Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rain, rain, go away!

A phrase no one uttered this weekend though it rained all day today and off and on for the past couple of days.  We really needed the rain here in Austin, though it grounded us for most of the day.  We did manage to make it to church and Steve and Joshua went to Costco later.  Otherwise, we had a fun weekend with Joshua making two new friends on Fri.  Joshua loved playing with the twins and stayed up late at their house watching Thomas videos.  We were treated to several homemade pizzas and wine.  On Sat. Steve went to celebrate a friend's B-day with ziplining and later both of us joined everyone at Uncle Billy's for dinner while Mom babysat. 

Noah turned 8 months on Sat. and he does not sit still anymore.  He's able to sit and play without support, roll from back to stomach and stomach to back, come up to sitting, and now he's trying to pull up to stand.  Too fast!  He crawls to the nearest cord, doorstop, remote control, or anything else he shouldn't have.  I think we'll have to actually babyproof the house now since we never had to do it with Joshua.  Noah got his first cold/allergies last week.  He's still not recovered, though you'd never know it with him since he smiles and laughs all the time.  He is getting a tad bit needy; I have to be holding him or near him most of the time or he starts to cry.  I'm not sure, but I think I've spoiled him.  He's still on 2nd Stage Foods, I need to start Puffs or something else with him.  I'm also thinking of a sippy cup soon.

Joshua will be turning 2 1/2 tomorrow and he's a funny little boy.  He is doing well with potty training; we have the potty seat over the toilet and that works well.  He will tell us when he has to go, but he is leery of doing #2 in the potty so he waits till he gets a diaper on.  He rides his tricycle nonstop around the house and he's into Tball  more than any other sport.  Believe it or not, he's not even interested in golf now.  Go figure.   He rarely takes a nap which I'm trying to find a way for him to even do quiet time.  He's still a picky eater but I'm not as worried anymore.  He loves to make you laugh.  His favorite things now:  Thomas the Train, Sid the Sciene Kid, Word World.

Here are some pics:

                                                          Daddy being funny!

                                                              Noah's 1st time in the high chair 9/15

Joshua painted a cat on his face and wanted a pic taken
9/15 - 8 months old

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day weekend

Aug. 26 - Noah is almost 7 1/2 mo. and just this past week has started to maintain sitting upright. He's able to play for about a minute sitting up and then will slowly lean to one side. He started to belly crawl about a week ago and can get from one side of a room to another esp. if he sees something he wants. He loves to grab hair and he loves to pinch. He's always opened and closed his fists and will grab your nose or arm and grab and pinch. I'm trying to gently tell him not to do that. Guess I need to be a little more firm. He has been teething for the past couple of months and will put anything in his mouth.  He still doesn't have any teeth and will hopefully get teeth before Joshua who got his first tooth at 13 mo.  He's constantly drooling so his clothes are always wet. He has the longest hair but I don't want Steve to cut it yet. I've let him cry for a few minutes but inevitably he ends up in our bed around midnight and I love snuggling next to him. He is the sweetest baby and smiles and laughs constantly.

Sept. 3 - Labor Day - We had a fun filled long weekend since we were both off.  We went to the mall like we usually did on Fri.  On Sat., Steve and Joshua went to the Y for a Beach Bash party while Noah and I got groceries.  In the afternoon, we went down south to Lick and got ice cream.  In the evening, we went to Mom and Dad's to celebrate Steve's upcoming B-day.  Sunday we went to church, ate at Pluckers and later went to Barton Creek Mall. (Let's say it's been almost 2 years since I'd been there)  Today, Steve and Joshua went to the splash pad while Noah and I went to Target.  We dropped the boys off and went to lunch at Second Bar and Kitchen.

Noah started crawling, really crawling this past weekend.  He even tries to put both feet on the ground and push up to stand.  He is moving around fast, rocking back and forth on his knees.  So so cute.  Here are some recent pics: