Monday, August 08, 2011

My baby boy in a basket

Josiah had another "grandma photoshoot" the other day while I was napping. He clearly hates having his picture taken and is surprisingly patient with long as he has something to chew on!

I just love this little boy so much, words don't even do it justice. He is more fun literally every day and always has something new to show us. He is like a little sponge just soaking things in and learning so fast.

Family photos

Riverview is not only an excellent place for dinner, turns out it is also great for family pictures! We were there with our family a few nights back and as my mom always brings along the camera, we took advantage of the great backdrops for some photos.


Ariel and I took a little trip with Josiah up to Seattle for the night. We had such a good time, we continue to talk about it! It was perfect weather and we had a great hotel near the market and mall and it was just a special time for the 3 of us. We all slept in the same bed which meant we all woke up earlier than normal, but thankfully Seattle had attractions for us at 5:30 a.m. and some Starbucks. We even got to meet up with some friends that were in the D.R. with us, Layne and Caitlin. Josiah was a champion traveller and we timed the driving time (3.5 hours) to his nap time and so he slept through most of it! We are now huge fans of Seattle and can't wait for another trip!


I forgot just how awesome summer in Oregon is. The weather is now perfect, not too hot and not too cold. The evenings are cool which make for a nice walk or just being outside. Josiah thinks summer is also great as he gets to be out all day long (minus nap time). He has eaten his fair share of all the berries that are growing, and thankfully we have frozen lots so he can have them throughout the year. It's even been hot enough a few days to put him in the blow up pool, of course, we had to use hot water!

Old friends and babies

It is so nice to have "old" friends. Friends that you have known for almost all of your life. Jenny and I have been friends since 3rd grade, Bethany and I since high school. How our lives have changed through the years but how special it is to have grown up and changed together. We met up with our little ones at the zoo the other day which was so much fun. Josiah is a bit animal lover so it was clearly a big hit! He smiled and "talked" the whole way through. It's so nice to be back in Oregon for more than a few weeks and be able to do fun things like these!

New Ride

Josiah LOVES going for walks, being outside, and doing all of that in his stroller. I saw a picture of my nephew Gabe in this car and knew Josiah would love it. Love is a bit of an understatement. Josiah can literally be in this car for hours. I know because we've tried. Ariel has taken his for rides at Fred Meyer a few times, and we went to the park and all around town in it! You can tell by the pyjama picture that we car-ride at all hours of the day. Definitely worth every penny of the car purchase price just to see his excitement!