Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Monday, December 29, 2008


Sorry for the delay in getting all this up but we have been some sick folks round here. Celeste, Noah and I spent the day after Christmas in a clinic and ER waiting from 1pm till 11:30pm. We have bronchial flu here and I am wheezing. I am still feeling really yucky so if this does not make since that is why.
Here is Noah Christmas Eve Day :) This shot was just so adorable to me I had to share :)

Here is Noah opening his Christmas Eve Gift. The reindeer jamas! :)

Here is Celeste (aka Jei Jei's) reaction to her Christmas Eve Gift!!!
Here is Noah and I while I read the night before Christmas off Nannie's stocking. Daddy is at work at the troop so he is on the phone! :) Jei Jei is the photographer. He listened so intently :) He really likes to be read too and I love it! :)
Here is Noah's Elmo Stocking all ready for him while he is sleeping away :) I took some shots right before I went to bed :)

Here is the living room with gifts, Santa for Noah and Celeste and their stockings! The grown up stockings are not in this shot. Ours were on chairs and couch.

Here is Jei Jei stocking and Santa! The biggest santa item is in the bag with the tree! :) Daddy wanted it to be intensified by having to unwrap it :)

Here is Noah's Santa! :) I so wanted this Christmas to be amazing for him to in some way make up for last year. Of course I pray the biggest thing for him is having a family that adores him. I SO PRAY he knows and believes how much we love him and how hard I am trying to be a good mommy to him.

This is the first shot of Noah as I am carrying him out of the bedroom Christmas Morning! :) See the reindeer on the feet of the jammas?? :) He was quite overwhelmed and unsure what to do at first!

Here he is when he finally let me put him down. See the hand? He has spotted Elmo and is reaching for him :) so cute :)

Here he is givin one of the elmo's a hug! :)
Here he is with the airplane :) I so wanted him to have this little toddler plane set since he traveled home on an airplane this year :) He loves it :)
Here he is with one of the biggest hits. It is a little play table! HE LOVES this thing! :) I mean he kept going back to it when we would try to show him other things :) so cute :)
And Chef Noah loves his kitchen! :) Spends almost as much time playing with this as that little activity table :)
Daddy and Noah! :) Daddy's first Christmas with a son!
Jei Jei checking out her Santa :) She loves the animals that you press a foot and they sing :) and she LOVES penguins :)
Noah really wanted these things to be HIS!!! :) heehee
Here is Jei Jei as Noah looks on :) She is opening her biggest gift from Santa :) A router so we have wireless and she can use her laptop at the house :) Now if we can just figure out how to hook it up and also convert the big pc to work with it! EEEK!
Now on to the stockings! :)
Noah finally gets to see what is in Elmo :)
First bite of Reeces Christmas Tree :)
Ok, as I said we are all sick. This was just too cute not to snap, but also GROSS !!! Chocolaty snotty Noah! and I cleaned all of it off right after the picture :)
Jei Jei gets into her stocking :)

Noah thinks Daddy needs help with his stocking :)
here he is lookin at and listening to his play elephant play music :)
opening the first wrapped gift of the morning :)

Wait, is there more?? :) heehee checkin that bag good :)

Going in after it! :) heehee

We wore him out with all the santa and gift giving and I was trying to get the dressing in the oven before I rocked him for a nap after his lunch. Well, as you can see mamma did not move fast enough!

Here we sit around the Christmas Supper table! I so wish I knew how to use timer so Jei Jei was in the shot too :)
That beautiful face :)

Noah is scared of his zebra and will not ride on it but Celeste puppy gizmo will :) heehee
My babies on their first Christmas as siblings! :) to bad they are both so sick :(

but not too sick to play on and off :) isnt he adorable :)
another snotty face but so beautiful :)

I know I look dreadful but I ADORE this shot of us playing :)

mamma trying so hard to get him to play on the zebra I just knew he would love! :) and he loves it just not to ride :) He wants off immediatly when I tried to put him on it Christmas Night after things had settled down some

Here he is trying to sit on it like a chair.

again with the zebra :) loves to make the music play but wont ride him :)

and finally I got a shot of him climbing where he was safe enough to leave for a minute :) LORD HELP ME now that he wants to climb!


The Family K. said...

Great reaction photos. It looks like Noah - and Jei Jei - had a blast. I hope things only get better with everyone's health.

Lindsey's mom said...

All I can say is WOW...Noah scored!!! Great shots..hope all are feeling better very soon! We have been avoiding the illnesses. Got both kids flu shots this year...we are just dealing with cold temps..-20 most of the day today. BRRRRRR>

brazzel6 said...

Love all the pictures!!!! Wow, what a great Christmas for Noah! Love the idea of giving him a plane on his first Christmas home. Nic was my Elmo man, and we have the one he had in Guatemala. He will ask to hold it every so often. He is all into dinosaurs now though!!!!
Sorry you all have been sick! Hope you are all better soon!!!!!

momwithfaithandhope said...

What a beautfiul Christmas! Hope everyone is feeling better real soon! Looks like Noah was a GOOD boy this year - Santa sure did spoil him! Looks like he not only climbs now, but likes peanut butter chocolate too! Happy New Year!

lorabelle said...

Hope everyone starts feeling better soon. Love all of the Christmas pictures! Looks like a wonderful morning.

THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!