Shortly after Noah lost his first tooth, he lost another! And then it was time for his routine trip to the dentist as well as Garrett’s first visit. Dr. K looked at Noah’s x-rays and said the tooth fairy had better be saving her money because she’s going to be giving a lot of it to Noah in the near future!
Noah loves the tree house at Dr. K’s office, but it looks like he’s getting to be a little big for it.
What a good patient
Garrett also did very well for his exam, although I was holding him, so no pictures.
We got our balloons – let’s roll!
Keep brushing – see you in six months!
In April, Noah discovered he was starting to have some really wiggly teeth!
“Hey Garrett, pull it out!!”
(It wasn’t ready yet!)
Then on Sunday, April 21st, Noah bit into a piece of cantaloupe after church and discovered that he lost the tooth!! Yes, he LOST the tooth – swallowed it with the cantaloupe!
I had heard a story that children typically lose teeth in the order they come in as babies. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but I do know this was the first tooth that Noah got as a baby!
Noah wrote a note to the tooth fairy to let her know he lost his tooth. He put the note under his pillow…
…And he found $$ under the pillow in the morning!!
Before long, he would lose his second bottom front tooth with four more loose teeth ready to come out!! I see many more visits from the tooth fairy in our future!!
So happy to be back at Kindermusik!
If you have read this blog at all, you probably knew this was coming…we had so much fun at Stone Mountain Park last summer that we decided to renew our membership this year! We were excited that friends of ours were members as well, so early spring we headed to Stone Mountain as a group.
On the top of the mountain with friends
Noah and Ella Rae waiting for the zip line
All last year, Noah wanted to muster up the courage to try the rock wall. This year, with the encouragement of a couple cute girls, he decided to give it a shot!
With mommy by his side, he faced the wall
A few of Noah’s cheerleaders
Noah got a little scared about half way up and decided this would not be the day he made it to the top, but Sophia and Ella Rae reassured him, “We thought you did a real good job, Noah!”. Sweet girls!
Hanging out with Ella Rae after lunch
Noah really liked Stone Mountain with friends. Our next visit was just our family, but every bit as fun!
Noah giving Garrett some pointers on the putt putt course
Smiles with Daddy
On this visit, we also saw a Wildlife Wonders Animal Baby show. The boys liked seeing all the baby animals, and even petting some of them!!
Lots of cool things going on in the spring at Stone Mountain. Just wait until Summer!!
To celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, Greg and I went up to Asheville, NC for a couple days and stayed at the Inn on the Biltmore Estate property. It was beautiful and a much needed getaway!
The view from our room (You can see the Biltmore Estate off in the distance. The house in the foreground belongs to a family member).
Staying on the Biltmore property was nice because there were trails to hike and beautiful scenery to enjoy. It was just a short shuttle ride to the Biltmore Estate, the winery or Antler Hill village and the shops/museum. (The museum is a must-see if you go!) The Inn had a wonderful restaurant where we had both dinner and breakfast.
Since we had visited the Biltmore before, this visit we took a “Friends and Family” behind-the-scenes tour, which we would highly recommend. It was very interesting to hear the stories of people who came to stay at the Biltmore Estate, and we saw many rooms that aren’t open to the general public on the standard tour of the house.
It was a cold day! We even saw some snow!!
Lunch at The Bistro
While we missed being away from Noah and Garrett, it was important for us to celebrate our anniversary. We were so grateful that Nana and Papa could come and stay with the boys. Hmmm…now where to go next year??
We’ve all heard of a New Year’s Resolution, and most of us have made (and broken) at least one! But, have you ever made Back-to-School Resolutions? Me neither – but this year, “getting the blog back on track” is my Back-to-School Resolution. Noah started Kindergarten yesterday, and I’m sorry to say it’s going to be a while until we get to that here. And now I bring you Easter 2013!!
If you’ll recall back with me, Greg and I were out of town for our tenth anniversary trip, and Nana and Papa were in town watching the boys. You can catch up on all that here. We were lucky enough to have them extend their visit through Easter as well!
There was lots of anticipation in the Fons house to see if the Easter bunny had hopped our way overnight. We were so excited to see that he had!
The Easter Bunny left a letter with how many of each color egg the boys were to look for.
Garrett: “What do you mean we have to look for eggs??!”
Then he realized there was candy in the eggs. This is his sign for “MORE”!
Noah found his golden egg (with $$ inside) hidden in the back of his garbage truck!
And his Easter basket was in the dryer!
To highlight the meaning of Easter, we made Resurrection Rolls which, as you make them, tell the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection. You can read about how to make them here.
Putting them in the oven
The tomb was empty!
(It is so hard to get a family picture with everyone smiling!)
What a truly memorable visit, Nana and Papa! We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!!
Well, 22 Months and 3 days
Garrett says CHEESE!
Over Memorial Day weekend, we decided it was time to convert Garrett’s crib to a toddler bed. First Noah graduates preschool and now this!!! I almost can’t take all the milestones!!
Garrett LOVES to climb and so we were afraid one day soon we would be making our way to the ER with a broken limb as a result of him launching himself out of his crib. So, behold! The toddler bed!
Ready for Garrett!
Perfect size for climbing in!
“Yep, I can get used to this!”
The first night, he did great! He wandered around the room for about 10 minutes and then crawled in bed and fell asleep (we watched on the monitor). He woke up around 6:30 in the morning and was wandering around his room, confused. I put him back to bed, and he slept until 8:00. The next night, he was feeling a little more bold. He fell asleep okay, but he was quiet in his room in the morning. When I came in, this is what I found:
“Hey, who made this mess??”
Every book was off the shelf. All his friends were out of his bed. Benny the Bear was overturned. Garrett had even gotten into his closet and pulled out the diaper pail!! It looks like our independent stage (a.k.a. Terrible Twos) may be lurking around the corner!!