Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Random Fun

She loves her daddy. Really.

Have I mentioned my child is gorgeous? Yes, I'm bragging.

Noelley's hair is just so pretty!

Stylin' ladies,

Gangsta lady,

Loving-all-her-bows lady.

You Won't Wanna Miss This!

Us girls being silly at dinner time! You can hear my friend Anee and me laughing at her, she cracks us up! Be sure to listen for Noelle's little fart right after I ask her to blow a kiss ;)

Finally video of her walking!!! She is doing so well, I'm sure that she will have the confidence to do it by herself in no time! How we love this sweet little girl. She brings the sun to our lives :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Thundering Waters!

More popularly known as Niagara Falls!!! The falls are only a half hour away from our house, so of course we had to visit! We had such a fun time! We only stayed on the American side, but there is a state park there and a lot of things to do. We went to the aquarium, Noelle loved seeing all the fishies in the tanks. We rode the Maid of the Mist boat all the way up to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Noelle loved being on the boat and I was grateful for those lovely blue ponchos. Then we watched a movie about the history of the falls, and walked on a boardwalk called the Cave of the Winds up to the base of the American Falls. Again, I was thankful for ponchos (yellow this time) and the nice foam sandals they give you so your shoes don't get soaked (which they did on the boat). It was such a wonderful and nice day, everyone was happy and enjoying themselves. We had a great time!
The Cave of the Winds boardwalk. And lovely yellow ponchos :)

Wow we are so pretty :{

Canada on the right, American falls on the left!

On the Maid of the Mist boat.

That's the American falls in the background

The captain of the boat took this lovely family picture for us :)

The funniest thing happened at the aquarium! I had walked by this tank before Noelle and Erik and had seen all the big fish swimming all around in it. When I came back, Noelle was standing at the glass looking at the fish, and they were all on the other side of the glass looking at her! You can only see three of them in this pic, but there were about 7 of these monster fishes all piled on the other side of the glass staring at her. It cracked me up!

Riding the trolley.

Independence Day!!!

What a fun weekend we had for the 4th of July!!

On Sunday after church we had a company BBQ with all of the APX people we are working with this summer. Since we all live in a couple different places it was fun to have everyone together to talk and play and have fun. The BBQ was at a beach, but sadly the beach and water were so gross and smelly that we could not go swimming!!! And it was sooooo hot and sticky, but we managed and had a good time. (I don't have nay pics of the bbq :( but might tomorrow)

After it cooled off a bit we picked one of the many free fireworks shows offered around the area, and I'm pretty sure we picked the best one! It was the best and most fun show I have been to in a long time, they did great! We went with our friends Zach and Anee, and Tristan and Sasha. Noelley did a great job staying up late and she loved the big pretty fireworks. It is so much fun to have her to celebrate holidays with!
Laughing at daddy :)

Eating Michealangelo. He was delicious!

Just waiting for it to get dark...

Walking down the big fun hill. Noelle is getting very good at walking but still doesn't quite have the courage to do it by herself :(

The fireworks show was at the University of Buffalo campus and as we were walking back to the car we saw this big bronze statue of a buffalo. We just couldn't resist going for a ride :D

On Monday morning our ward had a breakfast that wasn't quite early enough to beat the heat (that week ended up being the hottest Buffalo has seen for a while) but was still fun. There was a flag ceremony and free food, and you know we can't turn down free food!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Yes my friends, we have a winner for the First Word contest!!
Noelle's first real word was: (drumroll please).........
Yes, that's right, she can say ear :) It's so cute she has to work so hard to get the "r" on the end but she does it and she knows exactly what an ear is.

A couple people guessed ear, but the first one was my friend
Katy Wilbur!! She will receive a very special prize from me! Thanks everyone for voting, this was fun :D

Saturday, July 3, 2010

First Word

So Noelle has said her first REAL word that is not baby talk and actually relates only to the object that the word is and is not randomly babbled out for fun. It is an actual word with an actual meaning and it means the same thing to her as it does to the rest of the English-speaking world!!! Any guesses what the word is?????
Whoever guesses the right word will receive a wonderful prize specially from/made by me :)

Hint: It starts with "E"