Monday, August 4, 2014

Noah's 2yr Pictures/Update

These are Noah's two year old pictures taken by my best friend. I am so thankful and lucky to have friends who love my little guy and want to take pictures of him! 
Check up:
Weight: 27 lbs
He is so full of life!! Loves to sing, read books, play ball and run run run. He really is the sweetest and does not like making anyone upset. He says please and thank you ALL the time. He loves to be helpful and does his "chores".  He is also super funny! He keeps us laughing and enjoying life. Of course his mommy thinks he is super smart too! It amazes me everyday what he says and knows. He knows his ABC's, counts to 13 and can answer almost any question you ask him. 
Tomorrow he becomes a BIG BROTHER. He seems super pumped about it. Has been counting down the days. We will see how excited he stays once "baby Nate" as he calls him comes home. I am just so excited to see him and Nathaniel together. I don't know if my heart will be able to take it!

Nathaniel's Nursery/Birthdate

Looks like tomorrow is the day! 
The day we welcome our second son into the world...Nathaniel James Shirah. I had my hopes high to welcome him by VBAC and prayed God would grant that desire if he so chose and 40 weeks have come and passed. Looks like Nathaniel is nowhere ready to come out. Since I cannot be induced the safest way for him to enter is by another C-section. Have my prayers been answered? Absolutely! I thank God for keeping him in there until this date if having him the another way would have been harmful. 
I had my plans but:
Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
And when I get anxious about tomorrow: 
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Now I turn to JOY for the piece of heaven I will hold again tomorrow and THANKFULNESS for God's provision.  

Here is Nathaniel's nursery. We used everything we already had and just purchased the wall decal and a new blanket. Chris painted the mountains on the wall and hung his snowboard in there. Noah and Bailey love going in his room and I am sure I will catch them in there often. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spring 2014

Does anything say Springtime more than Strawberry pickin and Baseball? I love our little strawberry farm down the road. It allows me to take many trips with him to make a variety of our favorite yummy strawberry recipes. 

He thought I had a big Boo Boo b/c of the strawberry dripping down my leg. He said, "Oh no momma, Boo Boo...I kiss it" and tried to make me feel better. I did not correct him.

 I assume I don't need to state that he is FULL of personality?!

AS always, "Go Jackets!"

Spring is also filled with best friend birthday parties and feeding the geese/ducks. Also letting Bailey take her first dips of the summer in the pond.

Other Springtime memories this year...
We cheered daddy on for his first half Marathon.

 Had LOTS of playdates!(as always)
 Said Goodbye to Cousin Matt as he went into the Army

 And last but not least enjoyed the perks of having a pregnant momma. :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Noah Nursery and Big Bed

 I never showed Noah's Nursery, so here it is. Now, it looks much different that the furniture is removed and in Nathaniel's room. Noah now has a "big boy room" and he is very excited about it! Transitioning to big bed was a piece of cake. All it took was one talk about not getting out until we got him. He has not tried to get out all week. Thank goodness. If only potty training went this easy with him. Its very sad for me to post these pictures of the room that once was. His baby room. So many memories in this room. Lots of rocking, calming, loving, reading and singing. It's the room God really worked in my heart too. It's the room I came to believe in Jesus 110%. It's sad to say Goodbye but I know his new room as well as Nate's will bring many more wonderful and beautiful memories.

 Sign made by a sweet friend.

 What it really looked like most of the time. He has always LOVED to read books!

 This chest was made by my great grandfather. It was passed down to me and now is Noah's.

Chris's staple in Noah's room. Ceiling compass. 

 These were hand knit by Chris's mother when he was born and now takes residence in Noah's room.
 Noah's dedication wall.

And now a Big Boy Room! Eventually Noah and Nate will probably share this room and the other matching twin bed will go on the other side of the chest for Nate. Right now he has lots of room for play in his room. 

Well slept boy