Sunday, August 10, 2008

What we have been up to


I just realized that it has been ages since we last wrote anything in here. I will try to remember all that we have been up to. I think that it may end up being a book :).

1-Everything has finally come full circle for us. Nathan attended his first book club! Had it not been for this book club Christopher and I would never have met and Nathan would not be here. Nathan did alright at the book club, but he was a little fussy. Rhonda, Denise, Keo, and Valesca were all there. Christopher couldn't make it and it was too bad because it would have been fun to have him there for Nathan's first book club. The books that we talked about were This is a Bust and The Omnivore's Dilemma. I am sure that there will be plenty more book clubs that we all go to (the picture for this blog is Nathan at the book club).

2-Nathan turned 3 months old! In just a couple of weeks he will be 4 months old. The time is going by so quickly. He is getting bigger and more fun every day. He has started putting his hands in his mouth constantly and has become a drool factory. We aren't sure if he is teething or if he just has an extreme fascination with his hands. He is also holding his head up really well these days. He was having problems with that, but we have been practicing a lot more and he seems to hate every second of being put on his stomach, but he needs to practice :). He has also been talking up a storm. At the Mommy & Me class he was cooing for about an hour straight. It is a lot of fun to hear him "talk." As you know, Nathan started laughing. For awhile it was only Christopher that could get a laugh out of Nathan, but I managed to one day! He still doesn't laugh all of the time, but we think that he is on the verge.

3-Nathan has taken his first two big trips. The first one was a trip up to Sacramento, CA to see my relatives. It was about a 400 mile drive and we all did pretty well. We had to stop a couple of times to feed Nathan and the stops only added about an hour to our drive. We were happy that Nathan did so well in the car. He slept most of the way which made it nice for us! Once we got to Sacramento all of my family said that Nathan looks like a mini Christopher. We have gotten that comment a lot. It is amazing how much they do look alike. Nathan's second big trip was camping in the Sequoias with Christopher's family. This trip was a lot tougher for us because we were camping with Lucy (our dog) and Bill (Christopher's dad). It is tough camping when you have three people to watch out for. Plus, I was terrified of the bears and mountain lions and couldn't sleep! I will tell more about this trip a little later.

4-VISITORS, VISITORS, AND MORE VISITORS!!!! We have had a lot of visitors lately. Christopher's dad has been staying with us for the past few weeks because his brother and sister-in-law are vacationing in Costa Rica. It has been nice having Bill around. He has been keeping me company and with him here we have been eating much better (he can't have lots of carbs or sugar). Then Karen, Bob, Danielle, Matt, Natalie, Charlie, Belinda, and Ben all came to stay with us (Christopher's sister's family and his cousin's family). They were vacationing for a week in California and they were starting their trip out with staying with us. It was a lot of fun having them all around. The house was super busy. On their first afternoon in town Christopher chartered a sailboat and took everyone out on the ocean for the day where they were joined by a pod of dolphins (check out the video)! The kids stayed overnight on the boat with Christopher and Sandra. The next day they had rented an RV and were going up to the Sequoias and we were going to do that first part of the trip with them. Sandra, Nathan, and I all rode in the RV which was a very pleasant ride. Christopher drove our car with his dad and Lucy. Like I mentioned above the camping trip for us was a little hectic. We think that it might have been a little easier if Lucy didn't come or if Nathan was a bit older. I don't think that we will be camping for awhile:) We then left camping with the family after a day to get back home because my friends from Australia were coming to our house to visit. Crystal, Sam, and Ziah were making a stop at our place for a couple of days before heading back to Australia. It was really nice having them here! Ziah is getting so big and it was fun to see how much she has changed. Hopefully, the next time we see them will be when we visit them in Australia.

I believe that the above is all that has happened since the last post, but I am tired and could have left out some stuff. Like always if you click on the slide show you will find all of our pictures of Nathan.