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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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Great Pumpkin (Halloween Part II)

On Halloween morning, we enjoyed breakfast and Nathan had his first experience with pumpkin carving! We had two pumpkins and given my Type-A personality simple pumpkin faces just wouldn't do. I had two ideas and Daddy acquiesced by free handing two of Nathan's favorite characters ~ Elmo & Mickey Mouse!!

As you may suspect, Nathan wasn't the biggest fan of the slimy pulp and seeds inside the pumpkin! We all thoroughly enjoyed watching him have this new experience.
In this picture he's asking me for help! We was a little trooper and as grossed out as he got, he kept going back for more! Way to go Nathan!!
I really have to tip my hat to Danny, he did a great job free handing these two designs. The only tools he had were a picture and a single cutting tool. He doesn't even recall the last time he carved a pumpkin! Way to go Daddy! Next year, I'll be more prepared with instructions and better tools.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Roaming the Earth....(Part I)

Over the summer, Nathan began to love dinosaurs. We have two enormous dinosaurs at our summer camp and every time we drove/walked by them, Nathan would roar. It's super cute! It made the selection of his 2010 Halloween costume easy!

Our first stop on our Halloween Weekend Tour was a party at the New York State Museum. We arrived a little early, so decided to take Nathan into the museum and visit a real dinosaur! We also took him on a carousel ride and then hit the party!
It was our first Halloween party at the Museum, so we didn't really know what to expect. It was ok. The party was planned for ages 2 to 10, so their was one activity for each age group. We helped Nathan complete crafts that were for the older children because the only activity for him was a coloring table. He wasn't really into the crafts or coloring, but we participated anyway and he made some really cute things.
This is a spooky tree! He also made a spider. Both crafts served as our Halloween dinner table centerpieces.

He also tried on this really cute pumpkin costume.