Wednesday, April 9, 2014

JOSIAH at 12 MONTHS

1 year already?  Incredible.  Ginny said to me just last night that she can’t wait for Josiah to see what Josiah looks like walking around.  Yes, I suppose that is the next mile stone….sniff, sniff.   

With his 4 teeth…two on top and two on bottom (all of which came in all in the last month…ouch!) Josiah’s looks are changing from baby to toddler. 

He has learned to get off of beds and sofas by backing down feet first.  This skill was perfected on our recent Brazil vacation because he so desperately wanting to get into the swimming pool.

Josiah loves the water….a pool, the bath tub and especially puddles.  With a huge grin he flaps his hands across the surface sending water everywhere.   

He’s putting more and more sounds together and is coming up with quite a noise repertoire.  The kids love to interpret his noises.

He gives his right hand to greet, he gives high-fives and kisses.

Julia and Josiah are interacting more and more now that Josiah is mobile.  It is fun to see her as the big sister taking care of “her baby”.  She gets concerned when he cries and pacifies him by bringing him juice and toys.  She gets distressed and bossy when Josiah is doing something she thinks he shouldn’t – like getting into the bathroom or eating something inedible.  She loves to help feed and dress Josiah.  She makes games with Legos or stuffed animals for him and invites him to play with her.  She plays mommy with him.  She looks at me and says, “I mommy and he my baby”.  Then she’ll hold her arms out to him, he’ll go toward her and she’ll smother him with a big hug or she’ll pat him on the back and say, “shhhh, shhhh, shhhhh, shhhhh”.     



We had just a little home birthday for him (the Howell’s were also here staying the weekend).  The kids picked out his cake and Ginny and Joshua helped me put all the frosting dots on the dog.              

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