Saturday, February 28, 2009

like father, like son, like monkeys

Thank you, Dhas Family, for the monkey shirts! We managed to figure out which shirt belongs to which monkey.

Friday, February 27, 2009

to my daddy

Happy Birthday, to my daddy.

I love you, love you, love you. Thank you for your big hands that hold me, your big faith that prays with me, and your big heart that loves me.

I hope I am big like you someday.

Love, Joseph

Thursday, February 26, 2009


When Joseph is sad...
he is very, very sad.

(You'd be sad too if you had a cartoon parrot sitting on your head.)

Monday, February 23, 2009

the Joseph Show

Today we are showcasing some of Joseph's newest talents, including:

1) laughing at mom (I stick my tongue out and Joseph laughs... gets him everytime)
2) bringing his hands to his mouth (intentionally... sometimes)
3) blowing bubbles (ie. drooling)
4) but not yet standing up and walking to the kitchen (thank goodness. he's only 2 months old)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

standard reading

Thanks, Mom, for the subscription to The Shaunavon Standard. Joseph enjoys keeping up to date on all the goings-on in Shaunavon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

measuring up

At two months, Joseph is 11 pounds, 1.5 ounces and is 24.5 inches long. This puts him between the 95th and 97th percentiles for his age... not that that really matters when you are only two months old.

(Despite predictions, he is not taller than Gillian's cousin Carrie... yet.)

Monday, February 16, 2009

laundry day

Today is Family Day in Ontario (= a day off work). We're celebrating by vacuuming and doing laundry and loving our son (all at once).

Joseph was exactly two months yesterday at 12:54 p.m. He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow so we will find out how much he weighs and how long he is and all the important things that doctors know about 2 month old babies.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

happy Emily day

Today was party day at the Flaherty house in celebration of Emily's 9th birthday. Here's Joseph and the birthday girl...

... and here's Joseph getting all the attention instead of the birthday girl. (It was okay... Emily was outside playing by this time. She was cool with it.)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Joseph spent his first Valentine's Day with Ava Chung, a little friend who was born just four days after he was. Mostly they ate and slept, but had a few short minutes of visiting. Joseph found Ava most charming, and was really bowled over by her loveliness and prettiness but mostly her lack of balance (well, his, too).


Happy St. Valentine's Day
- from Joseph

Sunday, February 8, 2009

the star wears stripes

Some pictures of what Joseph is doing today (... "being doted on by his parents" pretty much sums it up...).

(See? This picture has "doting" written all over it.)

He's our star and we are so glad for it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

hi Alison

Thanks for checking our website every day. Here are pictures of us in the Canadian snow, for you to enjoy under the Australian sun.

We walk... Joseph naps.