Sunday, September 28, 2008


I don't think that Noah has ever had a bath where he was in it alone. Either I am in it with him, Paige is in it with him, or all three of us are in there playing. He is so relaxed during bath time. when we wash his hair or even his face he just closes his eyes and no fussing or anything. Complete trust and submission. I love this bath seat by the way! He is 5mths here.

In August, Nick Holcroft got married so Jamie and I actually got to get all dressed up without the bambinos and go together. It was really great to see everyone, and have some adult time as a couple. Although, I kinda wish we would have had the kids there. I always do...

Thundermountain Line

The guide said that this is the smallest natural tunnel in width, in the entire U.S.A.

Daddy and Paige enjoying the sun and some snacks!

Thundermountain line

Papa took us all on our first train ride out together. He bought us all matching conductor hats too. Paige loves trains so she enjoyed that and the rest of us enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the historic lessons. Oh plus we got mooned about 4 times and flashed some by 2 women. Never a dull moment that is for sure! Definitely recommend this though. There are snacks and wine and a great informative booklet and what a great way to spend a Saturday in the summer.

Western Idaho Fair 2008

Papa took us! Paige had so much fun. For the first time, she wanted to go on all the rides herself, 10 rides, and then she wanted to go on a scary roller coaster with me. Oh we are going to have so much fun in the upcoming years.

As you can see, Noah got his first horseback ride and all he was interested in doing was pulling the mane and kicking the pony's neck. Paige thought it was hilarious. Noah just chilled the entire time in his stroller and watched everything go by.
Noah at 4months here and you can see that he is all smiles and Miss Paige just
absolutely adores him. She is asking if he can sleep with her now, and she has become quite proud and confident to hold him.

She cuddles him constantly. She is able to make him laugh harder than anyone. He watches everything she does. In fact for me to even nurse him, I nearly have to have Paige be in a different room because all he wants to do is watch her. So sweet. He is definitely in the heat of teething. Droolin boy and butterball seem to be some most recent nick names.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Full Night Sleep

So I have been back at work now for about a month and last weekend July 25, Noah slept 7 hours in his crib for the first time ever and for the rest of the weekend he slept 10 hours a night! Way to go Daddy! It is really strange getting uninterupted sleep. Praise the Lord. So Noah is just all smiles and laughs and reminds me of Jamie alot. He is pretty kick back as long as we are holding him. He loves the baths, but unlike Paige, when she would get in she would move and laugh and kick, he just becomes really tranquil and relaxed just like dad. Paige is getting more and more attached to him, if that is possible. She won't even go to other's houses to play because she doesn't want to leave Noah. So sweet. Gma bought her a tent and so she has been sleeping in that every night. I tried to sleep in it one night with her, made it until 3am but then started getting really uncomfortable since the tent is only about 4ftx4ft. Jamie and I are thinking about our 5 year anniversary and what we are going to do...Jamie is going to plan this one! I will keep you posted.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

wow I can't believe it has been so long since I have updated. I just returned to work on the 11th of July and that has certainly been bittersweet. I love my job, but leaving both kids is tough. Of course it is harder on me then the kids I think. Jamie is doing awesome with them, getting some good daddy time and making their own routines now.

We have been boating in Cascade and spent some time at Nick W. cabin. We spent the 4th in McCall with our friends Steve and Jill and her kids in a really quaint little cottage. The fireworks on the lake were beautiful. Paige covered Noah's ears when they got loud. Such a great big sis.

I have started biking with Noah in the back of me in a seat and that is so much fun. He loves it and Paige loves to ride her "big girl bike" now. This morning she put on her "running shoes" and ran in between mailboxes(about 100yards) about 6 times. She said " I am going for a run now." Monkey see, monkey doo....

Noah is 4 months now, 16lbs, rolling a bit and laughing when I snort and nibble at his under chin by his ears. Still waiting for that bust out belly laugh though. That is my favorite. He is a real turkey at night still. He seems to do better when I am not here though. Go figure. Daddy is so good.

Paige is getting ready to start school and she is practicing raising her hand, writing her letters and identifying numbers constantly. She tells a lot of stories about her teacher and her friends from work. Lately she has been putting her baby dolls under her shirt and then going and having them on her bed. She is so attentive to them. She has got breastfeeding down to a science. Hehe.

Jamie is loving his job, it seems more and more each day. Such a blessing. I love seeing him so motivated and so passionate. My business man! Working hard for the family. His last semester of school starts in August and well it is going to really stretch us. But we can do this for 4 more months. Yeha! We are so proud of him.

Well it is aobut 5am and I need to get some rest. Talk to you all soon.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

These are pics from April 26-29 2008. So this is what Miss Paige and Noah do every Morning, she climbs in bed with him and holds him. So sweet.

We finally had a beautiful day out and we spent the entire day outside. Flew the kite, went to the park twice, Paige rode her bike,ate lunch and dinner outside, and Noah and I got on the swing. His first swinging experience. I think he liked it..he slept.

First entry

Today is another beautiful yet cold day in Idaho. It looks so inviting but is bone chilling. Paige seems to be the one who gets decieved most. Yesterday she just stood at the front window in her skirt and tanktop begging to go out like that, because it looks like it is "such a nice day morning" as she explains. Noah and I woke up this morning around 6am and like everymorning, have about 1.5 hours just to ourselves. It is a special time we share. He is bright eyed and bushy tailed and full of smiles when I first lay him on his changing table. I usually get some cleaning and organizing done and then it is time to feed and snuggle with him again. He is full of grunts and squirms as he tries to go in all directions as we hold him. He is 11lbs now and this morning I actually went through his clothes for the first time because he is way too small already. Little Miss Paige will be strolling out of bed with her curly hair 2ft high around 9am or so and slowly, all dressed and with a sly smile come and sit with me, only after she has kissed her baby brother good morning. Jamie of course is up and about in his wool sweater, doting on me, kissing me probably close to 15 times already this morning, and cooking a nice big breakfast.

Tonight we have off together, well I am off all the time since I am on Maternity leave, but he doesn't have class so we will be going bowling with our friends Nick and Nicole and Paige was telling me yesterday that she "can do it all by herself" Of course she can. I actually was the best at bowling I have ever been when I was pregnant with Noah, we will see how down hill I have gone since I am no longer prego.

This summer we are planning a trip to Lagoon with a bunch of my coworkers and friends from the ER, a trip to Montana to see my biological father and introduce him to the grandkids, do lots of camping trips and finally finish painting our house (a project that we started 2 summers ago...) Hopefully we will get our lawn looking full and green and I plan to basque in the sun like a lizard and play with the family. Come on sunshine! I am tired of the cold!

Jamie and I are running our first race together May 10th. That ought to be interesting since we really have not been training much and Jamie is not a runner at all, but he wants to and with my luck he will do much better than I. That would be fantastic because then he would be more apt to excersise with me. I would love that. So that is a new aspect in our relationship that I am really looking forward to see grow. He and I try to go out on a date a couple times a month, and we just made a pact not to eat out unless it is a good quality place that is fresh and worth our time and money. We broke that pact already but like I is a new pact...

Looks like I am going to dye my hair again today and now I have just been summoned to trim Jamies hair...Until next time. God Bless