Happy Birthday to Jonah..Happy Graduation to Me!

This past week has been very busy for our family. On Friday the 19th Jonah turned 2! I can’t believe that my baby boy is two years old! I feel like I blinked and missed it all! He is such a happy, easy going little fellow (although the 2 year old tantrums are starting to take shape in the form of hitting, screaming and big crocodile tears!) He is finally starting to talk a lot, just a few months ago he said a few words but mainly just babbled. Now most of what he says is comprehensible so that’s making mommy feel much better! He always has a smile on his face, and very quickly puts a smile on the face of others. I am so greatful that Heavenly Father sent me such a precious angel to help balance out the crazy dynamics in this family! Here are some pictures of my buddy!

Jonah at a week and a half old- New Year’s Eve 2006

Jonah at 1

On Friday we had dinner and then cake and ice cream. Actually, it was a cookie and ice cream, but same difference! We were at Wal-Mart and Bri found this Elmo cookie, and Jonah went crazy! He loves Elmo and I knew I wasnt’t going to get out of the store without it…so he had cookie and ice cream!

Doesn’t he look so big?!?!? I can’t believe it!

Saturday was another big day as I graduated (FINALLY!!!) from NKU! After 8 years of working on my degree I finally got to walk across that stage and recieve my degree! I was so excited, and it felt kind of surreal the whole time! I am so glad to be finished and get to spend some time at home with the kids. I’ve never been able to be home with them…I’ve been in school the whole time they’ve been alive so I’m looking forward to this time! After graduation we had an open house at Chez Nora’s where dad works and celebrated my graduation and Jonah’s birthday. We had a great turn out and it was nice to spend some time with our friends and family. Here are some pictures from Saturday.

My friend Lisa and I

My friend Megan and I

Dad, me and Mom

Me and family- Steven, Bri (4) and Jonah (2)

So, even though it’s been wild and crazy, we’ve tried to enjoy the ride. Now we’re getting ready for Christmas and I’ll be posting lots of pictures as we have a ton of get togethers we’ll be going to! We wish you and yours a very Merry and safe Christmas!