Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Day 'O Love

Happy Valentine's Day!
From our little Valentines to yours!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

B the Toddler

Brenton is such a toddler these days. He's into everything, imitates everything Noah does and every now and then thinks the world revolves around him :) He's so loving, sweet and fun to be with. He keeps us laughing and fascinated as he learns new things. He's saying more words lately and making two- or three-word phrases now, like "me do it," "ah, nuts," "Elmo paci" (meaning he wants to watch the Sesame Street episode of Elmo giving up his paci), and "Goo gurl" (what he called Gabi). Of course my favorite two-word sentence he says is "love ooh." He signs a lot and knows more sign language than we do because they teach sign language at his preschool. Oftentimes, he'll sign and say things at the same time.
A few weeks ago we were making a pizza. Noah was helping while Brenton watched. When Noah was done, Brenton climbed on the chair and INHALED the mushrooms. Eric and I couldn't believe that he would eat mushrooms, but he did. His chipmunk cheeks above prove it, too! He's also recently tried mustard and Santa Fe rice. Who knows!?
This was taken on Noah's birthday (Feb. 7). He was trying to get our attention, so I'm not sure what kind of face he's making here.
This one is from our family photo shoot last November. He can definitely be sweet and sour (especially if he's tired or hungry), but mostly he's just our little "BB" which is what he calls himself when he pounds his chest like a caveman :)

One, Two, Three, FOUR!

We officially have a four-year-old on our hands! Noah had a great birthday yesterday (Feb. 7). He was so excited about getting to wear his Spiderman shirt to school, getting an ice cream party at school and then celebrating with us at home last night. His teacher told me that on the way to the playground, Noah asked his friends to sing Happy Birthday to him . . . twice . . . while they walked down the hall!
We made blueberry muffins together for breakfast and then headed out the door. After work, Eric got assorted treats from our favorite cupcake place and I got Noah some character balloons -- Spiderman, Toy Story and Thomas. He asked for mac and cheese for dinner so that's what we had. We sang Happy Birthday and to our surprise, Brenton joined in. We had no idea he knew that song. It was very cute.
After cupcakes, we opened presents. Noah got a Buzz umbrella, Zurg toy, Buzz spaceship, Spiderman jammies, a Smokey painting (which I made) and UT Football guys. He played with the football guys most of the morning today and really likes playing his new "Rocky Top" game.

Happy Birthday, Noah! We love you!

Friday, February 3, 2012

"N O A H" spells Noah

We've been practicing letters for quite some time now and on Saturday, Jan. 20 Noah wrote his name for the first time! He's been writing certain letters since last summer, but lately has been more interesting in writing words. Once he wrote his name, he wanted to spell a few more words so he spelled "Hi" and "Go."
He was very proud of himself and showed Eric once he got home later that night. Ever since then, he'll write his name on his artwork or paperwork from school. He still needs to work on holding writing utensils correctly, but we're getting there!