Monday, October 25, 2010

1 year dr appointment

***Birthday Party Post Below This One ***
Josh had his ONE YEAR Doctor Appointment today.
He was tired.
It was nap time.
He was needing a snack.
He has 2 new teeth coming in.
Needless to say . . .
He wasn't super happy about being at the Doctor.
He was really upset when he realized he would be getting shots.
4 of them to be exact.
But he had his mommy and daddy to hold
and a bottle to comfort him.
He did good.
He just hated being held down the most.
Here are his stats:
Weight 19.5 Pounds - 7%
Height 30 Inches - 60%
Head 18 Inches - 53%
So he is tall and skinny -
of course we knew that!
We are excited to be done with formula!
and baby food!
Josh is such a good little eater!
It is so fun to watch him discover new foods, and how to feed himself!

Barn-Yard Bash!!

Happy First Birthday Josh!
On Friday Night - we had a Barn-Yard Bash to celebrate!
No Barn-Yard party is complete without food, friends, family, and farmers.


Don't you think Josh is the cutest little farmer ever?!!

Miles is a super cute farmer too!


Oh Gus - he is a total farmer!

Then there is me, Paige, not so much a farmer.

Ella is a beautiful farmer!


And Jill...She is the special farmer! :)

It was sad, that not everybody got there picture as a farmer. I was really excited about the cute backdrop, but food must come first! :) We had a very tasty BBQ.
After dinner we had a pinata

Josh wasn't to sure

But Miles showed everyone how to do it!


GO Camrie!


Lydia - such a cutie - she was loving 'new' toys!


Aiden - such a stud!


Tanner - if you stick your tongue out, you can hit better!
Gus!

Alyssa

Braxton
It was Braxton's 7th birthday as well
we are so happy he let us share his special day!

Aryale


Shakell


After the Pinata - time for CAKE!
I made the cake -
with help on the fondant from my great, awesome, wonderful friend Heidi
It was the FIRST time we'd played with fondant -
I think we did a pretty dang good job!


I set the cake down, to get a picture, and so we could all sing.
Josh was so excited!!
He was squeezing his hands, and reaching for the cake -
he wanted to dig in!

Blow out the candle


Josh's cake to dig into -
This was the last attempt to make a darn barn stand up.
There were much cuter barns that were made, but they all fell over.
Sad.
So . .. Alas, this was the cake . . . not pretty. . .
but I don't think Josh cared, he was happy to dig in!

YUMMY!

Stop for a quick picture

Josh puts EVERYTHING in his hair.
Oh geeze.

DIG IN!
Josh was sharing with everyone that walked past him
Such a nice boy!


Can't get enough!



After cake comes presents.
That Josh is so dang spoiled!
We had LOTS of helpers there to help Josh open his presents.
He was pretty overwhelmed . . . so was I!
A rocking horse from Grandma and Grandpa Marshall
and Uncle Gus, and Aunt Adrienne and kiddos -
He loves it!
He has already learned to squeeze the ears
to make it sing or make sounds
and he loves to watch the horses mouth move!

He got a four-wheeler from Grandma and Grandpa Rawlinson
He loves to PUSH it around the house and
he likes all the fun sounds it makes.
Taking it all in -
One very very very loved little boy!


This is Grandpa Rawlinson,
He made sure we got everything on video!
Thanks Grandpa!
In the background is a cute barn banner we had made for the party!



After everyone left, around 10pm -
Josh was wired -
so we opened up all of his toys - and let him play

It was a great party! We had so many family and friends come to have fun with us.
We are always amazed with the amount of support
and love our family feels from those around us.
Thanks to everyone for joining us - making Josh's day memorable!
For Journal purposes, here is who attended:
Grandma and Grandpa Rawlinson
Grandma and Grandpa Marshall
Aunt Aubrey
Aunt Adrienne
Shakell
Aryale
Alyssa
Gus
Aunt Ashley and Uncle Devin
Uncle Troy, Aunt Andrea, Braxton, Tanner, and Camrie
Derek, Lisa, and Lydia
Jon, Jeny, and Miles
Vanessa, Aiden, and Aniston
Amanda, Macey, and Emma
Chelsea, Rafael, Conner, Chase, Cambrie, Cyd
Stephanie and Mia
Jill, Greg, Bay, and Ella
Thanks so much everyone!
We love ya lots and lots!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birthday Walking!

BIRTHDAY POST BELOW THIS ONE

Here is a quick video of Josh walking. Of course, once you get the video camera out - he stops. He is walking all over our downstairs. We think he is growing up toooo fast!

video

Josh Turns ONE!!

We can't believe it!!! Josh turned ONE yesterday!
Time Flies!

I (Paige) took treats into Josh's daycare class. It was so fun to watch the kiddos have lunch - and play with each other - and of course devour cupcakes!

This is Josh pulling the 'scrunch-face'
All excited about having Mommy there to share lunch
and have a cupcake!



Josh's Teachers made him a Birthday Boy Crown
He didn't keep it on very long!
It became a fun game to take the crown off and on - and giggle!

Josh laughing - so hard - at one of his cute daycare buddies


Enjoying a Cupcake
- um . . . almost 2 cupcakes to be exact -
but they were cute, tasty, and little!


Josh is thinking...
'boy oh boy, why hasn't mommy let me eat this stuff yet?'



Here is a picture of Camrie
Our neighbor, who is also in Josh's class at daycare
She was loving her cupcake as well



When Nick got home from work, we opened the long awaited present from Jessica, Josh's Birth-Mom - we took a video so Jessica could enjoy it - He was pretty excited about a present - - Just watch! :)




video


Josh showing daddy how to play with his hat


Josh, loving his toy from Jessica, he didn't want to put it away, or let anyone else play with it.


Jessica also sent Josh some new clothes -
Check him out!


We just can't believe Josh is ONE!!!
It has gone so so so fast!
Things to remember about our Joshy at one
* Love to play 'I'm gonna get you' and tickle each other
* Walks all over! Getting really good
* But can crawl faster than walking
* Eating 'big boy' food
* Ate a cucumber last night, LOVED it
* Still loves loves loves water
* Says Dadda to mom and dad
* Always Jabbering
* Loves to see cousins, family, and friends
* Is liking most dogs
* Loves to be 'chased'
* Hates having his face cleaned
* Screams...loud
* Flirts
* Waves Bye Bye
* Waves Hello
* Blows Kisses
* Signs for More
* Signs for Please
* Loves 'scary' things - Halloween decorations
* Loves singing songs, claps for mommy when she sings
* Sleeps well, but must be in the 'stink-bug' position
* Likes to look outside, and kiss the glass doors
* Likes the swing
* Not sure about grass - depends on the day
* Enjoys the car
* Rubs his head all the time - mostly if he has food in his hands
* Always wants to be the center of attention
* Likes 'Baby Einstein' movies
* Oh so much more!
We are so lucky to have Josh!
Happy Birthday Dude - We love you!



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Josh's Special Day

** Warning - - - super cute picture overload!! **
On Saturday the 9th we got to have Josh sealed to us!
Following the sealing, Nick was able to give Josh a name and a blessing -
It was the Best Day Ever!!
(For those of you not familiar with these terms -In our religion,
we believe that families can be together forever, in this life and the next)
Find out more here
Here is our little man in his handsome tux!


All the 'males'
All of these family members and a few close friends stood in the circle to bless Josh

Leaving the Temple, after being sealed

Such a BEAUTIFUL day!



Family and some friends that attended the Temple with us


Josh LOVES Grandpa Marshall's hat!
(Nick's Parents)


Nick's Family



Josh walking with his two cousins
Aryale and Alyssa

Grandma and Grandpa Marshall



Grandma and Grandpa Rawlinson


Paige's Family


Mom and Dad and Josh



These are Paige's 'girls' from high school!
We love love love getting together!
Left to Right: Julie, Teona, Paige, Niccole, Stephanie, Chelsea

Paige's UNCLE Matt - and his cute cute cute family!



Paige's Family

Josh LOVES Aunt Aubrey -
Always 'kissing' her
Josh and almost all of his cousins
just missing Kaden


A few days before the Temple,
we had a fabulous photographer take some pictures of our family
Josh and Mom and Dad

A forever family!


Happy Happy Josh and Daddy

Josh outside the Temple

Josh and Mommy

Family


It was such a special day!
We had so many family members and friends support us!
We feel and felt so loved and special!
We could have never done this day without the help of awesome awesome friends and family-cooking food, setting up for lunch, and making sure we had everything we needed to enjoy and relax on our special day -
SHOUT OUT to --- Heidi, Jon, Jeny, Ashley, Devin, Suzanne, and Stephanie
It was also a special that day to think about Jessica.
- Jessica is Josh's Birth-Mom -
Without Jessica's choice, and sacrifice,
we would have never had this amazing experience.
We are so thankful for Jessica, and her decision to let us parent Josh.
We love her, and are so thankful for her.
Thanks again to everyone that made this day so special and memorable for us.
We love having our eternal family!