Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chick Pics 2012

Noah has talked about his Chick Pics since last Easter constantly.  So when I received the notice that Double Takes Photography would be doing her annual chick pics I knew without a doubt I had to sign us up.

I was super excited that this was the first set of pictures that I had of Noah and Liam together.  I haven't really taken Liam out yet except to doctors appointments so the worry wart in me came out.

Nikki has a set of locations to choose from and I decided to go with Longue Vue Gardens.  I was so impressed with how beautiful the grounds were.  I've passed by the sign a million times but can count on one hand how often I have been and it hasn't been in about 10 years.

Anyway, the boys did great!  Noah was less than gentle with the poor chicks this year but they were adorable he just couldn't get enough of them.

Check it out!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Look Out! I'm 4!

Noah had his fourth birthday party this past weekend and he had an absolute blast! We had it at Storyland in City Park in New Orleans and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Usually by March we are sweating it up but the Saturday of the party it was beautiful! Noah even had to wear a hoodie for some of the party.

This was the first year that we invited the kids from Noah's preschool and Noah was so excited that his friends came to his party. On top of his preschool pals, Noah had many cousins there and my friends children.

The favorite part and highlight of the party for the kiddos was the dragon slide. At first Noah was too scared to go on it alone so my friend Jenny took the first few slides down with Noah. I always remember as a child that the dragon slide was super steep but as a mother I was even more terrified! I think my cautiousness rubs off on Noah but after a while Noah was zipping down that slide in no time alone.

This is my favorite picture of the party, look at how excited Noah is! I know it's blurry but he just looks so so happy.

This is the first birthday party out of the home and both ways have it's pros/cons but let me just say, it was so nice to just do a quick clean up and we were out of there! Definitely something to remember for next year.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

First Smiles

Since Liam was born 3 months early we are obviously delayed for milestones. We are told to go by his adjusted age which would make him now 2 months old.

Today I was talking to Liam and he started to crack a smile! It was a big smile, not a smile where you *think* he is smiling but a legitimate smile. It warmed my heart, it was the cutest toothless grin ever.

With Noah I was reading baby books on what I should be watching for as far as milestones and what not but Liam is a completely different story due to him being a micropreemie. He is definitely writing his own book. Seeing him reach milestones like this makes me so happy.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Big Brother Love

When Liam was born Noah really didn't know how to take it, it was very hard for him to understand. Our NICU didn't allow children to visit so Noah wasn't allowed to see Liam until he came home (except twice through the glass) so to him he still really didn't exist. The question he would always ask is "is he fixed yet?" and we were asked this almost every other day. When I was pregnant we told Noah the baby was coming at Christmas, so once Christmas came and went he kept on asking us why Santa didn't bring his baby brother home. I told him that Liam wasn't quite "fixed it" and that he would be home soon.

When we first brought Liam home Noah asked "why is he still so little? I thought he was big now" so we had to explain to him that even though Liam was born in October he was still a baby. He thought Liam was going to come home and be crawling and eating baby food like his cousin Graham who is almost a year old. Poor little guy!

As the weeks have gone by, Noah has really started to love his little brother. He takes his big brother title very seriously and loves telling people about his preemie brother who he affectionately calls Baby Liam. Noah loves to talk about when Liam gets big that they are going to play together. He has already assigned Liam as his sidekick Robin for Halloween when he dresses up as Batman.