Monday, January 26, 2015

Nolan's selfies

This guy is quite the photographer!  And darling!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


We got some snow today.  The FUN snow.  The snowball snow.  The snowman snow.  It's been a rough winter with these two.  Nolan LOVES the snow, doesn't mind getting cold and has enough energy to power through snow.  Emily however prefers the comfort of inside.  She does not seem to like getting cold and refuses to walk on snow.  It's a challenge.   
BUT on the weekend it is easier because we can divide and conquer.  SO Dave occupied Nolan with shoveling, snowballs and trucks while I coaxed Emily to take a few steps.  Then I (alone) made a snowman while she stood not moving a single body part except her eyes.  Then I coaxed her into the lawn.  After that, and exploring the sounds the snow makes when she steps on it, she was actually enjoying herself!  YIPPEE!  And she didn't even want to go inside when I was ready!   
Also some fun of this snow day was that our morning plans were all cancelled so we made donuts!  Nolan didn't like them but Emily clapped and cheered when she got served some.  I've got two happy kids these days!  I couldn't feel luckier!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Light Up Legos

This guy is ALL About legos right now.  
and creating things which is so fun to come into his room after quiet time and find what he's created. 
 Legos are awesome!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Naked Time

My kids LOVE their naked time.  In fact, I think they like their bath and shower time just so they can be naked.  You have to watch Emily though, she'll pee wherever, then we need to dip her back in the tub.  But regardless, naked baby bums are so dang cute!  And that big belly, oh her big belly!

She's been very interested in the potty lately.  She says potty a lot and sometimes it's as if she wants to use the potty.  In fact, both Dave and I have been tricked by her and have strip off her clothes, taken off her diaper and started to lift her near the potty (she's only 1.5, we don't have the little potty in the bathroom yet!) and then she makes her body stiff as a board and makes it clear she does not want to sit on the potty.  Interesting

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

First Haircut

Emily's hair was getting out of hand.  It was so long in the back and while it was fun to put a pony tail in it, she also looked just silly
 A few days ago I saw a little girl with darling blond hair cut short and it looked so cute.  I decided she needed a cut.  Dave was ok with it (he did love her mullet).
 We brought her to my salon and my stylist trimmed it.  It was far less awful than I was expecting.
 She cried but she didn't seem terrified, just unhappy with having someone reaching at her and touching her.  She didn't even need to sit in the chair!  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


 I love this photo showing just how wrecked our living room was.  Sheer Chaos.  And it was awesome!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Trying to get THAT photo

Emily counting and arranging the carrots for the reindeer.
This one is blurry... 
 she's not looking here:
 No, wait, sit down Emily!
 ok, look at me.  Darn it! It's blurry!  Nolan, move closer, touch her, like you know her
 no, not that way, scoot closer to her!
 ok, hold hands, that's cute.  Now look at me!
Good Enough!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Eve

Christmas was fun this year!  Look how excited he was.  And this photo was taken on Christmas EVE!
 The kids got to open on present, a book, on Christmas eve.
 Nolan loves these 'I spy' books.
 And we decorated cookies!  This was fun.  Emily was not having it.  She bit off two of the cookie heads and wouldn't touch the frosting.
 Nolan is an old pro at this!  He had lots of fun!
 And at a fair amount of frosting!