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.