Wednesday, November 30, 2011


We have kept up our tradition of saying what we are thankful each night at dinner. Here are some of my favorites from the month:
Noah's school
dinner out with friends
salon appointments
weekend family time
Noah's teachers
our country
our family
Noah P:
playing at the park with Eva & Stella
Dad took me swimming
Ella (our new neighbor)
my family
my family
that Hallie came
Dad came home
Mari (our mother's helper. I promise that mom is most thankful for Mari.)
staying up from nap
Mom & Dad

No question I am MOST thankful for this terrific guy...
and these precious nuggets. I am blessed indeed.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Good night

Noah is sleeping in this tent tonight and he informed me that he is Buzz Lightyear both today and tomorrow. Night night Buzz. :)


Another thumbs up from the dentist. This time Micah was in the chair too. The glasses were killing me. I missed the shot of Noah in them but actually think they are better suited for Micah's personality anyway.

Friday, November 18, 2011


I was busy with something today and Noah kept interrupting me so I told him he may be interested to look at a toy catalog that came in the mail. "Mom, this magazine only has dolls and babies in it. Nothing I like." Then he tossed it on the counter. It was the American Girl catalog.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

8 months

Sweet Celia turned 8 months old. She is now crawling, pulling to a stand and babbling away. She is a pretty great girl.

Micah Says

Last night Shawn gave Micah a bath.
M: "I want to stay in the tub for a long time."
Shawn: "You have already been in for a long time."
M: "I want to stay in for three days."
For the record we did not honor this request.

Micah wore a sweater this weekend and it was nice enough that no coat was needed. He had it on again today and when we went to head out the door to music this was the dialogue:
Mom: "You need to get your coat on."
M: "My sweater keeps me warm."
Mom: "It is too cold, you need to wear your coat today."
M: "Dad told me my sweater will keep me warm."
This kid worships his dad so it was no easy task to convince him otherwise.

Lately. My friend with kids similar in age to ours calls the younger "me too" and Micah fits that to a T when it comes to copying everything his big brother does and says. The good news is that he adds his own flourish.
N: "Mom, do you know how much I love you?"
Me: "How much?"
N: "All the way to Antarctica and back."
Me: "Wow, that is a lot."
M: "Mom, do you know how much I love you?"
Me: "How much?"
M: "All the way to Wood River."
Me: "That is a lot too."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I don't like when haircuts make my boys look like big kids.

I do like "dates" with Micah while Noah is at preschool (Celia was there but sleeping peacefully in her car seat).

Monday, November 7, 2011

Girl books

This girl has been getting in on the action at the library too.
She has also graduated to full on crawl.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween night. We have a tradition of meeting with friends to kick off the night and then head back to our neighborhood.

Here's a group shot of most of the kids. Apparently Micah couldn't believe how many there were either.
The kids run from house to house and arrive in a pack. Noah and his buddy, Easton, led the kids this year racing the whole way.
Here is the best shot we could get of the Wagoner crew.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pumpkin carving

These may be the worst fake smiles yet.

Date night

I wasn't expecting a date night to end with all three kids and a bedtime snack. Considering we had just finished a run to Target it was just as well.
I am also wondering how we will bribe our kids to finish their meals now that their Halloween candy is "too old" to eat and had to be thrown out.