Monday, June 28, 2010

The Wedding

So, Paige's mommy got married to Todd. We love Todd.
He is so good to us! He is already a great daddy to all of us!
He has a 12...well almost 13... year old daughter named Aubree!
It is confusing around our house with 2 Aubrey(e)'s!

The wedding was Saturday March 20th,
of course we flew out just a few days later to get Josh.
Paige's mom found out she was going to be a
granny on her honeymoon!
So - that is a lame excuse for not blogging about this great wedding
but that is our excuse!

The Happy Couple - Todd and Lu

Paige getting her Mom ready!

Paige putting the flower on Mike

Paige putting the flower on Garrett,
we promise it was not as bad as it looks!

Aubree walking her Daddy Todd down the aisle

Paige greeting guests after the wedding

Paige and Nick

Paige's brother Mike, and his darling wife Summer

Garrett with the two Aubrey(e)s

New sister Aubree after the ceremony

Family Pictures, don't we all look smashing?!

Now, this is more like it!

All the kids!
Aubrey, Mike, Aubree, Garrett, Paige

The family. Mom, geeze, you are so light! :)

Us kids being kids.
Paige's famous monkey face
Mike dying laughing
Aubrey pondering
Garrett and his news caster face...
and poor new sister Aubree
is so thinking what have I gotten into?!!

The wedding party
ready to eat.
The food was delicious!

Mom and Daddy Todd's first dance
Mommy dancing with Mike

Mommy dancing with Garrett

Todd dancing with his Aubree

Nick and our nephew Gus dancing with the bride!

The cake.
Paige made the bouquets.

So cute.
Paige's idea!
Todd and Mom loved it!

Trying to get into the car.
There were at least 100 balloons
Paige is still out of breath!
We had a great time! It was so fun to get all dressed up!
We all had fancy dresses and tuxes.
We danced the night away.
It was a huge party!
Congratulations Mom and Todd - We love you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

8 months and Father's Day

Yesterday we celebrated Josh being 8 months old,
and Nick's FIRST official Father's Day!

Josh is 8 months old!

Josh is so much fun!! Even though the poor kid can't catch a break on being sick! Don't mind the booger nose in these pictures - some battles are not worth it! :) Plus his nose is sore.

Things to remember about Josh at 8 months:

* He loves to giggle

* He is a mover! He grabs the carpet and pulls himself along!

* He has a new face - the scrunchy face - it is adorable! He wrinkles up his nose so cute!

* He has the biggest smile

* He waves

* He loves to eat!

* He gives the best kisses! But mostly just to Mommy!

* He loves to roll and roll and roll

* He loves kids. He has such a blast when we are with his cousins

* He loves paper

* He jabbers all the time! Dadadadada and Babababa

* He has a new screech that we do not like

* He loves company in the back seat

* He is better at sitting up

* He reaches out to be held

* He loves the shower and bath tub

We are just so happy to have him in our family! We love him to pieces - and we can't imagine life without him!

Nick's First Official Father's Day

Nick and Josh pulling faces for the camera! Josh's mouth was open twice this size until I took the picture! I love my silly boys!

Nick is the best dad ever! Serious! The bond between Josh and Nick is indescribable. The way they look at each other - is so cute! I have been privileged to watch as Nick just take on the father role so easily. He is such a great example to Josh - I can't wait to see all the amazing things Nick is going to teach Josh.

Don't' you think these are the two most handsome boys ever?!! I'm pretty lucky!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Catch Up

Well Josh had his 8 month doctors appointment today. We had 8 months instead of 9 - because he needed some immunizations before he was 8 months old. Here are his stats for today:

Weight: 15 pounds 14 ounces - 4%
Height: 28 1/4 inches - 78%

Sadly for little Josh - he has been sick the past 4-5 days. He stated with an upset tummy, and then came the vomiting, poop, and fevers. He had been all smiles until yesterday. And to top it all off at his appointment today, we found out he has a super duper bad ear infection. SAD BOY!! Needless to say we have done more laundry this past week then ever before, and we are pros at taking apart the car seat for cleaning! We hope our Joshy gets feeling better soon!

We have so many other updates!!

We went to Minersville the middle of April for Nick's cousin Ali's homecoming from her mission! It was Josh's first time to Minersville, to Grandma and Grandpa's and his first time playing in their 'park!'

Josh and Aryale swinging in Grandma and Grandpa's 'park'

Josh Swinging with Grandma!

Josh's first - very short - 4 wheeler ride with Uncle Gus and Shakell!

Welcome to Minersville Josh! Daddy's hometown!

Aunt Ashley graduated in May with her teaching degree!
Josh looks so happy for her! Don't you think!

Our niece, Aryale got baptized the same day Ashley graduated! So we all headed up to Minersville to celebrate! It was so neat to watch her dad baptize and confirm her! Afterwords, we got a picture with all 9 grandkids with Grandma and Grandpa!

We've had lots of new friends for Josh to meet!

This is the Arnold Family. Their dad works with Nick. They recently adopted Keegan, also from Georgia! We are so excited for Josh to have such a fun new friend! We had a great time at their house in May - homemade pizza, Krave yogurt, and fun visiting! Thanks Arnolds!

Craig, Sarah, and Christopher Yerke, came and spent the weekend with us in May! We had a blast! We always love when the Yerke's come - they seriously crack us up!!! Christopher is just a month older than Josh - he is such a happy baby! And he is so tall because his parents are both GIANTS! We love you Yerke's! Come visit anytime!

Of course, we love Blair! We were over at the Albrecht's for Blair's birthday in May, and Blair just loved putting his hat on Josh! Josh liked it too!

Camrie, our favorite neighbor, and girlfriend, turned one in May! Because of the bad weather, the party was moved from the park to the garage! We had a great time!
This is Josh with our 'adopted' Grandpa Webb!

This is Josh with our 'adopted' Grandpa Smith!

Wow Andrea! You've got Josh and the cute birthday girl, Camrie!

A few days after Camrie's birthday party, we were watching the Webb kids, and we decided to go for a short walk. Braxton rode his bike with Nick, Tanner rode his bike alongside Paige while she pushed Josh and Camrie - in the same stroller! Josh and Camrie actually got along really well, and they were laughing at each other!

Josh and Camrie, enjoying a bottle together after the walk

For Memorial Day, we spent the day with Paige's family. We cleaned graves in Pinto, and then on to New Castle. Then we had a BBQ in Enterprise with lots of Paige's aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was a great day!

This is Josh with Paige's Grandma and Grandpa!

Some of Paige's family at Grandma and Grandpa's graves.
Don't try to find Nick, he was taking the picture!

Paige's immediate family doing the 'grandma pose!' She always did this off of the porch as we drove away!

Paige's Grandma and Grandpa's house.
We took Josh there for a quick picture.
Paige loved her grandparents, and has so many good memories at their home!

The first week of June, we took Josh to Grandma Luey's house for his first swim! The water was still a little cool, but he loves the water! He had a great time splashing around!

Josh looking so dang HOT!

Swimming with Mommy

Daddy and Josh, don't mind the pink tube! We'll buy boy toys soon!

Always have to have a good spit-up after the swim!

On Monday June 7th, Josh started day care. Our hospital provides services for the employees, so lucky us! Josh had a rough first day, which involved lots of tears. So sad. Tuesday was a great day, and then Wednesday and Thursday the tummy bug got him - he was still very happy even though he was throwing up and having blow-outs!

First day at day care with Mommy!

First day at day care with Daddy!

Over the last weekend, we got to go to Orem to meet with Josh's social worker, to have our second post-placement visit. We drove up Thursday night after work, and planned on returning home Saturday. The visit was great. The traveling was not. Josh was sick on the way up, and then Paige woke up with the tummy bug on Friday morning. We had our visit, met up for a minute with Tyler and Camille (our friends from Indiana) and then headed home early. There is nothing like being at home in your own bed when you don't feel good!

Of course we had to stop by Temple Square!
It was raining, but we toured the Visitor Centers, Beehive home,
Joseph Smith Memorial, and the temple grounds.