Sunday, February 27, 2011


I can feel the days of change coming on.  As we head into March I know and feel that this pregnancy has flown by and not only is the little guy inside of me growing but so is my baby, Noah.  He is getting so big and I can't wait to see him as a big brother.  He almost daily gives my belly raspberries and hugs his brother (my tummy).  I look forward to the days of watching them grow up together - I know there will be fights and tantrums and whatever else but those moments will go quickly and they will always have the bond of brothers. 

Noah has been up to lots:
~ loves to help me in the kitchen cooking and baking.
~ still loves to sit and have books read to him - sometimes we can sit for 30 minutes or more
~ loves to pester or dog, Molly
~ has been playing make believe more, giving his puppets names and carrying on conversations
~ has a fantastic memory - which usually backfires on me, when I don't remember something but he does
~ sits/plays quietly through a whole church service with us
~ loves to visit friends and have people come to our house for dinner or to play
~ loves to play Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds on David's IPod; his love for electronics makes his daddy proud.

I have finished a couple projects for Noah's room (new curtains and a new chair), but Levi's room remains a mess of odds and ends that need to be cleared out so we can at least set up a crib - the poor kid is already playing second fiddle! 
I have been feeling great, though big and the tired stage has hit again.  I really wish Noah still took naps regularly.   I am usually able to squeeze in a short nap when David gets home and before dinner, so that is a blessing.  My Dr. appointments are now every two weeks!  I am still working three mornings a week and plan on working until I can't or the baby comes.
David has been great through this pregnancy, a bit stressed at time with the balancing act of job, home, dissertation and the upcoming changes in our lives which I can't blame him.  The dissertation is coming along - he has got a couple whole chapters to his entire committee and one too the chair of his committee and once she reviews/makes suggestions/comments he will be able to send it to his whole committee as well - what a process!

Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25: I Love...

That I got to wear pajamas to work today; we had pajama day at school.
I let Noah stay in his pajamas today for daycare too, he thought that was pretty fun.

I love how Noah will sit forever reading books together.

I love how Noah just wants to be with David and I all the time, though it can really drive me crazy - I try and remind myself someday he will think I am not cool and would rather be at a friends house or on his own.

I love how even though it has snowed again that Spring is coming soon and I am thankful for the change of the seasons, all beautiful in their own ways.

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21: I Love...

my parents!!  
Congratulations on celebrating 30 years of marriage today.  We love you!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 20: I Love

Bubble Bath, enough said!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February 19: I Love...

Noah and I enjoyed some books on our front porch with the sun streaming in the windows - it was wonderfully relaxing.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 16: I Love...

Playing with food!

This Valentine weekend I have had fun incorporating hearts into our meals.  I came up with several meals, pass along any other ideas or Valentine traditions that you might do as a family with young kiddos!
Check out my Sweet Elder for pics!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 15: I Love...


 I had fun decorating for a special Valentine's dinner with my boys!  (Mom, I know you are laughing because this is about the only time you will see a table cloth on my table).  I bought the paper lanterns at the Dollar Tree, and some red heart paper doilies, and put some candles on the table.

 Everything that I could make heart shaped, I did!

 Noah said, 'It's beautiful!'
  He even got to use adult, 'party' glasses, he thought that was fun.

And got to top his pancakes with whatever he wanted - very yummy!
I will share more Valentine-fun meals tomorrow, check back!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14: I Love....

my Boys!

 Noah and Levi (who we all can't wait to meet, 31 weeks this week!)

David and I (we had to take this picture tonight, it was sadly ridiculous that I couldn't not find a picture of us)

Friday, February 11, 2011

February 10/11: I Love...

storytime with a 3-year old!!
We were playing with playdough and Noah started singing Little Bunny Foo Foo with the bunny cookie cutter - we had fun!  Plus he loved 'making a movie' - which we did....

This being said, blogger is not letting me download the video - I am very bummed (I have tried for the last two nights).  So if I ever get the video up I will be sharing it for sure.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9: I Love...


Don't worry he colored on himself with bath markers so it came off pretty easily, but he thought he was so funny!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 8: I Love...

A day warm enough to play in the snow - which was actually Friday and then is got frigid cold last night/today!  I guess I can feel good about taking advantage of the warmer weather while it was happening.

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7: I Love...

This is the material I am using to make new curtains for Noah's room.  You can say that my nesting does not only involve the babies room but Noah's room all over again.  I hope to be showing you some finished projects in the next couple of weeks.

February 6: I Love...

getting together with friends!!  
Last night we spent the evening with friends watching the Super Bowl, sharing tasty foods and talking.  I don't have a single picture of the evening but we had a great time.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 5: I Love...

a good stack of books!!
and yes these are all stacked on my bedside table but I am currently reading The Wednesday Sisters.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 4: Love is...

This little boy (disguised as a parrot) waiting for his Daddy to get home from work.
He probably sat at the front window for 5 minutes waiting for David - very cute.

February 3: Love Is...

No pictures but a couple of hours sitting in Barnes and Noble and getting a hot drink at Starbucks is just what David and I needed.  To sit, talk, look at each other, laugh and just be together without any distractions.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2: Love is...

A baby bump.  
And boy do we have a lot to love there, I can't believe we only have 2.5 months to see the little guy.  By the way we are pretty sure our little Tomato-Tomato will be named Levi Eric Elder!!  We are all so very excited and preparing - as soon as the snow goes away we can finish the baby's room, all of the furniture is in the garage!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1: Love is....

A dear friend, Kerry, over at Young Ones is hosting a Love Series for the month of February - join us!
Here is the little one making some Valentine cards to spread the love.

He is a bit of a cheese!