Thursday, March 19, 2009


Today we were getting ready and packed up to take Nathan's first camping trip. Nathan was sitting on the kitchen counter as I packed some yummy grapes and strawberries. All of a sudden, I looked over at him, giggling as usual and noticed something strange. It almost looked like he had succeded in getting something off the counter and into his mouth, as he had been trying to for the past 30 min. Well, I looked in his mouth and couldn't believe what I saw. 2 white sopts on his bottom gums. My big little man child has cut his first 2 teeth!!!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I've been a slacker

Ok, I know that I haven't posted in forever, and I'm sorry. I did have a post about our trip to Illinois last month, but the computer ate it. Long story short, we drove 26 hours the week before Nate turned 4 months old to visit the Lines family, and celebrate Jackson's second birthday. We had so so much fun out there. We got to party like rockstars with Jack, Dan and I went on a group date with Sara and Justin and a bunch of couples in their ward for Valentines Day, Nate got to be babysat, so that his mom and dad could go on our first date since he was born, then he was babysat again so that we could go on our second date since he's been born. We had a lot of fun visiting everyone, and we got to do a lot of fun stuff, like visiting the orchid show at the St. Louis botanical garden, and we went to the St. Louis Zoo!!! You all remember how much I LOVE zoos. :)
Since we've been home, lots of stuff has been going on too. Nate keeps growing and growing and growing. He is currently 27inches long and 15 lbs. 13 oz. He continues to be a happy little boy, filled with wonder at the world around him. He has started some solids, and can currently eat rice cereal, carrots, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes. All of which I have made for him. Yay!
We are also spending more time with Nate's cousins lately. Lilly is growing like a weed, and now stands with support, and pulls herself up. And we're going to visit the Phoenix Zoo with cousin Elara next week!! Yay! (you may remember that I LOVE zoos, I just thought I'd point it out in case you couldn't tell)
Oh, and Farmer Nate is growing a garden. We planted some bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash, tomatoes, onions and basil so far. It was so cute, the day we went to get our seeds and plants, I dressed him in just overalls, and Farmer Nate was off to get his plants. He mainly does supervisory jobs. I lay his blanket out on the ground with his toys and he watches to make sure that we're planting his garden properly.
Well, Nate wearies of all the typing. He's now summoning me to play with him!