Monday, October 26, 2009

New Calling

Patrick has another new calling. He was called to be the 1st Counselor to the Elder's Quorum President. He is going to be one busy guy these days. Especially until they find a new webelos leader.

Funny Stuff

I just love that Joslyn is laughing more and that she is gaining more of a personality. It is pretty funny the things that she finds funny. Here is a video of her laughing because her daddy was throwing a tennis ball against the door.

Nine Months

Joslyn is nine months old now. Well, for a while now. She was sick an her nine month birthday, so I waited to take some photos of her. No one wants to see her all sick with her nose all runny.
Anyway, Joss is doing great! She now weighs 15 lbs 3 oz. Which puts her in the 4th percentile for weight. She is also 27 1/2 inches long. She is doing great. We have taken away her pacifier and she is having a harder time falling asleep, but she is still doing well. She is into everything and especially loves anything that makes noise. She is crusing and even stood by herself the other day. I don't expect her to be walking real soon, but it is not that far away.
I was so proud of Joss when she got her shots. She didn't even cry. She just looked and the nurse and yelled something like, "What did you do that for, it hurts!" She cried more when I put her in her car seat, which she now hates. I was also happy that she didn't eat any of her band-aids!

Here are some pictures of my little nine month old!

New Places

Joslyn has recently found a new spot to hang out. The loves to sit in the oven drawer. She thinks it is the coolest place. I of course hate it and am wondering if there is a way to baby-proof it.

Joslyn's New Favorite Toy

She found this and loves to carry it around with her.

The Princess and the Pea

This is how we found Joslyn sleeping the other day. Looks for comfortable, doesn't it?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's Apparent You're a Parent...

when you find yourself strolling through the aisles of the supermarket singing the words to "Pop Goes The Weasel".

Sunday, October 11, 2009

This is what happens...

When you leave your nine month old alone for a few minutes with a baby wipe container.


I think the video explains itself.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Request for Recipes

Recently, I've been trying to be more diverse in our meals and that includes adding new sides. I've been having a hard time finding good recipes for side dishes. So, if you would be so kind to comment here with yours or your family's favorite side dish recipe. In exchange, I am posting one of our favorites. Thanks!

Farmer's Market Squash Saute

I got this recipe from It is really yummy. If you don't like yellow squash you can use all zucchini.

2 zucchini, sliced
2 yellow squash, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook vegetables in hot oil in large skillet on medium heat 3 min., stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic; cook 3 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Remove from heat; stir in mozzarella and basil.

Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Joslyn LOVES to hear herself talk these days. She blabbers on all day long, and she is LOUD too. I've been looking for her volume knob, but I can't seem to find it.

Slide Video

Here is another short video.

This one is Joss and Patrick going down the slide together.

Under Where?

Joslyn loves to crawl under her daddy's legs. He will crawl out in front of her and she crawls to get back under. She loves playing with her daddy.

Also she has learned that she can walk if someone holds her hands. She wants to do it all the time now. Pretty cute stuff.

Here is a video of her doing her two new tricks right after her bath.


Joslyn has been practicing and practicing and practicing this song. All day long she wants to practice the piano. She is always climbing up and trying to reach the keys. She would sit and play for hours on end if I would let her. Here is a little video of what she has done so far. Take a listen.

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far

I found this picture on my camera today. I thought it was funny, but I wonder where she learned to stick her tongue out for pictures?

Oh wait. I think I know.

First time to the Park

The weather here has been wonderful the last few days. Todays high is only supposed to be in the mid 80s! Which makes us desert rats come out of hiding and head outdoors.

We decided to use this opportunity to take a family walk and head to the park.

Our Neighborhood Park

Daddy and Joss with the stroller

Joss in the stroller looking at the other kids playing

Mommy and Joss ready to go down the slide

Climbing back up to go down again

Ready to go down with Daddy

Big smiles as we finish