A Charlotte Thanksgiving, Part 1

We went to visit Greg’s sister in Charlotte for Noah’s first Thanksgiving, and we had a GREAT time! 

Noah really enjoyed exploring a house that has not been baby-proofed.  And he kept us all on our toes.

Practicing standing at Aunt Connie's

Practicing standing at Aunt Connie's

Noah can see his future in the Nextel Cup!

Noah can see his future in the Nextel Cup

 

Elmo was in the parade...
Everyone loves to watch the parade – especially with Elmo in it!

Believe it or not, Noah didn’t break anything while we were there – in fact, we didn’t even get to wrap Noah in bubble wrap like we planned, he was so well behaved.  Stay tuned tomorrow for more Thanksgiving fun :)

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

The Bracelet Avenger

Noah is obsessed with my bracelet, and he will perform tricks for us in order to get it :) In this video, Daddy gets Noah to crawl through the “tunnel” to get the bracelet.  How thoughtful that he brings it back to me!

 

Again, he is going to love the tunnel he’s getting for Christmas!

Turkey Day Warmup

So, there’s a big, dramatic story about why we didn’t make it to the annual Thanksgiving Day Warmup Dinner in our neighborhood last Friday night (Headline reads: Hames Lost Dog Returned Home Safely).  Long story short, we had an even better dinner the next night courtesy of Ella Rae and her parents.

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Ooh, we're hungry!

 

The feast!

The feast!

Noah had ham, mac and cheese, sausage and apple dressing and button rolls!

Noah had ham, mac and cheese, sausage and apple dressing and button rolls!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks again, Anne and Brad – we had a great time!  We hope Jackson gets us another yummy dinner next year!

Indian Outlaw

For this week’s Mommy and Me, we had a Thanksgiving Party.  Ms. Nancy made hats for all the kids – either Pilgrims or Indians. 

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He has already forgotten what is on his head

 

What a pretty little squaw!

What a pretty little squaw!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Deck the Halls!

Noah’s First Christmas – How exciting!  I don’t think I’ve ever put up a tree this early before, but it just seemed like the right thing to do. 

Why in the world is she taking a tree out of a box?

Why in the world is she taking a tree out of a box?

 

The pillow says it all

The pillow says it all

 

 

Noah's first Christmas ornament

Noah's first ornament.

Surprise! It's an ARK!

Surprise! It's an ark!

The finished product

The finished product

 Noah likes to look at the tree and the pretty lights.  Of course, it’s off limits, and we put it in a room with doors that shut, away from curious little boys!

Gramma Nancy, can you help?

Noah likes to play with the cookie jar (Kim, this is what you hear on the phone all the time!) – I put the shapes in the right spot, and he pushes them through.  (The video is a little off because I’m trying to play the game and shoot the video simultaneously). 

Noah wonders: “Gramma Nancy, if I bring this toy with me, will you help me with my shapes?”

Noah’s First Cold

Noah “hosted” playgroup today, but he slept completely through it.  When he finally decided to join the party, he woke up with a fever and the sniffles.  He’s so pitiful :(

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Mommy, I don't feel good!

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Poor baby!

 

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My lovie makes it all better :)