Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kids Quest Museum

Back in October we went with our friends Bob, Patti and their little guy, Caleb, to Kids Quest up in Factoria. It was a fun place to let the boys explore and play. They have all sorts of activities for kids to do. Andrew's favorite thing was the capes they had for dressing up. He was going around pretending he was "Thunder Head" the superhero. Bob even took him over to the face painting station to put thunderbolts on his cheeks. Josiah liked the area they have for toddlers where they can play with light switches, trains, etc. We also put Josiah in the superhero cape, although he had difficulty walking while he was wearing it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fall Fun

A little while ago it was sunny outside, so we decided to do some work/playing in the backyard. Micah mowed the lawn, I raked the leaves and the boys had fun playing in the leaves. Andrew had lots of fun jumping into the piles I made for him. Josiah liked watching Daddy mow, and enjoyed pointing at him.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, before Halloween, we went to the Cove in Normandy Park for their Halloween party for kids. A few years ago Micah's cousin, Laura, gave us this cute dinosaur costume and now Andrew finally fits into it. Micah thought it would be cute for Josiah to be a dinosaur egg so we made him an egg costume, but I never got around to making his hat. Oh well. At the Halloween party they had different games for the kids to play. The boys were a bit young for most of them, but I think they still had fun. And it was nice that when they finished a game they got a prize (a little puzzle, playdough, etc.)
After the party we came home to carve pumpkins. Andrew ended up falling asleep on the couch before we carved his. I guess he was tuckered out from the party.
Josiah loved the glowing pumpkin!
Monday nights are when our Missional Community (church small group) meets at our house, so we decided to combine our MC and trick or treating. Micah put up a "big screen" and hooked up a projector in the garage and had Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin playing. We also had hot chocolate and apple cider. We were able to visit with some of our neighbors, and we had a fun night.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Josiah at 12 Months

Here are some recent pictures of Josiah. Recently I let him try out using a spoon to feed himself. He loves it, and does pretty good for the most part. If he is really hungry he gets frustrated that he can't get the food in fast enough. He also tends to make a big mess, so I pick and choose what I am willing to let him get all over the kitchen floor.
The other morning I came in to get him, and he was sitting like this. I thought it was so cute I had to get a picture, but of course he got mad since I didn't get him out right away. I am still nursing him just for his morning feeding, and he wants to eat right away when he wakes up.
A week after his birthday he took his first steps, and now he is walking all over the place. He can even go long distances. It amazes me how balanced he is, for only walking less than a month. Some cute things he has been doing lately are: giving open mouthed kisses, clapping when he is excited, saying, "nigh nigh da da" (night, night daddy). He is such an adorable little guy we love him so much!