Friday, September 30, 2011

App = Up

This morning, while I was getting ready, Nolan was grabbing my legs and saying "app, app!" At first, I wasn't sure what he wanted. But then I realized he was trying to say "Up, up!"

So I picked little man up, and placed him in the sink while I got ready. He was a happy camper; apparently he just wanted to watch me get ready while he played with his blocks. So the sink is just the perfect spot. A new favorite.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Nolan, my outgoing little man, loves to cheers everyone these days. He says "ca" and lifts his cup for you to tap his cup. So flippin' cute...except when he makes you do it over and over :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"No, No, No!!"

After Connor took Nolan's favorite toothbrush away from him, Nolan waved his finger at Connor and yelled, "No, no, no!!"

Connor knows who's boss now....or maybe not. Connor didn't give the toothbrush back.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Nolan is OBSESSED with the iPhone. But the cutest part is that he loves to put the phone to his ear and babble, sometimes starting out by saying "ro?" I'm guessing that's his version of hello" :)


"Is there something I can help you with?? I'm on the phone!"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Up & Down

Nolan seemed to climb up the stairs with ease the first time he tried. But he did not attempt to climb down the stairs until a few days ago.

From the top of the stairs, Nolan looked down and reached out his arm to that first step. He then tilted slightly forward. I quickly grabbed him and realized I should probably teach him to climb down before he attempted this crazy feat on his own.

So I showed him how to climb down the stairs properly - on his belly, feet first. The next day, I showed him again. And on day 3, he went for it all on his own...on his belly, feet first. The kid is quick AND follows directions well. Good boy :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Bye Bye"

Today Nolan and I were walking around in the front yard as we talked to my mom. My mom started walking away to grab something from the garage when...

"Bye Bye" came from my baby's mouth, as he waved at my mom!!! Neither of us had prompted him or gave any hand signals; just a sweet little farewell to Nana ALL ON HIS OWN.

My mom and I just looked at each other in amazement. Wow :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Keeping Up that Beautiful Coif

Yesterday, as I brushed Nolan's hair, I said "brush your hair." I then handed him the brush and again said, "Brush your hair." To my surprise, he proceeded to brush his own hair!

Then today, I handed Nolan the brush again. He stared at it. I said, "Brush your hair." And what do you know, he again started combing through his hair. He beamed as he brushed through his golden coif!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Each time I lift Nolan up from his car seat, or high chair, or...whatever, I say the word "up!". This is in hopes that he will be able to soon communicate his needs with these type of simple, one-syllable words.

Today, it seems he has made a language breakthrough! As I opened the car door to lift him out of his car seat, he said (or what very closely resembled) the word "up"!

You have brought momma's spirits "up", my Nolan-man!

Waving goodbye

Nolan is now waving goodbye! Today, as we exited my mom's house, I turned to wave goodbye. And so did Nolan. Melt my heart :)