Baby boy Noah is 2 months today! He is such a sweet little guy and generally just goes with the flow (as he doesn't have any many other options.) He is beginning to fill out and is getting some sweet, soft little rolls. :o) He is outgrowing many of his clothes and has even started wearing a few 3-6 month pajamas. I love how he smiles when he locks on a face and coos and gurgles when he does so- he is beginning to start some conversations. :o) He is alert much more often during the day, especially the morning hours. AND the best part of all, Noah is sleeping 6-8+ hours at night, even sleeping through the night a couple nights ago!
Keeping warm while experiencing this crazy cold and snowy weather!
For those of you who know Lucas know how much he enjoys lights, fans, buttons, and turning things "ON." His recent thing is "baby on" when Noah starts to cry. He was really fascinated with Grandpa and Grandma's moving Santa this past Thanksgiving weekend. You can imagine how much he is enjoying all the Christmas lights!
It was so special to be able to be home in Colorado and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family this year (it's been 7 years!) We briefly attended my brother and sister-in-law's 3rd Annual Pie Fest on Wednesday night (I've always wanted to go.) There we indulged in a few of the 11 delicious homemade pies. On Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving with Steve's family. On Black Friday we enjoyed the R. family's annual Cookie Bake day (no shopping for us, instead lots of yummies!) Then on Saturday we celebrated my Mom's birthday, again the first time we have all been together to celebrate her birthday in 7 years (of course, there were no grand kids then either.) Definitely a busy weekend, but a great reminder that we have so much to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving Day and Cookie Bake Day:
Celebrating Nana's birthday at Ryan and Kim's house:
Steve would like to start decorating for Christmas around Halloween, maybe even before. But with this cold, wintry Colorado weather and snow on the ground, I gave in and decided it was okay to decorate before Thanksgiving this year. (Side note: So exciting to think that we will be able to celebrate BOTH Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families in COLORADO (woot!) this year!) Christian loves to decorate too, and because I wanted both big boys to help, the decorating has turned into several days. We STILL are not quite done. We have enjoyed kicking off the Christmas season by listening to Christmas music, and I even made some minty-delicious Christmas cookies (hey- I had to try out the recipe,) most importantly it has been fun doing it together.
Just a short 6 week Noah update. Noah is already outgrowing some 3 month clothing length-wise (like his pajamas and footed one-pieces.) He must be a long little guy. He is also beginning to intentionally smile and makes sweet cooing sounds. We are loving this sweet little addition. Both Christian and Lucas often give kisses atop Noah's head, and Lucas lovingly calls him, "Baby" and "No-Nah." Looking at these photos, it's amazing how much Noah has changed and grown in a short 6 weeks!