Sunday, September 21, 2008

Homework for daycare

I had to write a paragraph about myself as a homework assignment for daycare this week. In case you're interested, here it is!

Oh, and if you're wondering, we are working on uploading a bunch of recent pictures. We'll post them as soon as they are online.

My name is Nolan Matthew Valliere. I live in West Springfield, Virginia. I really enjoy playing outside, going to the playground, hanging out with my cats Truman and Max, and seeing my friends and teachers at Tiny Findings. My favorite thing to do right now is sit on someone’s lap and have them read to me. I love “Ducks in Muck,” “Pat the Bunny,” “Bear Snores On,” “Goodnight Moon,” and many others. I also love to dance and do the hand motions to “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” My favorite foods are avocado, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and spinach pancakes.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Announcing ...

my Halloween costume! Click here to see.

Guest Blogger: Our Little Reader

Nolan was kind enough to let me (mom) write one more blog entry tonight.

Nolan has become quite the bookworm recently. He spent almost the entire last weekend bringing Jeff and me books to read to him. He cannot get enough. It is too cute, he brings over a book, puts it in my hand and then turns around and sits down on my lap to read. His favorites these days: Seek and Slide in the Jungle, Goodnight Moon, Ducks in Muck, Pat the Bunny, and a couple of his touch and feel books.

When I picked him up at daycare, he was sitting on one of the teacher's laps reading a book. They told me he's been taking books to them all day long.

Guest Blogger: Nolan vs. the Balloon

We went to Trader Joe's yesterday to pick up Nolan's favorite cereal and the nice cashier gave him a green balloon. He loved it in the store, in the car, and for the first five minutes at home. He held on tight to the string and ran around the house with a big smile. Then he let go of the string and, instead of falling to the ground like most things Nolan lets go of, the balloon floated up toward the ceiling and stayed there. Nolan followed that up with a typical "uh oh" but then all of a sudden his face crumbled and he started bawling. Something about that balloon freaked him out! Jeff took the balloon out of the room for awhile and then we tried again. Nolan took one look at it and freaked out again. Poor little guy! I thought all kids loved balloons!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Playing tourist

On Labor Day we decided to play tourist in our own town and went to the National Mall and the Natural History museum. We also took a long stroller walk around the Tidal Basin. Here is a picture of Dad and me and a cool shot that we took on our way out with the sun behind the Washington Monument.

Trip to the indoor play room!

Over Labor Day weekend I got to spend some time at Monkey Business, this cool indoor play area. We got there right when it opened so I had the run of the place for the first 15 minutes or so. It was fun - check out the pictures!