latest monthly post to-date (i think). sorry Noah. ;)
Not only have we obviously been caught up in the craziness of what is December, I've also been struggling all month to get a decent photo of Mr Noahpants.
I really, REALLY wanted to get a wide variety of shots this month, since 18 months is somewhat of a milestone, and instead I ended up with a lot of pics like this...
...he is OBSESSED with his bellybutton lately and will show it to anybody who will look, at anytime. ;)
I think I had truly forgotten mentally blocked how difficult this age can be (especially when the photographer is just momma, and it's much easier to ignore her and RUN where ever she may place you down for a photo...).
I even dragged a vintage baby toy piano that I've had stuffed in my garage for a couple of years now, out into our backyard to try to get him to stand in one place and LOOK AT ME for 2 seconds... but no luck.
(He did totally love banging the keys for about 11 seconds, though!)
And so, I'll take a 1/2 smile, because I know how much fun he was having at the park the day I took this - repeatedly sliding off and onto the bench, and chasing after Evan, and running the wooden walk-way paths that stretch over the edge of the intracoastal waterway where we were.
And so, at 18 Months, Noah...
...says momma, dadda, banana (nah-nuh), batman (bah-mah -- and used as a general name for ANY superhero or even Lightning McQueen for that matter), bubble (buh-bah), that (dat), Evan (Ehhhhh), and your new favorite uhoh.
...has 8 teeth and 2 molars.
...wants to climb EVERYTHING from the dishwasher to the couch to the music table to the high chair.
...weighs 23 lbs.
...gives BIG hugs and kisses with sound effects. ;)
...refuses to let me buckle him in to the front of a shopping cart, and attempts to dive-out at any chance.
...sings/hums the "elmo's world song" at any mention of Elmo.
...is extremely cuddly, loves to be rocked, and will sit in our lap at almost any chance he sees.
...LOVES to get a cookie at the grocery store. Will CLAP as we get closer to the bakery and then start pointing at the counter and telling me "DAT" "DAT" over and over. :)
...doesn't miss a beat. He's observing everything and anything that goes on and astounds us daily with some of what he immitates.
...CLAPS when i pull into the driveway and open the garage door!
...HATES talking woody (from the toy story bin). Cries and runs away when he comes out. We've had to hide him lately. ;)
...attempts to sing along with the ABC's. It won't be long before he really is.
...gets his shoes out of our shoe bin when it's time to go somewhere and tries to put them on himself.
...and attempts at all cost to keep up with Evan's antics. :)
And really, the best shot I got of Noah all month, was taken on Dec 1st - so just a day shy of 18 months, and ended up being our Holiday Card pic this year...
(there's a layout coming about this shot... and another on some of the out-takes!)
...We love you SO much, but Evan honestly adores you, N.