Monday, January 26, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
I look at this big boy who is more than half of my height and eating me out of house and home and wonder where the past 6 years have gone. Everyone told me that once I had kids time with speed up. I get it. It really does. You blink and they double in size (or maybe I am shrinking).
I remember the first year of Noah's life. Caulic that turned out to be silent reflux, lots of crying (on both of our parts) and many moments of snuggles and laughter. Back then, I couldn't even imagine the future if I had tried. But, here I am, in the future-6 years later. And I am standing in awe. I wish I could go back and tell my past self that it is true. That the rough moments, the moments that seem to never end really do. To hold on to them. To hold on the every tear, moment of trial, and smile. To not worry so much about the distant future and worry more about if I smooched those chubby checks enough. There has come a time now that I am still his mama, but my role is different. And I know that is will continue to mold and change as he grows. So I am promising to recognize this and to mold and grow with him.
47 3/4 in tall (88%)
52.6 lbs (78%)
Noah is really enjoying school and doing well in it. He continues to have quite the imagination. And loves to build. He says that right now he wants to build stuff when he gets older. He has a clever mind and a witty sense of humor. He always keeps us on our toes. And his hugs melt me right in my place.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
To complete this birthday boy's celebration we had one last party…Even Maleah got a gift. Noah requested ice cream instead of cake and he got some great gifts from Nana and G-Pa, us and Grandma and Grandpa. Whew! If his 6th year of life is anything like his birthday week, we are certainly in for a fantastic year!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
It never gets old having this wonderful lady visit! It is always a treat to have my mom visit. The kids also love their nana time.
We had an eventful visit this time including hosting Noah's 6th birthday with 14 kids! Nana was a huge help orchestrating this event. Of course their was lots of coffee drinking, chatting and crafting. The kids got their snuggles and special time. Noah even had school delays every day she was here!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
This year we were able to spend Christmas for the first time with the whole Parker-Gates clan! It was very special. Grandma and Grandpa flew in and we were able to drive over to Aunt Chrystal's house. The cousins had non-stop fun for four days! We had a very relaxing Christmas Eve and then Christmas morning was action packed. As you can see, there was a lot of work to do under that tree. Santa also left a nice little stash in a treasure box for the kids to dig through! We sure enjoyed all the food and fun!
|Kids opening their stocking gifts from the treasure box|
|Grandma and Grandpa opened their custom towels with the kids art work|
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Every year Grandma Parker works many hours to make custom pjs for each of the grandkids. This is something I especially look forward to. She puts so much time and effort into them; you can just feel the love radiate out of them! This year was a very special Christmas because we were all able to be together. It was so much fun to watch them open them all up and I think they went very well. The kids put them right on as soon as they opened them!