Monday, October 27, 2008

Nathan Goes To School!

Today was Nathan's first day of preschool! I can't believe that our little boy is going to school. We found a great program for toddlers that share many of our educational beliefs. He will be in school two mornings a week. I'm hoping this will give him the social interaction he craves. I'm also hoping that this will give him an outlet for all of his extra energy. And for me it gives me time to focus on Emily and doing things that are just so much more difficult to do with 2 children.

I wasn't sure how Nathan was going to react. When he first started gong to nursery at church he would cry, but now he is excited to go to nursery and bounces down the hall and right on in without any tears. Of course at home we have been preparing him by telling him that he was going to school. When we got there he was excited and recognized the classroom from our visit earlier this month. I was able to walk out the door without any tears from him or me. I think he is really going to like going to preschool. Only 1.5 hours until I pick him up. I better go do the things I need to get done!

In the car with the school in the background:

In the office getting all the paperwork turned in:

With his teacher, Miss Megan:
More pictures to come after I pick him up! OK I lied, no more pictures. There weren't very many photo ops (didn't want to get pictures of the other kids knowing that I wanted to put them online). I have decided 3 hours is NOT a long time at all and I still barely got anything done, but Nathan had a blast and that is all that counts!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Here are some recent pictures (we freed up so computer space by deleting programs that came preloaded on the computer that we have NEVER used and didn't even know were there, so we have pictures again). Enjoy!

Carving the pumpkin. Nathan actually was not into touching all the pumpkin goo. He wanted nothing to do with it until it was completely cleaned out. The picture with him reaching his arm in he is trying to get a toy. It's the only way we could get him to reach inside the pumpkin.

The finished product. Daddy did the carving but Nathan picked the design. We gave him a few to choose from and of course he wanted "Twinkle, twinkle little stars" because he can't just call them starts, they are twinkle, twinkle little stars.Zoo Boo:

I just wanted to show that even Nathan can fit in my baby wrap. So yes even if you have a good sized baby you can still benefit from the sleepy wrap!

Just being cute:Loving my sister:
Hurricane Nathan struck. What he's still there!
He's been wanting to get in this swing since we brought it upstairs. Something tells me he's just too big:

Potty Training?

Back when Nathan was 12-13 months old I was determined to attempt potty training. So we would put him on the potty throughout the day and every time he would go pee. Then when he was 14 months I (Michelle) took a temporary job for a month and that ended our potty efforts. Since then Nathan has had no interest in the potty. I was so afraid that we had missed our window, that now it would be a very long time before he showed any interest in potty training.

A few days ago he came up to me holding a pair of Big Boy Underwear (we bought him a few pairs to try to encourage). He was trying to put them on over his pants. So I took off his diaper and put them on. Of course he wet his pants, but he was at least showing interest.

This evening Jon was changing Emily's diaper and Nathan comes up to me and says "poop." Every once in a while he will tell me when he has already gone poop, so I just assumed that was what he was telling me so I told Jon to change Nathan when he was done with Emily. Well it turns out that Nathan was mid-poop when Jon started changing him. So he ran to the toilet and Nathan finished up on the potty! I really think he may have been trying to tell me he had to go poop. I hope this is the start of the process!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This past Saturday we went to Zoo-Boo with some friends who we have not seen in quite a while. It was great to see old friends. Nathan (and Emily) are our little pumpkin patch this year. They were so cute in their costumes. I will post pictures as soon as I get my computer issue resolved (see Emily's blog if you are interested in exactly what those computer issues are).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Today was our first annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Mommy took tons of pictures. Enjoy!


Nathan also got to bounce in the bounce house and see lots of animals. Maybe I will get those pictures uploaded another day, but if not your not missing much (the bounce house pictures aren't that good and the animals don't have Nathan in any of the pictures).

Playing Catch-Up!!!

We have been so busy this past month (you forget how much of your time new babies really take up) so I am sorry that I have been neglecting my blogging duties. Here are tons of Nathan pictures from the couple weeks. We went to the Cider Mill a couple weeks ago with my MOMS Club and Nathan got to ride the "train" so here are the few pics I snapped of that.

That same day we got home and had a package on the front porch. Nathan's new dresser had arrived. It matches his race car toddler bed. Of course Nathan had to test it all out before we could load it up.

And what little kid can get something in a huge box and not play with the box!

A few days later Nathan wanted to play "Daddy".

And after having so much fun during the day here are the classic sleeping toddler pictures.