“Happy Birthday to You”

As many of you know, Garrett has been in speech therapy for some time, and just this week, he passed his speech evaluation!! We are so proud of him – his speech is that of a typical child his age!! So of course I was excited when Garrett tried to sing “Happy Birthday” to Noah! This isn’t the best video of what he can do, but I thought it was cute because he was so caught up in his iPod while singing. He’s into the gadgets for sure Winking smile


20 Questions for the Birthday Boy

While I haven’t been keeping up with the blog lately, I did keep up with our birthday tradition of asking 20 questions to the birthday boy. I asked Noah these questions while we were out for his birthday lunch.  It’s cute to see his favorite color and future aspirations of driving a digger haven’t changed over the years!

  1. What is your favorite color?  Blue
  2. What is your favorite toy? Diggers
  3. What is your favorite fruit? Grapes
  4. What is your favorite TV show? Paw Patrol (a new show on Nick – “No job is too big, no pup is too small”)
  5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets (we were at CFA when I asked him these questions Winking smile)
  6. What is your favorite outfit? Glow-in-the-dark shirt from Nana and running pants or PJs
  7. What is your favorite game? Xbox Kinect
  8. What is your favorite snack? Wheat thins and peanut butter
  9. What is your favorite animal? Elephant
  10. What is your favorite song? “Your Love for Me” (from Children’s Church)
  11. What is your favorite book? Busytown
  12. Who is your best friend? Landon W.
  13. What is your favorite cereal? “Crack snapple pop” (Rice Krispies)
  14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Snow Mountain
  15. What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk
  16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
  17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Lovey
  18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Krispy Kreme donuts
  19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Golden Corral
  20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Digger driver

Oh, Noah, how have six years passed so quickly?  Daddy and I love to see you grow and change every day. You are such a bright spot in our lives, and we love you so much! Happy Birthday!

A Trip to the Dentist

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!

IMG_1811Noah loves the tree house at Dr. K’s office, but it looks like he’s getting to be a little big for it.

IMG_1818What a good patient

IMG_1819Clean teeth!

Garrett also did very well for his exam, although I was holding him, so no pictures.

IMG_1823We got our balloons – let’s roll!

Keep brushing – see you in six months!

Our First Tooth Fairy Visit

In April, Noah discovered he was starting to have some really wiggly teeth!

IMG_1759“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!

IMG_1771It’s gone!!

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!

IMG_1778Noah wrote a note to the tooth fairy to let her know he lost his tooth. He put the note under his pillow…

IMG_1786…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!!

Another Stone Mountain Season

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. 

IMG_1870On the top of the mountain with friends

IMG_1548Noah 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! Winking smile 

IMG_1862With mommy by his side, he faced the wall

IMG_1863A 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!

IMG_1869Hanging 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!

IMG_1630Noah giving Garrett some pointers on the putt putt course

IMG_1632Smiles 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!!

IMG_1633Chinchilla Baby

IMG_1635Baby Crocodile

IMG_1637Kangaroo Joey

Lots of cool things going on in the spring at Stone Mountain.  Just wait until Summer!!