Friday, December 30, 2011


The kids are enjoying the new swing set and the beautiful weather.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Making a wish!

Happy Birthday Emma!

Today Emma is four years old!!
We celebrated her birthday early on the 17th with friends and family at Emma's favorite bouncy place. Today we are home and celebrating together. We told her the story of the day she was born and watched some of her "Emma movies", home movies made by her Grandpa Smith.

Christmas cars

Nathan received a nice assortment of cars and trucks for Christmas, and he loves playing with them. Especially as he perches on top of this Christmas storage box!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Nathan is 15 months old!

Today Nathan is 15 months old!

He had his 15 month check up on Tuesday and he weighs 22 pounds, 6 ounces and is 30 inches tall.  This puts him in the 25th percentile for weight and height.  His head circumference is 48 cm, and that's in the 75th percentile.  He's very healthy and doing great.  He loves to climb, run, dance and just move as much as possible!  He loves to climb into the kitchen chairs and onto the table.  He'd rather sit in a big chair at the table than in his booster seat.  He loves music and will dance around with Emma and just have a great time.

He has a few words in addition to mama and ba (ball).  He says da for dog, he's said duck various times for different ducks that he sees, and he's said apple once, while eating an apple during snack time.  I'm trying to teach him body parts and he definitely know 'nose' and sometimes 'eye'.

Nathan rarely sleeps in his crib, he just hates it.  So for nap time he sleeps in his room on a foam mattress on the floor.  At night he goes bed on his mattress but then between 10 and 11 he wakes up and I bring him to bed with us.  I am thinking we may toss the crib soon and get a toddler bed.

Nathan usually wakes up between 6:30 and 7:00 am.  He usually wakes up very happy.  We spend our mornings playing, taking Emma to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and sometimes running errands.  He loves to play outside.  He just wants to walk off down the sidewalk and see the world.  He holds his left arm up a bit and swings his right arm with such gusto!

We love our little guy so much!  Merry Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Nathan's first light saber!

Ready for Christmas

We celebrated our family Christmas this morning before heading to visit the grandparents.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dancing to Dominick

Trying to post this video again!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dancing to Dominick

The kids love dancing to "Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey!"

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Little bakers

Emma likes to run the mixer.

Ready to bake!

Making cookies with the kids!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

At the dentist

Emma was a great patient and has very healthy teeth!

Peek-a-boo Nathan!

He loves to hide behind the curtains!


Nathan's first time playing with our trains. He loves them!