The Blaines

The Blaines
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It was just one of those days! One of those days where I look in the rear view mirror at my child and all I can think is "thank you Lord". Thank you for the blessing of being a mother....of course I'm saying this as Noah is now crying "more" at me because he wants more cheerios...but I still think I'm blessed! My mom came and watched Noah last night so that Richard and I could go on a date - it had been a while! We went to see Leeland, Brandon Heath and Francessca Batestelli. Wonderful concert and so good to see so many people come together and praise the Lord...but still dance and rock out. I'm so not used to seeing that, but it does my heart good! So mom spent the night and kept Noah with her today. They came and saw me for lunch at work and brought me some chic-fila..mmmm. Noah was introduced to "the sauce" and he's would know what "the sauce" is if you grew up in the spotsylvania mall - oh excuse me, town center! Anyway, they came back at the end of the day and Noah just ran and smiled and played with the kids who were still at my school. I love watching him play (nicely since that doesn't always happen) with other kids. I love watching everything he's learned and listening to those crazy words that come out of his mouth. I love watching him try to run and try to throw balls. I love watching my mom be a grandmother. And in that moment I'm overwhelmed and just have to say "thanks" or as Noah would say "anks". I'm sure I'll never know why I've been given the life I'm given, or the blessings I have, but I love that the Lord has a plan for me and I love all the little blessings He's included in that plan.

So some other updates in our Ark....
Noah got his first hair cut! I let go of my anal ways and let Daddy take him. They went to the real barber shop!! Noah cried the whole time, but Daddy did a good job and remembered the lock of hair and the picture!
How handsome he is! (please note cheerios in hand - I owe my sanity to the cheerios company!)

Halloween also came around - nice and rainy! Noah refused to wear his monkey costume. He cried when we came near him with it...soo this was our back up. Thanks to a bag of handmedowns, FrankenNoah made an appearance at Halloween! This is Noah and his cousin Mason...cutest frog ever!

Noah's not the only one who got a hair cut, momma got a new do too! Not that you can see it all that well in this picture...but it's chopped!
A million other things are happening in our world and there are a million other things to be thankful for! So much to keep up with, but I surely wouldn't have it any other way!


The Busy Blaine's said...

Great post!! Been missing you guys a bunch!! You coming up before Christmas?

mommabean said...

As I read this the tears formed in my eyes. I had such a great day with Noah, despite the rain and getting in and out of the car seat. I want him to love being with me too. Thanks for suggesting and letting me be a part in his upbringing. He is so very special and dear to me...I miss him so much when he is not around me. So...whenever you need another date night or just a break,call me and I'll be there!!! I love you so much and thanks for giving me a little wonder!