Yes, its November...yes, we still go to the beach.
Call us crazy but if you live in CA and have 90 degree weather you are most likely enjoying it in a similar way too! Please excuse the quality of these photos because they were taken with my phone but are way too sweet to pass up posting!
Our little Surfer/Paddler in Training Our little man is so cool! I have a few more pictures I will post soon of Noah and Daddy on the paddle coard together. My heart melts as I remember Noah being nervous at first and within a couple minutes screaming with joy and splashing the water while Daddy paddles off into the Harbor. Oh it was so sweet. Pics to come shortly!
Last year Noah was only six weeks old on Halloween. Though I dressed him up, (red hot chili pepper) Noah just slept most the night away (day and evening too). This year really felt like his FIRST Halloween because he was awake and aware, and, well, the cutest little Lion on earth!
Noah and Daddy going into Aunt Ashley and Uncle Dave's house
Cowgirl Mama and her little lion (so what if we don't "match", maybe I will have time for a family outfit next year)
Noah loves to practice walking
Sitting at the "big boys" picnic table
All the kiddos Scary walking lion!
Honestly, look at that pouty face, tell me you don't want to kiss that!
After Dave and Ashley's, we went to our friends Johnny and Shelby's house to do some trick-or-treating and then headed home to snuggle up with a movie, wine and carrot cake (thanks Sean and Amber for bringing the goodies!)
Noah is all boy! Would you expect anything less? Just look at his father. Hubby can't wait for Noah to be old enough to truly tackle, pin down, wrestle, and to play REAL sports with Noah (oh, didn't you know that playing chase around the coffee table on all fours isn't really sport?).
In effort to get that ALL BOY energy out we have signed up for My Gym. Thank you to Nana who graciously gave Noah a scholarship to attend...our pockets just aren't deep enough these days, this time of year especially. (who else has yet to even think about starting to Christmas shop?) Yikes!
Noah loves to climb up the slide and scoot his way back down
Noah's very good friend (wink wink, they have been known to make out everyonce in a while...when we don't keep a close enough eye on them) Sophia attends with us. You see what I meant when I winked? She is checking that badonkadonk out, you know, that thing aka his bubble butt he inherited from me.
Making up his mind is hard to do. He climbs up the stairs to the balls, begs to be helped into the balls, then, asks immediately to be taken out. I can't figure this silly guy out. Like I said, just like his daddy.
Little toes...Only God knows where these little feet will go...
Sophia knows what she wants...only the best!
Noah spends much of the time at the gym crawling through the tunnels. Clearly that is why he is already ripped.
Looking out for Sophia
Thanks again Nana for the best Birthday present ever!
My little brother, Stephen, married the most amazing woman last week. Stephen and Stephanie held the wedding at a family home up in Fresno, it was quite a trek up there...but very worth-it!
Thursday 10/8/09 My sister Brandi, her hubby Bryan, Eric, Noah and I piled in an RV and drove the almost 6 hours. (and Sancho too)
Pregnant Brandi hanging in the RV with Noah and Sancho
The Rehearsal Dinner
4 Teppan Tables full of Family
A very tired Noah...scared by flames
...Shirley Temple Please
Yikes! This table is a mess...I don't even see food here...
The Bride and Groom to be
Mr Cheeks passed out...not easilythough... Eric walked him, I walked him, I rocked him, walked him again, he fell asleep in the stroller...woke up after 20 min...I rocked him more and he finally fell asleep
Happy yes, but I want to have some fun. Babysitter please?
Nana came to the rescue
Now mama's happy
Stephen and Stephanie are so cute
The trouble is starting (wish I had a shot of when this fell down!)
Charlie Gabler...having a fine time
Franka, an amazing photographer and stepmother to Stephanie, is so beautiful The Sake is kicking in! Strike a pose
The wife of a Firefighter, a Mother and a Realtor. I strive yet struggle to fulfill the desires in the hearts of my husband and sons. The balance of family, work and play is always swaying as I try to be truly present for my young boys in life as well as learn to be open to the new experiences God gives me...right now that experience is a stage that I call MOM MODE