4th of July

I love this year because it gets to be Joshua’s first everything!  Yesterday was his first 4th of July.

I love the 4th because it is in the heat of summer time, which I love.  It is all about family, sunshine, BBQ and happiness.  Yesterday was just that.  Joshua and I started out our day by going for a walk on the levy.  It was a beautiful morning and if you go out before 10:00am no one is really out yet so it was very peaceful.  Baby loves his stroller rides. 🙂

After that we went to Pioneer Park for America’s birthday party.  There were all kinds of games and activities for the kiddies to participate in.  The place was packed!  My dad works for P1FCU (one of the major sponsors of the event) so he was manning the sack races station.  Joshua got to spend the afternoon in the park with his grandma and papa.  It was fun.

On the way home from the park I stopped by Kmart and bought Joshua a surprise.

His first swimming pool!  I wasn’t sure what he would think but I think he liked it.  I think what he loved most was that he got to be naked, totally diaper free, and that was the best part.  But he didn’t seem to mind the water and loved the duck. 🙂

Nathan BBQ’d marinated chicken breasts while I had baby red potatoes in the crock pot.  As for the fireworks?  We were all in bed by 8:30.  Next year we’ll do the firework thing when Joshua is old enough to actually watch them.

It was a good day.

And So It Begins

Joshua has become mobile (kinda.)  He can roll over from his back to his front with ease now.  Which I think is wonderful because he is growing and developing just as he should be.  The problem?  He can’t roll over from his front to his back so when he gets on his stomach he’s quickly reminded how much he doesn’t like tummy time and gets frusterated.

So, when I lay him down on the floor and walk away to do a chore, Joshua quickly brings me back to his side because he wants me to flip him back over.  And 5 seconds after I put him back on his back he rolls over again and we start this little game of Joshua rolling over, getting mad, Mama turning him back over, Joshua rolling over again, getting mad and so on and so on…

But oh he loves his new trick and the freedom of being able to move (somewhat) on his own.  And I love it, too.

I wish I could freeze Joshua in time and keep him at this age for 6 more months and then I would let him continue to grow again.  He is SO SWEET right now!  He can’t crawl yet so he hasn’t discovered that independence which means he never fights my arms to put him down when I pick him up.  He loves it when I pick him up and cuddle him.  He isn’t teething yet so he’s rarely fussy.  Unless he’s tired or hungry Joshy is always happy and content.  I just love him right now at this stage and I want to keep him here for awhile.  Yes, I’m looking forward to all of the milestones and am excited for them but everyone has told me how fast it goes by and I’m already learning that as my baby will be 5 months old already on Monday!  So, I’m just cherishing this time I have right now (especially not working and getting him every minute of everyday, love it) and I’m not wishing him older by any means. 🙂