Monday, April 27, 2009

First Sleepover, Sibling Love and Easter.

Noah had his first sleepover last weekend when his pal, Jackson, visited from San Antonio. I am close friends with Jackson's mommy, Jenny, so it was a fun time for all. Noah and Jackson had such a blast together!
Jackson will have a new little sister this June. Judging from how much he adores Penelope, I think he is going to be an awesome big brother!!!
Some recent snaps of Noah and Penelope. Gotta love the sibling bonding!
At first glance, the next two photos look exactly alike. I thought it was funny though, that in the first one, Noah is serious and Penelope is smiling. And in the next photo, vice-versa. Details only a mommy cares about? Probably, but it was too sweet not to share!
I usually choose the best photo from each series but I seriously could not decide between these three. They are each lovely in such different ways.
A couple of weeks ago, this bird built her nest in the gutter above our back door. She has a lovely teal lining around her eye, and does not seem threatened or bothered by us at all. In fact, she seems to enjoy observing us and even posed for photos. She is very serene. I have yet to go outside and find the nest empty, unlike the nest in the front yard that is almost always empty. She seems like such a devoted mommy. I have a feeling I'll miss her when she's gone.
Noah's best friends are his cousins, Gio, Brianna and Adrian. They had a ball together on Easter weekend. Brianna is such a little mommy, and Noah eats it up.
Toys and popsicles. Life is good.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The first of many

Noah used his potty today for the first time! He has sat on it many times but today was the first time he did something besides just sit. It was so cute how proud he was! So I guess this means that I must now be more active and consistent in my potty training efforts (Andres has been much better). I haven't wanted to push it on him, since I've always heard that it is much easier once they're truly ready. And, if I'm being completely honest, I've been a bit lazy. It's just easy to change a diaper and know that there will be no accidents or emergencies. But ready or not, we seem to have entered official potty training mode! Hopefully I won't relapse...

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Two exciting milestones this week! Penelope can now sit up unassisted. I do have to assist her into the sitting position, but she can stay there all by herself now. Of course I do have to be there to catch her when she starts falling headfirst in any direction. But still...

Also, she has cut her two first teeth (bottom front). This one is hard for me, because I think the gummy smile is oh-so irresistibly cute. You can't actually see them much, but you can definitely feel them! Yes, I found out the hard way.

Noah is all about posessions now. Everything is "mine"... My shark. My nuggets. My Buzz Lightyear. Mine, Mommy.

Yes, Noah. It is all yours. My heart included.