We had dinner at Eagle's Nest at the Hyatt downtown before dinner. It's a revolving restaurant at the very top of the hotel. The view was unbelievable...but I have to be honest, I did get a little dizzy if I thought too much about the fact that we were moving. I had a 10 oz. filet mignon, white truffle mashed potatoes, and baby vegatables. It was all so glorious! Ryan and Abigail both had lobster tail, and Ryan had a petit filet with his lobster, too. Devin ordered the same thing I did but got it stuffed with crab meat. The food was simply to die for! :)
All in all, it was a great way to celebrate Christmas with some of our best friends! Please go see The Lion King so we can talk about how wonderfully perfect it is. :) Merry Christmas!
Noah wearing his big boy jammies!
I haven't written lately because there just aren't too many things to report. Noah is still rolling around and moving around with his arms; however, he still hasn't figured out crawling. On the one hand, I'd love for him to be able to explore the world a little more through crawling...then on the other hand, I love that he isn't into everything! We started giving him fruit a couple weeks ago, and surprisingly, he hates it. I have never seen him gag and make such terrible faces before. I thought kids were supposed to love fruit?? I have given him bananas, applesauce (which he still won't eat), avocado (what was I thinking? he hated it), and pears. The bananas and pears have gone down the best so far, but it took several days to get him there. He just likes his veggies and milk still. He can be a little pokey at the table, too, which I know is paybacks for when I was a kid. I could sit at the table and eat dinner for 3 hours if you let me. This was mostly because I was super picky. I still don't eat broccoli, lima beans, or other gross green veggies. :)
For Christmas this year, we are trying to keep things reasonable for Noah. While it would be so easy to go spend a million dollars on him, the truth is...he doesn't need much! He is quite content with his bouncer and little toys that people have already gotten him. He doesn't have a clue what is going on with the gifts, though he does love to stare at the Christmas tree. We bought him two toys, a sit-to-stand and a car wash for the bath tub, which he won't even be able to use until he is a bit older. We also got Noah a toy box. I don't ever want him to get to the point where he is materialistic and focused on "things" rather than what is truly important. Wish us luck!
Merry Christmas from Noah the Elf!
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas this year! We are definitely looking forward to time with family and lots of delicious food. Ryan and I are going to see The Lion King tonight with Abigail and Devin, some good friends from Hanover. I can't wait!!!
My dad and Danette came down the day before Thanksgiving to spend some time with us. We had a nice visit going out to eat, playing a game (HOORAY!), and just talking. On Thanksgiving we went to Ryan's sister's house to celebrate with Ryan's family. The food was amazing...all your favorites: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, corn casserole, dressing, and rolls. Ryan's mom brought deviled eggs and peanut butter pie, and I made a pumpkin pie. Then, to keep up our tradition, we went Black Friday shopping at 4:30 a.m. the next day! I love it! I think we all got some pretty good deals, too. My brother and his wife came for a visit Friday afternoon, which was great. We hadn't seen them for a few months, so it was a much needed visit!
Ryan and I took all last week off, and it was so nice to just be home with Noah and to visit with family. One night, Noah was in an especially good mood. I was running down the stair, waving my arms, yelling, "Hi! Hi! Hi!" He was cracking up. Here's a video for your enjoyment.