Saturday, March 14, 2009

21 Questions with Nathaniel

1. What is something I always say to you? "be careful"

2. What makes me happy? "if you work"

3. What makes me sad? "a giant"

4. How do I make you laugh? "like this "HAHAHAHA" "

5. What do you think I was like as a child? "ME!"

6. How old am I? "ummmmmm, 16" *holding up 6 fingers*

7. How tall am I? *raised hand up high* "This tall"

8. What is my favorite thing to do? "get dressed"

9. What do I do when you're not around? "drive in your car"

10. If I become famous, what will it be for? "FIVE"

11. What am I really good at? "turn your tv on"

12. What am I not really good at? "paper"

13. What is my job? "to put the gate up"

14. What is my favorite food? "tomatoes"

15. What makes you proud of me? "making food"

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be? "a watermelon"

17. What do you and I do together? "play games"

18. How are we the same? "two"

19. How are you and I different? "our ears are different"

20. How do you know that I love you? "too much"

21. Where is my favorite place to go? "grocery shopping"

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Date night

I usually try to stay away from blog games but I gave this one a shot & was really happy with the results.

Here's how you play!

1. Go to your 4th folder where you store your photos.**I had to pick the fourth folder in the fourth folder in the fourth folder before getting the 4th picture : )

2. Select your 4th picture (no exceptions)!

3. Post the picture with an explanation

4. Tag 4 people (or as many as you want) to do the same!!

I was very excited with my results. It's extremely rare that I can scroll through my photo files and find ones of Dan & me, especially alone.

This picture was taken in December 2007. I was about 18 weeks pregnant with Audrey, we were at Keith & Marla's house. Dan had worked all morning, then the band had practiced for endless hours and after that we had a Christmas party - full of food, fun & laughter. It was a great time with good friends.

I was even more excited to find this picture as we prepare to have a date night away - way overdue. I can't expose the details on here because I haven't filled Dan in on the events as of yet.

So for now, I leave you with this:


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Not even two weeks after Nathaniel's surgery, he was struck with yet another round of ear infections. Poor guy. Audrey is also recovering from another bout of infections too. She's tricky as she doesn't really show symptoms other than everything that can also be chalked up to teething.

We can't wait for the nice weather to come to get back outside. Poor Audrey's first year of pictures are all going to be from inside the house. Seems like it snows every weekend. We do get out but it's mostly to do laps at the mall, an indoor play place or a restaurant.

Nathaniel can finally officially say his name! He's been referring to himself as Nate because people couldn't understand his version of Nathaniel: Nano. He's getting good at writing letters and is constantly reading letters everywhere we go. He loves to play I Spy, school and other role playing games. He's getting really good on the Wii too with the snowboarding and motor cross games.

Audrey is crawling all over the place and pulling herself up. She's crazy in her walker but not yet really interested in furniture surfing. She's packing away the food but is still a little petite girl. Last week, she weighed in at 17 pounds. I'd say her most favorite activity is bath time now. She gets So excited when we turn the tub on.

They both great together. Nathaniel loves to care for her, he helps every step of the way. With her new mobility, they love to play together - hide & seek is a big hit.

We recently conquered some sleep issues with Nathaniel. He had gotten a little spoiled after Audrey was born and slowly the sleep system had been pretty abused, which was requiring him to have one of us lay down with him in order for him to get to sleep. It took a week, and only two of those nights were really bad, but we've succeeded in him going to bed at 7, not getting up and being much more rested come morning. Super Nanny would be proud.


He got busted playing with my makeup before school


Dinner makes me sleepy too





He loves to read and play school, reading to us and to his stuffed animals.