Thursday, December 9, 2010

Woo Woo

We recently had a special guest show up to stay with us for Christmas. His name is Woo Woo, last name, Elf on the Shelf! While he's staying with us, he'll watch us all to make sure that we are all being good, and staying on the NICE list. And at night, he goes back to the North Pole to let Santa know! So every morning we get to look for Woo Woo, and boy does he have some great hiding spots. He says that Santa's going to bring him a "choo choo"! We told Santa that he wanted this one....

but from the look of this picture, you wouldn't think that he even looked at Santa :)
This year has been funny. He's been scared of a lot of Christmas toys. He freaks out when we turn on the Abominal snowman, or Mamaws singing hoot owl. And he's also freaked out by "crackers", AKA nutcrackers. When we come in in the afternoons, and daddy has the Christmas lights turned on he says "yay, daddy did it!", and if not, them we have to let him turn them on. He's even figured out how to turn on the Christmas tree. He was so proud of himself when he figured that out. Now he turns it off and on all the time! So if you happen to ride by our house and notice my tree flickering and acting funny, it's just Noah!! Here are a few sweet pics of him lately....

We had a fun Halloween! Noah went as Handy Manny this year. Chris made him a special tool box to carry around with his candy in it. We went to the TECH athletic carnival and then trick-or-treated with Alli and Walk Walk. This Thanksgiving was a real eye opener. I'm not sure why this Thanksgiving, but I actually just had a chance to sit back and realize all the things that we have to be thankful for, and all the ways that we are blessed!
I really miss being able to get on here and blogging all the time, but lately, my hands have been FULL!! I've decided to go back and get my Master's so that I can teach. And yes, there are times that I laugh at myself. When I graduated in 2004, I swore I was NEVER, EVER going back to school! Never, say NEVER! Here I am, and I absolutely can't wait. Have a good night!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where has the time gone....

Wow, when they turn 2, time goes by even faster I think! Or maybe that's just the terrible 2's kicking in :) Although he's been wild and wooly, and he's mastered the's been incredibly FUN! I love watching all of his new adventures....

We haven't hit potty training head on yet, but we're working at it! Last night we caught him grunting, and caught him just in time to do #2 on the potty for the first time. Actually, we've never done anything on the potty yet so we are EXTREMELY proud! We had to give him M&M's at 8:00pm just for that! How embarrassing, I'm so excited about a poo!! The things we will do as parents!
He absolutely loves Dorothy and Mr. Clyde! I am so thankful for those two! They are an excellent team, especially when it comes to our babies! They love each and everyone of those kids! Lately Noah's been extra sweet at Dorothy's. He's been taking up for his friends when another kid is being ugly or stealing their toys! I'm so proud! I just wish he was that sweet at home :) ALL THE TIME!

I get this look often!
Looking like a big boy!
(with Horsey, Doggy, and Raffe)
He's having his pa-tart with his friends!
Meet Doggy (nose coming apart), Raffe (lives at Dorothy's) and Horsey (bandana coming apart)

Pa-tarts in the car.
While we sing "If you're happy and your know, then your face will surely show it!"
"Mon-ter Git U"
He's been on a monster kick lately. All thanks to GiGi buying him a candy bowl that has a skeleton on top that tries to get your hand when you get the candy! :) It's a fun bowl, but it's about the only thing that will make him straighten up! He likes to tip-toe around the house when it's dark saying "Shh" like he's listening for something. And when we went to Lowe's the other day, they already had up their Christmas stuff.....well guess who he called a "mon-ter"....yep Santa Clause!! This year should be interesting.

Showing off daddy's toolbox he made Noah for his Handy Manny halloween costume. He's going to carry this around and put his candy in it. Don't get too attached though! Right after this picture, he threw it! Daddy's working on another one as we speak...good thing the first one was a little too heavy!
Chris Thomas made over
We've been working on modeling career....NOT!!
I thought I'd add this video of him with his favorite song!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Loves

Lately, I've been thinking about all the things we LOVE about Noah! I never in a million years thought that you could love a child so much. I'm amazed at how much he's grown since his first birthday....a little man now.

LOVE: those big "House" eyes. Reminds me of Mamaw House every time I look at you.

LOVE: your LOVE for outdoors and NEVER wanting to come in
LOVE: how much you love your cousins and want to be a big kid like them
LOVE: the way you LOVE your daddy
LOVE: the way you can fall asleep ANYWHERE, but this is your favorite

LOVE: the way you chillax while watching Handy Manny
LOVE: how much you LOVE didn't even realize you had two onLOVE: the way you always carry around "horsey and doggy" (most of the time in your mouth)
LOVE: the way you look and act just like your daddy

LOVE: the swirl in the back of your head and the wild and crazy hair you have EVERY morningLOVE: to be folding your clothes and see your initials on the tag (I know weird, but it's special)
And we can't forget the "terrible two's" that have seriously hit home! I'm not sure where, but he's picked up "shut up"! So between that, throwing stuff (as if he doesn't realize he's even done it), and just flat out not heads been spinning! But that's what we LOVE!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chuck E Cheese

We had our first trip to Chuck E Cheese a few weekends ago, and LOVED it! Gigi decided she wanted to take the kiddos and so we all piled up had a good time.
I love these pics, Alli's enjoying her car-riding pooch......
while...Noah is scared to death and checking him out!

I think that Jay and Chris had more fun than the kids!

And since Jay is the smallest, she became the designated tunnel climber.

We will definately have to do Chuck-E-Cheese again!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Big Boy Sports Room

We put Noah in his big boy bed about April, and he's done so good!! We just got through redoing his room (yes it's only been 2 years since I last redid it) and we love it. This is his view when you walk in. Minus curtains...and the chiferobe now has chalk/magnetic boards in the doors.

Our main focus...stripes and sports! I love this wall! From left to right...Pops (my daddy), Papaw (Chris' dad) and Chris. It turned out perfect!!
And we also hold a lot of concerts in this room!!