Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back from the beach...fun!

We had a wonderful time at the beach last week. I am so grateful to have a generous brother who happens to own a beach house and made it available to us for a week. Noah got to spend time with his Nan, Aunt Melissa, Niece Sophia & Uncle Chris. The weather was perfect and both kids loved the beach. Noah preferred to keep his feet "sand free", an impossible task when we couldn't keep him out of the water. He kept asking to have his feet wiped clean everytime they hit the sand. I can't blame him, I'm not a huge sand fan either

He insisted on having his own ice cream, despite Daddy's efforts to share his.
Our future life guard !
Ok, so we are still working on potty training. Supervision is still required unless you have endless quantities of toilet paper hanging around. Noah continues to make positive strides in the potty training department. I am a big fan of pull ups especially when they stay dry!

Noah's new obsession involves arcade car games. It was difficult to walk by the numerous arcades on the boardwalk without making a "pit stop" and allowing him to drive his favorite "Drift" car. An ice cream bribe was the only way to convince him to release his death grip from the steering wheel.

Our family's love for the Frog Game has now been passed down to Noah. He loved to play with Nan. I can't forget to mention that he even got a frog into the lily pad and won a stuffed dog!
He is just to darn cute!
What a good role model, showing Sophia how to be independent when it comes to finding the yummiest treats in the refrigerator.
My sister, Mom & niece Sophia and of course Noah on our last day! It was hard to say good bye after such a wonderful time. Looking forward to next year!
Cheers, Terry

Monday, July 6, 2009

Look who's driving..

Noah loves to visit Uncle Greg & Aunt Ru Ru's farm! Especially when he gets to drive the tractor. His safety ear muffs have a built in radio which is a must have as far as Noah's standards go. Just too stinkin cute not to share. Cheers - Terry

Monday, June 29, 2009

Well, what can I say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree (Daddy). Noah is doing a wonderful job with potty training. So well, we decide it was time to buy some big boy underwear to test drive. As you can see, Noah seems pretty comfortable in his Thomas the Train underpants...so comfortable he pooped in them 5 minutes after putting them on! Our potty training journey has begun and all I can say is that I am so proud of our big boy for working so hard.

We enjoyed a nice sunny weekend and I thought I would share a video of Noah playing outside.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope to post a few more pictures of from our trips to the beach later this month.

Cheers, Terry

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lil Boy in the "hood"

What can I say, our little guy is keeping us busy. He continues to make us proud of him every(OK most) moment of each day. To our complete amazement, he has been using the potty (1& 2) on a daily basis. I actually think he is more excited to flush the toilet and say bye bye to his "creation"than actually going.

We recently needed to change daycare in order to be in the same school district he will be receiving services when he turns three in October. I was, of course , a nervous wreck thinking about the transition to a new environment, teachers and classmates. We absolutely loved his old school and it was an extremely difficult decision. Well, I need to admit all my worrying was for nothing. Noah loves his new school, teachers and most important his new friends. He is even going potty at school. We still do miss our old teachers & friends :(

We are still working on his feeding issues and continue to make progress with little regression. Our goal over the next 6 months is to have him eat 100% of his food in "soft chewable" form. He went from only eating only 2 foods 6 months ago to eating : yogurt, apple sauce, ice cream, sweet potatoes, hot dogs, bananas, soft carrots, and a few pureed foods (baked beans, noodles & sauce & which are his safe foods. He is now able to spoon feed himself and is starting to learn how to use a fork. He does have behavioral issues while eating, like throwing his food, utensils and drink cup. He seems worse at home than at school so we think it may be a control thing with me :(. If anyone has any advice on how to eliminate this behavior I am all ears!

We are looking foward to Summer this year, already have two trips planned to the beach!

Hope everyone is doing well. I'll try to post more frequently.

Peace - Terry

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lil Stinker!

Who needs a potty?

It's been way too long since my last entry and I apologize. Life has just taken me down a different path these last months.

Noah has been doing great. I few setbacks but nothing we couldn't handle. I just can't believe how quickly he is growing up. He will be 2.5 in two weeks and he fits the "terrible two" definition perfectly. I do remember how quiet our "sweet pea" was in his first 12 months of life. I would hold him in my arms wondering if I would ever know what his voice would sound like...... well fast forward and now I can't even catch him most times and don't even think about holding him for fear of him bursting my ear drum! Yes, my sweet pea is now at times my "lil monster" who loves to scream at the top of his voice for attention. Granted his list of words extend to 6.... daddy, hat, ball, up & down and when he is desperate for me not to leave him I will hear an occassional Mama. I love Noah to death and most days forget he is suppose to have a disability as he mirrors most typical children on a daily basis.

We are still working on his feeding issues and hope to move him to chewables in the near future. He has shown progress and now eats about 5 different foods that are pureed. ( sweet potatoes, yogurt, applesauce, pancake & banana). He started to self feed with a spoon about two months ago and is doing great. He is still on thickened only and drinks soy based milk and pedisure from a straw cup. His little tummy just can't digest any type of juice, at least not yet. When he is not sick,he is able to put on weight. Unfortunately he loses most of the "new" weight when he is sick so it's a vicious cycle. He certainly didn't get his weight issue from his Mommy.

Thanks Nan, I love my new wheels! Vroom Vroom!

I would like to send out lots and lots of hugs to all of Noah's friends (mine too)... and want to let each and everyone of you know that we are thinking about you and do check your blogs to see how everyone is doing. So our thoughts and prayers are on going even if you haven't heard from us in a while.

Hugs & Kisses - Terry