November 2013

Oscar jumped on Nolan as soon as we got in the door and gave him that scratch. Poor baby looks so sad!IMG_0538

We signed up for mommy and me swim classes at the Bellefonte YMCA with Auntie J and Camden. Our first class was November 8, 2013. Nolan cried a bit when we first got in the pool, but he was much better and actually enjoyed it by the end of class. Class is from 9:00-9:30 and we “swim” after floating toys, sing songs, ride on noodles, float on paddle boards, and practice climbing out and jumping into the pool.

Nolan wasn’t liking the water at first:IMG_0540

He was supposed to be on his belly in the swim position, but didn’t like it:IMG_0541

Still trying to get him on his belly:IMG_0542

Not too sure about this swim class:IMG_0543

Finally on his belly and enjoying it:IMG_0548

“Swimming” after a toy: IMG_0551

“Swimming” after the boat next to Auntie J and Cam:IMG_0553

Going up and down while singing The Wheels on the Bus:IMG_0560

Trying out the noodle for the first time:IMG_0562

“Sally the Camel” song as we ride around the pool:IMG_0563

Nolan is in the swim position on his noodle:IMG_0570

He’s really enjoying it now: IMG_0574 IMG_0576

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Climbing out of the pool the safe way:IMG_0580

Backstroke position (not his favorite!): IMG_0588 IMG_0589

Climbing out again:IMG_0591

Trying to convince him to jump in:IMG_0593

While Jamie and I were getting changed, Nevin and Brett watched Camden and Nolan. Camden gave Nolan a strong hug and knocked Nolan over. Nevin and Brett then had them recreate a nice hug for the picture!IMG_0595

November 10, 2013

We filled Nolan’s water table up with Rigatoni noodles for him to play with in the winter. He loved it and it was a great idea until he realized Lady and Oscar will eat the noodles. Nolan kept feeding the noodles to them, so the “noodle table” quickly disappeared. Maybe it will return next winter! Here he is enjoying the noodle table:IMG_0598

Nolan decided to lay down with Dada (a rare occasion) and listen while Dada read a book. It didn’t last long, but I was able to get a picture:IMG_0599

We are very fortunate that Oscar takes lots of abuse from Nolan. Nolan loves to uncurl his tail, hit him on the head and back, poke his eyes, nose, mouth, and face, kiss him, chase him, and lay on top of him. Here is Nolan enjoying Oscar’s kisses:IMG_0604

My baby boy:IMG_0605

Good boy Oscar:IMG_0607

November 11, 2013

Nolan kept putting on my sunglasses like a “cool dude”:IMG_0609

He would bring them to me, I’d put them on, he run away, they’d fall off, and he’d bring them back to me so he could do it all over again.IMG_0612

Nolan is an expert iPad user. He has his own apps and knows how to scroll through the pages to find them. He also knows how to get out of an app and start a new one. He plays Baby Fireworks, Shapes, and Town.IMG_0614

He likes to grab my camera:IMG_0615

November 14, 2013

Nolan enjoys playing with his dragon puppet that he got from his baby shower at Minitab. He likes when I put it on my hand, but he also likes to wear it.IMG_0622IMG_0623

We “feed” the dragon toys, he “eats” them, and then burps them up. Nolan is checking the dragon’s mouth for food:IMG_0624

Getting into trouble on the end table:IMG_0625

On November 15, it was the boys’ turn to swim. Dada swam with Nolan and Uncle B swam with Cam. It was fun watching from the window!

Getting used to the water:IMG_0628

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Practicing the swim position:IMG_0630

Chasing after the ball (one of Nolan’s favorite swim activities):IMG_0632

Distracted by the cute girl in his class:IMG_0637

Grab that ball:IMG_0640

Singing “The Wheels on the Bus”:IMG_0647

Playing with Dada while waiting for a noodle:IMG_0649

Swim position with a noodle:IMG_0652 IMG_0654 IMG_0657 IMG_0658

Climbing out of the pool. Nolan has a hard time putting his elbows first, he always puts his feet first:IMG_0660

“I’m not too sure about this, mom”:IMG_0661 IMG_0666

He made it out (and now he wants the boat):IMG_0668

He jumped in:IMG_0670

Climbing out again:IMG_0671

Jumping in again:IMG_0673

Happy swimming baby:IMG_0674 IMG_0675 IMG_0676

Trying out the paddle board:IMG_0678 IMG_0679

Surf’s up:IMG_0683 IMG_0684  IMG_0687  IMG_0691 IMG_0692 IMG_0697

November 17, 2013

Nevin plays a farming game on the computer and Nolan loves to watch the tractors on the screen:IMG_0701 IMG_0702 IMG_0703

November 18, 2013

We had Nolan’s baby bathtub sitting in the family room to bring to Babi and Grandpa’s house to store there, but Nolan wanted to play in it one last time:IMG_0711

November 22, 2013

We brought Nolan’s Adirondack chair inside for the winter. Here’s Nolan just lounging: IMG_0714 IMG_0717

On November 25, I had my first snow day of the year because we got about 6 inches of snow. This was Nolan’s first time playing in the snow and he LOVED it!

Here he is checking out all the snow:IMG_0724

Playing in the snow for the first time:IMG_0730

Yum! He quickly realized he could eat it:IMG_0732 IMG_0734

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Crawling through the snow:IMG_0749

He had a blast watching Lady and Oscar play in the snow, too:IMG_0738

Taking a break:IMG_0750

Figuring out how to hold the shovel with mittens on:IMG_0759

He got it:IMG_0760

While we were playing, Nolan would get on all 4s and stick his mouth in the snow to eat it. This was great fun for him until he fell face first into the snow and was not happy about it:IMG_0767

This is what happened when we came inside to warm up after the face-first fall into the snow:IMG_0770

Yup, I’m that mom that put all of his snow clothes back on and took him out again in order for him to stop crying:IMG_0771

This is what happens when you let a toddler feed himself yogurt:IMG_0772 IMG_0775 IMG_0774

The morning of November 28, we left for Thanksgiving in Easton. While Nevin and I were finishing up packing and loading the car, Nolan had 2 “incidents”. He first toddled into the laundry room where he found the measuring cup for the laundry detergent. He drank what was in the bottom of the measuring cup and then threw up his breakfast. Shortly after that, he was walking with his sippy cup in his mouth and tripped over Nevin’s foot. He landed on top of the sippy cup and cut his lip with his tooth. We did not have a great start to our trip, but luckily things got much better after those 2 “incidents”.

Looking dapper for Thanksgiving dinner:IMG_0778

Uncle Gary and Nolan:IMG_0780

It’s not Thanksgiving unless you watch some football:IMG_0781 IMG_0783

We got to spend Thanksgiving with Uncle Brad and Aunt Megan:IMG_0785

Nolan has a hard time sitting still for pictures:IMG_0787

First taste of turkey:IMG_0790

It’s gone already and we unbuttoned his pants so he could feast:IMG_0791

Pop and Aunt Megan had Nolan duty during dinner. He kept asking for more sweet potatoes from Aunt Megan and more stuffing from Pop.IMG_0792 IMG_0793Nolan saw Pop put gravy on his stuffing, so Nolan had to try it too:IMG_0796

Asking for more gravy:IMG_0798

Enjoying the sweet potatoes:IMG_0794

Good stuffing:IMG_0797

On November 29, the Easton girls that were in town came to visit Nolan.He enjoyed showing off for them:IMG_0813

Cuddling with Mama rarely happens, so when it does, we take a picture:IMG_0819

Last day in Easton (November 30):IMG_0822

Selfie:IMG_0823  IMG_0830

Nolan had his 4th haircut on November 28. I told Nancy that I didn’t want her to make it too short since it’s the winter. He did a great job as always. We first used Cheerios to distract him, but he got hair all over his hands and mouth from the drool, so we had to stop that. We then gave him the iPad which worked much better.IMG_0800 IMG_0801 IMG_0803 IMG_0804 IMG_0805 IMG_0807 IMG_0808