January 14, 2010

Two Years Ago...

January of 2008 we were given a BIG SURPRISE!

I can remember SO clearly...my heart racing as I waited for the results. My only clues were my frequent trips to the restroom and my very strange cravings (mostly for french fries). The test was positive in only a few seconds and from then on we don't even remember what life was like only having to think for two. Noah was the best gift God ever gave us! I often think...how could he possibly give us more?

Yesterday, almost exactly the same date as two years ago...

Only seconds after the big reveal

I have tried to explain what is going on to Noah but he would rather play with his barn animals.

 I'm gonna be a big brother! Yay!                 What does this mean?                 Can I play with my Barn now?

 I get it... I get a playmate!!!!!

Early this morning we woke Nana and Pop-pop up to show them Noah's hand made shirt.

 Unfortunately Noah had a bad day (see previous post HERE for why). After vomiting three times we just couldn't take him over to Eric's parents house to reveal the BIG news. I felt awful about it, but it was just not fair to Noah...or them. So Eric and I made this blog entry and he (Eric) went to Grandma and Grandpa McCoy's house to pull up the blog and video. It ended up being a great way to tell them. I guess the only better way would have been to do it all together. We love you Grandma and Grandpa!

Some people don't like to spread the word too quickly that they are expecting. I understand the fear of loosing a baby. I was there for my sister when she went through it. I just don't think it would be any harder if people knew or any more or less sad. We are praying that this little (very little) bean sticks and holds strong! Come next September we will be able to celebrate:

Our 6 year anniversary (17th)
Noah's Birthday (19th)
My birthday (24th)


Baby #2 McCoy's Birth-day (due 9-24-2010)
(hopefully on his/her OWN day, I say the 14th!)

January 13, 2010

Not so PRETEND after all

When you have a Daddy who is a Firefighter everyone assumes that you will be a Firefighter too. Is that wrong? I mean, Firemen are pretty darn COOL. After all, they're HEROS! At this point in Noah's life, we do a lot of hoping, praying, playing and pretending.

Where better to pretend at then Pretend City? And who better to pretend to be a Firefighter with then the future Fireman Porter Fasullo (bet you've already guessed his daddy is a Fireman too).

And no, we didn't place them in their destined positions on purpose. It is just meant to be. Ha ha ha.
For those who don't know, Porter is sitting in the Engineer position and Noah, the Captain seat.

They played on stage. We attempted to put costumes on them. They played with the musical instuments. We attempted to set lighting and music for a real stage performance. They ran off...we were ready for a show.

Oh well, cars are always the better option for Noah.

The two places that kept the kids attention for a long time were the grocery store and the water area. Noah really enjoyed filling the basket with vegitables and mustard jars. When I could finally pull him away from the tomatoes and strawberries he thought a peice of meat was his real life lunch. After all the hundreds of hands that touch the food...I was running for hand sanitizer!

With two boys who love water, in every form, it wasn't a surprise to see them enthrawled with splashing and playing with the water toys.

The day was a total success!

That was until two days later when both these boys woke up in vomit. GREAT! My hand sanitizer attemps weren't succesful. I keep thinking of things I should have or could have done to prevent Noah (and Porter) from getting sick. When in reality...no mom is fast enough to keep every single item out of their kids mouth. So I guess I need to keep praying the items that make it in the mouth are the ones NOT contaminated with BAD, UGLY, SICKLY germs!

Pretend City sent us home with a not so pretend gift. =(

January 11, 2010

Every Five Months






Haircut #3 was a success!

January 7, 2010


No, not me.

Though you may think of me as a Queen some days. not really.  I see this picture and my first thought is..."So Tough". My second thought is..."Queen"


We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Stephen, Stephanie, Uncle Bob, Bobby, Noah, Eric, Pop-pop (me taking picture)

We aren't all great at it,
but rent out the rink and our family will be there to skate.

Brandi stayed home, gestating, and Nana couldn't make it either, but rest of us went to the Hockey rink late on a Tuesday night to, well, skate. A few actually set up and ran drills, a few just skated around with the puck and I mostly played with my new camera lens. I know, party pooper. I didn't let the night go by without getting skates on though. I could never let that happen.

Guess who this picture is of?

Did you guess correctly?

Pop-pop would never wear another jursey by choice.

Eric was skating really well.
I bet he was a hockey player in another life.

Noah watched his daddy skate with heavy eyes and held onto this puck like it was GOLD.
Eric was wearing my old number. Its lucky!

Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo' face
You big disgrace
Kickin' your can all over the place


We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you


Buddy you're a young man hard man
Shoutin' in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo' face
You big disgrace
Wavin' your banner all over the place

Stephanie is pretty darn tough when she wants to be.

Most of the time she's a big softy with our Li'l NonoBean

It was a late night for Noah. We had the rink until after 9pm. Eric and I were worried. Aside from tired, red, puffy eyes, Noah did great. I would argue these eyes look more tired than any others!

Ok, maybe its a tie.

I love these boys!

Now, for the photo of the night...

Its a good one

Buddy you're an old man poor man
Pleadin' with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Somebody better put you back into your place

Just a reminder of how tough it is. (and to finish the song)


We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

January 4, 2010

Date Day!

Catalina Hike

Stephen, Stephanie, Trisha, Justin, Me, Eric, Rob and Jessica
About 1/4 of the way into the hike

Saturday 1/2/2010 Eric and I left Noah with Grandma and Grandpa McCoy so we could take the ferry to Catalina with some friends. For some "unstated" reason...we were up WAY TOO EARLY to catch the ferry. Stephen and Stephanie came along with us early birds. It was cold! On the plus side, we saw at least 3 or 4 whales on our way over. The Captain stopped the ferry and followed them for a while. They were beautiful. I wasn't strong enough to brave the cold for a picture. sorry.

After a warm breakfast at Pete's the sun began to peek out,  a bird played target shooting with Stephen, and then we met up with the 5 others who were lucky enough to take the later ferry at 8:15am
(I won't tell you how early we had to be up).

We hiked a trail Eric picked. It was sunny, around 70 degrees, the air was crisp in the shade and burning in the sun. We all were having a wonderful time together.
Especially Eric and Rob. =)

I am so very thankful for a strong husband who is always willing to carry my weight. I would have been miserable if this was a picture of my back.

At the peak we rested for a few minutes. I snaped some shots of the vegtitation and veiws down to the shore while the love birds (Rob and Jessica) shared a quiet moment. There is something special about being in good company and beautiful surroundings, it is so refreshing. If only Noah were there it may have been perfect!

 It was so nice to finally spend some time with Trisha and Justin Flemming.

The view of Avalon from half way up the trail.

The trail ends, we take a lunch break and we take walk through the botanical gardens.

On the walk back to the shore we were lucky enough to see a fox on the golf course.
The species of foxes that live on Catalina are endangered so we were all excited to see one.

The rest of the evening involved cold beer and lots of food. If it wasn't for my BAD choice in taking everyone to the Buffalo Nickle, we all would have ended the evening in high spirits. Unfortunately the Buffalo Nickle is fairly boring and dead during the off season and by the time we finished dinner everyone was MORE than ready to catch the ferry home.