Friday, March 7, 2008

Back from the Beach!

Well OK, we have been back for about 5 days so I apologize for the late update. Mr. Virus invaded our computer and we have been cautious.

Our trip to Florida was real nice. Noah did great on the plane. He was honored with a 1st class seat w/me on the return. I was lucky enough to be bumped with my status. Yep, even after 19 months of not traveling every week I still have preferred status. Unfortunately my DH and MIL were still confined to the back of the "bus". I guess the only glitch was when Noah decided to throw his bottle and bonked the lady sleeping behind us in the head. Thankfully, she and everyone else thought it was funny. How can you possible be mad a such a cute kid?
The weather was nice and warm for the most part. Most days were windy and we had two days in the low 50's which made for brisk walks. It was just nice to be able to get outside everyday and walk along the beach. The sunsets on the west coast of Florida (edited for geographical accuracy) are just magnificent.
We took Noah to a really cool jungle garden in Sarasota. It was filled with tropical plants, trees and had lots of different animals . I'm not sure which were Noah's favorites (he sorta zonked out when we got there), but mine were the Flamingos and 100+ yr old turtles. Of course when we were ready to leave, Noah was all set to rock n roll.
He did enjoy having breakfast at JD's were Mr. Pirate watched over the place.

For some reason he just didn't want to be in his car seat at all! My DH says it's because he didn't like to ride in a minivan. Great, I've been trying to convince him that a minivan is what I would like (thus the reason I rented one in FL) and now Noah is siding with him. Boys!

Now home and back to reality with appointments, therapists , work and piles of laundry. I did finally get an appointment with Noah's allergist and his test came back negative for a milk allergy. Good news on that front but we still are trying to get answers for all his congesting & gagging stuff. Plan is to keep him off dairy until he has his swallow study. His GI specialist is trying to get the study moved up, as Noah continues to lose weight. He lost over a pound in just a month. My DH & I thought we were giving him a complex by calling him our peanut so we decided to try a few new names like "big boy" , "stretch", "too tall" to try to turn things around.

I need to share a funny, as I try to keep my blog on the lighter side. The other night I was putting Noah's PJ's on after his bath. He was being extra squirmy and pointy. He was saying ah ah ah , which he does a lot and I continued to converse with him. Then he started to crunch his cute little fingers together and point again. I asked him what? He continued to crunch his fingers together and then screamed out ba! ba! I had forgotten I put an extra bottle on the nightstand. I was so proud of him, for signing milk and saying ba ba! And I thought he was just being cute and waving to me!


Cheers, Terry

5 comments:

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Ummm... Terry, honey... not trying to be critical, but Florida is on the east coast! Are you sure that's where you went?? LOL.

Beautiful pictures! And WTG Noah for the signing and communication! Keep up the good work!

Stephanie said...

I'm hoping you meant the west coast of Florida, otherwise I'm all lost. LOL

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture of Noah in his sunglasses!

Have you thought about an SUV instead of a minivan?

Michelle said...

welcome back! It sounds like you guys had a great time at the beach, and walking at sunset looks like it was beautiful!

I couldn't find your email, so sorry for taking this up in your comment section -but I meant to tell you this from the comment you left on my post about black and white photos! :) You mentioned you liked seeing the pics of Kayla as a baby - so I just wanted to let you know there are a bunch up on our old family website. http://www.helferichhappenings.com - just click on Kayla and then photographs :)

amy flege said...

woo hoo. way to go on the signing and words!! glad you had a great time in florida!! i missed you!!
your order is being shipped monday!! the girls worked hard on them!!!
hugs!!

Tammy and Parker said...

It sounds like you guys had an amazing time!

And I love the Noah story!