Second on the Scene…. Nolan Martin Moore

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Nolan Martin Moore, our second son. He is named after my Daddy, Nolan Eugene Martin. They both take great pride in this fact. I will never forget my Dad’s reaction when I told him the name that we had picked out. Priceless.

Nolan is 4 years old and is counting the days until he is 5. I am not sure what he thinks happens when he turns 5, but he can not wait! From the day he was born, we knew that he was so different than ThomasWade. Not that it is a bad thing, just different. He has his own little way and I love that. My Nolan is fearless, confident, and brave. He loves with his whole heart. Nolan does not like hugs and kisses. You can only on get a kiss on the cheek and you have to tackle him for a hug! Unless you are Trent, he freely get hugs. He is a “Daddy’s Boy” all the way, and I am ok with that. I occasionally will get a kiss on the lips, those I cherish! He is much too busy for all of that. He is so athletic and very fast. He walks with purpose! Nolan has deep blue eyes and blonde hair, just so handsome!!!

He adores ThomasWade and thinks he is just as big. Nolan and Gentry (his other brother) are two peas in a pod. He is such a great big brother and is always looking out for the little siblings. Nolan started Pre-K this year. He has learned so much and I am so proud of him. He can write his name, count to 20, and is learning much more! His favorite things to do are to ride his scooter, swim, play his 3ds, and play outside. He is a very picky eater and will always choose a peanut butter and Nutella sandwich. He likes routine and things have to be a particular way. He always notices the details that others overlook. I always have to cut tags off his shirts, they drive him crazy.

This picture of Nolan is just perfect, he loves life and all that it has to offer. He jumps in with no fears. Our little ball of energy. Nolan is funny without even trying and has the best laugh.

Nolan has me wrapped around his little finger and he knows it. I am not sure why, but he gets away with a lot more than the others. Honestly, I think it has to do with his short temper. Sometimes it’s easier to let things slide than to deal with the fit that follows! I struggle with being consistent with him.

I will say that Nolan came into our family at just the right time and I am so thankful for him!

Introducing ThomasWade… My Rock.

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Here he is folks! Our oldest son, ThomasWade. Not Thomas… Not Wade… It’s ThomasWade. Wish I had a dime for every time I have repeated that phrase!

ThomasWade is every bit of 8 1/2 and taking advantage of everything that this age has to offer. Of all my kids, he is the “Momma’s Boy”. Although he loves doing anything with his Daddy, He is mostly my shadow. He is so incredibly smart, kind hearted, nurturing, funny, and friendly. He is the best big brother and a great leader. He never meets a stranger and is full of life. He is passionate and not afraid to show his feelings. He still talks to me about everything, although it takes a little more convincing these days! He will pick TV, XBOX and 3DS over playing outside… but we are working on that. He loves lasagna, PawPaw’s pancakes, pizza and smoothies. He learned to ride his bike this year and loves to climb trees. ThomasWade is in Cub-Scouts and has won 2 trophies in pinewood derby races. Also, can I just say how incredibly handsome this guy is!!! Blonde hair, blue eyes, and the sweetest freckles!

ThomasWade is all these things, but most of all he is My Rock. I know that is a big title for such a little guy, but he is. Since he was born, we have had this special bond. I know I am much harder on him than the little ones and I am not proud of that. I struggle to find a balance with this. I am constantly reminding myself…. “He is Eight!”

Through this blog, I am hoping that you can see that there is always more to the story. I know that I post a lot of pictures on social media, but I am hoping that this sheds a little more light into our family and day to day activities. I am taking a few posts to introduce my kiddos, so you can better understand their personalities. I hope that you enjoy this journey with us. Remember that there is always “Moore to the Story!”