Monday, July 28, 2008

New Things

Noah is able to sit up by himself now. I think he started doing it consistently a few days ago, about two weeks shy of his 6-month birthday. He seems to be very proud of his new found independence on the floor.

For the past several days, Noah has also discovered that he loves sticking out his tongue and has spent a lot of time channeling his Michael Jordan-esque tongue wagging.

Catching Up

Mommy and Daddy have been slacking on the blog posts lately, so I took it upon myself to post some recent pictures...Love, Noah

Celebrating Aunt Alyssa's birthday with Mommy, Gigi, & great-Aunt Susie

I need some Jimmy Buffett music!

Playing with my new friend Jacob

great-Aunt Amy babysat me while Mom and Dad went to dinner at Fleming's. We had fun!

great-Uncle Charles teaching me "Touchdown Tennessee"

Friday, July 18, 2008

Noah's Friend Haley

There is a sweet little girl in Noah’s class that needs to be lifted up in prayer. Her name is Haley. She was born on Feb. 5 (just two days before Noah). She has Down Syndrome and had heart surgery this past Tuesday to repair a valve. Her surgery went beautifully, but she developed an infection yesterday and almost died. She is now stable, but still fighting for her life.

Noah’s lead nursery teacher visited Haley’s family after work yesterday and stayed at the hospital until 11 pm. Haley’s parents have been calling P&J all week to keep everyone updated. P&J’s director, Jenny, took a basket of goodies to the family this morning.

Since Noah is just 2 minutes from my office, I am privileged to get to spend my lunch break nursing him everyday. I’ve gotten to know Haley and she is such a remarkable baby. Please pray for Haley’s body to heal and for her parents to feel God’s arms wrapped around them and their precious little girl. Although we praise God everyday for Noah’s life, it’s times like these that take your breath away as a parent. We are so thankful for Noah’s health and hope he and Haley will get to hang out again VERY soon.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cover Boy!

Congrats to Noah on being the cover athlete for the new NCAA Football '09 video game, which hits store shelves tomorrow. As you can see, he's intense and intimidating!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Just a good story for the day

I came across this story today and just wanted to pass it along. No matter if you're a fan of John Mayer (Tyra and I are) or his music, this is a heartwarming story about how a simple act of kindness gave this little boy, Issac, a memory he will never forget. It's just really, really cool to read stories like this!

I'll post the links in the order that I read them:

1. John Mayer's Blog ~ "Meet Issac"

2. Issac Foundation's Blog Read the stories "More Ups and Downs on Our Journey" dated July 6, 2008 (read the bottom of the post)...then read "Life Lessons from John Mayer," dated July 8, 2008.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Carry The Fight!

I think I'll start showing this video to Noah twice daily until the season opener at UCLA (Monday, Sept. 1, 8 pm EDT, ABC). This video rocks! Only 54 more days's till IT'S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!

Monday, July 7, 2008

5 Month Highlights

To see more pictures from this month, click.....right.....HERE!

5 Months Old Today!

Noah turned 5 months old today. It's so hard to believe how fast the time has flown. He has changed so much over the course of this month that looking back on pictures and videos from earlier in the month, it makes me wonder, "was that really THIS month?"
Noah is learning new things everyday and it's such a gift and blessing to see his curiosity grow more and more. Here are a few fun-facts about Noah's 5th month:

- He started sleeping primarily on his stomach at bedtime. This started when he had a stuffy nose and he just naturally started rolling over during the night. Most of the time, now, he'll roll right over when we put him down for bed and sleep all night like that. He never stays in one place though and he often does doughnuts in his crib...we never know which end of the bed he'll wake up on! Also, for any of you with young babies, Tyra and I highly recommend this and this for colds and stuffy noses!! Works like a charm and smells good too!

- He now eats rice cereal twice a day (morning and afternoon) and seems to really like it. It gets a little messy, but who cares. His, poops, have become...shall we say...a little stinkier! Whoa!!!!!

- He is fascinated with Gabi and enjoys watching her walk around, play with her toys, and wag her tail.

- He plays peek-a-boo with himself and us. He likes using his burp-cloth to "hide," then pull it down so we can see him.

- He laughs a lot at our silly songs and faces.

- He wakes up almost every morning at about 6:30 talking to himself in his crib, then gives us a huge smile when he sees of the best moments in life!

- He has started to hold his own bottle, though he still needs a little help to tilt it up all the way.

-Has patented what his teachers at PJCA call his "old man face." Some examples--->

- Noah loves being around other kids. He cracks up when they act silly around him.

- As you'll see in his 5 month video, he is trying really hard to crawl, but he's not quite there yet.

- Favorite toys this month: Octi the purple octypus, black and white "crunchy-sounding ball, monkey rattle, blue dog that plays music.

Fouth of July Weekend

We had a fun and relaxing Fourth of July weekend. It spoils us to get an extra weekend day with Noah, and makes heading back to the office on Monday even tougher. Here are some pictures from the weekend, as well as a few others we've taken over the past few weeks.

Chillin out in my swimming pool

They made these t-shirts at school for the kids...we love all the crafts they make!

Happy Birthday Grand-Don!

Noah and JenMommy at Pancake Pantry in Nashville

Noah playing with cousins Leah and Benjamin