Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I finally feel like I have a handle on many of the things I wanted to get done. We did some housework, we collected some more pruned shrubbery from last fall that got snowed on, I signed up for some exercise classes, we tore apart and put back together our bathtub. And our small man slept in today... until 8am! He took one nap and seemed to be for the most part well rested. I'm not sure if this phenomenon will ever happen again but it was absolutely lovely while it did happen.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A few nights ago someone had the case of the giggles. Maybe because we were tickling him but he kept lifting up his arms to give us full clearance to those delicate tickle spots. You know when our baby (are all babies like this?) is exhausted when he goes from giggling like a lunatic to whining in the blink of an eye.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
It started out with a decent meal and a good nap. We didn't have anything to do in the morning but I woke him at 10, after 1.5 hours of good napping. Then we took a walk. Nolan walked too. He held my hand and we walked up the street a few houses where he chatted with some neighbors about yard maintenence, he examined the shrub the neighbor was discussing and then played with his shadow. He walked home, we played a little bit more, listened to some songs and read books, had a great lunch and fast to nap. I woke him again because it was Thursday and we have plans with his friends on Thursday afternoons. (this has been the first week in ages people have been able to get together because of illness, nap schedules, etc). We met at the playground where Nolan toddled around like the big kids, went down slides, climbed up the slides and went back down them again. We climbed over the playscapes and walked on bridges. Aside from when I put him in the swing which he no longer enjoys, the day was filled with big smiles and lots of walking. We stayed there for 2 whole hours, came home for a late snack, dinner and bedtime. What a really great day. Seriously, these were the days I imagined when we decided I'd be a full-time mom.
When I saw Nolan doing this I had no idea what he was doing. When we got to the playground and he climbed up the slide I realized he was practicing. He enjoys the slide, I think mostly going down feet first on his belly. What a goof!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
So today, we headed to the parade. We were fearful Nolan would be scared of the loudness of it- sirens and bagpipes and horns etc. But this kid was a champ. It helped that we were positioned immediately across the street from some smart parents who brought a bubble machine (note to self). He really loved the dogs (Irish Setters) and the firetrucks which surprised me because firetrucks have scared him in the past. He seemed to have a really great time and I hope to make this a tradition of ours.
Notice his leprechaun hat he didn't know he had on the top of his head. I'm so sneaky.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I don't know why I love this video so much. Perhaps it is because Nolan is sort-of sitting still. Well ok, he's not still but it looks like he's trying to be. This kid is just so active that I DO consider this being still. Crazy, huh? Anyway, I love that he's applauding himself too. He's been doing that a lot lately. He's so fun right now.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I am shocked at how low his weight is, he feels so heavy. And even the doctor said 'wow, he's deceivingly heavy' when she tried to get Sir Noodle Legs to show off his standing skills. He's healthy and perfect. This appointment was awful though. Generally after a shot he'll cry or whine but not wail. They had to get a bunch of blood from a finger prick and he was crying so hard while she was squeezing his finger. The poor little guy.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Not bad for a little guy. Not bad. What an amazing year this has been. It's hard to imagine what my life was like before this guy. Tonight I feel like my whole body is hugging my heart- I am so happy.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
It was so precious to see them all playing. I guess Nolan is getting to be a big boy. It's just amazing.