Monday, December 11, 2006

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Here is the picture I was going to send out in a Christmas card, but never did! Joseph and I head to Missouri tomorrow for Christmas. Marc will join us closer to the big day. We'll post lots of pictures of Joseph's first Christmas.

Santa Who?

Tired Baby

Our trip downtown to see the White House, the national Christmas tree, Union Station and the model train was very fun, but led to a very tired Joseph!




O Holy Night



Grandma and Joseph love spending time together. When Joseph hears Grandma's footsteps outside our door in the mornings, he gets very excited. Here they are enjoying a special Christmas moment (if we had sound you could tell it plays "O Holy Night")

Christmas Baby

Monday, November 27, 2006

Beach Fun

We had a great time exploring and relaxing!





From Coast to Coast








Last year on the day after Thanksgiving we were at the Pacific Ocean; this year the Atlantic.

Thanksgiving in Williamsburg




Since Daddy is allergic to turkey, our family tradition doesn't include a big turkey dinner. In fact, it seems we have a tradition of a road trip. This year to Colonial Williamsburg. And then on to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Joseph didn't mind missing the turkey, and Mom got to eat Grandma and Grandpa's leftovers when the road trip was over.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Exploring DC




We took the metro downtown, picked a random metro stop and decided to explore. We saw Howard University, Catholic University, met some monks-in-training, and much, much more!

University of Virginia




We took a road trip to Charlottesville, VA to visit the campus and check out a graduate program for Marc. We fell in love with the campus--maybe because we were there early on a Saturday morning in the fall. Beautiful leaves, no students! We had a great day--especially since we learned we had the wrong day for the grad school open house! We got to explore the town, then take the Blue Ridge Scenic Parkway to visit Buena Vista. We had a wonderful time--and an excuse to go back the next week for the real open house.

Friendly Joseph





Joseph continues to make friends everywhere we go. He is such a happy, friendly baby. Here is a picture of him on the metro--he is insistent that people notice him. He will contort himself trying to catch someone's eye--until they smile at him and he is content to have satisfied his goal.

Joseph's First Halloween



Joseph wore a little "My First Boo" sleeper for Halloween (Marc didn't dress Joseph up in an elaborate costume as I had expected). Joseph was interested in chewing on the plastic pumpkin. Other than that, Joseph wasn't quite into the holiday yet. In fact, he was still adjusting to the end of Daylight Savings. Marc had to work pretty hard to keep Joseph awake long enough to see the Halloween display he created for the Trick or Treaters! No trick-or-treating for Joseph --maybe next year. Actually, I think Marc is hoping that next year he and Hannah can throw a Halloween party together. She won him over with her Fear Factor party last yearr.

At the park


Halloween morning at the park. Some of the other children we saw were dressed up. Joseph was content to swing.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Roommates?




Bonnie and I were roommates in Provo and Salt Lake City. Now both of our husbands work in Fairfax County and we're moms to boys the same age. Maybe Joseph and Benjamin will be roommies someday, too. Until then, we will have lots of other adventures like visiting Frying Pan Park.
October 21, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Go Tandem



Marc bought a tandem bike on our Columbus Day weekend trip to the Outerbanks in North Carolina.

At Church with Aunt Elizabeth

City Baby




Joseph in the metro station, with a helicopter at the Pentagon during the Air Force Memorial Dedication, and on the National Mall.
Saturday, October 14, 2006

Exploring Eastern Market



Joseph explored with Daddy and met a new friend, Madison

Eastern Market with Aunt Rachel




Aunt Rachel took us to Eastern Market for Breakfast

Auntie Wonderful


Joseph with his Aunt Elizabeth (aka Auntie Wonderful)

Brrr!


October 14, 2006

Moore Cousins


Joseph with his cousins on the Moore side and Grandma. This is all of the grandkids except the oldest, Lexy.
September 27, 2006

Fall Fun



September 26, 2006

Apple Picking







Joseph liked to suck the juice off the apple and pretend he was eating it. He also liked the tractor that pulled us on the wagon.

Day Trip!





Joseph gets his first ride on the FERRY! Inside the mini van and outside the mini van.