howdy everyone from the great state of TEXAS! we are really liking our time that we have spent here and it is so hard to believe that we have been here for over four months. time really does go by fast when you are having fun.
my folks drove out with us to texas and noah had a blast riding in the cowboy truck the whole time!
we moved to texas so that zach can get his degree in sports management. texas a & m has a great program for it and we didn't want to live through any more utah winters. you can call me a baby, i don't care! currently zach is attending blinn college which is a feeder college to a & m. he had some generals to finish up and retake (unfortunate for him, most of his credits didn't transfer...FRUSTRATING!) but all is well. zach just finished his first semester here with an outstanding 4.0! that is a first for zach and i am super proud of him. to celebrate we went to cold stone and got some ice cream. zach noted that we are no longer in utah because we were the only ones in the place and no one eats ice cream like mormons do!
noah is also attending school, though his school sounds slightly more fun! he goes to preschool two days a week at powersports gym. they have a great preschool program which incorporates a lot of physical activity. for any of you that know noah, the more physical activity the better. he loves being able to play in the foam pit, jump on the trampoline, and do the balance beam at school. he is learning as well, but he won't tell you what he learns unless you pry it out of him. such a funny kid he is! his teachers say that he is so well behaved and the director said that his teacher calls noah her favorite! if only he acted like that at home!
this is noah's first day of preschool. i would of put him a cute outfit like most moms do, but he has to wear exercise clothes!
the other days of the week, noah and i are kept busy by story time at the library, music makers class at the church, and walking to the park. we have made great friends here in texas and we enjoy doing these activities with them. noah made two really good friends that he asks to play with ALL the time. they are grant and claire. he has so much fun playing (or destroying his room) with them. claire, noah has decided, is his wife and he wants to go on movie dates with her. she is not as committed to the relationship and only calls noah her boyfriend. oh the drama, it starts young! yeah, i think i am going to have my hands full with him during those teenage years!
noah is my little cowboy. he loves animals. he is attached to his boots and would sleep in them if we let him. he will wake up in the middle of the night just to put them on and go back to sleep!
as for the baby, he is still cooking! i think that he is getting over done and i am so ready to pop this guy out. i know it sounds silly but i want him to fit in the cute newborn size jammies we got him for christmas. officially, his due date is 1 jan 2012, but anytime would be good, as long as it isn't on christmas! what a bummer to spend christmas in the hospital! i guess he is just waiting for grandma nevi to come out to texas. my folks are coming out on 5 jan and we can't wait to see them. i guess baby wants to wait! i think noah is more excited to see cowboy john and grandma nevi than have santa come! he misses utah and all of our family there.
halloween was a blast! noah, of course, was a cowboy. no surprise there! he was all decked out in all his cowboy gear and loved strutting around. everyone loved his spurs. my favorite part of the night was when noah told us that we had to stay by the mailboxes while he went to the doors. i thought i had at least ten years before he got embarrassed by us!
noah's pumpkin that he got at the pumpkin patch. he designed the face to look spooky! of course, these are the clothes that noah wears everyday anyway (it was an easy halloween costume)! yes, he does still wear the spurs!
here are some examples of when noah picks what he gets to wear! he hardly will go anywhere without a cowboy hat and boots. plus, aren't we lucky to have a guardian for our house?