Monday, January 11, 2010

A Post for the Little Man

Look at this face! Nathan has turned out to be just what this family needed. So sweet and such a good boy. He really just fits right in and causes so much joy. Such a mellow, easy-going, happy little guy. He is 5 1/2 months now and has his 2 bottom teeth (boy do they hurt when he gets hold of your finger!) He is almost crawling and is so funny about it- but that is for another post I'm working on for later this week.
Here he is- the "little brother"
Last night I was doing something in the kitchen and Russell was doing homework and Nathan started fussing while he was sitting up in the corner of the couch. Madylin was "reading" next to him and so I laid his head in her lap and she put the pacifier in and he just laid there for a few minutes and stopped fussing so I could finish what I was doing.
It was so sweet and Madylin just kept petting him and talking to him "It's alright, Bud," she'd say and he'd just stare at her.
His hair grown straight up just like his daddy (also not unlike a Chia Head, if you're familiar :) It looks like duck fuzz and is sorta red-brown. I LOVE it!
I was giving him a bath and thought he looked so adorable so I had Russell bring up the camera to take a picture and as soon as Russell put up the camera to take a picture, Nathan covered his . . . ahem . . . you know. We were cracking up! Such a modest boy- he'd be mortified if he knew I was putting this picture up for all to see ( ;
We started him on solids a few weeks ago and he is doing okay, but he always tries to grab the spoon . . . so this is how Russell decided to feed him. Notice his arms are strapped down.
Now what do you think he is thinking in this picture? Maybe "Mommy! Save me from Daddy's torturous device!" or perhaps, "I promise I'll never wake you up in the dead of night again!" But, I think he's thinking "No! Don't take a picture of me in this girly pink bib!"
Here he is playing "peek-a-boo" with his Daddy and laughing and squealing. So fun!


Reed and Natalie said...

What a sweet little baby! He is so CUTE!!! Love all the pictures! :)

Jessica said...

i love that little boy, he really does hold a special place in my heart since the first time i held him :) his duck fuz really is the cutest, good post!

Charlyn said...

He is such a doll! Great pictures. You'll look back on this someday and be so happy you posted - even the bath picture which is so funny!

Jennifer Lomenick said...

How fun! Can't wait to see him in about a month! I love Madylin reading to him. What a loving sister.

AudBall said...

I love the hands strapped down and the bathtub picture. ha ha ha. Nat is in the same boat with the crawling stuff- except she's a big scooter too. :)