July 21, 2008

Summer 2008 Photos

I think they came out pretty good. He loves to have his picture taken so it makes it an easy process. In the first photo he is showing his more serious side, but in the rest- he's just his happy ol' smiley self!

July 14, 2008

4th of July Festivities!

I love Alan's refriferator cake....can I have more please?!!

Cooling off after a dip in the lake! Waitin' for mom to get me dressed...

Nate and Auntie Mo-Mo pics! Gotta love the hat...I had to buy it! ;-)

Nate loves the water...he kept pointing at it to go back in when we were done...

Happy as can be at the 4th of July festivities...

It seems like months ago....now that I have finally made the time to post 4th of July pics! Everything has been crazy and we are in full summer swing. I recently left my job....which was a big change but I accepted another position which I think will be best for our family.

In Nate news, he is my little love muffin. Lately it seems like all he wants to do is hug me really tight and say "mama-mama". It's so gratifying and makes me smile. He is so active and keeps us running constantly. He seems to like to 'drive' everything which I find pretty funny. I saw him driving his bouncy ball (moving it around like it was a ferarri or something with noise and all!). As for the 4th, he fell asleep @ 9:15 right before the fireworks but then he woke up right when they began going off. He loved them, as I suspected! He got really excited and started bouncing up and down when he saw the big ones. I am really excited for next year's when he can tell me what he likes about them!

We're headed on our first family camping trip next weekend- tent, sleeping bags, roasted marshmallows and all- nothing to really separate us from the country forest of rural PA!

July 1, 2008

Thank Heaven for Little Boys. . .

It's time for an update!! Our days have been filled with all the typical summer activities- walks outside, picnics in the yard, swimming at the pool, eating watermelon late at night on the back deck, and lots of other fun. Nate seems to be in his glory during the warmer weather we've been having. He continues to thrive at school. He took his first few steps the other day and is bascially cruising all around the house now. He does have a little (did I say little?!) devil in which we have been seeing more and more. It is really so cute but you can certainly tell he is ALL boy. He loves to shake his head 'no' when I tell him yes! It's like clockwork everytime. He now thinks spitting is a daily pastime; he nearly laughs himself to death when he does it. Daddy and I are practicing our ignoring skills! He also thinks it's funny to throw his sippy cup on the floor (about 10-15 times per meal) . . . and when mom let's him know she doesn't approve- he laughs even harder! It's for all this and even more that I am constantly reminding myself how thankful I am for my little boy.

Lately we've really been noticing that he is comprehending a lot more. He really knows all his nicknames now and responds well. He knows a lot of words and how to say, "baba (bottle in our house) mama". I think one of the best parts of being a parent is watching your little one change right before your eyes. I have been noticing him growing and becoming a little boy much more now than I ever have. I know it's expected, and extremely exciting, but it reminds you of how important this time NOW really is.

We're headed to NH to Nanny's house for the 4th! So excited! We'll be basking in the warm sun and swimming in the lake. And Nathan will hopefully have his first campfire with the roasting of marshmallows and all. I am really looking forward to a getaway. It will be interesting to see how he reacts to the fireworks. I am guessing he will love them!

Ok, here are a few more pics. Yesterday, Rich took Nate to the grocery store with him and Nate came home with a balloon because he was very well behaved while Daddy shopped. He loves this balloon and had to take it on the walk, too.

Happy 4th of July!