Friday, August 28, 2009

Nolen Holds A Grudge

Something new I have discovered about Nolen, my sweet, easy going, perfect baby, Nolen - he holds grudges. Big time. He was rather nasty four days ago. Being mean to baby brother Coen while I was trying to take a picture of the three of them - alas still no pics of them all together. So I spanked him, and put him down for his nap. Two and a half hours later when he woke up he was so mad at me he wouldn't let me get him out of his crib.

He has continued this cold shoulder treatment since then. And only towards me. I guess he is trying to teach me a lesson.

But today I made headway with thawing his grudge against me. I made a chocolate chip waffle picnic in our back yard. When he seemed very happy I said, "Can mommy have a kiss Noly?" He gave me a big smackero, then quickly remembered he was made at me and looked a little dismayed to have been tricked so easily.

He will come around.....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lots Happening

Our biggest project, remodeling our master bath, has completely taken over our "spare" time. It will be a post in itself later on, when it is finished, if it is EVER finished. Bless steve for not giving up and working on it hour after hour.

The weather has been nice and we have put our jogger strollers to good use going running almost everyday for the last couple of weeks. I use the term "run" loosly when discribing what I do, it is closer to the slow hobble of a wounded animal, but exercise none the less.

My cousin Megan is here for a week. Her presence makes me long for a live in nanny. She is so great with the boys and I will miss her so much when she leaves. We have made dozens of trips to the paint store (bathroom remodel), visited the zoo, gotten hair cuts (chased by killer roosters at the Country Village), and tomorrow we will particiapte in every 18 year old girls favorite hobby, shopping.

Check out the photos - Aiden has been practicing his jumping. Nolen has been practicing his illuding of the camera (not many shots of him).

Hope everyone is having a great summer!