Saturday, November 1, 2014

Memories (part 2)

As I was reflecting on the memories of this blog, Jen and I went through photos of our family since we've had kids. We decided to list the most prominent memories from our photo albums that made us giggle or sigh. The list below is ordered with the most recent on top. Hopefully I'll start writing more memories throughout the year rather than posting a million every once in a blue moon! (by the way, many of you might not understand many of these, but we do, and that's all that matters!)

  • Delaney acts more independent, wanting to be the center of attention, loves dancing, sassy, daredevil, likes being held up high by her thighs, prefers Aaron. Nolan acts more safe, doesn't like heights, sweet, kind-hearted, loves trains, prefers Jen. Both of them have a hard time wanting to eat!
  • Great-grandma visiting for her 90th birthday
  • Summer sadness with miscarriage (Asher) in Arizona
  • Delaney's cute pig tail on top
  • Nolan loves drawing on Aaron's whiteboard at school
  • Nolan being a good big brother and getting Delaney's blanket for her
  • Delaney not eating yogurt from Jen, but gladly willing to eat it from Aaron
  • Delaney sucking on her middle and ring fingers
  • Summer Friday pool time at Nini & Papa's
  • Putting red Christmas lights inside of the fireplace, with plexiglas to protect it and prevent draftiness
  • New traditions: Advent activities every day leading up to Christmas! Going to Chorale performance at Washington Square and eating with Ed and Sylvia afterwards.
  • Gleneden Beach Trip with just the 4 of us
  • Nolan dressing up as "Super Nolan" on Halloween
  • First zoo membership!
  • Hilarious tent-over-the-car during camping trip with Franks and Spricks.
  • Horrible failure: attempting to start Nolan potty training before he was ready.
  • Jen struggling to keep Nolan and Delaney in order during TJ and Brittany's wedding.
  • Delaney and Ainsley born within 24 hours of each other
  • Delaney born, so tiny compared to 2-year-old Nolan
  • Horrible failure: attempting to graduate Nolan to a toddler bed on his 2nd birthday.
  • New traditions: The Pumpkin Patch, Portland Apple Festival
  • Starting job at West Hills.
  • Moving back to Portland, living with my parents.
  • Lowlights from our time in Ontario: Horrible teaching job, rock through window, tire slashed, a miscarriage (sesame seed baby), and the lack of rain (resulting in the worst static electricity when sitting on our couch in the living room).
  • Highlights from our time in Ontario: Friends from Origins, walking the streets with the stroller, swimming lessons with Avi, Natalie's wedding in California, traveling back to Portland for Christmas, Spring Break trip to Arizona, Jen's couponing hobby, the Meridian splash pad with friends, time at home with Nolan (like when he started snacking on the block of cheese), and SNOW!
  • Google Hangouts between me, Jen, and Nolan while I was alone starting school in Ontario.
  • Nolan always stuck out his tongue when he was a baby.
  • Nolan's onesie with a necktie on it, Aaron with his tie, posing together.
  • Uncle Tom drinking a beer and lounging with baby Nolan in his arms.