Monday, January 16, 2012

"Cah-caw" = Cracker

Nolan's new favorite word: "Cah-caw" (cracker). Not surprising, as they are absolutely his favorite breakfast/lunch/dinner item. "Cah-caw, cah-caw, cah-caw!"

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sprained Toe

As you can see from the pic, my right toe next to the big toe is all swollen (red, too, but that's from the ice pack).  
As I was coming down the stairs holding Nolan, I stepped incorrectly and horribly bent my toes.  Scared that I would drop or hurt Nolan, I threw myself onto my back.  I heard a loud crack, then Nolan started screaming!
I was horrified!  Did Nolan hit is head?  Did I crush his hand or something??

As I pulled myself up, I quickly examined Nolan's head and body.  No read marks or anything.  I watched him move his hands and legs; all seemed to be okay.  Then I realized my hair clip was sitting on the step, snapped in half...hence the large cracking noise.  Oh, yea, and my foot was THROBBING.

I carefully went down the stairs, put Nolan down and sat down on the floor.  Nolan was still pretty scared and just wanted me to hug and hold him.  

I was pretty scared, too.  I needed that hug.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Francis's Assistant Plumber

On Sunday, Francis went to install the new faucet that my mom received for Christmas (I know, I know - odd present, but that's what she wanted!).  The whole time Francis was installing the faucet, Nolan wanted to sit right next to him, hand him tools, and watch daddy's plumbing skills.

Francis's assistant plumber.  Too cute.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years in Seattle

Francis and I were originally planning a trip to Vegas around New Years. Kind of a anniversary trip, slash need-to-get-away-anywhere-trip. But then there was the issues of who would watch Nolan for a couple nights, yada yada yada.

Then we learn that my mom is going to Seattle for New Years. So our brains started churning a bit. Hmmm, Seattle is 1) a quick flight (good with youngens!), 2) we love the city of Seattle, and 3) my mom said she would love to watch Nolan one of the nights up there so that we can have an anniversary dinner out. DONE. WE'RE GOING TO SEATTLE.

So on Thursday, Dec 29th we flew up to Seattle. And, as always, I brought the sunshine to Seattle. It was clear and gorgeous the entire 4.5 days we were there!!!!

Each day we tried a new brewery pub (Francis's idea), which was really quite fun. I think my Aunt Nadine is now a brew pub disciple. She was raving about how great each of the pubs were. "Great beer, great food, and great looking men!" Apparently, that will be her new spot on Saturday nights to meet the handsome men of Seattle :)

On NYE, we watched the firework displays spewing from the Space Needle...from my aunt's family room window! It was a little blocked by a tree, but still had a decent view.

Overall, a really great trip.