Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy 10 Months, Noah Arone!

Pretty wild to think that Noah is already 10 months old, and that we met him exactly 5 months ago today. So we have now known him as long as we didn't, and yet it all seems so timeless and though these dates are just interesting numbers and factoids for us, we did reflect today on how amazing it's been, how amazing it is, and how incredible our experiences (the good the bad and the ugly) are these days with Noah around.

He's a riot - he is smiling, giggling, laughing, screaming, whining, crying, crawling, standing, even walking now (he's up to 20 steps before crashing!)...oh, and talking his little words that only he understands...oh, and jumping like a mad man, he freaks all of the ladies out at day care, they can't believe it...oh, and singing! He has started to try to sing along with me when I bust into a little song I wrote called "Nobe, Nobe-No" (his nickname is Nobe) to the tune of "Strangers in the Night"...I have sung it to him since the day we met, and now he is singing along. That's probably my most precious moment of late, and there are many.

Nobe is keeping himself and his mom & dad (and Grandma & Grandpa O and Auntie L who paid him another visit last week) very busy - he's a mover and a shaker. We're just doing our best to keep up!


Heather said...

Happy 10 months Nobe!! WE LOVE YOU!!

20 steps already?? WOW!! Can't wait to see that!! Baby M is going to love running around with you!

Laura said...

Great Pics! Don't forget that he is a giggler too! Happy 10 months and I can't wait to celebrate 1 year in Illinois!!! Lots of Love, Auntie L :)

Rebecca said...

10 Months Old! He is precious. I love the picture of him sleeping on the couch. He looks so innocent and sweet - a little angel :)

Miss you guys! I know you all are busy, but I wish I could have Noah updates every day :)

The Roberts Family said...

Awwwww ..... I was stoppin' by the Rooney's blog and saw the pic of you guys and got SO jealous that they got to see you!!! :) I called David in to see new pics of Noah Arone. I think he ooohed and aaahed as much as I did. :) We MISS you guys!!! I've been majorly slacking in the picture department. I need to get out the camera soon. Love ya friend! ~Shelly

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