Sunday, July 29, 2012

ABC's and 123's

Nolan can now identify ALL the letters of the alphabet, plus the numbers 1 through 10.  In addition, he can count up to the number 13 (his counting skills are usually displayed as he makes his way down the stairs - counting each step he takes).

I would like to take credit for this - you know, those great mommy skills involving reading to him for hours each night, reciting it over and over to him, blah blah blah.  But no, I think the real influence here was the iPhone.  That's right, I said it.  I think the iPhone did a better job at teaching some new skills than I did!
Nolan has a bunch of learning games on his phone, and I think that's been the real advantage.  Not me.  But that will be our little secret.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Driving & Texting?

Driving & texting at the same time, Nolan? You're already worrying mommy!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Nolan's Big Boy Bed!

We just got Nolan's new bunk beds delivered! Hopefully the transition from crib to bed isn't difficult...we only have a few months to get him used to it before Baby Girl Smith arrives!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Big shoes to Fill

Nolan's got some big shoes to fill...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Fun!!

This 4th of July was an awesome one, packed with two BBQ's!!

First, Nolan & I went to Sarah Bauerle's house to celebrate in the morning with her AWESOME neighborhood's block party.  Not only did Sarah have an amazing "toddler town" set up in her from yard for all the neighborhood kids (filled with a ball pit, kiddie pools, and a sprinkler to run through), Nolan was able to play with some of his best friends: Avery, Taylor, and Olivia!  Amazing!

After that, Francis, Nolan, & I headed over to Jarrod & Jenn's house for another BBQ/Pool party!  Nolan had a blast swimming in their pool (almost 90 degrees, y'all!) and running around with his besties/cousins, Robert & Connor.

Daddy & Nolan swimming....

Kim & Connor....

Robert & Olivia (his girlfriend).....

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Spinning at the Park

Good times spinning at the park...