Monday, April 27, 2009

Our Fingers are Crossed

On May 9, we are supposed to be here: (Cancun)

Photos courtesy of my parents at the resort we are meant to stay at.

However, with the Swine Flu outbreak, flights to Mexico are being cancelled through May in 3 days before we leave. If the outbreak gets worse, they will extend it.
We've had this trip planned for a year. All my family is meeting down there.
I need the beach! I need chips and salsa! I need to speak some espanol!
Does anyone have any good plan B suggestions? San Diego is the best I've come up with so far.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter Birthday

Jared celebrated his 26th b-day on Easter. We have completely opposite views on how birthdays should be celebrated. I hate to admit that someone actually has me programmed into their phone as "Birthday Freak." He said he meant it in a good way. It's just that I LOVE BIRTHDAYS! They are your own personalized holiday to celebrate YOU and how happy everyone is to have you in their lives. I like celebrating other people's b-days just as much as I like celebrating my own. I just think they are so fun.

Jared- not so much. He prefers that his b-day be like every other normal day, perhaps with the addition of some cake and maybe a card. He actually requested this year to not invite anyone over to celebrate (he doesn't like the attention, and is probably hating this blogpost). Well, that is just hard for someone like me, the birthday freak, to accept. So, I tried to make the day special in its own way. We started off with breakfast and a b-day Easter egg hunt!

I'll spare Jared the embarrasment of posting pictures of him walking around our house trying to find Easter eggs. Each egg contained a reason/story/example why I love him. He read them while he ate breakfast. Then he opened just one of his presents.

Had to sneak in a picture of my little son, Captain Noah, the pirate.

After breakfast, we went to church, came home, made Cafe Rio burritos, took a long Sunday nap, then went over to Jared's parents house for Easter/b-day dinner, presents, and pineapple upside down cake. Delicious.

Noah had fun eating the dyed Easter eggs. Like that blue around his mouth?
Don't you just love him?

and *gasp* I actually have a picture taken with me in it! Hardly ever happens!

Hope you had a happy b-day, sweetie. Here's to the best year yet!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Noah's First Word

" Da-Da"

My months of training him to say "Ma-Ma" first have sadly, failed.
What was your baby's first word?

Monday, April 6, 2009

My Life

Noah is now 8 1/2 months old and I haven't taken a single picture over the last month that hasn't been of him (partly due to the fact that I've had a double eye infection that has required me to wear glasses for the last 2 weeks). But mostly b/c Noah is so dang cute!

Close Up

After his first taste of soy milk (among other things- see shirt)...he loved it!

All tuckered out after a long day of crawling/standing/pretend walking

Look- one hand, Mom!

His latest smile...scrunching the eyes and giving a big, toothy grin!

I love being his mommy.