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Interview

Asking Nathan questions is always funny. Most often, his responses are simply "No." "No" is his favorite word. However, I interviewed him today and he cooperated. It was pretty funny. Here are his responses.

What's your favorite color? "Yellow."
What's your favorite food? "Chips."
What's your favorite stuffed animal? "Duckie."
Who's your best friend? "Dada."
What's your favorite toy? "Tractor....THOMAS!" (I guess he couldn't decide).

The Future Occupation of Nathan D. Wakeman

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I know it's a little early, but I've noticed Nathan is quite talented in many possible occupational areas. Sometimes I wonder what career path he will take. What does everyone think?




A carpenter perhaps?



Or maybe a nurse/paramedic/doctor?




Photographer (specializing in self portraits?)



Farmer?



Drummer for a famous rock band? (Daddy tried...didn't quite make it...maybe Nathan will!)




Dish washer? (Hopefully only as an occupation in high school or college!)



Eccentric individual who never wants to fit in with the crowd? (Apparently reindeer antlers are not acceptable)



If they need to remake "Twilight" in 20 years, Nathan would make a great Edward Cullen





A chef? (This would be AWESOME!)



Pyro?



King of the world? (Hey, it could happen with the way things are going)



Race car driver!

Techniques for Eating Popcorn #3

This is a "Christmas special" popcorn eating technique! You can never have too many uses for a used roll of wrapping paper.


Let the winter begin!

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Nathan getting on his boots and snowpants!


Brushing snow off the truck!


Helping Dada shovel snow.

We had our first big snowfall last night. We got about 4 inches so not really that much. It was enough we had to go shovel the walk and brush the cars off though.

This is Nathan's first year in which we think he will really like playing outside in the snow. He's got boots and snowpants so we got those on him. When we got outside, he wanted to make a snowman, but sadly the snow we got was just too dry to do anything with!

Instead, he helped me brush the snow off our our 3 vehicles. That takes quite a long time! The ENTIRE time I was using the big brush, he was brushing the snow off the vehicles with his little gloved hands. It was so cute. He kept saying, "Helping." I need to get him a little brush!

He also liked making footprints. He did get cold after awhile and wanted to come inside for snack, but he did very well for our first snowfall!

On a Christmas note, I've be…

Nathan's first school concert

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Nathan has been attending a Co-op preschool twice a week. I go with him and stay the whole time to help him. This is great because he is so young. PLUS, I could never send him alone to a school at such a young age because of his food allergies. He wouldn't know what he could eat and what he couldn't. So I love this preschool and that I can be there.

Last weekend, he took part in his first concert at our town community center. The preschool kids sang and rang jingle bells. Well, Nathan did not sing of course, but he did ring the bells a little bit!



Nathan "singing" at the concert. It seems he and the other 2 year old are more pre-occupied with looking at something on the floor!

Nathan's "sentences"

Nathan is getting really good at speaking in singular words and is slowly using more and more 2 word phrases. He's so cute the way he speaks in "sentences." I wanted to record a few of his funnier sentences.

"Dada. Money. Roof. Eat. House." This sentence means, "Dada is at work to make money so we can have a roof, food, and a house." He uses this one a lot when he wants Dada to come home from work.

"Doctor! Baby. Tummy. Kicking. Jumping." Nathan will sometimes get on his play phone and call the doctor. This sentence means, "Doctor, the baby in Mommy's tummy is kicking and jumping around!" He sees me go to the doctor all the time for the baby so he likes to call the doctor and report activity going on here.

"Papa. Grandma. Truck. Apples. Ham." This sentence means, "Papa and Grandma are coming in their truck and are bringing me apples and ham." My parents bring apples frequently and brought ham once so he thin…

Thanksgiving Fun!

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We had Thanksgiving at our house this year. Jeremy had to work, but it worked out as he got home at 5 so we just had a later dinner!

Nathan had a great time being the center of attention. He had a lot of fun playing with his grandparents and Uncle Brian and Aunt Laura. Here are some photos!



Nathan and Uncle Brian mashing potatoes




Nathan liked to pass out the vegetables. You had to go through him in order to get anything!

Techniques for Eating Popcorn #2

This video will focus on techniques for:

1. Spoon feeding popcorn to others.

2. Spoon feeding popcorn to yourself.

Techniques for Eating Popcorn #1

This video will explore:

1. Dropping popcorn from large heights for a little challenge.

2. Dropping copious amounts of popcorn from a large height into someone else's mouth for amusement purposes.

27 Weeks

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It is time for a pregnancy update. I'm now at about 27 weeks. Time to start the final trimester! Things are going well now. I feel great thus far. I hope it continues!

Is This Just A Guy Thing?

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These leaves are fun!



There's sure a lot of them...



How should I get rid of them all?



I know!














Note: Nathan went into the shop on his own and came out with the gas can. We've never taught him that you can use gas to burn things. We don't even burn our leaves (we let them compost) so it's hilarious that he went and got the gas. How did he know this is a method of getting rid of leaves? Just a coincidence?

Halloween Fun!

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We had a fun Halloween this year. Nathan and Jeremy carved some pumpkins. Nathan was not a fan of the stuff inside the pumpkins, but liked them after they became jack o lanterns!

Nathan was a king this year for Halloween. My Mom made a nice cape for him, my sister Laura made a crown, and Jeremy made a scepter to carry around. He looked SO adorable.

At first, Nathan would not wear his costume AT ALL. He would fuss and cry. Then, when we explained to him that he got CANDY when he put on the costume, he was all for it. In fact, he started trying to go get his costume and kept saying "candy."

The night of Halloween I explained that people will ring the doorbell in their costumes, say trick r treat, and then we would give them candy. Nathan got very excited about this. He walked around the house saying "Ding, Treat, Candy!"

He was a big help when we poured the candy into bags. Then, he sat by the front door with the bowl of candy waiting for people. He was pretty excited…

My little helper

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Nathan proud of his pie


We carved an "N" on the pie



Nathan likes to help Daddy chop wood with his "hammer."

Nathan is SUCH a big helper. His favorite activities all day are the things he can help with. He loves helping out around the house. Just today, he unloaded many things from the shopping cart to put them on the belt. When we got home, he unloaded the groceries and would tell us what they were and where they went.

For example, he'd pull out the bread, say "bread," and then point to the fridge.

He also decided that he wanted to make a pie. So we spent this afternoon making a pie. Nathan helped a lot. He dumped the blueberries in and helped me stir. Here are some photos of my big boy helper!

Pumpkin Patch Trip

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Today we went on a preschool field trip to the pumpkin patch up at Green Bluff. Siemers Farm was a lot of fun! The only thing downside is it was FREEZING cold. It was only in the 30's. Luckily, it was all sun and no wind so that helped out a lot.

Nathan had a lot of fun. First, we went in a corn maze that was called the "Safari Maze." Throughout the maze, there were stuffed animals so it made you think you were on safari I guess! Nathan liked the large lion.

In the middle of the maze was a large castle with a lot of neat stuff inside. There was also a pirate ship at the edge of the maze the kids could play on. Nathan loved the slide.

Nathan has been talking a lot time about wanting to go on a "choo choo." Well, luckily this place had a "choo choo" to take a ride on! He was SO EXCITED to go on the little train.

We then picked out some pumpkins. We didn't stay too long as it was so cold out! It was a fun morning though.



Nathan picks out a pumpkin



Rid…

It's a girl!

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We found out today we're having a baby girl!! I'm SO EXCITED!!! We were hoping for a girl.

Everything looks great and the doctor says she is perfectly healthy. She's almost 21 weeks along now and is about 10 ounces.

Things are great with me too. Blood pressure is consistently 100/60 and I've gained 5 pounds so far. All of my bloodwork looks good too! We're halfway there! Due date is officially February 12th. 20 weeks to go!


21 weeks

Nathan Drives a Car

Fun Times at the Fair!

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Nathan loved petting the goats.


That's a big pumpkin!

He loved this car ride!


Zoom zoom!



Riding the carousel with Daddy.


We went to the Spokane County Fair today. The whole preschool went. Luckily, Jeremy and Laura both happened to have the day off, so Nathan had his whole entourage along with him.

Nathan LOVED the fair. The preschool kids meandered around before lunch looking at animals, fire trucks, science demonstrations etc. It was a lot of fun. Nathan particularly liked looking at the engines and old tractors. Of course he LOVED the animals as well. We saw all kinds of animals. Cows, horses, chickens, bunnies, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, geese, and turtles. Nathan liked the goats the most because he could pet them and they were very soft!

We had a sack lunch. Well, Nathan did. Jeremy and Laura and I had some yummy fair food. I had a delicious corn dog and a huckleberry scone. YUM! It's not every day you get food like that.

After lunch, we were free to go off on our own. We me…

Fall Means Woodchopping

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We're "blessed" to live in an area with really cold winters and a lot of snow! Luckily for us, we have a great wood stove that keeps us toasty warm (oftentimes WAY too warm) and great neighbors who supply us with free wood.

The only downside to having a woodstove and free wood? You have to chop it all up into pieces. So Jeremy is going to spend a little bit of time every day chopping wood. This might seen like a waste of time, but HE looks at it as a great way to stay in shape! It's a lot of work! So although he might not be out running or lifting weights, he's getting a good workout.

Well, guess what? Jeremy's job is getting a little bit easier this year. He has help. A smaller version of Jeremy helps by taking a little wheelbarrow of bark and wheeling it to the back 40 to get it out of Daddy's way. Isn't that nice? And I, take another more sturdy wheelbarrow, load the chopped wood into it, and then stack it in a neat pile.

Family teamwork. What more…