Saturday, December 05, 2009

Super Powers

I think I might be becoming a super hero.

It seems to me that since I have become a mom, my senses have gotten keener.

Most notably, I think I now might meet the minimum standards of being classified as ambidextrous. My left hand has really proven itself worthy in this past year. I dare say that I can do almost as many things with my left hand as my right. I haven't tried too much writing yet, but I might be up to the challenge. Maybe I'll write all my Christmas cards left-handed? Or maybe I might make a few extra bucks doing left-handed art?

Also, my hearing is exceptionally acute these days. I can tell what toy Nathan has, in what area of the house, within a few inches. Rarely, ever does he surprise me with what he is doing--that is unless he is being silent--that's when things get interesting... However, I think it's pretty remarkable that I can tell the difference between a paper crinkling appropriately and someone pulling inappropriate papers out of the trashcan, the noise a Daddy book vs. a Nathan book makes, and lastly the subtle scratching sound of little hands on a phone jack. So, don't try to sneak up on me these days, I'll know you're coming and half to pull out my mad ninja skills on you. You have been warned.

Finally, I can fly across rooms in a single bound. Grabbing dangerous items, preventing falls, or scooping up a crying child with ease and accuracy. I'm thinking about seeing how fast I can run 40 yards, there's a good chance I could give some D1 running backs or Usain Bolt a run for their money...

Supermoms out there agree right?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

1+1 is...

2

And that's exactly how many children we will have by June 2010! That's right I am expecting our second child and my due date is June 8th. (It might perhaps be moved to June 15th, but it is safe to say the 2nd week of June)

We are excited and thankful to be parents again to another wonderful baby. We would certainly appreciate your prayers for "Dos," (the Spanish word for 2) that's what we've been calling baby number two, and for myself to stay healthy all throughout the pregnancy and beyond for that matter. So far I have felt great. Pretty much the same as I did with Nathan, no sickness, which is awesome!

For those calculating types, Nathan and "Dos" will be between 16 and 17 months apart. Just the perfect age to have a good time together and entertain each other. Here's the first photo of the new little one...
Thanks for all the love and support. We truly appreciate it!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

9 Month Update

Nathan had his 9 month Dr. visit last week and here's where he stands:

Height: 28 3/4 in (50-75%)
Weight: 18 lbs 10 oz (10-25%)
Head Circumference: 18 in (50-75%)

This basically means he is a long and lean boy! Everything else looked great. He did all the right things and he's a happy healthy boy.

As of today, not only is he crawling and pulling up, he has started clapping, waving bye-bye, and he put a piece of cereal in his mouth by himself for the first time yesterday! It's a motor skill marathon around here! It is fun to see him learn to do what you ask him to do and you can tell that he understands you. I hope the self-feeding (Cheerios, puffs, etc) takes off soon as that will be a big help to me!

Here's some photos of Nathan helping Phillip rake the leaves:

Every boy needs to play in a leaf pile when he gets the chance! It just looks so appealing and makes such fun sounds...do you folks in Texas even know what a leaf pile is?! :)

Also a Happy Birthday today to Grandpa John! We love you very much! If you were here, I would make you chicken fried steak for dinner and gingerbread cookies for dessert!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

It's the Great Pumpkin NRB!

Bear with me, this is a photo heavy post.

For Nathan's First Halloween, I pondered lots of fun costume ideas and perused lots of stores checking out their selection. But nothing really stuck out, until I remembered the classic kid's TV special It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! I used to (and still do) love to watch those Charlie Brown specials and it seemed to me that sweet Nathan would make a good Charlie Brown. So, my decision was made easily and with some help from Miss D, Charlie Brown was brought to life.

We went to our church's Fall Festival a few nights ago and Nathan had a blast getting to see all the sights.

Fall Festival Photos
Distressed? No, just a crazy camera face
Nathan's new favorite photo pose: The ScrunchfaceDad n Me
Feeling Hay for the First Time
FamilyThere is a street in Louisville that goes all out for Halloween every year. One of the best displays on the block is one house with scenes from It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! So, naturally we had to stop for some photos there.

Great Pumpkin Photos
Next to his Costume Inspiration
What a great little Charlie Brown we had! And his sidekick Snoopy was a hit too. Nathan squeezed and hugged him the whole time he had him. I really had a blast getting to see our son have so much fun. Can't wait for next year! Maybe we can fix that Scrunchface by then...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Really, REALLY?!?

I don't know if y'all have watched SNL recently, but on the Weekend Update segment a lot of the time they do a piece called Really?! It is where the two hosts say several astonishing/funny things and then say REALLY?! at the end. So, it seems there have been several notable things happening around our family lately and I think I have enough material for my own Really segment. Here goes...

When traveling back from Houston by airplane, the guy at the security checkpoint made me take off Nathan's baby shoes and send them through the x-ray machine. As if those paper thin suede soles about 4 inches long could hide something dangerous. REALLY?!

The city is doing construction near the end of our street. It literally sounds like one machine is eternally backing up because there is a beep-beep-beep I hear all day long without ceasing. Interspersed in between the beeps are jack hammers and ultra loud clanging where they are breaking up the asphalt. Makes it hard for any peace and quiet. REALLY?!

My beloved Target that is 2 blocks from the house opened 4 days ago. And, today I scored the best diaper deal I have ever come across: 116 diapers for $14.98. That's about 13 cents per diaper and regularly they are about 29 cents per diaper. I bought the only 2 packages of Size 3 they had and it was worth it. Other moms check out Target ASAP. Awesome. REALLY?!

It is a fact that at our house we get mail for every single blood related Bethancourt in Phillip's family. That's right. We get mail for John, Debbie, Justin, Kyle, and Christina all at our house and most ALL of it is junk. I believe it is a product of being the last ones to live at the Lincoln house in College Station and therefore we just end up as the final forwarding place for junk mail to die. No offense John, but the AARP wants your business badly! (According to the amount of mail they send you...) REALLY?!

Nathan is officially crawling. REALLY?!

I think our house would be a good candidate for an HGTV show. We could redo the basement or the master suite or the landscaping/garage seriously. Except, I want them to pay for it all. If you know how to make that happen that would be a great Christmas gift for us. REALLY?!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our Very Own Rugrat

The boy is just minutes away for crawling so it seems. But, what tides him over in the meantime is that he can do a pretty successful army crawl. This involves a pulling with the arms, slithering with the tummy, and a push with the legs to get from one place to another within a reasonable distance. He is especially gifted on the hardwood floors because they are the best for sliding.

So, that takes us to the latest incident. I had put Nathan in the office floor with some toys to occupy him while I was putting dinner in the oven (about 7 minutes). I could hear him getting progressively closer to the kitchen, but he usually gets stopped at the air vent (ours are in the floor up here) and he likes to beat on it and enjoys when the air kicks in and blows in his face. So I assumed that is where he had stopped. But, when I came around the corner to check on him this is what I saw...


Yep the guy had scooted all the way into the hall AND grabbed up the rug off the floor AND managed to get underneath it somehow. I just started laughing! How does this guy do these things? I think he was trying to get to me in the kitchen because I was talking to him while I was working, but that rug just seemed so interesting he had to check it out. Oh boy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sweaters are Better

I was just remembering today as I was out shopping how much I love sweaters. Just love them. There is just the hint of coolness in the air around here and I am dreaming of wearing sweaters soon. Cardigans, pullovers, v-necks, scoop necks, with buttons or without they are just all so lovely and I am always so happy to pull one out of the closet. My only lament is that I don't own MORE! Literally, every cold day or even semi-cool day should have a nice sweater. Mr. Rogers and I could have a neighborhood sweater club if his show was still on. Okay enough sweater love...

Phillip is off to a good start with his semester's classes and really enjoying them. He is taking classes on the Holy Spirit, the book of Ephesians, and his systematic theology colloquium. It is shaping up to be a great second year.

And lastly, Nathan has recently added da-da-da-da to his vocabulary. He has always been a talker, but these days he really sounds like he's carrying on a conversation with you. He has also had his gigglebox turned on recently and seems to laugh anytime and every time you laugh, look at him funny, or his personal favorite is when Phillip yells "Touchdown!" The boy goes bonkers when his Dad yells "Touchdown!" The laughter is uncontrollable and he starts flailing his arms and legs in excitement. We are working on him throwing his arms up to signal touchdown when we say it, but it might be a while before this skill is perfected. Nathan is quite the charmer and his sweet spirit is absolutely contagious to anyone he's around.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Knees If You Please

This just in...

Nathan in the past 3 days has started attempting and then attempting successfully to push up on his knees. That is like one minor eensy weensy move away from crawling...yowsers. And about 5 minutes ago, we heard a bump bump in the crib and when we checked the video monitor it was our son up on his knees and rocking rocking rocking back and forth then bumping the side of the crib. Oh. my. goodness. I don't know if I'm fully ready for a mobile Nathan! I understand it could still be a while before he actually gets everything going together for a full out crawl, but I know my days are numbered with a non-mover. Perhaps I should go shopping for some new running shoes to keep up with the little man? Get ready.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy After Church

A little peek at Nathan enjoying folks after church...(video courtesy of RESagers videography)

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mr. Longfellow

My sweet husband has been gone to South Carolina the past two days and I have missed him greatly. In my time here by myself, it's been pretty quiet in the evenings and so I've been listening to music and thinking a lot. Tonight, I was thinking about poetry. I love the stuff, but I don't read near as much as I use to. I was that girl in high school that looked forward to the poetry analysis lesson in English, while others bemoaned I rejoiced! I enjoy writing it too, but it has been a while since I composed any lines.

Well, in my head most days you can find a scrolling of songs, Nathanisms, prayers, items to take care of, scripture, Phillipisms, hopes, how-does-this-work thoughts, and poetry. One of my often remembered lines is the last stanza from this poem. I used to have this piece posted up in my room near my bed probably during junior high and early high school and I read it most nights, which is certainly why I remember it so well. It seems to sneak into my thoughts as I am crawling into bed at night or turning off the lights downstairs. And it's slight hints of sadness, seemed appropriate for these evenings missing Phillip. So without further adieu...take it away Mr. Longfellow

"The Day is Done"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The day is done, and the darkness
Falls from the wings of Night,
As a feather is wafted downward
From an eagle in his flight.

I see the lights of the village
Gleam through the rain and the mist,
And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me
That my soul cannot resist:

A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.

Come, read to me some poem,
Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling,
And banish the thoughts of day.

Not from the grand old masters,
Not from the bards sublime,
Whose distant footsteps echo
Through the corridors of Time.

For, like strains of martial music,
Their mighty thoughts suggest
Life's endless toil and endeavor;
And to-night I long for rest.

Read from some humbler poet,
Whose songs gushed from his heart,
As showers from the clouds of summer,
Or tears from the eyelids start;

Who, through long days of labor,
And nights devoid of ease,
Still heard in his soul the music
Of wonderful melodies.

Such songs have power to quiet
The restless pulse of care,
And come like the benediction
That follows after prayer.

Then read from the treasured volume
The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.

And the night shall be filled with music
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Recent Favorites

The boy is just getting cuter every day I tell ya! I go to bed thinking that he can't possibly get any cuter and then I wake-up to his sweet cheeks in the morning and my prior declaration is stamped VOID. Here are some of my recent favorites:

This eating business is serious...
Finally Mom triumphs over the intense fascination with the camera and captures a smile! Can't you just eat those cheeks right up?
Lightning struck twice and I captured a smile en route to grabbing a toy
Still no teeth for the little man. But, that's fine with me. You just gotta enjoy the toothless smiles for as long as you can. Nathan has been enjoying his solid foods including new additions of: carrots, green peas, applesauce, peaches, and plums. I am becoming quite the puree master by making most everything he eats myself. I am really enjoying being a baby food chef and my only customer has given me rave reviews, well, except for the carrots. He looked at me like "what kind of crazy woman makes these things and expects people to eat them?" He has actually gotten a bit better though and seems to mildly tolerate the Bugs Bunny favorites now.

It was also reported to me (by a mom friend with a little boy in Nathan's class) that yesterday in the church nursery he was in the swing carrying on quite the conversation with himself. She said "Nathan was just singing, talking, and entertaining himself and I would look over and smile at him and he'd smile back and keep right on jabbering!" It's SO nice to know that your children are pleasant when you are away from them. That has been one of our goals for the little man: that he would enjoy us and also enjoy other people when we are not around. It's good for him to spend time with others that care for him. I just love the couple that keeps him in the church nursery! They are so kind and excited to see him every week. They say he's their star student and I don't mind that one bit!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Welcome SGK!

The third member of the Bethancourt-grandchild-2009-trio has arrived! Christina (Phillip's sister) gave birth to Miss Sadie Grace Knips on 8/7/09 weighing 6 lbs 15 oz and 19 in long. Nathan is 6 months older and cousin Anna is 4 months older. This means these three will be having all kinds of fun together at family events! Here's a photo of the sweet girl:

We are thrilled to have this new little lady in the family! Congratulations Chad and Christina on your new little sweet pea! Nathan sends hugs to his newest cousin...xoxo

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Seen and Heard Around Courtside

Last week perhaps, I witnessed one scene that could have appeared on National Geographic or Planet Earth. I was driving back from campus when about 15 yards in front of me a wild bird of prey crossed my path . It was a HUGE owl, but not just an owl, it was an owl carrying a rabbit!! I literally almost stopped my car to check out this wild animal encounter. It was one of the most interesting things I've ever seen--especially since owls are nocturnal by nature and this was in broad daylight. It reminded me of my days in GT investigating owl pellets (aka owl barf balls of fur and bones). You think digging through animal barf would seem gross, but it was riveting to an elementary school girl. We could even take home the bones we found. I still have some on display--just kidding. But, you can sign me up for an Animal Planet series.

We have been hearing a lot of "Gah, Gee, Ah, Goo, Oo-gah" from Nathan. His verbalization is really taking off! We are trying to coach him up on putting the "Ah" and the "Gee" together to say "Aggie" Wouldn't that be an awesome first word?! We think so! We are also trying to get him to say some "da-da" "ma-ma" "ba-ba" sounds, but he seems to really like the "G" sounds. He also has quite a vocal range. One minute it's super high pitched squeals and then he drops into his lower register of throaty grunts. It is quite entertaining to carry on conversations with him these days. You never know what will come next...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

6 Month Boy

Nathan had his 6 month check-up yesterday and here are his stats:

Height: 26 3/4 in (50-75%)
Weight: 15 lbs 15.5 oz (25%)
Head Circumference: 17 1/2 in (50-75%)

Phillip said that if he would have just held the liquid in his bladder a bit longer he would have crossed the 16 lb mark! Half an ounce away from sweet sixteen...For those who are curious, 6 months is truly 26 weeks. Sometimes the weeks don't equate exactly to the months of age for babies, but at this mid-way mark they equal out.

He is doing lots of things: rolling both ways ALL the time, creeping forward and backward, loves to stand, can sit unassisted for a few moments. So it won't be too long before he can really start moving somewhere!

At 24 weeks we ventured into the world of solid foods. Starting with, you guessed it, rice cereal. He was good at eating from the get-go and is only refining his skills with each passing day. He has now added to his repertoire bananas and pears. Bananas were not too successful the first time, but have come on strong during the repeat offering. I am going to start with the veggies soon. Although, I must admit the prospects don't look good for the boy. Being that his genetic lineage does not have strong veggie lovers, but hey I will still give it the 'ol college try. Sweet potatoes are probably on deck with green peas or green beans in the hole...oh boy.

We have also introduced Nathan to drinking water from a glass and from a sippy cup. He is on board so far and seems to think it is pretty fun. With all of this extra eating and drinking, the dish washing sure does increase around here! But tiny dishes are cute to clean I must say.

Nathan is now half way to a year...what will the next 6 months hold?

Friday, July 17, 2009

That's a Racket

Nathan looks like he's taking after his Dad's fondness for racquetball early...


Thanks Mr. Sagers for letting me wear your RecSpecs! They allow me to see better so I can whip your Oregonian tail all the way down the Oregon Trail! Watch out, I've got a killer backhand...

Monday, July 13, 2009

A List Blitz

Because it would take too long to get caught up with individual blogs about everything we've been doing since the last post, I have opted for a list version instead:

-Nathan was 5 months old on June 28th. I know he weighs right around 15 lbs (a little over now) and he should be gaining about a pound a month from here on out. It seems like he has really grown in the past two weeks. He is turning into a little boy right before our eyes

-Phillip officiated the wedding of his old college roomie Isaac Currey in Grand Prairie, TX on June 27th. Isaac is now married to Becky--yes a real live Isaac and Rebecca--and they will be heading to Thailand soon to teach at an international school for the next 2 years.

-We headed to Abilene for 10 days to visit my family. I learned how to make homemade yeast rolls from my Mama Sug--scrumpdeliumpshus! Phillip got to preach at South Side Baptist Church. We had steak twice and it was awesome both times! Nathan practiced his Pee-pye skills (peek-a-boo to some).

-Next we ventured down to College Station, TX to visit Phillip's family. We saw everyone except Justin and Chad, sad to miss them, but glad we got to see so many. The Indonesia Bethancourts are in the states for the summer so we caught up with them. Mam-maw and Grandpa had all 7 of their grandkids in one place at one time, which is quite an accomplishment. It will only be 7 for a little while longer because Sadie Grace is on the way soon!

-Now, we're back home for awhile. Catching up and scheming up some projects. Perhaps painting the kitchen cabinets...

The blog is back from vacation! Hooray!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pics Galore

It has been a busy week! The SBC was in Louisville this year and so Phillip has been conventionizing every day and we got to participate in some of the action too. Nathan enjoyed meeting lots of friends at the convention--especially Chris and Peggy Osborne (or Pops and Honey as he was told to call them) for a breakfast at Lynn's Paradise Cafe. We are so thankful for the faithful ministry of Chris during our time in College Station and now to continue our friendship with them is a blessing.

Here's some good Nathan shots.


Good Morning Mom! He generally takes a little while to get going in the morning after his breakfast, so he sometimes likes to relax in his chair to wake-up.

Playing on his tummy is a favorite pasttime

Boy Meets Chevron Car. I sure am proud of my Grandpa who works hard at Chevron! Note: Nathan is also wearing one of my old A&M outfits-ha!

Phillip's First Father's Day
An exciting new toy for me to play with now that I enjoying standing so much!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

June Bugs

Sorry it's been so long...

We've been busy with summertime fun including a trip to Texas. While on the trip, Nathan got to play with his cousins John Thomas and Anna. John kept coming up to him and saying "Naaaytun!" and smiling with a friendly smile. He even would ask about him when he wasn't in the room--so sweet! It won't be too long before these fellows can really get some serious playing in! Anna is not mobile yet, but she sure gave Nathan a good talking to when they were on the floor together. I think they enjoyed having someone who could speak their language, you know Aye-ya-ya-hoo-hoo-squeal language with a Texas drawl of course!

We also enjoyed visits from Mammaw, Granny, Papaw, Miss D, and Daddy Doc. Nathan is quite the charmer and he showed them his infectious giggle and lovable smile! We stayed at Christina and Chad's and got to see little Sadie Grace's room all fixed up. Just a few more weeks until she debuts! Christina looks great and she will complete the 2009 Bethancourt Grandbaby Trio with Sadie's arrival. It will be fun to have so many cousins to play with!

Nathan got to take his first swim while we were there. He was a natural! Just hung out in the water relaxing and enjoying the dip. Seems like swimming may be one of our regular activities now that I know he likes it so much:

First Dip
Family Swim
Trying out his boogie board
Cruisin' in the bug mobile

Saturday, May 30, 2009

4 Months

Our little buckaroo is 4 months old!

Here's his stats:
Height: 24 1/2 in (25-50%)
Weight: 13 lbs 14 oz (25%)
Head Circumference: 16 1/2 in (25-50%)

Based on these numbers he is a smallish 4 month old boy. Can you believe it? Everyone is always saying how "big" and "healthy" he is and someone even asked if he wore "husky" clothes (just kidding). We are not concerned in the least because he is doing wonderfully! Some of you may remember that I reported him at 14 lbs 7 oz at 14 weeks. Well, the data was false. I had weighed him at the campus clinic and their scale is off to the tune of 1 whole pound! Being my investigative self, after we had him weighed at the doctor (3 times for accuracy) I was more than perplexed that perhaps we had a shrinking boy. So, I promptly took him up to campus the next day and he weighed in at 15 lbs 4 oz on their scale (with his diaper on). Obviously something was wrong here. So Phillip checked the scale with nothing on it and it balanced at 16 oz which is why there was such a discrepancy. By subtracting a pound and a few ounces for the diaper we were right at what he weighed at the doctor's office. Boy was I glad! I was convinced he was shrinking or had a tapeworm!

Other than that, he once again got a clean bill of health. Our Dr. commented on how toned he looked. The dude has some cut arms. Biceps and shoulders look like he's been working out. Seriously though, we are thankful that he is so healthy and such a delight to be around.

Here's a few 4 month photos:

His new favorite activity--grabbing and chomping his shirt and hands

Sitting up like a big boy
A nice face--"What is this woman doing to me?"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Video Debut

Here is Nathan's video debut on the world wide web. The cinematography is in need of an award no doubt. The main character is obviously Nathan and he is showing off his rolling skills (with a little prompting from Dad).

video

Apparently, he has taught himself to roll over from his back to his stomach in bed as of yesterday. Previously he could roll during playtime, but he couldn't yet master the confines of the crib for a roll. So, from his afternoon nap yesterday all the way through right this moment he has managed to move himself to his tummy sometime during his sleeping sessions.

I think I had one of those Mom moments today where you realize that your child is starting to do things on his own. No longer does he stay exactly the way I put him where I put him. He's got a plan of his own. Scary and exciting all at the same time. Also, it's little league season and I see these little boys all over town dressed up in their uniforms and I can't help but smirk to myself about what team Nathan will play on in just a few short years...I'll hope for the Texas Rangers or Houston Astros or maybe we can convince them to name the team the Texas Aggies! Bring on the juice boxes and fruit snacks, well not too soon, but I'll look forward to that day. I love watching this little boy grow!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

First Haircut

I decided Nathan's locks needed a little trim not too long ago. Mostly, the bangs were a bit long and the back of his hair could almost be combed into a rat tail and that had to change. No rat tails in this family. The result was not a drastic all-over transformation, but it got the job done. Here's the photo footage:

Before
During
After
After Styled

I thought I did a pretty good job for a rookie. It hasn't been that long since the trim, but I am eyeing the "rooster" that tends to stick up on the back of his head. Perhaps with a little cut we could tame that rooster...I'm not certain though. It is pretty unruly.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Fact or Crap?

Fact: Today is Phillip's last day of the semester. Whoop! He is basically halfway done with his classes for the PhD program. I am such a supportive wife that I had a dream the other night that I too was having to write a 30 page paper. It was on a literary classic (which I don't remember which book I picked, but I'm thinking Dickens) and it was supposed to be written within the next two days and I hadn't started it. When I woke up, I was so relieved yet stressed at the same time. Glad Phillip finished his papers on time and worked diligently on them.

Fact: I took Nathan to be weighed today. The result at 14 weeks old: 14 lbs 7 oz of all boy. Hearty like a boy should be. He is also 24 1/4 in (most likely something around there) I took the average of my measurements and that's what I came up with. Maybe Grandpa is right that he is on his way to Offensive Tackle stats...

Fact: Today I vacuumed like a mad woman. I canvased the basement carpet not once but twice. In the process, I sucked up the adapter to my Dust Buster in the vacuum. Awesome getting that out. However, this seems to be a recurring problem with me. Other items my vacuum has eaten: dryer sheets, contact case, fabric belt from one of my shirts...I'm sure today's adapter won't be its last meal. Luckily, every time it has eaten something me (or my husband) has managed to get it out somehow.

Crap: Is what I say when I hit another pothole in this crazy city. Literally, they are out of control. Is it appropriate to contact FEMA for pothole relief? I am seriously contemplating writing Obama for a little help around here...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Roly Poly

As of May 1st, Nathan is a roly poly. He mastered the back-to-tummy roll on Saturday much to our surprise. He has been doing that a few times each day since the first. He even did it twice on the web cam for Miss D and Daddy Doc. But, as of a few minutes ago he championed the tummy-to-back roll. He was doing his tummy time for the day and working especially hard. There was actual grunting like he was doing push-ups. A true manly workout. Then he just rolled himself right over and came up with a big smile. Being a curious mom, I decided to put him back on his tummy to see if he'd do it again and voila he complied for a second and third roll. So it's official he's a back-to-tummy and tummy-to-back roller now. Look out world Nathan's on the move!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

3 Month Photo Shoot

Here's the compilation from our 3 month photo shoot...






He's handsome most definitely. Hope you enjoy a sample from his portfolio. It's hard workin' for the camera...