Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blanky Boy

Noah has become semi-clingy to one of his (many) baby blankets over the past few weeks. Today, while playing in his room, he must have really wanted his blanky bad. Problem was, it was on the back side of his crib and he couldn't reach it by simply sticking his arm through the slats. So, he somehow managed to shimmy between the back side of the crib and the wall to reach his destination. Noah and Blanky were reunited at last!
The funniest part was right after Tyra text messaged me this picture, she sent me another text message to say that "Apparently he went back there to poop too!"
Ha ha! Getting his "privacy" during that time has become a recent trend too, but that's a completely different blog post.

Monday, February 16, 2009

To Add to the Baby Book...

First ear infection - Feb. 15, 2009!


Monday, February 9, 2009

1 Year Video and Fun Facts

Or click here to view in larger screen ~ Noah's 1 year Video

Random Tidbits about Noah on his 1st Birthday:

Bed time ~ 7:45 p.m.

Wake-up time ~ Between 6:15 and 6:45 a.m.

Favorite Foods ~ Anything and everything, but especially Cheerios, spaghetti, fruit, cheese quesadillas, turkey/chicken sticks, and now, birthday cake!

Weight ~ 25 lbs (79th percentile) (as of 2/10)

Length ~ 29 1/2 inches (40th percentile) (as of 2/10)

Mode of Travel ~ Walking everywhere, unless he falls. Then he crawls to nearest stable object, stands up, and walks some more.

Getting mischievous ~ Bathroom toilet, toilet paper, Gabi's water bowl, stairs, pulling on the living room curtains, fireplace.

Current Obsessions ~ Elmo, Vaccums (toy or real), His basketball or any kind of ball, Light Fixtures, "Scaring" people, Daddy's guitar, giving kisses, watching the garage door go down.

Noah's Words of Wisdom ~ "Vacuum," "Light," "Da-Da," "Ma-Ma," "Paci (which comes out like "dada"), "Ahhhh-Choooo," "Uh-Oh," "Good Girl" (for Gabi) and he even told me "NO" the other day when I asked him to stop doing something. Oh boy!

TV Shows ~ Sesame Street/Elmo's World is all he pays attention to for more than 3 minutes

New Tricks ~ Drinking whole milk, no more bottles, Trying to pet Gabi without pulling her hair, goes to get Gabi's toy frog when we ask him to, learning new dance moves.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

You Gotta Fight, For Your Right....To PAAAAAARTY!

Our Birthday Boy!


Today is obviously a very special day and we're looking forward to celebrating Noah's 1st birthday at his party later this afternoon. He'll pig out on some cake, be the center of attention, and ham it up in front of family and friends.

It seems so crazy to imagine how fast this year has flown. But in a way it seems like so much has changed, that it's gone by slow too. Tyra and I have learned so much about life, each other, how to truly love someone more than you could imagine, and at times it takes your breath away to think what a special gift being a parent is.

God has blessed us with a little boy that has taught us how to "live, laugh, and love" more than ever before. Of course, babies aren't very independent, but sometimes I think we need him just as much as he needs us. I don't know what I would do without seeing his face light up every day when I come home from work, hear him crack up when we tickle him, or laugh about his current infatuation with Elmo, lights and vacuum cleaners. I mean, he's been a part of "us" for 1 year, but what did we ever do without him? I think that's one of the neatest things about being a parent. Yeah, there are diaper changes (GROSS ones!), sleepless nights, less free time, and sometimes it's so busy you feel like you can't get anything done without someone tugging on your leg wanting to play. But, being a Dad this past year has taught me more about life and about God's love for us than I ever expected.

Here's to a great year, and many, many more to come!
Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Noah!
Happy Birthday to you!

(I hope to post his 1-year video sometime Monday or Tuesday, and I'll include some more 1-year fun facts)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

First Haircut and Snow Pictures

Today was Noah's first haircut...and he exceeded our expectations. He LOVED it and was such a good boy sitting in the chair while Junior, my barber since my freshman year at UT, cut his hair. He enjoyed sitting in the seat because it has a steering wheel and loved talking to the rocking horse next to him. We saved some of his hair in an envelope and they gave us a certificate to put in his baby book. It was really fun to watch him, and his hair looked so sharp, all trimmed and styled!

Also, Here are some fun pictures from earlier this week of our little spaghetti eating snow man!