Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It gets worse...

Ivana sent me this picture of their visit. You can see that Noa quickly spiraled out of control, clocking Evie in the head. Amazingly enough, Evie never even budged (see previous picture).

Bumbo and Pops

I love my pops!

Noa's head is now strong enough to sit in her Bubmo. Here she is just relaxing with her coffee. She looks like she's just watchin' the game with the guys. (I have a feeling Peter will like this picture...)

Judah came to visit

We were so happy to have Judah and his mom Courtney visit us the other day! Look at these cute kiddos!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


My BFF Evie lives down the street. She came over with her Mom the other day and we got to hang out. She's about a month and a half older than me even though we weigh about the same thing. Evie was being so good, but someone else in the picture was obviously having some issues...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Water Night at Church

We got all buckled up and ready to go (much to Noa's dismay) and headed to the church. We even almost made it on time!

Noa really didn't get in any water, but Mommy made her wear her swimming suit anyway. I think she just thought it was a spandex-y onesie. She looked cute, cute, cute!

By the end of the evening, we were both tired out and ready to go home.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Look at this cute girl in her pretty dress! I can't get enough of her! Russ paraded her around before his sermon, so everyone got a peek. Then we spent a quiet day at home for Russ' first Father's Day. Noa gave him pictures of her for his office and a shirt, and Mom gave him a kayaking trip that we're going on tonight!

I had to get a picture of these booties Mary made for her.

Almost caught a sleepy smile.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Noa loves playing with Daddy

Happy Birthday Aunt Melissa!

We went over to Mimi and Pops house for Melissa's birthday party and I was proud of my Watermelon bowl. I can't believe I'm 30 and I've never made one of these before...I had to take a picture.

Mushroom and Shallot Sauce

Here's an EASY recipe that we learned from Rachel Ray's show the other day. It is so EASY that I remembered it from just watching the show. We made it last night and it was soooo good! And, did I mention EASY? That's the only way I'll cook.

2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms (any kind you like)
3 Shallots sliced
1 TBSP Flour
3/4 Cup White Cooking Wine
3/4 Cup Chicken Broth

Saute mushrooms and shallots in the olive oil over medium high heat. When they cook down (about 5 minutes), whisk in flour. Add the White Cooking Wine and Chicken Broth and stir as it thickens. That's it! Serves: 2

We eye-balled everything and it was easier than getting out the measuring cups. We poured this over Chicken breasts and wild rice and it was awesome! It has a lot of flavor, so you could thin it out with the liquids a little bit and serve probably 4 people.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tummy Time!

Mommy got my Tummy Time mat out for the first time today. I wasn't really interested in being on my tummy, so we thought we could use it as a recliner. I wasn't quite sure what to think about it at first...

I started to get upset...

and just 2 seconds later I was fast asleep!

Mommy really likes this recliner idea...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

What a fun week!

I was feeling a little under the weather this week, so I was glad to have my friend Pam and her daughter Avi come and cheer me up! Avi was being a little serious in this picture, but it was such a joy watching her with Noa. I've never seen a little girl so excited to be around a baby! She just giggled and laughed and smiled after just touching Noa's foot or something. It was very sweet. And my friend Pam is 21 weeks pregnant and looks AMAZING!! Come visit us again!

For Father's Day I surprised Russ (early) with a kayak trip in the Harbor the day after Father's Day. The reason I had to tell him early is because I wanted a lesson before going. (Images of me capsizing and sharks circling the boat are still in my mind. If anyone is terrified of sharks as much as I am, you know what a big deal it is for me to go on this trip!) So, anyway, last night was our first class and we had so much fun! We're a little greasy in this picture because of the sunscreen, but I wanted to document the moment anyway. I can't wait until we can actually go on our tour around Charleston!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hey, what's so funny? We love that Noa has started to smile this last week. I could sit and watch her all day just to wait for a smile. :)

Look at that chin! (or 2)

Sweet sleeping beauty.