September 26, 2012

Our Recent Visitors

Happy Hump Day!

D family has recently entertained some very important and special guests for toddler D's Birthday.  I already mentioned my amazing friend Michelle, but we also had my parents (or as Noah knows them as mamaw and pap).  He was in such a great mood from seeing everyone, even considering he had an ear infection :(

I'm pretty sure my parents were equally excited to see their handsome man as well.  You wouldn't have even been able to tell that he's only seen them a total of 3-4 times.  He was truely spoiled with attention!

He loved playing with my dad!  I must mentioned that my dad was originally going to be called papaw.  As toddler D and papaw were playing puzzles, Noah didn't seem to like it when papaw put the puzzle together when he was trying so desperately hard to take it apart to bang the pieces together.  So everytime papaw put it together, Noah exclaimed, "Baba dada mama blahblahblah PAP!".  I think he was trying to tell him that he was doing it wrong...So cute! :)  So now my dad is just "pap" instead of "papaw".

I think I have seriously gained a ton of weight from all of the good food I ate while they were here.  Between my mom's southern cooking and eating out, I may have moved up a pant size lol.  Noah was of course our dinner time source of entertainment.  This is him making him "angry face" which is always followed by toddler D going, "haha haha haha". 

And everytime we have company, a trip to mine and AnDy's ultimate favorite spot, Mt. Washington Hotel and Resort,is in order.  We always have to share our story of how we met there while pointing out exact locations of where D family's story started.  I can't wait until the day we can tell Noah our story there when he will actually understand and remember :)

It was a slightly windy and cool fall day which made it perfect!

The views in the back of the hotel are absolutely AMAZING!!!

It was such a great, relaxing, and enjoyable time!  I wish I could have all of the people I love and care about up here with me all the time.  But since they can't, I will enjoy every ounce of time I can when I do see them.  In the meantime, we can enjoy our skyping sessions.

Now I must leave you with a crazy picture of me and some cute pictures of toddler D eating puzzle pieces!  I hope everyone has a great second half of the week!

September 24, 2012

Monster Bash 1st Birthday

Hello friends!

Busy Busy once again and so much to catch up on, including the emails in my inbox at work I got from my nice long vacation. 

But I at least wanted to give you all a peek at baby D's, who's becoming more of Toddler D, first birthday party.  It was so much fun!!  My little monster sure did have a good time!  Here's a photo collection from the Bash.

His Green Monster Personal cake which was chocolate!

Cake and cupcake stand
Monster cupcakes which were chocolate and funfetti

My mom put this monster fruit salad together

Ice Cream sundae making station. This was a big hit!

Noah' s photo collage and the favor boxes for the kids. The older kids had the boxes to the left with candy and small toys like little bouncy balls, little yoyos, monster stickers and other goodies.  The younger babies had their own special favors.  Their little boxes had little stuffed monsters with baby cookies and mum mums in them!

Mama and the birthday boy.  We are currently trying to get him off of the binki.  I just couldn't say no to him at his birthday.

Mama D, Daddy D, and Baby D :)

One of my besties, Michelle, from Ohio came up for his birthday!  We had so much fun!  I don't know what we would have done without her and my mom and dad's help.

Noah loved getting spoiled by aunt Shell!

He spotted his birthday present from nana and papa early and just had to check it out!

He doesn't look it in this picture but he LOVES this little car!  We pull him around the house and he puts on the blinkers and honks the's so darn cute! :)

Present Time!

Here's a good view of his birthday outfit.  A litte monster which matches his shorts and the number 1 and his name underneath.

Big Bird!  He is absolutely crazy about sesame street but more importantly, big bird elmo and cookie monster!

Cake time didn't start out too well.  He wasn't exactly thrilled about his cake at first.

Then we gave him a spoon and he got his first taste...YUM!

Then he dug in..

And dug in some more!

With smiles all around!

I think he ate a little too much!  But I think cake time ended up fairly successful.

All the little ones loved the jumpoline turned ball pit we got baby D.

Especially our little monster of a birthday boy!  I think we can count this as a successful first birthday! :)