Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Reading Chair

It would seem Noah has decided that our office chair is an exceptionally good reading chair. He climbed up in it all by himself with three of his books and read them. We just hope that his love of books continues as he gets older.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stick a Fork In It

I never think from day to day that it is at all difficult to eat with a fork. After all, I have been doing it for quite some time now. Apparently it is a hard skill to master. Noah is still working on it. Part of the problem is that his fork is plastic and is quite rounded in the places where it should be pointy. That does make it more challenging to stab your delicious chicken. But Noah is persistent. He chases the chicken around his tray until he catches it.


Sometimes, he tries picking it up and holding it, thinking that could make things easier. 

And sometimes, despite his best efforts, the chicken will not yield to the tiny fork. In those cases, his fingers still work just fine to pop the poultry right into his mouth. One day, when he gets his hands on a real fork, that chicken won't even know what happened.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spikes Like Daddy

One day before giving Noah a bath, Taylor decided it would be funny to put some gel in his hair and see what happened. This was the result.

Noah seemed to enjoy looking at his new style in the mirror. He found it quite amusing. Hopefully it will be a very long time before he wants gel of his own.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fort Larkin

Taylor was trying to keep Noah entertained on Saturday so that I could make cupcakes for a dinner we were going to on Sunday. I pulled the Cars tent out of the storage room upstairs because Noah really enjoys playing in it. Taylor grabbed a couple of blankets and took the tent a step further.

He extended the tent into a fort that covered most of the walkway upstairs. They had a good time crawling around in it and still had a view of the Cars movie that was playing.  Thanks to a couple of large blankets and a little Daddy engineering, this turned out to be quite a fun Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bottoms Up

Noah is still getting the hang of eating with a spoon or fork. He hasn't quite figured out that as he tries to turn the spoon upside down to put it in his mouth, the peas or corn that he has on the spoon end up in his lap. He does better with thicker choices, like oatmeal or yogurt, that stick to the spoon a bit more.

You may be wondering how he has managed to get yogurt all over his chin and the top of his nose. Well, that's because he decided that this was a better way to eat it.

You have to really put your face right in there. When that fails, you pick up the cup, smash it further into your face, and use your tongue to reach the yummy strawberry yogurt. I'm making a mental note to prepare a lesson on table manners as soon as possible.

Monday, March 4, 2013

When Mommy Plays With Chalk

We finally had a decent day to go outside and play for a little while, so we took a ball and some sidewalk chalk and headed to the cul-de-sac. Noah will scribble with the chalk a little but, but he pretty much just wants to dump it out on the ground and then put it back in the box. This is what happens when Mommy gets to play with the chalk.

I might have had more fun with the chalk than Noah did on this particular day.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

There's Something In Your Hair

I bought fuzzy pom poms for Noah to play with, but quickly discovered that he needs to be supervised while playing with them. Apparently even to an 18 month old, the look really tasty. But who says supervising has to be a serious undertaking? Taylor and I have our own way of supervising. I highly recommend it. No one gets hurt, Noah had fun, and so did we. That makes for great playtime.