Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Boy

Noah was born the day after Thanksgiving.
Which was great on the day of his birth because all of my family was in town for Thanksgiving. Paul's family was already there of course, which meant that everyone got to be there to meet him and hold him the night he was born.
The first grandkid on both sides.
I love remembering that day, when our first child was born : )

Of course, since then, having a Thanksgiving birthday isn't necessarily ideal, but we make it work.
This year, instead of a birthday party Noah took his family and a friend to The Mall of America to ride the rides all day. He's tall enough to do every single one, and he does'em all. The scream-your-guts-out-think-you're-going-to-die ones and the ones Paul and I can't handle anymore because we are old and they make us sick. He loves it.
And he had a blast, we all did, on black friday at Mall of America.

His actual birthday fell on Sunday this year.
We celebrated with presents, the Happy Birthday song, candles and cake and ice cream, phone calls from the grandparents, and watching the movie we made of the day of his birth
(which, fyi, does NOT include the actual birth).
Noah looooooved it all.
Honestly he was so super sweet and happy all day.
Like when I got out the camera and started snapping he looked up and smiled happily at me??!!

Kinda weird that our oldest is

Love you Noah boy.


Faye said...

Noah - you look so BIG and grown up! I will never forget the day you were born. I was SO excited! It is such a happy memory. It was so wonderful that the whole family could be there. I can't wait to see you go on all the rides at Disney World - sounds like you're not afraid of anything. I can hardly wait! Love you!

John said...

Noah, you will aleays be my oldest grandson. I'm glad you had a great birthday. I miss you and love you.

Tiffany said...

Glad we got to be there to participate in the mall of america birthday festivities.
Sad we missed out on the sunday festivities, including that delicious looking chocolate cake.
happy birthday, noah!!

Summer said...

yep, homemade cake and homemade frosting. you missed out BIG time.
and now I know why you really went home... : )

mnjacksons said...

Happy Birthday Noah! I know 7 sounds so old - i had a hard time with that one too!

Shellie said...

He looks so handsome and grown up! Can't believe he is 7!!!

Sarah said...

I CAN NOT believe he is 7. That means that my baby is almost 7 too. I am in denial. Didn't we just have them? Noah looks so handsome and grown up. I love the last picture of him.

Lexie said...

It's so fun to catch up on your blog - I was really behind, but I love to read, you are such a great writer. Noah is such a handsome little seven year-old and I'm glad he smiled for your camera. He looks so grown up