Thursday, January 30, 2014


This is Nolan's new favorite spot: on Mommy & Daddy's bed and in control of the remote.  We have not really had to limit TV time too much at this point... his attention span is only about 3-4 minutes most of which is spent trying to turn up the volume or change the channel.  Nolan in control - scary thought, scary indeed.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

4/52 :: Sweet Cheeks

No other explanation needed...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

3/52 :: Collecting Rocks with Nolan

This is another throwback picture... (Before it was too cold to go outside without huge coats on).  Nolan collecting rocks.  This day he wanted to hold a rock in each hand at all times.  Whenever he would come to a new rock, he would throw the other two down and then pick up the ones he liked best and move on.  So thoughtfully and carefully.  Love our boy.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Update on Nolan :: 15 Months


Weight: 23 lbs, 8 oz - 30th % (Measured at Dr. Appt. 1/10/13)

Height: 33" - 92nd % (Measured at Dr. Appt. 1/10/13)

Clothes Size: 18 month (Some 24 month)

Diaper Size: 4 (Huggies Snug & Dry)

Sleeping Patterns: Nolan is sleeping through the night (8:00PM - 8:00AM) consistently now.  He is sleeping longer at night and has dropped his morning nap altogether.  He still takes an afternoon nap for about 2 hours.

Milestones: Teething: We now have 14 teeth.  His one year molars came in along with a couple of others - he definitely has a month full.  Nolan is walking  running EVERYWHERE.  I can't even remember what it was like before she starting walking.  Eating and feeding himself is still going well... He eats pretty much anything we put in front of him.  His favorite food right now is blueberries and his least favorite is green beans.  Nolan still babbles a ton and will occasionally repeat a word or phrase he heres us say, but then of course will not say it again on command.  The four words he can say regularly are "Momma, Dada, Uh-oh and Papa".  Nolan is still finding more and more things to get into... his new accomplishment in the last couple of weeks is opening drawers which opens a whole new world of things he can rearrange and stroll around the house with... (Utensils, towels, chap stick, flash lights, Daddy's glasses, Mommy's hair dryer - You name it, if it is in a drawer, it is no longer safe!)  Nolan loves playing with cars and makes a sound that Mommy likes to think sounds like "Vroom Vroom" when pushing them along the floor or sofa.  Nolan's new best play mate is definitely Molly.  They love each other and it is adorable to watch them get each other excited.  Nolan loves to chase after Molly and squeals so loudly when Molly tickles him with her nose or tail.  Nolan really likes to help Mommy with chores around the house, he continues to help load and unload the washer & dryer, now wants to help with unloading the dishwasher and will also put his toys away in the toy bins - he even knows that certain ones go in a different bin.  (I am hoping to continue to develop this interest in helping around the house and take full advantage of it ;).

Favorite Memory this Month:  Well really over the last 3 months... Nolan has really started to remember and interact with all of his grandparents a lot more.  Nolan has always been a friendly baby, but it is so sweet to see him drop everything to run to Mimi or Grammy when he sees them.  Josh's Dad (Papa) and Nolan have always had a sweet bond and even a noise they make when they see each other in person or on face time with their hand over their mouths but at Christmas time, Nolan started actually saying "Papa".  Very sweet.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2/52 :: Throwback to Christmas w/ Nolan

The photo this week is one we took of Nolan in front of our Christmas tree.  I love his sweet face :).  Hope everyone is having a good week!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Photo Each Week Project :: Week 1

Happy New Year everyone!  I have been on a blog hiatus for quite sometime, and in an effort to bring it back (and after some demanding  suggesting from my sweet friend Sarah at I have decided to take up the challenge of posting at least one photo a week.  A couple of things… 1. I am hoping this will turn into some inspiration to post more than just one photo a week… and 2. Let's be honest, most of these photos are probably going to be of Nolan, but I am hoping to diversify it somewhat.

Which brings me to this photo for my first week of posting… It is a throwback to November when we went to Dallas for Thanksgiving and visited the Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Really neat tour, definitely worth the trip!).  Nolan was wearing his cowboy boots in true Texas fashion and had a blast collecting leaves while we were waiting to get in.  Enjoy!