Monday, September 30, 2013

Alexa took 4 steps!

Alexa took for really solid steps today! Unfortunately, AGAIN, I was not there to see it, nor was my mom able to turn on the video.

As soon as you pause to try and record her, she stops all efforts. I'm not giving up, though!

Alexa took 3 steps!!

Fri, sept 27:

Alexa took 3 steps today!!!

She has been walking with pretty sturdy, steady steps lately but has not had the confidence to let go of our hands....until today!!

Unfortunately, I did not get to see it. It was just for her Nana. It was literally 1 minute prior to me arriving at my mom's house to pick her up. My mom yelled to me as I entered, but she was unwilling to show off her new skills for mama. Oh well, I will TRY to patiently wait for her next steps.

Proud mommy :)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Morning swinging

There's nothing like swinging in the morning in your jammies!

Writing "Nana"

Nolan also wrote "Nana!", although this one is harder to decipher.

You can see the top line has "N a N" (the second N is backwards), then an "a" curving around under. Then an exclamation point to the left of that (he's really on an exclamation point kick right now:)

"I write my name!"

I came outside where Nolan was writing on his whiteboard. And Nolan announces, "I write my name!"

Normally when he says that, I just nod my head in agreement but don't actually recognize the word. This time I was so CLEAR!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Alexa's new outfit

Alexa's adorable new outfit from Nana. Thank you, Nana!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Morning hugs from Alexa

This morning when I got Alexa out of bed, she greeted me while a giant smile (as she always does).  But then she did something different; this time, she immediately gave me a big hug and laid her head on my shoulder.
She then let go, looked at me, then again hugged me and laid her head on my shoulder.  She did this around 3 or 4 times.

I can't tell you how great that made me feel.  I have such immense love for my little doll-baby, and those hugs are just priceless.  One happy mommy.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nolan QOTD - 9/24/13

Well, actually, there are 2 quotes of the day. Nolan is too funny to keep it to one today.

First quote -
As he sat quietly organizing Francis' tools, he looks up and says:
"Some days are just funny."

So true, my wise son. So true.

Second quote -
Lately Nolan has really been into talking about my breasts; often also touching them or hitting them like drums. He usually calls them his "drums". But today, as we lay in his bed reading his bedtime stories:
N: "You have balls, mommy. I want to see them."
Me: "they're called breasts. They make milk to feed babies. Like when I feed Alexa."
N: "Daddy had balls. But he doesn't have any balls anymore."

No truer words have been spoken about a married man, son ;)

Organizing daddy's tools

Monday, September 23, 2013


Today, Nolan was holding something that had a whimsical head of a giraffe on it and the word "giraffe" under giraffe head. He said, "Mommy, look at this lion."
I said, "I don't think that's a lion. Why don't you read what it says under the lion. Try sounding it out."
So Nolan proceeded, "G-i-r-a-ff...giraffe!"

Wow, I never expected him to get that one! Proud momma :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pig in a blanket

My little pig in a blanket :)

My little pig in a blanket :)

More bathtime craziness

Bathtime fun

Watching the Rain

The Leopard & Okapi

Leopard girl and her Okapi friend.

Just going for a spin

Nolan, just out for a spin...


When Alexa wants to 'get up', she says "Gup!" or "Gop!"

It's so cute and just amazing to me that she's already starting build a vocabulary.  Even if it is just her own language :)

My little king!

Nolan to wear his costume again..

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nolan's Halloween costume

I showed Nolan his new Halloween costume this morning. He said:
"I want to try it on! It will make me so happy. It's just so beautiful!"

Then I showed him the pic of himself in the costume, and he said, "it's so awesome!"

I think so, too :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Nolan saw the "Francis" written on a paper. He then asked me, "What does this say, mommy?"
I said, "why don you try sounding it out?"
So Nolan started, "F-r-a-n-c-i-s.....Francis. It's Francis!"

Good job, son :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Spelling "Mommy"

Nolan was playing with some alphabet cutouts (which only contain one of each letter) when he hollered over to me, "Mommy, I need another 'M'. I only have one!"

So I said, "Why don't you just turn the 'W' upside down."

A few seconds later he called me over and said, "Look, I spelled 'mommy'! And I turned the 'U' upside down to make another 'M', too!"

Monday, September 9, 2013

Plumber crack

Don't ask me why Nolan always yanks his pull-up diapers down to show his plumber crack.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Naked swinger! ;)

Naked swinger! Oh, errrrm, i mean he is swinging in a swing while naked ;)

Actually Nolan just had underwear on, as we finally started the POTTY TRAINING process. It is recommended that you have the child wear underwear only while at home during the potty training process, as it helps them (and you!) be more aware of when they have accidents.

It sure makes for some great pics.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Double barreled

The little schemer

It looks like she's plotting an evil plan ;)

Nolan fingerpainting