Monday, September 22, 2008

Tiger watch out!

This is a lot of work retrieving all these balls.

Summer has come to an end and what better way to bring in the Fall season than to go camping. We loaded the camper and headed West for the weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect, blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Temperature was a bit nippy but nothing to prevent us from enjoying the great outdoors.

Noah really enjoyed the whole camping experience this year. Especially since he got to sleep next to Daddy for two nights. Mom graciously gave up snuggle time with Noah to spend two nights fighting for covers with Cody ( our spoiled to the bone dog)who absolutely refused to sleep on the floor.

The highlight of our weekend was spending time around the campfire and managing to cook dinner over the open fire. Noah also helped Daddy warm up on the practice green before his early round of golf. I think he is going to be a natural.

OK, so what am I suppose to do with this?
Line myself up, I can barely stand!

Hi Mom, yes I know how to stand up all by myself. What's the big deal?

Come on Cody lets go play golf!

Nice horsey!

But Mom, you make me practice on the stairs at home....

Cody, look I can stand on this chair.
Uh Oooooh!

Noah continues to improve on his standing. He can now push up to a stand all by himself. He has become more brave with taking independent steps. He loves to climb or pull himself up, over and across anything he can. Stairs and chairs seem to be his favorite sport this month. Attempting to climb in and out of the the tub is a close third.

He has cut two top molars for a total of 5 teeth with a few promising bumps in the works. Poor little guy spends more time with his hand in his mouth which leaves little time to practice his eating...UGH. Thank goodness for pedisure.

I would also like to congratulate my friend Julia on her engagement to Jason. I wish them both the best of luck.

Cheers, Terry

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Beach Bums again!

We were spoiled again by having the opportunity to spend a nice long weekend at my brother's beach place with my Mom. Chris, if you are reading this, we want to thank you for making our staying so much fun and relaxing. Noah really misses Tex, but don't tell Cody.

Here is our little guy showing off by taking a few steps.

We had him so exhausted with trying to take steps, he decided a nice cold one and a rest in his buggy was the safest place to be. While cooling his jets, we walked up to the boardwalk and Nan won him a polar bear by whacking a frog into a lily pad....after like 20 missed frog attempts!

Shhh! Don't tell Cody, but while at the beach Noah found a new friend Tex. I'll have to be honest, I was not sure how Tex would be around Noah but he immediately won my heart. It was love at first sight. Noah just adored him and would follow him everywhere. Which was not to hard, as he seemed to enjoy sleeping most of the day.

Oh Tex where are you?

I'm gonna get you....

Tex wait for me.....I'm coming!

Noah is still working on his standing and as has even surprised us by taking a few steps with lots of encouragement. I think he may have caught onto my eagerness for him to start walking, because lately he has been Mr. Jelly legs. He continues to find ways to remind me, that things will get accomplished on his schedule not mine.

Now lets talk about teeth. Yup, he sprouted another tooth. Top right and is working on cutting a molar. So officially the tooth count is up to 3 1/2. Still working on the GI & eating issues and hope to find some answers soon.

On a very sad note, friends of mine lost their 3 yr old daughter Arden, to cancer after a 10 month battle with stage IV, high risk Nueroblastoma. Arden will always have a special place in my heart. Her family will continue to be in my prayers. May they find comfort during this very difficult time. God Bless!