Dax had his first day of preschool. Yay for Dax!!
He was excited but a little nervous the first day.
He was really quiet when I left and he looked rather small too. He was brave and did not cry one bit. When I picked him up he was so excited to tell me everything they did. His favorite part? Treat box at the end!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Dax had his first day of preschool. Yay for Dax!!
Posted by Melanie at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Dax is playing Fall T-ball for the first time ever this year. This is his first organized sport! We gave him the option of soccer or t-ball and t-ball won! He plays for the Astros as part of Eastern Little League. Xavier played for this league last Spring and we love it!
Walking to the field.
In the dugout.
Good hit Dax!
On the way to the game I asked him if he was excited. He said he was but he was a little nervous about the bases. Xavier then went on to explain to him the finer points of running the bases as only an older brother with much more experience can :) Sure enough, the first time around the bases he went right from 3rd base to the dugout! It was so cute...I was so busy watching that I didn't get a picture of it. To his defense, they had only 1 practice before the first game and needless to say...he is no longer nervous about running the bases and has not made that mistake again!
Enjoying the snack after the game.
One of the moms made baseball cake pops for each of the kids. CUTE!
Posted by Melanie at 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Lincoln has had his top 2 teeth pop through..but not the font teeth!! He has grown a set of fangs. I have said before that Lincoln reminds me more of Xavier than Dax and this is just another example. Xavier grew his teeth in the same way! Secretly, I LOVE it:)
(My mom pointed out that the shadow in the first picture does look like little set of wings. I have to agree:)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
you will be missed!!
Julia was a huge help to us this summer. She watched the boys a couple days a week and helped get them to 2 sessions (that is 4 weeks people!!!) of swimming lessons, trips to the explorium, library, park, etc. It was so nice and helpful to be able to have the big boys be able to do all these activities (most of them outside in the scorching heat) without having to tote an infant around too!
The boys loved her and I did too. In addition to being such a smart, sweet girl she is a fanastic baker too. Not only does she bake...but she bakes (and eats) totally vegan. She brought me several of her tasty treats and I will say that her mad skills exceeded my expectations. Her berry pie ROCKS!! It was restaurant quality for sure:) Miss you already!
Posted by Melanie at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It is the First Day of 1st grade for my first born. He is going to be a the big campus this year and could not be more excited!!
He picked out his lunchbox and backpack in his new favorite color...RED!
Dad and Xavier on the first Day.
Funny story: I packed up some of Xavier's lunchbox the night before. I included a note and a joke for his first day too. Since it is a new lunchbox I wanted to be sure that the sandwich container that we used last year would fit in with everything else and when I stuck in in there, it was going to be a perfect fit. Yay! So after a busy first morning and dropping X off with no tears from either of us, I came back home and walked into the kitchen and was struck with a strange thought. I don't remember actually making Xavier's sandwich this morning....no, I am quite certain that I did NOT make it at all. I saw the sandwich container in there from last nights fit test and just zipped up that luchbox without a sandwich!! So I quickly made the sandwich and made the trek downtown once again to bring the boy his lunch. Just call me preoccupied:)
Posted by Melanie at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Here we are at 8 months, 2 teeth, almost crawling, and Lincoln is just so busy!!
I think he looks a lot like me in this picture. He is a starting the "da, da, da" babble and is so, so close to crawling.
Everything...I mean everything goes right in the mouth.
Love his little face!
Xavier starts back to school tomorrow and Mom is saying Alleluia!! I think Lincoln is too!
Maybe now he will get a nap in without all the noise that 2 older brothers make. But then again, I think he is used to all the noise and maybe it will be too quiet. We will soon find out!!
Posted by Melanie at 11:00 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Hmm... what ya got there?
Don't mind if I do!
What IS that delicious goodness??? Chocolate you say??? Chocolate...where you have you been all my life??? Well...for the last 7 1/2 months? Knock me over with a feather!
Hey, I just noticed I don't have a cone....
Happiness is not so much in having, as in sharing:)
Or so they are trying to tell me...but I wasn't born yesterday!!
Posted by Melanie at 1:50 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2011
For those of you that are still following along with my lack of posting here is a new Lincoln post for you.
At 7 months he is finally sleeping through the night, still not taking a bottle but taking a sippy cup and is eating more and more foods. His favorites are watermelon and cottage cheese....his least favorite food is bananas. He will NOT eat them at all. Not that I can blame him on that one as I am not a big fan either! I will eat them in a smoothie but not if I can really taste it.
Eat your veggies!
He has the most nicknames of any of the boys and it seems we all call him something different.
Mommy: Doodle, Do Nose
Poor thing, he may never get to know his real name....
but he doesn't seem to mind:)
Posted by Melanie at 4:46 PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
And time just keeps cruisin' by here at the house of Noe. Doodle is 6 months old and has 2 teeth.
At his 6 month appt. he weighed 15 lbs. 10 oz (40%) and was 27 1/2 inches long (75%). 16 pounds was my guess so mama know her weight:) Lincoln doesn't really like baby food or the bottle but bring on the cheese and bread and he does just fine....he takes after his Daddy there. He loves songs being sung to him and he lights up when he sees any of us come into the room. That also results in having to pick him up because he will not let you leave the room without making his presence known.....loudly!
He can sit fairly well. (Note the shock of blond hair sprouting up...I LOVE it!)
Notice I said "fairly"....hee hee....
Thanks to daddy's lighting fast reflexes he was saved from knocking the old noggin! Good thing for Doodle that mommy was behind the lens on that one!
So many family members have yet to meet Lincoln. Hope the pictures help in watching him grow:)
Posted by Melanie at 3:59 PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Our little Lincoln has just barely started to "sit" for a few brief seconds.
He really is just mostly resting his belly on his legs but he result is kind of sitting:) Well, enough to snap a few quick pictures.
He is still not sleeping through the night. Any day now right????? He also is not taking a bottle or pacifer..only me...lucky, lucky me. I'm not really complaining because he is a really good baby and just so cute! (Although I may be just a wee bit biased.)
He is growing so fast and is getting interested in toys and of course whatever his brothers are doing.
Posted by Melanie at 3:47 PM
Monday, May 16, 2011
As Xavier's kindergarten year is winding down they have had several fun things going on. We all were able to attend the Kindergarten Picnic last Friday and have lunch with Xavier.
Well, Dax had lunch while Steve watched Xavier eat. Before we left, I asked Dax to ask Steve whether he wanted me to pack him a lunch. He had had some fruit and yogurt earlier so I wasn't sure whether he was going to be hungry for lunch. Dax came back and said "He just wants water." So when we get to the park Steve looks at me and says...did you pack me a lunch? I said No, you said you just wanted water. We both look at Dax. Dax looks back at us and says (somewhat sheepishly), "Sorry". I said what did you ask Daddy? Dax replies "I asked him if he wanted a Gatorade or a water with your lunch"? I guess we shouldn't rely on a 4 year old for communication. I think Dax was SO excited about having a Gatorade for lunch that he couldn't get the question right.
It was a really perfect day for a picnic, a little cooler than the 86+ degrees we had the prior days.
This is Xavier's teacher Ms. Parker. We love her!
Soon, the Kindergarten year will be behind us...I'm not sure I am ready for it to end yet!!
Posted by Melanie at 1:40 PM
Friday, April 22, 2011
And time just continues to speed right along. Lincoln had his 4 month check up this week. He is 14 lbs 4 oz (50%) and 25 1/4 inches long (75%). Just for fun, I checked the stats on both Xavier and Dax to see how Lincoln compares. Xavier was 17 lbs 8 oz and Dax was 16 lbs 12 oz and they were both 26 3/4 inches....so our Doodle is just a bit smaller than they were. Although the only real difference I can see is that Linc's legs are not as full as the other boys were. He had to have 2 shots at the appt. and I could not believe that he didn't cry on the first shot at all and hardly cried at all on the second one that the nurse said would sting. He is going to be my tough boy and that is probably a good thing since he has 2 older brothers!
He really putting his hands and other toys in his mouth and is starting to drool. He is not sleeping through the night yet much to my dismay. I think it is time for some "tough love"! He also has forgotten how to take a bottle so we are trying to re-train him on that so Steve and I can go on a much needed date without him in tow!
Who could not love that face??
Bald IS beautiful:)
*Thanks Jenna for the cute hat!
Posted by Melanie at 12:17 AM
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
We were beach bound again to FL, but for the first time with Doodle on the outside!! (Our last trip I was pregnant and actually announced the pregnancy to Steve's family when we got down there). We packed up and headed out bright and early and were able to log some miles before the boys were actually awake enough to make some noise. We planned on dividing the trip into 2 days because of Lincoln. We made it to FL but were still about 4 hours from our destination when the baby had had enough. Finding a hotel was another story but we did end up finding one after some intense searching while driving down the highway trying to book something via iphone. Needless to say, the actual driving part was not very fun. The big boys did just fine as always, but Doodle was not really enjoying it...and boy did he let us know!!
Once we got there, the boys were ready to have some fun.
A little relaxing by the pool,
plenty of games...
One of my favorite things to do is watch the sunset on the beach. The boys seemed to enjoy them too. One night the boys went down in their pjs to say goodnight to the sun.
We had wonderful weather all week- mid 80's and sun and it only rained 1 day. What I don't have pictures of (as I needed about 15 more hands/arms to carry everything) is time spent on the beach building in the sand and going into the ocean (to "ride the waves" as the boys say) and the awesome homemade icecream at Big Olafs ,but trust me when I say that those were total highlights for all of us!
Doodle had some highlights of his own
as he rolled over for the first time on the trip.
It was good to spend some time together as a family in such a beautiful and warm part of the country. We made it there and back safely and I look forward to returning many, many, many times with all of my boys!
Posted by Melanie at 11:55 PM