Over a year late(r)...

Haven’t been here in a while? Clearly, neither have we… It’s been a hectic year for our entire family and that’s not about to change any time soon. In fact, our little gang is about to uproot and move back to California. (It goes without saying that the title of this blog might have to change if we continue updating it at all.)

Still, the archives of this blog contain a wealth of experience and knowledge for any new parent who is wondering what to expect between conception and about 3-years. It’s a pretty amazing journey and I’m awed every time time read back through the pages contained here.

Josiah is now 4-years old. He talks so much that it’s hard to get a word in edge-wise. He’s got a pretty bad temper sometimes, but mostly he is very sweet. He loves animals, dinosaurs, babies, food… He’s really becoming his own person. It’s pretty fun to watch him coming up with his own ideas and aspirations… There is already so much knowledge already stored up in that little head of his.

It’s going to be hard to transition away from Kansas City — we have a lot of family and friends here, not to mention all of the stuff we enjoy about the city itself. But, Josiah’s new adventure will be just as fun to observe as his growing up is. The great part is that we all get to do it together.

So, the next time we write in this blog (if we do), it will be in a much different context. In the meantime, feel free to experience the adventure we’ve had for the last four years by perusing the archives.

Until next time!

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Three-years old!!!

This morning, Josiah was playing with toys downstairs in the living room while I was in the shower upstairs. At some point, I heard the playing stop, I heard running, and I heard a door shut. I got out of the shower and came downstairs to see what was going on. Josiah had run to the bathroom, got his step stool, stepped up to put his potty seat on the toilet, and sat down to go poopoo.

Seriously. Can you believe it?

He’s done this to go peepee once before (the other day), but this is the first time that he has ever done something like this. It’s incredible. We are so proud.

Today, Josiah turns three-years old…

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Crown Center Pumpkin Patch photos...

This post is about a week late, but the pictures were just too cute to pass up… We recently went to the Crown Center Pumpkin Patch with a bunch of friends and had a blast. See for yourself…

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Chair!

Josiah finally has a chair of his own…

Chair!

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We ordered the “medium” version, but for some reason they sent us the “large.” He’ll definitely grow into it, though… He hasn’t really taken to sitting on it all of the time, but we’re sure he will. In any case, he needed a smaller chair that he could lounge in. Looks like this will do the job just fine.

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"When I'm older..."

Josiah has quite a list of “When I’m olders” going these days.

What’s a “When I’m older”? You know, those things that kids say they’re going to do when they get older. In Josiah’s case, this might sound like, “When I’m older, I will ride a bike.” He usually says it with a very serious look on his face and a dramatic nod of the head.

Anyway, we thought it would be fun to start documenting some of these things. These are all things that he’s actually said.

When I’m older…

  • ...I will ride a bike.
  • ...I will climb a ladder.
  • ...I will climb a tree.
  • ...I will stand on the roof.
  • ...I will stand in the street.
  • ...I will drink coffee.
  • ...I will drink tea.
  • ...I will drink Dr. Pepper.
  • ...I will drink Root Beer.
More to come…

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No explanation necessary...

Bed Hog

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Videos!

I almost forgot to mention that we’ve uploaded some videos of Josiah to YouTube. You can view them here.

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