When we went to Israel, we tried to explain to Noah just how far we were traveling. We had to start with something he understood. We told him he was flying to “the other side of the world.” He seemed to understand. A few weeks later, out of nowhere, he asked us, “Next time, can we go on a trip to somewhere that’s in the middle of the world? It’s a shorter trip.”
In honor of Thanksgiving, Noah had a Pow-wow in school. In the weeks leading up to the event, they learned about native americans and picked for themselves, native american names. Of course Noah, being Noah chose this name for himself. Yes, that does say, “Brave Mattress.” We have no idea what it means, but he is very proud of it.
Noah loves puzzles. He got that from me and from Marni. He never gives up either. His favorite game is Rush Hour which he is playing in this picture. It’s a great game. The Junior edition which is what we have is designed for kids 6 to 8 but he does just fine. He loves setting up the board as well as solving it. He works through the cards in order from easy to hard. We’ve seen him get up to 11 or 12 so far, but he gets further every day.
Yesterday, Marni and I were eating at a restaurant and Noah ordered a grilled cheese. He ate one half with gusto, and then took two bites out of the other. He noticed it looked like a car, and began driving it around the table. Just to be sure, we asked him where the wheels were, and he pointed plainly to the two bite marks. After a few minutes of driving around the table, he got tired, so “parked the car” between two soda glasses, and then went back to his coloring book.
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