J is for Joshy

Joshy is an especially funny boy. He is SO enthusiastic about things and gets so excited when he talks, which usually means he talks very loudly! I know it sometimes makes people a little uncomfortable, or annoyed even, and so I've kind of gotten into the habit of sssshhing him and asking him to talk quietly please. When this happens, he usually replies with a whisper, "Who's sleeping?" :)

I love how cuddly he is, and always has been...I know there will be a time when he outgrows it, and will no longer want me to lay next to him (on his tiny toddler bed) and run my fingers through his hair. I know there will be a time when he no longer comes down in the middle of the night, or very, very early in the morning and stands next to my bed saying, "Scoooooot. Mom, scoooot!" He likes to snuggle and loves to wrap his arms around my neck while we're laying down (as if I could ever fall asleep like that!) -- and sometimes just grabs my face with both hands, squeezing my cheeks.

I hope I never forget how sweet his little face looks when he catches me smiling at him - and he shyly giggles and turns away...only to peek back at me a second later to see if I'm still smiling. I love how blue his eyes are with long black eyelashes.

I love how ever since I told him I wasn't a piggy (when he asked for a "piggy back ride") that he asks for "mommy back rides" -- usually at bedtime when his legs supposedly don't work anymore and he can't walk up the stairs.

This little ball of energy running, jumping, climbing - and everything in between - all around my house, is such a sweet little boy. I look forward (with a bit of sadness) to see what an incredible man he will grow into.

This morning, after my walk, we went to the park and went on the swings together. He just squealed with glee whenever our swings were in sync...eyes squinting, nose scrunched up, head thrown back, laughing. I was wishing I had my camera...but memory of that moment will suffice.

I love spending one on one time with each of my boys...I love to smother them with kisses and hugs and make them laugh and be silly. I hope and pray that they will always remember those fun special times that we have together...and know most importantly that I will love them always.


Stratton Family said...

What a sweet, sweet tribute to your little guy. I can tell how much you love your children. I'm glad that the raspberry bush is growing and that the boys love eating them!

Deb said...

Your so good. I need to do more blogs like that. It is so RAD to have those one on one times with our kids. I still remember those dates with my own dad and they were so good for me. Auh don't we just love our boys! I never want him to grow up. There so sweet... when they want to be. I love the hugs, kisses, and cuddles too! Your boys ROCK!!!!

Kristen said...

oh my, i love the mommy back ride...that is SO cute! Great picture of him:) You can really see those blue eyes.