Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This and That

It's been a while since we've updated, there are lots of little things happening, but not many big ones so it's harder to find things to write about.  It's easier to do short little updates on FB.  

These are a couple of FB updates:

We went to Chick-fil-A for some dinner, after we'd eaten, Nerdstar got a strawberry shake - when Noah saw it he said, rather loudly, Wow... Wow... Wow... and then proceeded to drink at least half of it, looking rather concerned whenever Nerdstar would take a drink!

I've heard tales of toddlers who stop eating or get more picky. OMG our boy is a pig. He's even branching out a little. Funny thing, it's in a white trash direction. He insisted on a slice of bread with butter for a snack. Then the other day he had a slice of bologna - but no bread with it. At least he doesn't know about fried bologna yet. (and yes, I sing the oscar mayer song to know how to spell bologna.) Still no rice or tofu!

Now for more of an update.

We didn't do Christmas this year.  No tree or lights or presents or anything.  Partly because Noah still doesn't know what it's all about or get excited when he sees Christmas trees and such.  Last year we thought this would be the year, now we figure it'll be next year.  

We also decided to just meet up with my family in Vegas this week instead of flying down to Dallas.  None of us have been there in years and it sounded fun.  I think Noah is going to have a blast with his Granny and Pa and cousin Zach and uncle Jason!  Nerdstar and I are looking forward to some good food, some good naps and maybe a little gambling.  

Our boy is starting to have his routines.  He's learned how to say "tunes" so when he wakes up he tells me to turn on his tunes so he can dance either in his bed or out of it first thing in the morning.  Then he's getting to where he wants to go watch "T" - tv.  He's still just watching his three Japanese movies. He didn't even sit through all of Toy Story.  He also still watches Foster's Home while we eat dinner.  I know he should be watching less, but it's winter and a cold one at that.  He'll be more than ready to spend lot of time outside when it's warm enough.  He's ready to spend more time outside in the cold than we are.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


While there's still so much we don't know about our boy due to him still not speaking a lot of English (he often sounds German or just plain ole alien ) but we do know he has a sense of humor.  Having a sense of humor was one of the things I wondered about early on.  So far, Nerdstar is a lot more funny than I am.  And, naturally, most of his humor is slap-stick in nature.  If he can do something that makes Nerdstar say "oowww" or get her to make a funny face - that's hysterical.  Last night, he would look at her and whisper something, then when she's whisper something back, he'd totally crack up.  And even though we don't understand him, there are still many times he'll be jabbering away then stop jabbering and just laugh, like he just said the funniest thing ever.  Of course, that cracks us up, then he laughs some more.  He still laughs anytime he hears other people laughing.  So cute!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Viewing Habits

Noah has developed some pretty specific viewing habits.  I've mentioned on FB that he LOVES Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.  (Don't worry, you're not the only one who's never heard of it.)  Seriously, check it out on  There were six or seven seasons, but only the first season is available on dvd.  I read they're all on, but we don't have that on the computer he uses to watch stuff.  Anyway...

He also likes to watch the videos we've taken of him.  He gets to watch those on my lap in the mid-mornings while I surf.  He gets to watch FHFIF in the evenings when we eat dinner.

Over thanksgiving, he started saying "T" to refer to the tv.  We took his FHFIF dvds and Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.  He will sit through both of those, usually 1/2 at a time.  They are absolutely beautiful and mostly calm.  We have no idea why he likes them, but he does and that's ok with us.  He's getting Howl's Moving Castle for Christmas.

Our tv is downstairs, he and I still spend all of our "home" time upstairs.  He's getting to where he'll ask for "T" time about once a day, or when we come in or out of the house.  So, we'll come down and snuggle on the sofa - he has already picked out "his" spot on the sofa - and watch one of his two movies.

I've put in Kung Fu Panda, Wall-E, Lion King, and Monster's Inc.  Can't say he liked any of them.  Ok.

He also doesn't like the cartoons on Sprout or Nick, Jr.  And for that, I thank God.