Thursday, April 9, 2009

Renaissance Festival

For years I have been wanting to go back to the Renaissance Festival and last month Freeman surprised me with tickets that he had recieved from work! We had a fun time there and saw some funny shows and some funny people. I think our favorite character was the, "The Booger Fairy." He (or she... according to Nick ;) ) was painted green and had green goo in a cup that when you pressed down on it it made a lovely sound. It was funny because he/she would ask the kids in this weird voice, "Do you want to fart?" It was hilarious.
Uncle Nick was popping some wheelies with the stroller that the kids thought was so much fun. Here they are posing for the camera.

Freeman took Little Free on an elephant ride and they both loved it. Little Free couldn't stop smiling.

Here is Freeman and I!

Nathan and Freeman


This post is all about Nate! He is our little goofball. He is always making us laugh and I love his personality. He is almost 17 months and I can't believe how fast it's gone. In a few months he won't be my baby anymore! Nate has been up to a lot the past few months. He has always been really quiet, but now he is just our little babbler. He has been interested in communication and all of the sudden is more into trying to talk and to sign. I love asking him what food he wants and he'll let you know by nodding or shaking his head. His first and favorite word was "Dadda" but now he is saying "Momma" a whole bunch more which I just love to hear.
Another thing that's new with Nate is that he loves to cuddle and read books! Ever since he was born he didn't not like to cuddle. He would never fall asleep on me, he would throw his body back if I tried to sit him in my lap, he just always was content to be near his brother or doing his own thing. Even when we would go to the Library, Nate was always the one walking around and actually trying to get the other mom's to read to him. Well, probably a few weeks ago, we went to the Library and he sat in my lap and stayed there! Ever since then he has to sit or cuddle with us for him to read a book. I just love it! Anyways, here are some great pictures, showing off our Nate!
This is Nate's before picture of his first haircut!
He was so excited and I couldn't believe that he sat so still.

Here is Nate's after picture of his hair cut. He was upset because I was, "All Done"

Okay, this was right after his haircut and all of the sudden he just turned into the hyper, daredevil kid. He loves this bike.

Okay, who does this remind you of???? I swear Daddy Freeman is doing this same move at work right now on his Bike.

Nate has discovered sitting!
He loves to climb in chairs and just sit. Here he is listening to our blog music.

Caught on Camera...

These pictures are dear to my heart because the last few months have been pretty interesting with Little Freeman getting along with his little Brother. So, lately they have these special moments where they are playing nicely and not taking toys away from each other, or pushing eachother around. Here are some great moments caught on camera.

Freeman was sitting in the chair reading a book and Nate climbed up and sat next to him. Freeman decided to become "teacher" and read Nate his book.

I love this picture of all my boys. Nate used to wander around during the bedtime story, but lately he loves to sit in our laps and have us read to him. Both of the boys love it when they have their time with dad.

Okay, this was the sweetest thing ever. I was making pancakes and Nate gets really impatient waiting for his food to be served to him, so I gave him some raisin bread to munch on to hold him over for awhile. He was still being whiny, and Little Freeman all of the sudden goes to the fridge and gets out pudding and a spoon. He opens it up and starts feeding it to Nate! He fed him the whole thing! I was so impressed with Little Freeman being aware of his brother's needs and just helping out. This is now Freeman's favorite thing to do.