Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Noah is 10 Months....and a half by now...

So Noah has been Ten months old for the past week or two. I'm a little late on the blog, but oh well. Life has been kinda crazy. I can't believe Noah will be a year old in just two months. That is crazy! I should probably start planning some type of one year festivities...

Anyway Noah is just growing in leaps and bounds. He is learning so quickly and I feel like he picks up something new every day! This week has been a busy one with Ciara & Dakota's wedding, Tom working and going to school, and me helping out with musical theater and all of the wedding preparations. I Love when things are busy, but I'm glad they've kind of quieted down a bit. I love getting to spend every day with Noah, even though some days feel a little lonely and lack in adult contact. I am lucky to be able to stay home and watch him learning and growing.

Noah is a full time walker (and climber) now. I feel like he has been determined to walk since the very moment he was born. He LOVES moving, he loves exploring, and he is so independent. He is always walking around examining everything in site and trying to figure out how it all works. He is such a smart little kid! I feel like I can never keep up with him he moves so quickly and is so curious!

Because of all this curiousness he tends to get into trouble a lot. A few of his favorite things to do are turn the TV off and on, push buttons on the remotes, dump over Coco's water bowl, open the toilet seat and play in the water, and get into all of the cabinets and pull things out. I have to be extra careful to keep the bathroom doors shut at all times now. He always knows when he's doing something bad. He makes sure to be extra quiet and then gives me a little grin when I catch him. He also thinks that "no" is the funniest word ever because he laughs every time I say it to him.

Noah loves everyone. He is always saying "hi" and smiling at strangers. As soon as he meets you he wants you to pick him up. He especially loves Grandpa Jensen who always plays with him and sings to him (which I unfortunately don't have an pictures of....). I'm glad I have such a social little baby.

He is also such a boy in that he loves playing with balls, and dirt, and looking out at cars from our balcony.

He loves his dad SO much! We always wait out on the balcony for him to come home after work, and Noah get's SO excited when dad gets home. He also gives the best smiles while  taking pictures with daddy!

He learned how to high five, and give kisses this month. You guys...getting kisses from your baby is probably the greatest joy in life. Oh man it's just so cute! One day I said "can I have kisses?" a few times and then he just did it! It is so cute and I love him.

I just love hanging out with this crazy cool kid every day! He is so happy and loving and cute and I'm lucky to be his mom!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Southern California & Utah

Lots of posts today!!

Last week we went to Southern California and then to Utah for our nephews baby blessing! We had a lot of fun hanging out with family, swimming in the pool, and enjoying the nice weather.

Noah had his first stay in a hotel and he loved it! It took a while for the pack n' play to be brought up to the room, so he got to sleep in the huge comfy hotel bed for a bit. He loved hanging out with Aunt Julie as well.

Noah got to hang out with his Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He doesn't get to see them much, but all ten of the cousins were together for the blessing!

The hall siblings (minus Doug, who had work) had a fun time as well.

We love getting to hang out with the Halls and wish we could do it more often! I vote everyone moves to California where the weather's nice eh eh??

Noah is 9 Months old!

Wow the months are just flying by these days!!! I can't believe Noah is already 9 months old. We were so busy this month traveling that it just flew by.

Noah hit a lot of milestones this month. He is 24 lbs. and 30 Inches....quite the big boy we have. He weighs more than some of his 2 year old friends out there...and definitely has made me realize I need to work out my arms a little more.

Now on to the milestones....

First, he has stopped using a binky. I really didn't even try to get him to stop. I just stopped offering him one. They are still all around the house but, he no longer really cares for them. I've heard horror stories about trying to get babies off of binkies so I am glad it was easy.

He HAS decided however that it is fun to stick these little binkies on his fingers...I wish I had a picture of it but I don't...

This little boy is getting some serious personality! He is SO talkative and funny and really gets when you are playing games with him. He thinks it's funny to run away from me, and always laughs whenever I tell him no. He has such a cute little laugh and laughs quite often. He also has quite the pity laugh for when mom's joke aren't the funniest...

He is getting more teeth. Number 5 & 6 are on their way! This teething thing gets more difficult every time however. He got sick for a really long time this time around and had been biting everything...including people a TON! He always finds my shoulder to be the best teether....

He has figured out pushing buttons this month also. He is really able to entertain himself a lot more now that he is figuring out his toys. Noah especially loved the elmo toy that Grandma and Grandpa Hall had at their house! I find now, though, that I often have baby toy songs stuck in my head all day long. I am becoming that person who knows more baby songs than radio hits these days....

Like I said earlier he is really getting talkative. When we were in Oregon we were on a walk and a woman said hi to him and he gave her a little "hey" back. She thought it was hilarious! He says "hi" back to everyone nowadays. He also says "nan nan nan nan nan" all the time...which really has no specific meaning. This is kid is also a screamer! He has some loud happy screams and likes everyone to know he's there. He's still saying dada a lot and hasn't really figured out mama yet.

He is also starting to walk! He usually finds that it is much faster to crawl, but he usually starts out with 5-10 steps and then crawls the rest of the way. I'm hoping that that lasts for a while, because I know he is going to be even harder to keep track of once he really starts moving.

Noah has figured out sippy cups, and also how to suck the baby food out of the little packages which has been very helpful! He got more shots this month and took them like a champ...although I'm pretty sure waiting in the waiting room for like 2 hours to get those shots are what started his month long sickness....He still loves the water and being outdoors. He loves hanging out with new people and is just a bundle of fun! I love hanging out with this kid!