Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008/Joshua is 2 1/2!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

We actually had Thanksgiving on Friday, instead of Thursday, in Elmhurst. Jane made a great turkey dinner, and we capped off our meal with most of us napping in front of the TV. Way better than fighting with insane shoppers in the crazy malls!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year! Obviously, Jared and I are thankful for Joshua and his soon-to-be little sister, Orpah.

We're kidding about the name...

Here are some pics Joshua took with the family (why didn't we get a family pic?):

Joshua with "Papa" and "Mimi"

Joshua with Uncle Matt & Auntie Anne

Joshua with Auntie Rach

This is a preggo pic of Anne @19 weeks, and me @ 25 weeks

Joshua is 2 and a half years old!

* he's able to hold a conversation with you (in Joshua-ese, of course!)

* he's high energy 24/7

* have you heard him pray? It's too cute!

* he goes to Promisetowne once a week (our church's daycare/preschool program) and loves it!

* he loves to watch Cars, Finding Nemo, and the Lion King

* he still loves his Wiggles!

* he can sing simple songs

* he exerts his will very strongly...hence

* he's been in more time-outs than ever!

* he knows his colors, numbers, and some of the alphabet

* he still loves to cuddle (yay!)

* he understands that he has a little sister coming soon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Check out this poor, little skunk! We found him wandering aimlessly in our parking lot with his head stuck in a peanut butter jar!

It's okay to laugh...but say a little prayer for little stinky, too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

This makes it official...

I received my US Passport in the mail this weekend!! Yippee!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

As a new American citizen, I voted for the first time today!!!
It is, indeed, a historical day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

In keeping with the "brown outfit" theme, Joshua was a Monkey this year for Halloween ($5 on Ebay!). Of course, he was the cutest monkey around! We had a few trick or treaters come to our home - the little ones are adorable, the junior high kids...not so much. We swear that some high school kids came knocking on our door at 9pm! Not to be party-poopers, but we didn't open the door. Well, it was way past curfew time for trick-or-treating, and our policy of "no costume, no candy" still stands (this only applies to high schoolers though).

The day before, we had our annual Halloween Party at our neighborhood Moms' Group. We had a red dragon, a construction worker, a fairy princess, and a lion (see pic below! Yes, it's still a feat to try to get a group of 2-year-olds to take a picture together). At least there were no duplicate costumes this year! The kids had a good time, and went home with lots of treat bags in their Halloween baskets.

Oh, and on a side note: I ate way too much chocolate that night, and Baby girl was not too happy...or maybe she was? She kept me up all night by kicking and moving around like there was a party going on in there! She did it again when I was sitting in church this, I didn't learn my lesson from Halloween.

Joshua (monkey), Talia (fairy princess), Joel (dragon on the piano), Jack (lion), Evan (construction worker was MIA)