Saturday, January 31, 2009

Exploring Nashville

Nolan and I went up with Eric to Brentwood, TN on January 17th and just returned home on Thursday. We had so much fun while Eric was at work exploring the area and finding new things to do. our first stop was the Maryland Farms YMCA. We decided to join for a month to give us something to do indoors. This is by far the nicest gym I have ever been in and we're really enjoying being members.

I also have taken Nolan to the Nashville Public Library for toddler storytime in their beautiful Children's Theater.

Nolan also liked storytime at the Brentwood Public Library where he participated in a craft, storytime, singing songs, and making new friends.

While we were there, I also took Nolan to get his first hair-cut at Sweet & Sassy Children's Salon. He was a pretty good sport and only fussed when the hairdresser sprayed his hair wet and made him look down to trim the back. Overall, it was a pretty good experience and Nolan had a lot of fun playing around the salon!

Since there were lots of new restaurants in the area we had not been to before, we ate out often trying a few new places.We ate at the Aquarium Restaurant for my birthday. Nolan was amazed by all the hundreds of fish that surrounded us at our table. He loved it and the food was really good too! We also went shopping at the Mall at Green Hills and the Cool Springs Galleria where I was able to spend some birthday money buying a few things for myself!

Nolan also made a new friend (Dean) at a local park on the only day he could play outside. The warmest day we were there was 51 degrees! His mom Christy invited us over for playgroup the next day and Nolan loved playing on their keyboard!

Overall, we kept pretty busy despite the cold weather outside. We did experience a few snowy & icy days and I would laugh as we would walk outside to the car and Nolan would point and say "snow momma". He first thought it was rain and then quickly learned the difference!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

21 days of prayer & fasting

Today begins the start of 21 days of Prayer & Fasting with our church. I have decided to fast 2 things I really enjoy...the internet & dessert. Since I'm a blogger, I'll be checking back in 3 weeks with updates and pics from life in Nashville. In the meantime, keep Eric in your prayers as he starts his job training tomorrow for 60-90 days before we relocate to Gulfport, MS.

On a side note, Nolan has mastered how to climb out of his crib already at 17 months! Eric was able to lower the base one more notch, so hopefully that will help. If not, looks like I will be figuring out how to convert his crib to a toddler bed this week! Good times! The pregnancy is going great and I go for my 11 week check-up tomorrow. I'll post again in 21 days!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

We're finally home after being on the road for the past 11 days! We left our house on Christmas day and traveled to Laurel, Hattiesburg, Hammond, New Orleans (where Eric and I spent a few nights at the Loews Hotel), then we went to Gulfport to house hunt on 2 different days, and finally we made it back to Birmingham yesterday afternoon. We were on the road a lot, but had a wonderful time with family & friends. Now we're beginning the packing process of the house this week as Eric starts his new job in Nashville on Monday. Nolan and I will go up the following week and we will continue to come home on the weekends until our house sells. Needless to's going to be a pretty busy new year for the Robinson's!!