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Friday, September 30, 2022

baby cuddles

this guy really loves to cuddle.  i snapped this photo of him recently right as he was about to fall asleep.  he's so nosey that he was keeping those eyes open to see what was happening around him even though he really wanted to snooze!  very cute.

have a great weekend!

love, laurie

Thursday, September 29, 2022

two cuties

i walked in the bedroom a few nights ago to find these bright eyes starring at me as i entered the room.

later in the evening ryan was feeding noah a bottle and we couldn't believe that noah was holding onto the bottle himself!  (of course ryan had to put his hands right back on the bottle to help noah, but he sure was trying to do it by himself!)

love, laurie

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

little model

noah was snoozing on me a few weeks ago and i snapped this picture.  it soon became my parents favorite photo of noah and they even made it their desktop background wallpaper!  he looks like a little model posing!

love, laurie

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

a tribute to motown!

on saturday night we had a motown tribute at our theatre.  it was such a great show and everyone loved it!

you can see more photos from the show here.

love, laurie

Monday, September 26, 2022

in the big bed!

noah sleeps in a bassinet in our room.  sometimes in the morning or at night before bedtime we bring noah to our bed for cuddles.  he loves being in the "big bed" with mom, dad, and brother leko!

love, laurie

Friday, September 23, 2022

our furry baby boy

poor leko had his world rocked when noah came home from the hospital.  he's been so good though navigating through this big change.  we've been giving him lots of extra love and treats.  some recent photos of our furry baby boy . . . 

love, laurie

Thursday, September 22, 2022

one last breakfast out!

the day before noah was born, my mom invited us out for breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots.  it had been ages since we had been out for breakfast, so that was a nice surprise.  ryan and i shared a delicious strawberry dutch baby pancake and a breakfast burrito.  we were stuffed and it was very yummy!

my mom joked that it was good that we went out because it might be our last chance to get breakfast like that, and she was right because baby boy ending up coming the next day!

love, laurie

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

one month old!

i can’t believe that today is september 21st and that it has been one month since i gave birth to our baby boy on august 21st!

oh my goodness gracious, where did the time go?  the past month has seriously been a time warp.

i snapped these photos of noah late on sunday night before bed when he turned 4 weeks old.  he somewhat cooperated for the first few photos and lost it by the end!  

love, laurie

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

a trip to ritter's cider mill

on saturday afternoon, we took a trip to ritter's cider mill with my parents.  we love visiting ritter's each year, but didn’t get to go last year.  

we walked though the corn maze, visitied the farm animals, and picked out some apples, cider, and doughnuts to take home.

love, laurie

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previous trips to ritter's cider mill: 
2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020

Monday, September 19, 2022


these two were so cute lounging in bed together, i couldn’t resist snapping a picture!  leko has been a trooper dealing with adjusting to having baby brother home.

love, laurie

Friday, September 16, 2022

like father, like son

one of ryan's classes that he teaches this semester is called "stagecraft" which is a basic intro class to technical theatre for the freshman.  the other day he was leaving for work in the morning and the lesson that he was going to be teaching his students that day was all about theatre tools.  

we couldn't resist dressing noah in his carhartt tools onesie in honor of daddy's class that day.  i snapped a quick picture of these two before ryan went to work.  good thing i did, because seconds later noah peed all over the onesie and needed a costume change!

love, laurie

Thursday, September 15, 2022

11 years old!

this month our furry baby boy turns 11 years old!  i like to reminisce back to when we first brought leko home and how tiny he was back then.  

it's so hard to believe that he's 11 now.  i'm really not sure where the time went.  

we love him so very much and will be spoiling him extra all month long with lots of kisses, cuddles, and of course tuna!

love, laurie

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

a tribute to abba!

on saturday night we had an abba tribute band at our theatre to kick off the fall season.  i'm a big abba fan, and it was noah's first show outside my belly!

the show was great and the audience loved it! you can see a few more photos from the show here.

love, laurie

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

some recent firsts

this little nugget has had a lot of firsts lately.  here are a few of them . . . 

first time on stage at marywood (3.5 days old):

first sponge bath at home (5.5 days old):

first walk around ryan's parents' neighborhood (5.5 days old):

first ice cream trip for b.o.g.o sunday sundaes (6.5 days old):

first zoom meeting with mom for work (7.5 days old):

love, laurie