Nolan 5.75 

I really can’t believe that Nolan is coming up on six years old.  Here is one more update from the winter.

Nolan is still doing great in Kindergarten.  He loves to go to school and has a little group of friends who he seems to hang out with the most.  He tells me that they usually play “boys chase girls” during recess.  I can definitely tell the difference now that he is around other kids more with some of things that he comes home saying.  I feel like sometimes we are constantly saying “Don’t say ___” (with anything from butt to stupid to stinky face…the list goes on).  sigh… Doesn’t help that Wesley giggles at ALL of it.

I would say in the last couple months that reading has really started to click for Nolan.  He can pretty easily read the level one and two books.  He made it through all his sight words at school with only missing one word on one week.  He was very proud of each level.

Nolan did have about a week where he was getting really nervous about school and even saying his stomach was hurting and that he didn’t want to go.  So we finally figured it out that he had not been listening during reading time one day and his teacher had told him that he was going to have to miss out on some “center minutes” (which is basically their time to pick what they want to play and it’s Nolan’s favorite).  Apparently Nolan was so worried about the idea of being in trouble that it was making him feel sick to his stomach.  His teacher is amazing and we were able to work it all out, but it just really reminded me that he is such a sensitive little guy and also is a major rule follower.  This has also started in on the phase of constantly saying, “I’m going to tell on you!”  But at least I don’t worry about him breaking the rules for the most part. 🙂

Nolan played basketball again this winter.  Chris coached the team and he had couple of his friends from school on the team too.  He had so much fun playing, made a few baskets on the 8′ hoop during the games and overall he had a really good attitude.  Nolan also started ski lessons this winter.  He loved them and every day after we would come home, he would ask if he could go again tomorrow.  We did two days at Loveland which was good to get started, but he definitely had the most fun when we went with Katie to Ski Cooper.  She was able to do so many more runs with him and the beginners area was really good for him.  At the end of the day, he went on two lifts and did a blue run with only a little help.  I can definitely see doing a lot more skiing next year.

Nolan has taken a huge interest in what he calls “being sporty.”  He gets so excited to play basketball in the alley with the neighbors, but also wants to hit baseballs, go for runs with Chris, ride his bike, etc.  He still wants to change clothes every time he changes sports or activities, so we are still going through tons of laundry!

Here are some pictures from last couple months…

Losing his first tooth!  He was so excited to have it out.  It was very wiggly but started hurting him and didn’t want to come out on its own.  I brought home some numbing gel and took it out, but it definitely still had a tiny bit of root left on it, so he wasn’t kidding about it hurting!

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For the next tooth, his adult one came up behind the baby tooth so I took him to the office to take it out.  We got the tooth numb and wiggled it out and he said it was SO much easier than the first one!

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Cousins.  Hard to get any sort of picture anymore…

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Nolan was very excited about the SuperBowl.  He drew lots of pictures at school of Peyton Manning.

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Nolan got himself all geared up to play after watching the tree trimmers work at Grandma’s.

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First ski lesson.  I spent half the day trying to figure out which kid was mine after I dressed him in all black.  Rookie move.

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Annual stock show tractor ride.

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Favorite EMS shirts.

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This is what most of my pictures look like now a days.

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We are going to have to watch out for this kid.  I found him upstairs in bed like this with the neighbor girl when their family was over for dinner.

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Different girl, more cuddling.  🙂  I’m calling it, Nolan may end up being a ladies man. 😉

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Still loves Wesley…

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