Thursday, May 31, 2012

Baby Sunglasses

Not to long ago the only sunglasses that fit Noah were baby sunglasses. The back of his head used to stop shortly after the arm of the sunglasses above.
 On Monday we were walking up to watch Emily march in the band for last time at the Memorial Day Parade. I realized that I had forgotten to put Noah's sunglasses on him. I went ahead and put mine on him thinking it would be a lost cause. They surely wouldn't stay on because the arm would push up against his headrest and they would fall off. Much to my surprise they worked.  Look how much his head has grown. WOW!!!! (Yes I cleaned his ears after seeing how nasty they were in these pictures.)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Old Photo Friday

Emily at her Preschool Graduation.

Emily at her High School Graduation

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Noah Does DC Tour 2012

Noah boarded the bus on Thursday May 16th at 8pm.
He was at the base of Lincoln Memorial at 6am Thursday morning.

Thank you Mr. Eichorn and Mr. Ingle for lifting Noah and his stroller and carrying him up the steps. (The elevator wasn't running until 10am) So, Noah could get up close to see President Abraham Lincoln.
Noah and the other 8th grade students.
Noah along the Vietnam Wall Memorial.
Noah beside the Nurses Memorial.
Noah in front of the Korean War Memorial.

9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.

Jefferson Memorial.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
George Washington's Mansion
Noah sitting on President George Washington's back porch.
Noah in front of Washington's Mansion.
Noah in Arlington National Cemetery.
After a long walk to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we were able to witness the changing of the guards.

Noah at the side of the Eternal Flame on John F. Kennedy's grave.

On Friday we toured the Holocaust Museum. What a sad and moving experience.
We then went to the American History Museum. Noah saw Dorthy's shoes. 
 Archie Bunker's chair.
 Kermit the Frog
 Ben Franklin's suit.

 Abe Lincoln's pocket watch.
 Noah at the Washington Monument.
 Noah at the World War 2 Memorial.

I would like to personally thank Mr. Eichorn and the Shelby City School for allowing Noah to participate in the 8th Grade Class Trip. Noah had a awesome time.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Today is the Day

        Today is the day Noah, my Mom and I are going to Washington DC with Noah's class.

Every year the eighth grade class at Noah's school goes to Washington DC.  Since Noah is the age to be an eighth grader, (It seems so hard to believe.) I started thinking if it be possible for Noah to go this year.  I was wondering how handicap accessible it is and then I watched a episode of  " The Little Couple" where they were in Washington DC.  They were telling how all the monuments gave elevators.  I got all excited and was determined that Noah would go DC with his classmates.
Noah's school had set up the opportunity to pay for the DC trip with Box Tops. With the help of our community food bank at our church, ( Where I volunteer every week.)  family and friends we were able to pay for our trip with Box Tops.

Cost of trip:  $215
How many going: 3
How many Box Tops needed: About 6,600
That's a lot of Box Tops!!!
Thank you everyone that helped us.

I would like to thank my Mom for going with me, to help with Noah. I'm looking forward to sharing this experience with her. I just hope she can relax enough to enjoy herself.

A big thank you goes to Emily for offering to stay with her Grandpa while Grandma goes with Noah and I.  I appreciate it more than you'll ever know.  Since my Dad had surgery last week some of my other family members are going to help out by visiting with Dad while Emily is at school.

Thank you Morgan for offering to take your sister and Grandpa out to lunch on Thursday.
Thank you everyone for helping to make this happen.

We will be heading  to DC tonight at 8:30. We are to be at  the Lincoln Memorial by 6am tomorrow. I can't wait!!!!
I promise lots of pictures when we get home.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Squiggle Approved

 Brad moved into their new apartment this week. Not before Noah made sure it passed his squiggle test.  He found it a great place to work on his scooter ninja skills.

 Its a cute little starter apartment.

Its hard to believe my baby girl will be getting married and moving out soon. Its seems like just yesterday I was still tucking her into bed and reading her a bedtime story. I'm so glad she has found the man of her dreams and will live happily ever after, just like a princes should.