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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

leko's kitchen

leko absolutely loves being in the kitchen.  it's his room for sure.  he especially loves hanging out in the sink or next to the sink.  i swear he's part penguin!

love, laurie

Monday, January 30, 2023

technology wiz

this guy grabbed grandma's phone recently and started swiping her photos.  we were amazed that he knew how to do that.  he also opened her facebook app, and called daddy too! 

he's obsessed with phones lately!

love, laurie

Friday, January 27, 2023

tired out

sometimes you fall asleep mid conversation because you're simply too tired out!

love, laurie

Thursday, January 26, 2023

bundle up, baby!

wowza, we've had some cold temperatures lately, which means little man needs to get bundled up well in his car seat to travel!

looking forward to warmer temperatures in the spring!

love, laurie

Wednesday, January 25, 2023


just loungin' in the bunny chair like a king!  what a character!

love, laurie

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

5 months old!

this cutie is officially 5 months old as of saturday and he was full of smiles on his little milestone mat as i snapped a few pictures of him on saturday night in his cute noah's ark outfit!

it's hard to believe that this outfit is 35 years old because it was my brother's when he was a baby.  i'm so glad my mom saved it!

love, laurie

Monday, January 23, 2023


earlier in january, we were in the living room taking down our christmas tree and christmas decorations.  noah had fallen asleep on my lap, so we transferred him to a cozy nest on the couch so that he was right next to us as we were working in the living room.  he slept there for a good bit and then woke up very nosy as to what we were doing.  those little eyes peering at us upside down were too cute!

back to sleep on mama after . . .

love, laurie

Friday, January 20, 2023


this little man got himself into a giggle fit and it was absolutely adorable!  i wish i would have caught it on video, but i'm glad a snapped a photo.

i can hardly believe little nugget is going to be 5 months old tomorrow!!!

love, laurie

Thursday, January 19, 2023


noah was extremely excited to get mail from grandma recently!  he was very intrigued to open the envelope and read the card and the enclosed recipes that she sent him.  it was too funny watching him with his little mail!

love, laurie

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

cutie boys

love these two cutie boys!

love, laurie

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

two cuddly boys

cuddling on the couch with these two boys is so nice!

love, laurie

Monday, January 16, 2023


these photos have been sitting in my draft blog posts for such a long time so i have to share them . . . 

the faces this guy makes on the changing table are hysterical.  he has also been loving playing with his panda bear friend after diaper changes too.  such cuteness!

too much playing wears him out though!
love, laurie

Friday, January 13, 2023

deep sleep

that lip!
love, laurie

Thursday, January 12, 2023

some other birthday celebration photos . . .

last thursday, the day before my birthday, was unseasonably warm.  it was 55 degrees outside which never happens in january!  we bundled up and headed outside for a family walk around the neighborhood.  it was glorious!!!

then for dinner we went to red robin to get my free birthday veggie burger through the rewards program.  it was noah's first time in a restaurant and he did great.  i certainly wouldn't rush to take him into a restaurant again any time soon.  we lucked out that we had the place to ourselves and no one else was there since it was an odd time on a weekday.  

it was a nice thursday!

love, laurie

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

birthday celebrations

on friday, we went down to my parents' house to celebrate my birthday.  we made some lemon pasta, shrimp, and broccoli for dinner and had yummy lime pie for dessert.  noah helped me open my presents too.  it was a nice calm birthday party.

love, laurie

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

noah's cuteness

a few photos of noah from the end of december that i didn't get a chance to share . . .

^noah meeting the famous cat statues at work all dressed up for the holidays during the last show of the season^

^noah supervising dad wrap christmas presents^
^noah with his little spatula helping mom and dad in the kitchen baking christmas cookies^
^noah having a blast in his bunny chair^

love, laurie

Monday, January 9, 2023

festival of lights

we closed out december by taking a trip to see the festival of lights at stonehedge golf course the day before new year's eve.

we've heard about this display for years, but never got around to seeing it until this year.  we piled in the car and drove through millions of incredible lights.  noah was absolutely in awe and loved it!  at the end we were able to get out of the car to snap some photos.  such a neat experience!

love, laurie

Friday, January 6, 2023

it's my birthday

 wow, 38 . . . let's go!

looking forward to celebrating this year.  (this photo is from last year's birthday when i was pregnant and couldn't think of eating anything other than veggie hoagies and ice cream for my birthday.  i definitely want something different this year!) 

love, laurie

Thursday, January 5, 2023

ringing in the new year

we celebrated new year's eve on saturday at ryan's parents' house.  we got together to eat, of course, and play with noah and the kitties.

on sunday, we headed down to my parents' house to celebrate new year's day.  it was a nice way to ring in the new year!

love, laurie