Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Noah These Days

Let's see.  What to say about Noah these days.

His most annoying habit these days is closing any door in the house he passes that's open.

The flip side of this is that in the past week he's also started knocking on doors and saying "who's there?" or "who's home?"  I assume he picked this up at school.

Something he's been doing for a while, that I assume - and hope - is common for his age is having his favorite little things that he sleeps with and/or takes in the car with him.  It can be this little airplane toy or his glow worm or two long, blue duplos stuck together, or his Jake book.  The one good thing is that he is willing and able to go find/get them most of the time.  But, it does also mean we have to sort of at least have an idea of where they are to tell him to go look.

Remember about four to six weeks ago when we tried to put new shoes on his feet and he reacted as if we'd set his feet on fire.  Fun times.  Well, Saturday he got his shoes wet and they weren't dry by the time we wanted to go somewhere.  So, we got the new shoes, put them on his feet, and he's been happy to wear them ever since.  Woohoo.  I guess he realized they were more comfy than the old ones.

We're also fond of remembering the days when he was a nice, quiet little boy.  We listened when people said that probably wouldn't last.  It didn't.  Boy does he jabber a lot.  I'd say we're up to understanding about 40% or so.  He's constantly learning new words and phrases.  I still think part of his problem could be his brain working faster than his mouth.

He still watches quite a bit of Curious George, and a little Sofia, but now he's in love with Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

Last week I was eating a little cheese pizza for lunch and he ended up eating about 1/4 of it.  Tonight, Ching had some steam bag corn and he helped himself to a few bites.  So there is hope that he will expand his list of foods beyond 20 things.  His absolute favorite food right now is Jello.  Thankfully, he didn't mind all that much when we were out of it.

Oh yeah.  Potty training.  We have NO idea how it works.  Thanks to pre-school, he's started using his potty chair several times a day.  Mostly we have him use it in the morning before getting dressed, before and after his nap, and then before his bath.  He's getting better at pulling down his pants and pull-ups.  He's not to the point where he says, "hey, let's go potty" yet.  But, he's doing better at this point than we thought he'd be.  We just don't really know how to "move the process forward".

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