Sunday, December 22, 2013

Our Christmas Tree

This year I made a point to get our Christmas tree up as soon as possible so that Noah could enjoy the bright lights and all the colors.  Surprisingly, he has been pretty uninterested.  Still, it's been great for me.  We trimmed down some of the "kids" ornaments and made room for some more adult ones.  I figure this is the time to enjoy an adult looking tree before your kids make lots of crazy looking ornaments.  Maybe then I'll get two trees!

I also had a ton of fun this year wrapping presents.  I wanted to all match under the tree. I'm laughing just reading at that comment, but whatever, I love that they all look like they belong under the same tree.  I used a lot of craft paper with pops of red and gold.  A little of green thrown in too.  That glitter ribbons looks awesome under the lights but as I quickly learned it's a pain in the ass to work with.  None of the glitter seems to stay on the ribbon.  Instead I vacuumed and dusted a million times and still I find glitter in random places.  Jeffs face, Noah's hair... it's a cleaning nightmare.

Finally, after looking everywhere for a great idea to display our Christmas cards and finding nothing I liked, I bought some Christmas garland from Mailbox Happiness on Etsy.  I feel like I could have made this myself but honestly, I don't have the time of the patience to do projects right now so this was super easy.   I used some clear pushpins and attached the garland right on the ceiling.  I also bought some cute mini clothespins that I painted with a glitter pen to attach the cards on the garland.  Way easy and turned out super cute!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our Christmas Cards

Can you believe there are only eight more days 'till Christmas!? Life just passes by too quick.  This year especially.  I'm super excited this week for only a couple days at work and then we're off for a week and a half! I'm very much looking forward to spending some good quality time as a family.  Making dinners together, making some Christmas desserts, opening presents and mostly excited to see all the fun Noah is going to have this Christmas.  I can see it already, his most favorite part is going to be the tissue paper.
Ah!, the noise it makes... "and  look mom, I can eat it too!"
Actually, yesterday, I get home from the airport, (which let me tell you, mom life kicks in rather quickly after a vacation) I'm doing some cleaning around the house, replacing Noah's favorite toy, (the tissue boxes) and the kids starts eating the cardboard top! No lie, I turn around for maybe thirty seconds only to turn back and see Noah eating the cardboard top which is now so soaked from the massive amounts of drool that it's in a little ball so wet that the ball itself is drooling! I'm pretty sure he would have eaten it if I would have waited any longer.  I've realized that the time has come in a babys life when you just can't leave them unattended ever again; for the next twenty years anyway.

Ok, so in honor of the Christmas holiday, I thought it'd be fun to recap our Christmas cards since we've been married.  It's been almost four years!  Seems like much longer though.





This year was obviously my favorite. How can you not love that smile?
And, if you know me and wondered why you didn't get one this year.... 
I didn't order enough.  Mom brain fail!  We hope to see lots of people for Christmas and you can hug and kiss little Noah then.  Much better than a Christmas card anyway.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Six Months & 26 Weeks

Noah Bear, you are six months!  You are grown up so fast and I couldn't be happier. 
Jeff and I commented this week how Noah looks so much older than six months.  Not only is he big in size but when we look at other kids his age we don't see the child like face we see in Noah. His features just seem more like those of a young child. 

  • How old is Noah?:  26 Weeks | Six Months
  • Noah is how big?: 20ish lbs
  • Stats: Size 3 diapers |  6 or 6-9mo clothing | Full (LARGE) head of fuzzy hair minus his bald "sleeping" spot. (Just like an old man except lower =) | Still has sweaty feet | Abs of steel | Sitting on his own | Reaching for objects | Holds his sippy cup and "drinks" but doesn't tip the cup
  • Sleep: Sleeping consistently from 7:30pm to 7:30am. Naps four times during the day. The first one being the long one around 1:20, the next two about 50mins and the final nap around 30-40mins.
  • Milestones: We worked hard on the sippy cup last week and got pretty far.  Now we just have to work on the tipping part so the water can come out. We also offered some puffs this week to work on pinching with the fingers.  Twice he grabber the puffs and brought them to his mouth and then fell right before he could get them in. Lots of progress.
  • Mom Check-in: Excited and a little sad about leaving for my first alone trip this weekend.  It's going to be great to be of mom duty and seeing someone elses' child but I'm really going to miss Noah.  Jeff too. =)
  • Best Moment of the Week: Finished out family pictures yesterday and Noah was a champ.  The weather was rather chilly.  About 20 degrees with some wind, but he handled it great.  We got there and took a ton of pictures right away and he was laughing and smiling... Excited to see how they turned out.   Noah did get a little grumpy at the end but I was freezing too so I can imagine he wasn't very comfortable near the end of all the pictures.  Overall very happy with Noah's effort.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Noah has a Dr. Apt this week and I'm excited to see what the Dr. says.  Noah looks great to us and hasn't even got sick yet which I'm so thankful for.  Looking forward to see in what percentage he falls since we think he quite the moose. And finally excited for my trip to Tennessee! It's been almost four years since I've seen my friend Emily and now she has a little baby girl to meet too!
And as ussual, I'll leave you with a great Noah picture :

On our Christmas cards that is. =)  Already in the mail and feeling productive.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter is Here!

We're only two days into December and I'm so happy because I feel like we've accomplished so much already.  Like many families we put up our Christmas tree this weekend. We even had Noah put up his first ornament. (Or at least he acted like he did)  I even did a little Christmas present wrapping and they're already underneath the tree.

This weekend we also took a ton of pictures.  We just don't want to forget how cute and little Noah is right now. We took Noah outside for his first taste in snow and he loved it.  Every time he would fall from sitting he would smile from the soft snow.

And like anything else that makes it near Noahs mouth, he tried to eat the snow...
He didn't seem to mind that it was so cold. 

Typical Noah pose with his tongue out. Just can't keep that thing in!

So glad we got to spend some good quality time with Noah this weekend. =)

This post was also linked at Simple As That so go check her out!