Monday, September 28, 2009

Fountain Play

The McCoys had a family day on Saturday. Noah played in the turtle fountain with his buddy Isaac at the Irvi, I must note...Isaac and Noah don't really play together so much yet. Noah started off nervous of the loud water but got over his fear by the end!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I am NOAH!

Hello, I am Noah
(are you jealous of my eyelashes?)

I am ONE and love showing it!
I love climbing

I also love everything mommy says NO too

I am not chubby, I am...
wearing my daddy's t-shirt from when my daddy was 1yr,
he was just skinny!

I look like my Great Pop-pop
I am learning to walkI am working hard on my fourth tooth so that I with have two front teeth

I have a favorite toy. It is from my best buddy Jared.
I love Trains and I love pushing them into my mommy's leg!
I have the sweetest face and the most kissable cheeks ever!

I have my Daddy's eyes(And my mommy's badonkadonk)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Noah Is One!

Last Saturday, September 19th 2009 Noah turned ONE!

A year that seems to have gone by like the blink of an eye also has brought so much change, joy and renewal to our family that I have a hard time believing it has all happened. God has blessed Eric and I with the sweetest little man imaginable. I truly don't know how something can be so stinking cute, so incredibly lovable, so perfectly tender, sweet, sensitive and mmmm mmmm yummy...and such a smart, clever pain in the butt at the same time! Every single day I thank the Lord for our son and all he brings to our family.

At this point Noah has learned to:

  1. call Dog dog, toss his food to Duke from his highchair and laugh at it
  2. walk while holding on with only one hand (walking has been a slow progress)
  3. say Dada, Uh Oh, Mama, No, Love you (almost understandably), ball, Nana, that and hi
  4. sing/yell into his toy microphone (not very musically inclined!)
  5. sign all done, milk and drink (for water)
  6. hate whole veggies and thinks pureed veggies are the only way to go
  7. Dance dance...bouncing his bum up and down while standing
  8. scream, laugh and dance when Yo Gabba Gabba comes on tv
  9. wave hi and bye bye
  10. take his shoes off
  11. play peek-a-boo with himself
  12. give a hi-five
  13. clap clap clap for everything
  14. put things away (his new thing is to put anything back into it's container)
  15. walk with his pushing to walk toys
  16. enjoy grocery shopping
  17. explore the back yard, every second the back door is left open
Noah has three teeth, and the fourth popped through today (two days after he turned one). He is sleeping two, two hour naps each day and he sleeps at least 12 hours every single night. yes that is right! There have been a few times where he slept 14 hours! I love him for giving me rest!

FOOD. Noah loves cheese, yogurt, turkey (only no nitrates!), pureed veggies, tomatoes, pasta of all kinds, peaches and pears...and more. I am happy to say that I am free from breast feeding. Noah had breast milk for a year and is currently enjoying Organic Cows milk 2-3 times a day.

Mr. Cuddles. We get the most amazing hugs and cuddles from Noah before and after naps, evening and morning, and alost anytime we want to pick him up and squeeze him...he alows it.

Noah is a traveling kid. Since his birth he has traveled to: Temecula, Pennsylvania, Mammoth, San Diego, Mexico (via Carnival Cruise), Camping in San Clemente, Scottsdale AZ, Santa Barbara, Maui Hawaii and there are many years left to see the world my sweet child!

Thank you for all our family and friends for giving us endless support, babysitting hours and encouragement for this new adventure called parenting. Below are some pictures of Noah's First Birthday Party
Yay I'm One

I'm Not sure I like cake
You try it first!
This stuff is GOOD!
Great Grandma and Grandma McCoy
How super cute are these kids? I love Cuzin Nick
Welcome to my back yard =)
The Bounce House

The Clique

Li'l kid time in the Bounce House
(Noah, Sophia and Jared)
When Noah wasn't so sure about the Bounce House


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Warning: I am a copycat. Many of "my" great ideas are not really "mine". Never the less, I will be contributing to the Wordless Wednesday posts in the wonderful world know to many as the blogosphere. (did you know that my spell check wants to replace blogosphere with bloodsucker...yikes)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Maui 2009 Part 2

Some of the things that Noah learned while in Hawaii

Noah doesn't mind a flower lei...but he hates the smell

(j/k this is my not-so-pro editing)

That the camera lens is usually in reaching distance

To crawl like a monkey
No more army crawling
(I think it was the cold travertine tile that changed this!)
That he LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. I mean LOOOOVES!
He took on the very classic SJB III pose every second we played it for him.
This is him watching the show on Daddy's computer while Mommy got ready for a date night.
Noah learned to eat a sandwich.
He eats PB&J, but really loves turkey and cheese!
Father like son.
Pretty much in everything, but absolutely positively everything that is water!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Maui 2009 Days 1-4 (revised)

Noah recently vacationed in Maui with us for 10 days. We were so blessed to find a beautiful condo in Ka'anapali Beach and we took advantage of our stock pile of sky miles...and went for it! The entire trip was packed full of fun activities.

First Day, The Flight
The 5 hour flight was something that I was dreading. After our flight was moved 4 times from 1pm to 1:45 am, we finally switched from Delta to American and left at a reasonable 4pm. Thursday afternoon the three of us made it to the boarding gate safely and decided that was a feat of it's own that deserves being noted. While we waited to get a seat number...apparently we were one of the last ones to arrive at the gate, Argh, we giggled at a mom telling her two sons that everybody was praying that their seats weren't by them because they can't behave. Ha ha, not too long and we will probably feel the same way about our family. We were just about the last ones to board (that just doesn't make sense to me), and we were unlucky enough to be stuck sitting 10 rows apart from each other. That was frustrating. I was in the very last row smelling the bathrooms, but sitting next to a mother and her 16 month old. So at least I didn't have to worry about Noah annoying her. Eric sat in the middle of the plane next to two teenagers who were busy with their headphones and ipods the entire flight. Noah did great, it is a lot of work to keep him happy and entertained on a flight, but it can be done. I can tell you that Eric did help and gave me a little snooze, but I still slept like a baby that night!

First Night, Wailea
One night was spent in Wailea at an amazing 3 bedroom house on the beach. It was huge, extravagant, comfortable and the entire back opened to the outside. I almost didn't want to leave. If it wasn't 45min from everything we would have stayed there the entire vacation! We were starving but it was late by the time we got there so the only thing we could find were chicken strips at a Safeway...that held us over.

2nd Day
Breakfast at the Kihei Cafe. Noah had a fruit plate to himself, I had Biersch Mueslix and Eric had Pork Fried Rice with Eggs.

Then we moved our things into the condo in Ka'anapali. The condo fit our needs much better. Though it was still a 1500sqft condo, it was much smaller than the house and more than we needed! It was such beautiful weather so we decided there was no better thing to do than to spend the day at the beach...and so we did! That night we went to Lahaina for dinner at the MaiTai Lounge (not great food) and Shaved ice (GREAT food)!

Noah waved at the entire restaurant from beginning of dinner until we left
view from our table

3rd Day
The Gazebo for breakfast, Yummmy! We ate amazing food that morning. I had the Country Benedict (sausage instead of ham), Eric had an omelet, we shared the Macadamia Nut Pancakes and Noah ate a little of everything. So did the crazy birds that kept stealing Noah's food when he wasn't looking! The Napili Bay is a cove next to the Gazebo Restaurant that is calm, white sand and beautiful so we wandered over and spent the afternoon there. Noah played in the small waves with Eric, swam on his tummy and floated on his back until he was trying to suck his thumb and swim at the same time...then it was nap time. We packed up and Noah slept the drive home. That evening we ate at the Hula Grill. Eric had and amazing Seafood Curry and Noah and I shared a Tamarind Opah. That evening we picked Nana and Pop-pop up from the airport. This is when the real fun began!

The Gazebo

Cuddles for Mom

4th Day
We all decided to start the trip with a casual hike before we get too daring. So we went to see the Iao Valley State Park. The Iao needle is a 1200ft natural rock monument that sits in between a stream, waterfall and a few beautifully lush mountains.

The Iao Needle

Hiking up

The view from the top

View straight down on the gardens
The stream behind us
Deeper into the vegitation and closer to the stream
Noah was so happy and enjoyed the walk