Tuesday, December 19, 2006

time...

wow, time flies. look at this picture of my baby noah:

can you believe he is holding a picture of himself from when he was less than 2 months old? (the frame is a $0.50 IKEA one that i painted and added some MR rubons). noah looks so much older in this picture - almost like a toddler. everyone is right, time does fly esp when you have a baby. thinking back to the first couple months of his life, i can remember so much but also some of it is a blur. like i remember the moment he popped into this world and but i can't remember him being small. i am sure some of it has to do with the sleep deprivation but i keep asking myself if 3 months from now if i will remember him at the size he is now?

but i guess that is the beauty of scrapbooking and photographs. to help you remember the little things that tend to slip your mind. and truly that is what is so great about this hobby!

and getting ready for the holidays is sorta something new for us. david and i (and our families) aren't big holiday decorators. but for noah's sake, we are making a effort. no, we don't have a 6 ft tree but i did manage to get some decorations up this year - i am not into heavy decorating b/c that also means heavy cleaning up. i did make noah a tree full of ornaments all with his photos.

i also made him this reindeer:



it is a tiny one but each year i hope to slowly add some decorations for him!
right now though we are working on planning our big trip to asia. it is AMAZING how much stuff a little dude NEEDS! his bag might be bigger than mine when it is all said and done. but i think i am going to bring an 8" binder album to use as a travel journal. i will be working on that in the next couple of days and will post here! i am also excited to be seeing family i haven't see in many years.
have a great holiday season!
PS, please offer david (my DH) some kudos - he has taken a big step and signed up to take chinese classes at a local college here! i am so proud of him. this will go far in our quest to make noah tri-lingual. and i know david stalks my blog and reads the comments to make sure you encourage him!

18 Comments:

At 12/19/2006 06:32:00 AM, Anonymous Kimberly (pierides) said...

Wow David. That's amazing. Good luck with your classes.

 
At 12/19/2006 07:52:00 AM, Blogger nicole said...

Wow Caroline...Noah does look like such a 'boy' in this picture!! And so darn cute!
And David that is seriously impressive...Noah's a very lucky little boy to have such devoted parents :)
Nicole

 
At 12/19/2006 09:41:00 AM, Blogger Anita said...

Ooh, learning Chinese...impressed. And it only increases the shame that I feel since I know so little...and I AM Chinese, LOL. Seriously cool though--good luck!

 
At 12/19/2006 10:05:00 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Way to go David!!!!
I hope you guys have a wonderful trip and Christmas!! :)

 
At 12/19/2006 01:35:00 PM, Blogger Shirley said...

He is just PRECIOUS! Have a safe and wonderful trip! Congrats to David! (I'm with Anita - sigh)

 
At 12/19/2006 02:49:00 PM, Blogger scrap 67 said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy it every minute.
You and your DH need this so much!
Have a nice Christmas
Greetje

 
At 12/19/2006 04:35:00 PM, Blogger cass said...

you are right caroline, they grow so fast and you do forget the details...
david you go!!! and hearing someone speak chinese is so amazing to me...it sound like such a joyful language

 
At 12/19/2006 05:41:00 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

wow he does look like a little todler in that pic! (a really cute one too!) Is that one of those bumbo chairs? Do you like it? (I am contemplating getting one)

Have a great time on your trip. And kudos to David for taking a language class! Go david go!

 
At 12/19/2006 09:24:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Wow! Noah looks so grownup! And darn cute, I might add...
Go, David, go!! It will be worth the effort, ten-fold!

 
At 12/19/2006 10:43:00 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Noah does look very cute...what a fun picture :D and YEAH to David, that is just so awesome!

 
At 12/20/2006 12:21:00 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

Love the reindeer!

 
At 12/20/2006 01:04:00 AM, Blogger Wendy Rago said...

Caroline! Noah is getting sooo BIG! I can't believe it...it seems like just yesterday, but you are sooo right...time does fly...enjoy every single moment. You are so lucky you have been a scrapper since the moment he was born! Some of us didn't start til our kids were much older...people like me *sigh*. I am envious! I hope you and your family have a FAB and safe trip to Asia and HEY...DAVID!! What a great thing to take up learning Chinese! YOU GO!!!! :)

 
At 12/20/2006 02:33:00 AM, Anonymous PROLIX from la Normandie said...

Félicitations David!!!
Congrats David!!!
euh...(in german I forget, sorry!) : Es ist supa toll David!!!

From the trilingual frenchy!
(french-german-english)

Go on!!!

{ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
http://prolix.typepad.fr

 
At 12/20/2006 06:43:00 AM, Blogger fleurie said...

david good luck with the classes...im sure you will do fine

Can i ask where you got that cute little reindeer...would love to get my hands on one or two or three...lol

 
At 12/20/2006 04:41:00 PM, Blogger joverby said...

David... your the man!!!

And as for this little man, how sweet is he? What a fun photo that will be to scrap!!

 
At 12/20/2006 05:18:00 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

Babies do grow up quickly. Noah look so much like a toddler in that photo!

David, best of luck... not an easy language to learn but I applaud your enthusiasm. I don't speak it that well myself despite learning it for 10 years in school!

 
At 12/22/2006 01:44:00 AM, Blogger Denise said...

How did Noah become a little man so quickly? Once our children are born I swear a year only has six months!

Congrats on the language adventure David. I'm sure you'll do great ... because you WANT to!

 
At 12/23/2006 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous melissa diekema said...

David - way to go with learning Chinese... I am seriously impressed - and expect you to wow me when I see you January!

Noah is getting way too big... and life will probably continue to be a huge blur... and that is okay! :)

 

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