Friday, February 17, 2012

Aunt Meghan

Instead of daycare, Nate stayed home yesterday and today with his Aunt Meghan.  All day Megh has been sending me pictures like the one below.  Can't wait to get out of the office and join in the fun!

"My Godmother Loves Me"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

He's All Boy

When my brothers were little they absolutely loved trucks.  I'm sure most little kids do.  And this morning our little boy joined the ranks of millions of kids who love to watch the garbage truck.  According to Tania, "camion" was one of the first clear words Nate said at daycare.  And I noticed a fascination with trucks ("cucks") earlier this week when he spotted a construction truck and stared at it like he'd been hypnotized.

This morning he heard the garbage truck outside and wanted to see.  So Aaron took him to the window in our office to watch the truck do its job.  Then Nate spent the rest of the morning getting away from us to try and spot the truck again.  I thought about grabbing the camera but watching him on his tiptoes, peering out the window was too sweet, I couldn't look away.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Prince Charming

Happy Valentine's Day!  To celebrate, Nate wore his most dapper outfit (thank you Grandma and Gap Kids) and took in some Valentine's treats for his daycare friends - Goldfish and Dora the Explorer cards.  And of course, a big chocolate filled heart for Miss Tania.

Mom, whatever you're saying is not nearly as interesting as what's on TV.

We are very lucky to have a number of family visits this month.  Things started this past weekend with a brief visit from Nate's Bubbie and Zayde, then his Aunt Meghan is coming tomorrow and finally his Grandma and Grandpa arrive on the 23rd.

Nate's language continues to explode.  We're amazed every day at the new things he is saying.  I wish I could get all his words on camera because his inflection is adorable.  My favorites right now are "Bert" (pronounced Buh-rt) and "mano" (as in, "hold my hand please.")

And his smile.  We are quickly learning that God gave him that adorable smile to compensate for the immense amount of mischief he is going to get into.  Almost daily we're getting stories from daycare of his careful plans to get out of trouble.  One example - Nate was playing with the toy kitchen and standing on the oven door. Raul told him to close the door.  Instead, Nate took a few steps away and started at Raul as if to say, "I'm not doing what you told me to do. Ha!"  Raul took a few steps towards the toy kitchen (and Nate) and suddenly, thinking he was about to get in trouble, Nate looks at Tania and yells "Poo Poo", meaning he has a dirty diaper.  So Tania picks him up and takes him to the changing room and surprise, surprise, no dirty diaper.

Amazing that his brain has developed the reasoning and planning skills to get himself out of trouble.  Scary that he's already outsmarting us all.
Mr. Mischief