Sunday, March 18, 2012

Things Nolan Does That Scare Me

Recently Nolan has learned to do some things that are kind of scary. A lot of these things I have been dreading since the day I found out I was pregnant. I'm praying that with the right guidance none of these will become frequent acts on his part... here are a few examples of what I'm talking about:

  • Nolan now knows how to flush the toilet - a necessary step in potty training, but I'm just waiting for the day when something gets flushed that isn't suppose to. I feel like it is just bound to happen.
  • Nolan recently found my brother's old recorder (the flute-like instrument that you play in elementary school). Logan use to annoy me SO much with that growing up. Now Nolan knows how to play it, and he thinks it's awesome. Too bad for him it is going to have to get hidden REALLY soon. I don't think I can handle listening to it for a second longer!
  • Nolan loves to color. The only problem is that if you give him access to markers (whether intentionally or not) and turn your back for even a second, you can gaurantee that something will get colored on. Recently he found a permanent marker in the pen cup and proceeded to color on half of his toys. He also likes to color on himself (although thankfully, not with permanent marker):

We'll definitely be sticking to crayons from now on.

  • The other day I was touching up my nail polish and had my nail kit out. Nolan found the pair of scissors that was in there and marched right over to Abby and proceeded to try to cut her hair. Thankfully I stopped him before that could happen, but watch out poor girl!
  • Everytime someone lies down on their stomach, Nolan thinks its an open invitation to "ride horsey". There are 2 problems with this. 1 - just because I'm laying on my stomach doesn't mean I want to parade around like a horse, and 2 - he now does this to Abby as well. Anytime Abby is playing on the floor and is on her stomach Nolan tries to sit on her like a horse. It worries me - but Abby doesn't seem to mind. She pretty much laughs at ANYTHING Nolan does - so that doesn't help me convince him to stop.
I love Nolan at this age - he is leaning SO much. I just hope I can keep him from doing anything TOO crazy!

I'll have more random things to post soon. But in the meantime, enjoy this picture from two adorable Donohoe's. Hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and no sneaky leprechauns played any mean tricks on you! :)


This past Friday (3-16) was my birthday. Most of the time on my birthday I don't physically feel any older at all. This was not one of those birthdays. For some reason when I woke up that morning I just stared at my self in the mirror going "how did I get to be 28!?" And then I proceeded to to inspect myself for wrinkles and grey hairs (no comment here on what i found - or didn't find ;) Lord help me when I turn 30! But in all of this thinking about getting older, I started thinking about all of the birthdays I've had over the years. I've had a lot of good ones. But my desires for my birthday now look a lot different than they use to. When you're little it's all about the presents. The more presents the better! Now I have a hard time even figuring out things that I want. That's not what's important to me now. What I find I desire most are non-material things. I told Jack that the best present I could get was a nap. How lame is that? But seriously, if I could ask for one thing, it would be time by myself. A day where I could go shopping all by myself, and then come home and take a nap afterwards. Or a day where I didn't have to do any laundry, or cleaning, or diaper changing, or anything of the sort. Doesn't that sound heavenly? Anyway, I didn't get that this year on my birthday (it was a Friday - so I had to work - so naturally, no shopping and no nap). But next year it's on a Saturday, so HINT HINT... ;)

Despite not getting my day off with a nap, I did have some fun surprises for my birthday this year. And at the end of the day, I was reminded once again how blessed I am. I have so much to be thankful for. And that is really the best present I could have gotten!