Archive for September, 2007

Lion Country Safari

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

We thought it would be a great idea to take Noah to Lion Country Safari.  He loves pointing at birds and barking at dogs, etc.  What better fun could it be but to drive through a safari with all those animals to point at!  Since we’d be crawling around the park, we let Noah come up front with us so he could get a better view … and that’s when it all went downhill.  Noah thought all the new buttons and knobs at his disposal were much much more intersting than anything going on outside the vehicle.  He blasted the radio, changed the channels, made it hot and cold in the car.  He had a great time.  NOT what we had in mind.  We did still manage to get a few pics in.





 This is Noah acting as our Safari guide …



There was also a little water park inside.  That’s where Noah had the most fun.  It was pretty hot out and this was a great way for him to keep cool.  He loved the squirting water!






What a face.  He loved it. 


Friday, September 14th, 2007

Noah’s best friend is his monkey.  Very creatively, his name is “monkey”.  We picked him up on our first visit to Texas when Noah was 11 months old and they have been inseperable ever since.  If monkey isn’t in Noah’s crib, he’s not going to sleep.  If we let him he would carry him around the house all day – kind of like this…

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Notice the love for the paci too!

“Self Feeding”

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Noah is a great “self feeder”!  Actually if he can’t feed himself he usually doesn’t want any.  He does best with things that can be cut into pieces or are sticky (like oatmeal).  Last week for breakfast he really got into his yogurt and I thought it was definitely worth sharing.  He enjoyed it quite a bit.  Although I’m not sure how much he actually swallowed he (and I) was very proud of himself.






Noah at MyGym

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

We took Noah to MyGym today.  We hadn’t been in a long time.  He ran around and had a good time on the toys.  He wasn’t too interested in the group activites though.  As usual, he liked the ball pit. 

Noah in the ball pit 

He did have a great time on the swing!  This is what we saw …

Noah on swing

But I think this how he felt!

Noah in plane

Noah’s first haircut!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Noah was getting a little shaggy in the back but our local kids cuttery charges $17.00 for a haircut – more than what Walter pays.  So we decided to take measures into our own hands and cut the back of his hair ourselves.  How hard could it be, right?  Actually it wasn’t too bad but a squirmy kid always makes for a challenging adventure!

Before… (see the shag over his ear and at the back of his neck?  OH, and his awesome shirt!?)



All done!


And here’s what we got.  Poor kid, 15 months and that’s all the excess hair he’s got.  I don’t think he’ll be costing us much for beauty treatments but college may be a different story!


Noah’s First Trip to the ER!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Boys will be boys, right?  A friend of Walter’s said when you have a boy you get a lifetime membership to the ER since you end up there once every few months.  Well, last night was our first trip. 

Walter went to toss something in our room and didn’t realize Noah was right behind him.  When he backed out of the doorway and tried to shut the door he realized he’d just squished Noah’s little hand in the door frame and his middle finger got completely smashed.  The poor guy was quite hysterical and bleeding pretty badly.  Our pediatrician recommended we get him checked out just to be safe.  Luckily nothing was broken and they didn’t have to drain his nail which would have been pretty traumatic.  Instead they gave him a bandaid, some stickers and a popsicle and sent us on our way.  He was such a trooper (of course the Motrin helped), no one could believe how good his spirits were given how bad the evening had started. 

Below are some photos of his adventure (the finger is pretty gnarly)…

All smiles in the waiting room -

All smiles in the waiting room…

Monkey is the patient now and Noah is ready to go (excuse Mom, she’s exhausted!) -

Monkey is the patient now, Noah wants to go home (and Mom is exhausted!)   


The gnarly mess!

Noah loves the park!

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

There is nothing Noah loves more than the outdoors!  We took Noah to the park during Labor Day weekend to burn some of his energy.  Here’s a few photos…

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Rosey cheeks and banana face are always a sign that a good time was had!


Noah throws a party!

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

This weekend Noah threw a party for two of his favorite girlfriends – Sydney and Peyton.  They turned one on August 22nd but they were out of town for the big milestone.  Now that we’re back from Texas and they’re back from Maryland we decided to have a second celebration with friends.

Syd and Peyton – thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!

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Mom and dad are so proud!


Of course Noah’s philosophy is to let them ALL eat cake…




And smash pinatas!


The girls certainly partied until the bitter end but had a great time.


The rest of the photos can be seen at Noah’s Shutterfly gallery –  Happy birthday ladies!