May 18, 2008


Everywhere. I took this series of photos a few weeks ago when it was warm. Nathan really liked his alphabet's pasta. We've been slowly transitioning him more and more away from baby foods and into only whole foods. We are in the process of transitioning from formula to whole milk, since he just turned 12 months. His favorite food right now: cheerios and yogurt- he could live on the stuff!

May 12, 2008

Check out my new set of wheels!

I got my first set of wheels- and it's a RED radio flyer! Can't wait to get out and drive around...

May 11, 2008

Chuck E Cheese Party

We had such a great time! I think Nate was in awe of all of the excitement. He was mesmerized by the sounds and the lights and, at first, I think was a little taken aback. But, he quickly got in his 'play'mode. His favorite ride of the day was the little merry-go-round....we must have gone on at least 5 times! He held right onto the horse tightly and smiled the entire time. When Chuck E came over to sing Happy Birthday Nate just smiled and reached out to grab his nose. When Chuck E left, he kept looking for him wondering if he was coming was so cute. The party was so much fun - what great memories we will have of his 1st birthday celebration. There were 4 other kiddos there so he had great company. When all was said and done, Mom was ready for a nap but Nathan had other plans...until he finally crashed late in the day. Birthday parties are so much fun but who knew they could be so exhausting?! :-)

And to top it all off that today is Mother's day, I couldn't feel happier. There was nothing special on the agenda today but spending time with my little guy means more than anything to me and that's what truly made today such a special day. In honor of Mother's day, we had a special gift basket delivered to Maria and her family...we want them to know we are thinking of them, too. The basket contained lots of goodies, a framed picture of Nathan, and a translated letter. I hope she knows we are thinking of them today.

Happy Mother's Day!

May 8, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday

to the sweetest, most lovable little boy in the world! We are SO blessed to have you in our lives. One year ago from today you were brought into this beautiful world and born into our hearts. Don't ever forget how much we love you. You are a truly amazing little boy with the most beautiful spirit I have ever seen. I am completely in awe of the beauty and love you bring to our family. Happy 1 year old, Nathan!

We'll be celebrating well into the weekend! What a fun time!

May 4, 2008

A First Look At My Masterpieces...

(as painted by Nate at school) ....

I hate to make my own interpretations already...but could we have a baseball player on our hands?! :-)