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.....

7 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

What a sweet post about your Nater. He is so cute!

the little dragonfly said...

so sweet! I can't believe my Caroline weighs as much as he does! he must have a great metabolism. And for the tongue rolling... not everyone can do it. it's hereditary.

Hattie said...

Love this post! He's such a cutie pie!!!

Maggie said...

Such a sweet post!! :)

Anonymous said...

that was a great post..babe....

Heather said...

I love this update! I imagine Aidan being just like Nater when he's that age - outgoing, athletic - except Aidan already weighs 38 pounds at 2 years old. heehee Nathan IS tiny!!

And yes, I need to get on the crock pot wagon. I've used allrecipes.com for regular meals, but I never thought about it for crock pot recipes. I'll have to try it!

Elaine A. said...

He sounds like a really cool kid! And he's cute too! :)

And just wanted to remind you to come enter the giveaways I have going on this week to celebrate my K's b-day! There are two today and every day this week! :)