Sunday, November 28, 2010


As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the things Jack and I got to do on our trip to Mexico was swimming with the dolphins. It was awesome! We decided that the dolphins were basically like water dogs. They were really friendly and very well trained. Here are some pictures from our adventures with them!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

No Fear

Nolan has no fear. He is CONSTANTLY climbing on things. And when he's not climbing on things, he's exploring things (which is really just a nice way of saying MAKING A MESS).

For example, this morning I turned around for a brief moment to put some dishes away. By the time I turned back around (which was literally a second), this is what I saw:

This child literally has no fear. He didn't seem concerned at all that he was an inch away from crashing to the floor. You have to keep your eye on him every second now! He's really good at pushing the kitchen chair around, and then climbing on it so he can reach things that are higher up. Nothing is safe anymore!

This is the other thing Nolan spent a lot of time doing this weekend:

 He figured out how to open up the pantry and had a ball playing inside. I like to think he made himself a little fort. He even figured out how to close the door to keep the riff raff out.

While it was annoying to have to constantly pick up canned food items off the floor, I was impressed with Nolan for two reasons:

1. What a brilliant place to build a fort. You'd never go hungry! When I was a kid we use to make a fort using the pull-out sofa. But we had to get snacks out of the kitchen to bring in there. Nolan was smart enough to eliminate that step altogether.

2. You can't tell it from the pictures, but Nolan had a book light in there as well. I don't know if he did this on purpose or if it was purely a coincidence, but when he closed the door he still had light!

What a smart 1 year old we have! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Viva La Mexico!*

*I have no idea what "Viva La Mexico" means, but it just sounded like something that would be an appropriate title...

Anyway, Jack and I were blessed to get to go to Mexico for 5 days this past week. Needless to say it was an awesome trip! This picture is the view from our balcony. It was one of the only pictures I took before my camera battery died :(

Here are some highlights of our trip:

- The resort we stayed at was all inclusive. That is awesome for obvious reasons - all you can eat and drink... :) But the really nice thing about this was that it gave us a break from financial stress. For 5 whole days we didn't have to worry about whether or not we could afford to eat at a certain place, or afford a snack, or a drink, or should we splurge on mini-golf (yes, that would be considered splurging to us, because we are cheap) etc. We didn't have to worry about money at all, because it was all included. It was awesome. And just the thing we needed.

- Apparently mid-November is not a busy time to be in Cancun. I don't know why though - the weather was awesome - sunny and highs in the mid 80s. The resort was only about 30% full so it wasn't crowded at all and that's always nice. I had my pick of beach chairs to choose from :) FYI the busy season for Cancun is not summer time like most touristy places in the USA - it's Thanksgiving through Christmas-ish. I guess everyone likes to get away for the holidays and warm up in the sunny Mexican air.

- We didn't do many exciting things while we were there - but that was just was I was hoping for. I spent a lot of time sitting on the beach/by the pool reading (I almost finished the whole Hunger Games series - It's so good)! Jack got to play golf, I got a massage and pedicure, and we both got to go to a water park and swim with dolphins. That was awesome - I'll post more about this (with pictures) later.

While Jack and I were off living it up in Cancun, Nolan was home with Meemaw and Pops. I will be owing them for all of eternity for babysitting. As it turns out Nolan decided that while his parents were out of the country would be a good time to go and get pneumonia. Luckily he was in good hands - went to the doctor, got some good meds, and some much needed rest. Since we've been back he's taken extra long naps and has gone to bed around 6:30 each night. Oh what I wouldn't do to have that schedule some days!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bath Buddies

This is generally what bath time looks like with Nolan:

Boomer doesn't let him out of his sight - even for bath time! One time Boomer even tried to get IN the bath tub WITH Nolan. This was particularly odd considering Boomer HATES baths. I guess he takes his role of GUARD dog very seriously!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Costume Pics

This year Nolan was a dinosaur for Halloween. I thought he was quite adorable - but then again he could dress up like a trash can and I would think he was adorable. Jack would probably rather I not pick out an "adorable" costume - but I still maintain that at his age it's perfectly acceptable to be adorable :)

So... here are some more pictures of my adorable (and yet tough and manly) little dinosaur...

("uh oh Nolan, someone's stealing your car!")

("No Silly, it's just me!")

And off we go...