Archive for the ‘Noah’ Category

Tie-Dying With Noah

January 9, 2013
We had the grandkids for New Year’s Eve so Noah and I got our crafty on.  I had some leftovers from tie dying the baby onesie.  It was also Noah’s first time doing this particular craft.  I bought a bunch of t-shirts in different sizes and off we went.  We made two matching sets so the brothers could wear the same t-shirt.
We had enough supplies to made a couple of t-shirts for Noah’s folks too.
Here we are with little Ez a little bored with it all.
He’s such a cutie!!

Abstract Art – Crafting with Noah

September 4, 2012

I wanted some artwork to go with the new paintjob in the the bathroom and I thought it would be a great idea to have Noah create it for us.  I chose the colors he could use and just let his imagination take off.  He was a little worried to begin with until I showed him some pictures of abstract art and I told him that there are no mistakes and that is what is great about it.

                                                                          He dove it!

This ended up being a whole day affair.  Two of the canvases were quite large and so it took him awhile to paint them.  We took lots of breaks when he got bored but he was always eager to get back to them.

                                                      These are the two for my bathroom.

                                             These are the two he made for his Mom and Dad.

I’m dealing with a nasty cold that has zapped my energy.  I’m taking it easy this week and hoping to feel better soon. 

Cooking with the Grandkids!

September 1, 2012

We did a bit of cooking while we had the grandkids and I got Noah involved as much as I could.  One night for dinner I decided to make homemade pizzas.  I had never tried it before but I figured it couldn’t be that hard.  I used this recipe for the dough and a store bought sauce.  Noah liked cheese pizza so that made it pretty easy.

                                                      He really got into making the dough.

                           I spread the sauce over the dough and he took care of the cheese.

                                  The pizzas turned out great and both kids loved them.

I also decided to try out making cake pops and I had bought a kit.  I had a cake pop mold which made it easy to make the cake pops in the oven or so I thought.

Frosting them turned out to be a challenge.  I followed directions and chilled the cake pops but the icing just turned out to be a little too thick.  Noah didn’t mind and he loved how they turned out anyway.

                                                         Ezra sure loved eating “Korean style.”

Minnesota State Fair 2012

September 1, 2012

We decided to take the grandkids to the Minnesota State Fair.  We knew we would get an early start since the kids are usually up by 6:30am.  We got to the fair by 8 and were able to park in the fairgrounds.  We had to remember how to navigate with two little ones.  It’s been a long time for us.

               We bypassed this until we were leaving when we bought the kids a little something.

You know it’s the Minnesota State Fair when you see these kind of offerings.

                                         Spaghetti on a stick!!!  I had never seen that before.

                                                  Noah was hungry and wanted cheese curds. 

                                                I love to watch the product demonstrations.

                                                                        I had to get these!!!


                                                           I saw some Korean at the fair… opa!!!

                                            Ez loved eating a little snowcone with Grandpa.

                                          Noah made a necklace while hearing a story about Jesus.

Then we hit the rides and this is my last photo right before the Tilt O’ Whirl started.  I got soooo sick on this ride.  Everything I had eaten almost came up.  I was dying!  I managed to survive the ride but that was it for me.  Noah rode more rides and then wanted to leave which was great with me.  My stomach was upset the rest of the day.  We had a great time but next time I will definitely do the rides first before the food. 

How to Make Stepping Stones – Crafting with Noah

August 30, 2012

This is a wonderful craft to do with children.  We had an extra bag of concrete sitting in the garage and I thought it would be great to get rid of it in a fun way.  Most of the supplies we used to decorate I had already and just had to dig them out of my craft room.  We used beads, broken china, decorative rocks and decorative glass.  I also added some Korean coins and pieces of chilbo (Korean enamel).  This stepping stone was done by Noah, our 6 year old grandson.  I love his creativity!!!

It was even better that Grandpa was home.  He really did a great job of mixing the concrete.  Noah helped too.

                                                He was really interested in the process.

                                                 We also had to keep an eye on the little guy.

I had inherited a bunch of tin lasagna pans and they made a great form for the stepping stones.  We just used an old plastic bowl to fill each pan with concrete.  We let it set for a half hour to hour and then we decorated.

                                         Noah really got into it and had so much fun.

Later, we had the kids imprint their hands in a couple of the stepping stones.  I added their names and the date.

                                                                These are Noah’s.

                                                                   More of Noah’s.

                                                                 These were mine.

I added some Korean chilbo (enameling) and Korean coins to this one.  I’m going to use some at the base of my gutters where there always seems to be a gully from the rain.  They take a few days to set but they were easy to remove from the lasagna pans. 

The grandkids went back home today after a week with us.  We really enjoyed them and Noah was so excited to show them all the things he made this week.  I’ll be posting more projects in the next few days.

This project really is easy and inexpensive.  I also loved that it created something you could use.  My daughter is going to put their stepping stones in their garden.  It is a wonderful keepsake that can last forever.

Crafting Days with Noah – Part 1

August 25, 2012

The first full day Noah was here we did a kit I had bought at JoAnn’s.  It was only $3.99 and was pretty easy to do.  The craft we did today I can’t show you until next week.  It’s a surprise for his parents.

The kids are really enjoying eating “Korean” style.  I just wonder if they will love it for an entire week.  Tomorrow we are going to the Minnesota State Fair.  Can’t wait!!!

Up North With Noah!

August 17, 2012

We used to rent a cabin for a week most summers up on Leech Lake when the kids were young but it had been a good decade since we had done that.  I thought this year would be a great year to do that again.  My folks would be going with us as I had heard my Dad more than once talk about all the fun we had up North.

We were able to bring Noah with us and we also had visitors like our son and his girlfriend and my sister and her husband.  This photo is Noah’s first boat ride on Leech Lake.

We went up on a Saturday and by Monday we were sitting in a doctor’s office with Noah.  He hadn’t been feeling well and was running a 102 degree fever.  But when he started crying about his throat hurting we knew we were in trouble.  I was lucky enough to find a clinic (the only clinic) willing to squeeze us in.

The poor little guy had strep and the doctor wanted to know where we were from.  He had seen a lot of strep that week and all from the Twin Cities.  He called in Noah’s prescription and we made our way to the pharmacy.  Thank goodness for my IPhone.  I was able to call Laura and she sent me copies of her insurance card through our phones.

Noah wasn’t himself most of the week but that didn’t stop him from having a ton of fun.

He would have bursts of energy only to crash and burn quickly.  We just catered to whatever he needed and by Thursday he was back to his old self.

Our resort is off of a winding road going around Leech Lake.  We noticed one morning about 30-40 Native Americans in the woods digging.  We saw a hearst there also and that’s when we realized that it was a gravesite.  They were still there that evening having spent the entire day there.

              I had never seen anything like it so I grabbed my camera to take a few pictures.

It reminded me of the tombs I would see dotting the landscape in South Korea.  It was similar except in Korea they would use bricks or stones to make a dome and the body would lay under the dome.  It was then covered with dirt and grass.

Every Tuesday there is a flea market in Hackensack.  It had really grown since the last time I had went. Both my Mom and I love a good flea market.  We brought Noah with us too.

I did get a few things including this cool bag.  Noah got a few things too and so did my Mom.


Noah also learned how to catch crayfish.  A couple of brothers really took him under their wing and were wonderful swimming buddies.

                  We also went into Walker and did a little shopping.  They had a lot of cute shops.

                                          Noah picked out this t-shirt for his little brother.

This was our cabin.  We chose a large one because we weren’t sure how many people would be coming and we wanted plenty of room.

                                                                     The Kitchen

                                                                  Family Room

                                                 My Folk’s Room and yes, that is a jacuzzi you see.

                                                                       Noah’s Room

                                                                    Our Room

Our son is kinda famous around these parts.  When he was 12, he caught a record muskie off the dock.  The resort owners had a replica made of his catch and also a plaque made.  He still holds to this day the Minnesota State Record and the World Record for 16 and under.  He is quite the fisherman.

Noah’s Critique of Suave’s "No Tear" Shampoo

August 11, 2012

We had the pleasure of having our grandson, Noah, with us for a whole week when we stayed at a cabin in Northern Minnesota.  During a shower, Noah became very upset with the shampoo.  He knew it was “tear free” but yet it made his eyes burn.  I grabbed the video camera and caught the conversation.

Interview with a 4 Year Old

July 14, 2010

I had to pleasure of watching our grandson, Noah, this weekend and we had a blast.

We did some naughty things like eating chocolate chip cookie dough and jumping on the bed. I also had a chance to ask him some questions to see how a 4 year old thinks.

Interview with Noah:

1. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Noah: A policeman

2. Why?

Noah: Because I love policemen. They take bad guys to jail.

3. How old will you be when you get married?

Noah: 26

4. How many kids do you want?

Noah: 2

5. What’s your favorite food?

Noah: mac and cheese (only Kraft’s)

6. What food don’t you like?

Noah: You mean yucky?

Yes, yucky.

Noah: Momma’s pasta

7. Do you know what spoiled means?

Noah: You mean spoiled rotten


Noah: It means you are lucky.