Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pretty good year

Apparently Noah thought it would be fun to end 2008 by changing things up a bit.


He's decided that he's finally ready to talk- he had us worried there. He doesn't seek out all listening ears and working microphones in the area (like someone else we know) but he definitely makes his thoughts and wishes known. We've gained a whole new understanding of Noah now that we get a glimpse of what goes on in that little mind of his:

While eating out one night with a large group of family, Noah found himself seated at the head of the busy table. Before I could restrain him, he stood to full height on top of his highchair and loudly exclaimed to us all with raised hands, "I'm batman!". Definitely didn't see that one coming.

Noah has also decided that he can be contained in a crib no longer. Those who have experienced this know the first time they manage to crawl out on their own changes everything.
He now shares the bottom bunk with Calvin and we put them to bed together hoping one of these nights they will eventually fall asleep on their own. So far, no luck. (On our latest trip to Missouri he even managed to outlast his patient Uncle Sidney singing to him for over an hour and his sweet Aunt Mary lying down with him until 3am, I'm pretty sure they won't be volunteering to put Noah to sleep any time soon.) It is impossible to keep our defiant little Noah in his room, much less his bed. Unfortunately for us, he's setting an early precedence for pushing boundaries.

(Technically he's still "in" his room.)

And finally, Noah has started the exciting process of potty-training. In so doing, he has brought to light a design flaw in boys' underwear. Apparently all of the cool pictures of cars, Diego, superheroes, etc. can only be found on the back, making it impossible for the little boys wearing them to see the pictures (which is pretty much the only reason to wear "big boy potty pants"). Luckily, Noah has found a solution- just wear them all backwards.

So, here's to another exciting year with little boys growing up too fast.

10 comments:

Kristin said...

My Isaac, 3, still wears his backwards, he says they are comfy that way.

Valerie said...

That is the cutest picture of Noah in the beginning. Wow, he's doing a lot of "big boy" things. Isn't the whole sleeping thing such a pain at times? Owen still crawls into bed at night with us. We're trying to bribe him out of it (you do what you can, right?) Here's to successful potty training as well.

CamilleJohnFam said...

Sam wears his backwards too. What is up with that? Why does bedtime have to be so difficult anyway? Sam is transitioning between nap and no nap and its a disaster both ways...he'll go to bed if he doesn't get a nap but sometimes wakes me up in the middle of the night hungry if he goes to bed too early. You can't win! I'm glad that John and RB got to go some of the same interviews!

kristi lee said...

Man I wish we lived closer...your boys are HUUULARIOUS!

Becca said...

What a trip. I love the Batman line. You need to come to Florida, we are missing way too much of our kids growing up.

Jessika said...

So cute... I love your posts. Your boys are adorable! I love the pic at the bottom of the two of them together. Miss you!

Laurie said...

I sincerely wish you all the best in potty training. That's the thing I hate the most.

I love your pictures, and my boys have the same blue striped pjs--I love it when they're in them!

~LisaLou~ said...

Hey! Ty likes his underoo's like that for the same reason. He looks at me like I'm from mars when I turn them around!

AnnDee said...

Luke has the same problem with underwear! I think it's cute. I love the updates and absolutely love your boys. It was so fun to see you in action in primary on Sunday. You are so good with the kids and so good with Calvin. He is so funny the things he says and you are so sweet. I need to take some lessons from you! You really enjoy your boys and it's so refreshing! That's why they are so smart and sweet!

PS -- sleeping together gets better! I love that Jake and Luke share rooms/beds. They love it too. I love to listen to what they talk about before they fall asleep, pretty entertaining! Nothing is better than when Luke says, "Jakie...I love you."

Julia said...

I was going to make a comment, but then I realized that I do not have any children to talk about... but I do have 7 brothers! Let Noah know that Uncle Any, Uncle Itchy, Uncle Louie, Uncle Sidney, and Uncle Willy (R.B. and Joe wore plastic underwear) ALL decided that underwear was more entertaining when the picture was on the front. It must be a boy thing...