Monday, July 30, 2007
you too can be mesmerized...
(and learn the "Go, Baby!" dance like Noah has, complete with clapping in time with the music)
click here to check it out!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
I was able to do my usual Target/Wal-mart/mall runs that are much more accessible with a car and make some progress on the book I'm reading. All-in-all it was a successful trip.
Noah definitely snapped out of his boredom now that we're home which makes life happy again for everyone!
exploring grandma's yard
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I think he's completely sick of all of his toys, books, CDs and DVDs. We went to the same playground twice yesterday and the day before! (which gets old VERY quickly for me.)
endless peek-a-boo games
obsessed with the stroller straps...
Luckily Jon was able to sneak home for a minute and get a smile out of him! Of course it took going through daddy's work bag and finding all kinds of "toys" to play with!
We're going up to gma S's house for a weekend in the "country" tomorrow, so hopefully the change of scenery will be enough to refresh our spirits!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Jon and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary today. This seems like a funny year to me. I don't really think "Oh, it doesn't seem like it's been 6 years!" or even "I can't believe it's only been 6 years!" The number seems just right for the length of time we've been together. We've definitely done a lot of growing up in the last 6 years. I think we look super young in our engagement photo. (maybe it was just that wide-eyed optimism!)
But, it's been an amazing journey so far and I'm excited for the future...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
(complete with mommy's crossbite!)
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
here are a few pics of a recent trip there:
Another good "hot day" playground that we discovered on the west side of Central Park on 69th street. It's called the "Adventure Playground." Some of it's features include an awesome water feature with a built-in slide and wading area that the little ones can splash around in. It also has a stone sand fortress, a treehouse, and a climbing pyramid for wall crawlers -- more fun for the older ones.
This month's Time Out New York Kids had an article entitled, "7 NYC Playgrounds to Avoid" and one of them was one that I listed as a favorite in my last playground post! So, I am officially taking the "Ancient Playground" off the list... it was cited as being "rife with causes of scrapes and splinters." And "while the playground does boast a sand surface, the concrete climbing structures are quite steep and have sharp edges." I liked it only because there weren't as many gaps where Noah could potentially fall off the equipment. But it definitely had too many sharp edges and many potential scraped knees!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
I've had a hard time trying to catch all of his tricks in one shot... so here's the best I could do. (He definitely has to be in the right mood for these things!)
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Noah is definitely getting more stable on his feet these days. He has recently become a big fan of the walking toy that g-ma H. got him for his b-day. All I have to say to him is "Noah, let's go walk, walk, walk." Then he points to his toy and tries to imitate what I'm saying. It comes out like, "gock, gock, gock."
here's a clip of the crazy little guy:
Last week he took his first official "steps", but I have yet to catch it on camera. He definitely has to be in the right mood to practice doing his steps, otherwise there is a major protest.
His most recent trick has been to stand up on his own in the middle of the floor when we say, "Noah, no hands!" He's very proud of himself everytime and knows we will clap. He even starts to clap before we do... very cute.