My Recent Favorites

  • will be 9 months old tomorrow!! Wasn't he just born?
  • is walking! (As of about a week ago, I would say that he is a really proficient walker) He is even starting to be able to turn around. He's good.
  • such a good eater! I know I say it every time, but seriously, it brings me so much joy. Today at lunch I literally had to bribe Roman to eat pizza. Pizza. Judah, on the other hand, laughs when the spoon is coming towards his face and yells when I am taking more than about 3 seconds in between bites....which brings me to...
  • he doesn't cry, he yells. It's not a half-cry. It's not a high pitched scream. It's a from-the-gut intensely angry yell. This is Joe's newest biggest pet peeve.
  • he says "ba-ba" when you ask him what a sheep says and sniffs when you ask him what a bunny says.
  • Raises his hands above his head when you ask him how big he is...and smiles ear to ear when you say "so big!"
  • he LOVES to play with Roman. They laugh at each other so much. They especially like to wrestle around on the floor in blankets.
  • loves playing "peek-a-boo" and now puts the blanket over his head by himself.
  • is obsessed with drinking out of sippy cups...and chases after Roman's as if he has found the Holy Grail.


  • "reads" books all the time (from memory)...which I find to be the most charming thing ever.
  • memorized Hebrews 11:1 this week
  • so good with letters! today he put his drum sticks perpendicular to each other on the floor and then announced "That's a 'T', Mommy! T says /t/ like Tony".
  • still not able to count objects...just can't get the one-to-one correspondence. Ideas?
  • is currently obsessed with the movie "Homeward Bound".
  • LOVES making Judah laugh and chasing him around
  • Yesterday I asked him "Roman, what color is grass?" After some deep thought he responded "green?"...yeah, I can't really remember either.
  • loves dogs...especially Sedona, Chrissy and Jon's new dog. He told us on Sunday that Sedona is his best friend.
  • is more affectionate now than he ever has been. No complaints here. :)


  1. hes so smart! ellie isnt usually a fan of reading books over and over so no memorizing here! LOL
    As far as the counting I would just count everything from circles in the room to steps to walk into the kitchen. Most of the time I start doing it without prompting ellie and she jumps right in to help. we really do need to arrange a playdate soon :)

  2. I miss them both so much! And I miss you! Can't wait to see all of you soon!

  3. Aww!! Yay!! They're such good boys!!

    And Hewbrews 11:1?? Wow! That's a good one! :)