Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!




We had a wonderful Christmas this year in our new home! Santa was very good to Nicholas. He got lots of toys from Santa, Mommy and Daddy, and his aunts, uncles, and grandparents! Of course his favorite was the $3 broom from Mommy and Daddy that he carried around all morning! It took him almost 2 hours to open his presnts because he wanted to play with each thing after he opened it!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree!















We finally got our Christmas tree inside! Nicholas actually isn't touching it as much as I thought he would. I did leave the glass ornaments in the box this year and stuck with the non-breakables and candy canes! I was also very ambitious and strung cranberries...very pretty but I think my hands are going to be stained into the new year! Here are some pictures...just for comparison!










Sunday, December 6, 2009

1st surgery and a Christmas Tree!


I haven't posted in a long time. I guess we've just been so busy with the house. We had a very busy weekend. Nicholas survived his first surgery. He had eye surgery on Friday and was a very brave little boy. I think it was harder on us than it was on him. He is recovering well and we were even able to get our Christmas tree today! He goes to the doctor tomorrow for the follow-up. We're crossing our fingers that it worked. We can already see a difference in his eyes!
Here is a picture of Nicholas in his hospital PJ's and also one of our tree! It's still in the garage in a bucket of water...but at least we got it home!







Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween in our New House!





We have had a very busy week! We officially moved from our townhouse to a "real" house with a yard, more space, and leaves to rake! We are so excited to have more room for Nicholas to move around and a yard for him to play in. We celebrated Halloween by trick-or-treating with John and Paul and meeting our new neighbors. Nicholas rode around in the wagon with Paul and got some candy of his own. Here are some pictures! Enjoy!




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall Fun!







Last weekend Nicholas and I went to Evansville. It was rather challenging to take him on the plane by myself, but we made it. He actually fell asleep sitting in my lap on the plane. (He hasn't done that since he was a newborn.) We did a lot of fun things. We went to the Fall Festival and I also walked the half marathon with my mom, sister, and sister-in-law. Nicholas got to have some bonding time with Uncle Greg, Uncle Andrew, and Maggie. Here are some pictures of our trip!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Eating!

Nicholas is getting to the point where he'll only eat yogurt if I let him feed himself. As you can see he doesn't really "eat" much but he's learning!

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Glasses!




Nicholas is wearing his glasses like a big boy! We can't believe that he doesn't take them off. We just wanted to share some pictures of how cute he looks in these! We feel bad that he has to wear them, but they are still so cute!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Elliott Family Vacation!




We had a wonderful time in California. It was so nice to be with everyone and relax. Nicholas and Maggie had so much fun together. Nicholas finally found the courage to start walking the day before we left and he hasn't stopped since! Elizabeth and Greg made a great video of their pictures. I have some good ones too, but theirs sums up our trip the best! Here is the link!








Saturday, August 1, 2009

Walking...kind of!

Nicholas has started taking a few steps here and there! He will only try to walk if we stand him in the middle of the room with nothing to hold onto. He knows it's a big deal now because he claps after he walks a little bit!


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Thursday, July 30, 2009

1 year stats!


We had Nicholas' one year doctor appointment yesterday....here are his stats!


Weight: 22lbs.

Length: 32.5in.


He is in the 98% for height and 50% for weight! He is a very big boy and the doctor said he is tall and slender. He doesn't really feel slender though! He is a healthy, happy one year old!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birthday Boy!
























We can't believe that Nicholas will be 1 on Wednesday! The year just flew by and he is really a little boy now...not a baby anymore! We had a swimming party on Saturday at Papa's house. The kids had a great time playing in the kid's pools and eating! Grammy came from Indiana and we had a great visit!

Nicholas wasn't sure of the cake at first but he dug in eventually and really liked it. He still has blue frosting under his fingernails! I'd like to take credit for the cake but I can only take credit for baking it. Auntie Gina spent two nights decorating it and it turned out perfect! Paul really got into the cake and is gearing up for his birthday in November! Here are some pictures of the big day!







Monday, July 13, 2009

Watermelon!

I really feel like Nicholas is so big when he does something like this! He ate this whole piece of watermelon all by himself! I'm sure he would have eaten more if I had let him!





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Friday, July 3, 2009

Random Stuff!

I haven't posted in a long time...I'm very behind! I have some very cute videos of all the new things that Nicholas is doing! I'll let them speak for themselves!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend







We had a great Memorial Day weekend. We went to New Hampshire for Lauren's birthday! Nicholas had a lot of fun and got to play with Lauren and Erin. He really loved the balloons and Lauren's new tutu. He fell asleep in the backpack while we were walking on the beach. It was so cute. I think he just hit the wall of being tired and he liked the sound of the waves!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Haircut....singing...and crawling! Oh my!



There has been so much going on the past few days that I can't even keep up with the pictures and videos of Nicholas! He is offically crawling and has really picked up the speed the last few days getting into everything! He has also been "dancing" and really into music! He got me a Ray Charles CD for Mother's Day and he really likes it! He also got his first haircut today! He did a great job. He looked at the woman with his suspicious eyes, but he didn't cry. He really liked the police car he got to sit in and since he really doesn't have much hair...it didn't take long! He even got his picture taken and they saved some hair for us to keep! Here is a picture of his haircut and videos of him crawling and dancing!





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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The beach...in April!




We have had really beautiful weather the past few days! It's actually been hot for this time of year. We took Nicholas to the beach over the weekend. He was interested in the sand and putting his feet in it. He also loved the shovel, mostly to chew on though. Here are some pictures of our day!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter







Nicholas had a great first Easter. We went to church and to Auntie Gina's for brunch. We were all ready to go to church and Nicholas was sitting with his Easter basket in his linen shirt and kahki pants when I looked over and he had blood all over his pants. He must have cut his finger on the envelope to his Easter card. So we had to change clothes! That's why he's dressed in two different outfits. Overall...it was a great day!



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Visitors

My mom, sister and niece Maggie came to visit last week. My sister made a little video of Nicholas and Maggie. They had lots of fun together!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Clapping! Yeah!

Nicholas has been really into clapping lately! He hasn't quite got it down yet, but he tries. It's so cute!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cousins!

Johnny and Paul came over for the day. We had lots of fun. Johnny helped feed Nicholas his lunch. Johnny says, "I love Nicholas and Paul!"



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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Teething!


Nicholas officially has a tooth! He has been very unhappy the past few days. This picture was taken on Valentine's Day. I thought he looked so cute in his red shirt.....he wasn't really into it though. He just sat there all day and stared. We could tell he was really in pain with that tooth. If you look really, really close you can see it.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rolling!

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Nicholas is officially rolling from his stomach to his back. He hasn't figured out how to roll the easy way by putting his head down, but he's getting over and that's all that matters. He really likes to roll when he's in just a diaper. He has rolled a few times during the day but of course when Joe gets home, he acts like he never did it. Last night he rolled every time we put him on his stomach and we were able to get it on video.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

6 Months Old!

Hanging out with Libby!
Look who found his feet!

I love peas!


Sitting up all by myself!
We can't believe that Nicholas is 6 months old! The time has gone by so fast! He is doing so many new things lately. He officially sits up with out any help for long periods of time. He has also found his feet and can put them in his mouth. He only seems to like to do this when he's naked though. He has tried many new kinds of food but he really, really likes peas. I was not expecting that.
He is really into Libby and Pheobe and tries to grab them even when they aren't in reach. Libby tolerates him, but Pheobe is not into having chunks of fur ripped out. Surprise, surprise!









Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nicholas loves Uncle John!

This pictures was taken on Christmas Eve at Gina and John's house! I just thought it was so cute! Nicholas got these cute baby crocs from Santa!

First Christmas!











Nicholas had a great 1st Christmas! We spent Christmas Eve with Joe's family and Nicholas got a sled with his name on it! It's so cute!
We went to Evansville on Christmas day and Nicholas went on his first plane trip. He did really well and enjoyed looking at all the people. He had a great time visiting his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousin Maggie!