Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I'm still here. Been busy.

Nolan's still not interested in walking. He will cruise on everything. He will stand on his own for a few seconds. But, no walking. He is the master crawler. He is fast. Very fast. He gets to where he wants to go, so I'm not worried about the not walking. Just something to pick on him about. Every time I see another 13-month-old walker, I point them out to Nolan. Then Nolan will look at me and say "I'm talking and crawling. Beside, it takes a lot to stand and walk with all this chub."*
His new favorite hobby is reading books to mommy and daddy. I will try to post a video of him reading soon.

What happened to fall? Did I miss it? It went from 80 degrees to 40 degrees overnight. I went from wearing shorts to digging out my winter jacket. But, now Nolan gets a new wardobe**!

Oh, and YoBaby does not think Nolan is cute. He wasn't a finalist in the photo contest. On to the next contest...

* ok, so he doesn't talk that clearly yet. But he does read and he does have words and he does have a lot of cute baby chub.

** all hand-me downs thanks to my sisters and Hedda! I have a stash of winter clothes for him up to size 24 months.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

another birthday without my baby

Caleb's 2nd birthday was yesterday.

We survived. Mainly because I avoided everyone. Sometimes that's the best (or easiest) way to deal. I stayed off the computer to avoid all the emails and the few people I did call, we talked about other things.

I am grateful for everyone's thoughts, prayers, emails, text messages, and the flowers my family sent. It helped me get throught such a hard day.

Who knew it would get harder every year?