Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Uncle Shaun's visit

Christian's best buddy Shaun came to visit for a couple days on his way from New Jersey to California. Christian was totally stoked, and we all had a great time! On Monday we hung out in downtown Salt Lake and ate at Tucano's (Christian's favorite!), and yesterday we went to Gardner Village. It was all decked out for Halloween and so much fun!

Noah was all smiley on the car ride to Gardner Village (which is SO unlike him...he normally HATES the car)! It only lasted 20 minutes before he was back to his usual screaming self, but it was a nice treat nonetheless!There were life-sized witches everywhere, like this one flying a bicycle in the background:
Shaun got Christian this sweet 'stache at the candy store...hope it doesn't give him any ideas about growing a real one!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Halloween Costumes

FYI to moms: If you have a baby (or will have one by Halloween =), Wal-Mart has some really cute baby costumes for just $8.00, which is the cheapest I've seen so far. They're fuzzy and zip-up and made of softer fabric than a lot of more expensive costumes I've seen. They have lots of options like frog, tiger, Mickey Mouse, Pooh, flower, and more! Christian picked out this cute giraffe for Noah. I couldn't find them online, so you'll just have to check the baby section of your Wal-Mart if you're interested.
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall is here!

Today is the official 1st day of Fall, and we are stoked around here! It's our favorite season! Bye-bye uncomfortable, sweaty summer...hello crisp, cool fall!

Yesterday the high was 65! That's right - 65! I wore long sleeves and Noah had to wear a
sweatshirt! It was fabulous!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Good Morning!

Monday morning 8am

Who needs an alarm clock when you've got one of these?
Noah wakes up every morning at 6am. Since I am NOT a morning person, I feed him and snuggle him back to sleep until he wakes up some time around 8am looking like this.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Belly Button?

Whoever decided to call the navel a "belly BUTTON" must have had an outie. Mine's an innie and trust me, it's no button at all. If anything, it's more of a belly hole, so I've always considered the term "belly button" to be quite a misnomer (at least for the innies among us). But I suppose "belly hole" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as belly button does (it sounds kind of gross actually). So I guess belly button will have to do.

But I will say this, it makes a lot more sense when you're referring to something as cute as this:

A Boy and his Cat

Our cat Bear loves Noah.
I discovered this one night when I woke up to find Bear spooning Noah in bed. They were both sleeping peacefully, but it scared me because Bear is not so good at cuddling with his claws in. So, unfortunately I had to banish Bear from the bedroom, but he still hangs out with Noah whenever he gets a chance.

Wherever Noah is, Bear is sure to be nearby:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"If Nothing Ever Changed, There'd Be No Butterflies"

I came across this quote on some vinyl wall stickers at the store yesterday. Of all the quotes they had for sale, this one stuck out to me most (probably because my life has undergone so many changes lately).

Since May I've:

-Graduated from pharmacy school, which means that I'm no longer a student for the first time since preschool.

-Become a mother to an adorable baby boy who has stolen my heart forever.

-Joined the ranks of women everywhere who are armed with childbirth stories to share with unsuspecting pregnant women.

-Traded a lovable baby bump for stretch marks and what my big sister Liz calls my "mom body" (she assures me that looking 5 months pregnant for a while is totally normal...bummer!)

-And, most recently, Christian, Noah and I moved to Utah, making this the first time I've ever lived outside of California and the first time I've lived farther than 45 minutes from my parents and the home where I grew up.

It's beautiful here, and we love it so far; although I miss my family and friends a lot. It's hard to be sad, though, when you wake up to a big toothless baby grin each morning! Besides, home is where you make it, so for now our home is here. Changes are not always easy, but that's how we grow!

3 years ago I was a single college student.
2 years ago - a giddy newly-wed.
1 year ago - a not-quite-so-newly-wed yearning to make our twosome a threesome.
And now I'm a mom with a sweet little butterfly of my own!