Nolan Scott 7 Months

The light is one of the things I love most about our tiny house. The Avion has windows all over it which allows the sun to stream in very nicely. The other morning, I had my “big camera” out and took advantage of some of that lovely light and snapped these photos of my sweet little guy.

I can’t believe he’s 7 months already! Here are some of his accomplishments if you’re interested. πŸ˜‰

  • 16 lbs, 28in long
  • he’s crawling
  • pulling himself up to a standing position
  • sits up on his own
  • eats his pureed sweet potatoes, green beans, peas and carrots, and his new favorite: butternut squash.
  • he loves getting into the trash (we’re working on that)
  • he recently experienced his first swing and slide and loved it
  • he’s babbling da da da, ma ma ma and of course we like to think he’s saying mom and dad. πŸ˜›
  • he’s definitely not sleeping through the night :/
  • he gets so excited when daddy comes home and crawls straight to him when the door opens.

All in all, he’s a cutie and a very sweet boy!

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Christmas 2015

This was a special first Christmas with our sweet Nolan. Christmas Eve we woke up and ate our traditional Christmas bread and each opened a gift. Of course, it was quite entertaining watching Nolan tear into his gift. I think he may have enjoyed the paper as much as his toy. πŸ˜‰

Later that day we drove a couple hours to Greenville to have another Christmas celebration with Mark and Sherry and Sherry’s family. It was such a fun time.

Christmas day we had a huge delicious breakfast at Mark and Sherry’s and prepared for our flight to Texas to be with the Proffitt side. A few hours before our flight, we were notified it was canceled. After much time on the phone with the airline trying to get a refund, and booking another flight with a different airline, we finally got it worked out and headed to the airport. Nolan did a great job on his first flight. Of course, he did get a little antsy near the end, but overall, not bad. πŸ™‚

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a chilly day in Texas
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Uncle Justin teaching Nolan how to play piano
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Nathan and Regan
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the Proffitt family

Christmas in Texas started out great. We had a big dinner the night after Christmas with the entire Proffitt side–16 of us! As we were finishing up dinner, we heard the tornado sirens sounding nearby. Many people rushed to the hallway, while others thought it more important to finish their dinner or lounge on the couch. The sirens stopped and we resumed what we were doing only to hear them go off a second time. We still weren’t completely convinced the tornadoes were near us, after all, growing up in Texas we’ve heard many tornado warnings. As the lights started flickering, we knew it was a bigger deal than we were giving it credit, and soon we could hear the strong winds and see the effects of the wind outside the window. This time we all squeezed in as tightly as we could into the hallway. I don’t think I’ve ever held Nolan and Randy so close. It was real. And it was scary. We stood there waiting for glass to shatter. Nolan was crying, and I was on the verge. Someone started singing Silent Night and we all joined in. Β And then? Silence. The tornado passed by us. We later discovered that houses about a half a mile away were leveled. We were so thankful to be safe!

We were without power at my sister’s house for over 24 hours which made feeding 16 people a challenge, but it was an adventure and we were glad to be together.

I thought later that maybe we should have just accepted the canceled flight as a sign from God. πŸ˜‰

All in all it was a great time with family. A special treat of the week was my last little brother getting engaged! We are so excited for another member of the family to be joining us probably in July. My brother Nathan and his fiance Regan, have actually known each other since they were about 10 years old, so it was really neat seeing how God crossed their paths again. πŸ™‚ ❀