Thursday, October 19, 2017

Toddlers

I really enjoyed reading this article and wanted to share it. It's about a Mom who has two toddlers similar to me, and she's reflecting on what she's learned. Click here to read it. I definitely found myself relating to many of the things she mentioned. The biggest one that stuck with me is that each of my children are their own unique individuals. I have found that regardless what I try and do sometimes, they each have their personalities and preferences.

Here's a few photos from this week. They're both busy and on the move lately. Candid shots are usually best. More soon.

Celebrating Elizabeth's second birthday.



With Clara 
Playing with trains at Barnes and Noble 
At the park with Kristen and Coleton
Quick stop at the pumpkin patch. I'd like to go back again soon and take some better pictures.










Nolan 2.5 year well visit

Riding the rocking horse while we checked in 
Standing on the scale. He weighed 30lbs 12oz which is about 67th percentile for weight. He's definitely thinned out a lot.
Getting measured. He's too big for the little wooden box now! He's 36in tall and about 45th percentile for height now and 25th percentile for head circumference. 
Just a flu shot today, and he didn't even cry.
Waiting for the dr.
We got to see a resident dr as well as his regular dr at the appointment. We didn't really have any concerns about his development so that questionnaire was easy. We feel fortunate that he's been a pretty healthy, easy going child for the most part.

They checked his chin which seems to be healing fine. Everything else looked good. As long as he stays healthy, our next visit will be in April when he turns 3. 


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Weekend fun

Enjoying Jonathan's 2nd Birthday party at Terrell Mill Park.

Nolan loved the cake.
Checking out the scarecrows in Marietta Square.
With Grammy's newcomer group scarecrow
Eliza posing with the scarecrows
Best family shot we could get. They're both always moving these days!
With Eva on the train
Impressive chalk art


Nolan's favorite chalk art.
Special lollipop treat
This was the 3rd year in a row we went with Hillary and her girls.
Our neighbor Gabby's 3rd birthday 
First time getting his face painted 
Paw patrol 

Painting a pumpkin 

With the birthday girl 



Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekly update

Eliza is switching to one afternoon nap which has freed up our mornings a bit more. I've been trying to get up and out of the house more frequently after breakfast. They're both at curious ages and excited about learning and exploring new places. This week we spent our mornings at the library or at the park. Although it's still been warm in the afternoons, the cooler fall mornings have been great.
Having fun at story time with their egg shakers.
Taking turns rocking each other
Seesaw together 
Swinging with friends 
Digging for things in the leaves
Reading bedtime stories together
Eliza is loving her firetruck lately.
Drawing chalk together
Sometimes afternoon story time rocks Eliza to sleep. 😊

This week Nolan's potty training really is starting to click. He's successfully gone on the potty number 2 seven days in a row! He's been doing well peeing on the potty as well when we are at home. He's had accidents if we try to leave the house in underwear so I'm not quite ready (and he doesn't seem fully ready) to dive all in yet. We're just excited he's starting to be more aware and able to control it better. Sometime in the near future we will only have one in diapers. I'm noticing that the potty training actually feels like more work than diapers though at least at this point while he's in the learning stage.  

We are glad it's Friday and looking forward to the weekend. Jeremy turns 32 this week and Nolan turns 2.5! It should be a fun week coming up. More soon!



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