Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Noah the runner

I just love this photo of Noah. He melts my heart!
He loves running just like Joel.
and I love the faces he makes while running.
he is too funny!
He is such a perfect boy
I and I love him to the moon

Happy Wednesday xoxo

Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday at the fair

 Noah was so excited to go to the park and see the fair.
 He road on the crazy bus and the dragon ride

when he saw Haley's comet he freaked out and kept asking to go home...sigh
 He didn't even want to ride the pony.
 all he wanted to do was go home
so after about 25 minutes we left the fair lol
He wanted to take a quick run around the field first.
and I found a heart in the grass while waiting :)

Happy Monday xoxo

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Sunday

love all the beauty of flowers in the summer time.
Taken with my phone. I used the photo jo jo macro lens for the two on the right.
I just got a new speck phone cover at Target a few days ago and love it!
I can now use my photo jojo lens with out having to take off the phone case every time :)

Wishing everyone a very Happy Sunday xo

Friday, August 26, 2011

summer festival

on the way home the other night we passed the little park near us.
It was all set up for a festival.
They were not open and we felt bad since Noah was so excited but, I got some photos.
They open today and we are taking Noah as soon as Joel gets home from work.
He will be so excited and I cant wait! 

We have had a good busy week back to school :)
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a

Happy Friday xoxo

Thursday, August 25, 2011

summer on the roller coaster

Noah loves this little roller coaster so much.
I have no idea what we will do when he out grows it?
I cannot see him on a big one for many, many years!
I just love how brave he is :)

Happy Thursday everyone xoxo

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Special Exposure Wednesday - life is good

life is good

yes, life is good :)

He wanted a chocolate shake and so we just got back from getting one :)

Happy Wednesday xoxo

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Monday, August 22, 2011

first day of school

Ok, he was not very happy with me taking photos with three cameras :)
He got a  little upset and well... that was it for the photos.
I may retake photos after the holiday and see how that goes?
This week and next we are doing review of what I know he knows.
I look forward to a good year
and hope for a good school year for everyone else!

Happy Monday xoxo

Friday, August 19, 2011

from where I stand

These were taken April through now.
I am camera shy so from where I stand photos have been wonderful for me to do self portraits.


We start school Monday although we have been doing school all summer here and there unschooling.
I need to plan and take first day photos. Although with Noah I never know if he will be willing or not :)
I look forward to the new school year and watching Noah grow and learn.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!
Happy Friday xoxo

Thursday, August 18, 2011

five things

I plan on printing these two photos in poster size to hang in the house.


I thought I would list a few things about Noah :)


1. addicted to his iPad even more than a year ago. ( I don't mind as it is learning fun for him)

2. has added the word "pal" to his favorite phrase, "no way pal" ( we hear this when he doesn't want to be bothered)

3. loves the pool this summer :)

4. laughs his head off at the old Donald Duck movies

5. loves to dance all day long :)


Happy Thursday xoxo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Special Exposure Wednesday- at the pool

we went to the pool again yesterday.
Noah had a great time as usual.
I loved these photos of  him.
Summer has been so great! I will enjoy every last moment of it!

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Happy Wednesday everyone xoxo

pool days

Noah had a great time at the pool yesterday.
I think about 3 other people were there, it was empty and nice.
Noah played with some pool diving toys but picked them up with his feet.
He still wont put his head under water.
It was relaxing.
Oh, and the pool is open till Sept.5th...nice!

Joel and Noah drove ahead of me and I went to meet them later.
As I pulled out of the drive way and drove down the street
I could hear a cat crying. I pulled the car over and turned off the car.
I was so scared of what I would find and my heart was racing.
Thankfully a girl waking with her dog and kids came to help me.
The kitty jumped out from under the hood and then jumped back up there.
We tried everything to get her out. Finally a neighbor were I pulled in front of
came out to help. We finally got kitty out and she was fine. She was so tiny and so cute.
She had a collar. She was shaking and so was I. The neighbor took her in the house
and called the base police to come get it and find the owner. Sigh.... what a thing to happen to me!
I'm just glad kitty was ok!

Happy Tuesday everyone xoxo

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Monday

carriage ride

Noah got to take a carriage ride on Friday night before dinner.
He had so much fun. We all had a great time and the drive in the country was pretty nice.
Hope to get some time to edit the rest of the photos.
My sister made it back home to Texas safe on Saturday.
Getting ready to head out to the pool to enjoy this last week before they close for school.

Happy Monday everyone xoxo

Friday, August 12, 2011

a summer day

we had a wonderful day with my sister Lynda on Thursday. Noah, Lynda and I went to lunch at a local mill.
We have loved going there for years when ever we come to Ohio to visit.
The weather was beautiful. After lunch we walked to the covered bridge and took some photos.
Noah loves running in the bridge and he was happy with the toys I bought him at the mill :)
We enjoyed the drive back home... the sky was beautiful and so were the farms and views.

Lynda goes back home to Texas on Saturday.  We will miss her so much.
Noah has loved her being here. He misses everyone back home so much and so do I.
We will be spending the day shopping with my sisters and dinner with the whole Ohio family
tonight for a farewell dinner for Lynda. We will have another great day!
Have I mentioned how much I have loved the weather the last few days? Well, I love this weather
we are having!!! low 80's -70's and cool nights... my kind of summer!

Happy Friday xoxo

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

summer freckles

summer freckles
Noah at the pool the other day.
I adore his summer freckles!

Joel took Noah to the pool and I have some time to myself for once.
It is really nice to be alone some times.
I am rarely alone, Noah is always with me.
My sisters just left when the boys went to the pool.
I am on the computer for a bit and then heading to the store.
The weather has been great the last two days.
I hope it stays this way the rest of the summer :)

Happy Wednesday xoxo

ps. wishing my sister Margie back home a very Happy Birthday! Wish we were home to celebrate with you xoxoxo

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Monday

Just some photos from the weekend.
1. St Helen's on Saturday
2. Noah in the car waiting for pizza
3. Joel waiting for waiting for pizza
4. me standing on a manhole
5. on the way home from the grocery store
6. Noah with two Woody's going into Mass.

We had a nice relaxing weekend.
My Sister is in town visiting.
she brought some goodies from home :)
Hope everyone has a great week!

Happy Monday xoxo

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Friday - our week in photos

Some photos from the week. We made it to the pool a few times. Noah had a blast playing with the kids. We took a drive to our favorite little town for pizza (its the best) and we saw a lot of corn fields on the way.
We also made it to a county fair. It was not very big but we had a good time. The drive there was nice. It was so hot once we got there. Noah lasted about an hour and a half and then he was done. He had a pony ride and pet farm animals and rode several rides before asking to, "go home now". Would love to go to the Ohio State Fair this weekend but hate to drive all the way there and then Noah want to go home :)

Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday xoxo

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer days

oh, the summer days

We have spent a lot of time at the pool this summer. More than other summers. Noah loves the pool this summer and it is awesome. He dog paddles his arms while his feet are still touching the bottom and he goes really fast. It is the funniest thing ever! He still will not put his head under the water. He does all the tricks he learned in swimming lessons and its nice to know he remembers them.

We have finally cooled down here but still humid and its been raining. I will take this over the hot, hot days.

I was up so late last night editing photos. I forgot how much fun it is to see a photo come to life and make it look different than what you started with. The above photo was one of the photos I worked on. I just love his face and I love him to the moon :)

Wishing everyone that made it to San Antonio for the  NDSC conference a wonderful time!
So wish we could have made it back home to go and meet everyone!
Oh well, one day we will make a conference.

Happy Wednesday xoxo

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Monday


It sure has been hot here. feels so much like being back in Texas.
Noah does not do well in the heat. So we try to keep inside or
go out when the sun is down. He is always hot even in winter :)

Hope to go to a Fair on Thursday. I want to get some photos and Noah
have fun on the rides and have a good time. I so do not want summer to end!

Happy Monday xoxo