Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
It’s Nolan’s last birthday of his twenties today! So, in honor of his special day, here are some of my favorite pictures of him from the past year!
He is such a caring Dad
A great dog walker
A creative cat entertainer
A loving husband
A great friend
A hard worker
A good provider
A man of integrity
A strong man
A handy man
I am so thankful to be married to a man of such character. I respect him, I look up to him, I value his feedback, I need his input, I appreciate his listening ear. He takes his role as husband and father so seriously and desires so strongly to honor the Lord in all he says and does.
Happy Birthday Nolan!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Our little guy is 11 months old! I can’t believe we’re just a month from turning a year. Jace is at a very fun and exhausting stage right now. Everything is a new discovery and so exciting. He loves exploring every inch I’ll let him get into. He is getting really fast at crawling and loves to play chase. He absolutely adores Toby. He’ll crawl up to Toby and open his mouth to be licked. Or he’ll head-butt the dog as a sign of affection. Or he’ll pull himself up at the couch where Toby’s relaxing and squeal with delight. Toby had to take the opportunity to lick Jace during our photo shoot and Jace, of course, loved it.
He’s also entered the stage where he is very clingy with Mommy. If I dare do anything other than sit on the couch he demands to be held. He also doesn’t like to be told no. He definitely has a mind of his own. He’s pretty smart at understanding what is off limits though. He’s caught on that you shake your head for no. Several times now he’s crawled up to Toby’s dishes, paused, shaken his head no as if to remind himself he’s not supposed to touch it, and then continued crawling. He’s done the same thing at Nolan’s receiver.
I love the look in his eyes in this picture.
He loves food! It can be any flavor and he’ll eat it. Until this week, though, it had to be pureed as well. He’s finally accepting more textures! He also says, “Mmmm” every time he sees food. If I’m sitting at the couch or in the recliner eating, he’ll pull himself up wherever I am and say, “Mmmm,” until I give him a bite of my food. Between him and Toby, there’s a lot of begging going on in our house.
If Jace loves it, he eats it. We’ll tell him to go get Hippo (his chair from my mom), and he’ll pant while quickly crawling up to the chair, tackle it, and grab it by the mouth full. Nolan said this picture perfectly captured the evil carnivorous look that he gives all his stuffed animals.
This kid pants all the time. While he’s crawling he’ll stick out his lips and breath in and out really loudly. “Hooo hooo hooo” is the sound we hear as he explores the house. It’s cute.
We’re so thankful for our little guy!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
(If you want to know more about our stockings, check out this post on my craft blog.)