Friday, April 18, 2008

Some of Nathan's friends

Nathan and Jillian "reading" on the floor. If you look closely, you'll see Jillian is reading a coloring book. Nathan loves playing with Jillian when Jennifer comes to baby-sit twice a week.

This is Nathan with his cousin Simon (well, second cousin, technically) at the park. We will miss the Stokers when they move!
Nathan insisted on getting out his lawnmower while Brigham was mowing the lawn the other day. Nathan mirrored Brigham exactly - turning every time Brig did. Just wish he'd still want to wash dishes and mow the lawn when he's big enough to actually help!

Maytag Man?

So my dishwasher broke the other day. I had it completely loaded and tried to start it...the timer clicked, but the dishwasher itself was doing nothing. 

Hoping that it would magically start the next day, I kept doing a few dishes by hand and trying to start the dishwasher again each morning.  Turns out it was no use. I finally unloaded the dishwasher and washed all the dishes. Lucky for me I had such a great little helper. Nathan loves doing dishes!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Can't wait for bed

When I left the kitchen to put Nathan in time-out for coloring on the desk, Scarlett was happily in her swing eating Cheerios. I guess I took too long, though, because when I got back this is how I found her. 

Crayon all over the house

If you happen to come by to visit, you'll see lots of new artwork on the walls and you may notice that my house smells especially fresh like a baby's bottom....Nathan dumped baby powder all over the carpet yesterday and he has been pretty diligent about coloring on at least one wall or desk or other piece of furniture per week.  AHHHHH!!!  I thought by 3 they were supposed to be growing out of this kind of thing!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Binki swap

Thought this was a funny series of pictures. Nathan has become quite the least Scarlett got a monkey out of it.

Doctor's Office - April 2, 2008

Same size? This pic is Scarlett with her cousin, Isaac, who is 4 months younger than she is. 

I took Nathan for his 3-year-old check-up and Scarlett in for her 9-month-old check-up today. Both kids were great for the doctor. Nathan was especially funny. When the MD asked how old Nathan was, without hesitation he replied, "Twenty-four." No idea where he got that. 

Then when the MD asked what Nathan liked to eat, he replied, "Food." 

The good news? Nathan passed the eye exam (the RN said most 3 year olds couldn't/wouldn't look at the chart & participate). It's good news because the other day I found him sitting at the computer, wearing Brigham's glasses, and typing away.  He told me he was 'working at his desk.'  Glad to confirm with the eye exam he doesn't really need to wear glasses to 'work at his desk.'

Anyway, here are the numbers:

Nathan: Height 36 inches (25th percentile)
          Weight 26 1/2 lbs (10th percentile)
                           .....Hey, we are just happy to be on the charts!

Scarlett: Length 26 1/2 inches (30th percentile)
Weight 16 1/2 lbs (10th percentile)
Head 42 1/2 cm (25th percentile)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Disney World

We went to Florida at the end of March! We had a great time. Nathan fell asleep on Grandpa or someone else almost every night - I guess we stayed out a little too late! Nathan is eating popsicles with his cousins, right after going                   on a roller coaster. During the ride his face was terrified, but afterwards he said, "do it one more time?" We went swimming the first day amazing pool at the resort!

Scarlett B&W

 We took Scarlett to get 9 month pictures today. I can't believe how big she is getting!  She isn't crawling yet (I'm not complaining), but sometimes she'll sit and play for 1 1/2 hours! It's the best! She is still happy almost all of the time, and is always smiling.

Scarlett 9 months


We drove 8 hours to visit my sister in Philadelphia during the second week of March. It was well worth the drive -- we had a great time! It was so fun to spend time with them, and Nathan always has fun with his cousins. This is a picture of Audrey, Scarlett, and Nathan.

Nathan's 3rd Birthday

When I asked Nathan what kind of cake he wanted for his Birthday he said, "a blue one!" is a picture of his blue cake, one of him opening presents, and one of his tools from Grandma Lorna. The drill really works! I found myself having to say, "Nathan, stop drilling Scarlett!"