Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Just One Of The Guys

Noah went to the park the other day to play with his good buddy Houston. They had a great time, and Noah had fun playing with all the bigger boys. It's getting more difficult to bring Noah inside now that the weather is warmer. He loves being outside so much, and he doesn't approve of us bringing back inside most of the time. "Strong willed" and "opinionated?" Guilty as charged!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2009 Orange & White Football Game

Last Saturday, we took Noah to the UT Orange & White spring football game. We had a great time, and Noah enjoyed watching the big crowd of people. I (Eric) was working a UT event in the skyboxes, so we were all able to hang out and watch the game in a personal box, which was awesome, especially for a loud, curious, and energetic 14 1/2 month old.

While I'm not ready to proclaim the 2009 VOLS as the best team in the SEC by any means, it was good to watch football again. Here are a few photos, and I will be adding some more later:

2nd Haircut, 1st Sucker (Lollipop)

Tyra took Noah this afternoon to get his 2nd haircut. This dude's hair grows as fast as lightning, so it was well past time for him to get his ear's lowered again. Not only is he looking dapper and sharp, but he got to have his first ever sucker/lollipop and was cracking up the barbershop by saying a loud "mmmmmmmmmmmmm" with every lick.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

HE is risen! HE is risen, indeed.
We are so thankful for another beautiful Easter Sunday and for the many blessings that God has given us. We hope everyone has a very Happy Easter and take time to reflect on Jesus's life, death, and resurection. Jesus gave His all, all to Him, we owe!

Noah's Easter outfit today was the same one that I wore on my 2nd Easter. We both have February birthdays, but as you can tell, Noah is a lot taller than I was and he "fills out" the cute bunny outfit a little bit more than I did!

Eric - Easter 1982 - 14 months old

Noah - Easter 2009 - 14 months old

We got up and went to the early service at church, which was wonderful. Then came home and ate a great lunch that Tyra made....ham, mac 'n cheese, pineapple cheese casserole, green beans, rolls, and an unreal homemade carrot cake with homemade cream cheese icing. "Mmmmmmm," said Noah several times at lunch! Andrew and cousin Thomas joined us at church and lunch, then stayed around to watch some of the Master's golf tournament.

Noah had a great time picking up Easter eggs and smushing them in his hands. Here are a few more pictures from the entire Easter weekend:

Helping our church's mission group do an Easter Egg Hunt for local Guatamalan families

Dying Easter Eggs

Lunch with GrandDon at Cracker Barrell in Crossville

Easter goodies!

Having fun in the Cow tunnel

Hunting for Eggs

Where did the eggs go? Found 'em all!
Just 'a swingin' with Uncle Drew! Weeeeeeeee
Calves of steel!??
family picture

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What is a son?

Today is Noah's 14-month birthday. "What is a son?" is poem by Susan Polis Shutz that I read several months ago. I really liked it and included it in Noah's scrapbook, so I thought I share it on this special day. Enjoy!

What is a Son?

A son is
a kite flying through
the trees
a tadpole turning into
a frog
a dandelion in the wind

A son is
a mischievous smile
laughing eyes
a scrape on the knee

A son is a wonder
an excitement
a burst of energy
an animation
a spirited breeze

A son is
everything wonderful

A son is

Monday, April 6, 2009