Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Friday

happy days

Just relaxing today. Allergies are making me so tired.
I think we are headed to Columbus tomorrow to see my great nephew play ball,
cook out, shop and hang out with the family?

Hope you have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend xo

Thursday, April 28, 2011

play doh letters

 He loves rolling the play doh. then we place it on the letter A I wrote on the paper.

 He is very careful and wants it to be just so.

 we rolled out two long and one short

 He loves to finish making the letters

After he cuts the play doh. This is his favorite part.

Noah has really low muscle tone which makes it hard for him to do a bunch of things most people find very easy to do. He has worked really hard at doing almost everything. Joel and I are proud of every thing he does and all his hard work. He tends to not like to do those things that are hard for him ( who does) but we make it fun and we keep at it at his pace. The goal to make everything fun, fun, fun!

Happy Thursday xo

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Wednesday

spring rain

oh, the rain just wont leave. might as well make the best of it with some rain pictures :)

Having a great time with my Mom so far. She is spending her time between my sister and with us. It is just so nice to have her here and just sitting and talking. We had a good laugh at all the unpacking I have not done. Noah is happy. We all are happy. I wonder all the time what he must think happened to everyone back home and why he doesn't see them. So having my Mom here is wonderful for him. He was dancing for her yesterday just like old times. And, hearing her talk to him in Spanish makes me feel at home in my heart :)

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

art work

 he colored the frog first and then I cut out the pieces 

 he likes to glue but doesn't like the glue on his hands

here is the finished frog :) He did a great job!

here is the link to get the frog print out tinsnips.

Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, April 25, 2011


Easter 1

we colored the eggs on Saturday and went to Mass later that night.
Easter 2

Noah woke to his Easter basket filled with goodies.
Easter 3

my sister Margie got Noah his cute sock Monkey basket and he loves it
Easter 4

He was so ready to go to my sisters house to see the cousins.
Easter 5

again thanks to my sister Margie for sending us some cascarones (confetti filled eggs) the kids had a blast cracking them on everyone. And, wow, we were surprised when we walked in my sister Barbara's house and find my Mom sitting there :) Noah was so happy and I let out a scream. I'm so happy to have my Mom here for a visit. They wanted to surprise us and we were. We had a great day with everyone. :)
Easter 6

my niece and nephews kids and Noah had a good time hunting eggs. Noah cried when it was time for them all to go home. He loves being with my niece's kids. It breaks my heart when he cries for them. But, we all had a great time and so happy that my Mom is here with us visiting for a while. Makes me feel less home sick.
Happy Monday xo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring rain

spring rain

The rain has not gone away.... at least I get to wear some cute rain boots. :) 

getting ready to color eggs. take a nap and then go to Mass later tonight. Having Easter dinner at my sisters house tomorrow and an egg hunt. Noah will enjoy the time with his cousins. 

wishing everyone a happy Saturday xo

Friday, April 22, 2011

finding wishes

dandelion collage

I went a little crazy this week with the dandelions. They are every where. I have not seen so many before. It must be all the rain? I adore them and taking their photo... and making some wishes too :) 

Have a wonderful Good Friday xoxo

Thursday, April 21, 2011


my sweet heart

He doesn't like his picture taken much lately. He wont look at the camera or at me if I ask. He doesn't like to pose. He is ok with in the moment photos as they are happening, he will even say cheese and ham it up. I love this photo any way. He looks like sweetness to me :) I love him to the sweet boy ! 

Happy Thursday xo

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Picture Inspiration

picture inspiration

For Picture Inspiration week 5-8
week 5. infinity and beyond - a parking garage down town Dayton
week6. seeing double - running my hand on the table
week 7. the shape of surprise - base housing reflected in a little pond
week 8. totally random - looking up from the side of the road at a chili's parking lot

I really enjoy the photo prompts each week. Gives me something to look forward to finding something to shoot.

Happy Wednesday xoxo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

dino love

dino love

We went with my sister to Target the other day and she bought Noah a new dinosour. He just loves these things.
More rain here today. I am starting to see that it must rain here all the time? ugh! We dont get so much rain back in San Antonio and I guess that is why everything looks brown. lol  I cant wait to see all the green in some nice warm weather. I know it is coming very soon...I hope.

Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Easter Bunny

 on our way to see the Easter Bunny. he was happy until I pulled the camera out lol
 we played on the play ground and sat by the pond after seeing the bunny.

 I just thought this was a cool picture of Noah

He was the first one to see the bunny and he was very shy. he wouldnt even look at me. lol

He had a good time after with the other kids and we had lunch out so it was a good day.

Joel got home on Friday night and Noah was so happy to see him walking towards the car. We are happy to have him home. The weather has gone back to cold again and we are waiting for the warm weather...sigh.

Hope to take Noah to get his hair cut today. We have tried the last few days and he is not in the mood to go.

Happy Monday hope everyone has a great week xo

Friday, April 15, 2011

warm weather has come our way

We have finally had a few days of sunshine and warm weather here. Oh my... what a difference it makes in how you feel. I am loving this great weather while we have it! :)

Joel comes home tonight! We are so excited and happy.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend xoxo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

missing Joel

missing Joel but loves talking on the phone with him. He looks forward to this everyday :)

Friday, April 8, 2011


Noah loves these frake frogs

I think just about every spring and summer we buy a new one at Target

he likes pulling and stretching them and well... throwing them too

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend xo

Thursday, April 7, 2011

our week

We took Joel to the airport on Monday.

so much rain and wind here

We lost our power on Monday around 3:30 and it never came back on till 8:30 that night. We kept busy and I just kept praying it would come back on. We were getting ready to go to bed and boom it came back on finally. Noah and I were so happy! I'm sick of the rain and wind here. Our house sounds like it will lift up and blow away every time its windy out. Really scary.

Joel got to San Antonio just fine and called once he got to my parents house. We got to see everyone on face time on the iPhone and that was great. Even got to see my sweet Coco. I miss her so much. He is loving the weather and the food and being with the family and his unit. When we dropped him off at the airport Noah kept saying, 'bye Dad", "have fun in Texas". it was so cute. He is missing him like crazy right now. He has been in a crabby mood the last two days. Today, I closed a drawer and he thought it was the door and ran downstairs to look for Joel....breaks my heart. We look forward for Joel to get back home!

Hope your week is a good one xo

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy first day of April

these are growing in the back yard already even with the cold weather and the snow we had the other day. We are waiting, waiting for spring. I hope it comes very, very soon. The sun is out today so that is wonderful.

Joel leaves on Monday for two weeks...sigh. He has duty back home. He gets to be in the warm weather and spend time with the family and eat great Mexican food and well... just gets to be home. Noah and I will be busy here with school and trying not to be bored :) Maybe I will finally get some more unpacking done and move rooms around and get rid of a bunch of stuff taking up space. I so need to get a school room set up again and a small space for it in the dinning area as well, for messy things like painting.

Have a great weekend xoxo