Thursday, March 05, 2009

WHEEEEE

I've heard 100 people, if I've heard 1, say that there are days, every once in a while, that you look at your child and they all of a sudden look older. As if they've aged over night. (or while you were at work, in this case)

Today was one of those days.

I left for work, and Nolan was in his PJs, hair all messy (as much as that feathery light hair of his can be) and covered in yogurt from his breakfast. And when I came home, he looked like this:

And I couldn't help but think that somehow, in the 9 hours I was gone, that he'd grown up a little bit. And that made me sad.

It also makes me a little bit excited to know that he's learning so much so quickly!

We got a wonderful little care package yesterday from Ben's older sister Tiffany and her family. I don't know if she knew it, but this was a good week for that in our house. It's been a rough week. Especially for me. So the appearance of a box of Peppermint Joe Joes and a mini-Wii remote that holds candy for Nolan was a wonderful little ray of sunshine in a pretty stressful day yesterday (Thank you, Tiff)

When Nolan and I opened the package together, he pulled out the toy and he exclaimed, very loudly, "WHEEEEE"!!! As if he knew EXACTLY what the remote was.

In reality, he does that whenever he gets excited about something. But earlier in the day, we had opened a book of animals, and he had seen a boa constrictor, and with no prompting from me, he had hissed. . .

And it amazed me! My little boy's head is absorbing constantly! He's learning all the time. I have so much to do to make sure I'm teaching him everything I can while he's so little and can learn so easily.

It's a lot of pressure. . .

But it's a lot of fun too.

8 comments:

Stefanie said...

oh man, WOW. He does look more grown up!!! And I totally agree about this sponge stage - I always wonder/hope I am doing enough...

Give Nolan some extra kisses from me. He looks extra kissable to me today!

Heidi said...

Nope, it's not just you--I think he looks more grown up in those photos too! I can definitely tell a difference from even just a few posts ago.

They are SUCH little sponges! Maren constantly amazes me with the things that come out of her mouth. They're going to absorb what they hear whether we want them to or not, so we have to be careful about what we let them hear!

Mrs. Webster said...

That's how I felt about him when I saw him Monday night! He seemed like he could focus more and was entertained for a longer amount of time than usual. AND he looked older. Crazy!

*jess* said...

wow, he DOES look grown up!!! i love that he knows the wii too, lol.

Anna said...

He does look so old and serious holding that little Wii-mote just right. And I cannot get over the color of his hair--so pretty, uh, I mean, handsome. :)

Megan said...

He's such a little boy all of a sudden! Wow - great job capturing that change! (And I'm convinced that jeans and a polo shirt are what causes that baby to toddler shift!)

Emily S. said...

I love Nolan. Love your stories about him, love how he is always like four steps ahead of Noah... love how cute he is...

And yes, he IS looking older.... but still so sweet. And one day you'll look at THESE shots and wonder where THIS kid went.... Enjoy it!

:)

Rae Lynne said...

Your little man is so adorable! I can totally relate to the bittersweetness of being a mother and watching your babies grow-up... it's a hard pill to swallow sometimes. It's obvious to me your are a terrific mommy and Nolan is so lucky to have you.