Wednesday, October 27, 2010

32 Weeks and Counting

Well Noah celbrated his 3rd birthday yesterday which was wonderful for 2 reasons.  Reason 1 he is 3!  Reason 2 I have offically made it further during this pregnancy than I did with Noah.  We are 32 weeks tomorrow!  We couldn't be more excited, but obviously we still have some time to go.  We are measuring right on, which is not usually the case for us.  We usually measure small.  This may be our biggest baby yet. I can not wait for the next few weeks to fly by so we can meet this little peanut.  We don't know what we are having, and I can't wait to find out.  I have no idea what it is and whatever I guess is usually wrong.  Shawn thinks it is a girl, but I am not sure what his reason is for that.  It may be that I have been crazy crabby this pregnancy.  Oh well either way we don't care.  We are just praying for a full term healthy baby!  (NO NICU)

We have  lot to accomplish before this baby comes, and that includes moving.  We are planing on moving the end of November the begining of December.  It will be niced to be settled before the baby comes.  I will post pictures of Noah's birthday when I get some free time.  He had so much fun!  It was great to see him really get into it this year.  He loved everything he got, and he loved that the day was all about him.  It was a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Celebrating Jack's 4th Birthday

It is hard to believe that 4 years ago today our baby Jack was born.  We celebrate his birthday every year so that his memory lives on.  Jack is still a huge part of our family.  He has birthday parties, he gets a new Christmas ornament on our tree every year, and a stocking that hangs by the fire!  We are so thankful for all the people that help keep Jack's memory alive. 

Our family tradition on Jack's birthday is to go to Kidtopia (a toy store) and buy gifts for children at the Children's Home Society.  We also celebrate every year by having cupcakes and balloons (4 this year) and singing happy birthday to Jack.  My parents have made it a tradition to send us a movie, treats, and a pizza for us to enjoy as a family.  It really is a great way for us all to celebrate together in remembering our little angel.  We miss you Jack.  Many tears were shed today, but every year we celebrate Jack's birthday we are one year closer to meeting him in heaven.  We feel that heaven is a little sweeter with him there. We also want to thank family and friends for their donations to charitable organizations in Jack's honor.  It means the world to us. 

Movie this year!  How to Train a Dragon!

Noah enjoying the cupcakes!

The kids making dinner!  Yummy pizza!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

An Early Halloween Weekend
 Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I love decorating and dressing up the kids.
This year Joci really wanted to be a peacock and Noah didn't really care what he was.  After stressing out about finding a peacock costume we finally stumbled upon one at gymboree!  Our goal for Noah was just to find something that was cute, but most of all warm.  So there you have it our 2010 Haloween is complete with a puppy and a peacock! 
Every year we try to do the Halloween hike at the outdoor campus.  The kids love it.  They get to dress up and walk around the outdoor campus and listen to skits.  At the end they get to roast smores and make crafts!  So here are a few pictures from the weekend!

Halloween Hike at the Outdoor Campus!  We are making Smores and enjoying them!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our Little Graduate!

Here is a picture of Noah with his 3 therapist.  Noah has been in the birth to three program since he was about 11 months old.  These 3 amazing women have become a huge part of our lives, and they have helped make Noah into the precious little boy that he is today. We had his 3 year meeting today and found out that he has tested out of services and no longer needs therapy.  It is very bitter sweet for our family.  We are so proud of him, but we will also miss his therapist.  What a wonderful day for our family.  We couldn't be more proud of Noah for how far he has come.  To think that when he was born he weighed 3lbs and 3 oz and couldn't even eat or do anything for himself.  Now he is such a little boy, and he continues to grow more and more everyday.  We love you little man.