Sunday, April 27, 2008

Poppy Face!!





Yes, Nathan has done it. He has learned how to drive and he has mastered the Poppy Face in one Sunday afternoon. A face invented by Miss Olivia, Nathan is going to carry on the tradition and hopefully teach the next generation this wonderfully precious and adorably scrunchy face. And as for the driving... Aunt B, Nathan told me his first roadtrip is going to be to Maine, so watch for him! Here's a video of him playing with a very cool driving toy he got for Christmas (thanks Uncle Zachy!) and practicing his Poppy Face skills at the same time. And here's also some cute pictures that were taken at that time. Enjoy! :)

Baby's Best Friend






I thought these pictures of Nathan hanging out with his favorite puppy dog were cute enough to share with everyone. This puppy does it all - sings, counts, explains body parts and different colors - who needs Sesame Street? (just kidding, we do!) And although Nathan thinks no puppy is more fun to play with than Susie, here are some photos of a little play time with the second-best puppy. Enjoy!

April in Photos







So... it's been a while. Sorry! I have heard from plenty of you that I haven't posted in a while and I thought a slow Sunday afternoon would be the perfect chance to catch up. I just unloaded a ton of photos off of my camera and onto the computer, so I'm just giving you five of my favorite recent pictures. He's still pretty cute, isn't he?? (And yes... that is a Poppy Face) He's doing very well - he changes and grows every day. It's hard to believe he's becoming a little kid and not a teeny monkey baby anymore. He went for his 9-month check up (yes 9) on Thursday and weighed in at a whopping 23 pounds 4, ounces. He is 30 inches long and his head is 19.25 inches. According to the doctor he is at the 90th percentile and both weight and height and up to the 97th (off the charts even) for his head size. The doctor said she wouldn't be concerned with it if mom or dad wears a big hat size - so we're blaming the big noggin on dad. :) But it is a beautiful big ole head and I'm sure it is full of lots of smart brains. Nathan has also been experimenting with new foods lately - chicken, birthday cake, biscuits, pasta - and he loves it all! Our little Nathan is yet to be mobile, though, which is probably a good thing. :) He's standing well while holding our hands though, so he may take off running before he ever attempts to crawl - I'm afraid we'll find that out all too soon. As for mom and dad, we are doing just fine. Just working all the time (Toad Suck Daze is this coming up weekend, wish me luck!) I'm still on the job hunt for an English teaching position so if any of you out there are holding out on me, let me know! I'm going to a job fair in a few weekends so hopefully I'll find something good there. Jonathan has been playing softball games with some of his buddies and having lots of fun with that. Well I hope all our friends and family are doing well and I vow to not wait this long to post again (but I'm sure you all will let me know if I do). Have a great Sunday night!

Love,
Jessica

Monday, April 7, 2008

Babababa...


Ok, I have successfully figured out how to post a video on this blog, so here it is - the ultimate cuteness. Nathan babbles all the time and a still photograph just doesn't do these precious baby sounds justice. Please excuse his cough at the beginning, he had to clear his throat and all. He has now moved on from "babababa" to something that sounds a little like "nononono" and "dadadadada" - I'll keep you posted. :)

Don't shake that baby!



So Jonathan has always teased his mom about not shaking the babies, but apparently "throwing the babies" is listed nowhere in the instruction manual. I imagine Jonathan has been waiting for this day ever since he found out we had a little boy on the way - the roughhousing stage. :) Nathan loves it though, and once I figure out how to post videos here, you can see that he really does like it. Oh the fun times with Dada.