Sunday, December 27, 2009


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).

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Future Occupation of Nathan D. Wakeman

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?)


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!)


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

Race car driver!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let the winter begin!

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 been doing a lot of Christmas shopping online this year. The UPS and FedEx guys have been coming to our house often! Nathan has gotten used to this and has a fun sentence to describe it. It goes like this:

"Truck! Guy. Box. Ding!" This of course translates to: "Here comes the guy in the big truck who will bring a box and ring the doorbell!"

His sentences are so cute. Hopefully, they will turn more and more into real sentences at some point.

Nathan's first school concert

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!

Swim Team

The kids have started their summer swimming. This year, they are doing the Swim Team. Once the swimmers have learned all their strokes, the...