Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and Mommy's Play

Noah is so excited about his first Thanksgiving that he woke up today at 3:30 am (on the day before Thanksgiving)! Yay!
Also, Tyra's is playing the part of Mary in "It's A Wonderful Life" at a local church here in Knoxville. This is a funny picture of Noah and Tyra with her hair curlers in, which she has to do for her part in the play. He thought they were funny!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Like Father/Like Son

Noah has started his early Playstation training! So far, so good! Ha!

Friday, November 7, 2008

9 Months Old!

Happy 9 month birthday Noah! I told Tyra that I think this 9 months has gone by so much faster than the 9 months of pregnancy. Noah is growing, learning, and always finding new ways to melt our hearts with his frequent kisses and funny grunts and laughs.

This month, he got his first 2 bottom teeth, started clapping on his own, and has become very fond playing with a full-size basketball and little baseballs in his room (seen in the video). He goes in for his doctor visit next week, but based on our scale at home, he's 25 lbs. even. A hoss! He's slimmed down some in the past month or two, especially in his legs, since he started standing and crawling, and sometimes even works up a good sweat during one of his "workouts." Much to Tyra's chagrin, Noah hasn't said "Ma-ma" yet, but is very fond of rubbing it in her face by saying "Da-Da" all the time. :)

His favorite foods are oatmeal w/ bananas, yogurt, puffs & Cheerios, sliced pears, and he likes most of the Gerber baby foods.

He's loving his new "creepers" class at school and his daily schedule is wonderfully structured. This has carried over great at home too, especially his napping. He's always been quite the "cat-napper" since he was born, but is now taking two 90-minute or longer naps per day.

Here's a look at "A Day in the Life of a 'Creeper'"
Regular naps at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Water play
Puppet shows
Circle time with songs and stories
Snack time with practice drinking from a cup
Hands-on art projects like coloring with crayons and finger-painting
Free play...Noah loves to use this time to practice walking with a push toy
Outside time (weather permitting)

Noah experienced his first Halloween party at school last week and was assigned to bring yoBaby yogurtfor his friends. He is spoiled by his teachers who give him lots of love and always tell us how happy and sweet Noah is. They even had superlatives for all the kids, and Noah got "Best Smile."