Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Coastal Carolina Fair

Joseph meets the animals . . .
Catching up with our friend Keith. He was the opening act for the evening's entertainment headliner. Check out his website.
On our way to buy Joseph his first Elephant Ear. It was a hit. (momma enjoyed it too.)

Monday, October 29, 2007

You have no idea how exhausting my life is . . .

after all . . . I had to get up early this morning so Momma & Daddy could be at church for worship team practice. Then I spent 2 1/2 hours playing in the nursery while Momma & Daddy taught Sunday School, sang with the worship team and listened to the sermon. Then Momma let me run around the church yard while Daddy finished up some deacon stuff at the church. THEN they took me to lunch at East Bay Deli . . . and expected me to be able to stay awake through lunch? Seriously? It's all just too much for a little guy . . . .

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Outdoor fun. . .

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tickle Me Joseph

Lil' Wild Man

Playing on the big bed. . .

I'm just a cute boy.

Watch me surprise daddy.

That was soooo funny.

I have lots and lots to say.

And then the other day, this happened. . . .

My work here is done.

This give a whole new meaning to . .

square peg/round hole. . . . . or square block in a round ball popper toy. Fortunately, they come out easily.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Thank God I'm a Country Boy

Joseph playing with his John Deere toy that he got from Great-Granddaddy for his birthday.

What goes . . .

thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . . thunk . . . giggle . . .

Friday, October 12, 2007

Playtime in Dinoland . .

temper . . . temper

Why won't it open?
Open! Open!
LET . . . ME . . . THROUGH . . . THE. . . GATE!!!!
Ok - I give up. I'll be a sweet boy now. . .

Little Snuggler

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Joseph's 12-month stats

Joseph had his 12-month doctor appointment yesterday - at 12 months and 12 days old he is:

25 pounds - 80th percentile (slimming down a little with all that walking/running)

32 1/2 inches - 97th percentile (tall like his daddy)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

ADITL of a 1-year-old - afternoon edition

2:30 pm - wake up from nap

2:31 pm - drink milk, eat lunch (pot roast, carrots, potatoes and applesauce - very exciting - I clap my hands a lot during lunch)

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - play with toys in the living room (leave playing card basket alone for now)

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm - run from living room, to my bedroom, to kitchen to see what Momma is making, to the living room, to my bedroom, to the kitchen to see what Momma is making (I scatter toys along the way to leave a trail so I can find my way back - I also find Momma's bucket of wine corks and think they may be fun to chew - Momma didn't think so)

4:15 pm - Momma gives me a taste of what she's been making in the kitchen - homemade tortillas. I love them.

4:30 pm - Momma lets me sit on her lap while she checks her email. This would be more fun if she would let me check my email too. She let me play with a pen instead.

4:45 pm - Auntie Gib comes by to drop off the cake for Uncle Pat's surprise party tonight. I get to stay up late. . . and have cake . . . and ice cream. yum

5:00 pm - Daddy comes home early and surprises me. I am so excited.

5:05 pm - Momma leaves . . . . sometimes she does that . . . but I'm having so much fun with Daddy that I hardly notice.

5:06 - 5:45 pm - playtime with Daddy!

5:45 - 7:15 pm - a little nap so I can stay up late for Uncle Pat's party!

7:15 pm - dinnertime! tortillas and turkey and yogurt. yum. I dumped some of the turkey and tortillas on the floor. Momma said that wasn't a good thing to do.

7:30 pm - outfit change and on to the party!

8:00 - 9:30 pm - party at Uncle Pat's & Auntie Gib's. had cake and ice cream. walked all over the house. had a great time.

9:45 pm - back home. had a little more milk. played a little more . . . then off to bed!

A Day in the Life of a 1-year-old - morning edition

8 am - wake up (in momma and daddy's bed because I woke up at 3 am and both momma and daddy were too tired to try to get me back to sleep in my own bed)

8:05 am - drink some milk

8:15 am - walk between momma & daddy with an open mouth to receive whatever breakfast food they're each willing to give me off their plates

8:30 am - have my own bowl of oatmeal

8:45 am - play with my toys

9 am - cry when daddy leaves for work

9:01 am - play with toys

9:05 am - follow momma into her room and pull videos off shelf

9:10 am - go to living room and empty basket of playing cards

9:11 am - scatter playing cards about after one plastic case opens in spite of rubber band holding it shut

9:12 am - start crumpling up playing cards

9:13 am - wonder why momma is cleaning up the fun playing cards

9:14 am - 10:30 am - play with toys while periodically walking over to momma to give hugs

10:30 am - get a snack, drink some water

10:35 am - sees that baby gate is open and makes a break for the kitchen

10:35:15 am - tries to help momma unload the dishwasher

10:35:30 am - back in living room and emptying playing cards out of basket

10:36 am - *refer to 9:11-9:13 am*

10:39 - 11:00 am - play with toys, walk around living waving arms with great things to say

11:00 - 11:30 am - "helps" momma fold laundry by throwing folded laundry on floor

11:30 am - crawls onto momma's lap, rubbing eyes and yawning

11:45 am - asleep in bed with puppy and blankie . . . .

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Bachelor

We heart Lincee. . . .

You only have a 1st birthday . .

Three times. Here are pictures from his Charleston party (which was also a party to watch the Vols stomp the Bulldogs).


Oh Great Pumpkin

I don't know where to go. . .

Our house now has 2 - yes 2 - working toilets. (and sinks and showers) . . . yay!!!!! We have a little painting to do yet so pictures will be coming after we're done!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

It happened one Friday morning...

I was getting ready to leave for work in our bedroom, something that I do every Monday through Friday morning. As I approached the closed bedroom door, I heard Joseph playing in the foyer between the living room and our bedroom, jabbering something to his mother. I quietly turned the doorknob, slowly opening the door and began to peek out into the foyer. Joseph was sitting with his back to me playing with his favorite toy - my mobile phone. I opened the door a little wider, enough for Joseph to notice that the door had opened. He turned around and saw me, his eyes widening and his mouth beginning to form a smile.

And then it happened...


Joseph has been "talking" for a while, but this was the first time that he communicated appropriately, at least more than the sobs of "mamamama" when he gets hurt.

I don't know how I made it to work after this...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Latest milestones

At 1 - Joseph is:

Walking - everywhere. He's been tottering around for a few weeks but seems to have really taken off in the last week or so and is going full-steam ahead.

Talking. He jabbers constantly and we've been able to interpret Momma, Daddy and night-night so far.

Signing. I haven't been as consistent with this as I should be. . . but he is able to sign "all done" and "milk."

Singing and dancing. Joseph loves to sing and be sung to. I usually get an applause from him after I sing him a song . . . . and there are times when he will sing with me. Maybe someday he'll be able to actually sing the words and be on tune. He also loves to dance when he hears a fun song.

Eating. Joseph loves, loves, loves food. And will eat pretty much anything. He loves Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets and waffle fries. He loves pizza, chinese food, oatmeal, pasta, fruit . . . well, pretty much anything I put in front of him. He also loves, loves, loves ice cream. And when that last bite is gone, you would think that the world has ended and there will never be ice cream again . . . . huge tears and everything.

Cleaning and trashing. Apparently the coffee table is meant to be completely cleaned off - all the time. This is especially bad if we happen to have a drink or bowl of food on it. Also - baskets are supposed to be empty. As are shelves. In fact, pretty much a day doesn't go by without everything within Joseph's reach being dumped on the floor. He trashes. . . I pick up. It's a fun game.

And even more pictures

And I had to throw in a picture of Joseph's little girlfriend, Kennedy. She is 8 days older than Joseph.