Sunday, June 27, 2010

jonah's baptism

Ta da! Jonah is all shiny and new and baptized! Here are pictures for Grammie and Papa and everyone else who couldn't be there... (and don't worry... Jonah also missed his baptism... he slept through the whole thing).

Monday, June 21, 2010

welcome to kansas

Hip hip hooray! Kansas Jay was born today! That's Joe's newest cousin, born to Jason and Paige this very morning. Congratulations! We are waiting (patiently?) to see pictures of your new little girl!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

25 weeks

I've started counting... well, keeping track.


That's as far as I got in teaching Joe how to say "Happy Father's Day." (... although earlier in the week he did announce, "This is Joe's book" so we're excited about a first sentence.)

Anyway, it was a happy day... a happy weekend, really... due in great part to a happy, happy daddy. We were glad to spoil you this weekend and love you so much.


Monday, June 14, 2010

a day to remember

Today is Joe's Baptismal anniversary... one year ago today he was welcomed into his Church family. So that's the day we planned on remembering - June 14, 2009.

But what we will probably remember more is today - June 14, 2010 - for the following reasons:

1. Today Joe was diagnosed as having Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. Probably a gift from someone at the library or the park. He has an all-over-body rash of bumpy red dots. Should last about a week.
2. While we were at the doctor's office, getting the above diagnosis, he backed into the heater (which was ON, in June, on a super hot day) and burned the back of his legs. Complete with blisters.
3. And then we went home to play, only to have a horrible bookshelf incident... won't go into the details but you can see in the pictures the damage done.

That's it. Joseph is sleeping now so that should be all that happens in one day.

Joe is a pretty resilient guy... cries when it hurts but those tears can easily turn into giggles if I do something silly. So we still had a little Baptism party at supper... lit his candle, ate cupcakes, and gave him a gift of new trucks (um, religious trucks, of course).

Happy Baptism Day, Jojo. Let's try to have fewer danger days in the future.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


This is Joseph's bath and my belly. Week 23 (of Inside Baby's life, not the length of time we've been bathing Joseph).

it's raining, it's pouring

... our backyard is flooding.

When it rains (and it did today... a lot and very fast) our backyard collects all of our neighbours runoff. This would be great, if we wanted a pool. But we do not. Okay, Joe does. But he can't have one.

Friday, June 11, 2010

table manners with Mr. Cary

Thanks, Mr. Cary, for coming to stay with us for a while and teaching Joe how to use a knife and fork. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

story time

Thanks, Moynihans, for a fun day in London at Storybook Gardens. We are glad to run around and play with you anytime.

Pictured below:
1. Joe
2. Liam
3. Emma and the chicken pox
4. An otter

Thursday, June 3, 2010

great... now I can put my feet up and drink some lemonade

(He really does cry when I try to take the vacuum away.)

(Oh, and he also put this bouncy chair together for the baby this morning. Hard worker.)