Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, SaltyDad!























Happy Birthday to the world's best husband, father, and friend. Wishing you many more moments like this in the coming year:

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Nate found a lot to applaud this week.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Eighth Month


What Nate Loves in His Eighth Month:



























  • Grandparents who play with him and make him laugh
  • Several new foods: mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, avocado, butternut squash, eggplant, roasted red peppers, green beans.
  • His teddy bear Goodman, a gift from his great-grandparents.
  • Rolling around
  • Consonant babble and CHECK OUT THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE experiments
  • His kitchen-themed activity table, handed down from Alexandra, although he primarily “drives” the bowl of alphabet soup.
  • His Little Tikes bus, on loan from the Ryker Motor Pool.
  • Pulling up to stand 












































































  • Sailboats






















  • Motorboats





















  • The brim of Mama’s cap. Mama sometimes wishes her signature look was something slightly more feminine, but oh well.





































  • Mornings on the porch with Daddy.

What Nate Does NOT Love in His Eighth Month:
  • Bibs
  • Arms being put in sleeves...sheer torture, apparently.

What Mama and Daddy Love in Nate’s Eighth Month:
  • The toothy grin (two on bottom)
  • Occasional spontaneous hugs




  • Baby toes in the sand
  • The fact that his naps are longer than half an hour...finally!
  • Stroller walks to look at boats and the water (Daddy) and running errands with Nate napping in the Ergo (Mama.)

    • Baby belly

    Friday, August 20, 2010

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    {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. via SouleMama