Saturday, September 29, 2012


I have just realized I missed my post on the first game of the year and more importantly Nolan's first football game!  He was pretty entertained by all the activity from the stands and the field that he spent most of the game on my lap.  I know it won't last long but I enjoyed it.
Both kids wearing the shirts I made them
Nolan's first after glow

once together they don't sit still for very long

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Troy and I have talked about having the kids dedicated before we even had kids.  When I was growing up it was a big deal to stand in front of the church and to dedicate your kids.  Thankfully the Lord has given us a church that we love and would not have wanted them dedicated any other place.  When our church decided to have dedication Sunday we were so excited!  There were over 15 families, lots of families had kids Gracie's age that had not yet been dedicated.  With our church move it just got missed in the shuffle.  Anyway I could go on about what this means to us but I am guessing most of you know.  Sadly my parents did not make it due to my mom being very sick but Uncle Cliff & Aunt Jess were gracious enough to come and take a few pictures.

Troy introducing our family

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

10 Months

Usually at this point there are no weigh-ins but I took Nolan in to get his ears check so I did get a minor update on his stats.

Time for the weigh in:
height: 29.25"
weight: 20lbs

Improvement no more:
Nothing to report!

Mom Look at Me:
  • you still have 8 teeth.
  • you are officially a walker
  • Sometimes you crawl if you want to chase Gracie but you try to do it on foot
  • you love climbing the steps.
  • your hands and feet are always wet and clammy.
  • you love being tickled. 
  • I swear you are coping things that I say and when I hear them I say them again in hopes that you will do it again so I can see you.  but you will just smile at me and move on to something different
  • you still take 2 naps a day
  • you are now in all 9 month items sometimes 12.  Fall has come really early and there are no winter 9 month clothes for you
  • you are in a size 3 diaper at night we started a size 4
  • bath times have been extended and you now will sit and play and enjoy the bath and not just try to take off
  • my favorite is the random cuddles and the kisses you give me
  • nicknames: squirt, sweet boy, buddy, pumpkin, you little bugger, little man, 
I went away for a night and when I came home you walked to me climbed up on my lap and hugged me then looked at me and hugged me again several times.  I loved it!

All table food baby!
  • We have pinned down your terrible diaper rashes to tangerines or strawberries.
  • so far you love everything I give you except peppers of any color
  • you love chicken
  • not too fond of beef but will try again

Routine - These are pretty true - you are now using a sippy for all feeds except for the bedtime bottle
  • 8am sippy
  • 10 nap
  • 11:30/12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 sippy
  • 2:00 nap
  • 4:30 sippy
  • 5:15 dinner
  • 7:30 final bottle (this final bottle goes like this: 7oz of water, 3 scoops of formula, add oatmeal)
  • bedtime around 8pm
all bottles are 7 oz  {we changed your feeding schedule with success and will keep it this way until further notice}

Strangest thing in the world of Nolan
Every night before bed we check on the kids.  We make sure they aren't cold or just to make sure they are ok.  Anyway, I am no longer allowed to check on Nolan because he has momsense(like spidysense).  I can take one step into that room and his head will come flying up.  Now often when this has happened I will try to stand completely still and he will just sit up forever like he knows that I am still there, it is really creepy to me.  Now sometimes Gracie would wake but nothing like this, just so strange.  We think this comes from his mom I was the same way growing up I could sleep through the alarm but one move from the twins and I was up checking on them, very strange.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Around the House with Nolan

Here are a few of our little Nolan.

love this pic

he loves talking to himself in the mirror

cute hands

always trying to climb the steps
i think he was a little confused why i was letting him

he loves kix

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Around the House with Gracie

Even though I  love taking pictures there are sometimes when I just don't think about taking a picture or I am not quick enough to grab it.  But on this day I had it with me every where I went.  Trying to capture each of my kido's.  Here are the ones I got of Gracie first.

gracie LOVES playing dressup
on this day she figured out if there was not another girl to play
 with her then her bunnies could be the ones to dress up with her

I had some much needed cleaning to do in the basement and G
came down with her friends and asked me to take a picture. 
too cute

these sandals are about 5 sizes
to big but she insisted on wearing them
gracie want to be sure I got a picture of each bunny

do you notice there arms around each other?
yes gracie set this up! 

And then of course a picture of them each by themselves.  She will even ask to look at my camera so she can see the picture to make sure I got it.  

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Daily Walks

Ok not every day but most often you can find us taking a light jog around the neighborhood while Gracie rides her bike.  She has gotten really good and fast enough that I can get some sort of workout in.  On this day she wore her little mermaid dress and brought her bear for a ride.  I just thought she looked so cute.

mr. nolan loves to watch her

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Gracie Just started her first year of preschool.  Can you believe she is old enough for this?  I mean I know but sometimes it is weird to see her so grown up.  I got lots of pictures of our sweet girl before her first day!

she just loves her sheep

my sweet girl
in front of her cubbie

moving her picture from home to school
i think this is such a cute saying
Miss Julie & Miss Judy

After school we were sitting at lunch and I was asking her about her day.  Sometimes she says not much so since I could see some of the stuff she did I asked about her songs and she gave me this little look.  She then said, "did you peek mom? I saw you peek at me" which is so not true since it is a 2 way mirror well at least she is not supposed to be able to tell.