I had my 30th birthday last weekend and we had really good time. On Friday night we went out with our friends from dog class (we take Lucy to dog classes almost every Monday) to celebrate a bunch of June birthdays. On Saturday night we went out to dinner with some of our friends and then went and watched our friend Alec Mapa film a comedy show for the Logo network. He was hilarious and we had a lot of fun! On my actual birthday Christopher and I went out to see a movie, which was a real treat! We went out to sushi for dinner and then drove quite a way to get some cherry pie. I LOVE cherry pie! My birthday was on the same day as Father's Day, so Christopher missed out on a Father's Day this year because I said that my birthday trumped that day :) Thanks to everyone who called or emailed me to wish me a Happy Birthday!
Nathan went back to do refresher "swim" lessons this past week. We were only scheduled to go for two days, but he didn't get it until the fifth day! I figured that he would take longer than the two days because of the last time we did refresher classes. The first day he did really bad and he swallowed a whole bunch of water. He ended up throwing up three times! It isn't fun to see him throw-up. I really didn't want him to go to the classes after that, but I knew that it was in his best interest to do so. He ended up only throwing up once after that. I can tell that he has changed from the last time he took the classes because he didn't fit in his bathing suit and he looked a lot bigger in the water. He also knew as soon as we were walking through the gate to the backyard what we were going to do and he would start crying. When I would try and pass him to the instructor he would hold onto me really tight and then start screaming! During the lessons he knew what to do, but he also knew that the instructor was in the pool with him and he would keep looking to her for help. There were also times when he was floating well and he would roll over onto his stomach! I figured that he was doing this because when he is getting his diaper changed he is always rolling over to get on his hands and knees so that he can move away from us. I figured that he thought that if he rolled over he could get away from Jessica, but no such luck in a pool. On the fifth day he was doing everything great! Now, we just have to make sure that we keep up on his refresher classes and don't let four months pass by before we go back again!
Nathan is a bona fide copycat these days! He tries to copy almost every noise and movement that we make. When he was at our friends' house they were outside and some birds were making noises and Nathan tried to make the same noise that they were making :) He will try and howl when we are getting the dogs to howl (they howl at the sound of sirens). He also tries to whistle which is super cute! He finally got the sign for airplane and will do that now. I have tried and tried to get him to wave goodbye and to clap, but he refuses. I think that he is refusing because I want him to do it! He really does understand a lot even though he doesn't talk.
Something that is so cute is that around 6pm every day our male cat Neko will come into the kitchen and go to the corner where our kitchen rug is and Nathan will crawl after him. Nathan will then start to pet him "hard." Neko likes it when you are a little rough with him, which we don't get! Luckily, Nathan isn't very gentle so it is a match made in heaven for both of them. It cracks me up because it is their special time together. Sandra, Christopher, and I have tried to record this, but every time we get the camera out Nathan crawls away from Neko! It is super cute and I hope that one day we will get their interaction recorded.
I am sure that there is more stuff that I haven't written about, but my brain is in shutting down mode!
p.s. I didn't post a picture because we haven't uploaded our pictures to our computer yet...I should do that tomorrow!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The last couple of weeks Nathan and I have been doing a lot of traveling. About three weeks ago I got word that my Grammie B had about two to eight weeks left to live because she had really aggressive cancer that was in her lungs and liver. Nathan and I flew up to Reno two weeks ago to say our goodbyes to her. When we got there she wasn't doing so good, but she was able to recognize us and she even lit up when she saw us. She held Nathan's foot for a little bit and at one point Nathan went over to where she was and was holding onto her fingers. I was really glad that we were able to see her even though it wasn't like it was my Grammie anymore.
We flew back home on Tuesday and my dad called me on Wednesday to say that my Grammie B had passed away. I was pretty sad about the news, but I knew that it was the best for her because she was in a lot of pain. That weekend we made the long drive (about 9 hours) up to Graeagle so that we could go to her funeral service. It was nice being at home again and seeing my dad's side of the family. It is definitely going to be weird not having my Grammie B around anymore. I really am going to miss her!
Onto some happy news! Nathan now has five teeth! He has his four front teeth and just today one of his top side teeth came in. Nathan also waved to someone today when they were leaving and that is the first time that I have seen him do that! Nathan is babbling like crazy and saying "dada" a lot, but he hasn't associated it with Christopher. He doesn't say any words yet, but he seems like he is really close to doing so. Nathan is also getting better at standing alone. He can stand all by himself for a while, but if he notices that he is standing without support he will either start to cry or he will find something to hold onto to. I think that he will be walking at 15 months and not the 13-14 that I predicted. He is just taking his time on the walking and I am not complaining about that :). Nathan still loves his food and whenever he is cranky all we have to do is give him some food and he is happy (hopefully, this will not cause any problems later in life for him!).
On a last note, this is my last week of being in my 20s! It is hard to believe that I am almost 30!
Posted by Heather at 9:34 PM