Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

We had a very relaxing Memorial Day this year. We started the day over at Aunt Sally's house for Noah's swim lesson. He did great in the pool and really loved hanging out with Aunt Sally and Uncle Paul- especially since Aunt Sally gave him some cool new books! Thanks Sally! We were supposed to cook out with our friends Heather and Brad, but Kathryn had a fever so they decided to take a rain check. We still enjoyed some ribs and corn on the cob while Noah and Jude played in the backyard.

Mom & Noah

Big Boy Jude

Monday, May 26, 2008

Safari Birthday!

Noah helped his friend Tripp celebrate his 3rd birthday this weekend at the Jacksonville Zoo!

First we got to check out lots of cool reptiles, including a few baby alligators. Noah made sure to stand guard over the cake until it was time for Tripp to blow out his candles.

Then we got to go into the zoo and play at the splash park. Noah loved running through all of the fountains.
Splish Splash!

Jude mostly slept through our adventure at the zoo.
Sleeping Jude

It made for a great (although very hot) Saturday! Happy Birthday Tripp!
Birthday Boy Tripp

Friday, May 23, 2008

Birthday Wishes- A Little Late

Last weekend we went to Jackson's second birthday party. The party was at Noah's favorite park and all of the kids had a blast!

Noah had fun hanging out with his friend Will.

And Noah always loves playing with Emsley.

But most of all, Noah loved showing Dad all of his favorite toys at the park.

P.S. Jude even had some fun in the swings.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

First Tooth!

I got my first tooth!

Jude's first tooth poked through on Monday! He has been drooling so much and chewing on everything he can get his hands on. I don't think it will be long before his second one is here. The pain of teething doesn't seem to be slowing him down at all and he continues to be all smiles!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

My first Mother's Day with 2 children turned out great! It started with breakfast in bed. We had Grandma over for lunch to celebrate with her too! Ben, Noah and Jude surprised me with a picture of my family from a few years ago blown up and framed. It is a picture that I have come to cherish and it was very thoughtful of him to frame it for me. He also replaced my vacuum cleaner (Don't give him a hard time, I asked for it)! Our old Oreck that we received as a wedding present 6 years ago had developed a few problems, so we took advantage of their trade in program and got a new one. Thanks Ben, Noah & Jude for making this a great Mother's Day. I hope that everyone else had a great day too!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


As recommended at our last doctor visit, Jude went back today to have his ears checked. Turns out he has a double ear infection! And we didn't even know it! Jude has been prescribed Amoxicillin so I guess we will no longer be antibiotic virgins. Hopefully he will respond well and be feeling better soon!
P.S. Jude weighed in at 20 pounds 15 ounces

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Quick Vacation

Last weekend, Dad surprised us with a quick family vacation to Amelia Island Plantation. Upon arrival, we soon learned how fun it is to travel with a toddler. We entered our room on the third floor, walked out onto the patio to see the ocean and pools, and Noah shut the door behind us- locking us all out on the patio! Fortunately we were all together and Dad had his cell phone. The lady at the front desk thought it was hysterical, but she quickly sent someone up to let us back into our room. What a way to start a vacation!
Jude's first swim!
We spent lots of time at the kiddie pool and Mom even enjoyed an hour long relaxing massage! Jude took his first swim and loved it. It was a great weekend and we hope to take a longer vacation soon!