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Sunday, December 28, 2008

What do you do with a sick boy?

As I said in the last post, Noah got sick Christmas night. Over the last few days is has progressively gotten worse, but better. (Don't know if that's really possible.) Since we have had such great weather we have been taking advantage of it and took Noah outside to play and take his mind off not feeling well. He highly enjoyed playing with his golf clubs in the yard and then pitched a fit when we tried to put them away. Needless to say, he took them with him on his wagon ride.



He still wasn't feeling good today so I plopped him on the couch and this was his cushion.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did and were excited to be spending it at our house this year. Noah had a great time opening presents and loved continually checking out his wagon and big, big bear. He also got a few books and wooden train. Once he opened presents we ventured into ours. (Disclaimer...we have a very cheap spending limit for each other because we usually get a big gift as a couple together. This year will probably be some home improvements to our house. Not a great gift, but something we need to do.) With that said Matt got me some earrings and I made him a quilt from all his old high school t-shirts. We then had a tasty breakfast and all went to take a nap. The rest of the day was spent cleaning up and cooking. My parents came over to join us for dinner and play with Noah. My mom went with us as we took Noah for his first real ride in the wagon. Once supper was over and a little bit before Noah started to get really fussy. (not normal) As it was getting worse we started noticing a slight fever which means he has had Tylenol and is now in bed for the night after being rocked for an hour. We not really sure whether it's a cold or teeth, but at least it waited til the end of the day to sprout. Hope you enjoy our pictures from the day.
Coming down the stairs to see the tree and presents.
Opening presents
He was throwing wrapping paper at dad, but behind him you can see how big his bear is compared to him.
A better picture of the floppy bear. It will go in his room after everything else is moved to sister's room.
Noah's wagon
A glimpse of Matt's quilt
Of course you can't have the family dinner picture without everyones mouth full of food.

Christmas Eve

For Christmas Eve we attended our church's children's program. We packed the diaper bag full of treats since there was no nursery. However, since is was a children's program Noah was highly entertained. (The milk and fruit snacks helped though.) After the service we had a friend take a Christmas photo. When we got home I asked Noah if I could take his picture in front of the tree. He therefore, ran to the fireplace and pointed for me to turn on the tree lights (they are on a remote) and then went and sat right in front of the tree. What a smart and sweet boy!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Price Christmas...

Since we are not traveling anywhere for Christmas this year we spent this past Saturday evening with the Price family for Christmas. Andrea and Brad were nice enough to call in so we could all be in attendance. After a great dinner we moved on to presents. Noah was very helpful in passing out the presents with Grandpa. Once we told him he could start opening he took his sweet time. Noah does not really like to have messy hands so he would take off a piece of wrapping paper and then have to give it to an adult to throw away. This made opening presents last forever. (Thank you Andrea and Brad for hanging in there with us.) I will admit that Noah did a lot better this time about letting go of his gift and moving on to the next present which was not the case with my family. (That post is a few below here.) Here are just a few pictures captured from the night. Hope you enjoy!
The Price Christmas Tree

Noah helping with presents

Opening presents....



Some of Noah's favorites: his new set of golf clubs (now for outside use only) and a table and chairs that he sits at every morning before anything else can happen

Matt and I are looking forward to spending our first Christmas at home with Noah together. We can't wait to start some family traditions. We wish everyone Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is it to early for Santa?

Noah wants to know if it's to early to wait for Santa?



A new tree ornament created by Noah...

(Remember Noah thinks the "No touching tree" does not apply to Polly)

Too bad they don't have wii games for little ones. Noah is now highly entertained by it and loved to hold his own remote.


Noah's new dance moves...

video

Noah loves to put the TV on music stations to dance.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A smart mischievous boy

Noah has been doing so many things lately that surprise us. Recently I was on the phone when Noah brought me a car puzzle. As I started to help him I realized that he was putting the pieces in himself in the correct spots. I was shocked and had him do it again to which he did. Since he has also found a farm puzzle that he likes to do as well. I guess my surprise is that he actually understands that the pieces only fit into certain spaces and he know which one goes where.


Noah also has game he likes to play all the time that I haven't been able to catch on photo before because he's so fast. He loves to find anything to use as his golf club and then takes Polly's balls out of her basket to bat around the room. He gets really upset if Polly takes the ball into another room and chases her down until he can get it back. They are quite a treat to watch.
That would be a toy wrench today.


As for my mischievous boy....
Noah knows that the Christmas tree is off limits. However, he doesn't feel that those rules apply to Polly. Therefore, his new favorite game is to throw a ball or his cereal into the tree for Polly to retrieve. He thinks this is hilarious and giggles away. If you leave him for to long and hear this giggle you know what he is up to. The funny part is when you confront them Noah looks at you like he didn't do anything because he's not touching the tree. This is what I found as I walked by the tree today.
That is a piece of cereal sitting on the branch in the middle.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Noah's new smile???

I was trying to take a few funny photos of Noah yesterday and that is exactly what I got. When I asked him to smile this is what I got.


I knew he was a ham for the camera, but this is a little extreme. Hopefully when we try to do our Christmas photo next week we can get a better one. (Not that I don't mind this face either, but I know you would like to see his eyes.)
Noah has also got into a picnic phase. Not sure where he got this since we have never had one. When Matt and I came home from Black Friday shopping Noah had pulled his place mat off the table and laid it on the living floor with his milk and snack cup. Of course, my first reaction was "Did Grandma make you a picnic?" to which she replied he did it on his own. Then I thought at least he knows he needs a table to eat in the living room, Good Job, Noah. Later today while we were working on the tree and doing laundry Noah found a box and dragged it into the kitchen. When I walked by this is what I saw.

Christmas Spirit

I have been ready for Christmas for what seems like forever and have spent the past week trying to put up a few decorations. However, it never seems complete until you have a tree. Matt finally gave in to my pleading and with a break in the weather we went on a tree hunt. We tend to like big full trees and had a hard time finding one due to them all looking tall and skinny. We finally settled on this one...

Noah really just wanted to run around more that anything. After watching a wreck on the interstate happen behind Lowe's that knocked out the power we thought it was time to get going since it started to rain again. Without further ado here is this years tree.


In order to make things fit this year we have had to change around a LOT of furniture. We're actually still not done trying to figure out what to do with everything. Noah has been good tonight and not touched the tree, however, there is nothing on it since we have to let it dry. (I don't mind waiting to decorate it as long as I have it.) We'll see what happens within the next couple of days.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lots of news...lots of posts together

Baby number two is...
a GIRL!! We are very excited to announce that Noah is getting a sister in April. This is a picture of her looking right at you.


Christmas in Atlanta
Since there are so many kids in my family we have always got together either before or after Christmas to celebrate, but not on Christmas. Lately this has turned into sometime around Thanksgiving. Not real sure why it keeps happening that way, but we make it work. My sister was nice enough to house us all and we had a great time together. All the cousins LOVED playing with each other! Noah really started getting it to opening his own presents, but really just wanted to keep whatever he opened instead of exchanging it for a new present.



Love this picture of them!

Why do you do this to me?

Opening presents

Give it back, it's mine!

My Pants are too big mom!
Noah was in the playroom the other day playing when he came around the corner and this is what I found. His pants around his ankles because they wouldn't stay up. He just kept trying to walk like it was nothing.
What?!?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cleaning?

I really needed to vacuum upstairs today since I had been putting it off. I started in Noah's room, then to the new baby room, hallway and lastly my room. Noah does not like the vacuum so I left him in our room to watch a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. As I started to vacuum towards the room Noah started running and this is where I found him.

Literally hiding in between my clothes and only poked his head out for a minute until I turned the vacuum off.

Elljay, GA

This past weekend we traveled to Elljay, GA and met up with my sister's family and parents for a relaxing trip. We had a great time together and the kids really enjoyed themselves. Noah had a little bit of a hard time sleeping, but we seem to work things out a little each night so we could get some rest.
Here's a little of the view that we had for the weekend. The weather was a little cool, but the house was nice and cozy.



Adventures for the weekend included trying to fish, playing outside, playing with cousins, and visiting downtown Elljay.

Although the boys joined the tea party it was just for the food.
Noah loved helping dad build the fire.
Since we missed all the fall displays and pictures taking opportunities we decided to take this one in downtown Elljay.