Saturday, April 2, 2011


Noah started soccer last Thursday and is loving it! After listening to him ask for two weeks straight if it was time to go I finally was able to say yes. Once he had on all his gear he hit the floor running!! He has had two practices. The first one they just worked on basic skills. The second one included more skills and then a game. He has been very excited to play!!

One very excited boy with a new shirt and all his gear.

Testing everything out before practice started.

Meeting the coaches and trying to decide whether or not to participate. He went out there just fine and sat well. I think he know the game too well and was wondering why she was making him play 'Simon Says'. They were working on learning that the ball is for kicking and you are not to pick it up with your hands.

Paisley was thinking about joining the team.

Practicing/learning how to dribble. They started out in a small area and then moved to whole field. He did a great job and even showed me how when we got home. We need to work on getting his head up, but that will come.

Team talk before game play. Noah was very hesitant to go after the ball. He knows the game well so he kept his distance and kept waiting for a pass. (He really was in the correct position for receiving those passes too.) However, we had to explain to him during water break that they weren't going to pass to him and to go after the ball.

GOAL!! Not to brag, (maybe just a little) he made four goals in his first game.

Sorry for all the random spaces. I have tried to fix this several times and it's not working. I give up.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Who can resist this face?!?

Yes, Noah is still here. He is getting ready to start playing indoor soccer in two weeks so there will be lots of pictures of him soon.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Out with the old

Our carpet needed to be replaced once we bought our house. We finally broke down and are new owners of fresh carpet. Here are the before and after pics. Now onto the tile. We are hoping to do that ourselves with the help of my brother.

This is what our house looked like while they were working. We got carpet in four bedrooms, a closet, our living room, and stairs.
Paisley's new bed. It swallows her, but it is now hers. We will get the mattress for it when our new neice Josie is born. For now we just pulled the mattress off the downstairs couch. She doesn't seem to mind. (And for those that didn't understand about her toddler bed...the crib broke. No news here. Sorry).

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Princess Party

Paisley was invited to a Princess Party for our neighbor. Along with the theme you were to dress up in your princess attire. I haven't gotten into the dresses for Paisley yet because she is so small, but I did find a dress that would work in her closet. It was one of the flower girl dresses from my wedding that has been passed down. It worked perfectly and she looked fit for a princess party. I went ahead and curled her hair as well, but couldn't bring myself to give her any make-up.

Had to take this picture because Paisley was sitting very nicely on floor watching her friend open presents. Then her present got openned and she jumped up and walked up to take her present back. Of course she didn't take it back, but it was very funny to watch.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Good Times and Great Friends!
A couple of our friends are moving so we had a fabulous dinner party to celebrate their new adventure. They will truly be missed!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Painted toes

I wanted to paint my toes for Spring so I got out the polish and thought Paisley might like her painted as well. She was very excited and say right down. I tried to explain that she had to sit still and then also had to wait til they were dry before she could get up. I don't think she moved an inch once I started and sat and watched her movie until I picked her up and told her she could move. I think I have a girly, girl on my hands!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nap Time!

Paisley had RSV. Luckily we caught it early and didn't need any treatment, but we kept a good watch on her. I had to teach Sunday School so Noah and I headed to church while Matt and Paisley stayed home. Matt was working on putting in some new faucets. Paisley was helping, but then disappeared. Apparently the bean bag in her room was a good resting spot. She slept here for a good hour before Noah and I came home.
Later that week while I was working in the basement and Noah was playing wii Paisley decided she needed to take another rest with baby.