Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy 11 Months My Dear, Sweet Noelle!

My baby is 11 months old today! Only one month of official babyhood left :( Noelle is so funny and sweet! She loves to give mommy kisses and hugs and pats on the back. She is a wonderful eater and is loving exploring new foods, especially if mommy and daddy are eating it too. She is finally learning how to stand on her own, and she loves "reading" her books and playing. She can wave hi and goodbye, and can say mama, dada, ow, and hi (except not always in the right contexts!) She really is our little bright, blue-eyed angel. This first year is just flying by!

Now tell me that doesn't look like Erik with blue eyes and curly hair!

Also, we think she is finally working on getting her first tooth in! We'll definitely keep you updated on that :)

We thank our Heavenly Father every day for our lovely Noelle Miranda!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Awesome Hair!

And beautiful blue eyes to boot! What a pretty girl our angel is.

This one just made me laugh. Guess I was just a little too close with the camera.

Fun Fun Fun in the Snow and the Sun!

This was Noelle's first real time in the snow, and really she didn't like it very much haha. We were only out for about 10 minutes before she had had enough, which was fine cause there's only so much you can do in the snow with a baby that can't stand or walk.

The "sled"

The slide

The snot :)

One unsure girl!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Daddy's Sense of Humor

Noelle definitely inherited it! We were driving home last night and we took a bit of a break. I came back to the car to this. What a crack up she is!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Weebles Wobble...

And sometimes this little weeble falls down :) Noelle is finally putting some interest into standing up. She is still very wobbly and not very strong, but it is fun to see her upright.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sgetti Sgetti Bo Betti...

Noelley likes spaghetti :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm Bustin' Outta Here!

We had just finished changing her diaper and we left the room for just a moment and came back to this: our sweet angel peeking out at us, or trying to break free, one or the other. It totally cracked us up :) Sorry some of the pics are blurry, our camera can't seem to take the kind of quality pictures that her pretty little face deserves. I know, I am terribly conceited about my baby (but really, look at that hair!).

On a side note, Noelle pushed herself up from laying on her tummy to sitting for the first time today! We are so proud of our big girl (even if she was "supposed" to be able to do that a while ago).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Temple Square

And boy was it cold! Yes, we went out in 12 degree weather to see the lights. I don't think Noelle saw much besides Erik's chest because we had her so bundled up, but maybe she'll have a better experience next year. Last year we went with the Gaus, and this year we went with the Thurmans. Despite the cold, we had a great time :)

I love that they heat the water so the fountains can keep running. This one was steaming. It made a really pretty effect with the temple in the background, which I am not really talented enough to be able to fully capture with my camera.


We got the internet at home today (woooo hoooo!) so I'm actually blogging again! We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas this year. It was so fun having Noelle and watching her laugh and play all day. Of course, she didn't really know what was going on, but we still had a great day. And of course, we didn't take hardly any pictures, only of Christmas morning. But besides presents with the Gau side, we also had a Williams family lunch, and spent the evening with the Thurmans. It was so wonderful to see everybody and spend time with family :)

Opening her very first present ever.

Christmas eve with the fam.