Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I don't have a current picture of Leah and Noah. We're getting together at the Shoemakers' on Sunday morning for brunch to celebrate Leahna's b-day. I'll have to get one then.
In the meantime, have a great day Aunt Leah! We miss you and can't wait to see you this weekend!
We love you!
Here's little Mr. Smiley. He rolled over at grandma and grandpa's today for the first time. Tuesday was very hard having conferences after school, I was lucky that my principal let me leave early so I could see him briefly before he went to bed. I can't wait for the weekend so I can be around him and J all day long. He's changing so much each day. Tonight we had him on the couch and at times he was sitting by himself. He's going to be mobile before we know it!
This one's a little blurry, which is too bad. It was hard to get a picture of him on the couch and looking at the camera. He had too many things to see from that new perspective!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I had to share a couple of fun photos. Noah's Grandpa Dean gave him a baby magic set for Christmas that included a rabbit and a hat. The hat is a little small for him, but balances on his head. It reminds me of the Mad Hatter! He's such a good sport letting me put it on him. :)
We had quite the jam session tonight at Grandma Debbie's as you can see from this picture. Cousins Mary and Ellie were teaching Noah how to "play" the piano and he was delighted with it. He was squeeling and laughing the whole time.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Earlier this weekend Kathy said that Noah clearly said "mama". I, too, had heard him say this before. Today, he was saying "mommm, mommm." So, the debate at the Abbott house is: does this count as his first word? I say yes, Justin says no. His argument is that Noah didn't intentionally say it. I'd love your opinion!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Anything and everything is finding its way into Noah's mouth these days. We've been having him sit in his highchair with us while we eat meals. Here he is at breakfast this morning chewing on his stuffed elephant. You can see the smile on his mouth while he's biting on the elephant's trunk. Below is a picture of him trying to eat his toy tiger at Grandma Kathy's and Grandpa Tom's last night while he and Justin watched the Giants/Packers game. Sorry the Packers lost Grandpa Tom!
Tonight after we were done eating I was playing with Noah, moving the camera close to his face and then taking it farther away. He thought it was pretty funny as he laughed while I was doing it. (That's why this picture is SO close) The other night as we were playing with him we got some good laughs out of him, they were coming right from his belly! His little personality shines through more and more everyday. It was a great weekend, too bad every one isn't 3 days long!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Here are my two guys hanging out Saturday morning. It's so nice to have a 3 day weekend! (Thank you MLK Day!)
Yesterday, Noah went with Grandma Debbie and me to the music store. As exciting as that was, he slept the whole time! He spent most of yesterday sleeping, except he was wide awake during church. The Saturday night service we go to is called a Taize service, it's very meditative. At any rate, we always take a bottle with us so that if Noah is fussy from we can feed him. There are 3 minutes of silent prayer after the sermon. Noah had just finished eating his bottle, I put him on my shoulder and he let out the loudest burp! It ws hard for Justin and I to keep our laughter silent, but we did!
Here's our little guy after his bath last night. He loves bath time! It's getting more and more difficult to dress and bathe him, he's always grabbing his toes!!
I had morning duty this morning. It was the first time all week that he didn't wake up at 5 a.m.!!
Way to go Noah! (He's so good to his mom, we didn't get up until 7:00)
Today, Sunday morning, he's taking a nap. We have a busy day ahead: lunch at Grandma Debbie's where he'll get to play with Granny; dinner and the Packers game with Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Tom. Uncle Seth will be there, it will be nice to have Noah spend some time with him.
Tomorrow will be our lazy day. The only thing scheduled is for Justin and Noah to watch The Price Is Right.
Friday, January 18, 2008
I couldn't resist, I had to post this picture. His facial expression is so funny.
It's amazing how true the old saying is about babies changing everyday. He's reaching for everything, including the camera! (See above pic.) Noah's trick of the day is smacking his lips, making a loud popping sound. Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Tom left to go to a movie when we pick Noah up so we didn't have much of a chance to talk with them about his day. Kathy called tonight when they got home and said that he had been popping his lips all day. He sure has perfected that sound! You can also tell from his shirt that he's been drooling a lot, a little too early to start working on a tooth, but you never know!
He's been rolling at home for Justin and I from his back to his tummy. He's yet to do it at Grandma and Grandpa's, but I bet by the time we go back to school on Tuesday he'll be ready to perform for them!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Today was the first time in a VERY long time that he was actually awake from the time we got home until he went to bed. Usually he only takes 2 naps at Grandma & Grandpa Shoe's but today he took three! It was great to have so much awake time with him, he's such an amazing little guy. And it's so much fun to watch his daddy play with him, Justin is such a goofball!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
So, I'm not sure if anyone reads that comments on this blog, but someone (who will remain nameless) posted one on the last entry. The anonymous entry was wondering why I never mentioned Noah's dashing uncle that lives in Westminister. Well, Noah has two uncles that live in Westminister: Uncle Seth and Uncle Aaron. I will post a picture of both, you can decide which one is the "dashing" one. :)
Of course, if I post a picture of Noah with his Uncles Seth and Aaron, I also need to post a picture of him with his Uncle Adam. . . although not of Westminister, but perhaps equally as "dashing".
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I made it through a long day. After school there was an hour of vertical teams and then a staff meeting where I found out that the CELA test is the Colorado English Language Acquisition Test. It was about 5:40, after the staff was trained how to administer the CELA test and teachers were working on scheduling their students to take the test that my principal came up and told the me, the pe and the art teacher that it'd be okay if we left. The pe teacher, Mike, has a 1 year old so we both bolted out of there, wishing that he would have told us that a half-hour earlier! The art teacher, Bill, is single and said he'd stay through the rest of the meeting. He may earn brownie points with the principal, but Mike and I got to spend more time with our kids this evening! And really, who wouldn't want to spend time with this little cutie!!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Tomorrow will be a long day for me- we have professional development after school. This consists of an hour of Vertical Teams, which is an intervention program to determine kiddos that need additional support. The second hour will be spent going over how to give the CELA test. I don't give it and honestly, I don't know what CELA stands for. It's given to students every year, I think has something to do with our second language learners- I'll know for sure tomorrow. (I don't see the point of making teachers that don't administer the test sit through the training. Am I a little resentful about having to sit through the training? Yes!)
Afterwards I will race home to spend an hour or so with Noah before it will be time for him to go to bed. If his schedule is like it was today and yesterday, he might actually take a nap while I'm still at school. I can't wait to spend all day Saturday and Sunday with him!