The Adventure Starts Here: Happy Half Birthday | Noah is 2 1/2 years old!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Half Birthday | Noah is 2 1/2 years old!

On Saturday, we celebrated Noah's "Half" Birthday!  I have officially become "that mom" who celebrates made up holidays.  Noah loves baking and blowing out candles, so I thought why not celebrate his half birthday by making half a cake and singing to him???

I honestly can't believe that Noah is already 2 1/2.  That means he's that much closer to being 3, and really no longer a baby... cue the tears!  In addition to some pictures from our 'half birthday' celebration, here's everything you (or maybe just the grandparents) ever wanted to know about Noah at 2 1/2...

Height: 38 inches
Weight: 34 lbs
Size: 2T pants, 3T tops, 9 in shoes

Can hop (jump) and run
Is getting better at taking his clothes off.  If I get his pants over his big diaper butt, he can do the rest. He can take his jacket off, though it then ends up inside out.  He hasn't really tried dressing himself yet.
Can buckle the top part of his car seat and the seatbelt on his booster seat by himself.  Thankfully he doesn't unbuckle it himself and waits for me.  
Appears to be left handed
Drinks from a glass and a bottle, but prefers using a straw
Very good at using a fork and spoon.  Can even eat cereal with milk on his own now.  
He's so good at puzzles.

He is really talking up a storm and getting so much better at communicating.  He's now forming 2-4 word sentences.  Like "yellow car", "please thank you abby milk", and "I love so and so".  
We are working on his numbers... he says 1, 2, 8, 9, 10.  He knows what 5 is but doesn't say it

Books - Llama Llama, Nighty Night, Goodnight Gorilla, Look & Find
TV Shows - Daniel Tiger, Dinosaur Train, Mickey Mouse, Curious George, Handy Manny, Jungle Junction, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, YouTube Videos
Toys - puzzles, trains, his play kitchen and food, playing grocery store, play doh
Foods - smoothies, apple zucchini muffins, peppers, strawberries, fried rice, scrambled eggs, "dinosaur" chicken nuggets, apple sauce pouches, cheese, yogurt, quesadillas, apple juice, fruit snacks

Gymboree, Wompy's (music class), kicking in swim class, "driving" fast in his car, stuffed animals, stamps/tattoos, playing in the sink, his iPad, hats, and playing with my hair

fluff (from his socks) in his toes or on the carpet, wind, most meat, sauces on food (like ketchup), real pajamas

He goes through phases of whether he prefers baths or showers.  The same with wanting to gel his hair or not. 
If I have my hair in a pony tail, he tells me to take it down.
Whenever he sees my laptop, he asks to watch "pictures and videos"
When I use the hair dryer or blender, he tells me "la loud"!
At bedtime, he likes to turn off the light and close the door himself and then walk to me in the chair.  Every night he tells me it's dark.
When rocking him to sleep, he asks for "Papay" for Patty Cake.  He then tells me we have to put an "N" on it, and instead of being for "mommy and me", it's just for "me" :)

Noah is a really great kid.  Just recently he's had a few "moments" where he seems to be purposefully ignoring what we tell him to do.  I will tell him no and he looks at me with this smirk and continues doing it.  Some days this really puts me over the edge, but then I remember that in the grand scheme of things he's not doing anything crazy and I need to take a chill pill.  It could be WAY worse!  Here's to hoping that this is the extent of Noah's "terrible twos" ;)

Happy Half Birthday Noah!


  1. Happy 2.5 Noah! Love the half cake :)

  2. How adorable is he !!!! What a great Idea I need to do this

  3. This was too cute! The half cake was brilliant! I'm sure he was a happy boy!

  4. I love that it's a half birthday cake for his half birthday! Too cute!

  5. We really need to start celebrating the halfs around here. If nothing more than another excuse to have cake! Speaking of.... Next time send me that other half ;)

    Happy 2.5!!

  6. Aww! So cute! Noah looks so happy to be blowing out the candles on his half birthday cake! I love it. I forget EVERY January to celebrate Mason's half birthday. I'm gonna need to write it down on my calendar!


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