Monday, August 4, 2008

I know, I know....(UPDATED W/ PICS!)

It's been too long since I posted! I must admit, when Noah's down for his naps (my usual post time) I'm either snoozing along with him, or trying to get something else done that I just didn't have the energy to do before. :) Well, he's napping now, and I realized it was time to post. We've been busy, busy, busy lately. We've been gone every week in July! Not always for the whole week, last week we were only gone one night (but 3 days!) but other weeks it's been for several nights. We actually leave early Wednesday for a week long trip up north...yay!!

I can't believe how big Noah is. It seems like he's doing something new everyday! He's definitely a boy...loves to climb, run, play, get dirty, and is very daring. He's recently started using a fork to feed himself (such a big boy :)) and has pretty much decided that baby food is for, well, babies. I still try and sneak some in, but he much prefers food that he can feed himself.

His vocabulary is ever growing, too. He attempts new words frequently, but many times I'm the only one who understands what he is saying. He has recently started calling his little girl friend, Sienna, "Nena". He also says, banana, apple, night-night, and of course the others that he has been saying for awhile.

His top two teeth FINALLY broke through last week. :) Many of his younger friends were waiting for him to catch up. :)

He still loves the water (especially splashing in the water at bath time). We have to try and keep him sitting down as much as possible. He'd walk, slip and slide the whole time if he could!

While we were up in the mountains last week, he tried his very first ice cream sandwich. He absolutely loved it (surprise, surprise!) And when he was all done:
He needed something to wash it down with:
Thanks, mom! That was delicious:
Noah loved riding on daddy's shoulders...the world looks so different up there:
My little baby looked like such a big boy with his hoody and jeans on!
We visited Hylke's family on Saturday. His aunt and uncle are visiting from the Netherlands. We had a wonderful visit and look forward to seeing them again in a couple weeks. Noah loves his new cousin, Olivia. He just had to give her some kisses:
Isn't she such a doll:

I'm feeling well. Nothing too interesting to report. I'm really blessed that my pregnancies are fairly easy. Besides the fatigue and occasional nausea, I'm doing great. (and who doesn't experience atleast a bit of both? :))
Well, I'm off to pack for our trip!


The David & Misty Hylkema Clan said...

Boy...I can't wait to see the pictures of the ice cream sandwich time!!! If it's not the chocolate sticking to the fingers, it's the ice cream melting and/or all over the face...they can sure be messy! hahaha Speaking of ice cream have GOT to try the Skinny Cow brand. They are SOOOOO good. They are super low in WW points, which is good for me :)

Lisa said...

He's getting so big Jodie! Such a cute boy!

Julie said...

cute pics, jodie!