Anyway, back to Christmas Break. Because I work part-time, I will almost have exactly 3 weeks off work over break. Break couldn't have come at a better time - remember the stomach flu? Well, ever since Noah has recovered from that, it's like we hit a Reset Button. You know, when your child is going through a phase where he or she is throwing fits, saying no, or talking back, and then he or she gets sick. After surviving the illness, your child is back to behaving like the wonderful little person you are trying to raise him/her to be. That's what I call "The Reset Button." Noah has absolutely been the most fun he has ever been since being sick, and I am SO thankful that I have a job that didn't make me miss it. I love this kid!
My friend Jill is also a school psychologist, and her son Jake was born a few hours after Noah - remember Cape San Blas? Well, we decided to take the boys to the Children's Museum earlier this week, and we had a blast! I wish I had a picture of the first thing we did because it was probably one of our favorites. We went up to the second floor and waited in line for a bit, feeding the boys Goldfish crackers to keep them happy in their strollers. After about 15 minutes or so, we were at the front of the line for the BIG Winter Wonderland Slide that stretched from the 2nd floor down to the first floor. Noah sat on my lap, and Jill and Jake were right next to us. We went downnnn the big slide, and Noah smiled the whole way! When we reached the bottom, Jake bolted back to the slide and attempted to climb back up it (who could blame him?), and Noah cried because the fun was over. Ahh...you have to love one year olds. Here is the rest of our day in pictures...
After a little more time at Jolly Days, we left the second floor and made our way to Playscapes on the 3rd floor. Noah played in the water table for a bit and then immediately bee-lined his way to the play kitchen area. Seeing how much he still enjoyed it made me cross my fingers that Santa would bring him a kitchen play set for Christmas!
Noah broke a little girl's heart (probably won't be the last time) by climbing into this little baby crib. She really wanted to put her baby doll in there, but Noah thought it was hilarious that he fit it just right.
Don't you love this picture (below)? Noah finally made eye contact with the camera. I get on my own nerves saying, "Noah, look honey! Noah over here! Noah say cheese!" while we are out on an adventure. This time, he actually looked!