19 December 2008
16 December 2008
11 December 2008
We headed down on a Friday and stayed through Sunday. On Saturday, Brian, Janet, Parker and Tyler came down to the lake, and we really had a great day together. The Matt and Brian made just about every kind of meat there is...pork, burgers, chicken wings...it was a little over the top; however, we were also celebrating Brian's birthday, so Matt had a good excuse to go nuts on the grill. After lunch, we opened gifts. Matt and I (and Parker) opened all of Noah's gifts which was really fun! We all received more than enough and had a really good time watching Parker really be into it for the first time. He's at that age. Later, we had prime rib with the family and during dinner, Parker crawled down on Noah's little play mat with him. He draped his favorite blanket over him, and he talked and hugged and kissed Noah. It was precious.
02 December 2008
I am thankful for his life, for his health
I am inspired by his innocence
I am thankful for his beautiful, toothless smile
I am inspired by my boundless love for him
I am grateful for his huge blue eyes
I am inspired to show him God's love
I am inspired to set an example of what a woman should be
I am inspired to not be lazy with him
I am inspired to model integrity and strength
I am thankful for his sweet milky breath
I am inspired to read to him often
I am inspired by his dependence on me
I am proud of his little moments
I am inspired to sacrifice for him
I am inspired...
These are Matt's paternal grandparents, Bruce and Shirley Stark.
24 November 2008
"I'm tired mom; get me outta here"
Here are some of the pictures I finally uploaded from mom's visit. Noah was so at peace in his Gram's arms.
20 November 2008
17 November 2008
13 November 2008
Noah wore his little argyle sweater vest for the first time. He looked so cute! He slept through the majority of the evening, which was fabulous! He's such a good boy!
Noah met his Uncle Brian, Aunt Janet, and cousins, Parker and Tyler for the first time. Parker was so sweet to him...he said things like, "you're cute," "Noah's hungry," and "that's my cousin Noah." Tyler was sweet too...he kissed Noah several times, but he wasn't too crazy about his mama holding another baby! He was funny. He's used to being the baby!
01 November 2008
28 October 2008
After Brit left, Sarah Garrison came up for the weekend. Matt watched Noah all day on Saturday so that Sarah and I could scrapbook. It was a good break for me, but I did miss the little guy. As always, Sarah and I had a great time together, and then we ended our day with some fabulous sushi from Wasabi. On Sunday, Sarah showed me how to make beef stew out of my leftover roast, and it was delicious! I think the cabbage in it caused some serious gas in Noah, so I think I'll have to leave that out next time. Oh man, it was good though.