Thursday, May 28, 2009
He was SO tired in the car on the way home. I decided to sit in the back with him to see if I could keep him from falling asleep in the car. He was so sweet and sleepy! What a charming boy, and a fun day!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Now that Porter is almost as close to one as he is 11 months, I'd better get this post up here...
Our sweet boy turned 11 months on May 10th, my first Mother's Day!
Believe it or not, he continues to grow cuter, sweeter, and smarter every day!
Here are some things our noonie has been up to in the last little while:
Talking - The child is booming with words. It's actually a little crazy. His pediatrician thinks he's a genius and she shows him off to the other doctors and nurses at the office! Some of his latest include kitty, turtle (tuh-too!), bubble, nose (and he points to my mouth...we're working on that), and if I ask him what a doggie says he says woof, woof! If I ask him what a sheep says, he will usually say baa, baa. (sometimes woof, woof though!) The other day I asked him what sheep says and he said buboo! (bubble). He also says nummy, nummy when it's time to eat. He is such a chatterbox and we love it! Now, please be aware that I am not one of those crazy moms who thinks her kid can actually say stuff that he can't. His words are still very primitave and only a few of them are perfectly formed, but he recognizes things and calls them the same thing every time, and we understand what he is saying...so we think he is a smartie-pants :)
Taking steps - He loves to "walk" to us from the ottoman especially. He will let go and take a step or two, usually lunging forward and crashing in our laps...so cute! He is getting really steady on his feet and can stoop down to pick things up, too. He's not ready to take off on his own yet, though, and Mommy is totally okay with that!
Dancing - He does the cute-baby-bob up and down when he hears a good tune.
Cuddling - Lucky for me, Porter is a little snuggle bug! He loves to cuddle with us! If I ask for a snuggle, he will stop what he's doing and come give me a squeeze. How sweet is that?!
Kissing - Oh my, does he love to kiss. He will seriously attack you, and you will have to bust out the Brawny after he is done with your face. Awesome. He will also kiss his toys or animals is you ask him to. What a loverboy!
Un-Gently Touching- Okay, so this one's not so good... some may call it hitting, but he never hits when he is upset, so sometimes I wonder if he is just touching and doesn't know how to be gentle, but it's a whack nonetheless. Unfortunately he likes to un-gently touch Jackson's head a lot. And my face. Those are his two favorite...good times.
Eating new foods - He loves tofu tossed in crunched up whole wheat Ritz crackers, and he has a new love for grapes. This morning when he was playing in the fridge (which he does a LOT) he opened the bottom drawer, plucked off a grape and popped it in his mouth. Of course I flipped out, not wanting him to choke on it, so I tried my darndest to get it out of his mouth. He had the death grip on that thing. The moment I realized I couldn't get it out was the same moment I realized he chewed it up and it was 3/4 gone...crisis averted. I will definitely remember to zip the grape bag closed from now on....guess he knows what he likes! He also loves pasta with sauce, which is a new one for us. I hadn't been able to eat tomatoes since he was born because they gave him a horrible diaper rash, but lately that isn't that case (yay!). I was reluctant to give him anything with spaghetti sauce, but we tried it and he LOVED it! His little tummy did great, so I am happy to be able to add another food he loves to the list of dinner possibilities.
I can't believe how fast he is growing and how much he is learning. Will he REALLY be one in a few weeks?!?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Yesterday, Craig came home with the best 5 dollar gift Porter has ever received... his own golf clubs! It was pretty astonishing to see how he immediately knew what to do with them. He LOVES them! Think he may have seen Daddy play golf in the livingroom??? Craig likes to call him "Noonie Woods" now. I guess time will tell!
This video was taken when Craig first gave him his new clubs yesterday...a hole in one!
Tonight we took our little golfer to The PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra. It was such a lovely evening! The weather was perfect. The sun was hiding behind a few puffy clouds and there was a gorgeous cool breeze. We got there just in time to see Phil Mickelson tee off on the famous 17th hole and then we followed him to finish off the 18th. It was fun being so close to a celebrity! Then we found a cozy spot on the side of a hill with a perfect view back at the 17th and we took off our shoes and got comfortable. Porter crawled around in the grass while we watched the last few groups play through. We also saw beautiful wildlife, including a family of hawks in a giant nest, and a family of egrets feeding their noisy little ones. My favorite part of the night was when Porter would clap every time the crowd would! He loved it! It was a perfect night...except there were no cameras allowed...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here are the words Porter can say or repeat:
Mama (working on Mommy)
and his absolute favorite...DOGGIE!
He says doggie at least 100 times a day! He calls all animals doggies...cats, squirrels, lions, even a random egret!
He is also working on water and baby. We are also trying to teach him to actually say bye-bye instead of just waving.
We took him to the pediatrician yesterday and she is very impressed with how many things he can say, even though, of course, he wouldn't say a peep for her! She says that by the age of one, most babies can say mama, dada, and maybe one other word. Go Porter!
Here are a couple videos of him talking:
In this video he is saying meow (OW!) to my mom's big cat. He kept calling him a doggie, and since he can't say cat or kitty, meow it is!
Here is one where he says doggie!
On Sunday we traveled down to Orlando to visit Mom's cousin Joan and her husband Bruce who were visiting the U.S. from South Africa. We had such a lovely visit, and Porter loved bouncing on Bruce's leg! It has been a favorite activity around here since then! Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures there...what was I thinking?!
We really enjoyed our time with Granny and Grandpa, we just wish it could have been for longer. Come visit us again soon! We love you so much!