Friday, October 3, 2008

The Unthinkable

Not very often in a male's life are you able to get away with such unmentionable actions such as getting your nails painted. So I took the opportunity that I could and tried it out. Joshua wasn't too thrilled about staying still to have pretties on his nails. We could only get the big toes before he ran away. Ben's reaction was the best when he had seen what was done. He demanded that the paint be promptly removed before we go to church so that no one could see that his wife was making his boy a wussy.

summer days

For my brother's birthday we went to the lake and walked around. It was a beautiful day and we were able to get a lot of sun! My mom had a lot of fun taking him around since Joshua thought he need to stay mobile all day long.

Joshua's Birthday


I know that it's been about two months since I have last posted but I thought that I would get a little caught up on my blogging. Here are some pics of Joshua's birthday party a few months back. I can't believe how fast a year can go by and how much one little baby can grow in that amount of time!! Joshua's favorite thing to do at the park was to play in a nice little wet puddle. Well, he had a blast as well as the rest of the family did. I love park birthday parties!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Family

I am excited to meet the newest member to our family, miss Bailey Babb. Ben's sister Sara had her on July 28th and she is absolutely adorable!! Lots of dark hair and she looks like both of her beautiful older sisters Payton and Maddison. Ben's other sister Emma also just had another baby!! On the 8th of August! I am so excited for the new additions and hope that there are many more to come!!
For those of you who do not know, my cousin's wife Alison VanGieson was in a car accident last month and passed away. She will be missed greatly. She was one of those people that had a beautiful warm light about her. She was always pleasant, happy, and a joy to be around. She was a wonderful mother and wife. Our hearts and prayers are with Jeremy and his children as well as to Ali's family. I'm thankful for the small time that I had to get to know her.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What would Ben be???

Ben was given the privilege to talk in church on Sunday. So Saturday night he was by his computer trying to find something profound to say. A guy in our ward noticed that Ben was at his computer and stopped his car and yelled from his window that Ben had been at the computer for three days. Then the guy jokingly said that Ben should help him with his flooring project. Ben replied that he was trying to work on a talk for the following day. So Sunday comes along and Ben uses this little conversation that the two had in his talk. He then related it to the scripture about 'eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die.' It got a pretty good laugh. Then the guy was giving Ben a hard time in Sunday school,(he's the teacher.) He remarked to me that he had cooled off with teasing Ben awhile ago, but now the game was on. I laughed and said, have you ever seen 'God's must be crazy 2' If Ben was an animal he would most likely be a badger. Once he bites, he won't let go. If you have ever engaged in a discussion with Ben and contradicted his view, then you know what I am talking about.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer Fun

The sun is out and the heat is on. After some depressing Summer weather we are now able to enjoy the bright Sunny days!! Here we are chilling over at Heather's house and having a great time watching the cousins play!

Here is a small group picture of the cousins playing in the smallest pool. Joshua wasn't a fan of being in the pool, he liked playing on the outside. Summer, Madison, Skylar, Victoria, and Joshua. We finally got Victoria to go 'swimming' with the rest of the guys.

I just love this quirky picture of Joshua! You can tell that he is related to Ben and I; we are all white as snow in our complexion.

Summer brought out her bubble machine and it was an immediate big hit with Joshua!! It kept him entertained for half of the day!

The other half of the day was the joy of dumping the magic cup in and out of the water. Who knew that such simple things could be so fascinating?

Tinkle Fingers

Joshua has discovered how to play the piano. He has gotten quite to the young Mozart stage perhaps he is far from it, but he thinks his music is beautiful and fun!

Blankie Love

Joshua is starting to favor this blanket and likes to walk around with it. It's fun to watch because he carries it in-between his legs and trips all over it.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Olympic Peninsula

For our Anniversary get away we decided to go to the Olympic Rain Forest. It was a beautiful place and we had a fabulous time and get away! Here we are at the Largest Sitka Spruce in the world!

I just love all of the drooping moss, it was beautiful to discover.

We got to spend a Saturday walking around different trails in the area nearby where we were staying at. It was so fun with just the two of us (Joshua had his first overnighter with the grandparents.) We met a lot of people and a couple that we met paid for our breakfast on Saturday morning which was quite the surprise and very sweet.

We are standing in the center of a large cedar tree that was hollowed out. some of those trees were absolutely humongous!

Three Years and Counting

Ben and I just had our three year anniversary this last week. It has flown by relatively fast with lots of happenings in our lives!! We got married, bought a house, had a baby, and who knows what will happen around the bend! On the whole we still like each other so I think we are doing pretty good!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Family Picnic

Here are some pics that Jennifer took at our Giles family picnic. Poor Joshua was not having a good day at all. Cassidy even tried to make her little friend feel better by trying to play with him, but he was just not in the mood!! The picnic was great and the weather was perfect!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hair Do's

Joshua had just woken up with this bed-head and I thought that it was sooo cute that I left it in all day. Generally his hair looks really good and I don't have to do too much to it, so I was very thrilled!

Joshua had a bath and I was putting some thick lotion in his hair to help with his itching. Needless to say, I got a little carried away with what one could do with a lotion up baby!!

Off the Well Beaten path

Ben thought that Joshua was getting bored so he decided to liven him up a bit. Joshua loved it, the guys had fun, and I worried how long that poor stroller will last with it's new ownership!

Scenic View

Here is a pic of us on a nice scenic walk that we took when we were up at Whistler Canada. It was really beautiful. We had a great time hanging out with Aaron and Christina and of course our little mumchkin!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Little Family

After almost 10mnths I finally have a decent photo of all three of us together. I had a brilliant brainstorm and figured out how to use my timer on the camera!! Unfortunately Joshua hasn't learned how to smile without someone behind the camera! oh well, beggars can't be choosers.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Uook & Gook

Be grateful for being able to blow your own nose!! Joshua and I have a cold and this is how he looked this morning when he woke up. The yucky part is having to wipe all the nasty yellow snot drooling from his nose!! I am anticipating the day when he can blow his own nose instead of having me clean it up!! GROSS!!

Toe Sucker

I didn't get quite the picture that I was looking for. Joshua occasionally gets a little hungry and thinks that his big toe is a great substitute for a thumb or a passifier. It is very interesting to watch!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Piggy Back

There's nothing in the world that makes a kid feel so proud than being taller than all those that are around him. I bet he feels like he is as tall as Bigfoot and can conquer the world.

Farmer boy

My parents found this little toy tractor at an antique shop and brought it over to see what Joshua's verdict would be. Even though his toes can't touch the ground, it was a big hit!

Natural Intstincts

There seems to be a natural bond that develops between a boy and a ball. This one toy that Joshua will play at all day! He doesn't seem to ever get tired of playing with his little round friend.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Joining the blogosphere

I decided to get with the times and BLOG! I've titled my blog spurts because I will probably be writing this in such a manner. This is my new favorite pic of Joshua who loves to have whatever his mom has!! I can't blame him though, who wouldn't want their hands on a pink hammer?