Friday, May 27, 2011

Optimus Prime Bumblebee

Snow-mobil and bag crafts

Both kids LOVE to play with playmobil people. Two of their favorite places to play with them are the sink and in a tray of baking soda "snow" :)

I have a ton of pics of Noah's Playmobil scenes that I will have to put up sometime :)

With Noah's allergies being terrible this last month, I've turned to indoor crafts. I was happy to find that a couple of paper bags and a package of googly eyes from the $1 section at target go a long way!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dr. Noah Drill & Fill and his assistant Faith

Noah's Nana and Papa got him something for his birthday that he has been wanting for awhile... the Play Doh Dr. Drill & Fill. Upon receiving it he immediately opened up his Dental Practice and got to work. My job was to alternate between being his assistant and a mom bringing her little boy in for some work :)

Open for business!

They may look white, but they are full of cavities!

Pulling a tooth with drill in hand

Faithy checking out the gold fillings

Sunday, May 8, 2011

5 years ago today, I became a mom...

It's not many women that get to celebrate Mother's Day AND their oldest child's birthday on the same day. It's actually a really cool feeling!

Five years ago today I took on the most important job I will ever have - the job of mom. It came along with PPD and all sorts of new-mom jitters, but it has been the greatest gift I have ever received. The love I feel from Noah and Faith is so incredible, my life would be completely dull and shallow without them. Being a mom can be hard, and suffocating, and challenging... but it is also rewarding, and fulfilling, and an honor.

My heart became complete the day I became a mom.

2005: A minimum of two pregnancy tests to confirm our good news!

One of the funniest pictures I own, actually taken by holding the camera from below my belly while lounging on the couch

41 weeks pregnant - waiting!

Welcome into the world Noah!

The day after he was born

1 year old

2 years old

3 years old

4 years old

5 years old

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kidless Art & Wine Festival

This was the first year since moving to Livermore that Darren and I were able to go to the festival with out a bun in the oven or a child in a stroller. Darren had also gone the extra mile and reserved a room for us in a local B&B. Needless to say, we had a fun time just hanging out, eating, reading, and being friends :)

Fried Asparagus!!!

Noah's Transformer Birthday Party

Happy 5th Birthday Noah! I love you soooo much and I'm so proud that you are my son!!

Noah in his Optimus Prime costume with his Optimus Prime Pinata

Amazing cupcake cake by Jenny and Jill