I just glow when I hear "Thank you Mama" when I give Nate his breakfast or when he asks "Peas may have paci?" He's becoming such a little boy, and a polite one at that. I just look at Mike and say "We did that." And I feel so proud.
Mike's at work today and every time I talked to him, it was to brag to him about something else Nate did. Like when we were walking a dog and Nate stopped at the curb and looked both ways and said "cars" because he knows that we stop, look, and listen to make sure it's safe to cross. It just warms my heart. And to be honest, I have moments that these same things make me a bit sad. Time just goes by so quickly and I hate that one stage ends even though I know it just means that an exciting new one begins.
We've had a great time celebrating Nate's birthday. Last week we celebrated with our friends who also had birthdays. It was an awesome day! We went to a bouncy place and the kids (and all us parents) had a blast on all the inflatables. Nate started out small, going down the slides with Mike and me. That didn't last long - Nate went down the biggest slide, "The Fortress", solo many times after!
My big boy
Amanda's family, and topped off with cupcakes!
King of the tree
Mike made Nate's Jack's Big Music Show cake - how awesome is that?