Friday, February 25, 2011

Noah, 21 Months (and a few days)

I haven't done a monthly post for Noah in way too long. They all start to be sort of a blur, and to tell you the truth, I had to count on my fingers to figure out how many months he actually is right now (and it's possible that I might be wrong...)

My friend Amy's blog, which I've always taken a ton of inspiration from (I hope you don't mind Amy), had a post about her son recently that made me realize there are some things about Noah right now that I don't want to forget.

Noah, 21 Months:

Every time he sneezes, he says "bless you" to himself. It's the sweetest thing I've ever heard. He also says it to other people when they sneeze (and he usually laughs at them).

He is talking so much I can hardly believe it. He says little sentenses like, "I got it!"; "I see it";  "Banana please mama."

He sings constantly. This week he's been singing a song that goes, "Star star star, starry night. Moon moon moon, moon at night." And another one from a choo-choo train video that he loves, "all aboard the choo-choo train, all aboard the choo-choo train (he pronounces it like, "a-board choo-choo nain." One of his very favorite songs, still, is about Da-da's tools. He is obsessed with tools.

We visited my dad last week, and since we got home Noah has been saying "Da-daddy's truck." I ask him if he misses his granddaddy and he says, "Yeah. Bye-bye." I wish all the grandparents lived a lot closer.

He loves to ride on the baby seat on the back of the bike. Chris picked him up from school one day and rode home with him, about 5 miles or so through town, and when they got home, Noah was still not ready to get off of the bike.

He likes to take pictures, and every time I hold up my camera to take a picture of him he says, "Cheese" and gives me a cheesy grin.

We've been working on potty training. It's a back and forth process. Noah has a book about a duck who's Mama tells him, "No more diapers duck!" Every time duck misses the potty he says, "QUACK!!".... So, the other day I said, "No more diapers Noah. You're a big boy now. You can use the potty (just like the book)." And he said, "QUACK!"

He loves going to story time, especially the singing songs part. He loves to read, and has Hop on Pop and Go Dog Go practically memorized. He loves Trains, Airplanes, Fire trucks, and tools. And he likes to walk and go for hikes. He Loves to throw rocks into the water and say, "Plop!"

I promise to get some of this on video and post it soon so you can see for yourself.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weekend trip to winterland

a.k.a. Vermont in February. Noah really liked hanging out with "Da-daddy" and making snowballs. He wasn't so sure about the sled :)

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We went to Burlington on Saturday to visit uncle Gaelen and see the Ecco center. Noah really enjoyed seeing the big tanks with fish and turtles. It's a neat place to learn about the lake and the natural history of the area.

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We had fun playing with Bennet, who is the same age as Noah. His little baby sister Lucy has some wild hair. Here is a sort of fun artsy photo that I took of the hairdo.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Tucson Boy

Blueberries dipped in Salsa? Why not?

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I know I've been posting less often than usual. I'll try to get back to my usual at least twice a week starting really soon. But, in case you were wondering, here's what happened to me (I may be letting you in on just how much of a nerd I really am, but oh well):
Chris and I listened to the fourth Harry Potter book on tape on our Christmas vacation trip. When we got home, I couldn't wait for the next road trip and as soon as I got my hands on a copy of the fourth book, I because comppletely lost in the world of witches and wizards, and all my free time was spent there. I finished the seventh book last week, so I promise to be back in touch!

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Butterfly day

Last thursday we went to see the butterflies at the Botanical garden (again) with Susan and Scarlett. They were really active that day, flying all around us. It was also packed with people, but that didn't stop Noah and Scarlett from enjoying themselves throwing pebbles at the fish.

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