Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas 2014

A few pictures from Ben's first Christmas...

Noah helped pass out the gifts. The name on the tag was irrelevant.

Andrew and Noah each got one present from Santa. Andrew's gift was a basketball goal and Noah got a toy jeep. Since both gifts were outside, they had to follow a trail of string to find them. Santa's elves were silly this year!

Noah's toy kitchen was restocked with new gear. It's one of his favorite toys. 

  Ben got to try his first real food, too. I think he enjoyed it.

More Christmas pictures here:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Noah Turns Four

Noah turned four this summer. We had his birthday party a few weeks early, because of Ben's impending arrival. There was a little bounce house,with a slide and a ball pit. Noah was in love. He played in it all afternoon until dark. And then was disappointed to find that the bounce house was gone the next day. He loved that bounce house so much, it might have to make another appearance next year.

Instead of a cake, we had an ice cream sundae bar. Noah especially loved blowing out the candle. Over and over and over. I think he might have missed the point a little. Even now, he will bring me the lighter and hand me a candle.

At four years old, Noah has an opinion about everything. He knows what he wants and if you don't agree, he screams, crosses his arms and turns away. He will not take no for an answer! But he also gives great hugs, rushes to the back door to greet you when you get home, and has finally learned to give kisses without using his tongue. Much appreciated ;) He loves playing outside, and has learned to open the front and back doors on his own. A neighbor brought him back one day after he wandered out to pet her dog. We have to remember to lock the doors now. He's doing really well going up and down steps and often doesn't need to hold a rail. He still loves all things Mickey Mouse. He's a picky eater in the sense that he's particular about how food is presented and where it's located. Nothing can be hanging from the fork, french fries must be of uniform consistency, and if he only wants one food and not the other, you had better get the offending food off the plate or he won't touch anything. Sometimes he's just being dramatic because if you put his food down and leave the room, he eats without complaining. The kid certainly likes an audience, and we're usually happy to give him one.

Happy birthday Noah! We love you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Benjamin Logan

We had a very busy summer, and I'm very behind on posting pictures. The highlight of the summer was Ben's big day. Born bright and early on a Saturday morning, June 28th. It was a routine c-section, with no surprises. Just what we were hoping for. Noah's birth was anything but routine, so we appreciated the lack of excitement this time around. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, but lost a good bit of weight the first couple of weeks. I think he dropped at least 2 pounds before gaining weight again. We went through the usual sleepless nights and nursing challenges, but overall he has been a sweet, easy baby. Around two months old he started sleeping more at night, which made life a lot easier. He likes getting baths and hanging out on the changing table. Sometimes he cries, but never for long. 


A few pics from the neighborhood Independence Day Parade...

Noah loves his little brother: 

It's hard to tell in these pictures, but Ben's eyes are blue for now. Andrew and Noah's were brown from the beginning, so I'm curious if Ben's will stay blue or not.  




 Happy Birthday Ben! We're very happy you're here!