Monday, October 22, 2007
Joseph enjoyed his time in the car too. In this picture he was playing--talking, singing under the blanket.
But he didn't want to be gone from the crowd for too long.
Look at this face! Before Rachel and Bryan arrived on Friday, Joseph took a bad fall and got a fat, bloody lip. Since Joseph never slows down, he re-opened the wound several more times during the weekend. Four days later and we're still hoping for a blood-free day!
Last Saturday, Rachel and Bryan were visiting us from DC and we took the trip to West Virginia to join masses of people at Bridge Day.
This is the platform at the edge of the bridge from which the parachuters jump.
This is what is below them when they jump.
We joined the spectators in watching these amazing feats!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Here are a few pictures of everday life.
Joseph reading one of his favorite books.
Joseph in his new train pajamas (thanks Grandma) watching out the window. Joseph watches Dad leave in the mornings from our front window and waves as he rides by on his bike. Speaking of trains, don't forget to ask Joseph what does a train sound like. He does a great "Woo, Woo!"
We took Grandma to our library so Joseph could show her the great activity center they have. Grandma found a book that Joseph can't seem to get enough of. It is a word book--with nouns and the picture, verbs and the picture, etc. Here is a picture of Joseph and Grandma reading this book.
We also took Grandma and Hannah to the park. As I've mentioned before, we live near an elementary school that has a playground. Everytime we pass it, Joseph squeals--and keeps squealing at least until you acknowledge that you, too, see the playground. Grandma felt badly for Joseph that we always kept on driving past the playground so we went to the "Caboose Park." It has a real Caboose--and lots of slides that Joseph enjoys.
In regard to squealing, Joseph also squeals when he sees our house upon returning from a walk or ride, when he sees our car after coming out of a store. He barks when he sees a dog; he tries to say bus "B" when he sees a bus, truck "Tu" when he sees a truck. All of these things he will say very emphatically until you respond. And my personal favorite, "Bease?" in his husky voice when he is trying to say please. How can you turn the kid down?
Marc and Joseph stop along the trail to throw rocks in the stream and wait for Hannah, Grandma and me who were trailing behind.
Toward the end of the hike, Joseph didn't want to be in the backpack carrier anymore so Marc carried him on his shoulders. In this picture you see Hannah beside Marc and Joseph.
Joseph escaped and was ready to keep on going. . .
Grandma helping Joseph pet the horse. Grandma is definitely braver than I am.
Joseph loved seeing the animals--chickens, pigs, turkey, sheep and little lambs, cows, a donkey, a horse . . . and perfect timing because he has really gotten into singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" lately.
October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
There were also bands playing outside in a couple different locations. Marc snapped a picture of us dancing to one of the outside bands.
October 5, 2007
Joseph was so attached to Aunt Hannah. One day after Joseph got up from his nap, he was a little sad. I brought him downstairs and he immediately jumped from my arms and ran to Hannah who was sitting on the floor. He hugged her around the neck for probably 30 seconds solid--a record for Joseph.