Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jelly BEANS!

Noah was so excited about Easter this year!  Every time you asked him about Easter or the Easter Bunny, he would half say half scream "Jelly BEANS???"  It was so fun to celebrate Easter with both his Great Grandmas this year.  He was so excited with every egg he found and it was just a joy to watch him!  We tried to have a quiet morning, but the amount of M&M's that he ate during the first three minutes of him being up for the day didn't really set that up to work.  He had two Easter egg hunts and was just as excited for the second one as he was the first one!

He still asks to find Easter eggs, eat some jelly beans or M&M's, and will ask please very nicely when doing so!  He also loves to tell people about the airplane ride, what the airplane sounds like, and how it flies in the sky.  We were sad his Dad wasn't there, but we had a great time!


Sharing with Great Grandma

Hiding the eggs to find them again

Found some in the drawer!
Easter kisses from Great Grandma

A quick trip

I decided to take a trip to Texas to see my Grandmas.  It turned out that my parents were coming home from Florida and would be in Texas the first weekend in April. I had a long weekend, one day longer than normal because my work was closed for Good Friday.  I bought a ticket the week before and starting planning on taking Noah to Texas by myself.  Things were looking good, until two days later I went to the doctor to find out I had bronchitis with probably a little bit of pneumonia.  I got four prescriptions and asked what they thought of me flying in four days.  I didn't feel super horrible, just pretty poor breathing.  Later that night Noah started sounding really bad, lots of wheezing and coughing.  We didn't think we were going to sleep at all and finally ended up deciding to take him to the ER.  The doctors said that if our breathing sounded fine we were probably okay to fly to Texas... so three days later we were off!

We had a great trip!  Lots of playing and seeing family.  We went on walks to the park, went to see the tractor but Noah wouldn't sit on it, we played with blocks, we played the piano, we did puzzles on the ipad, we ran around fountains, we ate waffles and bbq and tex mex and cookies, we blew lots of bubbles, we watched the rain, we read books, and we eventually took naps once we were really worn out.  Here are just a few quick pictures of fun.  I am going to write a whole other post for Easter!

Not a lot of folks flying to Houston at 6 AM

Practicing his Mozart
Playing puzzles

Four generations

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's really happened!

Our baby boy has turned 2!  It still seems crazy to think he is that old even a month after his birthday!  He is loving life most of the time or he is throwing himself full speed onto the ground crying!  We are having a blast and are so blessed to have him in our lives.  I wouldn't trade the last two years for anything, and we are so excited for what learning and playing and loving we have ahead of us till he turns 3.  Whoa, I cannot even to imagine him being 3.

We had a big party planned with a trip to the park up the road and then pizza and cake, but his birthday fell during two weeks of nonstop snow here in Colorado so we changed the plan a bit.  We cleared out most of the big room in our basement and threw down a few rugs and all of his toys.  We were hoping the 30 people we invited would find room somewhere and we would all just hang out and play.  It actually turned out okay, well at least Mikey and I think so.  Everyone played really well and Noah didn't seem to concerned about everyone playing with his toys.  I think he was too distracted to really notice that he was sharing!

After lunch, everyone sang to Noah, he was very excited about the Happy Birthday song, but then when it actually happened, he seemed a bit scared.  He had asked for an Elmo cake, and the grocery store did a great job for us.

Lastly, he had a bunch of presents to open, but after he found a firetruck, he was set!  He really has loved playing with all of his new toys.  He comes home from running errands or daycare, and asks us to play with him and his presents!  We are really bad at ever saying no to the cutest kid!

We did have his 2 year check up the following day, and everything looked great.  The doctor was happy that he was still growing and running around like crazy.  He was 33 inches tall and 25.6 lbs.

Other fun stories about him, he can pick out a few letters in the alphabet and tell you what they are, he can count to fifteen (he skips thirteen a lot, but we just keep on going), he really doesn't like to change out of jammies and then he doesn't like to change into jammies, he takes baby dolphin everywhere with him, he asks for tisses (kisses) all the time, he scares Papa with his dinosaur roar and then cracks up laughing, he likes to line up his bath toys, he runs around Costco like a mad man and then yells STOP at the end of each aisle, he slyly asks for fruit snacks every time you ask him what he wants to eat, when he is done chewing on his hand because he is teething he says Eww, slobby hand, and he really likes to do the Hot Dog Dance at the end of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.