Josiah's parents and sister came into town Friday night so on Saturday we went to Lancaster County (Amish country) where Mom and Dad used to live when Josiah was very small. I guess I will just tell about the day as I put the pictures in.
I am not one for taking pictures of people's houses, but when I saw this one from the street I just had to get some pictures. Isn't it beautiful?
Josiah and Hannah - however went close to the house to get more - I would have just taken them from a distance, but it was worth it.
Yes, we are those annoying people that take pictures of the Amish kids as we pass them.
These people still live in the house next to where Mom and Dad used to live from when Si was about 2-6 years old.
Naps are required, even on birthdays!
Dad standing near the cows we watched them milk
Josiah and I near the cows
We ran into people from church at this farm! Now you have to understand, we were about 1.5 hours away from church, in the middle of no where at a little farm. How weird!
Even though Dillon's stomach was upset and he seemed to not feel well near the end of the day from (our guess) the antibiotic he is on, when we got him home he should had a birthday surprise for us! He held his head up for quite a while - straight off the ground! What a blessing. I know my om was praying Dillon would do something special for us that day and he did. For any of who might have been praying that way as well, thank you - it was encouraging!
Look at him go!
Can you tell we go a little crazy with the camera when he is lifting his head?
Aunty Hannah helping Dillon to scoot across the floor
I really think he might learn to crawl eventually. He seems to enjoy moving and lifting his head, he just has to learn the coordination of it all.
Family photo - Happy Birthday Buddy!
Kissy time - One year old is still young enough to have pictures of your mommy kissing you on the Internet without it being embarrassing!
He is such a little man!
He is a gift from God that we love with all our hearts! Dillon is our little boy, we wouldn't trade him for anything.
It was so nice to have him awake and alert for his birthday celebration
Grandma and Grandpa came out just for his birthday (it is about a 6 hour trip each way)
Birthdays are such fun!
Well that's all, finally! Actually we have a lot more but I just put some of them on. Aren't you glad?! Thank you again for all your cards, etc for his birthday. I thought it was going to be a hard day, but we kept busy and it really wasn't. I am sure here soon I will have a good cry, but with the progress he is making with his head, how can I be sad? Hannah is staying with us now until JayDonn comes so that I will have some help and can have someone ready to take care of Dillon when JayDonn decides to make his arrival. It is going to be such a help having her here, Josiah and I both are very grateful for her willingness. We go for a hearing test in a few minutes, I will have to let you know (if he sleeps so we can run the test) if his hearing is any better now with the tubes in his ears.