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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

happy halloween!

happy halloween!  look at that little pineapple all dressed up for his first halloween last year!  how was this photo from a year ago already?!

we're looking forward to handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters who come to our house tonight, and we're really excited to dress up noah for his second halloween!

happy halloween!
love, laurie

Monday, October 30, 2023

king of the counter

leko is king of everything and he looked like a king up on top of the kitchen counter surveying his kingdom.

love, laurie

Friday, October 27, 2023

noah's pillow

noah does not like to sit down for long at all.  he's an "on the go" type of a guy and can't be bothered by stopping to sit unless it involves sitting in his highchair to eat.

my mom brought up to our house this big orange pillow that my aunt made when i was little.  noah has been loving walking over to it and sitting down (but just for a second).  it has been cute!

love, laurie

Thursday, October 26, 2023

happy national pumpkin day!

today is national pumpkin day!  although we didn't get a real pumpkin yet to decorate our house (except for that tiny white one from the cider mill) we do have some fake decorative pumpkins that we've been decorating the house with and noah is particularly drawn to the one with the kitty on the front of it!

love, laurie

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

happy little man

before noah was born, ryan built this beautiful wooden stand to hold noah's bassinet.  he built it in a way so that when we were done using the bassinet it would transition into a play table for noah.  

noah has been loving playing at this table that ryan built.  i caught him the other morning so happy to be playing at the table which is the perfect height for him!

love, laurie

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

the boys have taken over the bed

these two brothers have completely taken over the bed.  this was the view yesterday morning.  there's hardly any space for us to fit with them!  at least those guys are comfortable!

love, laurie

Monday, October 23, 2023

a humongous four-leaf clover

i've mentioned before that ryan has a knack for finding four-leaf clovers without even trying.  recently he found this humongous one and it's the largest i've ever seen!

love, laurie

Friday, October 20, 2023

circus on ice

we sure work a lot of odd events, but few top sunday's "circus on ice" at the theatre.  we actually put synthetic ice on the stage for performers to skate on and it was a bit wild.

there were skaters and stunt performers, and the kids in the audience seemed to love it!  you can see more photos from the event on the theatre's facebook page here.

love, laurie

Thursday, October 19, 2023

a tribute to bruce springsteen

on saturday, we had a bruce springsteen tribute at the theatre.  other than "born in the usa" i didn't think i knew many springsteen songs, it turns out i knew a few.  the audience enjoyed it and it's one more show checked off this fall season's list!

you can check out a few more photos from the show on the theatre's facebook page here.

love, laurie

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

happy anniversary, mom and dad!

this has always been one of my favorite pictures of my mom and dad (taken back in 1979, one year before they were married).  

today is their 43rd wedding anniversary!  i'm blessed to have two amazing parents who are such wonderful role models, and i'm so grateful that noah has them as such incredible grandparents!

happy anniversary, mom and dad!
love, laurie

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

my little stage hand

we had a busy weekend at the theatre with back-to-back shows and noah was there to help with it all!  on saturday, he grabbed a microphone and the stage plot to help ryan set up for the band.  he even knew which type of mic cable and stand we needed too!  he's such a great little stage hand!

love, laurie

Monday, October 16, 2023

my tiny gymnast

noah is a ball of energy 24 hours a day.  truly, he is nonstop.  he loves to dance and now he is getting into gymnastic tricks.  yes, he is only 13 months old, but he doesn't realize that.

the other day he took the pillow off the couch and repeatedly kept sitting on it and trying to roll backwards as if to do a backwards summersault.  i didn't get video or pictures of the whole ordeal because i was too busy trying to keep his head from hitting the floor but i did snap one blurry photo of the action.  what a nut!

love, laurie

Friday, October 13, 2023

we survived a midsummer night's dream

the fall main-stage production this year was "a midsummer night's dream" at the university where ryan and i work.  this show was quite the project.  as usual, i designed costumes and ryan designed the lights, built the set, and oversaw everything tech related.

it was a successful run this past weekend and we are beyond exhausted and wiped out from it!  now onto the next one!

love, laurie

Thursday, October 12, 2023

a tribute to the cars

on saturday we had a cars tribute band perform at the theatre.  i really didn't think i knew any cars' songs prior to the show but it turned out i recognized a few.  it was a hectic night and i have been fighting a head cold all week so it was an exhausting show.  now onto this weekend with more shows!

love, laurie

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

sun spot

leko knows how to take advantage of the unseasonably warm october weather by lounging on the screen porch and finding the perfect sun spot.

love, laurie

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

a noah-sized box

ryan brought home from work a very large box that he received his theatre lighting shipment in and noah took ownership over it right away!

love, laurie

Monday, October 9, 2023

my cuddle kitten

last week and this weekend were both absolutely insane.  truly pure insanity.  it's always nice to have leko curl up by my legs at the end of another very long day.

love, laurie

Friday, October 6, 2023

happy birthday, little blog

today this little blog of mine turns 12 years old.  i'm not sure how it has been 12 years since i started this adventure back in 2011 on a whim.  i'm grateful for my little corner of the internet as a virtual scrapbook to chronicle the highlights of our lives.

happy birthday, little blog!

love, laurie

Thursday, October 5, 2023

sneaky toes

we were in the car the other night and it was chilly so i put noah's little knit blanket across his lap.  i looked over and he had wiggled his little toes through the knit parts of the blanket.  it was cute, but then i had to rescue his toes!

love, laurie

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

cute kitten!

it was a little chilly the other day so we put noah in his fuzzy hooded vest to go on an errand.  those little ears on the hood were so adorable!

love, laurie

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

noah selfies

the selfies that mom and noah send to dad when he's at work and we want him to come home!

love, laurie

Monday, October 2, 2023

leko fun

noah isn't the only one who loves the ball pit . . . leko enjoys it too!

love, laurie