Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Yesterday we hit up the pumpkin patch for a few hours of fun with friends yesterday! But first we put on our Halloween outfit:


Sadly enough, as we arrived we came upon the scene of an accident right at the corner of the pumpkin patch which consisted of a family with children. We assume they were headed to the pumpkin patch. Hoping everyone was okay, it is never fun seeing an accident, especially an accident involving kids!

Once we got in, we paid the half price admission and headed for the hay wagon ride! Noah was priceless. He sat right up in his stroller and looked around as we went! Obviously I realize that he is too young to take in all of the activities, but with that being said, I am pretty sure he enjoyed it.


Unfortunately the fritter shack was closed, which meant no apple fritters, so we settled for some pumpkin pie and cider!

Of course we snapped some pics:


We hit up the petting zoo and last but not least, we had to go pick a pumpkin! We bought one big pumpkin and itty bitty one!!

I'm sure if we had gone on a weekend when all of the activities it would have been better, but in all honesty, with the kids at the ages they are, it was nice. I am sure next year they will enjoy it more and have fun playing on the equipment, etc. 

The weather was gorgeous and overall it was a fun afternoon!! 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday's Things

Nothing better than a random post on a Thursday right? Right...

But before we get into that, I just want to take a minute and touch on the events that happened in our province yesterday. Yesterday a Canadian soldier was shot on duty while guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier - a true tragedy and act of terrorism - why we do not know. But a child lost his father, a mother lost his son and the world lost a hero. These things happen in this world, but they tend not to happen HERE! This leaves our province and our country in a state of shock. These men and women put their lives on the line every day for us! This man's family probably assumed he would be safe in our own country, however, it just goes to show that no one really is! Praying for his family, and friends and the protection of those who protect us every single day!


Here we go:

1} I killed a raccoon on Tuesday night. It was traumatic. It was dark. I had just pulled out of the driveway at the farm to go and pick up the girls to head into town for girls night in my MIL's vehicle and heard a huge thump. I panicked, turned around to see what I hit and sure enough a big fat raccoon. I pulled back into the farm to check for damage, which luckily there was none, just my pride. I cried when a bird hit my windshield once... but for some reason I didn't react that way about the raccoon, but I was a bit shook up!

2} My car is broken again... it is making crazy noises that seem to be getting worse! Hopefully M will get it looked at soon!

3} My jamberry nails came in from the party I hosted - 15 sets of nails!!! Needless to say I have plenty of options, on top of the original 4 I ordered!

(two aren't pictured because they are gifts!)


4} Noah is working on teething again and is hit and miss with his moods lately!! We did make it out to Play Group on Monday and Songs and Stories at the library yesterday - both of which he seemed to enjoy! 


5} The weather has finally brought us some sun!! FINALLY my roof is getting done!! Open concept anyone:


These guys were fast - new trusses were just about all up by 3:30!! 



Birds eye view:

It is very weird seeing my house like this, but I am excited to see progress and after the roof goes up, they can get to work on the inside with no weather delays! 

6} I curled my hair with a hair straightener yesterday and actually had success!! And it didn't take long at all!! Of course I failed to take a picture - maybe today! 

7} Today we are going to head to a pumpkin patch after all, but with friends instead! The weather is much nicer now and I think it will be a fun fall outting! 

8} Noah's baptism is this weekend!! I can hardly believe it is the end of October!! Where did this month go? 

9} Speaking of Noah, I will of course share one more serious face of the week:


10} The little man tried grapes yesterday and loved them!! 

11} My phone is driving me crazy. I cannot get over how SLOW it is!! I even cleared off all the pictures... 

And we will leave off with an odd number today! Just because!





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Noah - 8 Months



Weight:
15 lbs 9 oz -  7 months
16 lbs 8 oz - 8 months


Height: 
27.5 inches

Sleeping: No complaints in the sleep department! Noah has been spoiling me with sleep ins till 9 AM and his napping is still hit and miss. He is typically ready for bath, last feed and bed by 7:30/7:45 PM


Feeding: Noah is nursing every 3-4 hours, sometimes 5 hour stretches, but more consistently 4 hours! I have given up pumping every evening now. He loves eating solids! As time goes by, nursing in public settings or around others is getting to be pretty challenging, as it distracts Noah. Luckily he enjoys having juice in a bottle or sippy cup now, so that will work during those hard to nurse times! He is not so keen on water yet! We have been struggling with finding a sippy cup that doesn't leak, I finally found a transition cup that can go to a bottle nipple or a sippy cup style which is the latch by munchkin and it doesn't leak!! I also bought a few more avent bottles for juice, as he really likes them - they are just his size!

Foods Noah tried this month: 
- chicken
- kiwi
- yogurt
- chickpeas
- turnip
- pumpkin
- vanilla (yogurt) 
- strawberries


Clothing: Ugh I pulled out another box of clothes from Noah's drawers that do not fit anymore!! His sleepers are mostly 6 months, but he is starting to get too long for some of them! Much to my surprise 9 month sleepers are fitting him now too!! But with that being said, they are super roomy!! I'm finding 6 month pants are starting to get short, or at least some of them! 

Diapers: Noah is still sporting size 2's! But I did by some 3's for the future that I found on sale! 


Looks: Blue eyes, and light brown hair. 


What The Doctor Had To Say: Noah has hit the 10th percentile for weight, so the doctor is happy to see that, as that is where he was apparently at when he was born. Although we have always been told the 3rd.... But whatever. He is in the 50th percentile for length! He still has a flat spot on his head, but she is not concerned at this point. We go back next month to see both her and the pediatrician. 


Nicknames: Stretch, No Nap Noah, Little Bird, Sir, Captain, Mr. Magoo, Mr. Man, Bunny, Little Man,  Mama's Monkey. 


Likes: His hands, and he also likes to eat his feet now too! His fleece blankets, his lovey bears, snuggles, his turtle, his exersaucer, walks in the stroller, jolly jumper, Lux, Jazz, Grace and Lily. Noah loves seeing himself. Noah wants to stand all the time now or sit. He loves eating!! He loves reaching and grabbing everything he shouldn't and he loves watching football on Sundays! He also loves the remote control or pretty much anything he should have!!



Dislikes: The snot sucker! Oh boy does he hate that thing! Noah also hates being done eating! This kid would eat non-stop and end up with a huge belly ache if I'd let him, which we did try so see if he was actually still hungry, but nope he will keep going and still cry when finished! He also did not like turnip one bit!



Fur Baby Update: Gracie is more and more interested in Noah everyday, although being at the farm she is super jealous of the attention Noah gets. I think because it used to be her attention! She has been testing me lately while we are here, thinking she doesn't have to listen to me... She will be in for a rude awakening when we go home and a) she has no choice to listen to me (which she doesn't really have a choice here either, but she thinks she does) b) she won't be following Grandma around for extra attention - her name should be shadow! The cats are all the same, although Lux still comes to Noah for attention. 



Personality/Events: Noah got his first cold this past month! He is pretty much the happiest sick person I know! Yes, he has his melt downs and short temper, but overall, he was just as smiley as ever despite feeling crumby!

Noah went to St. Jacobs Market for the first time this month too!! It was such a great day, I really think he enjoyed taking in the new sights, and sounds! 

We got not one, but two pearly whites at once at 33 weeks, which explained his cranky outbursts! His two upper front teeth are breaking through! The one on the right more so than the one on the left! Poor baby!! All while we were in the process of moving out of the house, which is another thing that happened! We are living at the farm for a few weeks while our back end of the house gets a new roof/ceilings - redone! 

Noah outgrew his swing at the farm, it has officially been put away! He thought he could just sit up in it and I feared he would tip out of it! He doesn't even try that in the mamaroo! We are also putting away his bouncy seat, as he sits up in it too!! Looks like my house will be a little less cluttered with big baby stuff, but exchanged for baby toys!


Mommy & Daddy Update: Things are going well. Obviously not being at home has it's challenges, but we are just grateful to have to somewhere to go that isn't a hotel! As much as I said I missed having Noah in our room, now that he is back in our room and isn't sleeping as well, I miss him having his own room, where he would settle himself in the middle of the night, but now knows we are in the same room, so he waits for us to tend to him! Stinker! 

We left Noah for a whole afternoon/evening for the first time. We all survived. Although Noah did cry himself to sleep and therefore I was ready to leave the wedding that was an hours away. I know this was good for us in the long run, but there is no way I'm even close to being ready for an all nighter away. I missed him like crazy. 



Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Rewind

Another chilly damp weekend it was, which ultimately means we decided to forgo the pumpkin patch! M and I discussed it and with how windy it was this weekend, and crummy, Noah was a bear because of teething, we decided it was best to not expose him to the weather. He won't remember this year at all, but we will take some pictures here at the farm and do a pumpkin patch next year when he will get more out of it!


Friday we finally watched Frozen! Noah's first Disney movie and he actually watched it and enjoyed it! He would kick and dance to the songs, stop dead and stare at the screen during certain parts, soo cute!! I can say I finally saw it and enjoyed it as well!! 


Saturday we had a nice low key day together as a family! As I mentioned earlier, Noah was a bear, he didn't sleep well Friday night, actually none of us did! So he napped a few extra times in the day to try to bring him out of his mood, but overall it didn't really work! I did get started on making his banner for his baptism!


We went to the house to take a few things back and pick up a few things and decided to take Noah's 8 month photos! He wasn't overly smiley, but we also didn't have time to really try to get him to smile because it was soo cold in the house with it being exposed to the outdoor temps! So we snapped a few and headed back to the farm. You will see those tomorrow! 

We got dinner going, fed the little man and played for a bit with the dogs. It was good downtime together! Mike got Noah ready for his bath and I pretty much saved M's day because as he was carrying him to the bathtub I thought it looked like Noah was was trying to poop and sure enough... Mike panicked, which was priceless but handled it! Then before M put him in the bath he peed all over Mike too! Soo funny! 


He didn't go down very well Saturday night, I ended up dancing around the room with him to the country radio station and luckily got him down! M had already tried for over 45 minutes and I got him down in 10 minutes! 

He actually slept really well Saturday night, as did M and I! 

Sunday morning Noah was in a great mood, so we snapped some pics with my back drop quickly while he was in good spirits and all was well until about 11:30 and that is when all hell broke loose. Noah refused to nap, became super whiney and miserable and M and I were scrounging to solve each issue as they came up. I did manage to get most of Noah's baptism banner done at least! 

We were supposed to goto town to pick paint chips and railing but we were afraid to goto town with such a cranky baby, but by 4:00 he was no better, so off to town we went and he was pretty much asleep by the time we pulled out of the driveway!! Why didn't we do this sooner??


Better yet, one of the stores we needed to goto was closed, so we attempted to make due with where we went, but overall weren't overly impressed! Luckily they are nowhere near ready for any of that. Noah woke up while we were in town. We grabbed pizza on our way home and the monkey fell back asleep. So in order to ensure a full half hour nap, I dropped M off at the farm with dinner and went driving around the village with Noah, then decided to off road a bit:


Can you believe we have never had to drive around to make Noah sleep before this!? Luckily gas is cheaper right now haha!

Success! Noah napped for the half hour and was in much better spirits! Our evening went pretty smoothly, although both M and I were nervous about bedtime, so we teamed up. Apparently M took some notes on my dancing skills and danced Noah to sleep!

Surprisingly enough, Noah actually slept well!! Fingers crossed for a good day today! We have Play and Learn this morning and then a costco trip to order the little mans cake for his baptism!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oh. Hey. Friday!

Another rainy Friday... Or at least that is what they are calling for. Which means not a heck of a lot has happened on the home front this week! So we can basically add on a week to the projected finish date!


Something's that happened this week:

This little boy turned 8 months old yesterday!! This mama is in shock!! He is becoming such a little person now and less and less of an itty bitty baby!! 


I finally got a hair cut! I was overdue and couldn't put it off for another week, when I broke my comb in the shower!! Damn tangles!! My hair feels soo much more healthy now!!


I think M and I may have picked colors for the great room/kitchen and bathroom! You *might* have seen them last week!! 

This weekend we will hopefully be hitting up a pumpkin patch to start a tradition with Noah!! I think the weather will co-operate! 

And lastly I will share one more pic of Noah wearing the cutest hat!! Can't get enough of him!! 


Hope everyone has a great weekend!! 





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