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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

glow stick fun

i fondly remember the excitement of having glow sticks when i was younger.  ryan gave noah two glow sticks on the way home in the car after a recent dance recital and he was having a good time with them.  he's facinated with lights, so these glow sticks reminded him of lights since it was so dark in the back of the car on the ride home.

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

moving and cruising

noah was practically running down the hallway at the theatre in his little chariot recently.  he has wonderfully wide and long hallways to cruise around and he was really enjoying it!

love, laurie

Monday, May 29, 2023

happy memorial day!

memorial day always feels like the start of summer to me.  we're excited to finally have a day off work today.  hope everyone has a peaceful memorial day!

love, laurie

Friday, May 26, 2023

tightly tucked

leko gets himself so tightly tucked for naps sometimes.  it's adorable and hard to resist petting him and waking him up!

love, laurie

Thursday, May 25, 2023

hi, noah!

this guy had such a smug smile on his face when i walked in his room the other day.  he loves pulling himself up to stand up now that he knows how!

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

swingin' from the tree!

noah has loved playing on the swings at the park this spring, so grandma and grandpa bought him his very own swing for the tree in our back yard.  ryan rigged it up for him and noah has been loving it so much!

thanks, grandma and grandpa!

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

mother's day 2023

it took me a minute, but i'm finally getting around to sharing our mother's day photos.  we started out the morning with a tasty breakfast at home along with some flowers that ryan picked from our yard.

we celebrated the rest of mother's day with our families at ryan's parents' house.  we had a yummy meal, played with the kitties, took a walk around the block, and celebrated our mamas of course!

love, laurie

Monday, May 22, 2023

soaking up the outdoors

very lucky to have lots of places to walk near our house and to have a park in walking distance!

love, laurie

Friday, May 19, 2023

so tired

we're not the only ones who are tired from all of these shows.  i had to laugh the other night when we brought noah home from a show and he was hanging on tight to his car seat even though he was fast asleep!

love, laurie

Thursday, May 18, 2023

may the force be with you

we know nothing about star wars.  honestly, we've never seen any of the movies.

our nephews are big fans though, and bought noah this cute star wars outfit.  naturally, we put him in it on may 4th because . . . "may the fourth be with you" and we handed him this prop from an old dance recital that looks like a light saber.  too funny! 

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

tiny lighting designer

while focusing some lights at the theatre recently, our tiny lighting designer gave us a hand.

(these photos are a little blurry because it's hard to snap a picture while holding the tiny lighting designer while he was hard at work!)

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

worn out

this guy sure gets worn out from all of his hard work on all of these shows in the theatre!

love, laurie

Monday, May 15, 2023

our famous leko

noah and i weren't the only family members featured in the may 2023 issue of happenings magazine!  our beautiful leko was featured in the pet contest section!  vote for this cutie!

you can see the digital copy on page 88 here.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

happy mother’s day!

happy mother's day!  last year noah was in my tummy for mother's day, and we did a gender reveal for our parents on mother's day!  i can’t believe it’s a whole year later.

we're so very grateful for our amazing mamas today and every day!

back in the middle of march our friends katie and travis invited us to take part in their mother’s day photo sessions.  travis is a professional photographer and he is incredible at what he does.  we had never had professional photos taken of noah, so we were excited for the opportunity.

travis gave us a ton of great photos!  here are a few of them . . . 

love, laurie

Friday, May 12, 2023

mother's day feature

happenings magazine continues to be my favorite local magazine.  i'm thrilled to be included in their mother's day feature in their may 2023 issue.

the may issue is out now, and you can see the digital copy on page 26 here.

love, laurie

Thursday, May 11, 2023

sleeping on the job

noah fell asleep on my lap during a recent show at the theatre.  poor guy was worn out.  talk about sleeping on the job!

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


noah and daddy were playing peek-a-boo through one of the set pieces from "alice's adventures in wonderland" over the weekend!

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

a busy week at the theatre!

wheph!  it has been a busy week in the theatre.  really, more than a week.  we had an elton john tribute band and a very large-scale ballet production of "alice's adventures in wonderland."

now those are over and we're all onto the next!

love, laurie

Monday, May 8, 2023

dancing in the sunlight

leko is rarely up on the rocking chair in our living room, so i was surprised to see him jump up there recently.  i quickly realized that the reason he went up there was to dance in the purr-fect sun spot!  so cute!

love, laurie

Friday, May 5, 2023

happy cinco de mayo

happy cinco de mayo!  we love any excuse to eat mexican food.  i could really go for all of this right now!  here are some fun links for today . . .   

when we're in a hurry, we love making our recipe for 5 ingredient tacos in 5 minutes.

there's also other fun spins like broccoli guacamole a.k.a. broccomole.

we've also made tamale casserole, baked taquitos, and we make enchiladas vegetarian very frequently.

then there was the year we did a mexican fiesta theme for ryan's birthday complete with a churro cake!

all of this is making me hungry!

love, laurie

Thursday, May 4, 2023

rollin' around

just rollin' around on the couch, having a ball!

love, laurie