Friday, November 23, 2012


Thanksgiving morning started at a bright and early 6:30 (guess who chose that time).
We spent the morning up until 10:00 playing and watching A Garfield Thanksgiving.
I put Noah down for a nap at 10:00 because I wasn't sure how the day would go. He ended up sleeping until 12:00.

Me and my handsome boy. I meant to have someone take a family picture of us but I forgot.

Here is the shirt I made for Noah based off of a pinterest post. Thanks again Amy for mailing it (yes I made it at her house on Saturday and then left without it.) Here's the front.

and here's the back.
For lunch Noah started out only wanting to eat strawberries (he's a bit obsessed with them) but they eventually ran out and luckily he ate some homeade macaroni and cheese that Jason's mom had made. It really was delicious. Everyone else stuffed themselves with the usual Thanksgiving foods. YUM!
Then the game nazi (Jason) started up the family games.

Here is Noah eating a frozen banana pop that Serena made covered in chocolate.

He really liked them and was covered in chocolate.

Dinner time. He ate macaroni again. :)
We made it back home at around 8:00, gave Noah a quick bath, and put him in Christmas jammies he inherited from someone to celebrate the official start of the Christmas season!
I just want to say how thankful I am for all of my family on both sides. I really love them all and feel so blessed to have such good relationships with everyone.

This morning Noah decided to "snuggle" with Tessa. He LOVES her.

With it being officially the Christmas season I really want to start putting up Christmas decorations but I have to write a talk for church on Sunday and so that will just have to wait. I've been putting it off and now since we have "Thanksmas" tomorrow with Jason's Aunt and her family I really only have today to work on it. Am I starting to feel anxiety about it....yep. :)
I started to brainstorm on paper ideas for my talk but it got confiscated by someone.

Maybe he'll come up with something good. :)

During breakfast I decided to go ahead and show Noah Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.

Then I decided to head to Walmart to buy the game for the game gift exchange for tomorrow. Unfortunatly, I forgot to get a few things so I have to go back later. I don't want to. :)

Getting pictures of my boy has become super hard.
So my talk.....yes I have some ideas. No, it's nowhere near being done. Am I still procrastinating? Yep. Why? I don't know.
But, that does mean I posted about Thanksgiving and made your day right? My job here is finished!

Friday, November 16, 2012


So the secrets out. I'm pregnant. We wanted another one and were so pleasantly surprised when we found out we had another one coming. It took so long to get Noah that we didn't really expect it to happen so soon. We are thrilled. My due date is May 22nd but since this one will be a repeat C-Section they have already scheduled the surgery for May 15th. 2 days before my birthday. Yay!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I figure I better get with it and post about Halloween before I just decide it's been too long and to move on to another topic. The day before Halloween we carved our pumpkin.
This was Noah's first pumpkin and although he doesn't look thrilled, he really enjoyed it.

He was really interested in what Jason was doing. He kept grabbing the pumpkin with both hands and pulling it down to look inside.

Then the town trick or treating was that night so Noah (and Jason) got dressed up. Cute little Kermit.

I had a hard time getting good pictures of it.

We met up with the family and a few friends to go trick or treating together. Here he is with Jason's mom. Our town has a pretty neat set up. You can go door to door but they also have businesses up and down Main Street that sit outside their business and pass out candy. It's pretty crowded but I like it. Makes it a lot safer I think.

Here's Noah outside the firehouse. He didn't really understand that people were giving him candy (although he does like to eat it) but he loved walking around downtown.

Jason gutted the pumpkin and I carved it. Jason picked the design. :) We turned the lights off and said, "ooooo" so Noah kept looking at it and saying "oooooo" over and over.

On Halloween we went to our church Trunk or Treat. Jason wanted Noah to be Thing 2 but we just didn't have the time to get it ready. It would have been pretty cute.

Jason was in charge of a game at the Trunk or Treat so he did pumpkin bowling. It was a huge hit with all of the kids. They kept getting back in line for it. Our nephew Vincent is there as Thomas the train and I know he's blurry but Ashton is the bowler.

Noah wouldn't eat at the church (big surprise Mr. Picky) so he didn't eat until we got home. He had a late dinner. He did have a nice little tantrum at the church where he screamed and head butted me. He's getting pretty good at those. But, we had a good Halloween and now we are ready to move to Thanksgiving!
So excited for the next 2 holidays!