Saturday, January 15, 2011

Starting the new year

We are so excited to start this blog about our new family.  It's been almost 10 months since God blessed us with our beautiful boy, Joshua Thomas Samuel.  We've watched our little 6 lb. infant grow and develop into a playful 19 lb. "chubster."  He's had so many milestones this past year and I'll mention a few:

1st smile - 3 weeks

1st food - rice cereal (4 months)

1st time to roll over - 4 months

1st time to sit up without support - 7 months

1st plane trip - 7 months ( To celebrate Austin's 1st B-day -BFF)

Picking up food on his own - almost 10 months old ( he just started doing this 2 days ago with his Puffs)

We had a great Thanksgiving with our family; ate the traditional fried turkey at our uncle and aunt's house with both sets of parents and brother, Sunil.  Joshua was such a good boy while he waited patiently in his rocker while we ate our dinner.  Then it was his turn to eat his pureed turkey and sweet potatoes.

On Christmas Day, we woke up and read the Christmas story from Luke.  We took time to remember the true meaning of Christmas that God sent his son to be a sacrifice for our sins.  As we prayed together, I couldn't help think of how happy I was to be right where I was with my two men.  Joshua loved playing with all the wrapping paper and our living room looked like a disaster area with all the boxes and gifts.  Joshua had a great time playing with all of his presents courtesy of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Later that day, we had Mom, Dad, Kunjomon Uncle, Lena Aunty, Ben and Abby over for Christmas lunch.  Basically had a repeat of our Thanksgiving meal - delicious :)  Great spending time with family on Joshua's 1st Christmas.

My brothers came up the next day to see us since Sunil would be leaving back to Chicago before we made it to Dallas.  Joshua got more presents and had some bonding time with his uncles.

We went to Dallas the following weekend - New Years.  Joshua is always excited to go on road trips and he loves visiting his Ammachi and Appachan.   Steve, Subin and I went to our friends Anil and Reena's house in the evening to celebrate and we had fun eating and watching the ball drop :)
Lajipappan and family came to visit Joshua the next day.  Shillu loved playing with Joshua and he loved all the attention.
Subin left the next day for Germany and we were grateful for all the time we were able to spend with him. 
I'll post some pictures from the holidays.

Yesterday, Joshua clearly said "Dada" which was different from the past two weeks where he had been saying "thatha."  Dada is all  he says but he is saying it all the time.  He's so playful now and will sit and look at his book and play with any of his toys that he can put in his mouth.  He still doesn't have any teeth but that's coming soon too. 

We had dinner with the Brunkes at Moonies in Cedar Park.  First time we put Joshua in a high chair.  He would have been fine but he cried every time baby Hannah playfullly screamed at him.  Early dinner at 5 pm and home by 6:15.  How life has changed!!

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