Thursday, July 26, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday, Josiah!

July 26, 2005

July 26, 2006

July 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Josiah! These two years have flown by with Josiah. It has been wonderful watching him grow this year. He is entering the little boy phase, gradually leaving the baby phase behind. He has learned so much this year. His language has exploded over the past two weeks. He will try to say almost anything and he remembers it. His newest phrase is, "Oh my goodness!" He's says it so cute too. He's learning colors, the alphabet, and counting. He's getting pretty good at throwing the ball. It's hard to tell if he will be left or right handed. He throws well with his right hand, but kicks with his left foot and swings a bat and golf club using the left stance. We are letting him explore and figure out which way works best for him.

He still has a loud voice and loves to scream. We're trying to replace the screaming with singing and animal sounds. It's slow going. I love the twinkle in his eye. It makes me wonder what he's thinking. Last year at this time, he was waking up at least 3-4 times a night. Now he's sleeping through the night on a regular basis. He loves snuggling up with mommy at naps and bedtime but loves being able to move around a lot when he's sleeping. He will even choose daddy to snuggle with from time to time.

Yesterday, I had to run to the store after we got home from the airport and for the first time in his life, he chose to stay home with daddy. I even put the bag on my shoulder with keys in my hand and all he said was, "Bye, Mom." He loves going places and so I was a little in shock when he chose to stay home. He still loves his pacis which will be gone after Christmas. Our plan is for him to be potty trained before Christmas and then say goodbye to the pacis. At least once or twice a day, he will tell us when he needs to go potty. Now that we're home, we plan on working hard on it. He has definitely been a wonderful, spirited blessing in our lives. I thank God for him.

1 comment:

The O'Connell Clan said...

Happy Birthday Josiah! We hope you have a wonderful day!