Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nater Potater

This boys makes me smile.....and pull my hair out. ☺

Our sweet Nathan is going to turn 5 in a couple of weeks. 5 seems like such a big number. Every time one of the boys has hit that number it blows me away how fast they are growing up.

Nathan is our outgoing, spunky, funny, athletic little guy, who beats to his own drummer....and also likes to beat drums in his spare time. If you'll remember he got a set of drums for his 4th birthday....and he has pretty much drummed them to death! Did I mention he is outgoing??? Seriously, he will walk up to any kid, no matter the age, on the playground and ask their name, shake their hand, and ask them to play.......He's just like his Daddy.....not a shy bone in his body!

I call him Nater Potater, or Tater....

He loves baseball, loves school (pre-k)...THANK GOD!..because until this year he hasn't been much of a fan of anything school related. Wouldn't even attempt to write his name until right before school started ...but he has blossomed this year and I don't think it will be long before he starts reading!!...

He is mature well beyond his years....he has been talking (continuously, ahem) since he was 9 months old, and people always think he is older than he is....which is funny because he is a little guy...seriously LITTLE...we're hoping he hits 35 pounds for his 5th birthday! :)

This boy loves babies...he is going to be a great Daddy one day. He has been COMPLETELY smitten with his "Little Princess" since the day she was born, and still is. He was like that with Brian too....We kept thinking..."Oh, it will wear off...he won't want to hold the baby 75 times a day forever." WRONG......he is just craaaazy about them and I just love how he lights up when his babies are around....

Nathan can....ride a bike without training wheels, swim without floaties, hit a baseball off the tee into the outfield (in the air!), roll his tongue and flip it over (it's something to see...actually all my kids can do it--weird), write his name with perfect penmanship, run REALLY fast, do a flip off the diving board, and melt his mama's heart with his smile....

I love you Nater Potater.....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WW--- itty bitty helmet

How in the world do my brothers get these things on their heads??

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Friday, September 17, 2010

FALL is (not) Here!

Fall is HERE in my neck of the woods....OR maybe's gonna be 92 degrees today, and the forecast looks like its gonna be in the 90's for eternity....but in hopes I can magically change that, I have been decorating for fall! I decorated my blog in fall colors and I am working on decorating my house...I LOVE fall....the colors, the crunch of leaves, the smells, the cool air, FOOTBALL, sweatshirts, pumpkins..... Everything about it I LOVE LOVE LOVE!.....

My home decorating leans towards fall colors...I don't have a lot of blues, pinks, or light colors.....lots of reds, oranges, browns, and golden yellows adorn my walls and furnishings.....Thus when fall decorating comes along, I love to accent my current scheme with all things fall!

I have been working on my mantle.....I haven't decided if I like it or not....I usually tweak things continuously, but here is what I have so far!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Creative and Crafty

I finally decided to set up my own etsy shop.....I have even sold a couple of things!.....It's really fun to be creative and crafty AND get paid for it! Here are a couple of things I have been working on....the best part is that I get to make all these little items for Kate and if I happen to sell something it's just a bonus!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WW---Two Goofs in a Basket

These two love sitting in things, on things, moving things to sit on, climbing on things...and most of the time they like to do it together.....they are partners in crime! But so cute!

I'm hooking up with "Seven Clown Circus" for WW today......

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Kate is One!

My sweet MIL let me borrow a laptop of hers and now I am back online!....And just in time for Kate's birthday party....Our little Katybug turned one yesterday and we had a ladybug birthday party was exhausting and fun...She loved the cake and carrying around the boxes of presents.....She looked adorable in her tutu......What a blessing she is! So fun to experience the girl side of things.....was our first event with pink wrapping paper! :)

Kate likes cake----in retrospect a red cake may not have been the best the end she looked like she was covered in brother kept making references to Dances with Wolves---y/k when he eats the buffalo heart....HA!

The "hors d'vor" table

Some decorations

The cakes! I made both from scratch. It was challenging and being creative.

Kate is excited!

TUTU girl

love her little butt in the tutu

Presents----notice she is holding a Diego toy.....which is currently Brian's favorite toy....she was SOOO excited to get a hold of it, she paid no attention to the present opening!

Rocking Lamb from Gramma N.....Kate is not real sure about it yet.....thinks it is a dog and keeps barking at it :)
Time for cake!

She loved it!

Really loved it :)

Happy Birthday to my amazing, sweet, sassy, super walking, curly haired, silly, funny girl...We are all so blessed to have you in our lives.....LOVE YOU!