Monday, July 7, 2014

Mr. July

Coming soon: Swimsuit Calendar - Baby Edition, featuring Noah as Mr. July.

John and I spent 4th of July with family. My parents bought a small inflatable pool for Noah to play with in their backyard.

 He loved it.

He especially loved splashing around.

And he loved playing with his beach ball. Some things just never change.

The pool even came with a  slip 'n slide with mini sprinklers.
 He already has quite the farmer's tan. Sigh - like father, like son.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


In addition to Toy Story 3, Noah also LOVES yogurt.

Chobani to be exact.

He'll often hover around the refrigerator until I open it for him. He either reaches for some fruit or yogurt. But I have to be prepared. If I don't take off the lid fast enough or have a spoon ready for him, he will absolutely lose it and throw a fit (is this the beginning of the "terrible twos"?).

He likes to sit in the living room and eat his yogurt, creating a huge mess as he's still learning how to use a spoon. And don't even think about trying to help him - he's super independent when it comes to using a spoon and fork. He hates it when you try to help him. Even if you try to hold the yogurt cup for him, he'll pry your fingers off. I like his independence and his willingness to eat "like a big boy," but I definitely don't like the mess it creates!

Hence, the no shirt :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


When Noah was first learning how to walk, he'd crawl over to the slide at the playground and try to climb up the opposite way. Since then he's learned how to walk up the stairs and slide down.


But sometimes he does get it right.

He absolutely loves the slide and usually spends the entire time we're at the playground just walking up the stairs and sliding down, over and over again.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


One of my good friends Richelle had her baby shower this weekend. I'm beyond happy for her and so excited that Noah will have another best friend :)

As you can tell, the baby shower was Mickey Mouse themed. Noah associates anything with big ears as a "bunny" so of course he kept pointing to Mickey and saying "bunny!" even though he knows the word "mouse." Go figure.

The kids received little goodie bags and Noah quite enjoyed the slinky :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Toy Story 3

There's nothing, and I mean nothing, that Noah loves more than Toy Story 3.

Did I mention that he loves Toy Story 3?

He watches that movie at least once a day. Scratch that - at least twice a day (and sometimes three times a day).

I don't know why he loves this movie in particular, but's he obsessed. Look how entranced he is.

And if I try to play anything else for him, he knows. Oh boy, he knows...

I'm not even sure why I started playing this movie for him to begin with. He's usually not one for watching TV. He never showed much interest in cartoons and pretty much ignores the television whenever we're watching something. I think I might've just played this movie for him when we were on a road trip somewhere just to keep him entertained, and the rest was history...

Now every time he sees my iPad, he reaches for it, desperate to watch Toy Story 3. Even if he's already seen it that day. We've now started to hide my iPad. 

Today, we went to Movie Stop to trade in some DVDs and purchase some new ones. Noah went straight for the Disney section and picked out, what else? Toy Story (albeit parts 1 and 2, but still!).

Sunday, March 16, 2014

About A Boy

I don't know what it is, but so many people think Noah is...a girl! He is seriously mistaken for a girl all the time - at restaurants, the grocery store, at the playground. There's always some combination of "Does she need a highchair?" or "Aw, so cute! What's her name?" or my personal favorite "Oh, that's a boy???"

A lot of people say it's the eyelashes. Or even the eyebrows. They are so "well-groomed" and his eyelashes are "so long," which apparently is all you need to look like a girl. 

If anything, I personally think it's the hair.

I often joke with people that this is God's cruel joke - knowing that I wanted a girl so bad, He instead gave me a boy...that looks like a girl. 

Not wanting my little boy to be mistaken for a girl yet again, John and I decided to cut his hair. It's been about 4 months since his last haircut, which is a pretty good stretch of time in my opinion. Wanting to save money, we decided to cut his hair at home, a task that seemed simple enough after watching a couple YouTube videos (something about YouTube makes you feel like you can be an expert at anything).

Noah sat down to read his favorite book while John cut away.

After - our handsome little man! (And John did a pretty good job, no?)

Saturday, March 15, 2014


My parents have this awesome playground just a short drive from their house. The warmer-but-not-too-warm weather makes it the ideal time to take Noah to the playground. 

First up was the swing. I really thought Noah would like it, but he seemed unsure. Half the time I couldn't tell if he was laughing or crying. 

Even when I sat with him, he seemed uninterested.

Then it was the merry-go-round.

Now THIS he liked.

I only pushed the merry-go-round a few slow turns, but when the other kids started clambering on wanting to go faster, I decided to take him off (the worried mother that I am).

He did NOT like the see-saw.

He DID like the slide. It was one of his favorites. I think he enjoyed the rush of sliding down really fast. I have a feeling he'll really like rides and roller coasters when he gets older, which is great because John loves them. But at the same time, not so great because I hate them. I'll be the mother who stands off to the side and takes pictures and waves to them as they ride by.

Half the time he was more interested in picking up the mulch and inspecting each piece.

The other half, he was trying to get to this ball. "Ball" is his favorite word, and pretty much the only word he says, even when it's not in context. But he will often point to spherical objects and triumphantly say "ball." He's even gotten quite good at bouncing a ball and playing catch (could this mean I have a future basketball player in the family?!)

Happy Saturday!