Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 6, 2008

Josh turns 5!

Josh was born on June 6, 2003. We had just moved into our new home in North Las Vegas when little Joshua Cruz arrived. I was scheduled to be induced and highly anticipating his arrival when the hospital called to tell us they were full and that they would have to reschedule us the following day. The next day they called again and were still full. My mom came into town and stayed with  Cade while Jason took me to the hospital, once we were finally admitted. 
Josh was a great baby. He actually slept a few hours at night and started sleeping through the night at about 4 months old. Which was a big contrast to his older brother, who only slept in 2 hour increments until he was over 1 years old!  
Josh is our little comedian and loves his two brothers. He is always finding ways to make us laugh. We don't know what we would do without him!  Although Jason was a little shocked when I told him that I was pregnant with Josh, he actually had to sit down, I thought he was going to hyperventilate. Cade was only 9 months old, and we were in a one bedroom apartment. I guess he forgot how we got Cade! After the initial shock Jason was as excited as I was. 
Josh's first haircut he giggled the whole time. Grandma Echols gave him his first haircut, she could not believe how good he was! Grandpa Echols holding Josh and Selena!

Josh's 5th birthday party! He actually had two parties. An afternoon party with his friends,and an evening party with family. It was a busy day. Both were pool parties, pizza was served in the afternoon and hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner, all of Josh's favorite foods.
It was a dinosaur theme. Josh loves T-Rex's! He was persistent about having another dinosaur party, it was also his choice last year.

Showing off his cookies we made from his preshcool kitchen bag he got to bring home one week.
Josh at his 2. Wearing his Nemo hat, aunt Laura bought him in Mexico.

Josh wearing grandpa Echols glasses

Josh with grandpa Abbott at father and sons. The boys call it "Man Camp", Josh went two times in May, once with our ward and again with grandpa Abbott's ward!


chanel said...

This is so fun!
Turning 5 is big time. He's so cute! It was cool reading your memories about when he was born. Loved all the pictures! I think there needs to be more mom & son picts! :)
I am going to have to take notes about Dinosaur birthday parties!!!

Tracy said...

Oh, you're making me cry. I love the pictures. I'm a total flake for not sending anything. But I'll buy him a loud obnoxious toy when I get there. I can't believe Jason was shocked when you got pregnant again -- you are fertile Myrtle! That is a ton of kids for a party! Holy cow. Can't wait to see you and all your babies!


miss you guys! Happy Birthday Josh!

Brittany said...

Turning 5 is such a big deal! I love all of the pictures, he's such a cute kid! Happy "Late" Birthday Josh!