I can't believe it's been three weeks since I've written anything on the blog. Our lives are going way too fast :)
Joshua has had a lot of fun these past two weeks. Last weekend we took him to his first storytime at the library - he was more fascinated at all the kids than the actual books that were being read - Ms. Kit did a great job reading and playing the guitar. He also loved the bubbles she blew on him afterwards. He then played with some puzzles at the cute little kids table. If he could talk, he would have told us he didn't want to go home.
A couple of hours later, he was at his first Gymboree class. This is where we realized how old we were by having to help him across "bridges", "tunnels", and other things that make your back hurt. At the end of the class, we played parachute with all the kids underneath the parachute as we lifted it up and down. Ironic, because we play parachute with the old people at my work.
Joshua is still crawling everywhere and following us around everywhere. He loves to close doors and pull open and close drawers. He will pull himself to stand wherever he can, including using my legs, in the fridge, the coffee table. He's also been testing himself by letting go and trying to balance without holding on; that lasts about a second before he lands on his little bottom.
He's making lots more noises and understands certain words like "milk," "outside," and of course "Mommy and Daddy". I've transitioned him to drink half milk and half formula in his bottle. We're slowly working on sippy cups but aren't there yet. He still doesn't have any teeth but he does a good job of gumming foods like Nutrigrain bars, cheese cubes, cookies, baby "Cheetos", bananas, and strawberries.
This past weekend Dave and Siji visited us and we had a great time catching up. The last time they had seen Joshua was when he was three months old - last June. Siji, Joshua, and I went shopping at the outlets for a good hour before Joshua needed to take a nap and was promptly taken to Grandma's. Steve, Dave and Grandpa went golfing for 18 holes while we finished our shopping. We then had a fabulous dinner at Fonda San Miguel and returned to pick Joshua up around 9.
Sunday was filled with church, basketball, and wings. Joshua still has a little stranger anxiety that he better get over by his B-day party next weekend. Auntie Siji definitely got more love than Unca Dave!