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Thursday, February 29, 2024

baby smiles

a happy noah waking up after a recent nap.

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

leko cuddles

i don't get leko cuddles as much as i used to because noah is constantly climbing all over me, so whenever he jumps up to pin me down for a moment i'm happy about it!  thanks, leko!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

we survived "bright star"

the spring main-stage musical at the university where ryan and i work was "bright star."

as usual, noah and i designed the costumes.  ryan designed the lights, built the set, and oversaw all tech aspects of the production.  noah supervised everyone and everything.

the show went great.  this show was a doozie and we're all exhausted.  there's no time to rest though because we move immediately onto the next main-stage show which is children's theatre!

love, laurie

Monday, February 26, 2024

tiny hammer

when dad has to build the set for the musical and you bring along your tiny toy hammer to "help" dad out and end up doing a better job than the theatre majors . . .

. . . no joke he really is accurate with a hammer and a screw driver, it's impressive!

love, laurie

Friday, February 23, 2024

who's in the toy chest?

someone loves to sit in his toy chest.  i don't really think it's made to hold his weight so i'm praying he doesn't bust right through the bottom of it, but he loves it!

love, laurie

Thursday, February 22, 2024

sun spot

leko always knows how to find the perfect sun spot.  this time it was right on top of noah's soft blanket!

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

more cheese, please

this kid loves cheese.  he is a cheese eating machine!  (must be hereditary.)

how is this little guy 18 months old already?!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

banana obsessed

noah is banana obsessed!  he loves to eat bananas and can't get enough of them.  he really loves them with peanut butter.  he's not allowed to eat out of his highchair normally but ryan made an exception the other day and noah sat on the bottom stair and enjoyed his snack.

love, laurie

Monday, February 19, 2024


sometimes he gets pleased with himself for doing something.  when he's pleased he definitely lets me know!

love, laurie

Friday, February 16, 2024

puffy stickers

noah earned himself kitty and puppy puffy stickers the other day in pt and he was pleased with himself.  he has never seen stickers before so he wasn't too sure what to do with them.  it will be a bit before we get any more stickers because i don't want them stuck all over the house.

love, laurie

Thursday, February 15, 2024


i set down noah's papoose in order to spread it out before putting in on to carry noah but leko jumped right up on it and curled up.  maybe i need to get a second papoose so that i can carry noah and leko at the same time, one in the front and one in the back!

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

happy valentine's day

the weather was warm enough last week to get a few stroller rides in around the block.  we were very grateful for the opportunity to get outside in february.

happy valentine's day!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

a tribute to johnny cash

 over the weekend we welcomed a johnny cash tribute back to the theatre.  it was a great show!

you can see more photos from the show on the theatre's facebook page here.

love, laurie

Monday, February 12, 2024

six years!

today is my six year work anniversary of running the theatre.  (it feels like way more than that!)

my job is bizarre truly, but i do like it and i'm very grateful to be able to do it!

get out there and support local live entertainment!

here are some photos from the past year at work.

love, laurie

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one year anniversary / two year anniversary / three year anniversary / 

four year anniversary / five year anniversary

Friday, February 9, 2024

sleep little baby . . .

some people have babies who sleep.  not us.  

this kid is a terrible sleeper.  when he eventually does fall asleep, he sleeps cute!

love, laurie

Thursday, February 8, 2024

mr. tool man

noah is obsessed with tools.  whenever ryan pulls out a screwdriver, hammer, drill, or measuring tape he is right there to "help" and run off with the tool.  ryan was working on a project recently and had to get out 3 screwdrivers: 1 for ryan and 2 for noah.

yes, i'm fully aware it is not safe to have a baby running around with sharp tools but he is extremely headstrong!

his accuracy of getting the screwdriver lined up on a screw head is downright impressive for a 17 month old!  we let him practice by screwing plastic wall anchors into cardboard and he's really good at it.

the sneaky look of being so pleased with himself because he stole the screwdriver . . . 

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

noah and leko

ryan captured a snapshot of this sweet moment between noah and leko recently when they were both studying each other closely on the play mats.  cuties.

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

curled up

it's pretty rare that i'm lucky enough to get leko on my lap anymore becuase noah is always there making a ruckus.  leko curled up while noah was sleeping and it was glorious!

love, laurie

Monday, February 5, 2024

tiny chef

tiny chef had our oven mitts on the other day and it was funny.  he looked like a little crab.

love, laurie

Friday, February 2, 2024

punxsutawney leko

who knows what punxsutawney phil will determine this morning depending on whether or not he sees his shadow, but punxsutawney leko is hoping for early spring!  leko's ready for the cold to go away so that it can warm up!

love, laurie

Thursday, February 1, 2024

crazy kitty

i was looking for leko the other day and peered into the bathroom to find him in noah's baby tub.  what a crazy kitty.

love, laurie