Monday, January 23, 2012

2!






Hey everybody! Well, last Sunday was a big day- I celebrated my second birthday. It feels great to be a 2-year-old, I guess this means I'm not a baby anymore. Just in time for the new baby to arrive!

Anyway, before my own birthday, Mommy, Daddy and I took a drive up to New Jersey to celebrate the second birthday of my buddy Scott, who was born just a couple of days before I was. We had a great time, and Scott and his mom and dad came to celebrate with me the next day.
The birthday boys
Then the next day- my birthday! We celebrated the big day with a party at the Little Gym, where I go for classes every Friday, where we played for an hour, before we sat down for cake. Thanks so much to everyone who was there, especially Grammy, Grandpa, Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Stephen, who came from out of town just for my special day.
Everything around me is a blur
On the balance beam

The gang's all here




My orange balloon

Where'd it go?


Speaking of which, Aunt Jaime made me an AWESOME Kermit the Frog cake that everybody loved. Thanks so much Aunt J!


Blowing out the candle

My first piece of cake...
And my second
All three Silver men

Aunt Francine and me- it was her birthday too!


 Then we headed back to our house to open presents, and I got a whole bunch of good ones. Thanks everybody!



With Aunt Ruthie and one of my favorite presents ever, from her

Say Poppop, shouldn't we switch chairs?

I love toy trains
Cookin'
Getting birthday wishes from Aunt Amy and Uncle Jason in San Francisco


 Speaking of birthdays, Aunt Debra celebrates her 30th this week, and she and Uncle Jason and Cousin Joshua just moved into a new house! We went over there Sunday to celebrate. Happy birthday Aunt Debra! We kids are going to have a lot of fun in your play room in the next few years.




 And finally, here are some videos. In the first one, I'm riding Griffey the Wombat. Daddy told me to be careful, so that's why I kept saying "careful!"
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Here I am singing "The Wheels on the Bus" with Grammy, while also playing guitar AND dancing. I'm a triple threat:
video

And last but not least, here I am excitingly riffing through the ultrasound pictures of my soon-to-be brother or sister. You can tell how excited I am:

video

Anyway, as you can see, I'm pretty tired:


Thanks for reading everyone. On to Year 3!

Love,
Noah

Friday, January 13, 2012

Song and Dance Man


Chatting with Grammy and Aunt Amy

Coffee with Poppop
Bears!

Giraffes!

And Phanatics, oh my!
Hey everybody! Happy new year! It's a pretty exciting time here in the Silver household. Daddy's back after a business trip to Las Vegas- I missed him a lot, and he missed me too.

I'm just two days away from my second birthday, and Grammy and Grandpa are coming to town to celebrate. And best of all, my little brother or sister is scheduled to arrive in just under two months!
My official two-year picture

Anyway, the other exciting thing is that I've become a musician. I got an awesome guitar from Aunt Ruthie for Hanukkah, and since then I haven't been able to put it down! I've got the strumming part down but just need to figure out the left hand, although Daddy says he'll teach me.


 
When I'm not playing guitar, I'm reading about it!

Here's a video of me playing and talking about my guitar:
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But that's not all I've been up to. On New Years' Day we all went into the city for the Mummers Parade. All the silly people dressed as clowns were really nice to me!
My first and hopefully last time in a police car




I liked the music so much I just had to dance. Speaking of which, here's a video Daddy put together with two years of highlights of me dancing:

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Anyway, that's all for now. Hard to believe I've been at this for two years!

Love,
Noah