Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gimme More

"Gimme More"- the title of this post and also happens to be the title of a Britney Spears song that we sang over and over again this weekend as we fed Nolan. It just seems like that's what he's thinking as he opens his mouth so wide wanting more plums, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, or anything else you put near his face. If you couldn't tell, we can't quite shovel it in fast enough! But, it's also what we're thinking as my sister and Billy left today! "Gimme More"!

We had a wonderful week of laughing, cooking, eating, driving, game playing, watching t.v., taking care of Nolan, and dreaming of a future for them in Colorado! We so wish they lived closer so we could spend quality time like this whenever we want! Thank you Mallory and Billy for coming out and for watching and spoiling Nolan all week! Nolan loves you and so do we! You are missed already!

P.S. "My Lip Gloss Be Poppin" I apologize in advance for my stellar rapping abilities...I wanna give a shout out to Lil' Mama!
(By the way, did you know she's only 18?)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Like Father Like Son

Mark LOVES baseball! He records every Rockies game and stay up until all hours watching them after we have watched our plethora of Reality Shows each night. He has started from an early age to introduce the sport to Nolan. His room is a baseball theme, he has numerous baseball outfits, he attended his first game at Coors Field in early Spring, and he has even joked about tying his right hand behind his back. You know, to strengthen the left arm, because left handed pitchers are a hot commodity! Nolan got his first baseball cap this week, and we think he is quite cute wearing it! Just wanted to share his new look!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Meeting Mylie

Last night we went over to Kim and Ernie's house to meet their new puppy...Mylie! We have been awaiting her arrival for quite some time now. And Nolan was so excited to meet his new friend. When we got there Mylie came right to me when I called her name and she let me hold her for a long time! She loves to cuddle! See, I can handle dogs when they are tiny and sweet, and love to snuggle, and especially when we can say goodbye and leave them at someone else's house at the end of the night! We had a fun night relaxing with great friends, playing with Mylie and Nolan, watching "America's Best Dance Crew", and laughing a lot! Check out Nolan's first interactions with the pup! Kim and Ernie, we hope you got more sleep last night! We love your little girl!

Monday, July 14, 2008


So I've been in a bit of a blogging lull. I dove head first into my new teaching year and have been spending every single second of down time hanging out with the very awesome Nolan. We have so much fun every night playing and snuggling on the couch until bed time! He is very active right now- bouncing in the exersaucer, weighing down the swing, rolling over and pushing up onto his hands, reaching and raking things closer to him, teething and fussing over sore gums, and almost mastering sitting up. I put together a quick video of some things we've been up to around the house!

On another note, my very dear friend Jill tagged me a LONG time ago on her blog. I was to write 5 random things about myself on my blog. So here goes...

1. I HATE ONIONS! Yuck! Their texture and flavor is disgusting. I literally barfed in my mouth once when Mark secretly slipped one onto my McFish sandwich at McDonalds!

2. There's glass in my elbow. I had glass embedded deep into my tissue after a roll over van accident. Once in awhile I feel the glass work it's way up to the surface and rub against the bone. I've had some removed awhile ago, but it is kind of hard to locate exactly, so I just live with the rest.

3. I have Scoleosis. If you look at my's very jacked up! I had to wear a back brace for 12 hours a day, in 7th grade. What a great time for that fun, huh? But I mostly wore it at night so, it wasn't that bad! It was this hard plastic thing, so not the most comfortable to sleep in, but better than wearing it to school. Zits and glasses were bad enough!

4. I think purple is a wretched color! I had this purple Disney character shirt, you know the ones where the characters pop out of the buttons. I wore it to Student Impact at church my freshman year of high school and I walked into the basement bathroom. The lighting wasn't very forgiving in there, I looked into the mirror and could not believe how terrible I looked in that shirt. Don't know if it was the fact that Winnie the Pooh was peeking out of my buttons or if it was the particularly bright shade, but ever since then, I have despised the color purple.

5. I make a really funny noise in my throat when it's itchy or when my ears are itchy! It kind of sounds like a frog. Anyone who has lived with me has grown to love and adore this beautiful sound!

And that's it! Now I have to tag three people to do the same.
I tag: Cara, Brad, and Gwen. Have fun!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July Fun!

We have had a wonderful, relaxing, long weekend full of food, fun, friends, and fireworks! Take a look at our 4th of July adventures at Mark's family cabin in Indian Hills!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

6 Months!

Nolan Bradley is now officially 6 months old! It's crazy how fast the time has flown! It has been pure joy being home with him for the past two weeks! He is at such a fun stage...standing and playing in the exersaucer, sitting up with his pots and pans toy, rolling over and over, and screeching and gasping at the top of his lungs just to hear himself talk. At our 6 month well check with our pediatrician she stated, "He's all boy!" And that he is! A BIG boy! He is now 20 lbs. 9 oz. (93%) and 28 1/2 inches long (96%). So needless to say, Mark and I will have some buff arms after lugging him around everywhere!