Joshua is sleeping quite well in his new tropical environment. We were so busy in the weeks before we left the States that it was difficult to get him into a regular sleep routine but now that we have a more regular schedule (and more free time), we have found much success with the Ferber method. The first night, he screamed for more than an hour but since then he will go down to sleep in about 10-20 minutes, or sometimes 30 minutes. This is awesome because rocking him to sleep for an hour multiple times a day gets old really quickly. We praise God that he is sleeping well. Other than a bit of heat rash, Joshua is adjusting quite well. Thank God for a happy baby.
Karl's parents came out from the East coast to visit and we all went for a trip to the San Diego Zoo. When we got there we realized that baby would be in the sun all day so we got some little baby sunglasses and a baby baseball cap from the gift store. Joshua was super cute in his new digs and we all had a great day at the zoo.
When Karl's brother James came to visit, we all went out to Joshua Tree National Park for a couple of days and had a wonderful time in God's good creation. Baby Joshua was a real trooper through it all and it is too bad that he will remember none of it except for what we tell him and the following pictures. We'll go there again someday when he is older and will get more out of it.
We took a whole bunch of great smile pictures and I will post more if I have time but in the meantime, here is one of the more fun ones.