Birthday friend

Noah got to go to a birthday party this week for his little friend, Sophia.  He was so excited that her theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and a lot of his friends were there.  But he was most excited that she had a bike he could ride!

 IMG_0312 Noah enjoying a cupcake with the birthday girl


IMG_0314 He stuffed the whole thing in his mouth so he could go back to riding the bike


IMG_0316 He didn’t seem to mind that it was pink


IMG_0317 For the craft, Noah helped fill the cups with glue for the other kids


IMG_0318Little artists



Noah made a snow scene and then went back to riding the bike.


Thanks, Sophia, for a fun party!  Hope you had a Happy Second Birthday!


White Christmas

We never thought it would happen, but we actually got a white Christmas in Atlanta (the first since the 1880s!).  While it was too wet to play in on Christmas day, we woke up the next day to a winter wonderland!  Noah and Daddy had great fun playing in the white stuff while Mommy took down the Christmas decorations. 






Daddy and Noah’s snowman


IMG_0305  Uh oh! I think he got knocked over!



Silly boy!

The Christmas Feast

This year for Christmas, we hosted the meal at our house.  We had Prime Rib, Creamy Fried Confetti Corn and Rosemary Potato Gratin.  I think it turned out pretty yummy, but the best part was having family in our home on Christmas.  Everyone was able to come except Grandpops and Aunt Marge who were celebrating together in Milwaukee. It was a beautiful day.


IMG_0264 Noah is showing Uncle Jeffer how his garbage truck works.


IMG_0268 There was a lot of laughing…


IMG_0278 …And a lot of eating!



The potato gratin was YUMMY!


IMG_0291  The girls – Aunt Gigi, Grandma Nancy, Aunt Connie, Cousin Alex and Mommy


IMG_0281 What a nice looking couple!



Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

…And a Happy New Year, too!

A Very Merry Christmas Morning


Noah was wide awake at 6 AM on Christmas morning and ready to see if Santa did, indeed, think he had been a good boy this year.  He wondered if the reindeer ate the pickle he left for them or maybe Santa did after he finished the cookies. 

 IMG_0243 Santa brought me a GARBAGE TRUCK TOY, just like I asked!


IMG_0248 This is how it works, Daddy…


IMG_0253 Santa also put together my Mega Bloks set!


Then we opened our other presents…


IMG_0259 Wow – all 3 Toy Story movies from Aunt Marge! 



Noah got Tidmouth Shed (Thomas’ roundhouse for his train) from Grandpa Phil

(He LOVES this – more on this later…)


What a fun start to our Christmas Day!

A Holly Jolly Christmas (Eve)

On Christmas Eve, we went to Aunt Gigi and Uncle Jeff’s house for dinner, presents and good company.  Noah had a ball!

 IMG_0208 Noah with cousins Joey and Alex


IMG_0209 Noah was running laps around Gigi and Jeff’s house.  Aunt Connie played the flagman and told Noah when he needed to slow down.


IMG_0211 Uh oh!  Caution!


IMG_0218 Noah invited Alex to play, too!

After the racing, we had a delicious dinner of traditional fare in the Fons family:  Ham and Polish Sausage (and Lamb Chops).  Noah was more excited, however, at the prospect of opening presents.  He helped carry the presents.



Of course he picks the bag with Thomas on it to carry downstairs!



Noah handed each present to Uncle Jimmy so he could find out where it should be delivered

(Noah only got distracted from his job a couple of times)


A high five from his crew chief – Good job, Noah!


IMG_0228    Noah got a Thomas apron from Grandma Nancy!


IMG_0227 He couldn’t unwrap this one fast enough when he saw it was a Thomas & Friends Mega Bloks train set

(160 pieces to be assembled by Mommy!)



Merry Christmas, everyone!

‘Twas the night before Christmas

On Christmas Eve, Noah wanted to hurry to bed so Santa could come visit.  He chose his favorite moose PJs to wear, we wrote a letter and set out some snacks for Santa before heading to bed. 

 IMG_0236 Picking a pickle for Rudolph


IMG_0238 Santa’s plate of goodies


IMG_0239 Being very careful to not spill it


IMG_0240 Is he in there?



Daddy, tell Santa I’ve been a good boy all year, please!

Merry Christmas!

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men."


IMG_9871 Merry Christmas from the Fons Family