Friday, April 9, 2010

All About Josh















Josh is well, let's say, the most PARTICULAR of all our children. He is darling and so sweet, but inherited a little OCD from his mother and a little stubbornness from his...mother. But we all adore him and he has made our little family complete in a way we never thought possible.

This week, we celebrated his 3rd birthday...a day late because we were on the plane on his actual birthday. He didn't seem to mind.







This is a pack of cars from Grandpa and Grandma Nichols. I wonder which one was his favorite vehicle in the box. One guess.

And the bubble gun. We searched high and low for one of these things at Disney and Grammy Joan finally found one, paid a small fortune for it and then lugged it all the way back to Spokane without Josh seeing it. Awesome.



















In honor of his special day, here are THREE of Josh's favorite things:

1. School buses. City buses. Military transport buses. Correction facility buses.
2. Thomas the Tank Engine.
3. Having Anna read to him in her bed right before he goes down for the night.

Things he hates:

1. ANY life-size Disney characters.
2. Actually wearing 3-D glasses to a 3-D showing of How To Train Your Dragon.
3. Not getting his way...

Since he is still a little behind in his speech, the school here on base wanted to start him in a speech program the minute he turned three. So we met with the school speech pathologist the day after we got home from Florida and they wanted to start him right away, two mornings a week for about 3 hours starting THE NEXT DAY. A little hurried for my taste. But the thing is, he gets to ride a bus to school (see #1 above). It is a regular-sized school bus with little booster seats and seat belts. They come right to our door to pick him up and drop him off right at our driveway. Wow. Not really ready for that. But he did great. Gave me a kiss and jumped right on.

He could have at least shed a LITTLE tear...

I sure did.

We love you, Josh!

14 comments:

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to Josh! He's looking so much bigger. Glad you had a nice trip!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Happy Birthday Josh!!!

becky said...

Tyler turned 3 this week too. Can you believe how big these boys are getting? You are such a good mom.

Heather said...

What a big boy! How fun that he gets to ride a bus! What Spencer wouldn't give to ride a garbage truck. . . :-) Happy Birthday Josh!

Engaged! * said...

Happy Birthday to Josh!
Love, Cousin Benjamin

P.S. My mom LOVES the new picture of the kids!

Walkers said...

He has gotten so big! He is such a cutie!

Madeleine said...

He is so darn cute!

kathleener said...

happy birthday, josh! goodness he's gotten big! he and christian are two of a kind in so many ways! that's awesome that they have such a good speech program though--we'll probably be looking into the speech classes for the summer as well...although i don't think we'll be so lucky with the buses!

Anonymous said...

I cried when I left my mom for Kindergarden. What a brave guy.
Happy Birthday buddy.

Love,
grandpa

mooreinterest said...

That is so adorable! I remember his announcement! Our oldest started riding buses at 3 for a similar concern! He'll do great! What a handsome boy! Happy Birthday Josh!!!!!

Jeni said...

Happy Birthday to my birthday sake! He looks so cute...all dressed up with SOMEWHERE to go.

Army Wife Quilter said...

happy birthday to josh. and how exciting you get to ride the bus. way to go. sorry mom the bus is more of a distraction than worry i am leaving mom. it happend to us for kindergarten.

Rosanne said...

3? really? Happy Belated Birthday, Josh!!

Sonja said...

Awww...
Happy birthday, Josh!