Have I mentioned how much Nolan loves tractors? So at this pumpkin patch there were tractor type bikes and this little track you could ride on.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
On Saturday we went to Fair Weather Acres Pumpkin Patch. It was a really great way to spend and Autumn day in New England. Seriously, we could have spent hours there, I think. Of course, Nolan found all the soft animals. Luckily he was wearing a onesie, Dave and I could see Nolan trying to figure out how he could rub his belly on this giant stuffed bear.
Monday, October 24, 2011
This weekend the first of Nolan's little friends turned 2. And so we begin the second birthday circuit. Between now and April pretty much all of Nolan's buddies will have a birthday.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Here is Nolan's first attempt at finger painting. I remember enjoying it as a child and that strange odor from the paints.
well, he didn't mind it until he was done. Then he was ready to have his hands cleaned.
Pretty proud of himself, he was. Pretty Proud.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Ok, to start with, I'm still unsure if I should put this post out for the world to see. So, dear Nolan, if you are reading this when you get older and decide you want me to remove this post, I will. But it's so darn funny I have to share with the world.
Then one day he discovered that the bear feels really soft when he rubs it on his belly. So he would take Rupert's paw and rub it on his belly. Then he started sitting up, pulling his shirt up and holding it with his chin while rubbing Rupert's paw up and down his belly.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Can you see little Nolan on this giant tractor? He's right in the middle.
He was a happy boy, on this here tractor. A very happy boy. Until he remembered how badly he felt. Then we went home...
Monday, October 17, 2011
A boy and his tractor. I mean what more does a boy need?
Well, apparently he wants it to 'go'. He gets some helpful tips from his cousin and tries to get it to move like the other kids.
She explains where his feet should go and how they are supposed to move to make the tractor move.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Goats are funny animals. I mean, what sound do they make? Why are they hardly ever in children's books but are at every zoo, petting zoo and fair in New England? It took a while for Nolan to warm up to the Gooos (what he calls them).
Thursday, October 13, 2011
When my mom was in town we had too many people to sit around the table. So we had a kid table and a grown up table. We sat Nolan in his high chair with the grown up table. He had a fit. He was whining and pointing and we couldn't figure out what his issue was until we sat him at the kid table.
In fact, as we were moving him over to the kid table he was giggling like crazy. Then when he sat down he was just happy to be with his cousins.
While he didn't eat anything he was thrilled to be at the kid table.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The changing of the seasons is always a turning point for me. It's the time that the new decorations come out which gives the house new flavor. It's time for the new clothes to come out, which always feels like I just went shopping finding old clothes that have been in a box for 6 months. And, this time around, the blog has a new look. What do you think of it?
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The door to our guestroom has about a 2 inch gap between it and the floor. I have no idea why, no other door in the house is like that but it is what it is. Often we play a fun game with Nolan where we lay on the other side and put our hands under. But it is also a way for Nolan to keep an eye on Beeba/Gramma, while she is visiting.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Nolan loves looking at all the pumpkins out and about town. Not as much as the scarecrows, but is a very big fan on pumpkins. So when I brought some home to roast for a delicious soup he was VERY interested.
He was especially interested in watching me taste the pumpkins trying to determine if they were sugar pumpkins.
He motioned like he wanted to try the pumpkin and he loved it. I couldn't get the spoon to scoop pumpkin out fast enough.
So we sat on the floor and dug in.
He hasn't eaten a bite of pumpkin (or anything including pumpkin) since.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
My mom is visiting from Florida and it has been an ultimate joy to watch Nolan and Beebob play together. He takes her by the hand to lead her to toys he wants to play with and this morning banged her door open to get her up so they could play. Nolan, FOR SURE, misses his Dad this week, especially since we don't play with him like this: