Saturday, July 05, 2008

Our First Family Vacation with Joshua

We recently went to Arizona to visit my brother Joe, his wife Lucia and their baby Noah (8 months old). We had a lot of fun lounging around at the pool (it was around 115 degrees there), shopping (our malls around here are pitiful in comparison) and had a great time playing with the babies. They are only 2 months apart and had a lot of fun trying to grab each other's clothes etc. Though Joshua didn't sleep quite as good as he does at home, he was cute and happy as usual.

Joshua developed a new skill on his trip-- sitting (if only we adults got praise for such tasks). We were trying to take a picture of the three baby cousins together and I decided to see if I could get Joshua to sit long enough for the photo, and what do you know, he just sat there for several minutes all by himself. I hadn't tried to have him sit by himself for a while and had no idea he was even capable of this. He is growing up so FAST! I better start baby proofing my house.

They had this great zoo down there where you were able to be up close and personal with all the animals. It felt like you were walking around in a jungle! Joshua showed up every other baby by having 3 blow outs and ended up in a diaper and shorts since my usual 2 extra sets of clothes weren't even enough for him this time.

Joshua takes a nap after a long day at the Zoo

Dads take some time with their sons

Our Little Cuties taking some time out of their busy sleeping and eating schedule to play together

Isn't Noah a CUTIE!


krista said...

What a fun trip! I can't believe how big Joshua is getting! He is so adorable! I love the picture of him sleeping in his stroller. Too cute!

The Tuck Family said...

Wow, Noah makes Joshua look small! What cuties....I am glad your trip was fun and mostly uneventful with Joshua's routine. Sad babies on trips make sad mommies!

Rachel Stellaaa said...

Yeah, Noah is HUGE!!! His poor mom is only like 5 ft tall and very petite. She couldn't even carry him in the car seat when he was first born!

Brigitte said...

Wow... Noah might actually out weigh Joshua!

Cute pictures.... and congrats on him sitting up!! It's funny that little things like that are actually HUGE when you are home with babies all day. I remember when Mack first starting sitting up - it changed what he could play with, and made things so much easier!

Oh and that baby pool thingy is the best huh?! I love how it folds up so neatly into the little pouch thing-a-ma-jig.

Rachel said...

Wow, Rachel those pictures are sooooo dang cute! I love the one of you in the pool together. And Lucia's baby is really cute too. Those boys are so adorable together. You're making me baby hungry!

Mrs. Eliza said...

Noah's cute buy Joshua is cutier.

And he still looks like a boy. Even in the water with no shirt on. :)

What a fun time.