Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The unthinkable

So no pictures to go with this little post. My goal is to post more often. Saturday night my sister Karen and her two little kids (Andrew -3 and Emily - 1) came and stayed with us until Tuesday morning. We did a lot of the regular mom things but we also got to spend time together and do fun things once we got the kids to bed. Not that we didn't have fun with our kiddos. We had so much fun. I am sure she was ready to get home since they had been traveling that whole week before they got to our house but I was not ready for them to leave. I love spending time with my family and wish we could live closer. I can't believe I didn't take any pictures. I tried at one point when Noah and Emily were in Noah's car together but they came out too blurry.

I discovered a sippy cup that I like for Noah. He uses it well and it doesn't leak. We have problems with sippy cups because when he was younger he wouldn't or couldn't suck anything out of the hard spouted cups so I gave him drinks without the valve. Now he won't even try to suck on the hard spouts but soft ones he will. I suppose because he has to suck on his beloved bottles. These new sippy cups have a softer spout. So tonight I did the unthinkable. I brought a sippy of milk in with me to do our bedtime routine instead of a bottle. He drank a lot of it but would stop every once and awhile and point at his door. I knew he wanted a bottle but he drank his milk and I cuddled him and layed him in bed and...............he went to sleep. I am amazed. We'll see what happens tomorrow. I better hide all his bottles. It's time we say goodbye to them but I am not going to lie. I feel kind of sad about it. It's another part of my baby boy that is leaving and turning toddler - which is good.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

18 months

Noah loves condiments. Ranch, ketchup, sour cream, etc. He is a pretty adorable dipper. Here he is dipping cucumbers (no he didn't eat them) in ranch.

He is growing so fast. He started walking independently at 16 months (he likes to take his time) :), he can say many words including Mama, Dada, Tessa, Ashy (Ashton), down, done, more, no, bottle and milk which are both bop. There are many other words that I think he said but am not entirely sure. 
Noah has started folding his hands for prayer. It is adorable. Now everytime he gets in his high chair (and sometimes other times too) he folds his arms automatically. He is a good example. We end up praying many many more times a day because of this sweet boy.
Today Noah turned 18 months. I can hardly believe that much time has gone by. We have really been blessed. He is such a joy. Sure he is quite the toddler. He can throw a fit with the best of them but he really is a sweet little boy. He loves animals and babies. He never wants to stop kissing on his 2 months old cousin Issac. Unless of course Issac starts crying and then Noah wants to hit him.
We went to his 18 month doctor appointment on Tuesday and Noah is 35 inches and 28 pounds (although when I weighed myself today and then weighed myself holding him it was only 26 pounds so I am not sure on that one). He got 2 of his shots and we go back in a few weeks to get the other 2.
Noah is a really good helper. He likes to clean up messes (in fact he likes to spill some water on his tray so he can clean it up) and he loves to help me unload the dishwasher and hand me clothes from the laundry basket (folded or not folded).
It's been a good 18 months!