Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My favorite day of the month

The 10th is my favorite day of each month! Porter turned 5 months old yesterday. Just as last month, I can't believe how fast the time is flying. Our little man is growing so fast, sometimes it seems like when he wakes up from his nap he has grown another inch! He continues to be such a joy in our life, and we are so grateful to be his parents! He is full of smiles, especially for daddy and for new people! He is rolling like crazy, and can push himself WAY up on his arms so that his chest is completely off the floor! He is so strong, and he still loves to stand up! He is practicing sitting, and will probably have that mastered before too long. He has also developed a very distict cry/yell when he is MAD. It's pretty funny! He has such a little personality!
How could anyone not love that sweet face and infectious smile?!

To celebrate his month birthday, he tried avocado for the first time! After much time researching what might be the best first food for our little one (after the rice cereal issues), we decided avocado was they way to go! He LOOOOVED it! You seriously couldn't get it to his mouth fast enough! He is a great little eater! He also tried a sippy cup with water for the first time today and did a great job! He is a natural! I made homemade sweet potatoes for him tonight and we will probably try that tomorrow. Yay, food! He has been waiting...not so patiently...for Mommy to get back on the food bandwagon. He gets mad when he sees me eat and I don't give him any! Little moose!

We also celebrated by taking Porter to the zoo for the first time! Unfortunately, we only got there an hour before it closed, so we were mad-dashing around to see as many animals as we could!
Here he is in the car on the way. An all-American boy. (Well, half South-African, too!) Does he not look like my brother in this picture?!

We rode the train while we were there and he LOVED it!
This is a picture of him sitting with Aunt Suz on the train, checking out the sights.

We have loved every second of the last five months!!!
Sweet noonie, WE COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE!!!
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Barb said...

Great post - just love the picture of him on the floor with that huge smile. Told you he is going to be just like his Grandpa - give him food, any food! Remember the way to a man's heart is through the stomach.

He is such a cutie and I can't wait to experience that personality first hand.

Lots of love,

Kendra said...

I love that first picture! About the avocados, Russell loved them too. I made a bunch and froze them, sounds like your on the homemade food bandwagon too :)

BTW, love his shirt in the zoo picture!

Coates Family said...

Definately first time mom with all your research about everything, you go girl! I'm proud of you. I love homemade baby food. P.S Brogan HATED avocados so I had to finish them for him!

Shannon said...

He's too adorable. I can't wait to see him in Dec. Abby is very excited to see "baby Porter" as well. Good luck with the homemade food. Abby's favorite were peas and Lissie really liked the yellow squash.

Hugs and kisses,

Alyse Patrice said...

Porter is getting SO big, Barbie!!! I found your blog!!! Here is mine if you want to check it out...alysepatrice.blogspot.com

The Miller Family said...

First of all, I think it's super-cute that you call him noonie, I don't know why...it's just such a cute little nickname!

And it was so fun to see you at the temple! Porter looks just like the pictures, and he seems SO sweet!

Let me know if you still wanna try to coordinate getting together to do a temple weekend thing sometime!

bnmwhitney said...

I cant believe how much he has changed. I am glad that Craig's family gets to see him this Christmas. It sure has made the thought of not going home for another Christmas easier since you all wont be there. I want to kiss those super cute chubby cheeks. He is so precious even if he looks like Doug!

Kisses from Aunt Tori!!

Melissa said...

Avocados - that's awesome! I still remember the days in San Diego at church when everyone would bring in bags of avocados trying to give them away! I hate actually paying for them now!

Holly said...

How do you cook Sweet Potatos? I really need to make them homemade for Chayce, but im too lazy and buy bottled food instead