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Monday, July 31, 2023

summer stroller naps

nothing like a good summer stroller nap in the evening!

love, laurie

Friday, July 28, 2023

outdoor summer concerts

ryan is in charge of putting together the outdoor summer concerts at the university again this summer like he did last year.  

we all went over to enjoy the music on sunday evening, and the weather was beautiful.  noah did so well during the concert.  he checked everything out and rode around on his little bike.

the local newspaper even used his photo in the monday paper because the photographer couldn't resist noah in those sunglasses!

we're looking forward to the next concert!
love, laurie

Thursday, July 27, 2023

cuddle bug

so cute when he cuddles his stuffed animals!

love, laurie

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

worn out

this guy is on the move 24/7, seriously non-stop!  it's nice when he crashes for a good nap!

love, laurie

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

what's more fun than a box?!

doing some organizing recently, we had some boxes out on the kitchen floor, and noah jumped right in . . . he found the perfect noah-sized box and had a grand time.  he was even chewing on the corner of the box which reminded us of leko doing that when he was little!

love, laurie

Monday, July 24, 2023

where is leko?

i was looking for leko the other day and then found cute little eyes peering out at me from inside his kitty theatre.  we bought this for leko a long time ago and he hasn't played in it in awhile!  it was cute to see him back in there!

love, laurie

Friday, July 21, 2023

11 months old!

how is it even possible that this guy is 11 months old today?!  noah was having a good time playing in an empty box earlier this week.  who needs toys when you have a cardboard box?!

love, laurie

Thursday, July 20, 2023

sleeping like an angel

he may be a crazy nutcase when he's awake, but he looks angelic when he sleeps!  what a character!

love, laurie

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

new toy!

even though noah's 1st birthday is over a month away, my parents wanted to give him his birthday present early so that he could enjoy it throughout the summer.  ryan and grandpa assembled it and noah got to try it out this weekend at the theater in the hallways.  

this gift will last noah for years since it grows with him through different stages.  he really enjoyed it!

love, laurie

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

cool dude

this guy is too much . . . sunglasses, pacifier, and foot propped up on his toy drum while being chauffeured around in the car.

love, laurie

Monday, July 17, 2023

big boy!

we went shopping at a home decor store recently to look around and escape the heat in the store's air conditioning.  we put noah in the shopping cart and it was the first time he ever sat in a shopping cart!  he looked like such a big boy!

love, laurie

Friday, July 14, 2023

hitting the bike trail with noah

noah really enjoyed his first bike ride, so we took him to our favorite local trail for another biking adventure.  much to our surprise he did great and allowed us to bike all 12 miles of the trail!  he even dozed off for a little while and took a nap while we biked!

he was such a riot in those sunglasses and that helmet.  what a character!  he's riding in style like a king for sure!

love, laurie

Thursday, July 13, 2023

cooling off in the back yard

we pulled our inflatable swimming pool out of the garage and filled it with just a little bit of water so that we could all cool off and get some relief from the heat and humidity.  we brought noah's little bath toys out and he really enjoyed it!

love, laurie

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

playing at the park

we found a new-to-us park in a nearby neighborhood while driving around one day when noah was sleeping in the car, so we wanted to check it out when he was awake.  we headed back over recently and enjoyed a little time on the park equipment before the sun got too hot and we had to run back into the car for air conditioning.

love, laurie

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

noah's first time biking!

anyone who knows us knows that we love biking.  it has been one of our favorite activities for years.  so, we've been looking forward to getting noah out with us on the bike trails.  

we recently purchased a tiny helmet and a seat attachment for ryan's bike so that noah could come along.  we tried it out for the first time on a nearby trail and he was loving it.  he really got a kick out of looking around and feeling the breeze!

this particular helmet and this bike seat will both grow with noah and last him for a few years!

love, laurie

Monday, July 10, 2023

splashing around

my goodness the weather has been oppressive lately, especially since we don't have air conditioning in our nearly century-old house.  the heat and humidity are wicked.  

ryan found this adorable little splash pad that hooks up to a garden hose and we have been enjoying it.  noah likes splashing in the bath tub, so we thought he would like this, and we were right!

love, laurie

Friday, July 7, 2023

ribbon cutting

recently goodwill opened a new store and we went to the ribbon cutting ceremony to support our company since the theatre we work for is owned and operated by goodwill.  even noah got in on the action and held the official ribbon during the cutting!

love, laurie

Thursday, July 6, 2023

celebrating the fourth of july

we celebrated the fourth of july with our families at ryan's parents' house on tuesday.  it was a hot and humid day outside, so we stayed inside for most of the day and enjoyed their air conditioning.  it was noah's first fourth of july so we dressed him up in a classic old navy flag shirt and his adorable flag shorts.  he entertained everyone in his walking toy contraption.

love, laurie

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

stroller naps

lots of stroller naps lately.  not complaining so long as he is sleeping!!!

love, laurie

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

happy 4th of july!

happy 4th of july!  we're looking forward to celebrating today!

love, laurie