Wednesday, April 23, 2008


When people see Nolan one of the first things they say (after they gush about how cute he is -of course!!) is that he is just big. Yesterday he had his two month check up and it was confirmed, he is a big boy. He now measures out at 24" long (85th percentile) and weighs 12 lbs. 11 oz. (73rd percentile). I am daily putting away outfits that no longer fit him and he is wearing 3-6 month clothing! Maybe a future football player?? This Mama can only hope!! :)

Below are some pictures of a few of our favorite things.

Love the play yard. I get a good 30 minutes of entertainment out of this each day!

This is Nolan flirting with the shelf above his changing table. He LOVES this shelf. I often dream that he would laugh and coo at me half as much as he does at this shelf. If you could zoom in on this picture you would see the sheer delight on his face!

I swore that we would not have a ton of big toys in the house, we just don't have room. I have eaten my words, and I will do it again. Nolan and I equally love his swing. I can usually squeeze at least 20 more minutes of "happy" awake time with this swing.

He loves his zebra passi and giraffe blanket. We dream that after he plays college football he'll be a missionary to Africa!! :)

I love dressing him while he still has no opinion! We'll see how long that lasts!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I have been tagged by my friend Rachel, and since Nolan is napping but I don't have enough time (or energy) to start a household chore, I will enlighten you all. Enjoy!! :)

What was I doing 10 years ago?

I was finishing up my year of STINT in Romania, which I often refer to as my year from hell!! At this point in the year I was skipping down the street because there were little buds on the trees. I hadn't seen anything but cold gray skies and communist block housing in months!!! The hope of green leaves was giving me great hope!

5 Things on my To Do List:
-take Rocky to get groomed
-take Nolan to his 2 month check up for his first round of shots :(
-contact Birkman
-pack for our trip to the beach on Thursday
-call my grandma

5 Snacks I enjoy:
humm...only 5?
-string cheese
-dark chocolate
-coffee (does that count??)

5 Things I would do if I were a Billionaire:
-pay off the South East Region's (with Campus Crusade) debt
-support everyone I know...A LOT!
-build a guest house on our property so people who needed a place to temporarily live could stay with us
-go to China at least twice a year
-put our kids through college (it's going to take us being billionaires for this to happen!!)

5 Bad Habits:
-Watching TV
-making mail piles and never really getting through it
-not eating leftovers and then wondering what was in that container
-throwing Tupperware in the cabinet without the lid attached
-seeing how much trash I can shove into a trashcan without taking it out.

5 Places I've Lived:
-Muscatine, IA
-Naples, FL
-Tallahassee, FL
-Tuscaloosa, AL
-Greenville, SC
(there's more, but only 5 was asked for! :))

5 Jobs I've Had:
-proctored tests at the Assessment Resource Center (the ARC for short :)) at FSU because we had classes of 1,200 students
-Check out girl at Publix...least favorite job EVER!!!
-room attendant (maid) in Yellowstone
-staff with CCC
-Mom of Nolan

Ok, nap time is almost over so I gotta get that bottle ready! I now tag Sandi Glidewell(whenever you get the chance since your baby is 5 days old!), Teresa Poole, Ashlei Warren, and Kelly Noonan (when you are not getting ready for some chemistry test!) Just cut and paste and fill us all in!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Friends and other fun pics!

It is hard to believe that Nolan will be 8 weeks old this Wednesday. Yesterday as I was getting him ready for church I realized that I have truly enjoyed him for the first time. I have loved him since I found out I was pregnant, but the past several days I have actually liked being his mom. He started smiling at me and when he does I think, I can endure a lifetime of 3 am feedings! :) But then 3 am rolls around and my eyes are too bleary to know if he is smiling or not and I just want him to sleep through the night! One day...Our second sunday at church went slightly better than last week. Again, what does it matter that he screams when he is this cute??

Bath time is so great! We have been washing him in our bathroom sink but he is now getting too long! I think that we will have to upgrade to the kitchen soon!

They are going to be the best of friends as soon as Nolan can do more than squirm.

This weekend my best friend Kelly trucked up to Greenville with her daughter Lucy. It was great to be with them and so crazy that we are moms!! Unfortunately Lucy started to get sick and they had to leave early. 24 hours is better than nothing! :) Thanks Kel, I love you!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Little Man

Yesterday was Nolan's first time to church. I had dreams of taking him and worshiping as a family while he snoozed away during the sermon. No such luck. He sat peacefully while everyone filed into the church and began to scream the second Andy, our pastor, gave the welcome. Needless to say, I spent the service in the lobby listening to sermon piped in over the PA. The good news is that he looked really cute!! Who said they don't make cute clothes for boys?? He looks like a little man in his oxford and khakis. He doesn't look overly grown up with the passi, but nap time was approaching and I was trying to avoid a major melt down. (I didn't avoid it by the way)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Milk Mouth

I often refer to Nolan as "Milk Mouth" because he has a drinking problem. :) He has had difficulties eating since the day he was born. He was tongue tied and had to have that little flap under his tongue clipped and next week we are going to see a occupational therapist to help him suck and swallow better. But in the mean time, this just makes me laugh!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Chunky Monkey

Well, I can't seem to rotate this picture, so you will just have to look at my chunky child sideways!! You just got to love the thighs and dimples on his hand! He is now wearing 3 month clothing. I don't think that he is ever going to be a small boy.

We went and had pictures taken two weeks ago. If you go to and then go to the client section and type in sarahw as the password you can check them out. Feel free to cast your vote for favorite picture!