Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Straw sipping!

Nate is following in big sisters steps and had learned to drink from a straw at 9 months!

Little Red Riding Hood

Nate and great Uncle Rickey

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pool time!

Reading with Grandma

Nathan is 9 months old!

Today our baby Naters is 9 months old! He's crawling fast and furious, pulling up on everything, making lots of new sounds, and I predict he'll be taking steps along the furniture by 10 months! He is still wearing 9-12 month sized clothing, but not for long I think.

He's getting better at picking up pieces of food and feeding himself. He really does not like to be spoon fed so I try to give him pieces of whatever we are eating. He loves avocado, and has tried potatoes, chicken, beef, bananas, and pasta. He also enjoys cheerios and a few bites of yogurt when he'll tolerate the spoon. He's started drinking from a straw and is doing well with that.

His second tooth came in June 13, on the bottom center right. At a recent doctor visit on June 10, he weighed 21 pounds, 2 ounces! He had his 3rd ear infection over Memorial weekend in May so this visit was a follow up. His ears are clear and will hopefully stay that way!

We now have the large fence up around the TV, and he pulls up on it regularly. He's explored the kitchen well and can get into the tupperware cabinet. I've also had to put the trash can in the pantry because he insists on pulling up on it and it is not sturdy enough for him. He loves to sit at the back door and look out the window at Chloe cat. Since he's on the floor everywhere now, I've increased sweeping the kitchen from "almost never" to "almost weekly". Most of the stuff on the floor Nathan dropped himself, but that doesn't mean he needs to eat it days later!

He loves to watch Emma and be near her, whatever she is doing. This is leading to Nathan crawling into Emma's area of play and disrupting her toys. She does get frustrated with him, but overall she is a good big sister and helps me by playing, entertaining, and sometimes distracting Nathan. We all love him so much, and we are so blessed to have our baby Naters!

Monday, June 20, 2011

My quilt

My beautiful quilt made by my Granny Peterson for my high school graduation. I've been afraid to use it for 16 years, but I think she would be happy knowing it's out of the closet and on the bed, covering her great-grandkids when they end up in our bed at night!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sleeping baby girl

Hotel room picnic!


Nap time after a fun morning at Palm Beach, at Moody Gardens.

Caged babies

Emma and Nathan in the hotel crib, Moody Gardens, Galveston. Emma is pretending to be a sad baby.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

He likes it!

Ready to walk!

Nathan's new wagon

I've always wanted to get the kids a Radio Flyer walker wagon. I hope they love it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

First bite of yogurt!

Nathan loves banana yogurt! I hope he can digest it alright, I'll have to watch for signs of an upset tummy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A girl and her pets

Emma with little Bevo and Scooter the puppy. She asked me to take her picture with them.

Ready to ride!