Monday, November 23, 2009

Kicking Off the Holidays

We just had a lovely visit from my friend Gary who came to visit us all the way from Denver.  Noodlebug and I took him to the Academy of Sciences on Friday. Here we are looking at the large aquarium.  Noodlebug likes to walk around sucking on one index finger with the other index finger in his belly button. It is charming right now but I hope he will give it up before he is a teenager.

 Then we headed to the coast on Saturday where Noodlebug proceeded to drag large pieces of kelp around the beach.  He didn't seem to mind the cold!

We then headed downtown for the big treelighting.  Noodlebug was picked out of the crowd and won a gift certificate to the movie theater and local candy store.  He didn't know quite what to make of it.

Here is a photo of me and Noodlebug and Grandma in front of the tree.  (sorry---didn't have time to fix Noodlebug's red eyes) We had a great time and it felt like a good kickoff to the holiday season.

I am taking Wednesday off so I will have a nice break to be home with my family.  It will just be the four of us.  (me, hubby, Noodlebug and Grandma)  By the way, Noodlebug calls Grandma "Tutu" which is Hawaiian for "Grandmother." My parents lived in Hawaii in the '60s and my mother still has a fondness for it.

I am so looking forward to uninterrupted time with my family. I am determined to finish my sewing projects and maybe we'll go see a movie or two. Noodlebug has a free ticket!!!

I may not post during the holiday so I wanted to take a moment to send many blessings to you and your loved ones. There is so much to be thankful for.  I want to thank you all for your blogs and comments and how much they enrich my life. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Gary said...

What a fun weekend that was! I'm grateful I was able to come up to Petaluma. Excellent use of those photos! I really like the one of you and Aidan opening his prize from Petaluma Pete.

bluemuf said...

Amy, it looks like you had fun. Noodlebug is such a little sweetie.

I hope your Thanksgiving was great.

Hugs Karen

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am thankful to call you my friend!!! Hugs....mary

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a precious little one!!

Amy said...

Thank you Sweet Friends! I am blessed to how so many great blogging people in my life!!!


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Your post made me laugh With Memories.... My son use to suck on His pacifer "Ghee Ghee" & a finger in his belly button, I had to make sure in the winter that he had a T-shirt on under his blanket sleeper, cause the zipper had to be down.....
Don't Worry, My Little Boy turned 21 Yesterday.... So they do grow out of it....
Thanks for sharing such a Sweet Story

Amy said...

Cheryl--Cute Cute Cute. Glad he outgrew it by 21! Noodlebug just loves his belly button. In fact, his first official word was "tickle."


6p00d83454e99c69e2 said...

Happy Holidays Amy!! I especially love the photo of the gift certificate :) You are adorable!!! xoxoxo