Friday, March 28, 2008

Baby's first phone call and other happenings

Apparently last weekend Joseph decided to give his buddy Mary a call. I had just called her to firm up plans for contra dancing that night and then I must have handed Joseph the phone to play with as I often do (when I am really in need of something to entertain him). She says she received a call from my number and could hear Joseph making baby noises on the other end! She had a little chat and then told him “tell your mom I will see her tonight.” Maybe Joseph was trying to get in on the contra dancing action? And why isn’t there a space in my baby book for “baby’s first cell phone call?”

Today Joseph's beloved daycare provider told me that she has hardly ever seen a child who dump's things, moves things, and generally tears things apart as much as Joseph!! She has a lot of experience on which to base this observation (2 children, used to be the director of daycare center, now runs a home daycare). I guess this explains why I spend all day running after him trying to clean up his messes . . .

Still no walking (I am trying not to think of this as a hurry, but it is so hard to resist). However, he is completely competent and very FAST at cruising along holding onto furniture. Last weekend he even started letting go. It only happens when he is very distracted and only last for a couple seconds. How fast things change!

I am trying hard to come up with a post that doesn't have to do with Joseph, but I haven't thought of anything yet . . .

And finally, for the benefit of Jenn (my vegetarian best friend):


  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Roast Beef
  • Hot Dog (whatever that is)
  • Sausage
  • Corned Beef (Saint Patty's Day)
  • Hamburger
  • Beef Stew
  • Salmon

But he does really love tofu too!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A few Easter pics

I love this pictures of the cousins!

Egg coloring

Easter Basket (bucket)

Easter egg hunt at our house

I have a bunch more recent pictures to post so check back soon. Hope everyone is well!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cute curly haired guy

Excuses for not taking lots of photos lately:
  • It seems like Joseph has been sick for the last month. He has had everything from croup to RSV to an ear infection and of course lots of not so attractive snottyness. Nothing has seemed to bother him much (except when it comes to sleep) it just hasn’t been very picturesque.
  • Last week he also got quite a shiner--his first black eye. Not too pretty.
  • We are currently redoing our kitchen so the house is completely torn apart.
  • Last week I decided to try and knit Joseph a sweater. I really have no idea what I am doing, but I am hoping my enthusiasm will make it work out. I have been working on it obsessively.
  • I have finally started working. Only one day a week and at the local bookstore (pattern?) but it's a start.
  • Lots of time has been spent nursing my wounded pride. I have lost the bet. Joseph is not walking yet. He is trying though. He is just one big ball of energy. He cruises everywhere. Fast. And he is quite the climber. Besides the always great fun of climbing up the stairs, he climbed onto the couch for the first time yesterday and today he climbed right up one of those Fisher Price play slides. So actually I would say most of my time is spend chasing him around.

However Jenn has been harassing me so much I finally took a few pictures yesterday and today.

Beautiful boy. Look at those curls!


Cruising around

Things change fast around here.