Saturday, June 30, 2007

Lots of Visitors

We've had lots of visitors over the past couple days. Josiah has been quite the social butterfly!

Mimi had to leave Thursday morning to fly back to Richmond. Everyone was very sad...thank you for all of your help, we miss you!

John & Kate Early came to visit Thursday morning and were "naturals" with Josiah. It was so fun to catch up with them.

Thursday night our friend Rosie came over and cooked up a fabulous dinner...we had fajitas, all kinds of side dishes, and warm brownies and ice cream.

We started Friday off with a family walk around the 'hood.

Friday night, the Porters came over for some grillin' and chillin'. Chillin' looks a lot different these days with two kids...we used to eat leisurely dinners and then watch a movie or something. Last night we were juggling dinner plates and crying babies. No time for a movie, there were feedings and bedtimes instead.

Thank you Ben & Anna for your help last night...we really appreciate it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sling-Ridin', Tummy Time, and Trains

We've had a busy couple days...Yesterday, Josiah rode in his sling for the first time. We went to Target and the grocery store and thought he'd be safe from germs if he was in this. He did great - slept the whole time and nobody bothered us.

Ever wonder what a baby looks like inside the sling?!? He looks mad, but I promise he liked it.

Today we worked on some "tummy time" to help strengthen neck muscles or something. Anyway, he looked real cute, so here are some pics.

Thank you to the Perzanowskis for the adorable name quickly came out of the package and onto Josiah's window sill.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's hard to be a parent...

Bella is plum tuckered-out from all the night feedings, the diaper changes, and guarding Josiah from all our visitors! Who knew it would be this tiring to have a baby?!?

Campbell Cummings

Our sweet niece, Campbell Jean Cummings, turned 9 months old on Sunday. We are so excited to be getting back to the East Coast to be closer to Mark, Em, and Campbell. She has a lot to teach little Josiah about the ways of the world- swimming pools, how to ride forwards in a car seat, and all sorts of stuff!

Here are some pictures:

Can you tell she and Josiah are related? They have the same head!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

So Fresh and So Clean

Josiah had some fun getting clean today...

And thanks to the Tuckers for the cute blanket...he's already showing off his Hokie pride!

Friday, June 22, 2007

It's Friday!

Well, Josiah's first Friday is going well. We've done some sleeping, eating, pooping, and swinging so far...can't wait to see what the afternoon holds :) We're having fun wearing the different outfits we've gotten as's Friday's outfit, blue is definitely one of his colors.

Hanging out with Dad and Bella:

Tyler even came by for a he is, explaining the complicated ins and outs of Jim & Pam's love life to Josiah:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Josiah comes home!

Josiah got home yesterday afternoon and had a pretty good transition to life at home. Bella is curious (and not too jealous yet), and Josiah is still eating, sleeping, and pooping like a true champion.
Mimi and Papa have been here since Monday afternoon (after the marathon drive!). They've been a huge help and it has been great to have them here.
Somehow it didn't take very long for Papa to institute family naps...
So far, Josiah can only do level 1 Sudokus- but give him a week and he'll be doing those balck belt ones!

Thanks so much to Mimi and Papa for all you've done so far. It's a joy to have you guys here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy Father's Day to me!

Well, I got about all I could ask for this Father's Day. A really cool tie... and my boy! Josiah Archer Wood was born on 6/17/07 at 7:56 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs, 7 ozs, and measured in at 21 inches. Both he and Mom are doing great!

Here he is:And his closeup:
Here's Mom and baby Josiah:And I guess I really don't need a caption for these...
We'll add a million more pictures by tomorrow, but this will do for now. Thanks for looking and we can't wait for him to meet all you guys! Ok, one last one- since you begged for it- here's a shout out from baby Siah to the Wood-Tang Clan:

Monday, June 4, 2007

The Long Awaited...Pictures of AK & Scott's Wedding!

So my little sister, AK, got married on May 26th...We were able to be home for the week before to help prepare and of course celebrate. It was so fun! It's hard to believe she has a husband now, but we couldn't have asked for a better one than Scott. I think most big sisters are hesitant or sad when their little sisters get married, but this just seems right. I never thought twice about it! Of course, they have been dating longer than Andy and I have known each other :) Here is a smattering of pictures from the event...if you want to see more (and I mean a bazillion more) go to her blog via the link on the right.
Getting Dressed

Everyone kept telling us to "get off our feet" and "relax", so we finally did!
The Bride and the Matron of Honor

Dance Party!!!

The Groom

The Wedding Party got a trolley ride from the church to the reception

AK, Mom, and myself

Daddy & Me

First Dance

The Wood Family in full force - a good looking group, don't you think?

At the end of the night, they rode off on Scott's Harley, through a cloud of bubbles.

Brooks and Anna were there for all of the festivities - thanks for the moral and dancing support, kids! They, of course, were enthralled with Junior. If he turns out to be a girl, his name will be "Brooksanna".

Apparently Andy and I didn't take any pictures together during the wedding or reception. Oops! We were having too much fun dancing and running around catching up with people! Oh well, you'll see plenty of us in the future :)