Saturday, December 24, 2011

Levi: Teeth

Levi's teeth are coming in full force.  I finally caught a couple of pics.  First of all Levi isn't really a sit still kind of guy and if  you even try to pull back his lip to see the teeth he will stick out his tongue or clamp his mouth shut.  These pics were taken at least a week ago so we have seen a couple more teeth since then.  The other funny thing is that none are coming in next to each other so he looks like a jack-o-lantern!  He has such a cute, goofy grin.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Our Mover

Well we actually have two now.  Levi it definitely on the move these days.  He is lots of fun to play with and Noah has found lots of enjoyment in his little brothers new abilities.  Noah was more excited than us this evening when Levi had pulled himself up on David to a leaning stand, 'Mom, mom come look Levi is standing.'  It is so much fun to see our boys grow each day.  I feel so blessed to be home with them.

Levi in the last week of so has found more adventures crawling through/underneath his exersaucer than he does actually getting in it.  We have a video but blogger isn't letting me upload.  I will keep working on it.

The last couple of days we have had to make sure all the doors are closed to bathrooms, basement stairs, bedrooms, etc because we never know where we might find Levi.  This is one of the places I found him today.  I think he might walk sooner than his brother did....

Friday, December 16, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First Snow

We finally got snow today!  I haven't been too worried about it not being here yet but it was so fun to watch it falling today.  Noah was super excited and played outside in the snow with neighbors.  Levi got out in the snow too, his FIRST snow!  While I was getting Levi bundled up just imagine the little brother in The Christmas Story that couldn't move because of his snowsuit, it was pretty cute.  (but since my hands were full with the little guy I didn't get a pic, sorry)

Here is a pic of the mover though!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Our little boy is 4, I can't believe it.  David reminded me that 4 years ago we went to bed knowing that we would be induced in the morning and meet out little boy, Noah.  But at about 2 am my water broke.  David just wanted to go back to bed, but really how could I?  So we made our way to the hospital expecting to be sent home but went none the less.  They admitted me right away, so we expected to meet our son soon, Noah didn't arrive until 7 pm!  It was a long day but so worth it!
We of course celebrated Thanksgiving this last weekend as well as my mom's birthday but the big part of our weekend was Noah's birthday.  We celebrated with a Lego inspired birthday.  David is so proud that Noah has taken to building with Legos.  I have also enjoyed it to see the excitement when he shows me what he has built, or when he wakes David and I up at 6 am with a Lego creation (no joke, who knows how long he had been up) or the time that David and Noah spend together building.
Here are a few picks from our weekend I celebrating!

 Playing with Legos
 Playing at the park on Thanksgiving, it was such a nice day!!

 A trip to the Zoo (taking advantage of the beautiful weather).  Can you spy Noah and I?

Lego Birthday Pics!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Noah Got a Bike!

Noah got a bike from Grandma and Bucko for his birthday and he loves it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I Am Thankful

for such cool dudes in my life!  (I guess David didn't make the cut)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


David and some co-workers are teaming together to raise money for prostate cancer.  They started the month clean shaven...our little boys were not so sure about Daddy's bare face!  They will only we growing a mustache for the month of November to raise money.  If you feel led please donate to the Morningside Mushtangs!!

Link for the Morningside Mushtangs!

Here are some pics of David through the transition to Movember!

What David normally looks like.
David first shaved his head for Halloween and went to work looking like his co-worker!  A remarkable resemblance, huh?!
Having a little fun with Movember.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Levi Crawling (6 months)

I just caught the end of his journey but you get the idea about what we are up against and I am sure David is extremely proud that he was going after the XBox controller.  Although it is not the 'traditional' crawling method, it gets him to where he wants to go.  I guess I better start baby proofing and getting the gates out!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all you ghosts and goblins!  We think Noah enjoyed passing out candy more than he liked trick or treating himself, it was super funny he was yelling down kiddos across the street to come over because 'we have candy over here!'

Monday, October 24, 2011

Noah: the Photogragher

Noah loves taking pictures and usually they are really close up pics! Enjoy some of his snap shots (I am not sharing the close ups of me :-) )

 Can anyone guess what the close up below is?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Levi: 6 months

We haven't had his doctor's appointment yet to share his stats but Levi celebrated 6 months on Friday!!  I (I am sure David too) cannot believe that our baby is 6 MONTHS OLD already!!  It seems like this little fella is growing up much faster than his big brother.
What Levi is up to:
~ Rolling and rolling and rolling
~ Getting up on hands and knees and rocking (there have been a few scoots forward but mostly we are still in reverse)

~Taking in about 4-5 6 oz. bottle a day with a veggie/fruit or cereal in there for lunch or dinner.  So far he has had green beans, peas, squash, sweet potatoes next we will do a few more fruits!

~ He really loves and calms down when we turn on his crib mobile music in the middle of the night which has helped us greatly in getting him to self soothe and sleep all night without a bottle or pacifier.
~ Gives his brother the biggest smiles and even lets brother wrestle with him, he loves it! (I will post the video in the next couple of days)
~ Takes 2 naps: morning one runs about 1.5 sometimes 2 the afternoon usually takes 2 maybe 3 hours
~ Loves being outside and looking at the trees
~ Lots of squeals and giggles and really only gets fussy when he is hungry.  All around a happy boy.

We have been blessed with two happy, healthy boys!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


The Fall makes for a busy time of year (at least it has for us so far)

Crafting with friends
Sitting outside post game with new friends that I hope will become old friends
Crunching leaves, glow sticks, pumpkins
Sharing a meal with family
Celebrating my grandpa's 93rd birthday what an example his life has been and will continue to be for us
A few games of volleyball.  It has been years since I played but it was fun and I still got some skills

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wow, it has been over a month for us to post on here!  Life has been rolling along here at a nice steady pace.  We are enjoying all that Fall has to offer and I hope to catch up soon.  In the meantime check out the little guy.  This evening he started really getting up on his hands and knees....we might be getting even busier around here with a little baby proofing and a lot of chasing!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Past Week

Like many of our friends we too have been busy!  Let's catch up!

Noah started preschool, which he loves and shares little parts of his day(s) with us like what was for snack and what stations he played at. 

David is definitely in full swing college mode, extra meetings and committees.  But overall very excited about new students and the activity on campus.

My parents visited and as Noah calls it had a sleepover. 

We attended a birthday party for a sweet (now) 3 year old and made our first trip to Chuck E. Cheese...David and I have been avoiding taking this place like the plague (David has still managed to avoid it but Noah and I survived).

Sunday we enjoyed a beautiful day in the park at an annual event, ArtSplash, with local artists and lots of great kid's activities. 

We made a make shift fire ring in our backyard, collected sticks and had our own little hot dog and s'more roast, it was so enjoyable and the weather couldn't have been better.

Enjoyed an afternoon at Pumpkinland with friends- running through the corn maze, petting bunnies and kittens, and sitting on a pumpkin or two. 

Lot of little things in between too:
made my first batch of laundry detergent
made two complete meals to freeze: chicken enchiladas and stuffed shells (hope to post recipe soon, over here)
started making a list of Christmas gifts (hope to share the ones that I make), birthday ideas (Noah has asked for another dinosaur cake) and Halloween costume ideas (Noah: Spiderman, Batman, Captain America or a Scuba Diver)

....oh what busy times we have ahead!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Preschool Here We Come!

Noah was so ready for preschool to start, I think we are both a little bummed it isn't more than 2 mornings a week but exciting none the less.  He walked right into the room and kissed us good bye and that was it.  There were no tears, I swear I didn't shed a one.  It is a little weird though I don't know why...Noah has been going to some sort of daycare/mom's day out since he was 9 months old.  Maybe it is because I am not in the building anymore like I was the first 2 years or maybe it is because I don't have a job to go to, or maybe it is because it just reminds me how old my baby is getting!