Nolan made sure he met all the deadlines so he can officially say "I crawled before I was 8 months old." The day before he turned 8 months, he woke up and wowed us with his new ability to crawl AND pull up on everything in his sight. I'm glad he developed some new skills in the 3 hours (3am-6am) he spent just staring at me the night before. Being mobile has been fun, but he certainly shows us where we need to baby proof. We have some gates currently sitting in our amazon cart, and we're trying to come up with some creative solutions to other parts of our house. So far, Nolan has gone straight to trying to climb up the stairs, playing with Dad's Wii U, rocking our not-so-stable floor lamps, and finding any cord possible. His toys are not nearly as cool as mom and dad's toys.
In other news, we're all moved in to our house. We love it. For once, we have a house that feels like home. Pictures are hung, spaces have been filled, and the rare weekends at home feel so relaxing. It truly makes a difference to have a cozy house. It has only taken us 4 moves in 4 years to figure that out. :)
I can't say I'm overly excited to start school tomorrow. Mom life is wonderful, and I don't want to share him. This really has been such a fun summer. I feel like the move stole some of my vacation, but I know I'm fortunate to have these months with this little peanut. I hope that Nolan enjoys all the new toys he can play with at school this year, along with now being able to get where he wants. It's more comforting to send him there now that he can entertain himself.
To my future students (who shouldn't be reading this), I look forward to this year with you. Please be kind, hard-working, positive little middle schoolers.