Sunday, May 19, 2013

Noah Thomas

This little guy has grown up so much in the last few months. He can totally hold a conversation with you now. It took him a while to be able to catch up with Peyton's speech. Of course she was practically talking in full sentences when she was born. This kid is so funny! I love the things he says, and I love that he cant say all of his letters correctly. This morning he said," I wike all da bideos and a wot of pitchures." Love his adorable little voice. He is still a challenge. Cries and throws fits often. His first response is to always tell me no. He's a determined little guy and knows what he wants. He is still obsessed with any type of vehicle. He thinks Cory is so cool for working on submarines. Last night when he was praying he said, "keep dad woking on a sumawiens."

Love him to pieces.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

so much for coming back

I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged! Noah looks so much older now. I really need to blog about our day to day or I'm going to forget it. I barely remember what happened last week!

Peyton had her recital last Saturday. She did so awesome! She did every move. Last year she pretty much just put on her own show instead of doing her dance(even though she knew it). I was super stoked that they did a song from Annie. I sang along as they danced to Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile. :) We are going to miss her dance teacher when we move. :( waaah. Hopefully we can find a great studio near us. Though now Peyton says she wants to do gymnastics. We shall see.

Pictures of my pretty little dancing queen

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

And We're Back

1. Happy Thanksgiving! I have no pictures because I accidentally left my camera at home. We were all looking spiffy, had fun with the family, and ate tasty food.

2. Merry Christmas! :)

3. Happy New Year!

4. 2012- I just don't even know where to begin. It was a year full of fun, finding a church, getting a second car, and getting a puppy. It was also a pretty stressful and difficult year, and I'm really looking forward to new adventures in 2013.

5. Peyton got to experience a lot of new things in 2012: her first dance recital, first season of soccer, and starting school.

6. It was a big growing up year for Noah, too. He got a big boy bed, gave up his pacifier, and is diaper free during the day!

7. Does anyone else miss summer watching our 2012 recap? I sure do!

8. It is freezing here in the 'ho. We are enjoying playing in the snow. Well, 4 out of 5 of us, counting Annie.

:) I'm sure many can relate to this. I'm pretty sure this is how I will look in March if its still cold.

9. I love living in Idaho.

10. Hopefully this will be the start of me blogging again.

Friday, November 2, 2012

10 on friday!

1. Today is day one of potty training Noah. Potty training is probably my least favorite part of being a parent. Its just so gross and frustrating. It makes for some good pictures though.

He doesn't like the potty ring, but doesn't mind falling in. ha.

I hardly remember her this little.

2. I took our Christmas card pictures the other night. Trying to get a good picture of the kids together is not fun. I keep waiting for Noah to love the camera like Peyton, but I don't think its going to happen. I'm not going to share the picture yet, but here is one of Annie. I was never a fan of her breed, but I think she looks pretty cute in this picture.

3. Our "thankful tree". Peyton loves it. So far Noah is thankful for trucks and cars. Peyton is thankful for mommy and daddy, and the squirrel on the tree. ha. Most of the thankful trees that I've seen have a bare tree and then add a leaf each day. My tree making skills aren't so great, so it looks pretty hideous bare. We're keeping our leaves on, and just writing something we are thankful for each day.

This is Peyton being a squirrel. ha.

4. A couple of trick or treating pictures.

5. I'm pretty sure I have the slowest walking children ever. It took us a million hours to go to about 15 houses. Half way through our evening we met up with one of Peyton's friends that lives across the street, so that was fun for her.

6. Peyton's little halloween party at school:

She was chomping.

Peyton and her best buddy at school.

A little parade around church. She was the last one out of each classroom and office because she wanted to tell everyone that she was Bruce from Finding Nemo, and that "fish are friends, not food!"

Impossible to get all the kids happily looking at the cameras. ha.

7. I'm sad about the time change. Its no fun when you have little kids. Less light in the evenings, and earlier mornings.

8. Did I mention that Peyton kissed her friend from school because "he is so cute"?

9. We got Noah a twin bed. He kept falling out of his converted crib. I found his head underneath it with his legs sticking out crying hysterically in the middle of the night. He loves his bed. He was doing pretty good at taking naps at first. It only lasted a week. Then he learned how to open his closet and get all of his toys out. :( so sad. He knocks out in 2 seconds at bed time though. I can't remember if I mentioned that we took his pacifier away. I just wanted to throw that out there because I know I'll never be able to remember when he stopped using it.

10. Peyton developed a fear of the dark last week... or the week before. ha. My memory isn't so good these days. I'm not sure if it was all the halloween stuff or what, but she started freaking out over shadows. So we moved Annie's crate into her room, and got her a lamp. It seems to have done the trick.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Carving Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins yesterday, and by we I mean Cory and I carved pumpkins. ha. Noah loved it and tried to get all of the "guts" out, but I don't think he managed to scrape any out. He did enjoy gnawing on the pieces that Cory cut out. ha. Peyton was bouncing off the walls with excitement, but did not enjoy scraping her pumpkin at all. I made her scoop it out once.

are you serious face... getting ready... here I go...

so grossed out! haha! She only got one tiny little seed out.

Loving it!

The first one is Noah's pumpkin. When we asked him what he wanted he just kept saying "Noah". So Cory drew and carved Noah's face. It must have been exactly what he wanted because he was thrilled! The second pumpkin is Peyton's. She chose that picture out of the little book we got with our carving tools. I had the pleasure of carving it for her, and it took forever! The third pumpkin is Cory's Totoro creation. The last one is "mine". Noah picking the pumpkin out, and Peyton drew the puppy face for me.

So there it is. Pumpkin carving 2012.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

pumpkin patch 2012

She got stuck so she decided to hop over. ha.

Noah wanted Cory to ride with him the second time. ha.