Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
for the second time . . . .
my sweet smelling (usually) angel smelled somewhat not so sweet soon after I had changed another not-so-sweet smelling diaper earlier this evening. So I did the diaper check - you know - where you use one index finger to pull back the top of the back of the diaper so you can peer into it and see if something foul awaits. Only - I didn't even have to peer. Immediately my index finger came into contact with goo. "OOOOOH" and I rushed to the bathroom to scrub my finger and scrub it some more. (thank you Christopher for refilling the soap dispenser). Joseph just giggled.
Posted by Emilie at 6:33 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I was reading one of Joseph's favorite books last night before he went to bed. We went through the Cow saying Moo and the Sheep saying Baa. We talked about the singing pigs and then the "no, no - that isn't right" . . . . and as I was reading "Pigs say oink". . . a loud voice beside me was saying. . ."O! . . . I!. .. . N! . . . K!"
silly boy - but he sure does love his letters . . .
Posted by Emilie at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Joseph had a playdate with Connor at the Children's Museum this morning and had a ton of fun. We followed that with a trip to Wal-mart and then met up with some moms and kids at Chick-fil-a for lunch. With all the construction on the house it's been hard for Joseph to get a good nap in the afternoon - so my plan was that he would fall asleep in the car on the way home and then I would transfer him to our bed. This usually works if I'm transferring him to the crib - but he immediately woke up and started bouncing around. I let him play for awhile and then I put in his favorite movie. He made it through about 3/4 of it before it finally all caught up with him.
Posted by Emilie at 4:25 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
the food is finger-squishing good.
And in other news - click here for a profile featured in this edition of The Catalyst (MUSC's student paper) which references Santi's . . . among other things.
Posted by Emilie at 6:40 PM
"love you dada"
"love you mama"
just makes you want to eat him all up.
Posted by Emilie at 5:17 PM
Friday, August 22, 2008
You've probably noticed that Joseph's vocabulary has grown quite a bit in recent months. Given that he's a boy and boys usually take longer to talk, it's been really nice to be able to have conversations and to be understood. Of course, I still don't always understand him but that's getting better too.
Here is an example of a conversation we have several times a day:
me: yes, Joseph. . .
Joseph: Momma? Why blah de blah du blah bo blah
me: well Joseph - I'm not sure but how about we change your diaper?
Joseph: huh uh! (while running into the other room)
me: yes, Joseph . .
Joseph: Momma? How blah du blah bo blah
me: well Joseph - I don't know exactly what you're saying so why don't we pick this conversation back up when I can understand the rest of your words
Joseph: (thinks his momma is silly)
Very inquisitive little guy. . . can't wait to until he can actually ask all the questions and I can actually understand them. . . and answer them. . . over and over and over and over and over. . .
Posted by Emilie at 10:50 AM
So - monogramming is great - but what do you do with all your monogrammed items when your child outgrows it? You give it to another, very appreciative, child with the same name. Thanks to Melanie and Joseph for this hand-me-down. Our Joseph loves it.
Posted by Emilie at 10:26 AM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
So many of you Lil' Big Joe fans know that there were some concerns that he might have a little lazy eye issues. We took him to our pediatrician who didn't see anything but referred us to a great ophthalmologist at MUSC's Storm Eye Clinic. The results are that Joseph looks a bit like his momma and inherited the wide-set eyes she also had as a toddler. Because of the broad bridge between his eyes and the heavy folds in the corners, he appears to be a bit cross-eyed or have a lazy eye at times. As his face develops, the appearance of this should go away.
So - no eye-patch. No dressing him up like a pirate and saying "he's going through a pirate phase." But at least he knows how to say "arrrrrgh" now.
Posted by Emilie at 3:51 PM
When I was in Indy for the 4th of July, I picked up this Curious George jack-in-the box at Mass Ave. Toys. It's a fabulous toy store - lots of vintage, wooden and educational toys. Visit it if you ever get the chance. Back to my story. . . . . . Joseph loves this toy and after he turns the crank and George pops up, he brings it to me to push George back down and says "BYE GEORGE!"
(the next installment of Mass Ave. Toys will feature the vintage ABC magnets I picked up this past weekend)
Posted by Emilie at 1:07 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
C. reading the letters on the back of the tray table in front of you.
6. Joseph loves She-crab soup. That's our Charleston boy!
Posted by Emilie at 4:18 PM
Posted by Emilie at 3:12 PM
Monday, August 11, 2008
This past weekend we celebrated the wedding of "uncle" Eddie and "auntie" Lindsay. Unless I've missed my count, we (The Breakfast Club) just celebrated our 9th wedding. We've also expanded by 4 children. Wedding #9 and child #5 are both expected in October. Joseph had a lot of fun dancing with daddy. . . and momma . . .and "aunts" and "uncles.""Uncle" Eric entertained Joseph with cars and goldfish.Jason & Tina - soon-to-be parents. . . even Schlanger showed up. . .
Posted by Emilie at 5:44 PM
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Posted by Emilie at 11:25 AM
Our camera died on Thursday while at Animal Kingdom so we're relying on others for these pictures. Here are some I borrowed from Megan. More to come later when I can get the ones off of Grandpa's camera.
Posted by Emilie at 11:17 AM
Posted by Emilie at 11:14 AM
On Day 5 - affectionately known as Shetler Family T-shirt Day - we went to Animal Kingdom. The rain didn't keep us down.
We went to a character breakfast at the Tusker House. Fun for the kids - not so much for the adults. We must really love the kids.
Kimmy hitches a ride.
Joseph was a trooper and took a nice long stroller nap in the afternoon.
Another great thing that happened on Day 5 - we benefited from Disney's "Year of a Million Dreams." Uncle Christopher took the kids on a ride and when they got in line a worker asked them to step to the side so she could give them a prize. They each got a certificate with their name and date. Then they got to go straight to the front of the line and get on the ride. When the ride was over, they got to stay in their seats and ride again. Thank you Disney for this surprise.
Posted by Emilie at 10:31 AM