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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

lakeland orchard

it has been 6 years since we last visited lakeland orchard.  we were there in the early fall of 2018 to go apple picking and somehow haven't been back there since.

one of our neighbors mentioned that she bought season passes to take her kids to lakeland and we though she was nuts until we looked into it and realized it was genius.  we ended up buying season passes last weekend and spent time there both saturday and sunday.

there were so many things for noah to do and he absolutely loved it.  it's definitely the type of place we can keep going back again and again to try different things.

the blueberry festival is going on now through the end of july so everything is currently blueberry themed.  yum!  we rode the rides, had some treats, and cut some pretty flowers to bring home.

love, laurie

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

noah's dinner outing

it's pretty rare that we go out to eat . . . we're busy, restaurants are expensive, and we have noah.

someone gave us a gift card to outback and we've been holding onto it because the nearest one is about 30 minutes away from us.  we had some time on a random monday night and decided to take a trip to finally use the gift card.  it turned out that monday was "kids eat free" night during the summer too.

noah got a toy crocodile from the waitress, loved playing with the crayons (which he never gets at home!), and really enjoyed his little grilled cheese and veggies.  it was adorable and he was very good (even better than some of the older kids sitting near us)!

love, laurie

Monday, July 22, 2024

tiny seat

my parents found one of my old tiny chairs from when i was little while cleaning out their house.  they brought it up for noah and he loved it.  now he is trying to say the word "seat" a lot!

i can't believe that the tiny guy in this tiny seat turned 23 months old yesterday!

love, laurie

Friday, July 19, 2024

ice cream? yes, please!

the pleased look on this kid's face when he found out mama and dada were taking him for buy-one-get-one free sundaes on sunday is priceless.  sitting between mom and dad means you get to taste both ice creams from both sides!

love, laurie

Thursday, July 18, 2024

who's pink fleece blanket?

ryan bought me this pink fleece blanket for valentine's day in 2005.  I can't believe it's 19 years old.  i love it and so does leko . . . and so does noah.  this pink blanket sure gets a lot of love.  it was well worth the $10 that ryan spent on it nearly two decades ago!

love, laurie

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

tiny box, big fun

sometimes the best toys are cardboard boxes, or in this case a cardboard cat scratching box.  

love, laurie

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

a little trip to hillside dairy farm

it has been exactly 4 years since we visited hillside dairy farm.  i completely forgot about it until it popped up online recently as a nearby attraction.  we took a drive on a very warm summer afternoon for a little outing to see the animals and get some ice cream.  noah enjoyed visiting the barn and he really loved getting a chance to sit on the old-fashioned farm tractor.  he liked tasting the mint chocolate chip ice cream but may have liked bitting the wafer cone even more!  i have certainly had ice cream, but haven't had a wafer cone in years.  it was a nice treat that reminded me of my childhood.

love, laurie

Monday, July 15, 2024

cute cuddles

we took a trip down to my parents' house recently to clear some stuff out of my childhood bedroom and mr. noah climbed up on my rocking chair and gave several stuffed animals a cuddle.  it was very cute!

love, laurie

Friday, July 12, 2024

little fish

the apple did not fall too far from the tree.  noah is water obsessed just like his dada.  he's sure getting a lot of use out of this little $14.99 five-foot pool!

love, laurie

Thursday, July 11, 2024

water slide obsessed!


noah has been loving his new slide.  the feature that allows it to hook up to the garden hose and become a water slide is awesome.  he asks for it daily and loves any chance that we let him use it!

love, laurie

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

crazy driver

watch out, there's a crazy driver who zooms around the hallways at the theatre!  this guy likes playing with his little car whenever he's in mom's office.

love, laurie

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

celebrating the fourth of july

we celebrated the fourth of july with our families at our house.  we had a picnic on the back deck and noah sure kept everyone entertained.

love, laurie

Monday, July 8, 2024

our stage helper

this guy is the best stage helper.  he knows what needs to be done to set up for each show and loves helping us out with the tiny mic stands for the drum sets.

love, laurie

Friday, July 5, 2024

dozin' off


noah is obsessed with construction vehicles and he likes these construction pajamas!  he was excited to see all of the different vehicles on the pants.  it was funny.

love, laurie

Thursday, July 4, 2024

happy 4th of july!

happy fourth of july!  we're looking forward to celebrating today.  here's a throw back to a photo from last year on the fourth of july.  i can't believe how little noah looks!  we got him a new old navy flag shirt since he outgrew this one from last year!

love, laurie

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

bull dozer

we tried a new playground near us recently and found a bulldozer toy!  noah was very excited to give it a ride and provide his own sound effect for it too!

love, laurie