Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Noah in Winter

 Hey everybody! Well, it sure has been an eventful week, with a visit from Grammy and Grandpa, a family tradition, and my first big snowstorm.

Grammy and Grandpa were here for the weekend and it was great to see them- luckily they'll be back for my birthday in just a couple of weeks. We played at home, went to a museum, and then participated in the big family tradition of Chinese food at Chun Hing at Christmas Day!

Speaking of food, I've been eating a lot. Sometimes I'm more cooperative than others though...

Another new trick- now I can drink from my bottle with both hands. Sure comes in handy!

Anyway, as you may have heard, we got hit by big, big snow here over the weekend. I've never seen so much snow before! Luckily I was able to stay nice and warm inside during the whole storm, but once it was over Mommy and I went sledding!

While we were inside, I spent a lot of time playing with my many toys:

Tonight, Mommy and Daddy's friends Evan and Alissa came over to see me and have dinner. It was great to meet Alissa, and to see Evan for the first time since my bris!

And finally, I'm getting better at crawling all the time. Here's a video Mommy took of me going after the ball:

Thanks for reading everybody!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

11 Months

Standing on Mommy

Hey everybody! Well, as of today I've been here 11 months. Can you believe it? Just one month until I turn the big 1!

I've been doing lots of fun stuff- I can't walk yet, but I can now stand up for as long as ten minutes.
Standing up and reading with Daddy
 I also crawled for a few "steps" last week- Mommy was so proud of me! I also now turn when people say my name, which I didn't do until last week!

Hanukkah's over, sadly, but I had a pretty great eight days, with presents and time with family!

My first truck!

I can dunk!
Much as I love this bib, I won't be able to wear it ever again
I just can't get used to this cold weather. After I was born I was in the hospital for all of last winter, but this year I'm out, and I've really had to get bundled up and keep warm!

Anyway, last Saturday Mommy and Daddy and I took a special trip up to New Jersey to see Cousin Ellie. It was so great to see her and I'm glad we get to again this Sunday.

Trying to climb up on the chair
Here are some other highlights of what I've been up to:

Cookies- deal me in!

Hangin' with our turtle, Mr. Slowsky
Storytime with Mommom and Cousin Daniel
And finally, I'm excited about Cliff Lee coming to town- I wasn't around yet the first time he was here, but I can't wait to see him pitch!

That's all for now- thanks for reading!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Cheer

 Hey everybody! Well, it's sure been an eventful week for me, with two holidays and two big birthday parties! But first, let me tell you a little bit about the new things I've been doing.

I am ALMOST crawling- I can nudge myself forward, especially when there's a toy right in front of me, and I've gotten quite adept at getting into the "crawling motion"- in fact, most mornings when Daddy comes to wake me up, I'm already in position!

I'm making more noise than ever too. I can go on verbally for 15, 20 minutes at a time- if only they could understand what I'm saying! Still, Daddy loves it when I spend an entire car ride going "dadadadadada!" I even said "yea" for the first time last week!

I'm getting better with eating too. Lots of peas and pears and applesauce and yogurt- and I love Cheerios.

Movies taste good!
Daddy wrote an article about iPads- should I read it, or eat it?
 And finally, today I wore shoes for the first time ever!

Anyway, last Thursday I got to celebrate my first-ever Thanksgiving, at Mommom and Poppop's house, with a big group of family! We played around all day and watched football, and Mommom even gave me some pureed turkey- maybe the real thing next year. At any rate, I know I have a whole lot to be thankful for!
With two Stephens- Daddy and my uncle

Granny and me

Playing with Cousin Goldie

Saturday was another big gathering, for Cousin Daniel's third birthday party! We went to a place called Bounce U, where everyone bounced on trampolines and went down slides- including me!:

  Nah I wasn't terrified Aunt Hannah- it was fun! Here's more from that day:

Giving this whole walking thing a try

Visiting with the ladies

Having fun with Mommom...

And Poppop too!

It was a great time, and happy birthday Daniel!

And speaking of birthdays, just a day later we celebrated Mommom's 60th! We went out to dinner and had a great time, even though I was up way past my bedtime. Happy birthday Mommom!

Cousin Joshua and I even dress alike!

Us three boys and our Mommies

Uncle Kyle and I
And finally, tonight we celebrated the first night of Hanukkah, which they tell me is going to be one of my favorite holidays. We lit the candles, said the blessings and everyone ate lots of latkes- I even got lots of presents! Maybe next year I'll challenge Cousins Daniel and Joshua to a game of dreidel. And what's that Daddy? There's seven more nights!?!

I love the candles

Are those latkes? Mmmm!

My first Hanukkah gift!

Anyway, thanks so much for reading everyone, and happy holidays!