Thursday, November 22, 2007

Some Pics for Fun

I had taken some pictures of Noah that I just think are fun so I thought I would share them with you all.
I think this one makes Noah look so mature!
These are my "strong" Boys!

First snow in Iowa

We had our first winter welcome to Iowa on Novemeber 21st. I snowed most of the day and a little in the night. Most of it melted as the ground was still warm, but we had a little left on Thanksgiving moring when the pictures were taken. I know everyone would want to see some snow so here are a few pictures -Matt

Friday, November 16, 2007

Noah's 18 month check up

Wow. Eighteen months have gone by (plus a little more) since the day Matt and I became parents. We have definately had our parenting views challenged by this little guy in more ways than one. We have really enjoyed our time together being Noah's mommy and daddy.

Today at Noah's appointment (November 16th), he basically just had a physical because we never signed the release to have his records sent up here. We did not want him to be doubly vaccinated for something, so we will take him back in in a few weeks to get his Hep A vaccinations depending on where he is in the series. We are, however, declining to give him the influenza and chicken pox vaccinations. So if anyone knows of any kids with the pox, let me know so I can get Noah exposed ;) He has also been referred to an audiologist to make sure he is fully hearing. The reason for this is because he still does not say any words and that is one of the developmental milestones they look for in an 18mo. The Dr did not seem too concerned because male children do tend to talk later so he wasn't totally out of the curve, but wanted to take preventative measures in case there are some issues. Noah was also referred to a dentist for the chipped teeth he has from falling onto the arm of a friends couch, shorlty after he turned one. The dentist will let us know if there is anything we should do about them. We have both of those appointments on Dec. 4th. Today he weighed 23lbs and was 30 inches tall. Noah also got a haircut yesterday. Although it was not the haircut I wanted him to have, the girl did a good job on it. He looks so handsome!
Noah is helping daddy get a table ready for mommy's scrapbooking corner.

He is throwing a tantrum in this one beacuse the table was being uprighted...

While on our way home from Waterloo, we heard an interesting segment on the Christian radio concerning politics and the church. I thought that this segment was particularly interesting considering the ongoing conversations I have been having with other Christians lately. You can see the transcripts of what Doug Smith had to say at I was particularly intriguied by the 12th and 14th. I hope you all care enough about the subject to take a little time and see what a fellow Christian had to say about the subject. You might be challenged, as was I, by what he had to say about the matter.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Halloween and More.

After a 3week growth spurt in which Noah seemed to have grown about 3 inches, he could no longer fit into his Mickey Mouse outfit that was entirely too big for him last year. He ended up being a very darling lion. Pam and I had fun taking him to the Clarksville nursing home and to a few homes of the ladies from her church. Noah also got to go to story hour the Friday before Halloween dressed as a lion.

Enjoying Mom's lasagna

Out in my winter coat and rubber boots. I am ready for some chores!