Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Basketball, Friends, Cousins, and Leaves.

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Noah and I went and watched his cousin Alliyah play basketball. Besides watching Alliyah play, we both got to spend some time with a friend. My friend Emily, has a son Kason, who is just a couple of months older than Noah. She also has a daughter the same age as Alliyah. The two of them are on the same basketball team. So while watching the girls play, we got to visit with each other, and let the boys play. I am looking forward to many more play dates for the 4 of us.

I love going to Alliyah's games. I wish I could go to more of them. She is a joy to watch. She is so fast and spunky! She is a spunky girl period, but on the court, at age 8, she already shows such promise.

Alliyah is such a special girl to me. She was my only neice for so long, and not having any kids of my own, I took to her right away. For the longest time I was her "NA NA". Now she has grown to be a beautiful little girl that calls me "Autumn".

She was so excited to meet Noah. I will never forget the look on her face when she sat on our couch and held him for the first time.

I am thankfull that Noah has such wonderfull cousins. I look forward to watching them all grow up. Just not too fast!

Our yard is covered in leaves. I mean covered! Any day that we have had to work on piling them and burning, it has been to windy. We attempted to remove some leaves from the front of the house. Just what was in the landscaping and front entrance made a huge pile. We gave up pretty quickly, and decided to just play with Noah instead. So we bundled him up, and let him play in the leaves. I sat him right in them. At first he wasn't sure about them. After a few seconds, he lit right up, and had a ball!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Noah's first Halloween

I had Noah's pic taken in his cute costume. Just had to have Dylan join him! Picture was taken by Aubrey Dennis Jones at Younique Photography.

Noah's first Halloween was so much fun. My mom made his adorable lion costume. I found this pattern right after I found out I was having a boy.

We celebrated Halloween by meeting friends at the Marshfield square where all the merchants were handing out candy. Noah fell asleep before we got out of our drive, and slept in his stroller the whole time. (I had fun pushing him around anyways.)

Then on Saturday, we got Noah all dressed up for our many stops.

1. Mom and Dad's where we met up with Josh and his kids.
2. Connie's Noah's babysitter.
3. Grandma Jones'.
4. Grandma Clark's.
5. Babs, Sheila, and Jeans.

Noah got lot's of special treats at each stop. Bab's, Sheila, and Jean got him a "Cars" car which he loved! Then Shelia sent us home with her special, and oh so yummy Halloween cupcakes!

I am already thinking of a Halloween costume for next year!

9 month check up!

Noah had his 9 month check up on Friday October 29Th.
He is now 27" tall and weighs 20lb 14oz.
Noah is in the 50 percentile in height and 10 percentile in weight.
He is growing so fast! Noah went from crawling to walking around furniture very fast. It took him a while to concur crawling, because once he figured out how to move, all he wanted to do was get to a table or chair to pull up. He now can walk along walls and is beginning to let go of what he is holding onto for a brief moment. As soon as he realizes he isn't holding on he starts to wobble a little before he grabs back a hold.
He has had a black eye on his left eye and a scrape on the other. All within 4 days. He just grabs onto stuff before you even know it.
Noah got his first tooth a week before he turned 9 months. His first tooth was his top left. He has since gotten his two bottom, they are still just at the surface.
Noah is quite the lover boy. He is always giving hugs and kisses.
He can say four words. Mama, Dada, baba, and hi.
He gives high fives, and waves bye, bye.
We love our little guy more than words can express. While it makes me a little sad that he is growing so quickly, I am also extremely excited to see what our little boy has in store for us this month, and all the months to come.