May 2013

Nolan turned 11 months on  May 10, 2013. It was VERY difficult for me to get a picture of him in his usual spot on the family room couch. Nevin had to help me and even then, this was the best I could get:

My first Mother’s Day was Sunday, May 13, 2013. I had to wait almost a year to celebrate! Nolan got me a funny card and a jogging stroller for us to use this summer. Nevin got me flowers and made me breakfast. We had dinner at Babi’s house as usual, but Great Uncle Mark was there, too:

Mother and son on her first Mother’s Day:

Babi came to our house to babysit Nolan while Nevin and I went out to dinner for my birthday. We went to The Tavern and had a wonderful meal and delicious drinks! That was our first date since Valentine’s Day!

Mimi and Pop came to visit Memorial Day weekend. We went to Boalsburg and Nolan had a wonderful time. That weekend, he learned how to shake his head “no”. He shakes his head when we tell him “no” and when he is done eating. Also when he’s done eating, he throws the food on his tray onto the floor. I’m not talking about dropping it, I’m talking about chucking it across the room! We always know he’s done with what he’s eating when he starts throwing his food!

We discovered that the “uhuhuh” sound he makes is his way of barking. When Oscar and Lady (or any other dog for that matter) bark, he makes that “uhuhuh” noise back at them. It’s super cute! He loves the ceiling fan in our kitchen and bedroom and he says “uh” when he looks at the fan. On the car ride home from Babi’s Nolan and I “talk” to each other. He makes a noise and I repeat it. Usually he ends up laughing after every noise I make, but we have a great time. He also laughs when adults in the room laugh. It’s adorable and he scrunches up his face, too. He’s definitely communicating well!

On June 2, we gave Nolan cow’s milk (Meyer Dairy of course!) for the first time. He did not like it at all. I’m going to try giving it to him in a bottle next time, so we’ll see. Here is his first taste of cow’s milk:

Since I’m getting ready for his first birthday party next weekend, I took his 12 month picture a few days early. I need it for a 1st year picture banner that I’ll be hanging up. 

And this one is just too cute: