Nate at 2 1/2
Nate has so much personality! He is very expressive in facial expressions as well as in personality! I wish I could capture all of his adorable, silly, fun facial expressions. You cannot help but LOVE this kid! He is still so adorable and always a joy to be around!
Nate Loves to Sing
in the car, in his crib, and in church with his own hymn book in his lap at the top of his lungs. I love it! It really is so cute and to me it sounds beautiful!
Nate Loves People
People are drawn to Nate. He can be a bit shy when he meats a new face; but once he gets to know you, you will get squeals of excitement and lots of hugs and kisses.
Nate Still Loves Food
I love that he loves vegetables and well anything else. He's a great eater and he eats a ton! Many times he will eat as much as what Josh and I eat combined. The only question is where is all that food going?
Nate is Compassionate
He really cares about people and is very intuitive toward others feelings. He is so sweet and can melt anyones heart, especially his mothers. Something about him just makes you feel good around him and always want to be around him.
Nate is in LOVE with "Miss Sally"
Nate's favorite possession is his "Sally." He is in love with her and she is his favorite character in the movie cars. For the past year Sally has gone almost everywhere with Nate and he must sleep with her. As of today, Miss Sally has some competition, as he got "Holly" today and she is the one that he chose for naptime.
Nate's Favorite Movie is Cars
He asks to watch it everyday!
Nate loves Balls
He loves to run around and kick balls in the backyard
He requests to sleep with balls to the point that he starts crying for one. He loves to play baseball and I love how he says the word "baseball." He loves to play golf with dad and brother. He also loves basketball.
Nate Loves to Pray
He always prayers out loud when others pray at church and at home. It can drive Josh nuts when he prays, but it is so cute to everyone else.
Nate Loves Josh
Nate is the best little brother. He gets along with Josh so well and they love to play together. They usually play cars, trains, or stuffed animals together.
Nate Loves His Mom and Dad
He really is a "Mama's Boy." I love it and wouldn't have it any other way. He is so cuddly and sweet and he is always by my side. Of course, he loves his dad and could never get enough of him. When he hears the garage door open he always runs to the garage and right out to John while squealing, "Daddy home, Daddy home!" As soon as he sees John he enthusiastically yells Daddy over and over followed by a big hug and kiss.
Nate Loves Books
He loves to snuggle and read. He loves to snuggle in his blanket and look at books on his own. Unfortunately, he sometimes loves to rip up books if I let him have them for nap-time or bedtime. He is constantly working on getting the privilege of having books for bedtime.
Nate is Very Independent
He insists on doing almost everything by himself. He is great at asking for help when he needs it. The other day he thought he could swim all by himself and didn't want us to hold him in the water although it was way too deep for him.
Nate Loves His Blanky, Stuffed Animals, Babies, and Still His Binky
Ever since he was 10 months he's only been aloud to have binkies during sleep time. He is great with this. Although, I know that one day he shouldn't have them anymore and I'm worried to take them away because I need him to keep taking naps.
Nate Has Recently Learned How To:
Button his shirts
Get fully undressed
Go potty all by himself when we are at home
Change his dirty diapers before I know he is stinky
Start his bath and get in all by himself
Open the Fridge and get his own food
Swing the golf club really well
Get in and out of the car all by himself
More and more words and sentences
Funny Memory of Nate
About 6 months ago we were at church. In the opening prayer Nate prayed out loud with the person praying at the pulpit as usual, expect he was louder then normal. After about 5 minutes he decided it was long enough and exclaimed at the top of his lungs "AMEN!" Then he realized they were still going to keep on praying, so he kept praying out loud with them after another few minutes Nate exclaimed an even louder "AMEN." Well this was a really extremely long prayer and Nate said 5 total "Amen's." Nate's last Amen was so loud, I'm sure almost the whole congregation heard him. We were trying to keep him quiet and also trying not to laugh and be embarrassed at the same time. I'm sure that almost everyone was thinking what Nate was thinking. Amen already!!! 20 minute opening prayers are way too long for anyone especially children. He is such a character and a cutie!