Sunday, June 14, 2009

So inquisitive

Nathan is almost 2.5 which means he is now at the stage where he is asking lots of questions. I can't tell you how many times a day I hear "What's that mommy?" or "What are you doing mommy?" and today while I was looking for something, "What are you looking for mommy?" He is such a curious young man.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Just a few pictures from his 2 year and family photo shoots:

Costumes and Mashed Potatoes

As Nathan is talking more and more (saying crazy long sentences, singing any song he hears, and reciting nursery rhymes and books) it's fun to see what he thinks about the world around him. He comes up with some interesting names for things based on association. He calls lollipops "costumes" because he remembers getting them for Halloween when he had to wear a costume. Other candy he usually calls "Trick-or-Treat" for the same reason. Mr. Potato Head in our house is "Mashed Potatoes." My reaction must have been priceless the first time Nathan said he wanted to play with Mashed Potatoes.

And one more cute thing. Yesterday Nathan decided to line up his books to make a track for his cute and smart is that!

I'll have to post some more updates later.

Just for memory sake

I just copied the sidebar with Nathan's favorites before I updated it so we wouldn't forget his favorites:
Favorite Fruit: I love them all!
Favorite Veggie: Carrots (raw please)
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite Toy: Slide
Favorite Uncle: Uncle Dave (my only uncle)
Favorite type of vehicle: Airplane
Favorite Shape: Oval
Favorite Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Book: No David by David Shannon

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Zoo

Nathan is finally beginning to really enjoy the zoo. Since the weather was beautiful today we headed out after lunch to see some of our feathered, four-legged, and furry friends. Nathan really wanted to see the giraffes, tigers, and monkeys. We got to see 2 of the 3 so that wasn't bad (the giraffes were hiding out somewhere warm not anticipating a 60 degree day). Nathan was also very impressed by the butterflies. We went to visit the crocodile where he told the zoo worker that the crocodile says tick-tock, tick-tock (from Peter Pan).

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Catch Up Time

Alright, both kiddos are sleeping and AT&T just called to say our internet speed has been upgraded, so I just may have time to finally play catch up here with Nathan's blog.

I think we have to go all the way back to Turkey Day. Of course, being so bad at remembering my camera I don't have any pictures. We spent Thanksgiving with Michelle's family. Nathan had fun with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Jenni. Here is a really cute picture of Nathan from a couple days before Thanksgiving.

2 days after Thanksgiving Grandpa (Jon's dad) got married to Grandma Judy. Again, bad mom, no pictures. Nathan did really good for most of the ceremony but he was very fascinated by the fountain in the back of the chapel. The person performing the ceremony told me afterwards he was afraid Nathan was just going to jump in.

December brought snow. Now I'm a good mommy and have some pictures. Here he is all bundled up and ready to play.

Being pulled around the back yard on the sled. I think we will attempt a hill next year when he's a bit closer to 3.

I have always wanted to make a gingerbread house, so on Christmas Eve that is just what we did...well sort of, it's a graham cracker house.

After building our graham cracker house it was time to open our Christmas Eve presents (jammies).

Christmas morning we woke to this.

Nathan really enjoyed opening presents this year and he really understood the whole idea of presents. Lucky kid got to open presents 4 days in a row and then had a birthday a few days later. He was a bit confused when he no longer got to open any presents.

Christmas Day was spent with Michelle's family. Here is Nathan opening a present from Grandma and Grandpa. Then the day after Christmas we spent with Jon's family.

Nathan was very interested in Grandpa Didgeridoo:
Cousins: Tyler, Nathan, and Emily
Our family:
Whew this is a long post. Well at least I'm through Christmas now. I will post more soon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

I Love You

Nathan has started to give us completely unsolicited I Love Yous. It is so cute and I love hearing him say I Love Mommy (or Daddy or Emily). I still have so much to catch up on but when do I find time to blog with such a busy toddler. This past weekend we went to Grand Rapids and it was Nathan's first time in a hotel. We went to the Children's Museum and he had a blast. Pictures are still on my camera because I am running out of space on my computer.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Thank you for peaches"

Ok, so I am soooooo far behind on blogging for the kids, and I still have to post about Christmas and Nathan's birthday (which was a blast, he had so much fun) and oh so many other things but I had to post what happened today.

I was oh so tired and knew Emily would be waking from her nap soon so I tried to convince Nathan to take a nap with me. We went and laid in "Mommy's bed" and pulled up the covers and I closed my eyes. Next thing I hear is Nathan saying "Father, thank you for day, thank you for peaches, thank you for peanut butter and jelly, amen." It was too cute.

Another cute prayer story, on Sunday we went to Tyler's (Nathan's cousin) baptism. It wasn't at our church and things were a bit different for us, like there were no kids at the service except for ours and Tyler. The rest were either in the nursery or "children's church" so it was very quite, as compared to a typical LDS sacrament meeting. While Tyler was being baptized the reverend said "amen" and Nathan very loud and proud said "AMEN!". I think everyone in the chapel must have heard it because everyone chuckled.