Sunday, October 10, 2010

Joshua's choo! choo! Party

Joshua has been in love with Thomas the Train for quite some time now, so we decided to do a train party for his 2nd birthday.

He's getting so old!!

Our "family picture." Joshua wasn't too keen on staying still so this was the best we got. Mary's open mouth is just a bonus...

Josh LOVES to read, a trait that makes him a definite Stoutner, according Mary. He even preferred to read his new train book to eating cake and ice cream!

For one of the activities we had the kids color pictures of different trains from Thomas and Friends.

Here is the cake that Mary made with help from her friend Erin, very nice.

We kept it a pretty small party, Joshua's first kiss, Lizzy, Matt and Amy's son Matthew, Erin's kids, and Helaman and Lipa's kids.

Matthew's not so sure about the coloring...

The next activity planned was a fun bowling game with pictures of different Thomas trains stuck to plastic bottles. Joshua, however, was too excited about the pictures to let anyone play...

...Lizzy was ready to bowl...

Joshua decided to march right through the ring around the rosie...

And presents....Joshua was not as excited as some of his friends were to open the presents, but he LOVED all of them!

...a picture of Mathoni and Rita...just because we can....

Joshua was so excited with the fire truck toy from Mary's mom that Ben had to put it together while he was on it!

It was a hit with all of the kids.

Joshua knows how to blow out candles (he blew out a few of Mommy's candles on her birthday), but he couldn't quite get these to blow out...
We can't believe our little Joshy is 2 years old already!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


This is a tribute to Joshua's cousin Alexander, who left him for Utah.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What is your guess?

We find out what we are having on the 1st.
What do you think it is.....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Phone number

I am getting rid of my cell. We are going to keep Ben's cell but we now have a home phone.
You can call Ben's cell for the new number.
look forward to hearing from you
(we actually don't have a phone yet but will by Sat) :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Almost 18 months

Joshua loves to play with the sliding back door, he's happy that it's starting to get warm enough to play outside more.

" wanted me to get one for you too?..."

Reading (sort of) with mommy.

Ready for church!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

On being a imbecile

I am a imbecile.....
I do things that I think are wrong
I should not be allowed in polite society
I do this often....
Anyone know a cure?
Anyone know how to mature and become the leader I should be?
I often think that if I could just think before I barge out into the world that everything will be okay....
That however is hard to make happen.
For now please if you see me do something stupid and silly just remember...she is not meaning to be that way...
She just is a little rough around the edges.

Thank you,
(This is just free thought, no need to comment)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I have a talented family!

Check out this apron that My cousin made. They also do bows and kid clothes. They are amazing!