Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Joseph's no-fail guide to rolling

Follow these easy steps and you, too, can be rolling. 

Step 1: Start in a relaxed position, lying on back. Begin swinging arms and legs.

Step 2: Tuck arms in. Swing right leg over left.

Step 3: Lift head using super strong neck and stomach muscles. Lean left. 

Step 4: Keep going.

Step 5: Voila. The results may surprise even yourself. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

more jumping

We just can't get enough.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


See Joseph's soother? He put it there himself. Such a big boy. 


Saturday, April 18, 2009


This week Joseph is:
1) the recipient of another doctor Stamp of Approval;
2) 13 pounds 10.5 ounces;
3) 26.5 inches long;
4) keenly interested in his toes;
5) jumping through the roof (see below);
6) holding his head up high during tummy time;
7) practicing sit-ups;
8) still puking;
9) loving the outdoors; and
10) laughing, laughing, laughing (also see below).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

four months

Joseph is four months old today. And, yes, he is a monkey. How lucky are we to have a monkey.

Monday, April 13, 2009

son shine

This weekend we introduced Joseph to Easter and thanked God for His Son, our son, and the sun. And among the grand festivities were hot cross buns, an Easter egg hunt (mostly as a photo op... Joseph didn't really get it), Church, Easter lunch with the Flaherty Family, and a walk along Daffodil Path.

Life is good. Alleluia, alleluia.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

not eggsactly what we planned...

Easter egg decorating...

We started out well... Joseph demonstrated vigour and curiosity... 

... but then...

He fell asleep in his bouncy chair. Joseph never falls asleep in his bouncy chair. But that's how boring he must find the "arts."

he's happy and he knows it

Joseph's new grin... kind of like a toss-your-head-back-Hollywood-style kind of grin.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

to Ireland, from Joseph

This is Ireland and today she is 2!! 

Happy Birthday, dear Ireland! Joseph sends you the following message...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

finally, part deux

And now we have finally finished the mobile for Joseph's room... David handled the construction, I made the giraffes, and Joseph was in charge of squealing with glee.

Friday, April 3, 2009

in the movies

Joseph loves the webcam on our new iMac. He likes to watch himself on the screen... oh, vanity.