Sunday’s Are For Relaxing…And Other Things

Sunday’s are always great at our house!

We try to worship, laugh, eat, sleep, and play as hard as we can….and I think we do a pretty good job at it!

This Sunday we went to visit our friend Mark Matlock preach which meant Noah had to visit a new nursery. But, as you can see in the video he did fine (notice he was eating in the video!) I think I’m going to nickname Noah, Audrey ii, because he loves anyone who will feed him!  If you get that reference you’re awesome.

dick tracy wears watch hat and trenchcoat trench coat

"Six-two and even, over and out!"

By the way, whenever I’m not sure if this is just a new parent thing, but whenever I have to leave Noah somewhere for the first time I have this sudden urge to put on a trench coat, and talk into my watch.

Dick Tracy style!!

I want to ask a million questions, make a copy of the drivers license, ask them to let me see what’s on their iPod playlist, and if they are a MAC OR PC.

But I resist the urge.  Man, being a new parent is tough.

Tough Choices

After church we hung out at Chipotle for bit (steak burrito bowl anyone?!)  If you’ve ever been to Chipotle then you know about that awkward moment just before your yummy meal is finished the serving line. It’s the question you’ve been thinking about the entire time,

“Would you like guacamole with that?”

You think to yourself, “Ahhh, I want to but, it’s almost two dollars extra. (and they never tell you it’s extra! Anyone ever been duped their first time?)

Now all that stands between you and that incredible guacamole is two bucks, so you start bargaining with yourself….

“Hmm….If I get a water instead of a Sprite I guess it’d be ok to splurge on the guacamole today.”

It’s ok..we’ve all been there!

We’ll I went with the water today, and I’m glad I did because Noah got to try his first ever guacamole!  I think he really liked it! (Actually I’m pretty sure he likes anything we feed him….but it’s all good!)

Oh, and before all of you internet child experts start sending me messages, my wife is a doctor and she told me avocados are great for babies! So I’m safe!

Breads Make For Good Sensory Development

I think I’m going to need to grow a beard because Noah really like playing with Marks’s.

noah liked playing with mark matlocks beard for sensory development

Maybe we should add Mark's beard to Noah's texture blanket...?

Actually, I think I’m just going to ask Mark if he will shave off his so we can put it on Noah’s texture blanket. It’d be sort of like that ministry where ladies give their hair away…only this will be for sensory development!


Bonus Footage

I put a little something extra on this video….so, if you are the sort of person that reads all of this text before watching the video, consider this your warning.

And if you like to watch the videos first, read second (or never)…I put a warning in the video for you.  You can thank me later.

Anyway, the important thing is that you’ve both been warned!

By the way, I wouldn’t normally put something like that on a video, but it was my first time to have ever a kid explode on me. I’ll be honest, I threw up in my mouth for about a second, then I praised God that our little boy was popping like he should….!

Gosh, being a parent is weird

What about you?  Is Sunday your day to relax? If not,  when’s your “chill day?”

Oh, and so since I told you my gross parent story, now you get to! Let’s hear it. Be sure to leave it in the comments below.

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Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.


  1. He’s adorable! Ollie likes avocados too – they are full of good fat or so her nutritionist tells me…

  2. My wife’s grossout story:
    I was holding my daughter up in the air above my face and making silly googoo noises at her, and she upchucked right into my mouth! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
    Never did that again, I can tell you.

    • That will teach you. I’ve been able to avoid the mouth to mouth transmission. But, that sounds awful.

    • @Joseph -GROSS!

      I actually know the feeling. You know why…??? Because a few weeks ago I was playing with Noah, and holding him up in the air, and he actually spit up on my face…..and some got in my mouth.

      I was seriously sick! UGGGGGG . It ranks in the top 5 grossest experiences of my life.

      And yelp…I’m going to try really hard to make sure I don’t do it again! Although I’m learning that kids are sort of like a time bomb…you never know when they are going to go off…as you saw in the video.

      but, I guess that’s part of the fun….! 🙂

      @Joel – 3 kids and you have never, not one time, had the mouth to mouth??? I bet you do however have a gross story (or 10) to share!!! 🙂

  3. When our daughter, Sara (who also is blessed with DS), was about 18 months old I was grocery shopping. I had my basket about half full and was cruising the produce aisle looking for bananas. Sara had been having some gastro issues and the pediatrician recommended the BRAT diet. While in the produce section, her little tummy had had just about enough and her diaper exploded all over the cart, the floor, the diaper bag, and my shoes.
    It was one of those Mom moments where you realize, once again, that your kiddos don’t come with a manual with a troubleshooting section. I just grabbed her and the diaper bag and made a bee line for the parking lot. On my way out, I told the cashier that they needed a major clean-up in produce and that I was “very sorry.”

    • @Linda – “A major clean up in produce” — hahahahaha, now that’s funny! You should have got some video of that! 🙂

      It also reminds me of once when we took Noah out with a chance of cloths (he is our first child) and he “exploded” at his pediatrician’s office. So…you know what we did.

      We took all of cloths off, and wrapped him up in a blanket with no cloths on except for a diaper and had to go to Old Navy to buy a new outfit because we had other appointments we had to go to, and didn’t have time to go back home.

      We learned a valuable lesson that day. 🙂

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