fell in love with. :)
I've been seriously giddy since he shaved that thing off. :) It's been like I've seen his face for the first time all over again. Guess you really don't appreciate what you have until you're without the real thing for a while.
Monday, November 5, 2007
|You Are 72% Girly|
You're a pretty girly chick, and you're not ashamed to admit it (or wear pink).
But you're also practical. You can hang with the guys, as long as they're not too gross!
Friday, November 2, 2007
The first thing that caught my attention was when we walked in the door after I picked him up from school. Kathrynn was squealing happily, when Joseph turned to her and yelled "Be Quiet!" with a scowl. He then proceeded to sit at Steve's computer to watch his favorite movie, Madagascar. I hooked him up with goldfish crackers and water, which were easily in reach on the desk, but instead I heard a moan and "fish! fish!" So, I handed him his fish. Next was "ugh.. water!" So, I gave him his water.
This has carried on throughout the last few days since he's been ill. He's been feeling much better today, which proved to me that he's milking this sick thing for all it's got. Everything is accompanied by a moan. "ugh.. shoes" "ugh.. tickle" And then as he went to bed, in his most pathetic voice possible, "night-night Kathrynn." And, after prayers, as he's crawling into bed, he kept saying "amen" over and over in this voice that would make you think it was to be his last word if you didn't know him any better.
He's definitely mastered the "I'm sick, I need as much sympathy as you can muster" bit. Yes, he's learning to be a man. :) Oh, they grow up so quickly...