he hadn't been walking all that long (i know, he's a late bloomer), couldn't say that many words and was more baby than toddler, really.
today, josiah is a TALKER, he runs, jumps (almost), swims (with floaties) and can climb out of his crib. and he's almost two! just look at him:
luckily, we've been able to use Skype a couple of times and john recorded some DVDs last cruise of him reading children's stories, so josiah's been able to "see" his daddy a couple of times. i wonder what he'll think when he figures out that his daddy is an actual person and not just a face on the TV/computer.
however it happens, it will be wonderful to have john home. we can hardly wait.