Monday, August 10, 2009

Nolan Stuff

It's been a while since I've posted cute pictures of my kid, so I've searched iphoto for some appropriately cute ones to share along with some of his favorite things at the moment. He's still as cute as ever, he just moves too fast to catch a good photo of most days. . .

Nolan will not wear sunglasses, but he's a champ about this hat. Thank goodness. He's got the fair skin that tends to go along with red hair, so it take a lot of vigilance to make sure he doesn't sunburn.
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Nolan loves a good cupcake (more on that in a minute) but more than that, he loves to stand up on a chair in the kitchen and "help" with dinner, baking, whatever he can. He wants to be one of the big kids so badly.

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While working from home one day, I stopped paying close attention to what Nolan was doing as he ran back and forth between the kitchen and the living room. I had a batch of orange cupcakes cooling in the kitchen, and it never occurred to me that he could reach them. . . until I looked over to the living room and saw this:

He didn't need to wait for me to unwrap it. . . or even ask permission to HAVE a cupcake, apparently. He just dove right in.

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When we drive, Nolan is usually a perfect angel in his car seat. It normally only takes a few toys and his sippy cup and he's good all the way to grandma & grandpa's house (which is about as far as we ever drive) But every once in a while, he gets crabby. In those cases, usually brought on by tiredness, the thing that calms him down is holding someone's hand. He threads his fingers with yours and he is content. . . He does this instead of cuddling with a blanket or stuffed animal. It's not the most comfortable thing for the parent in the front seat, but it's more comfortable than screaming. . .

This particular day, he not only wanted mom's hand, he also needed a few of his letters. . . & dad's empty soda cup. . .

whatever it takes. . .
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And finally, a short little video of Nolan eating his first popsicle. Peter bought it from the ice cream man driving down the road and we tried it out. Nolan wasn't quite sure what he was supposed to do with it. We'll have to work on that one:

video

7 comments:

Megan said...

What fun little glimpses into Nolan's world these days - and I don't blame him for the cupcake stealing one bit!

Emily S. said...

I am SO glad you noted the hand-threading-while-driving thing... Because while it may be TOTALLY routine for you now, it might have become one of those details that slipped away later. So getting it down and snapping a pic is GOOD.

And the extra letters? And dad's cup? Come ON, kid. You are adorable.

Love the vid, love the cupcake... :)

Anna said...

Oh, the hand-holding is so sweet. Along with the trash-hugging--an empty Coke cup can be so comforting. Now a full Coke up, yum!

Tea Marie Photography said...

haha he is always threading his fingers into mine. I can't even remember when he didn't do that. LOL. If he sits with me on the couch that's what he's doing. He insists on doing that when we're walking back from the pool too (which isn't terribly comfortable while walking either. haha)

mel said...

Yea!!! I love it. and the hat picture. Oh, be still my heart. and I fondly remember holding my own mama's hand. Great memories, Mel.

Stefanie said...

I love that he loves to hold your hand. It is such a sweet little gesture.

And way to go sneaky Nolan! you get those yummy cuppies!!!

Bonnie said...

Popsicles are SO hard for kids to eat, much less say. Jeremy called them paskiballs for the longest time. It's so sad that he pronounces everything correctly now!