Monday, September 29, 2008

Noah's News

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

*I learned how to wave on the Saturday of the UAB game on Sept. 13.

* We don't like when TN loses ball games!

* Mommy calls me “Grumplestiltskin” when I’m tired.

* I like to boogy down to the song “Low” by Flo Rida when Daddy holds me. Daddy sings silly songs!

* I'm crawling around everywhere and am getting pretty fast. I get good "workouts" in duirng my crawling and am known to work up a good sweat.

* I can pull up/stand up with a little help from Mommy and Daddy, and I like to scream at the top of my lungs when I finally make it on my feet...Daddy says I eat "loudmouth soup" sometimes!

*I like to play a game when leaving for school in the mornings – It’s called “arch my back when mommy tries to put me in my car seat so she can give me lots kisses and coax me into sitting down.” I give her a mischievous grin every time

*I got to meet Papa Dave when he and Gigi came to visit us over the UT/FL weekend to celebrate Gigi’s birthday. Aunt Alyssa made a triple chocolate cake that looked very yummy! I also got to meet their doggie Maggie and surprisingly enough Gabi was protective of me every time Maggie tried to sniff me.

*I’ve added another word to my vocabulary – “dah” - and love to babble

*I like to laugh at some of the highlights when I watch ESPN with Daddy.

*All of the clothes I’ve outgrown were put away in storage bins which made Mommy sad, but at least she and daddy get to go shopping for new clothes for me! I'm wearing 12 month size in most things and even 18 months size in a few outfits, when I want to go with my baggy look.

Here are a few more recent pictures:

Getting sleepy after bathtime:

Hanging out before UT/Florida game:

Visiting Uncle Drew and Cousin Tom's New Apartment:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Noah is crawling all over the place now! It's so funny to watch, and his curiosity grows even more as she shuffles around on the floor. We really have to keep an eye on him! His favorite things to crawl toward so far are----(all "No-Nos" in our book!): the basket of pine cones in our den floor, the computer chair legs, and the baby monitor plug to the wall. He just laughs when you tell him no, so that's a good sign! ha!

We had a fun time this past weekend for the 1st UT home game. Noah stayed with his first non-family babysitter Taylor and had a great time while we went to the game. It was a lot of fun, but BRUTALLY HOT!! After the game, JenMommy, Andrew, Tom, and the Griffith gang came over to watch games and eat pizza.

This week is "Gator Hater" week in Knoxville! Go Vols!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

7 Month Highlight Video and Fun Facts

7 Months Old Already!

Here are some current "fun facts" about Noah...

Diaper Size - Size 4 Pampers Cruisers
Favorite Food - Squash and Applesauce
Any words? - "Gah, gah, gah"
Current Favorite (silly) song - Noah's song (to the tune of "Elmo's Song")
Bed Time - 8:00 p.m.
Eye Color - Blue
Hair Color - Sandy Blonde

Funnest fact of all---right when I was writing this post, Noah started crawling from the den toward the kitchen. It took him a while, but he made it all the way to the kitchen! We think we'll be chasing him around VERY soon!

Now onto our feature film...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Catching Up

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Speaking on Noah's behalf, we're bummed out today about the Vols' loss last night against UCLA. Let's see, what else has been going on??....Well Noah has been battling a cold that he can't seem to kick all the way. He's coughing a little bit still, but the fever that he had late last week is gone, thank goodness. It's no fun when your child gets sick. His sleeping patterns have also been out of sorts lately, which has provided for some tiring nights of waking up in the middle of the night again. I think it started when he was stuffed up and congested and a new habit developed. His eating (solid foods) also got a little messed up b/c of his cold, so we're trying to get back on track. Speaking of "stuffed up"...he's also had 2 bouts with constipation in the past few weeks...which is no fun, although his red-faced grunting is a little funny. What's not so funny is when Noah decided to become "un-stopped up" in the car while we were out doing errands on Saturday. Picture's not pretty (forgive the graphic description):

Lowe's parking lot
+ hot/humid weather
+ poop all over legs, car seat, clothes
+ poop (somehow) getting on Daddy's nose

We were cracking up the whole time, so at least we got a laugh out of it, as I'm sure the other people in the parking lot did. Good times!! :)

Noah is really on the verge of crawling and has started saying the "Guh, guh" sounds a lot, so maybe his first word is right around the corner. We're predicting "Gabi" b/c we say it all the time. I joke that his first words will be "hurry up Gabi" since I say that all the time when Noah and I take Gabi out for walks.

We can't believe Noah will turn 7 months old this coming Sunday...we'll get the video up soon after that. Until then, please pray for sleep-filled, restful nights for Noah (and us)and for Noah's cold to go bye-bye.

Here are a few pictures and comments from the past few weeks:
Guitar lessons with Cousin Thomas

With JenMommy, Momette, and meeting great-Aunt Susan for the first time:

Noah and his football strolling around Opryland Hotel

Noah with Aunt Holly, and cousins Aidan and Dylan

Cuddling with Uncle Lakon

Kisses from Aunt Alyssa

Meeting my new friend Emery

Hangin' with my new friend Ella Blaire at AOPi's Bid Day

Doing laundry with Mommy

Let's Play Gabi!

Look at all this orange!

Ready for a win against UCLA! (The team didn't get the memo!)