Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Noah had a great first Christmas. He loved all of his wonderful presents, especially his new wagon. During our first walk with it, he smiled the entire time! He is also busy getting to konw his grandmother's new puppy, Chester! We are heading to Virginia tomorrow, but we have already posted lots of pictures on flickr. Check them out!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Santa, Take 2

I feel like I must offer some sort of explanation for why I am included in the Santa photo. This morning we took a little adventure to the mall so that Noah could meet Santa and have his picture taken. We got there pretty early, so we waited in line for Santa with all of the other excited children. Once he got there he did a lap around "Santa's Workshop" to greet the children and when he got to Noah we got our first signal that maybe Noah wasn't as excited to meet Santa as we thought he would be. He hid his head and put the death grip on my arm.... but we were determined that he was going to get his picture taken. Once it was our turn we walked up to Santa and put Noah on his lap.... and you guessed it, he started crying! I tried to give him a minute to get to know Santa... but Santa's elf was in a hurry and told me that I was going to have to be in the picture. So that's how I ended up in Noah's first picture with Santa. Don't worry if my explanation was not enough, Ben got it all on video!

Noah & Santa '06

Noah & Santa '06
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, December 18, 2006

With my own two hands

Here is Noah walking around looking for his best friend... Bells.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Weekend Getaway

Elizabeth_Greg 2
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We spent our first night together away from Noah this weekend! We took a roadtrip to Atlanta to celebrate Greg and Elizabeth's upcoming wedding. Grandma was kind enough to babysit Noah overnight! She says that he did great and slept from 6:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. for her. Sherry was very anxious to get home on Sunday, but overall we had a great time visiting with friends. Congratulations Greg and Elizabeth and THANK YOU GRANDMA!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Reading a book and walking

Noah is getting pretty good at walking, but apparently doesn't like to do it on camera. Here is some footage of him enjoying a story from Mom and then Dad making him walk for the camera.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Been a while

So we are kind of slacking on keeping up with things recently, but we are hoping to improve soon. Sorry we don't have any pictures with this post, our camera docking station is not connected to the computer right now, so we are just walking around with a camera full of a month's worth of pictures- including shots of Noah at his first Thanksgiving. Hopefully we will snap out of our laziness and download the photos for everyone to enjoy.
Our trip to Virginia went really well. Noah was a real angel and behaved for the majority of our 10 hour car ride each way. Aunt Leigh and Frank were kind enough to let us crash at their house to break up the trip there. On the way back we did it all in one day and it wasn't too bad.
We did manage to put up the Christmas tree this weekend. It looks pretty good but Noah thinks it is a little strange that we have a tree with lights inside of our house. Fortunately it is located in a room that we don't frequent very often so I don't have to constantly worry that Noah is going to pull it down.
Noah went to his first birthday party today. He didn't really like the birthday hat that Dad tried to make him wear, but he did like the cake!
Noah is getting pretty good at walking. He can usually take around 10 steps before falling. The walking is resulting in lots of mishaps- so pictures of Noah's first Christmas are bound to include black eyes and bruises on the face.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Nine Month Update

Today we went to the doctor for Noah's nine month checkup. He now weighs 22 pounds, 5 ounces (75%) and is 31 inches tall (97%). The doctor said that he wasn't ready to project Noah's future height, but was willing to say that Noah will not be a short man! He also suggested that we start Noah on table foods... whatever we are eating, just smashed up a little bit. We tried that tonight with grilled chicken and asparagus and he LOVED it. He was grabbing it by the handful and shoving it in his mouth. It was a pretty messy dinner, but he was happy. It should make for a great first Thanksgiving for Noah. He also got the flu shot today so hopefully we can prevent him from getting sick this winter. Our next visit is for his 1 year appointment- only 2.5 months away! Can you believe it?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Noah in a few years - take 2

Sherry got jealous of my baby picture being on the blog, so she busted into my office and demanded that I put up a picture of her. So here it is.

Noah in a few years?

Here is a picture of me when i was growing up... I just got a scanner so I figured I would play around with it. What do you think?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Hanging with Friends

We had a great weekend. Ham and Genie were kind enough to babysit Noah for us while we went to a baby shower brunch on Saturday for our friends Brad and Heather. They will be welcoming a new playmate for Noah around November 22. We also went to a pig roast Saturday afternoon. These pictures are of Noah and his friend Kirby playing on the grass!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

More videos

Here is the video I posted earlier plus the other footage I had to take to get those 5 seconds of fame.

Noah Stands Alone

Here is a video of Noah standing up for about 5 seconds after we distract him and remove his support box. Thanks to Jack Johnson for the background music.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat!

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Noah enjoyed his first Halloween. We opted to just leave candy on the porch and go visit friends for the evening. We stopped by Grandmas house first.... Noah wasn't quite sure what to think of Don's scary mask and Grandma's witch hat! We also went to a party at Kate's house where Noah got in a fight with a lobster over a toy. Surprisingly, the lobster easily conquered Noah the Lion. Finally we stopped by Ham and Genie's and stood in line with the hundreds of trick or treaters at their house.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween

Here is a video card from Noah!

(If you are getting this via email, you will need to visit the site to see the video)

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Stroller Baby

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Noah has always loved to go on walks and we take him out almost every day. It always improves his mood- and most of the time it improves our moods too! It is like our secret weapon... when Noah is having a complete meltdown we just get the stroller out and it pretty much solves all of our problems. I wish all of life's problems were this easy to solve! Check out our pictures of Noah on the walk today (and check out Mom's new hair too).

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Road Trip

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We have finally made a decision- we are driving to Virginia for Thanksgiving. Needless to say, I think this will be our most interesting road trip to date. Let’s see: 10 hours in the car + baby who doesn’t really like the car = someone left on the side of I-95. Anyone want to make a bet on who it’s going to be?

HowTo: Make Noah Money

I was talking to my sister, and although she is not the most technical human on this planet, she is not the least... regardless, she said she didn't understand how to help contribute to Noah's college beer fund. So here are some simple instructions:

1) Visit this blog daily
- For those of you that get emails, you have to actually come to http://mcdonaldbaby.blogspot.com
- Save it as your homepage, that way every time you open up a new internet browser window we will get a page hit, versus giving that page view away for free to some other site that you don't even know.
- Use the search form I have added (another reason to make it your homepage). I get additional money from Google for being the person to direct searches to their site
2) Click on the Ads on the top of the page (there have been a lot of Harry Potter and "Are you a super Mom?" ads so far), and the Ads in pink on the lower right side.
- You don't have to read anything, just click on the ad, let the page load, and then click the back button
- If it is interesting feel free to keep clicking, our site will be here when you get back

Noah has earned up to $1 for 6 unique clicks in a day, so if you guys actually do this, then there is no telling how much Noah might actually earn.

So, that is basically it. We get paid based on how many times the page is loaded and how many times people click on ads on this site, and how many times people perform searches on this site.

So get to clicking, pretty please!


So I create software for a living (and that is what I am good at, and will remember that for the rest of my life). And in an effort to make myself money, I was looking at the Ads currently on my site. One of them was for some Parenting Software. Their tagline "Turn arguing into earning." I think it is some charting tools and point tracking... but that is just too damn wired to me. Software to help you raise your kid?!?!? You gotta be kidding me!

Seems like a really bad idea to me, or maybe I am just jealous.... nope I thought about it and it is a bad idea.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Here is a proud video of Noah clapping, taken from my new cell phone. He burps right at the beginning but you can't really make it out. And yes that is me, Ben, sounding like a lame cheerleader saying "yeaaaa" in the background.

Good Night

I took this picture a few days ago while Noah and Sherry were taking their daily nap (does my jealousy come through in that font?) It is a little grainy due to the fact that it was with my new camera phone.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Thank you

I am currently working while Sherry and Noah are in bed. But I look at a pictures like this and I just want to say thank you. Thank you Sherry, for being a wonderful mother and wife, and thank you for Noah. Thank you Noah, for being. Thank you God for being so good to me.

Good night all.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Cool Ninja

Maybe one day, Noah can be a cool Ninja like his cousin Jack. First we have to buy Ben a few more neckties!


A few weeks ago, Jack and Emma came to visit Noah. Noah really enjoyed their visit, although the picture doesn't really prove that!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

McPumpkin 2006

McPumpkin 2006
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We picked out plenty of pumpkins to decorate our porch for Halloween. Noah got to play on all of the pumpkins and of course we took plenty of pictures. We bought Noah's costume this weekend with Sarah and Heidi. He is going to be a lion!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Pumpkins Galore

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We had a great time this morning with our playgroup on location at the pumpkin patch. It was a little hot for our bumble bee (aka "yellow jacket") costume- so we decided to wear a Cubs uniform instead! Check out pictures of Noah's friends on Flickr.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Social Butterfly

Today we went to a new playgroup hosted by our friend Bebe and her little boy Kirby. We got to meet a few new people and see some of our old friends from our regular Friday playgroup. Noah is becoming quite the social butterfly! He loves to play with the other babies and I like to interact with other moms :) Today's outing didn't last very long because Noah was overdue for his morning nap.
Tomorrow we are headed to our usual playgroup- we have missed out on it for a while because we have been traveling. We are planning on taking all of the kids to a pumpkin patch to take pictures. It should be fun!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

More visitors

Sarah and Heidi are coming to town on Thursday and Noah is very excited. Well he doesn't actually understand any of that yet, but he would be if he did. Although he keeps me awake at night, it is very nice having him home.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Everyone's Home

Noah and Mom made it home today much to the joy of Dad. So the first thing Dad did was take some video of him to show off how well he is crawling, standing up (with help from appropriately sized furniture), and cruising.

So here it is:

Coming Home

Noah & Sherry are coming home today! Bells and I can't wait.

I got the floor laid at my mom's this weekend, and am therefore very sore. But I do have to say that it looks great.

I was talking to my mom and she said that she didn't see the Noah College sponsership ads I put on the website...and I realized that a lot of you only read the emails and do not visit the site. So I figured I would ask you guys to click on the link to the website inside of the email and / or make this blog a favorite or even better... make it your homepage, I will promise that we post at least one article a day to make it worth your while.

Friday, September 29, 2006

College Update

Lonely Ben checking in here...

So the update on the money makers I put on Noah's site is that so far today we have made $1.85 for the college fund.... not to bad! At this rate he will have $55 a month put into his college fund and by the time he is 18 it will be $11,880. So if we factor in the rate of college increases, he should be able to by a weeks worth of lunches with that much money.

Maybe I should try to go on a publicity stunt and make Noah out as the first kid to have every single aspect of his life blogged! He could be famous at 8 months old. Just hope I can keep it up.

I am about to head down to "the river house" and help Mom and Don put in a parquet floor in the upstairs bedroom. So don't expect much over the next few days.

But until then...here is your moment of zen:

Thursday, September 28, 2006


So since Sherry and Noah are up in Norfolk, I have decided to make some updates the the blog. I added some ads that you guys can click on to help us pay for Noah's college. The more you click on them the more money we make so do it at least once a day and share our site with your friends.

Sherry also posted some pictures of our trip on my Yahoo Photos site (since Flickr keeps limiting us).

I will try to post some other pictures that are currently only on computers or cameras this weekend while Noah is away.

So I know I say this a lot, but NOAH IS BIG. He is just so big. When I got up this morning I was having a need to see him, so I walked into his room and it is just amazing to see how long he is and how much of the crib he now takes up. He can cruise, he can crawl really fast on all types of surfaces. It is just really amazing to think how much he is learning and growing, and how fast it all happens.

Maybe I should stop trying so hard to teach him the next developmental step... but then again I need to start training him for his NFL career.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Home Again, just for a minute

Noah Key West
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We made it back safely on Saturday from our vacation in Marathon Key. We spent most of the week relaxing in the sun and hanging out with friends. We did go deep sea fishing one day- which promptly resulted in Sherry getting sick. We also went snorkeling and took a day trip to Key West. Leigh was a huge help and Noah really enjoyed her company. She even took him to the dolphin research center (right next to our house) to watch the dolphins perform.
Dad left for Atlanta on Tuesday and will return Wednesday night.
Mom and Noah are headed to Virginia on Thursday - they'll return on Monday.
Boy, it is busy around here! Check out the vacation pictures on flickr.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Cool Guy

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We are headed to Marathon Key this weekend for a week long vacation- it should be a lot of fun! As you can tell from the photo, Noah is ready! We bought him these glasses to wear while he's lounging by the pool at the rental house. He has 4 complete teeth now and regularly sleeps through the night. Aunt Leigh has been in town all week spending some QT with Noah. She's even coming with us on vacation next week. We'll post plenty of pictures when we return!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Crawling with Tevas on

Here is a video of Noah crawling with his Tevas on. I don't think he really likes them, as he likes to stand on his tippy toes (that is when we help him into a standing postion and hold his hands). This was right before he went to the "Go-ci-toe" (aka Grocery Store) with us and then he was off to the Art Show with Mom and Bebe (not to be confused with Beebe).

Monday, September 04, 2006


Day at the Zoo
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Sorry we haven't been too good with posting recently, we've been (and are) busy!
Noah's cousins, Taylor and Caitlin, came to visit last week. We went to the beach and to the zoo while we were here. Turns out that the Jacksonville Zoo is pretty nice! Noah didn't seem to notice the animals... but he enjoyed being strolled around outside.
Noah also has mastered the skill of crawling. He can go pretty much anywhere he pleases and can get into the sitting position on his own.
Noah can also wave!! He moves his entire arm and up and down, but we think it qualifies as a wave. He has 3.5 teeth (one has not quite broken through).
So basically it has been such an eventful month that we haven't had time to blog about it! I posted a few pics on flickr, so check them out.
Dad's out of town for the week, so we'll try to post pictures and updates!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Crawling Update

Here is the latest video of Noah crawling... he has made good progress... and he doesn't seem to let the two front teeth get in the way!

He is ready for visitors whenever you guys pony up enough money for a visit!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

6 month picture

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We had Noah's 6 month pictures taken last week.

You can check them out by following the directions below... you can also order some if you want:

Go to SmileByWire and enter the Customer Name "Sherry McDonald"

or go to http://www.smilesbywire.com and enter the following:
Customer Name: Sherry McDonald
Access Code: LTP27501092001JCP

This picture is the one that we will be getting to pass out.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Noah is almost able to crawl but not quite there. Here is a video of his current progress... don't worry, Bells didn't get hurt during this scene, but she was waiting for her stunt cat to arrive.

Dinner Time

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

6 Month Inspection

We took Noah to the doctor this morning for his 6 month appointment. He now weighs 20 pounds and is 29 inches long. The doctor was impressed with his sitting skills and babbling- and was not so impressed with his sleeping skills. He recommended that we attempt the "cry it out" method. According to the doc, we are supposed to let him cry for however long it takes for him to fall back asleep. Maybe 30 minutes, 60 minutes or even 90 minutes!! Ben was ecstatic to hear the doctor make this recommendation. He's been eager to let Noah cry it out since birth. I am still on the fence about the whole thing. The doctor also recommended that we go ahead and lower the crib mattress to its lowest setting. He gave me the visual of Noah learning to stand up while "crying it out" and then falling out of the crib. Ben is going to adjust the crib as soon as he's done with work.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Splashin' Fun

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We bought Noah his own pool this weekend! Dad and Noah both enjoyed it Saturday afternoon- well one of them enjoyed it more than the other mainly because of space issues. We also had Noah's 6 month pictures taken this weekend. The proofs turned out great and we can pick them up in a few weeks.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Restful Night

Last night Noah slept through the night. Well, he slept from 10:00 until 5:00. For those of you who are not quick with the math, that is 7 hours without eating!! Which means that I actually slept for 7 consecutive hours, the longest I have slept in 6 months!! This is reason to celebrate in our house.
The only other time that he has done anything even similar to this was on day 4... he slept from 12:00 am to 5:00 am and we were convinced that our baby was going to sleep through the night every night. Boy were we wrong!
It hasn't been THAT bad though.. when he does wake up he normally just nurses for a few minutes and goes right back to bed. The only annoying thing is that recently he has started doing this 3 or 4 times a night when previously he was only waking once or twice. Oh, it is also annoying when people give you that look of shock when you say your 6 month old does not sleep through the night. The reality is that I will probably miss those night feedings when they completely stop because that will be one more sign that Noah is growing up.
But for now, we are happy with the one night of 7 hours of sleep. Maybe it will happen again tonight, maybe it won't. Regardless, we still have the best baby in the world :)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Noah Talks about the Beach

If you listen closely you can make out Noah saying, "Hey Da Da, take me to the beach, I want to go peeps some hotties in their bikinis." Well at least that is what a trained parent's ear hears.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Home from Cali

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
I am home from California. For those that don't know I have changed jobs. Going to work for Koders, which was started by a fraternity brother of mine. Very excited.

But enough about me... can we please talk about how funny this picture is.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Toes for Dinner

Noah has been trying all sorts of new foods recently, even his toes! He likes vegetables much more than fruit- although he will tolerate bananas and pears. His favorites by far are carrots, squash and sweet potatoes.
Dad is still in California and is supposed to return tomorrow night. It will be nice to have us all home again together- it has been way too long!
I am hosting playgroup at my house this Friday.... I'll try to post pictures of all the kids!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

We're Home

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We made it home from our Virginia visit on Sunday. Dad left for California that same day, so we are on our own this week. We got to spend lots of time with family while we were in town- it was great! Noah impressed everyone with his sitting skills and charming personality :) We even got to see Aunt Leigh as she drove through town on her way to Delaware. We posted pictures from our trip- so be sure to check them out.

Emma Claire's Birthday

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Emma Claire was born last Wednesday, July 26th. Noah lost his crown as the "baby" in the family after 5 short months!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Sitting Pretty

It's official- Noah is a sitter. He can sit up all by himself, although I still lay pillows around him so that when he tumbles he doesn't fall too hard :)
Noah and I are going to Virginia on Wednesday to visit Grammy and everyone else. Dad will be joining us on Friday and we will all return on the 30th! We will even get to welcome a new addition to our family while we are there. Shawn and Regina's baby girl is scheduled to arrive on July 26th. She still doesn't have a name but hopefully they can agree on something before they bring her home from the hospital! We'll be sure to post pictures of the new bundle of joy when we return.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Finally ... a video with some sound

Here is the first true video... complete with sound and everything... consider this my Jazz Singer.

He is a stand up kinda guy

Here is a video of Noah standing with the help of the ottoman.

First Movie

Hey guys.... this is actually Ben... I haven't posted in a long time, Sherry just likes to steal my login. So I felt like getting technical again so here is our first video of Noah. Hope you enjoy. I know it is short and I know it is grainy, I will get better as we go along, hopefully.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Dad saves the day!

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Noah lost a very important friend recently- Blog went missing almost 2 weeks ago! We looked everywhere and called all of the places we had been, but no one knew where he was. After searching many stores, Dad finally found a replacement Blog on Ebay!! He should arrive in the mail soon. Hopefully Noah won't even know the difference :)
We've also been working on sitting up recently. Noah's getting close, although we still have some work to do. Hopefully we'll master in within the next few weeks.
There are some more recent pictures posted... we took a break for a while because we reached our monthly limit on Flickr in June! Check them out!

Monday, June 26, 2006

My Feet!

Noah's most recent discovery is that he has feet. This morning we went to a friends house to visit and play with other babies, but Noah just laid there staring at his own feet- even spent some time putting them in his mouth. He wasn't interested in the toys that the other babies were playing with because his feet were way more interesting! Often when we go check on him in his crib, he is just laying there holding his feet, trying to figure them out. I guess we should feel lucky that he doesn't need any fancy toys that can be dropped or forgotten somewhere- he's content to have toys that are attached to his legs in the form of feet!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Fun with Food

We've been having lots of fun with food this week- we have even added sweet potatoes to our menu. Noah seems to be getting the hang of eating, although he gets super excited about it and ends up trying to smile so big that the food runs out both sides of his mouth.
We had a great father's day at the beach. We spent the afternoon lounging under an umbrella and had a great seafood feast for dinner.
Aunt Mandy is coming to visit this weekend. We are all very excited for her to finally meet Noah!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Exersaucer Fun

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Dad unpacked the exersaucer yesterday and put it together for Noah! So far he thinks it is pretty cool- although he doesn't quite know what to think of all the new toys at his fingertips. We went to our first playgroup on Wednesday. There were 3 girls and 2 boys (including Noah)- all born within 2 months of eachother. It was great to hear what other moms are doing with their babies. Hopefully it will become a regular thing and Noah will have some friends to grow up with. I will say that he was the LARGEST one there by far! But I guess that is no surprise!

Monday, June 12, 2006

You want me to eat that?

You want me to eat that?
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We saw the doctor this morning for Noah's 4 month visit. He weighs 17 pounds 14 ounces and is 28 inches long. Pretty impressive for a 4 month old! The doctor said he is ready to start eating solids- so we are testing out rice cereal this week. He is pretty interested in eating and our first attempts went really well. If we could only get him to be as interested in the bottle as he is in the spoon. Hopefully the introduction of solid food will aid us in the effort to get him to sleep through the night!! Wishful thinking, I am sure :)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Dad's Birthday!

Dad's Birthday!
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Today we celebrated Dad's birthday! We went to church this morning and Noah was an angel and slept through the entire service. Not to say that the sermon was boring, I just think all of the music puts him to sleep. After church we went to lunch. Dad's one request for his birthday was to watch soccer all afternoon- so he got to catch up on all of the World Cup games that he had recorded. We went to dinner with Grandma and Grandpa and then went to their house to open presents. Overall I think he had a great birthday!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Special Events

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
This week is full of all sorts of special events. On Thursday, June 8th, Noah turned 4 months old! We go to the doctor on Monday for his 4 month checkup. Thursday was also Mom and Dad's 4 year anniversary. We celebrated by going to dinner at Ruth's Chris. One of Grandma's friends babysat and unfortunately, Noah was not very well behaved. He has been having issues with taking a bottle recently and Thursday night was no different. But the good news is that Friday we bought new bottles and Noah drank it up!! Sunday, June 11, is Dad's 31st Birthday! We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate and tomorrow night we are celebrating with Grandma and Grandpa.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Beach Weekend

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We spent Saturday night at Sherry's Dad's new condo on the beach. As you can see, the beach really tired Noah out! He wasn't quite sure what to think of the pool or the beach- so he just decided to take a nap under the umbrella. I don't think he really liked it when a wave crashed in on him and Dad, but I think the sound of the ocean relaxed him a little.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Busy Weekend

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We have a great weekend planned! Tonight, Betsy, Andrew and Annie are coming to visit from Orlando (on their way to Charleston). Annie is 6 months old and this is our first meeting. Hopefully she and Noah will become fast friends! Tomorrow, Jerry, Elizabeth, Jack (2.5 years) and Caroline (7 months) are coming to visit our friends Brad and Heather. They are all Georgia Tech grads, well not Jack and Caroline YET. We are hoping to have dinner with them while they are here- and maybe go to a baseball game. Sunday we are going to a cookout at Aunt Sally's house and helping Sherry's Dad move to his new place at the beach (and inheriting some furniture from him). We get to pick up Noah's first portraits on Monday. Hope everyone else has a great weekend too!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

While We Were Away

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
We had a great time while we were in Virginia visiting Grammy. As you can see from the photo, Grammy had a pretty good time playing with Noah. Everyone was really surprised to see how big Noah has gotten. He is now weighing in around 17.5 lbs! While we were away, Dad was very busy. He planted 3 new trees, fixed our sprinkler system, planted rose bushes and mulched our flower beds. It looks great!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Soccer Dad

Soccer Dad
Originally uploaded by beebe4.
This picture is kinda old (as you can tell by noah being half sized). But thought it was worth putting up. This is Maradona's Jersey that my Mom brought back for Noah and I. Noah is going to be able to Bend it Like Beckham, that's for sure!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Traveling Duo

Noah and I are heading out of town for a few days- so there will not be any posts until next Wednesday. We are flying to Norfolk tomorrow to visit Grammy- it should be a great weekend! We'll post pictures and details when we return.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mom's Day

I had a great first Mother's Day! We went to Biscotti's for lunch and the weather was nice enough (aka not too hot) that we could sit outside and enjoy it. After lunch, Ben started on my requested gift- a laundry area makeover. For those of you who haven't been to our home, our laundry area is in the garage. Ben put up new shelves, unpacked boxes that were crowding the area, hung a new light and cleaned up the utility sink. As you can see from the photo- it turned out great!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Great Expectations

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Thanks to Alison and Chris- I am officially part of the Tribe Pep Squad! I can't wait for my first trip to Williamsburg! :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Play Time

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Grandma gave me a great new toy for my 3 month birthday! It is called the Baby Counting Pal and it makes all sorts of great noises. You can see me having lots of fun with it in the picture!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Getting So Big!

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Today is Noah's 3 month birthday and he accomplished something great this weekend- he rolled over for the first time. He was on the floor with Dad having a little tummy time, and he just rolled right over! Then he did it 3 more times- it was really amazing. Noah also got to play our new piano that his grandfather gave us this weekend. We can't wait for him to take lessons and become the greatest pianist in the world! Not that we have great expectations of him or anything! :) Needless to say it was a great weekend and an even greater three months.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I have hands!

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Recently Noah has discovered the coolest thing ever.... his hands. He will stare at them forever trying to figure out how to move them. It is amazing to watch him learn how to touch things and pick them up. His favorite toy right now is Blog, the Blue Dog- named by Aunt Sarah. He also really likes to touch your face (and pull hair) when you are holding him!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Just Hanging Out

Originally uploaded by beebe4.
Not much has been going on here. We've been going on walks every day and getting lots of use out of the stroller. We also made plans for our next visit with Grammy in Virginia, May 18th through 23rd. It looks like Mom will be handling this one solo, so hopefully everything will go great on the plane. Mom has started back at work.... we are still trying to figure out our daily schedule- it is getting better though!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

River House Fun

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We spent Saturday at the River House with Grandma & Grandpa, Aunt Sarah & Heidi, Aunt Leigh & Frank, Robert & Callie and Noah's new friend Ryn. As you can see from the photo, Noah is just a LITTLE bigger than Ryn and she is 3 weeks older! Everyone agreed that Noah looked that a giant. I guess that is what happens when you like to eat as much as Noah does and you are in the 95th percentile for your age. We had a great time visiting with everyone and hope to do it again soon. Next time we will have a life jacket for Noah so that we can all go on a boat ride!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Doctors and Visitors

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Noah went to the doctor on Wednesday for my 2 month checkup. Technically Noah was already 10 weeks old, but due to our extended stay in Virginia, we had to reschedule.
The doctor said Noah is doing great! He was being a show-off so the doc got to see him smile and coo. Naturally, he was very impressed. Noah weighed in at 15 pounds and 24.5 inches. He is in the 95% for both weight and height!
Aunt Sarah and Heidi flew in on Wednesday and we've been having a great time! Tomorrow we are headed down to the River for the day to visit with everyone. We'll be sure to take lots of pictures!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New Toy!

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At the advice of Grammy, we went out and bought a new toy- the Kick and Crawl Aquarium! I can lay on the floor to play with the fish and kick the ball with my feet. It is very entertaining! Aunt Sarah and Heidi are coming to visit today- it should be an exciting week!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Day in the Shade

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Noah's first Easter was great! We went to church and then to bruch. Noah slept through the entire service. We spent the rest of the afternoon outside in the shade enjoying the great weather. Check out pictures by clicking on the link that says "more pictures of Noah" on the right.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Who's ready for some easter candy?

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We've been busy unpacking since we came back from Virginia. Noah has grown so much that he is ready to move up to 3-6 month clothing! Who knew we would have such a big baby. His 2 month checkup is next week- I can't wait to see how much he weighs. He is a professional smiler now and he even coos sometimes when you talk to him.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


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In case you didn't notice, 1 week in Virginia turned into 2.5! Dad had to go to California for a week, so we decided to stay a little longer and visit with Grammy and the rest of the family. Be sure to check the rest of my pictures out...there are some of me with all sorts family. We're still unpacking and settling back in, but we'll be sure to post again tomorrow!