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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.