Saturday, December 31, 2011

365 The Birthday 365

Yesterday was Dan's 33rd Birthday so I was able to get my last set of photos for my 365 Project. I feel like I just started it and I can't believe its over. I am really looking forward to my blog next year though. There will still be a lot of pictures but also a lot of other things, too. So stay tuned!

Dan with the kids

Josh bringing Dan his present

Helping Dan open his present

Emma and Dan's mom

Emma and Josh

“All of life is a journey- which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”

Friday, December 30, 2011


I have skipped my post the past couple weeks because I was busy with Emma and Josh's birthday and then the holiday. Although I am almost done with my 365 project (one more day!) I still plan to keep up this post. I also have plans to change my blog to include more things other than Emma and Josh updates as we get into 2012.


1. They are constantly laughing at one another. They also have what appear to be "inside jokes" The newest joke is that one will say "one....two....grapes!" and throw their hands up in the air. Both then laugh hysterically. I have no idea where this came from.

2. Today is Dan's birthday but when you ask them whose birthday it is, they say "Birfday Jeesus!"


1. He actually went pee on the potty! We have a small frog potty and I try to put them on it before their bath. Josh has been asking for it more and last night, I put him on it and when he got up, he had peed!

UPDATE: Emma went pee on the potty tonight, too. Can't believe it!


1. She is getting a little bossy and likes to say "Emma turn" and "Emma do" a lot lately. We are trying to work on sharing and a lot of times she is good with it. But a lot of times she will do something like take a big bite out of a cookie and then "share" it with Josh!

Snowman 364/365

Emma loves to dump out all of our Christmas cards and look through them. She also really likes one (I think its from my sister) that has a snowman on it. She brings it to me and says "so man" and then she carries it all over.

Looking at the card

Holding it

Up close

Even kissing it!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Buzz 363/365

Dan has been begging me to let him trim the back of Josh's hair. He said it wouldn't really count for his first haircut since he was just going to take a little off the back so I finally gave in. He just trimmed up the back so it wasn't so long and he looks a lot better! Now, he doesn't have a mullet even though its still really short in the front.

Examining the clippers

Getting a little trim

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Eye on the ball 362/365

Dan and Josh were kicking around the soccer ball in the hall and Dan said to him "keep your eye on the ball" (ya know, cause he is two and two year olds are so coordinated...) Almost immediately, Josh dropped down and put his little head and eye right on the ball. So precious.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Day 361/365

We spent Christmas Day at my parents and then visited my grandma at the hospital. Emma and Josh looked so cute dressed up (although I forgot that I didn't have black shoes for Josh so he wore tennis shoes and I forgot black tights for Emma so she had leggings on!) They were so funny when they opened presents and would say "wow!" or squeal. They also tried to open everyone's presents. All in all, it was a nice day.


Josh on his new trike from my parents


Emma checking out my mom's candle holder

Emma on her trike

Emma sitting on her present (She must be smart, that present was a Sit N' Spin!)

Josh, sportin' his tennis shoes

Opening up presents

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Morning 360/365

Emma and Josh slept in past 7:30 on Christmas morning but once they were up, they were excited to open some presents.

Josh coming down the hall

Emma coming down the hall
Their gifts. They got an easel, growth charts, shoes, 2 books, 5 Melissa and Doug toys (they love the musical instrument set) and Chutes and Ladders.

Checking out the gifts

Emma opening

Josh opening

Me showing them Chutes and Ladders (our plan is to buy them a board game each year. Last year was Candyland)

The aftermath

Christmas Eve 358 and 359/365

I took a couple days off from posting pictures since things were busy and crazy with Christmas. I have a bunch of pictures from Christmas Eve so I will post those first. We had a nice time having everyone over although my grandparents weren't there. My grandma got sick the night before Christmas Eve and is still in the hospital. We expect her home any day now but please keep her in your prayers.

Emma and Josh in their Christmas pajamas

Josh and my dad

Emma eating one of her many plates of food

Josh sliding down my dad's legs

Emma and my parents

Josh with my sister
Emma singing into her Elf microphone

Josh checking out some pictures with Dan's brother and dad and my dad

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Cookies 357/365

Emma and Josh were in heaven when I let them split a Christmas cookie. The problem? Once I give them a cookie, they continue to ask me for more!

He has mastered watching TV and eating a cookie

Notice the crumbs on her face!

My little cookie monsters

Friday, December 23, 2011

Lunch 356/365

Emma and Josh were sitting at their picnic table and I asked "What are you doing?" Their reply? "Eating lunch!" Obviously! I love how they are playing and interacting together.

Pretty girl 355/365

I got these pictures of Emma and am just amazed to see what a grown up and pretty girl she has become.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Balloon Hide 354/365

Emma loves hiding and she loves balloons so she has been having a blast with the birthday balloons!

"Where is Emma?!"

"There she is!"

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Helping 353/365

Josh is always saying "helping" and likes to do whatever I am doing, whether its folding laundry or doing chores. He is in love with the play vacuum because he can easily push it around.