Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray!

Yay Nollie!!! Yesterday Nolan finally figured out how to crawl! And today there is no stopping him! While I was working on report cards this afternoon, he was in the kitchen opening up the cabinets- throwing the Tupperware all over the place, the next thing I knew he was playing with the door stop in the front entry, 2 minutes later I look up and he's pulling dead leaves out from the bottom of the plant, I look down to enter grades, I look up again, now he's pushing the button on the surround sound speaker on and off. Wow! How our lives have changed in just 1 day! 

We are so thankful to God that he pointed us in the direction of our physical therapist! Baby Boot Camp has worked wonders in just 1 month! We can't wait to see what is in his future- speedster crawling, eventually walking, will our big bruiser boy thin out? I just hope he doesn't lose the cheeks! 

 The crawling is still slow going, but I'm sure in just a few days he'll be cruising along. In physical therapy we are now working on pulling up to a stand. He can pull up to his knees, but doesn't quite have the strength to go all the way up. We are also practicing climbing the stairs to strengthen his hips and work on his balance. We'll keep you updated on all of his new found adventures! But in the mean time check out the video of his new milestone! 

God is able to do immeasurably more than all 
we could ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:10

Another 1st this week: Nolan's 1st Bubble Bath

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Be Mine?!?!

xo xo xo  N.B.J.

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Super Long Post...It's Been Too Long!

I don't know how many times I've blogged about being busy! But here we go again! I haven't had a chance to sit down and get the blog caught up on what we've been up to. And when I have had a free evening, I just haven't wanted to spend my time on the computer! We've been in our normal routine of work, daycare with Oma and Vickie, and jam packed nights of playing with and caring for Nolan! School is good for me, just gearing up for assessments, report cards, and conferences. Only 4 more weeks until I track off again! Woo hoo! Mark has also been really busy with events for work at night and on the weekends, choir practice, coaching baseball at DC, and squeezing in a few days of snow boarding! And Nolan has been working hard at his exercises as well!

We have had two "baby boot camp" sessions with Miss Christie! It has been wonderful! She has given us so many ideas of how to help Nolan through everyday activities, games to play, positions to sit and play and read in, etc. And after just 2 weeks of practicing, Nolan is making awesome progress. He is much more comfortable being on his hands and knees due to the exercises strengthening his core muscles! He is transitioning between laying, sitting, kneeling, and scooching with greater ease! He still isn't crawling, but he is SUPER close! We are extremely comforted knowing that we are doing all that we can to help our big guy!

In the midst of all the running around we have managed to fit in a little time for fun! Check out the pictures to see what we've been up to! Nolan is still fighting off a small ear infection and feverish week and Mark seems to be coming down with something now. So, this weekend we are actually looking forward to some down time! No big plans for us! Actually, our evening tonight consisted of grocery shopping at Walmart, McDonalds for dinner, and an early bed time. A much needed lazy night!

*** Our first trip to the Denver Zoo with Nolan! We aren't sure what he liked better- the animals or all the pretty girls to wave to and the fun boys to jabber with! Here's Nolan doing something that he loves- pointing and yaking away at whatever he sees!

Getting So Big!

Loving the Komodo Dragon!

*** The stairs are a fun new place to play! They are great for a lot of different exercises!

*** Sporting his Bears jersey on Super Bowl Sunday- we had a few good friends over for some yummy food and a good game. (Sorry about his expression- it's just so hard to get a nice picture of him these days! He so does not like to pose for the camera!)