Yay! Nolan is back to his old playful, fun-loving, whine-free, happy self. The 2 weeks after we got back from Europe were so rough. Super whiny, wasn’t eating well and caught a cold but now he’s all better and luckily, just in time for his birthday party this Sunday! We still have lots to do to prep for the big event. He’ll have about 45 friends (kids) at the party and many more adults than that. This momma is scrambling to make it a memorable event. I know he won’t remember it but hopefully we’ll get some great photos and video footage in so he can relive it when he’s older. This will be his one and only party, the rest will be small gatherings with the immediate family. Once he turns 16 or 18 or 21, he can decide what kind of party he wants, if any.
Here’s a sneak peek of his birthday party theme, can you guess what it is??!!
Nolan got his first professional barber haircut at a salon today. I was not there to witness it but from the photos he looked to have been well behaved. Another “milestone” of sorts this week is his accomplishment in using a straw–he can suck up his own water now! He really enjoys it and has the biggest smile on his face after every sip–he’s very proud of himself! Nolan’s confidence in walking is progressing quite well too. He doesn’t hang onto things as much and if he does it’s with one hand to just help with balancing in between steps. He likes to push his own stroller and cruise furniture holding one item in one hand and the other to help balance–like a boss! And of course with all that comes the stage of getting into everything and pressing all electronic buttons. Will open every cabinet, every drawer, grab the highest thing he can reach, throw all the shoes off the rack, toss all the clothes out the drawer and repeatedly turn on/off the receiver, computer and NAS. Man, he’s becoming quite a handful
I leave you with these images taken before he got a haircut.
The many funny expressions of Nolan.
My lovable baby boy!
After haircut shots courtesy of his dad: