Friday, November 30, 2007

It's finally the weekend!!!

Even though its 37 degrees outside, windy and raining, I'm so excited that it's Friday. It has been such a long week in this house. On top of the usual work, school, volleyball, cleaning, cooking, you know the normal everyday stuff. Noah decided to add to things a bit. He was a little pistol at preschool one day, the next he lost his temper with one of his friends that pushed him down. And has just been emotional. We are going on week 3 with his lymph nodes in his neck swollen. They have gone down a little but you can still see them with no problem. Anyways, his doctor said it was normal, since he had mono last year this was going to happen everytime his body was fighting off something, we just need to watch them so they don't get infected. OK weird, but whatever.
2 nights ago I was up every 20 minutes while Noah threw up or cried while going to the bathroom. Not fun. He then kicked me to the floor and took over the bed about 5ish. Ben was up and outta the house by 6 and Bryce was up by 9am. Fun stuff. The next day Noah was fine, a little fever but no sprints to the bathroom anymore. I was so looking forward to a good nights sleep.
Well about 4am I wake up, not sure why. To find the hall bathroom light on, throw up in the toilet and Noah cuddled up on the couch, wide awake. He starting crying, saying he didn't want to wake me. Poor guy. So I got him back to bed and another hour before Bryce woke up.
I have some work stuff to wrap up here at home but don't think I will be making my appts today, again. Good thing my boss is understanding and say's "family comes 1st and not to worry about a thing." The more time goes on the more I love this guy!!!!
I'm sure most of you don't want to read about Noah's gross illness but sometimes you just have to "get it out"

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cruisin in the Caddie

After I got home from shopping the day after Thanksgiving the boys (all 3 of them) were ready to go. It was a nice day, cold but nice and Noah couldn't wait to get his Caddie to the church. Ben put a seat belt in for Bryce, since Noah will not drive it unless its fast now. They have such a blast in the truck together, its really cute. And of course Ben couldn't resist taking the lunch box down too, you know "Noah's RC truck" just like "Dad's old one." They chased each other around the parking lot and we all had a great time.

I am glad to report that the lunch box came home with no major damage this time around. Now all we need to do is get Al, Ben and Noah to drive the thing without crashing a windshield!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Dad getting him started early

So Ben loves cider and has been drinking like everyday since Thanksgiving. However Ben does not like to use cups. He thinks they should be banned. And of course whatever Dad does Noah just has to do. And following right behind them is Bryce. I had to video it. He doesn't really like the taste but keeps going back for more. It was too funny!!!

Anyways here it is.....Enjoy

Washing Dad's Truck

Just my luck, Noah loves Dad's truck as much as Dad does. He is always out there helping Ben out and asking to work on the truck. It is really cute. Maybe one day Noah will be driving the truck.....ok maybe not. When its done it's staying covered!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving in Newport

So we had a handful of our friends over today for Thanksgiving. We had a really good time. Here are some pictures of our day. I guess the Trip-da-fien hasn't kicked in yet. Enjoy

Remembering Amber Renee Kent

Today was a bit of a difficult day. Our friends daughter passed away 1 year ago today. Amber was such a beautiful young woman who had so much to offer. It's amazing to us how she continues to touch so many people even after her passing. Amber was very active in the preschool that Noah attends, shortly after her passing a fund was set up in her name. The money that was raised is going to a new playground for the preschool. Throughout the year we have slowing been working on the playground and today we had a little memorial/tree planting ceremony to remember her. The tree that was planted is called "liquid Amber Tree." It was a beautiful night and everything was just perfect. We took tons of pictures for our friends, who have since been transferred to California and could not make it tonight.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Rainy Day

So the rain is here, and we are not happy about that. I'm sure this will not be my only post this winter on "rainy days." It has been raining for over a week now and we are sick of it already!! So what have we done with our time? Nothing like sitting around the house, in our pj's letting Bryce entertain us. Here are some pictures of Bryce hanging out being silly one day. He is getting so big!!! He has started to say a few words and it's the cutest thing ever. He will say Dad, Mom, NoNa (for Noah) Yes, please, dog and a few more. I love it!!

And I am also proud to announce we are done with bottles!! He would only get them at night when he woke up, but he started waking up a lot at night for them. So I painfully stopped giving it to him. After night 4 I knew I had to throw them away before I gave in. He still gets up at night but is learning how to sooth himself back to sleep, YIPEE!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lovely day on the Oregon Coast

Went to bed last night knowing a storm was suppost to hit the coast sometime that night. Winds were expected to be blowing 35-40 knots with gusts up to 85mph!! I woke up around 4am to the howling wind, looked outside and was amazed at how hard it was actually blowing. Then got Ben outta bed so that we can get out stuff in the garage before it blew away. It was blowing so hard Noah and Bryce's table was sliding around, trash cans were moving (that were packed full) our outside table was being slammed against the front door, and a few other things flying around, it was nuts!!! So there is Ben and I in our pj's, wind blowing, sideways rain trying to get everything in the garage at 4am, what a sight!! In the end all Ben could say was "man i just got my garage all cleaned out" and fell right back to sleep.
So today we sit inside watching the tress blow sideways, branches break off, rain fall down, hoping we don't loose power. And I selfishly breath a sigh of relief knowing Ben isn't on duty and home safe with us, this time.

Monday, November 5, 2007


OK its taken longer then I expected to get Halloween pics posted, sorry. We had another wonderful Halloween, a bit sad since this was our last Halloween in Newport. Noah was Spiderman and Bryce was Squirt. They both looked adorable, of course. I made 2 crock pots of chili that night and had 10 adults with their kids over for dinner. Ben had the yard all decked out and about 530pm Trick or Treat was in full swing!! They blocked off the neighborhood again, however we didn't have as many trick or treater's as last year. We even had candy left over!!!
Like always I have a ton of pictures but I have to get dinner started.....let me know if you want more:)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Kids Halloween Party

Oh where to start...It's been a busy week. The neighbor and I decided to throw a kids Halloween Party this year. We had a great time with the whole thing. And what a turn out we had. There were over 15 kids in attendance!! All the kids had a blast and we were dead tired by the time it was over. We decorated her garage up, had some awesome treats and lots of fun for the kids. Of course they all liked the pinata the best. Then after the party we decided it was a great time to carve pumpkins and have pizza. We were all dead tired by the end of the day!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007