Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Favorite Things

Nate is constant entertainment.  When he was a newborn, people with kids over one told me their kids were "at such a fun age."  And I'd feel defensive of my tiny newborn baby because, come on, he was fun too!  Now I get it.  Babies are cute and cuddly.  But toddlers are hilarious.

Earlier this week we were driving home from daycare and suddenly I hear singing coming from the backseat.  Nate went on singing a made up song for a good few minutes.  (long enough for me to call Aaron and put him on speaker)  I have no idea what the song was but he was so entertained, it was adorable.

Nate's favorite skill these days is "gumping."  Also known as jumping.  I haven't been very successful in capturing his attempt to jump.  He'll walk around stopping every few second to "jump" (he's not able to get his feet off the floor yet) but of course the second I turn the camera on, he's interested in something else.  This is the best I can do so far.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A little confused

Nate is starting to talk more and more.  Most words aren't really recognizable but he's parroting everything we say.  Although there seems to be a little confusion regarding our friend the dog.  When asked what a doggie says, here is what we get.

Friday, December 2, 2011

December's Underway

As a follow up to my post on our Advent Calendar, last night was the first night of opening a door.  I showed Nate #1 and he opened it to find a Little People purple alien.  Adorableness as he pulled it out, smiled, and started kissing it.  He clutched it in his little hand and walked around with it for a few minutes.  Then he walked back over the the Advent Calendar, put the alien back in and decided he wanted to open another door.  I guess we have another couple of years before he understands the concept of counting down one night at a time.

Last night I also began tackling the task of gift wrapping.  To keep Nate entertained while I wrapped his Hanukkah gifts, I let him play with some of his not-yet-wrapped Christmas gifts.  All the while thinking to myself, I'm sure this is the last year I can get away with this!  I also tried to share my love of Christmas music with him but that was less successful as he spent the evening using the remote to repeatedly turn the music off.

I'm done with Nate's holiday shopping for both of our family's holiday celebrations.  We have 7 Hanukkah gifts and a charitable idea for the remaining night but Aaron and I are still working out the details.  Of course every time I walk into a store, I'm tempted to buy him more!  I couldn't help myself in Pottery Barn Kids yesterday.  That store is just a landmine of cute things.  It took some self-restraint but I only bought one holiday thing, this really cute Hanukkah plate.  (Dara - I almost bought two but I thought Brendan might kill me if I sent more clutter)