Home Bodies

We’ve pretty much been home bodies this week. There are a lot of people on vacation (or they have family in town), so there haven’t been any play-dates. Joseph came along with me when I did my visiting teaching (which is nice, since my companion has a son his age, and the person we visited has one close to his age), so I guess we could count that as a play-date. 🙂

Something that was fun for me was that I got to go to a Relief Society activity where it was basically a get-to-know-you type thing. We have a lot of military as well as medical students in our ward, so it seems like people move in and out a lot. I got to see the new faces that I don’t get to see because I’m in Primary, and I also got to know the sisters that I already knew just a bit better. I love being in an organization where there is such a strong bond.

During the weekend, we did a bit more, since Paul was home. We went out to eat at one of our favorite places (Jim’s) and we also set up the kiddie pool in the backyard for Joseph to play in. He LOVED it! Paul set it up on the patio, which is covered, so it was nice and shady. Joseph probably sat in there, splashing and playing with toys, for over 30 minutes. When it was time to get out, he pitched quite the fit. We ended up taking him on a car ride to get him to settle down.

This week’s cute moment: As of late, Joseph has been playing more than sleeping during nap-time. I’ve started to tell him as I put him in the crib, “Okay…it’s time to sleep, so no giggling or jumping. You need to lay here and rest.”Well, yesterday, he looked at me very seriously and then started to fake snore. I had to leave the room because I wanted to laugh so hard!

What we’re looking forward to: Paul’s got some training to attend next week in California, and he worked it out so that Joseph and I could drive out with him. At the end of the week we’ll head out and then have fun visiting with family and friends. I’m super excited!

This week in pictures (and a bonus video!):

Plying dress-up
Playing dress-up
and again...
and again…
Another "self portrait"
Another “self portrait”
This kid knows nothing of personal space! ;)
This kid knows nothing of personal space! 😉
He's ready for his close-up!
He’s ready for his close-up!
Pretending that he's playing music (the card is his sheet music...he put it up there and then started playing) :)
Pretending that he’s playing music (the card is his sheet music…he put it up there and then started playing) 🙂
He wanted to be a pirate (there's a show he likes that is about pirates. Jake and the Never-land Pirates, if you must know, lol). So Paul tied a bandanna to his head.
He wanted to be a pirate (there’s a show he likes that is about pirates. Jake and the Never-land Pirates, if you must know, lol). So Paul tied a bandanna to his head.
This was the result when Paul told him to be a tough guy, lol
This was the result when Paul told him to be a tough guy, lol
Pool time
Pool time
He liked it when Paul set it up so that the ball went through the hoop and then dropped right back into the water.
He liked it when Paul set it up so that the ball went through the hoop and then dropped right back into the water.
Loved splashing
Loved splashing
and splashing...
and splashing…
Waiting very patiently for his food at Jim's
Waiting very patiently for his food at Jim’s
Playing in nursery, rockin' the bow tie!
Playing before nursery, rockin’ the bow tie!

 

And here’s a video of Joseph in his pool:

 

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