Friday, February 26, 2010

My boy


is now 6 months old...and growing up FasT...
Today was his 6-mo checkup
and here are the stats:

weight = 16 pounds 3.5 ounces [35%]
length = 26.5 inches [50%]
head circumference = 45 cm [85%]

so....to translate: my baby is a little on the thin side, average height, and has a pretty big noggin'...
haha i love it!
The doctor said that he is doing GREAT and he was also very surprised that Noa could crawl and stand already! I was worried his weight hadn't gone up much from 5 months but the doctor reassured me that it is completely normal for babies around this age to thin out a little. phew! and to hear that Noa is doing as good as he can be was a huge relief!

I love Love LOVE this little boy!


I also have to add these:
I couldn't resist taking these pictures! so precious!
Chad was completely asleep, by the way


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another Birthday Post


To my greatest role model and the best mother (and grandma) in the world:


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



We love you and miss you TONS!

Megumi, Chad, and Noa

Monday, February 22, 2010

a VEGAS weekend

It still amazes me how FAST babies grow and learn to do new things...like learning to SiT....CrAwL.............and yes... StaND!!!!

This weekend we drove down to Vegas to celebrate
Noa's 6 month birthday and my (early) 24th birthday.
We ate lots of delicious food (as always), hung out with family, went to church, saw some friends, watched the Olympics!
....but....We mostly did Noa-stuff
(because our life pretty much revolves around this little guy :D)

We watched him learn to sit up perfectly on his own

and crawl everywhere
- he really just goes and goes and goes! -

and finally - the kicker:
we watched him learn to stand up all on his own.....
video
still a little wobbly...but i can just see him starting to walk and run around in NO time!


Anyway....we had a great time in Vegas!!!

Here are some more pictures from the weekend:

Noa with Great-grandma Betty
bath in the sink
boy, that felt good!Noa's sweet new look with Grandpa Keith
smiling with Great-Aunt Konne
Great-Uncle Tony
playing with Great-grandpa Dean
...and his dogs
meeting Jacob Coronado, back from his mission in Russia


Sunday, February 21, 2010

1/2 Year Mark!

February 21st, 2010
- Noa turned 6-months -

HAPPY 6 month BIRTHDAY, little one!


Noa's accomplishments @ 6 months:

*he can sit up completely, unsupported, by himself*
*he crawls and goes all over the place*
*he eats rice cereal and other solid foods*
*he is starting to pull himself up onto his feet*
*recognizes different faces - sometimes cries with strangers*
*says: "up/op" "mamam" "bahbah"*
*blows air/spit and makes farting noises with his mouth*
*Loves sucking on his toes...fingers...pretty much anything he can get his hands on*
he is still the CUTEST baby in the whole wide world!

We love him SOOO much!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Belated Valentine's♡

Happy Valentine's Day!


Today is
our official Valentine's celebration...
Chad and I will be able to spend more than half of the day together!
We will go to the movies

and maybe grab a dessert somewhere.

We haven't had "just us" time in a looong time, so I'm preeetty excited

I Love you, babe!

I love
love this poem:

I LOVE!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

February is a month of BIRTHDAYS in our family...FOUR (and a half > Noa's 6 mo.) birthdays +Valentine's Day! ...SO basically a month of CELEBRATION!!!


Happy Birthday Dad!

We Love you!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Yoko!


Happy Birthday to my dear little sister, Yoko!
She turned 22 today! Yay!!

Yoko, we hope you have a wonderful 22nd birthday!

We LOVE you!!

Chad, Megumi, and Noa

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

what would you call this...?

So you know a couple weeks ago, Noa was starting to take the crawling position and rocked back and forth (the video from the previous post)...well just a few days ago he started doing this....

video

i dont know if you can call that crawling or the so-called "army crawl," yet, but he does get from point A to point B, especially when he knows exactly what he wants.

Also...lately he's been "talking" and saying things like "ooomam..." and "mamama..." ~ He gets a kick out of me getting so excited that he might actually start calling me mama that when i try to get him to repeat it, he just smiles and laughs :D But nonetheless, it is adorable!

video