Thursday, May 30, 2013

Spring Break!

I figure since it is now summer break it is time to finally post spring break. :)  One of my goals this summer is to finally get caught up on this blog.  It would be so nice to be able to sit down and actually blog something that is current and not from 2-3 months ago!
Okay, so here is some of what we did:

The girls and Daddy set out on the first Friday night for a Father/Daughter camp out.  The girls were so excited.  Ryan picked up Kaylee from school about 1pm and then they set out.  They went with two other Dads and kids.

Nolan stayed home with Mommy and the house seemed so quiet!

On Monday we had a fun afternoon of mini golfing followed by a night of camp Memaw for the girls

 They made me put through their legs. :)

A must have icee after golfing!

We took a trip to the fire station.  Nolan's first visit!

On one of the days we met some friends at the splash pad:

The week ended with Easter but that is another post...hopefully sooner then later. :)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Yea Nolan!

He is now rolling from from his back to his tummy!  This one took a little longer and he also now rolls really well from his tummy to his back.  I just don't want to forget some of these milestones!  :)  Still waiting for that first tooth to pop through.  His mouth just seems to be bothering him so much that I would think any day.  I looked and Alexa's came in about a week before 6 months.  Seriously can't believe Nolan is almost there!!  Amanda and Brandon took Nolan's glider with them tonight so they can use it for Asher.  It has been empty every night for about the last month and a half but it still made me sad.  I know he can't fit in it anymore but I miss my tiny baby next to me at night.  Oh sigh...

Here is my cutie in his jumper:

Monday, May 13, 2013

5 Months old!!

Nolan turned 5 months on the 1st!  I love this stage in that he is getting so aware of his surroundings and wants to explore everything!  He grabs at everything he can and wants to put it right in the mouth.  He loves to grab at my hair especially when nursing and also gets distracted very easily.  Seems way more interested in what his sisters or Daddy is doing in the room instead of eating.  I keep thinking those teeth of his will pop through any day.  He is still drooling like crazy and his poor gums seem to really bother him.  I don't know if it is his gums hurting or just that his big growth spurt is over but at about 4 1/2 months he went from eating about 45 minutes at a time down to like 10.  Some feedings in the last few days he has only gone about 5 minutes.  I worry that he is getting enough but he seems really happy when he is done.  I guess I will find out at his next appointment if his weight is okay.  My milk supply was finally doing better and I was only pumping about twice a day but now that he is eating so much less I find myself pumping after most feedings again to try and keep it up.  At least he is going longer now and only eats about every 3-3 1/2 hours during the day.  Before bedtime it is usually a little sooner.  He will go to bed anywhere from about 7:30-8:30 and then I will do a dream feed anywhere from about 10:30-11:30.  That really seems to help him make it through the night and he will usually sleep until about 7-7:30.  I kept wondering if I still need to do the dream feed but last night that question was answered.  I was so tired I fell asleep without doing it and I was up at 4am feeding him.  Back to normal schedule today.  I won't try that again until he is eating solids.  A few weeks ago he decided that he won't take a bottle.  The last few times Ryan has tried he just screams and gets so upset.  The pressure is on to keep my milk up and stick to my strict diet.
A few days after I did Nolan's 4 month post I transitioned him to his crib at night.

He did so well....I think I just did not want to move him from our room.  I liked to look over at night and see him in his glider.  It is so sad to see it empty now.  :(  I know if I kept waiting it would just get harder to transition him.  He rarely wakes up at night and if he does I can usually give him is binky and he goes right back to sleep.  I have only had to nurse him twice in the middle of the night since going in his crib....last night being one of them because I skipped his dream feed.  Oops!
We are still working on napping in our crib.  After his 4 month post he finally started taking some naps at all.  He will usually take a morning nap in his swing, usually only about 1/2 hour.  Then a couple hours later I will try and have him take that nap in his crib.  Sometime works, others not so well and he will wake up after 10-15 minutes.  Totally hit and miss.  Then a couple hours after that I will put him in his swing again.  Can usually get a 1/2 hour to an hour....depending on how his mid day nap went.  Now this is in an ideal world.....maybe once or twice a week or on weekends we can try that schedule...of course with 3 we are not always home and seem to be running all over the place, so often he will just sleep some in his carrier while we are running wonder he has no nap schedule.  We will probably just get a schedule in time for school to start again next August.

Here are some of Nolan's favorite toys right now.  Still loves his play mat too!

Nolan had started rolling over at 4 months...think that was in the last month post...but then stopped and was just getting frustrated again.  Now finally in the last few days has been rolling again from his tummy to his back.  He seems so close from going from his back to his tummy.  I have been trying to give him lots of floor and tummy time for practice.
His favorite things that he wishes he could grab right now are our phones, the remote, and my water at church his dream of the water cup came true.

I can usually hardly take a drink without him practically jumping out of my arms with excitement trying to get it.

Here are his 5 month pics:

This time only Lex jumped in the pictures because Kaylee was at school.....can't wait for summer break...2 weeks!!

Loves to give Nolan kisses!

Good thing I had gotten my pictures

The photo shoot ended real fast here.  He started chewing on the sign and some of the ink from the paper got on his face and mouth.  Rushed him right to the sink to wash it out.

Playtime on his blanket that Grandma Graham made

Action roll shot!

Lookin good buddy! This was taken this morning and he is just looking so big!  Many more Mother's Day pictures to post....hopefully before Father's day. :)

Monday, May 6, 2013


.......started off as a normal day........

.......and then it became an unexpected red plate kind of day for this special 4 year old!!

Why you ask?????  Watch below:

Lex, we are so proud of you!!  Not even 1 month into being 4 and already riding a two wheel bike!!!  I almost started crying when I saw her first riding down the street.  I ran inside to get my camera.  Ryan still helps her to get started but she is doing so good.  Those glider bikes are the best for training!  She has been riding like a champ on that thing for the past year.  She never even rode a tricycle, too slow compared to her glider bike, and Ryan never even put the training wheels back on this bike from when Kaylee used it.  He always said she would not need them because she can already balance from her glider bike.  He was right!  Go Lex!  It was so cute....tonight I could tell her smile was just a little higher and her mood a little brighter!  It makes my heart smile to see her so proud of herself.  This all took place after dinner so it became girl scout cookies on the red plate!

Here is one more video because I am a proud mama!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

We started with some good chips and homemade salsa....

.....a yummy strawberry margarita station (non-alcoholic)....

...and fun times with family!

We then enjoyed a yummy taco and rice dinner with all the fixins!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

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