Welcome to our family blog! We will use this space to post updates as the birth of our first baby grows closer and closer. After he is born, we will post updates and lots of photos of our little Noah. Keep up with us as our family grows!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Noah's Birthday Weekend!

Noah had his first birthday party last weekend! It was a Winter ONE-derland party and we decorated with snowflakes, penguins and polar bears. Not that Noah cared but I thought the decor turned out really great. He really loved the balloons, that was his favorite part. We had 18 adults and 5 children in our little house so it was crowded but everyone had a lot of fun. Noah played with his friends and had a great time ripping open gifts.

Mommy and Daddy gave Noah a Rody horse for his present. Rody was an absolute hit at the party, with all the kids playing with him. I had never heard of this toy until recently. It is an Italian toy that is a bouncy horse. It is made out of the same plastic as a yoga ball so it is very strong and bouncy. We plan on getting the attachment that makes it into a rocking horse down the road but right now Noah's feet don't even hit the ground!  Noah loves Rody and rides him like a little jockey. He holds Rody's ears and shakes back and forth while leaning down.

We also got to sing Noah Happy Birthday for the first time. It was a miracle I managed not to cry.

He then proceeded to eat icing off the candle and get angry when i took the candle away. He didn't nap the whole day so by the end of the party he was tired but I am sure he had a great great time. It was a very memorable 1st birthday party I think.

The next day, we all drove out to the Enchanted Village display to meet Santa! We went with my Mommy group. All of the other moms in the group were due in December 2011 as well so the babies are all within 1 month of each other or so. 6 moms, 6 babies and 3 dads all went on our outing to the Enchanted Village. We were quite a sight i am sure!

The Enchanted Village is an old animatronic display. I frankly think they are creepy as hell but it was fun anyway. Every few minutes it "snowed" and Noah really loved that. As soon as the foam started falling from the ceiling he got a goofy grin on his face and giggled up a storm. He loves snow, the cold and the wind. He is a winter baby through and through.

When we got to meet Santa, Noah was less than enthused about their encounter. I had to force him to let go of me and sit in Santa's lap. He wasn't happy.

He did better when I sat with Santa too.

After all the babies told Santa what they wanted for Christmas and cried in his face, we all went to lunch. I called ahead to the restaurant and they didn't sound excited when I asked for 6 high chairs and I thought they would pass out when baby after baby came through the door! But, miracle of miracles, there was not a single tear shed at lunch. The babies were amazing and had a fun time. It was a great day.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


1 year ago today my whole world changed. This little boy is the most amazing person I have ever encountered. A longer more detailed post to come with lots more pictures but for now, here are 2 great photos from Noah's Cake Smash shoot with Marie.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Noah's 2nd but Kinda 1st Holiday Season!

It is the holiday season and even though technically Noah already had his first Christmas but really he was only one week old. Does that even count? This year will be totally different. TOTALLY.  And I am excited about it.

We took Noah to pick out our Christmas tree at a local farm. I found one I thought I liked so I was examining it and asked for Noah’s approval. He ignored me and grabbed the one next to him. We tried to show him the tree we were looking at and he kept reaching for the one he was fixated on. Upon further examination- he was right. The tree he liked was the perfect tree! Just tall enough, just full enough with no bald spots. It is a lovely tree! Good job buddy J

We had little photo shoot in front of our beautiful tree. Amazing photos by Marie Abdou! 

We have also started celebrating Hanukkah in our house. Noah has his own menorah from his Grandma G. Each night we light the adult menorah and then help Noah put a candle in his menorah. We have also been reading him books about Hanukkah.

Our book collection has also grown to include lots of Christmas books as well. My favorite is Dinosaur vs. Santa. Noah likes it too but he keeps trying to rip the pages so we have to be careful. He is into ripping things, whether it is book pages or wrapping paper or mail or Mommy’s magazines, it doesn't matter. I am looking forward to seeing how much fun he has opening presents. of course, the paper and the boxes will probably be more fun for him than the gifts!