Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spring come soon...

Life seems to be flying by before my eyes. In 5 days I'll be hitting week 20 of my pregnancy. Snow continues to blanket the land and we're all starting to get cabin fever. I have the day off from work today, so I have time to "catch up" on a few things, including my blog. I have my 2nd load of laundry in the dryer, homemade lasagna made for dinner, dishes done up, and a few minutes left before Noah wakes from his nap. Sometimes these things seem mundane, but I also seem to enjoy them all the same. As I sit here & think - I can't remember my life without Noah (and Jeff) in it. What joy they bring me. Noah is learning so fast, growing so fast; becomming a little man. As I once prayed for Noah before he was born, I now find myself praying for this little girl that we will meet in July. It seems unfathomable. Jeff & I have started planning the "rearranging" of the house, since Noah & his sister eventually will have their own bedrooms. Looks like the downstairs bathroom will be turned into a master bath, and within the next 3-4 years Jeff & I will turn the current computer/study room into our bedroom - allowing each of the kids to have their own bedroom upstairs.
Meanwhile, AJ & Sherry (my brother & sister-in-law) recently celebrated their 9-year anniversary, Jeff & my 4-year anniversary will be here in a few months, both Jeff's mom & my mom have March birthdays, Easter will be coming, and my cousin Laura will be getting married in September.
As the seasons bring change - life brings change, too - I must get ready to embrace it all.
But spring, please come soon...

Pied Piper

Jeff is a music teacher & is able to bring instruments home for Noah to "play with" from time to time. Noah's new favorite: the flutaphone. Nothing like a little music before bedtime!


Fuzzy picture. Fuzzy hair. When all else fails, play in the stockpot.
Noah goes for his first "salon" haircut tonight!


Noah LOVES to help with chores. We often hear Noah scampering to the closet & he'll make the "Vrroooom" vacuum-noise & he wants us to vacuum. We tried just getting it out for him to play with, but he points to the outlet & wants it turned on. He use to be happy to watch Jeff vacuum, but now he must do it himself.
When he gets tired, he hops on the canister & wants Jeff to give him a ride. I hope he finds this much joy in vacuuming when he hits his teenage years!

Just like daddy...

I am continually amazed at how much Noah shadows everything Jeff does. Noah really enjoys his books, but at times, must sit in Daddy's chair & read Birds & Blooms.

372 months vs. 19 months

My birthday was on February 11th. Noah hit 19 months on Feb. 10th. Jeff invited my mom & dad, brother & sister-in-law over for a celebration. I made chocolate striped-delight - Noah loved it, too!
Graham cracker crust made, now for the cream-cheese layer... and voila- the finished product!

The following weekend, we went up to Derby to visit Jeff's family. Jeff took me to the Cheesecake Factory at the Galleria to celebrate again! It was SO good, despite the 2-hour wait to get in!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We caved...

We had our ultra sound today...
and we found out...

Noah's going to have a little SISTER!

I couldn't be happier!