Sunday, July 27, 2008

Nathan Week 51

Mobility is my middle name and trying to walk is my new game. I've been lunging myself between objects that are upright and taking a few steps in between. A tumble here and there, but for the most part been doing pretty well. I am practicing up for my 1st birthday!

I am really getting to understand the words my parents are saying. I know when they tell me to take things out of my mouth. However, I might not alway listen. I've been using a little more sign language such as airplane, 'more' food please, maybe even fish.

I really babble when I am in a good mood. I know how to sleep through the night, but like a little comfort now and again.

My mom and dad really figured out this week why mom couldn't get enough watermelon while she was pregnant with me. It was me making the request from within the belly.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Week 50

Oh no.. 2 weeks until he is no longer zero. 3 weeks until the party.

Nathan had his first trip to the zoo. I believe he really liked the birds, hippos and the butterflies. Not 100% sure as he replies "da" when I ask. Maybe he thinks dad is part of the zoo? Nathan is starting to take steps from one thing to another. He will let go for seconds at a time and if you are waiting for him he will fling himself at you. I think he will be walking right around his party. Nathans favorite play time activity these days is pushing his cars around making noise, walking around touching the walls and anyone else that will take him for a spin, and he loves to pull things out and put them back in. This morning he had a measuring cup with his first lunch and was putting his food from his plate into the cup and then eating it. He has also emptied the folded laundry numerous times today and it is only 11am.

Let see we are still attending parent/child class. Our friends are slowly moving on. They kick you out at 1 year old and Nathan is the youngest in the group that I hang out with. Toddler group in Woodinville starts up in September. So we will have a short break from classes.

Hope to see all of you at the party... if you didn't get an invite and want to come let me know and I will send one over to you. The big day is August 10th.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Week 49

Back to normal here. As normal as it gets with a child in tow.

I am now able to brush my teeth. Mom says, "Brush Your teeth" and I try to move my toothbrush like my mom and dad do. If only I could walk, then I could catch those cats. I sure love it when mom and dad are willing to help me walk around the house; smiles and giggles galore. My bedtime is about 7 PM. I wake up somewhere between 5:30 and 7 AM - typically I fall in the earlier more frequently. One day it might be fun if I wake up happy, I guess that this the problem with sleeping for 11 hours, one gets hungry.

I went with my friends to a park (Ferrell McWhirter) with a little farm, so I got to see some farm animals. Oink, Oink says the pigs.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Week 48

What a week. Vacation time for the family. Destination: Vanderhoof. Nana and Grandpa Cooley's house, so much to see, do, and learn! I love my grandparents they are so fun and I got to hang out a bit with all of them. The second destination was the cabin.

In terms of what did I learn to do this week: Started walking with one hand of help, accidentally standing when I don't realize I am not holding something, drinking from a sippy cup by myself, learned to love a cuckoo clock, used a straw, could wave bye-bye, hugs toys when parents call the toy nice - "what a nice bear", "what a nice ball", mimics coughing with a fake cough.

My parents made a made a commitment to raise me according to God's Word and God's ways. I was dedicated at NCC, the church my dad attended while growing up. Great!

I am very patient with the 4 days of driving over this vacation. However about 4 or 5 hours into driving I get pretty bored. I love that mom comes and visits me in the back seat. She just cracks me up with her puppet shows.

I am on my way to only two naps a day and I still get up a least once in the night.

It was my first Canada day and July 4th celebration. However, I really don't celebrate that much. I saw my first fireworks and it didn't overwhelm me with excitement, but I was interested in watching.

One month till my first birthday, where did the time go?

There are tons of photos to see this week.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Week 47

We are a little behind, it turns out we were on vacation. Yes, by the time Week 47 ended Nathan, Laura, and Paul were in Vanderhoof!

On Saturday a friend of Nathan's had a first birthday, so Nathan went to his very first birthday party. He got to socialize with his friends. However, socialize for a 11 month old appears to be give and take toys back and forth with an occasional pause for hair pulling.

This week was a busy one getting everything sorted out and ready to go on vacation. Nathan's parents were busy with that. What little spare time they did have was spent playing with a new digital SLR camera; you be the judge -- some of the pictures below were taken with a better camera. :)