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December, 2015:

New Year’s Eve

Rob and I took a quick trip (48 hours on the ground) to St. Petersburg Florida for his cousin, Kristina’s New Year’s Eve wedding. It was our first time leaving both boys and it sounds like it was a big success with Grandma and Grandpa left in charge here. This is Rob’s immediate family all in Florida for the celebration: Charlie, Catherine, Jane, Bob, Rob and Kelly It was such a wonderful treat to get to hangout with his family kid free and actually get a chance to catch up a little. The Kochman family definitely know how to throw a fantastic party and celebrate together. What a wonderful trip, so energizing, refreshing, celebratory and full of adventure.

22 Months

Development: Nicholas is showing his comedic side. He loves to call Daddy, “Mama” and Mama, “Daddy”. Each nap and night time as I sing his resting song he runs out of his room to see how far he can get before I catch him, giggling the entire time. Before each rest Nicholas has mastered the koala snuggle where he rests his head on your shoulder and wraps his arms around you. This is by far my favorite part of each day with him. Nicholas loves to walk vs. being carried when we are out. It makes outings a bit longer, but much more entertaining to stop and see how you can take in the sites and sounds from two feet off the ground. Physical: Nicholas’ hair is starting to get less blonde and more brown. His top right two year molar is completely through and the right is halfway in. Nicholas is still in size 5 diapers and 2T clothes. Routine: Nicholas is waking up around 5:30 each morning and we would love to figure out how to move this back an hour. He loves breakfast the moment he wakes up and doesn’t tolerate a lot of snuggling or distractions. Breakfast typically includes a full+ greek yogurt half plain and half flavored. Two prunes cut in quarters, some fruit and often a “more” request will add bananas or cereal. He will have a cheese stick for a snack around 10. Lunch at noon which is typically peanut butter and jelly, grapes, and pirate booty. Nicholas loves to bring the peanut butter from the pantry to the counter.  

Tis the Season for Family

We love our local family and love that everyone moves their schedules so we can be together. The white elephant gift exchange resulted in some game playing with cousins and Grandma. We love how Nicholas and Cooper play together. This is the store they set-up nearly everyday to sell imaginary capes. Once you pay $1 – $3 you get your custom cape which you run around the living room with and then return to the store for your money back to buy the next cape.