June 2015

June 6 – Spencer’s First Haircut

Spencer’s bangs were so long that he was being mistaken for a girl several times per week. Not only that, but when he sleeps, he sleeps with his face down on his mattress (just like Nolan did at this age!) and when he wakes up, his hair is in hie eyes and face and it tickles him and bothers him. It’s cute to watch him try to move it out of his face, but you can tell it annoys him. I was much more emotional with Spencer’s first haircut than with Nolan’s. I was so anxious for Nolan to hit all of the milestones and to grow up, but I am not nearly like that at all for Spencer to grow up.

Here is a before picture: IMG_2884 IMG_2885

I decided to let Daddy do the first snips. Look how long that hair is:IMG_2886 IMG_2887 IMG_2888 IMG_2889 IMG_2890 IMG_2891 IMG_2892

I then took over and cut it way too short, but it’s darn cute:IMG_2893 IMG_2894

I was happy with leaving the sides long, but Daddy said it looked ridiculous:IMG_2895 IMG_2896 IMG_2897

Finished product: IMG_2899

June 10 – Nolan’s 3rd Birthday

Nolan was fighting a cold on his birthday and woke up very early. He woke up to a bedroom filled with balloons and streamers hanging from his door way which he loved. He then went downstairs and opened his presents. He got a Bruder garbage truck & cash register from us. He also opened a wheel barrow from Aunt Barbara, Uncle Alex, Matisse, and Leo. He ate a birthday waffle complete with a candle and sprinkles and then he chose Whipple Dam for the morning of his birthday. The water was much warmer than when we were there a month ago and there was another family there. There were 2 girls who were a bit older than Nolan, but they were so nice to him and played with him. I made bacon and egg spaghetti for dinner, per Nolan’s request and he had a (homemade) cupcake for dessert after.

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Not sure who is more excited about the garbage truck:IMG_2907

Already filling up the garbage cans with garbage:IMG_2908 IMG_2909 IMG_2910 IMG_2911   IMG_2914  IMG_2916 Putting the candles on Nolan’s birthday breakfast waffle: IMG_2920 IMG_2921  IMG_2923  IMG_2925 IMG_2926 IMG_2927  IMG_2929 IMG_2930  IMG_2932 IMG_2933 IMG_2934

First taste of yogurt:IMG_2935  Birthday cupcake after dinner:IMG_2937  IMG_2939  IMG_2941 Spencer loved the bacon and egg spaghetti and peas: IMG_2943

June 13 – Nolan’s 3rd Birthday Party

We had Nolan’s party from 11:00-1:00 on the Saturday after his birthday. Mimi, Pop, Uncle Brad, Aunt Megan, Babi, Grandpa, Jamie, & Cam were able to attend this year. Pop cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill and Daddy made an awesome firetruck cake.

Playing the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel game Cam gave Nolan as a gift: IMG_2946

Nevin did a great job decorating the cake: IMG_2948 IMG_2949 IMG_2950 IMG_2951 IMG_2952   IMG_2955 IMG_2956 IMG_2957 IMG_2958 IMG_2959

Testing out the tricycle: IMG_2961 IMG_2962 Spencer loved chasing the balloons: IMG_2964 IMG_2965 IMG_2966 IMG_2967 IMG_2968 IMG_2969 IMG_2970

Testing out the roller blades:IMG_2971  IMG_2973

June 20 – Spencer is 9 Months

Spencer is mobile, but isn’t traditional crawling (Anyone remember Nolan “crawling”?). He army crawls with the best of them and usually picks up his right knee to push himself along. He can also pull himself up to standing occasionally. Since he can get around, he has put lots of things in his mouth; sand, mulch, leaves, flowers, toys, screws, dog food, etc. Spencer smiles a huge, wide toothless (sort of) grin all the time and it’s the most adorable thing. When I get out the camera, he cheeses really big. He gets so excited when you give him food, he smiles and brings his hands to his mouth preventing himself from eating it! He also pumps his legs the entire time he’s eating. He is in the process of getting his first 3 teeth. The bottom middle 2 are coming in at the same time and the bottom left right next to the middle is coming in right behind them. He usually wakes 2 times per night, around midnight and around 2:00am, but has been getting up only once for the past few days now. He “talks” to us by sucking in air. He loves Lady and smiles, talks, and breathes heavily when she comes near him. He also loves to watch Nolan play and take his toys from him.  IMG_2976 IMG_2977 IMG_2978  IMG_2980   IMG_2983 IMG_2984 IMG_2985  IMG_2987   IMG_2990 IMG_2991

June 28 – Fun at Home

Nolan had been asking for pineapple so I bought him one at the store:IMG_2992  IMG_2994 IMG_2995 IMG_2996   IMG_2999

July 2 – Doctor for Both Boys

Nolan had his 3 year check up on July 2 and Spencer had his 9 month check up right after. Nolan weighs 30 pounds, 8 ounces (34%) and is 3 feet, 2.25 inches tall (67%). He didn’t have to get any vaccinations at this appointment and was very happy about that. Dr. Brink filled out his forms for preschool. We discussed how it takes him long to fall asleep and Dr. Brink said, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. You can put a toddler in bed, but you can’t make him sleep.” Since hearing this, I’ve been much more relaxed about nap & bed time. She asked if he was using the potty, how he was eating, and how he was sleeping. She was very impressed with his verbal skills and we even discussed whether we should send him to kindergarten at 5 or 6. Dr. Brink expressed my concerns about both options, but we laughed and said we had time to decide. Spencer is 18 pounds, 9.9 ounces (15%) and is 2 feet, 6 inches (91%). Folks, that’s half of me already! Spencer’s infant car seat only goes up to 29 inches, so we had to switch him to a convertible car seat. Spencer got a finger prick for a blood test and he cried so hard he stopped breathing. Both boys were so well behaved.