Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mama & Noah Currently

Instead of doing monthly updates with all of Noah's stats, I decided to share some things that we are into each month.  You can check out November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015, March 2015, and April 2015.

This is what we've been up to in May 2015...


 elastic waist shorts | train conductor hat


finales | home videos

Working on
digital scrapbooks | swimming

Yuengling's ice cream | corn on the cob

Listening to
Ed Sheeran - Photograph | Coldplay - Yellow

What have you been up to this month???

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Bucket List | It's The Little Things

While the first day of Summer isn't for another few weeks, I always consider Memorial Day to kick off Summer! So since Summer has unofficially commenced, here is my family bucket list!  Like last year, we have a few trips planned as well as some fun activities to do at home.  This will be our first full summer in the house and I'm so excited to spend the majority of our time outside!  

What do you have planned this Summer?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Four Day Weekend Fun - Part 2

On Sunday, we spent the day at my friend, Kristen's, lake house.  It was only about a 45 minute ride away and we lucked out with beautiful weather.  The "babies" played in the baby pool while the adults got to enjoy sitting in the sun by the lake.  Noah and Chris did venture out on a paddle boat, but other than that, we stayed on land.  We had a delicious lunch and then headed home.  I guess we wore Noah out because he fell asleep 5 minutes into the car ride home and slept for about 3 hours!

On Memorial Day Monday, we took Noah mini golfing.  We had planned to go on Saturday, but decided to wait for a warmer day.  And boy did we get a warmer day!  Honestly, something in between high 50s and 80s would have been nice!

Noah loved mini golfing last year and even got 2 hole in ones (with the help of Chris of course).  While he didn't get a hole in one, he did still have fun.  We tried out a new place this year that was more kid oriented with safari animals at all the holes.  Noah lost interest in hitting the ball by the 10th hole but was still fascinated by all the animals.  

We then grabbed some lunch at McDonalds and stopped by a nearby playground.  It's pirate ship themed so we knew Noah would like it.  It was a little too hot for my taste, so we didn't stay long.  Noah passed out quickly on the car ride home.  

After we rested for most of the afternoon, we went outside to do some chalk art.  It had finally cooled off a little bit so it was a nice nighttime activity.  Though we learned that we really aren't very talented artists ;)

How was your Memorial Day Weekend???

Monday, May 25, 2015

Four Day Weekend Fun - Part 1

Happy Memorial Day!

Chris has been off since Friday and we've been loving this extra long weekend!  Yesterday, we spent the day at a friend's lake house, but I'll be back tomorrow to share all about that.  In the meantime, I'll fill you in about our fun on Friday and Saturday :)

On Friday, we brought Daddy to Wompy's.  Apparently lots of dads had off for the holiday because there were 4 other dads in class today too!

Chris takes the train to work everyday and Noah is obsessed with trains.  When Chris works late, he has to change trains, so while waiting for his second train, he FaceTimes with Noah to say goodnight and shows him the trains passing by.  Noah loves this so much that he will ask to call Chris during the day thinking he will get to see trains.   After music class, Chris had the great idea to take the train (for just 2 stops), have lunch in town, and then head back.  We invited our friends to go with us and the boys had so much fun!

In the evening, we packed a simple dinner and headed over to the park.  Noah had so much fun running back and forth from the picnic table to the playground.  He would come by and eat something and then right away say, "Dada play", and off they went!  On the way home, we stopped for some frozen yogurt... the perfect way to end our evening :)

On Saturday, we had Chris' parents over for a BBQ and to celebrate Chris' mom's (Nonna) birthday (which was last Monday).   Despite a chilly morning, it warmed up by the afternoon.  We spent the afternoon playing on the deck and were able to eat dinner outside too.  We then went inside to play hide and seek, do some puzzles, and sing Happy Birthday to Nonna.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your long weekend!  I know we plan to :)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Five on Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Chris has off today because of Memorial Day Weekend, so I'll keep this brief.  We have a fun day planned... music class this morning and possibly a picnic at the playground tonight :)  I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!


Noah likes to be clean.  He doesn't like when his hands get dirty or he's sees a mess on the floor.  While he loves playing in his sand table, it shocked me that he wanted to play in an actual sand box with all the green seaweed type stuff around!  Let's just say that I was finding sand in his shoes, pants, and diaper after this sand session!


While we won't be having beach or pool weather this Memorial Day Weekend, I can't help but start thinking about swimsuits this summer.  Last year I picked up two tankinis from Loft, and this year they did not disappoint with their beachwear line.  I seriously want it all!


Noah is really into horses recently.  It started when he watched the Kentucky Derby and loved watching the horses "go" and when the jockeys waved hi to him!  Months ago, when we were in Michaels, we found these foam hats/masks. The first one we got him was of a lion, and we all have a little too much fun with it.  So when we were going to Michaels this week, I knew we had to swing by that aisle and pick up another one... can't beat the $3 price to make a kid happy during a shopping trip!  Noah picked the horse, no surprise!  I guess we know what he will be wearing next weekend when we watch the Belmont ;)


Every year, I make Noah a video for his birthday.  It includes pictures and videos from the previous year.  I even used to do this for my nieces and nephews, but had to stop when I had Noah.  I didn't have the time anymore, and I wasn't going up to visit as much so I had less pictures to work with.  Anyway, since I take so many pictures and videos of Noah, this video could be CRAZY long!  Last year it was 25 minutes, and this year I'm trying to get it down to 20 minutes.  Sometimes I wonder if these videos are a waste of my time, but not only do I and the grandparents love to watch them, but Noah loves to watch them too!  Just the other night we were watching the videos I made of the last two years and he was so happy and engaged the entire time :)

Since it's so time consuming, I've started working on the first half now so that it's not such a commitment come October/November.  In my opinion, the hardest part is finding fun and upbeat songs to act as the background music.  I am in love with Ed Sheeran's "Photograph", and while the music video is home movies of him growing up, I think the song might be a little too mellow for the kind of videos I make.   I am seriously bummed though because I am obsessed with it right now!  If anyone has any other song suggestions, I'd LOVE to hear them!  


Tomorrow we will be having Chris' parents over for a BBQ.  It will be a combination of a Memorial Day BBQ and a birthday celebration for Chris' mom (Nonna).  We will be having grilled chicken, corn on the cob, a tomato and onion salad, and of course some yummy birthday cake.  

^^^enjoying corn with Nonna last summer :)

I'm linking up with The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday"!

I'm also linking up with April's blog for their Five on Friday!

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