A Bowlful of Cherries

Celebrating Matty and Noah

My Puppet turns 1.

Has it really been a year already?
You mean this wasn’t just yesterday?

Before you were born, I swore that you were a little girl. But when you entered the world at 1045 on a Tuesday, your papa turned to me smiling and said, “It’s a boy!”
And then I saw your face for the first time and couldn’t help but giggle. You were my boy! As the midwife placed your slick body into my arms, my first words to you were, “Awww, you’re so gross!”
I meant that with the most affection possible.
And they asked us for your name and even though we had 3 names we were contemplating, I simply said, “Noah.” Because that is who you were. I met you and knew your name. My Noah.
It’s been a wonderful year Noah.

You’re quick with a smile and have the most wonderfully infectious giggle when you really get going. It makes the whole world brighter.

One of my favorite things is to watch you follow your big brother Matty around, wanting to play with everything he plays with, wanting to go everywhere he goes, laughing when he’s being goofy. You both are always on the move now, it’s darn hard to get a photo with the two of you sitting still!

I love the fact that we get our own time during the day. While Matty is at school, we play.

And sometimes you just want to sit and read. You read books now, you don’t eat them anymore!

You have so many glorious teeth in you mouth, your smile is something I never tire of. (It makes for better toy-munching as well.)

I love that your hair gets ultra curly and unruly when it’ s humid out! Just like mine! Here you are doing your new thing, standing on the trampoline and eating your cheerios from your highchair. You pretty much demand this. I think it’s so you can jump in between each cheerio!

What will you do next? Your little face tells me you know.

Oh my Noah, my lovely boy. I’m so lucky to have you in our family.
You’re loud and quick and funny and sweet.
You like music and jumping.
You always want to be around us. (Except when you’re off getting into trouble.)
You’re good natured yet tenacious.
And just like with your big brother Matty, my heart gets filled with joy every time I see your smiling face.

I love you Puppet.
Happy Birthday!


Written by Donna

16 Oct 2008 at 803am

Posted in Misc.

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  1. Lovely.
    Happy Birthday Noah!
    What a face!


    17 Oct 2008 at 656pm

  2. tears to my eyes……as i always get when you write about the boys…..i love you all and miss you soooo much…

    aunt shari

    31 Oct 2008 at 1028am

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