Archive for the ‘Nicholas’ Category

Nicholas enjoying the first bit of snow for the year

We had our first snowfall of the year a couple of weeks ago and Nicholas loved it.

Nicholas in the snow November 25th, 2008

Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much other then rain since. Oh well.

Happy 2nd Birthday Nicholas!

Our little boy turned two today. It’s hard to believe he’s gone from a helpless infant to a little troublemaker so quickly! Thanks for all the cards and Birthday greetings! We can’t wait to have his party on Saturday!

Happy Birthday Nicholas!!!

Nicholas at two years old brusing his teeth.

Nicholas’ important lesson

This past Saturday Nicholas got curious about the stuff in his diaper bag. When I saw noticed what he was doing, everything was on the floor and he was playing with his toilet seat.

Eventually he discovered that he could pull the toilet seat over his head. He then discovered that it wouldn’t come off quite as easily. He looked and me and said “stuck.” I asked him if he wanted help and he said “Daddy help me.” I then attempted to pull the seat off of his head… it came off, eventually, but not after a little bit of gentle coaxing and some tears. Unfortunately I never took any pictures. I was a bit preoccupied with freeing Nicholas from his toilet seat trap.  It was quite a funny scene and even Nicholas had a few laughs along with the tears. Hopefully he now knows that certain things don’t go over your head.

New Nicholas Pictures… finally!

It’s long overdue but I have finally uploaded some new pictures of Nicholas in the gallery.

Our little boy is growing up fast. He putting sentences together, expressing ownership and learning new words and phrases all the time. It’s not strange to hear sentences like “Daddy read one book” or “The ball is in the tub.” He loves doing what we are doing and is very curious. He helped me put together some storage cabinets for our laundry room the other day and when I had a screwdriver, her had a screwdriver. When I hammered nails, he got his little toy hammer and helped me. He’s always helping Siobhan cook and enjoying taste tasting along the way. Not all of his curiosity and “help” is good though. Siobhan decided to paint the downstairs bathroom the other day… she left what she was doing while me and Nicholas watched some tv. He disappeared and was a little too quiet. When I looked for him he simply said, “water.” Too bad he was after dipping both of his hands into the paint can and made a mess of himself.

The last while has been quite an interesting time with the little guy. Right now he has decided that bedtime just isn’t for him. We are trying everything to get him to go to sleep without us having to be at his side… tonight is his first night in his toddler bed. No more crib! Yikes!!! He still had issues tonight, but during his 20 minutes of crying he never once left his bed. Hopefully that is a good sign… hopefully! In the past he went to bed, said, “night night” and slept until the next morning. I hope we get back to that again, soon.

Letter to Santa

Nicholas wrote his letter to Santa again this year with a little help from his Dad.

Nicholas’ Letter to Santa 2007


Looks like Nicholas has entered his “No” phase. Everything is answered with no. He even woke up the other morning saying, “no no no no no no…” Almost everything that comes from his mouth is no. Do you want some dinner? No! Come here. No! Can you say no? No! Fun times indeed!


Some New Nicholas Pictures

I posted some new pictures to my facebook. They should be publicly viewable here.

Nicholas' first time in a plane