Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Noah Turns TWO!!

Sorry I am soooo late posting this. I was in that first trimester pregnancy funk and have been playing catch-up ever since. I don't know WHERE the time has gone, but my little man turned 2 on March 15. We had the usual party with family and Noah had a great time. Keeping tradition, Aaron made the cakes...a Deacon basketball theme this time. Unfortunately, our Deacs embarassed themselves royally in the big dance just says before, but hey, we're fans for better or worse. Noah may be their "biggest little fan." He absolutely loved basketball season this year.

If I had to describe Noah in one word....well, I'd be in trouble, because there are so many good words to describe him. Snuggly, caring, fun-loving, adorable, and ALL-BOY are the first ones that come to mind.

Noah's been talking for a while, but in the past four or five months, we've all started to understand most of what he's saying. Recently, he's starting volunteering to say family prayers in our house and it nearly brings tears to my eyes to hear that sweet little voice thanking his Heavenly Father.

He LOVES his family. Every morning when he wakes up, he asks "Where's Grace, still seeping?" If I let him, he'll try his best to wake her up so they can get started on their daily fun. The two of them are so fun together...they really have gotten to be best buddies. Yes, they have their moments, but you can just tell they love each other. Noah has also become Tyler's biggest fan. You see, Tyler likes to play soccer and basketball and those are two of Noah's favorite things. For his birthday, he got a basketball goal for home AND for Nana's house and he will play with them endlessly.

This kiddo has his mommy wrapped tightly around his finger too. Many times when I'm helping him get dressed, he'll put his arms around my neck, pat my back and say "awwwww." Now, who wouldn't fall in love with that? He knows he's got me wrapped too...when he does something wrong, he pulls out his most charming smile (and as much as I hate to admit it, it's actually worked for him a time or two!) Being such a mommy's boy, I'm a little worried about how he's going to react to the new baby, but luckily he's taken a major interest in babies lately, so I'm hoping for the best.

I am so thankful for you, my sweet little Noah Balboa. Looking forward to seeing what we can get into this year, little man.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Evening the score...

I know, I know...I'm still way behind on blog entries. I'll get to them soon, but we had a gender scan yesterday and the tech said that she was 110% sure that..

Of course, we would have been thrilled either way, but given that this baby will be born around the same time of year as Grace, I'm really happy to get to re-use some of the girly clothes. Of course, I've let some of them go, but something kept me from parting with all of them. We are all very excited. Grace kept insisting that the new baby needed to be a sister and when we informed her that we'd be happy with whatever Heavenly Father sent us she said "No, I've already got 2 brothers, I NEED a sister." So, she's I just need to break it to her that we are not naming the baby "Schnoop-Bop" (a name she picked up from Yo Gabba Gabba and liked!)