Saturday, November 26, 2011

Noah's construction business at your service!

So, I thought I would keep a log of the reconstruction going on in our house due to Hurricane Noah. Here are the projects from last week:

1) Clean Maleah's Room. Need I say more? The house got quiet and Noah was no where to be found...he was in Maleah's room "cleaning" AKA emptying a bottle of diaper rash spray on every thing. When the clean up crew (me) arrived with back up (dad) the furniture, carpet, blinds and bedding was covered in this greasy mess and he had moved on to polishing with a tube of desitin. Needless to say, we have a very shinny room!
2) Add design to mom's new furniture. Ball point pen + new leather couch + creativity= Noah. Furniture stores carry an amazing product that actually removes ink from leather...only $1.99. Must buy more.
3) Repaint kitchen walls. After filling up noah's dry erase board with beautiful art, he moved to the walls. Wiping the board off is over rated. Thankfully, crayola makes such wonderful washable material!
4) Steam clean walls. While mommy is busy speaking to the alarm company during installation, Noah decides to do some steam cleaning by pulling out the steam mop and banging the walls with the hose. Lots of black marks from this one...poor wall took a beating. Thank you Magic Eraser.
In conclusion, this was a busy week for Noah's business. (And mine) So, as I make my Christmas wish list, I think I will just ask Santa for more cleaning supplies. Thank you.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a great thanksgiving this year! We celebrated this festive holiday with our friends the Sittersons. Of course we had lots of yummy food and fun! Maleah got to celebrate by eating rice cereal, though I think she would have loved real food. She kept reaching for my plate! Noah enjoyed all the fixings-mostly while I chased him around as he was having too much fun playing! I love thanksgiving as it reminds me of how blessed I am. I have such great friends and family and always a warm home and food on the table.
And finally, here is what our holiday ended very tired boy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

4 Month Stats

So here are Maleah's 4 Month stats: (Keep in mind, this is one week before she will be 5 months)
Weight: 19 lbs 3oz (99%)
Height: 26 1/4 (90%)
Head: 40 1/2 (25%)
Since Maleah's 2 month appointment she has grown over 4 inches and 6 pounds! That is a lot of growing! She is currently scoring at the 5-6 month level. Now I know why she is wearing 9-12 month clothing!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Talk to Jesus

This morning while getting ready I was having my prayer time talking with Jesus. Noah came in the room and said "mommy, who are you talking to?" I explained to him that I was praying to Jesus. He looked around a bit confused and then responded with "But I don't see Jesus, where is He?" After explaining to him that Jesus was in heaven and that we could talk to him and he would listen he told me he wanted to talk to Jesus. Looking up at the bathroom ceiling, he calmly stated "Hi Jesus, thank you for my sister, mom and dad...and my toys!"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Guess the weight

I took Maleah to the doctor yesterday because I thought she was getting a sinus infection and while there they weighed her. She weighs 19 pounds! I knew that my little girl was getting big as I have to put her in 9-12 month clothes, but I wasn't expecting 19 pounds. She has her 4 month check up next week (just a week before she will be 5 months) so I will post the rest of her stats.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Every night when we put Noah to bed we all say a prayer. Noah always folds his hands together, closes his eyes real tight and bows his head. It is such a sweet moment each day for us. Last night I asked him if he would like to say the prayer as he has not ever done it before. So, he bowed his head and said "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for a wonderful day! Amen." It was the best prayer I had heard all day. I just love the tender heart that our little ones have. I am so thankful for the blessing of my beautiful children!

Friday, November 11, 2011

To My Vet

Dave said to me the other day that he doesn't make choices in life based off of "fears" or "what could happen" but rather on opportunity. Here is a big opportunity that I believe changed his life. I am proud of him for serving our country and for making the leap that I don't think I would be brave enough to do. I love you!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Yum... Cake

While mom was here we made a pumpkin bar cake. Of course I had a hard time staying out of it, so I decided to store it in the oven which would keep it out of sight. A few times I have caught Noah opening the oven and getting a taste of the cream cheese frosting. This morning, however, while we were in the living room enjoying our coffee, Noah decided to take it a step further. I heard some banging in the kitchen, which is normal for our house so I didn't think anything of it. When I got up to get a coffee refill, I stumbled upon this:

He was really enjoying the last piece of cake. I was surprised that he was able to lift the pan out of the oven, and then find a fork all on his own! What a clever boy!

Dress Baby Maleah

My wonderful friends at church threw us a "Dress Maleah" baby shower. This was such a great shower as we were really needing clothing for her. She is growing so fast, that she has outgrown all of her clothes. (She is now moving into 9 month clothing!) We got so many wonderful outfits and it is so much fun dressing her in them. I was going to post some pictures, but sadly my camera flash wasn't on and they didn't turn out. However, you will see these great outfits in future pictures. Thank you to our wonderful church family!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Maleah Rolls Over

This afternoon I set Maleah on the floor to do some tummy time and before I realized it she had rolled over. It took me a few seconds to register what had happened and then I reset her on her tummy. Flip! She rolled again. It was so exciting to watch her do it. There was no fussing or straining, she just flipped over. What an exciting time for our little girl!

Jump Jump

We finally dusted off the jumper for Maleah since she seems to be bored with the swing these days. At first she just spent time figuring out the toys on it. Then she started shifting her feet from side to side. But, then yesterday it finally clicked for her. She started jumping like crazy! It was priceless to see the smile on her face as she realized she could jump in it. I think from this point on she will be my little jumping jelly bean, just like her brother was.

Monday, November 7, 2011

First Bite of Rice Cereal

For some reason, because Maleah is my baby (and my last) I have had a hard time with offering and encouraging new milestones. But, because of a recent growth spurt and her need to eat all night, I have decided it is time for her to be introduced to rice cereal. I think she was ever so grateful as she loved it. We dusted off the ole' high chair and like a big girl she sat in it with her spoon ready to go. Here is a picture of her getting her first taste.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Maleah's Baptism

Today Maleah was baptized. She did great until she realized her hair got wet, and then she wasn't too much of a fan. It was a sweet moment for us to dedicate our baby girl.

Maleah is 4 Months Old!

You are 4 months old! When I look at you, you no longer look like that tiny little newborn that you once were. You now have a personality that shines with grins and giggles, and are becoming ever more independent each day. Here are a few things about you at this time:
-You can almost roll from your back to your front (I think you would if you really wanted something)
-You have started rice cereal
-You went on a nursing strike right at 4 months, which led you to the late night doctor visit because I thought you had an ear infection. But, nope, it was just you showing your stubborn side
-You are starting to chew on everything!
-You LOVE your big brother. He can make you laugh at any given moment. It is so sweet
-You are quickly moving into size 3 diapers and 6-9 month clothing. You are so chunky with lots of rolls it is hard to get clothes to fit your legs!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nana visits for Halloween

Nana came to visit and join us for the spooky holiday of Halloween. We had so much fun! We went to Noah's school to do trunck-or-treat, to the pumpkin patch at Tate Farms, and to the park. During Nana's visit Maleah got her first taste of real food (rice cereal) and is almost rolling over and Noah has fun pretending to be a police officer and firefighter with Nana. We always enjoy her visits and have been lucky to have her here. We will be sad when she leaves.

Friday, November 4, 2011


We had a great Halloween this year. Maleah posed as a penguin, though she was a little too chunky for her costume, so I gave in to her grunts and let her go with the orange shirt for trick-or-treating. Noah decided he would like to be a fireman. (His new obsession since the fire truck came to visit him at school) We started off going to trunk-or-treat at Noah's school where Noah made out with some candy and toys. Then, we met up with some friends on Halloween night for some trick-or-treating in the neighborhood behind us. Maleah sported in the baby bjorn and took a quick nap while we racked in the candy. By the end of then night, we had some tired kids. Finally, after eating a few pieces of candy, Noah left his bucket of loot for the candy fairy. She so wonderfully left him some fun toys in in bucket the next morning. Noah thinks this is pretty amazing!