Monday, July 30, 2007
On Friday, we had the perfect day! It started by going to sleep at about 9 pm on Thursday night so we were rested Friday morning despite Joseph's traditional multiple wakings during the night. Friday morning we took a bike ride along the Potomac River, crossed the Memorial Bridge into DC and went through the city to Grandma's work in Chinatown. We visited Grandma so she could introduce Joseph and Marc to her co-workers. I had to stay in the lobby because I didn't have a photo i.d. with me--and so they rejected me at the security check point!We rode home through the National Mall and joined all the summer DC tourists.
As you know, Joseph is not a great sleeper. We thought it was a miracle he fell asleep during the bike ride!
Next we went swimming. Joseph has no fear in the water! He walks in the baby pool and sometimes loses his balances and goes under--and we have to pull him out. He doesn't cry, but wipes the water from his eyes and keeps going. I am more upset by his going under than he is!
Monday, July 09, 2007
Yesterday, Aunt Rachel offered to take Joseph for the afternoon while Marc and I went to church. Joseph had a great time (as always with Aunt Rachel) and we loved actually going to church instead of wandering the halls following Joseph. He will be old enough for nursery in two months. One friend said it was too bad they don't have a weight limit you have to achieve to go to nursery instead of an age limit. That way Joseph would be able to go--he probably would have been able to go when he was six months old!
We took a trip out to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. It is a beautiful spot where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers converge. There is a lot of history, great old architecture, and beautiful scenery. It is also where Marc embarked on his Appalachian Trail adventure (he hiked over 1000 miles one summer) and also where Marc kissed me for the first time. All of this significance was lost on Joseph, but he really liked the water!
Monday, July 02, 2007
Joseph is a first-rate pointer. I absolutely love that we are communicating now!! He points to show me something (airplane, dog, baby, BALL). If I offer him food, he will point at his choice.
I like this picture because it is such a classis Joseph moment--intently watching something. In just a few seconds, he will abruptly break a huge smile or fling his whole body into a point or starting turning in circles. Joseph loved watching the singing and dancing at the Festival. He was dancing right along. If Joseph hears music, he dances!