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…
It appears that Josiah’s second year was pretty poorly documented here on the blog. So many things have gone on this year, that it’s been hard to keep up. Not only has Josiah grown a lot (as evidenced by the photo below), but he’s gone through several mental and emotional developments as well. Not only that, but the family has gone through a lot as a whole too (like in November when Daddy got to begin trying his hand at being Mr. Mom). Nevertheless, we never stopped taking pictures and recording videos. Our documentation — though hidden from the public eye — has continued on.
It is amazing that Josiah is already three. He’s become so independent. He’s a good helper. He’s sweet and kind and polite. He loves meeting and being with people. He’s really an amazing little kid…
Most of the time.
I can also tell you that he can throw tantrums that would knock the socks off of the most seasoned parents. And, boy, can he be mean.
But, that’s what growing up is all about, right? Most of the time, Josiah is pretty special (as everyone he knows will tell you). Other times? Well, we’ll just call them learning experiences.
We love our little guy. He’s just as much a friend to us as he is our son.
Happy birthday Josiah!
Fun pictures, ensue…
(Click for larger versions — at Flickr.)
If you click on the pictures, you’ll not only get to see larger versions, but a little description (or, at least, the titles) of the photos as well.
Maybe we’ll be a little more present here on the blog for Josiah’s third year!