Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Teaching of A Time Out

Joshua was staying at my mom's house for a few days. While they were outside, my mother corrected him for something and he threw a mini fit and hit her on the legs. She of course, in return, put him in time out. After asking many many times to get up, he finally met his time our requirements and was allowed to get up.

He played for a little bit.

Then again did something that he wasn't suppose to and was told 'no' by his Granna. Again he hit her on the leg and threw a fit. She told him that it was not OK to hit anyone and that she does not hit him, so he should not hit her.

He then went and put himself in time out for almost a full minute.

I hope this is a sign for many years to come that he will always know that he has to follow the rules, or face the consequences.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Big Boy Bed

We set up Joshua's toddler bed today. He was so excited to help out while we changed it and took off the rails. He was even more excited to crawl into his new bed. Although, bedtime was a bit of a challenge and we had to tuck him in a few times before he realized that it was time to go to sleep. He is growing up so fast!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Wishes Of Kemah

Joshua loved going to Kemah. He was amazed by the fish, or "wishes" as he calls them. He was so exited to see the sting rays, but too scared to touch one. He was so excited by all the people and movement outdoors that we had to use the kid leash for the first time ever. I felt silly using it, but without it, he would take off.. and he is one fast kid. He was so excited to ride the Planes and the Train. It was a night to remember!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Working Boy

This morning Joshua woke up earlier than usual. Normally by the time I leave for work, he is still snoozing away in his crib. This morning he decided to get up extra early. Of course, I still got ready for work and then explained to him that mommy was going to have to go, but that I would be back later and we would have supper together. He was mad at me and told me "NO!". I told him that I was sorry, but I loved him and would be back soon. He went and grabbed his backpack and looked at Granna and said "bye bye" as he waved at her, thinking he was coming to work with me. It was so cute and it broke his heart when I had to kiss him goodbye. But its so refreshing to know how much he loves me, because I love him more than he will ever know.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny Visits

Our Easter was wonderful this year. On Saturday we loaded up everything and headed east for the annual Fabre Easter egg hunt which was held at Aunt Joy and Uncle George's house. Joshua was so excited, he played on the swing set they had, he sat on the purple bicycle, he rode in the wagon, and tried to played baseball with the other kids. He was into everything and loving it so much!

When it came time for the Easter egg hunt, he did not understand the concept of waiting to get the eggs, so he dove right in. Unfortunalty, he thought they were balls and wanted to stop to play with and open every single egg. Dispite this he was still able to get 9 eggs. We were so proud of him.

The next morning, Joshua woke up to see what the Easter bunny had left for him. He was so excited to see all the candy and the new toys. He wanted to open up everything right away. And because we HAD to open everything up that morning, we were late for church and had to sit in the lobby. That was perfectly fine for us though because we enjoyed being able to see Joshua so happy opening up his Easter basket.

Later that day Granna, Maw Maw and Grandmama came over for a late lunch. Joshua was so excited to see them and open up his basket from Granna. After lunch his got to have his own Easter egg hunt. He loved it and kept saying 'hurry, hurry, hurry'. It was so adorable. He made his Granna open up every single egg that he found so that he could eat the M&M eggs inside.