The Many Faces of Noah…

What kid doesn’t love costumes?  Noah LOVES to dress up! For a Halloween treat, I wanted to take you on a tour down a very SPOOKY memory lane to see the many faces of Noah…

2008_10_31Halloween 2008

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010 (2)

Also Halloween 2010

Noah Princess

Just a random February day, playing Dress Up with Ella Rae Winking smile


Halloween 2011


Happy Halloween!


Noah’s Great Pumpkin

When we went to Jaemor a couple weeks ago, we picked out pumpkins to carve.  Noah wanted his to be a happy pumpkin, so when it came time to carve it, this is the design he picked for “US” to do together.  He wanted to scoop out the goo, but when he touched it, he decided it was a better job for mommy.  Come to think of it, when I was a kid, it was always a good job for my mommy, too Winking smile 


Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Party

On Thursday Noah’s school had a big Halloween party. They had a hay ride, pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating and a yummy lunch planned for the kids. For this party, Noah wore his second costume, a Pirate (thanks, Gramma Nancy)! It looks like it could also double as Paul Revere or even a peasant – depending on which accessories you add or omit (ideas for next year Winking smile )


IMG_2875Our little pea pod slept through the entire party!

IMG_2878Say “CANDY CORN!!”

IMG_2882Noah and Daddy on the hay ride

After the hay ride, every child got to pick a pumpkin from the patch:

IMG_2889Noah found the perfect pumpkin, as well as the perfect use for his hat!

IMG_2898Trick-or-treating with his school friends

IMG_2906-1After lunch, Daddy read a story to the class: “The Pumpkin Patch Parable”

What a great time – and the best part – it’s not even Halloween yet! Which means MORE FUN TO COME Smile

Faith in Action

Last Saturday, as part of our church’s semi-annual “Faith in Action” day, Greg and Noah went to a local nursing home with a group to bring cheer to the residents.  They sang, visited, passed out goodies to the residents, and the kids trick-or-treated. One of Noah’s costumes for this Halloween is the “Cowardly Lion” – he wasn’t so much ‘cowardly’ as ‘shy’, although he did warm up after being there a little while…maybe he’ll crack a smile on our next visit 🙂


To the Zoo!

Our local library runs a special with Zoo Atlanta where you can watch a 25 minute video about the Zoo’s history, and then they give you 4 free passes to go to the zoo.  So, Greg took off work on Monday, and we took our new family of four to the zoo!  It was perfect weather, and maybe there were 100 people in the whole zoo that day!  We couldn’t have asked for a better visit. Of course Garrett slept the whole time, so I’m not sure he’s going to remember his first trip to the zoo Winking smile

IMG_2780The zoo was decorated for Halloween


The giraffes, including a 3 month old baby!

(Her name is Lily, and she was 6 feet tall at birth!!)

IMG_2796Noah and his “pride”


With Willie B., a legend at Zoo Atlanta.  He passed away in 2000 at the age of 41.  He was kept in isolation for 27 years with only a television and a tire swing to occupy his time until 1988 when he was moved to an outside exhibit where he could socialize and raise a family.  He was named after Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield (Hartsfield-Jackson airport, anyone??) – see, watching that video paid off!! Winking smile 

IMG_2806I loved seeing the mama just hang out with her baby

(Incidentally, two other gorillas came up to antagonize her while she was swinging…she got up, baby still attached, and fought them off! Don’t mess with mama!)

IMG_2807Noah takes a break to check out the map and see where the pandas are

IMG_2812Aha! There was also a baby panda, but he was sleeping up in a tree, and I couldn’t get a good picture.

IMG_2815Daddy and Noah at the petting zoo



IMG_2827Noah rode the carousel probably 6 times

IMG_2830And he rode the train 4 times!

What a great day!! See you again soon, zoo friends!

A Lot of Hot Air!

Saturday was one busy day.  We went to the fair in the morning and then Greg took Noah to a Balloon Festival in a nearby neighborhood after dinner.  Because the sun had set already, the balloons were very pretty when lit up. 


And this is what we saw outside our front door the next morning:


Something pretty to look at AND a physics lesson!  Noah learned that hot air rises Smile