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Thursday, August 31, 2023

like mother, like son

there is a picture of me sitting in a pot when i was little in the kitchen.  it was so funny when noah pulled a pot out of the cabinet, put it on the kitchen floor, and sat in it.  like mother, like son!

love, laurie

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

a busy night at the theatre

we rarely have more than one band perform per night at the theatre, but on saturday we had a comedian and two bands.  it was a busy night, but the show went great and everyone enjoyed it.

you can see more of my photos on the theatre's facebook page here.

love, laurie

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

hiking the noah trail

last week we took a hike around nay aug park for something different to do.  we've hiked around nay aug park many times over the years, but never noticed that one of the trails is named the noah trail.  it was the first time we hiked around with noah in the papoose and he really enjoyed it.  we had to stop and take a picture with him next to the noah trail sign!

love, laurie

Monday, August 28, 2023

walkin' in the rain with dad

when you refuse to take a nap so dad has to take you on a walk in the rain to get you to nap!

love, laurie

Friday, August 25, 2023

a trip to the zoo for noah's first birthday

we didn't have any specific plans for noah's first birthday on monday.  we had some meetings in the morning and then decided to see how the day went.  in true unpredictable noah fashion, he was back-and-forth between being happy and cranky.  

we really wanted to get him to a zoo this summer, but never got to go, so when he refused to nap in the afternoon we put him in the car and took a drive with our fingers crossed.  he fell asleep in the car on the ride and we headed to animal adventure park in upstate new york.  luckily he was happy when we arrived and enjoyed going around the zoo.  we loved this zoo and were amazed by how clean it was and how close to the animals we were able to get.

the animals were beautiful and friendly.  it was a much larger zoo than we expected.  my highlights were feeding lettuce to a giraffe, the one-month old baby monkey, the lion, and the tigers.

noah was a champ until the end when he had enough, so we headed home right around closing time.  i would definitely go back! 

love, laurie

Thursday, August 24, 2023

pointe shoe day

one of the summer intensive classes that i'm teaching this summer is our first-year pointe class.  it's always an exciting day when our girls go to the dance store to get fitted for their first pair of pointe shoes.  it was a rainy day, but that didn't dampen the girls' excitement.  they all got their shoes and were ready to try them out for the first time in class!

love, laurie

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

noah's first birthday party!

we celebrated noah's first birthday over the weekend with our families at our house.  we did a little disney mickey mouse theme for him since we had done our gender revel photos when we were in disney world last year.

we did a build-your-own-taco bar for dinner and had confetti cake for dessert.  we made a mickey mouse cake and then another little cake for noah.  he enjoyed seeing everyone, playing with his balloons, eating, and opening presents.  he sure was worn out that night!

happy first birthday, baby boy!

love, laurie

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

noah's one year old photos in a field of sunflowers

last august we went to brown hill farms to take some maternity photos in the sunflower fields.  we went on a friday night after work and noah arrived on sunday night.  we were so glad we took those photos just 48 hours before he was born.  

since then, we've said that we wanted to go back this summer one year later to take some photos when noah turns one year old.  we took a trip to the farm last sunday afternoon with our phone and tripod to capture a few photos.  it's nice to have these snapshots of baby boy!  i can't believe he's officially one!

love, laurie