Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The conversations we have

So I was at work today and I sent Sean a picture of my lunch because it amused me so. This was the conversation that ensued. I just have to say that I love my husband. His remarks are always so witty and silly. He makes me happy. I'm the grey and Sean is the green.

 That's right, I'm Deana My Love in his phone. Sweet right? :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birthday Surprise

So the much anticipated surprise from Sean finally came! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. He took me shopping at Forever21 and then to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. It was a wonderful day :) We went in the afternoon on Friday so we got black friday deals without the black friday craziness. I got a couple of great outfits for pretty cheap. I love that Sean is so patient and caring. He didn't get annoyed or anything even though we were at the mall for 2 hours. Man I have the best husband ever <3  I also have to say that Texas Roadhouse is where its at! The rolls with cinnamon  butter (which Sean sadly could not partake of) are the bomb.  Yum. So thats it. Super sweet and Super simple. I even let Sean use part of my birthday money to get two shirts from his favorite store Vans. Yes we are that much in love. haha

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Grateful Turkey

Its the Grateful Month! That's right people, time to make your lists and show your gratitude. I love Thanksgiving! Not only is it a all out fest but we get to spend time with family and remember all the many many blessings we have. So here is my grateful list.

1. I'm grateful for our sweet Noah. He brings a smile to my face every time I see him. He is growing so much and I'm grateful for a happy healthy baby. He is so darn cute!!! I just love him.

2.  I'm grateful for an Eternal Marriage. Can you believe I get to be with this guy for ever? I know, luckiest girl in the world. I just love my sweet, silly husband. I love our crazy midnight talks and laugh fests. He just makes me happy. He is patient with me and doesn't point out my many flaws. Instead he just encourages me to be better with a loving example. He takes care of me and Noah. He is a perfect father and I love seeing him love Noah.

 3. Eternal Family. We are sealed as a family forever and any other babies we are blessed with.

4. The Priesthood. It continually blesses our lives everyday

5. Family. We have such great supportive parents and siblings. They are everything to us.
We are moving in with Sean's mom next week. I am grateful that we have family willing and able to help us out in a tough situation. Its really something we need to do to save some money up so we can afford to live in an apartment afterward. With maternity leave not being fully paid for like we had planned and the car breaking and needing to be repaired and all sorts of other unexpected expenses we have found ourselves out of savings. Its scary to be living paycheck to paycheck. So moving in with family for a couple months with less rent will be a life saver for our bank account.
6. Friends that keep me motivated and laughing

7.  Our jobs. Its hard being a working mom. I miss Noah all day! But its wonderful for our bank account and being able to provide for Noah. Someday when Sean is done with school I shall be a stay at home mama. Til then I can see the blessing of working.

8. School. Sean is able to learn and prepare to have a career to support our family.

9. The Gospel. It brings answers to questions and sometimes even more questions with answers to be searched for. I'm grateful for the knowledge of a loving Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. For His atonement and the opportunity to repent and come closer to Him.

There are many other things in my life to be grateful for but I'm satisfied with this list for now. What are you all grateful for? Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Noah and his toys

Parents can spend 100's of dollars on toys to make their children happy. There are so many toys out there these days. Toys that make noise, toys that move, toys that make help children to learn, electronic toys, plastic toys. With all that said, the best toys tend to be the ones you spent nothing on. Anything can be a toy. Pretty much anything that captures their minds and makes them have fun. I find that the more simple the toy the more imagination it takes to play with it, therefore helping in the development of their little baby minds.
Noah's first toy was mommy and daddy. We were the first thing to make him giggle and become interactive. The next toy was his hands and anyone else's hands he could get to. He is still fascinated with both but now he has another toy to play with.  You'll never guess what it is.... Ok I'll show you.

 If you guessed a DQ blizzard cup then you are correct! haha. He loves this things. Grandma Elizabeth came to watch him last night and as she was eating her ice cream Noah's eyes would follow the cup whichever direction it went. He was so intrigued by the colors and the noise it made. So Grandma washed the cup and gave it to him for a toy. Ever since he has had it in his hands. Right now as I write this he is sleeping with it in his hands so it will be ready for him when he awakes. Smart lad I know. He sits and stares at it and shakes it around and bounces it so it turns on his hand. He watches as we hit it with a spoon and tries to get himself to do it.

He also has another toy that has captured his heart. Sean named it Pumpkinpus. He is an octopus with a pumpkin head, Sean says. Noah has such fun with the different textures of fabric used for the tenticales, the crinkle fabric around his head and the bell in the head.

haha He loves to eat his pumpkinpus too. This is also a good picture to show how strong he has gotten. He sits up all the time now. He loves this new view of the world. Also, do you notice how long his legs and torso are! He is such a tall baby boy. 12lbs 26 inches long! He has his 4 month dr appointment next week. The 26th is is 4 month birthday :) Such a cutie pie.

It's This Blogging Gal's Birthday!!!

That's right it was my birthday yesterday! Since I'm an adult though, I had to go to work. I could have tried to get the day off but since my birthday is next to Thanksgiving that is next to impossible. So I worked. It wasn't too bad though. I got home to a happy smiling baby and handsome husband excited to have me home :) Oh how I love them! Andrea planned a little surprise birthday party but I ruined that. haha. My bad. Sean and I were hanging out with Noah in the living room and he kept asking me to go to the bank with him or go give Noah a bath or go hang out in the bedroom but to all of his effort I kept saying "no not right now I just want to sit and relax, its my birthday" Then Andrea came home with Brittney and tried to get me to leave. That didn't work either. Finally Andrea said "heres the deal. We have a party planned for you but since you wont leave we cant surprise you but your friends will all be here pretty soon" haha what a beautiful surprise right??! It was a blast. Andrea got me a really cute shirt and phase ten cards. I love that game! Amanda, Jess and Kenny, Kirby and Britt all came and partied with us. It was a pretty fun night. Noah of course slept through most of it. Sean has a surprise planned for me on Friday to celebrate my birthday and he is actually doing a good job of keeping it a secret. This is a huge accomplishment for him! Normally I bug him for details and ask him questions of what we could be doing and at some point he ends up caving. I am a big supporter of surprises but I'm so bad at letting them happen. I just like to know whats going on and have to always know everything. This puts a damper on the surprise. I'm super proud of Sean for holding out this long. Only  2 days til my surprise (does it still count as a surprise if I know its coming but just don't know what "it" is? hmm. I'm going to go with yes) Tomorrow is THANKSGIVING!!! I love this holiday. A day to be grateful for our family, country and everything else and we get to eat all day?! Yes it truly is an American holiday. I shall write a post of Thanksgiving and all the things I'm grateful for on the morrow. Til then have a great day.

P.S. Happy Birthday to Amanda Henning, my wonderful oldest sister whom I love :) She is 30 today! Gosh what a old lady she is. We have a surprise bday party planned for her this Saturday but shhhhhh, dont tell her.

P.S.S Happy late birthday to Justin Rogers, my quirky brother whom I love as well. I wished him a happy day on his bday, which is the day before mine but I figured I could say something on here about him as well.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Baby Giggles

That's right! Noah giggled for the first time. He has made little happy babies noises a lot in the past but Friday night Nov 11th was his first really laugh. Let me tell you, it was the most sweet, adorable, cute thing I have ever heard in my entire life! I just love seeing how happy my little Noah is. Then last night he was laughing so much Andrea could hear him from all the way in the front of the house while Sean Noah and I were in the back. Sean and I were singing "Tony Chest Nut Knows I Love You". Noah loves that song. We point at his toes, chest, head, nose and eye while singing which in turn makes him laugh so much. We can't believe how much he has grown. He will soon be 4 months old. He is showing more personality and getting longer and chubbier. His little fat thighs are my favorite. Oh and his chubby checks. I love kissing them. <3 He is a champion sleeper at night still. 6 to 8 hours at a time. Oh yeah! Mommy and Daddy love the sleep.

Noah has been filling his days with staring at his hands. He is absolutely fascinated by them!
Daddy and Noah at church.

Noah is learning to sit up by himself. He has really good balance as long as he is leaning up against something. He can sit up with out support for a couple seconds and then topples over. haha

Winter Noah!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bradley Class Reunion

All of the babies from our bradley class have been born. So you know what that means?! Reunion time!! Sadly Sean wasn't able to make it. He had to work yesterday and couldn't get it off. Andrea came with me instead so she could see all the cute babies and have some yummy breakfast. It was so great seeing everyone again and all their adorable babies. We all told our birth stories and took pictures.

 Noah made a friend right away, Rachel's baby Leila. She really liked him, and kept holding his hand and eating it.
We laid them down in birth order. It was fun seeing the different sizes and all of their growth and progression.