Sunday, August 14, 2011

Having Fun

The summer has flown by. Not too much to report on our end. We've enjoyed some nice vacation time together, spent some time with family and friends and enjoyed watching Nicholas discover the world around him. It seems he has really grown over the summer. He is getting taller; now we need to put some meat on those bones. He's in the "I'd rather be playing than eating phase." So, we try to get as much food in him when we can. He has started to walk more but is not totally confident, so, still prefers to crawl. He can go from one end of a room to the other. It's just a matter of time until he takes off.

The one new piece of information is we've discovered Nicholas is allergic to dogs. When a dog licks him, he instantly breaks out. We're bummed about that. His allergist instructed us not to get a dog at this point and if we are places with dogs to make sure we've given him his allergy meds in hopes of having a minimal reaction. This allergy can change over time; we're hopeful it will.

We've included some pictures from the last month. Nicholas has loved attending 1 year old birthday parties, seeing friends in Iowa, riding rides at Cedar Point in Ohio (hated when the rides stopped), eating corn off the cob, having his cousins from Ohio visit and read him bed time stories and feeling Uncle Tony's whiskery face.

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer!

Denise, Denise and Nicholas