Sunday, May 27, 2007

Joseph meets Wyatt

Wyatt is Daddy's best friend, Ryan's, baby boy. Joseph and Wyatt are almost exactly one year apart. This picture shows the babies with their moms. Joseph would rather see the baby than the camera!

After meeting Wyatt, Joseph got to play in the backyard fountain, which he really liked!
May 24, 2007

More Wedding Fun

Joseph and his cousin, Ellie, hugging outside the temple while they wait for Uncle Jacob and the new Aunt Nanitzi.

Joseph and Ellie played outside during the wedding luncheon, which was at a great place looking right on to the beach. Joseph was glad because it was a fun place to play while the grown ups talked and ate inside.

Until "The Fall". . . .This a new face Joseph is sporting an awful lot--scrunched up eyes and nose! Sometimes we can't help but laugh before we kiss it all better. We owe this great picture to Aunt Joanna.

At the San Diego Temple

May 22, 2007 San Diego Temple

Wedding Day

Presenting the new Mr. and Mrs. Jacob and Nanitzi Moore!!! They were married in the San Diego Temple on May 22, 2007

Jacob and Nanitzi have their hands full with the nieces and nephews!

Joseph made new friends--they were blowing bubbles together before Mom knew where Joseph had gone!

Andrew, Grandpa, David, Ryan, Marc and Joseph

Saturday, May 26, 2007

California Fun

Joseph and Marc at Moonlight Beach. May 21, 2007

Joseph and Sarah in the rental car

Joseph and Aunt Catherine

Joseph in his jammies and Mr. Bear at In N Out Burger. What more could a kid ask for?

Joseph Luvs Southwest Airlines

Joseph didn't fly the plane, but made friends with the pilot who invited us up to the cockpit! We were on our way to California for Uncle Jacob's wedding in San Diego.

Joseph also walked up and down the aisle of the plane making friends with everyone!

Mom wanted to stow Joseph in the overhead bin. Daddy prevailed.

Joseph and Daddy stood by the flight attendants as the passengers departed the plane in Las Vegas. Many new friends called Joseph by name as they said their goodbyes. May 19, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day

May 13, 2007
We had a picnic with the Oliphant relatives and friends. It was a beautiful day. Joseph was a little sleepy.

Joseph LOVES Aunt Rachel. When he found out she was over, he did not want to take a nap--he wanted to be in her arms!


Saturday, May 12, 2007
Many of the European Embassies opened for a special open house. We had a great time going to several. Here we are outside of the French Embassy.

This is the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. It was next door to the Austrian Embassy, which we visited, but we wanted a picture in front of this once. However, it seems that we got the fire hydrant as the focus of the picture. I guess you'll just have to trust on that it was a cool building.

Here we are at the German Embassy. Joseph was WONDERFUL all day. Here he was a little sad because he had just had a little fall. He perked back up right--after the picture :)

Riding Bikes

Now that Marc is finished with his evening classes, we have a lot more time with him. He has been driving kids in the ward to seminary and then going straight to work. This means he gets to leave work early and we have a lot of fun in the afternoons. We went for a bike ride along the C&O Canal near the Potomac River. Joseph squealed in delight for most of the trip. We had a picnic and enjoyed the beautiful weather. May 10, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007


We were sick at our house. Joseph and Dady both relaxed in their hoodies and gray sweats!
April 11, 2007

More DC fun

"The fam"

Joseph crawls with the Washington Monument in the background.
Joseph gives great hugs!

Cherry Blossoms

The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin bloom every spring in Washington. It is beautiful!
March 31, 2007

Joseph likes to ride in the baby backpack with Dad. Sometimes when Marc gets home from work, Joseph will start pulling at the backpack, which is stored away. Joseph likes adventures with Dad!

Virginia Spring

Spring in Virginia is BEAUTIFUL! This is a yard we passed when walking the dog.

Marc and Bailey in front of his parent's home

A home in the cul-de-sac. I've actually been watering their indoor plants while they've been gone. Wish I could say the indoor ones look as good as the outdoor ones (I haven't touched these beauties).

May 7, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The King and I

April 30, 2007
Aunt Hannah is in a production of The King and I. Joseph was really enthralled with Aunt Hannah's costume.

Our Joseph

April 29, 2007

Joseph is so much fun! Here is his almost 14 month update:

He has two teeth on the bottom (he was toothless until his first birthday)

He has tried a lot of different foods-- but what he really loves to eat: oatmeal, applesauce, brocoli, refried beans, grapes, veggie curry and rice, sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, squash, Cheerios, and yogurt. He used to love bread--but lately has not wanted it.

He plays peek-a-boo, loves to clap (and assumes any clapping must be for him--and joins right in), and has the most infectious laugh. He has a mischievous streak. If he thinks he is doing something he shouldn't or he thinks he has outsmarted you, he starts giggling! For example, he found a way to climb onto my bed--he thought he was so tricky! He crawled all around laughing.

He is saying a few words. His favorite word is Ball. He loves to play with balls! He sees them everywhere--balloons at the grocery store, those round balls on electric wires, a ball in a book. He loves to play catch with the ball. And he points out balls whenever he sees one--and starts bouncing because he is so excited!

Ball and Banana are the two most distinguishable words he says.

Other sounds that we have concluded are words:
He waves bye-bye and night-night

His newest trick is to growl. He sometimes will bare his two little teeth in his growling.

He likes to read books. At home he lies on the bed with Mom and reads (one of the rare moments when Joseph is still). In Missouri, Joseph has discovered Corduroy board books--he loves them! He brings a book to me when he wants to read. He laughs at certain parts everytime we read it (I haven't figured out what is so funny yet). Often we get to the end and he wants to read it again.

Joseph has continued to stay active since his birth! When he crawls, he thunders across the room. In the stroller he twists and contorts his body or at least bounces his legs the entire time. His latest is to run his fingers over the stroller wheels--while they are turning. He can wiggle out of car seat straps (and grunts and groans and doesn't give up when I tighten the straps).

He still doesn't like to sleep and wakes up multiple times a night. Life is so exciting he can't bear to miss a minute. Luckily, he takes a bottle well now so Dad and I trade off getting up with him.

He is walking now. He walks more than crawls. I have a feeling it won't be walking for long. He will be running. And we will be running to keep up with him!

Zoo trip

April 28, 2007 St. Louis Zoo
Joseph loves Aunt Hannah. He wants to be with her all the time.
Joseph liked riding on the Zoo train
With Grandma and Grandpa
He is very interested!

Joseph in Missouri

Joseph and Mom took a long trip to Missouri so Dad could finish up his papers for school.
He is having a great time. Aunt Hannah and Uncle Andrew chase him around as he laughs and squeals! They have also taught him to sneak up behind people and start tickling them. In this picture he is playing peek-a-boo, which is a favorite!
He is walking more than crawling now!
Here is a pre-haircut picture of Joseph playing the piano (I was blinded by wanting to keep his baby curls and not realizing how red-neck he was starting to look). He plays and starts to "sing" whenever he gets to the keyboard. He starts dancing whenever he hears music--Uncle Andrew playing the piano,the car radio or even background music on TV.