Monday, December 28, 2009

Noah's First Christmas

Noah's first Christmas was a bit interesting. It kind of stretched out for about 4 days, since mom was sick over the holidays. (Don't get any ideas Noah, Christmas is only a one day affair!) But, it was wonderful. Noah loved to open the gifts, the ribbon being his favorite part! However, once he opened the gift he would start to play with it and then have a hard time moving on to others. So it took a few days to open them all. We had an opportunity to go to Scottsboro to visit the Duke family and celebrate the holidays as well. Noah loved all the paper that was piled on the floor! He got lots of fun gifts including a dump truck, his first tool box and a cool monkey that turns into a pillow and sleeping bag!
Even though we were not able to be near our family Noah was able to open his gifts from both sets of grandparents using skype, which was really special. He got so many wonderful gifts from his grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles and santa. Some of them include: books, puzzles, a fire truck, shape sorters, a top, Oregon jersey, and stackable rings.

what a wonderful Christmas, thank you to everyone!


Noah will be one in just 18 days! Wow. So, we have begun the journey of making Mr. Bottle dissapear. So far we are down to 3 a day, which is really good. Today however, Noah was introduced to his Big Boy cup (this is the 3rd one...) and it was a success. Yeah for Nuby! After all the brands this was the winner. He drank his afternoon formula in his big boy cup!

And, Noah was also introduced to his very own fork and spoon during his meals over the past week. What a difference! He now will eat ANYTHING you put on his plate. He loves turkey dogs the most. Go figure. What a big boy we have! *SIGH* ---This is mom's sigh of relief...we are making some great progress kid.

Friday, December 18, 2009

My poor baby

Well, after days of Noah being extra fussy, needy and waking up all night....we have found that not only does he have 4 teeth up top coming in, but he has his first ear infection! Yikes! It always makes a mama's heart hurt when you know that your baby is suffering and there is nothing you can do. I just hope that the medicine works quickly and we can get our happy little man back! Oh, and maybe a little sleep. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy 11 Months!

Dear Noah,
Today you are 11 months old. It's hard to believe that in just one month you will be a year old. Time really has gone by quickly. We have realized that you are now more a toddler than a baby as we find that you are ever so independent! This past month you have started pulling up on furniture and taking steps. You are well on your way to walking. It is really exciting to see you let go of whatever you are holding on to and just stand by yourself. I never could imagine you doing that when I was holding my 8 pound baby just 11 months ago. And, you are still very quick with crawling...the kitchen cabinets seem to be your favorite when you are helping me cook dinner.
You also love trying on mommy and daddy's glasses. The verdict is out though...which one of us do you look like??

Or Dad...

I think you look like Ralphie on "A Christmas Story" with my glasses on!
Besides surviving your first road trip to North Carolina and visiting Santa Clause, you have been getting into the holiday spirits with us. You helped us with our Christmas shopping, and played a wonderful "toy tester" roll. We took you to Toys R Us and you picked out all your own gifts. It will be fun to watch you open them his year!

And finally, you are growing like a weed. You are now wearing 18-24 month clothes, and you are about 27 pounds and very tall. I guess you will be following your daddy on that one. Oh, and you still only have the two bottom teeth, but I am sure you have a couple more coming this month. It doesn't seem to be stopping you from chomping on all those foods you love.
We so enjoyed all the laughs, play times, snuggles and smiles this past month!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Let it snow!

The tree is decorated, the stockings are all we need is a little snow...and that is what we woke up to! Merry Christmas!

Ho, Ho, Ho

Noah met Santa for the first time this week.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Noah's 1st Thanksgiving was a success. We went to North Carolina to visit our friends, the Rulle family. The trip itself went really well and Noah was a trooper. I think it helped that he was able to watch movies and sleep most of the way. Once we got there, he had lots of fun playing with his buddy Cade. As for the meal, he ate like a big boy. He had his own plate of turkey, potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, and stuffing that he ate all by himself. It took him a couple of minutes to decided that he was going to try the food, but once he did, he ate every last bite! It was exciting to see him eating food that didn't come out of a jar! And, as usual Thanksgiving tradition, he enjoyed leftovers the next day.