Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mommy's First Real Trip Away!

I am currently in Arizona - far away from Nathan for the very first time!!! I went on an overnight for work when he was a few months old but nothing like this. Before leaving I did what most moms would do - everything! :-)

I made a two page list of daily activities, therapy, foods to eat and what Nathan drinks with each meal. I cleaned all the clothes, put food in the refrigerator, and set up care for Nathan while Daddy was at work. We took this picture just before I left yesterday. I cried when Daddy left in the morning but made myself hold it together when I kissed my precious son at the airport. I knew he was going to be in good hands and I'd see him in a few days!

I've called and emailed home probably way too many times and everything is perfect. I miss my family but am experiencing the desert for the first time - it's very different than New York and so cool (I mean hot!). Daddy was being very silly and playing around with Grammy's new computer camera. The camera software allows him to distort pictures and this is what he emailed to my phone today! It said "Hi Mommy!" in the subject area. Was I surprised when I opened it! I cracked up. I miss my guys.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Put Your Nose In Your Books

You've heard it ~ put your nose in your books and get to work! If you haven't, it simply means it's time to do your school work or an alternate meaning could be - a person has a love for reading and never takes their nose out of their book. I hope story time with Nonnie was a precursor to a love for reading.

We were cracking up ~ Nathan wouldn't take his nose out of his Dr. Suess books! Too funny

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nathan's 1st Helicopter Ride

Nathan experienced his first trip to Hoffman's Playland!
This is the picture of his first ride ~ it's a caterpillar and Daddy did the honors. I wasn't sure how Nathan was going to handle the speed and the little ups and downs. He loved it. But, not as much as his helicopter ride. As the merry-go-round was coming to a stop Nathan was kicking the horse and bouncing to make him go faster! How do they instinctively know how to do this stuff?
When Nathan went on the helicopter ride and it went way up in the air he laughed out loud! So, loud that other people were laughing at his little squeal! He loved going up in the air - he was even doing "so big" as he went around.

We only went on a few rides because it was a little cold but we have lots of tickets and it's early in the season. We had such a nice family day today. I can't wait for the summer!