Monday, July 18, 2011


Since Noah doesn't take naps anymore he has a quiet time everyday in his playroom, some days he is happy to go others we have to fight him tooth and nail but that is not what this post is about. 
Today, Noah was enjoying quiet time.  I could hear him playing with his piggy bank and getting out all the change.  Soon Noah comes downstairs with a smile, I am about to send him back up when:

Noah:  'Mom, I got out all my money for another prayful baby!'
Me: 'What?'
Noah:  'I spread out all my money for us to get another baby!'
Me: 'Sweetie, that isn't the way it works.'
Noah: 'No, I am going to pay God for another baby!'
Noah has brought me to tears (happy ones) I pick him up in a big hug, he gives me a huge hug back, he is so proud, David comes into the room.
Noah: 'Dad, I got out all my money for another prayful baby!' and gives us both a huge hug
Me: 'Noah, I am sorry but that isn't the way it works, we will talk about it later.'

Our little boy sure does love his little brother and we have been so proud of him!

Monday, July 11, 2011


I am finally getting around to creating this post.  Something I said I was going to do all summer and now look summer is half way gone!!  Can you believe it!?  Weekends kind of blur into one another for me so this is basically what we have been up to.

We finally got some family pics done!  I can't wait to see all of them I have gotten a sneak peek of course and I am loving what I see!
Dinner with great friends and a quick visit with Grandma and Bucko!

The boys stayed home and did who knows what and I spent the day in the car (which I found so wonderful to be by myself with the windows down).  And with my mom: chatting, eating, delivering warm/home cooked meals to a few 'shut-ins' and helping with some decluttering (which I actually love to do, I know I am a bit off like that)

Just hanging out at home: playing in the sprinkler, being silly, Noah wrote his name by himself with a few prompts
and finally folding the mounds of clean clothes in baskets in our bedroom, that was wonderful to finally accomplish.

Lazy afternoon, mowing the lawn, grocery run
Church potluck / pool party
And two exhausted little boys, resulting in a full nights sleep!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th

Our 4th of July weekend was jammed pack and lots of fun!  We started the weekend with a trip to the zoo with my whole family, we haven't all been together since Christmas so that was fun and then we spent the weekend together at Mom and Dad's just being lazy, watching a movie or two, eating good food, a bonfire and s'mores. 

And of course Mom had to get us all patriotic shirts to wear and take a pic!

We came home Sunday to a lazy afternoon with a great visit from David's parents and his Aunt and Uncle from Michigan.  It was great just to sit around and chat and enjoy a meal together.

Monday we split forces a bit.  David stayed home with Levi (who has been pretty congested) and I took Noah to the pool and a grill out with some friends.
When we got home we let Noah stay up and see the fireworks from our deck going off around the neighborhood and lit some sparklers of our own.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th!