Saturday, December 8, 2012


Jon took Nate to hockey giant today to get his very first pair of skates, helmet and stick.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nate Knows What Ladies Like

Compliments... Ladies like compliments.  Nate said to me last night, "cool PJs mommy.  I don;t think I've seen those before." 

Thanks, Dude!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

I was not really in a position to take many photos on Thanksgiving day, what with the cooking and cleaning up and all.  Jon did manage to get two shots of Nate... hanging on to the leg of his Uncle Andrew... hysterical!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

If you have been reading this blog for a while you know that Nate is not a fan of Halloween.  Unlike, me, who loves dressing up in costume, my kid is not a costume kid.  He does not play dress up, it is not his thing.  So this year we tried a different tactic... Peer Pressure.

We took Nate over to a friend's house where there would be lots of kids in costume.  It worked!  Not only did he put the costume on, he went trick or treating too.  About halfway through the night he proclaimed to Jon, "Daddy, this really is a lot of fun!"

Nate as Dash (From The Incredibles)

 His secret identity revealed!

And finally, dancing on a golf cart... because, why not?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Catching Up -- Part 2

Nate and I took a trip to see my best friend in July.  She has a pool which was a huge deal to Nate.  Although it rained a lot of our trip we still had a good time... right up until Nate puked on me while we were in the pool... good thing we were among friends.

The obligatory stop at McDonalds on the way down

We played with Legos during the rainy times

Nate napped in the car

Nate didn't want a room by himself, so I made him a nest on the floor of my room

We had treats

And even a playdate

It was a good, but exhausting time!  Thanks MARY!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Catching Up -- Part 1

So I was completely MIA for something like 3 months... it was wonderful to have that break, but I am back now.  Nate had a great summer.  We went on two vacations, he went to camp, played with friend, swam, it was all good.

Nate finished his first year of Preschool

Here he is with his teachers

And here is his whole class

Nate got some Goldfish

Here is Nate's original pet, meeting his new pets

And here is Nate reading his fish (Phinease and Ferb) a bed time story

Nate played with shaving cream

Part 2 -- coming soon

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Please Touch Museum

On Monday my friend Amy came down with her two boys and the whole lot of us went to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.  The boys had a blast, and although I am completely skeeved out by the concept of everything being touch by everybody, it was fun to watch the boys having fun.


Strawberry Picking

Nate and I went strawberry picking with some friends recently.  Nate was a master picker, even picking berries for other people.  We picked six plus pounds which I turned into delicious jam!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lonngwood Gardens

On Monday my mom and I took Nate to Longwood Gardens for the first time.  In recent years they have done a lot to make the gardens really child-friendly and Nate had a great time.  Their newly renovated Children's Garden has a ton of water feature and fountains that kids can play in, which is right up Nate's alley.

Painting with water

Baby Dust

In the car the other day Nate was enthusiastically talking about his room at mom-mom's house.  He was describing it in detail and telling me all about the toys in his room, and the bed in his room, and the books in his room.  Then he got to the closet.

The closet in Nate's room at mom-mom's house is HUGE.  I could, in fact, be another room for Nate to play in.  He was telling me about what was in it and how it was organized, and then he says, "and mommy it smells really good too."  I said, "Oh?  What does it smell like?"  and Nate replies, "It smells like baby dust...good!"

I figured baby dust = baby power, but in fact that closet smells like lavender, so in Nate's mind lavender = baby dust.  I love it!

Friday, April 13, 2012

The 3 Faces of Nate

Serious (an unsuspecting)



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Midnight Golf Cart Rides

Ok, so it in not exactly midnight, but it was a golf cart ride at night... and Nate loved it!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Party Pics -- Better Late Than Never

Here are some pics that Nate's Nana took at his birthday party back in Jaunary

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Goofy Guy


The other day Nate was drinking a yogurt smoothie and had managed to get a yogurt mustache, if you will.  He turned to me and in a very deep voice said, "Hi Mommy!"  He continued, "I'm talking like a man because I have a mustache!"

Seriously... where do they come up with this stuff?