Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Whole Mess O' Egg Huntin'

So today was Nathan's first Easter Egg Hunt. Didja really think I wasn't going to clog up the internet with a ton of adorable photos??
Nathan is eagerly awaiting the big hunt. He can see the eggs in the yard, but he has to wait for Leah to change clothes. Darn girls!!

And we're still not sure this was a smart fashion decision.

Grandma had to help Nathan get started. Once he found one he didn't want to put it in the basket. He just wanted to carry one in each hand.

Two eggs, two hands, all set!!

He finally got the hang of it, though.

They are so good at sharing. It's amazing, really. But Leah and Nathan are best buds, so they don't mind.

Dividing up all the loot!

"Mom, why are we working so hard to find eggs, when these rocks are all over the place?"

Nathan finally discovered there's goodies in them-there eggs!! Here he is with a mouthfull of jelly beans.

This girl is a nut!!

All in all, we had a fantastic day! The weather was good, the kids had a ball, and no one got sick on candy. I'll wrap things up with a little video of the kids dancing together. They crack me up!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Quickie!

I don't have much time before work, but I have to brag on my boy. His first word is officially "ball," said within the last month. He would hold up a ball and say, "Bah" and we were so proud! Of course he'd call every toy a ball. When Bryan gets home, Nathan points at him and grins and says "Da" and that's exciting, but he calls the chair "da" and the tv, and the computer, and the cat, etc. etc.

But yesterday, he said two complete words, in context! I was so excited! We went to visit my mom at the bank, and in one of the offices there's a fish bowl on the desk. We were looking at the fish and I kept saying, "Is that a fish, Nathan? Fish?" and at first he said, "shshsh." It was more of a sound than a word, and then he got it. He said "fish" very plainly a couple of times. Then last night, I was eating a brownie, and he walked right up to me and said, "Bite!" Just like that. With puctuation and everything. I was so excited, I fed him TWO brownies, bite by bite, just because everytime he said, "bite" I couldn't say no.

I'm so proud of my boy!!! He'll be reciting Shakespeare in no time!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Not Yet a Month Late

Faren motivated me to get off my butt, (or rather ON my butt, in my new computer chair) and post some of Nathan's birthday pictures. So here we go:

Here they are, Their Majesties, King Daddy, and Prince Nathan. My mom, a.k.a. Martha Frickin' Stewart, put up castle walls and built a whole throne room for our guys.

This was the first tentative taste of birthday cake. Nathan really is a pretty neat eater. He's not one to just dive right in with both hands. The first time he got a little frosting on his fingers, he wrinkled his nose and tried to shake it off.

Then he figured out just how good that frosting really was. He kept feeding it to me too.Yummy!!

And this is what was left of the cake. I'm not real sure he actually got any cake. But I think he ate about a pound of frosting.

We told King Daddy he had to eat his cake with his fingers, too. But he outsmarted us with his Go-Go-Gadget-Birthday-Candle-Chopsticks.

So, hypothetically speaking, if a one-year-old boy gets a Thomas the Train Ball Pit from one grandma, and an actual throne from the other, not to mention numerous other gifts and a huge party, does that make him spoiled? Nah, I didn't think so either.

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