Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Six Year Stats

Sometimes I look at Nolan around other school kids and he looks so teeny.  There are 6th graders that are as tall as I am and when there are masses of kids, it's hard to consider just how tall Nolan is.  Some of his buds are pretty tall too.  And some of his friends are very small.  So it's no surprise that Nolan is at the top of his charts, health wise, for height and weight.  So his 6 year stats are:
Height: 49.5 inches (97%)

Weight: 53 lbs (82%)

Despite his funny (and frustrating) eating, he's growing like a weed and is pretty much perfect.
Nolan with his kindergarten buddies- he towers over some of his pals

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spending Wisely

After a year of collecting from the tooth fairy, doing chores and having a monetary gift for his birthday, Nolan quickly changed from an aggressive saver to a spender!  He asked for us to go to the Wooden Toy and spend his $60.  Of course the morning I agreed to do this I get an email that we can get 20% off of a sale that starts in 2 days... explaining a sale to a stubborn 6-year old ready to spend is a challenge.  So off we went, to the toy store to spend Nolan's money.  As we were getting ready Emily asked if she had any money and whaddya know, she does!  So we packed up her money too and off we went.

Nolan spent a long time looking at legos and games and trucks and figures.  We looked at the science kits and the clearance section and then suddenly and immediately he knew what he wanted.  And when I saw it I completely agreed.  This kid runs around the house pretending to be a ninja so yeah, this is a perfect item to buy.
 I also convinced the kids to buy some sticker sets to decorate their rooms.  Nolan bought the Star Wars stickers and Emily chose the princess stickers.  Each had about 30 stickers to put on their walls.  They enjoyed decorating their rooms.
And finally Nolan bought some Star Wars jelly beans.  And he shared them willingly with Emily which was very nice.  All in all he spent about $55.  On our way out he saw a bow and arrow... I convinced him to buy it at a later time since it's an outside toy and we won't be able to use it for a while...  But he also has a $20 in his wallet--- how did he get all of this money?!?!  Goodness me!

The staff at this store was wonderful.  They were patient with him, remarked on his excellent purchases.  They slowly counted back his change and were so unbelievably kind to us.  Nolan and Emily were very polite and respectful which was wonderful.  I was very proud of them, their decisions and their mindfulness of this outing.  

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Emily was caught snuggling with Thumper a few days ago.  She was rubbing her face back and forth over his face and then sat there with him nestled in her neck.  Oh so darling

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nolan's 6th Birthday Party

Nolan had a soccer birthday party wish is a lot of fun.  It's super easy, kids have plenty of space to run around and get tired.  Last year there were many meltdowns about 45 minutes into the 60 minute party.  This year the meltdowns began much later!  
Nolan was super excited to see some of his old buddies!  He was also super excited to be playing soccer!  Check out this action shot!  Look out, Pele!
And Emily was just excited to run!  She probably ran 2 miles or so, for the first 20 minutes she just ran back and forth the length of the field.  She was so happy to be running!  Then the next 20 minutes she ran around dribbling the ball.  Seriously she was amazing, we need to get her a soccer ball!  wow, she was amazing.  And doesn't she look so big here?

 After the pizza and before the cake the boys gathered around a vintage pac-man machine and pretended to play it.  They argued over whose turn it was and who would go next.  We never gave them any quarters, they had no idea they weren't actually 'playing' it.  It was hysterical to watch.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Is there anything more precious?

Than a sleeping kid?  Seriously?  I just can't take how sweet this is!  

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A Day Off

I've gotten myself really involved with the PTO at Nolan's school.  It's exciting, it's soul warming and it's entirely frustrating and a bit overwhelming.  Between the meetings during the day and scrambling to get a sitter for Emily or to pawn her off on friends and the nighttime meetings that either start at 6:30 which feels too early or 8pm which is just so late, I'm BEAT.  I'm just tired of running around. So when I saw that I had a day and night wide open I was super excited!  No classes to go to, no meetings to attend.  No nothing.  And I'm sore from getting back to working out so I opted out of a workout today!  Oh what to do?!!?  Go to the museum, of course!
 So Emily and I headed to the Children's Museum.  I'd gone there several times with Nolan and wasn't very impressed but they have done some cleaning and upgrading and it was a fun day out.  Emily and I had a great time, we met up with some friends, we also played together, just us.  It was a fun way to spend the morning.  I can't wait for another day like this!  Oh wait, I think tomorrow is also open...  oh thank goodness!!!