Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Nate's first Halloween and he's showing his true self (or so we're learning).

And the look wouldn't be complete without his tail.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

9 Months of Nate

Nate is 9 months old today. Who can believe it, it has gone by so fast. Things are progressing nicely although it seems to me that they are picking up the pace a little bit.

Nate has not one, but two teeth on the bottom.

He is crawling, actually, really crawling now as evidenced by his following me from our bedroom down the hallway and into the bathroom yesterday.

He is pulling up on EVERYTHING! This has led to a couple of bumps and bruises when he pulls himself up on things that are hard and like to bite little boys (like the cast iron foot board on our bed).

He has started cruising, not just around pieces of furniture, but from one piece to the other. And being the very brave boy that he is, he is letting go more and more and standing supported!

The other day he went from sitting on the floor, to sticking his little butt up in the air (think downward facing dog) to standing unsupported... I was amazed at his strength.

His hand eye coordination has gotten much better thanks to Gerber puffs (AKA baby crack), Cheerios, and freeze dried apple pieces. If it is on the try of his high chair and it is little, he is going to pinch it and put it in my mouth.

Way to go, little man!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Philadelphia Zoo

Jon and I took Nate to the Philadelphia Zoo for the first time today. We went with our friends Anthony, Lisa, and Sophia. I don't know how much Nate actually got out of his first visit to American's first zoo, but he did pay an awful lot of attention to the pigeons.

Here we are, Daddy, Mommy, and Nate in front of the leaping gazelle fountain.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Little Hef in the Making

Hugh Hefner lookout:  there's a new playboy on the scene!

Its Robe-Time Baby!

Thanks Aunt Dawn!  I love it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


It was confirmed today by grandma and grandpa... Nate has teeth!

Well, he has teeth coming in... two on the bottom that we could see.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hi Ho SIlver.... AWAY!

Since standing was so easily accomplished, why not horseback riding like mommy!

Stand and Deliver

Nate decided that it was time to get a different perspective on the world and pulled himself up to standing today. He had done that once or twice in the past but never consistently which is was doing today. Once he was standing he decided that one hand was good enough.

He looks pretty pleased with himself, doesn't he?