Archive for March, 2009
This always makes me laugh – Whenever there is applause on TV, Josh will start to clap as well. Josh will wave if you wave to him, normally he works his arm in a big up and down motion. When I tell him “no”, he will shake his head back and forth.
He will take his toys and hold them out to you to take, and he gets a big giggle out of taking the toy back and holding it to his chest. During the academy awards when Drew, Andrea, and Jaxon were over, Drew, Josh and Jaxon made up a new game. Donald had bought these little “Sonic tot” toys a long time ago, before Josh, but Josh just loves them because they’re the perfect size to hold. Jaxon was passing the tot toy to Drew, who would give it to Josh, then Josh would pass it to Jaxon. It was very cute and hilarious to watch them interact and play with each other.
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted!
We just got back from a family vacation to see Kent & Wynona in Muskogee, OK (Donald’s aunt and uncle) and Dan & Michelle & their kids in Rogers, AR (Donald’s cousins.) It was fun visiting everyone, and it was a blast seeing Josh react to everyone. He really started walking. Before this long weekend, he would take 4 or 5 steps at a time and stop. Well, this weekend, he began walking everywhere. He loves being chased and chasing others. Kent & Wynona had a set of old cracker tins that Joshy loved taking the lids off, banging around, scooting across the floor, and carrying around. At Dan & Michelle’s house, Josh loved riding on Gabe (he’s 8 years old) like he was a horse – Josh even clapped on Monday when Gabe came home from school.
Monday was my 32nd birthday while we were at Dan and Michelle’s – it’s funny, this is the 2nd year I’ve been there for my birthday. Last time I was there was in March of 07. I remember we were telling them at that time we were starting the adoption research and process. It was so neat to see Josh play with their kids – Alexis and Brennan would carry Josh around and help us watch him. Gabe shared his bath toys with him and made Josh laugh.
When we were with Kent & Wynona, Wynona loved carrying Josh around and their son Brian (who doesn’t have kids) even thanked Donald for us bringing Josh to visit.
There is something special about kids, and babies, in particular, that just make you happy. Even though it was pretty stressful trying to take care of Josh and keep him in a schedule, it was worth it to watch him play with Kent & Wynona and Dan & Michelle and their kids.