Monday, April 18, 2011

The past few weeks & Happy Easter

The the past few weeks have been a bit crazy. Josiah got sick a couple of weeks ago and we ended up in Urgent Care after what seems to have been an allergic reaction to the medicine.  He is on the mend now, but we had several days of laying low and drinking Elmo juice and snuggling with "ooh ooh" (monkeys.)

We had to get some time in watching the Masters as well. This kids loves to watch golf and even cheers for the players. He yells "get in the hole" when the hit the ball. Pretty funny considering we did not teach him that.

We took a trip to central Kansas.  Josiah did a little yard work with Nana and he really was helping her pull weeds. It was pretty funny to watch him because he was really going at it. Whatever he does, he does it with all he has!

Then we headed south a few miles to cousin Brece's house. They hunted eggs together... Josiah very focused, Brece... well let's just say just got distracted easily! But they were both willing to stop and pose for this picture.

Josiah even got in the spirit and hid some eggs all by himself.

We hope you all have a happy Easter and take time to stop and reflect on why we celebrate.  Jesus, God's only Son came to earth and had to die a horrible death, so that each one of us, if we believe in Him, are able to spend eternity with Him.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

In Honor of Pop-pop

The past few weeks, well actually 8 months, have been difficult as Jeff's dad fought hard against brain cancer... on Feb 11, 2011 he lost that fight.  It was a sad day but we all were glad he would no longer be suffering.  We celebrated his life last week and we would like to honor with just a few of our favorite memories of Josiah's beloved "Pop-pop."

Pop-pop and Josiah's first meeting! Josiah is only a few days old!

Waking up on Josiah's fist Christmas morning.

Snoozing (aka snoring) with Pop-pop.
All the cousins (at the time) together for the first time with Pop-pop and Nana.

Experiencing Josiah's first Royals game. Although rainy and cold... we were there (Josiah is under the blanket... he didn't see much of that game.)

Father's Day 2009: Pop-pop holding Zach, Shane holding Simon, Skip holding Emerald, Jeff holding Josiah and Calvin. What a great group of fathers!

Pop-pop showing off this card lacing skills!  The grandkids were pretty impressed.

Thanksgiving 2010: Josiah and Pop-pop counting blocks with Nana's help.

Couldn't resist the feet picture... Josiah definitely has Pop-pop's feet... as wide as they are long.

Last week we all headed to Pop-pop's favorite breakfast place, Neighborhood's Cafe. Simon and Josiah checking out the cinnamon roll that was as big as the plate!

Thank you for being a great Pop-Pop to Josiah. He will miss the way that you loved them, but he will also remember forever when you would put your finger in you mouth, widen your eyes, and pull out your finger, making a popping noise. It was sure to always bring great laughter from him. 

We love you Pop-pop and are so thankful to have had the privilege to share so many special memories with you.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Art Blizzard of 2011

When it looks like this in the yard...

Don't let the sunshine deceive you it is about 5 degrees.
and this on the patio...
Snow is only a couple inches below the seats of the chairs.
Josiah does this...
He loved creating on blue paper.
...and just keeps going.
Yes - 9 pieces of finished artwork in one day.
Josiah has been spending a lot of time inside the past couple of days with all the snow. I needed to get some work done yesterday so I got out the art supplies and let Josiah have fun. This is his little desk in our office area.  He created all this pieces of art yesterday. First we did stickers... in case you can't tell, each sticker page has a theme... all the basketball stickers on one, all the football on another, etc. I think he may have his mother's need for organization!  Next we moved on to gluing... his first time and he loved it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Snow Excitement!

Well, in case you didn't know we have had some wintery weather around here lately. The first big snow storm came in about two weeks ago and it was bitterly cold so we didn't get to go out in play in it.  Finally, during the second big snow this past week, we were able to get out for a little while and "play" in the snow....

Can't you feel Josiah's excitement in this picture... all the pictures we took that day looked like this. At one point he asked to "goff" (aka - golf!). I don't think he is a fan of the cold weather like this mommy!

We did eventually find something he liked, going down the slide! With slick snow pants on and a little powdery snow you slide down pretty quick and easy - but still no excitement.

Hope everyone is keeping warm and safe.  I think we will stick to inside activities for a while.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Away in the Manager

Our dear little Josiah can be so sweet sometimes. This holiday season, Grandma taught Josiah the motions to "Away in the Manager." While we were at my parents Josiah did a little performance... please ignore the singing (it's not a Call family strength!)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sharing the Purple Love

Grandma, Josiah, and Brece

On New Year's Eve my family headed to the Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas to watch K-State men's basketball team take on University of Northern Florida. In case you didn't know the rest of my family bleeds purple... this Gorilla was just excited to take Josiah to his first basketball game. It was fun to show him in person the game that his mommy loved to play for so many years.

Josiah was a little overwhelmed by all the noise, action, people, etc. But overall it was a fun experience.  Cousin Brece is an old pro at K-State sporting events and knew exactly what to do during the "Wasbash" and when the team shot free throws, "woosh!"

What a fun way to spend New Year's Eve than with family!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Weekend Getaway

In early November, we headed south... well south in Kansas anyway, to visit my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Keith. We had a great few days. Josiah got to go out in Uncle Keith's truck and see "moos" (cows) up close and personal. We played at the schools playground, and did some relaxing... it was a great little getaway!

Relaxing with Uncle Keith.
Getting some fresh air!