Author: julie

  • Trigger Finger

    A few weeks ago, I was cooking and gave Nolan a little spray bottle of water to play with. He was never able to figure out how it worked before, but I’d say he has gotten the hang of it now. 🙂 He sat there spraying himself in the face over and over until the…

  • Non-Stop


    Just a few new pictures of our goofy little guy, being busy. We’ve made quite a few trips to the playground this past week, and Nolan is starting to get the hang of it. He seems to be having fun, although he is always so solemn in new situations. He likes to watch the ground…

  • Coming Through

    Coming Through

    It is starting to get difficult to take photos of Nolan because he is always on the move (and also because he runs straight over to me whenever he sees the camera come out). Nolan is 100% toddler now, and he has been learning all about the benefits and perils of walking full-time. Walking is…

  • On the Verge

    On the Verge

    I’ve got a bit of a backlog of photos and information to share, so I hope you’re up for another image-heavy post. Nolan is almost 16 months old now, and still our smiley string bean. At his check-up at the beginning of July, he was half an ounce short of 20 lbs—which is right on…

  • Nikita (January 2002 – June 6, 2009)

    Our funny little Nikita passed away this week, quietly curled up in her favorite bedding spot. Niki was a tiny little ferret with a huge personality. We hardly knew what to make of her when we first brought her home, 8 weeks old and pouncing all over toys that were bigger than she was. She…

  • Nolan at the Zoo

    Nolan at the Zoo

    We took Nolan to the Oregon Zoo for the first time today. We headed out early to beat some of the heat, but I think we picked a pretty great day weather-wise because it didn’t get too hot or bright while we were there. Here are a few pics from the day. Nolan fell asleep…

  • Happy 4th of July!

    Happy 4th of July!

    Here’s hoping everyone had a fun 4th and stayed cool! We tried to combat the heat by getting Nolan a baby pool, but he wanted nothing to do with it—a shame since his swim trunks are appropriately themed for the holiday. (If you look closely, you can see his bottom two molars in this shot;…

  • Thank Goodness for Daddies

    Thank Goodness for Daddies

    …and grand-daddies!

  • 10 Years Ago

    10 Years Ago

    June 19, 1999

  • The Great Outdoors

    The Great Outdoors

    Nolan’s favorite time of day is letting the dog outside with his daddy. If it’s nice out, they chase her around and throw sticks for her, and generally have a blast. We still have a little night owl… this was before bed, probably 10 or 11 o’clock at night, and Nolan wasn’t remotely tired (neither…

  • 14 Months and On the Move

    14 Months and On the Move

    Nolan is 14 months old now and has finally got the hang of the crawling thing. He still has his own unique little crawl, though—right leg bent under his body, left foot flat on the floor—and he really makes good time with it, although it looks really awkward and uncomfortable to me. He’s having a…

  • Scooching


    Nolan has been a very busy boy these past few weeks. He can now sort of point at things (looks more like he’s saying “I’m number 1,” but we get the idea), wave hello and goodbye (when he feels like it), and pick out the hiding Curious George on every page of his favorite book.…