As the song by Jack Johnson goes, "It's always better when we're together."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Beach baby, beach baby, there on the sand!

Amazingly enough Nate has lived in Florida for over a year and has never had an official beach trip. Well, in order to help celebrate our friend Andrea's birthday we took him out. We weren't sure how he was going to take it, but he had a blast! I didn't even dress him in his swim suit because we didn't think he would take to the water. We were wrong. When we put him in the sand he squirmed his toes around before pointing to the water. Matt took him down and they stood in the waves awhile. I got some cute pictures and videos of the two of them. Nate liked it so much that when we took him out of the water and back to the beach he made a beeline back to the water. Matt and I (along with a few friends) took turns with him in the water and allowing him to play on the sand. He ended up soaked and happy! He was fussy when we made him leave, but now we know where we can make a weekend trip with the kiddo!

Matt and Nate testing out the water!

My beach baby!

The whole family at the beach. Nate is enjoying some chocolate courtesy of Janie! :-)

On another note, Nate has been feeling quite nostalgic lately. He has been trying out some of his "baby" toys. He is way too big for most of them, but it's cute that he wants to play with them again. Here are a few pictures from his latest adventures...

We dismantled the jumperoo. Apparently, someone still wants to jump! 

I love his expressions! 

Yeah, we're going to have to nip this one. 

Staring at the rain. (which we have gotten a lot of lately...) 

Minding his business eating the puffs..... 

maybe eating the puffs?? 

Not eating the puffs! The fire helmet makes for a nice bowl! 

He sat in this for the longest listening to the music. Notice how he's grown...

He was so tiny!!

Well, summer is now in full swing so I'm sure there will be plenty more posts and pictures to come! 

Belated Birthday post

My birthday this year was pretty fun. It fell on a Sunday this year. Matt, Nate, Mom, and I started celebrating early with lunch on Saturday at Bahama Breeze. It was yummy! Nate gorged himself on Matt's dish and helped himself to some of my fish tacos. He is such a hearty little eater!

Saturday night my mother looked after Nate while Matt and I went to an Irish pub at the Landing. The food was very good and we had a nice riverfront view with some jazz music playing in the background since the jazz festival was in town. Our friend Kristy joined us there and we had a fun time hanging out.

Nate must have known it was my birthday because he was up around 1am on Sunday. My sweet mom took him and rocked him because she wasn't sleepy. He eventually dozed back off and woke up around 3am. I put him in the bed with Matt and me but he refused to go to sleep. By 4am he was up and going strong. I had already put him back in his bed, but I heard him up again. I went to check on him and he and my mother were up eating bagels and watching TV. Crazy! At 5am I relieved her and she went back to bed. I finally got him down for a nap around 6am and when he woke up around 7am I kicked Matt and told him it was his turn. I slept a little longer and when he finally crashed for a longer nap earlier in the morning the entire house went down for a nap! Needless to say, we pretty much wasted the morning.

I was supposed to go see Gavin DeGraw with my friend Hannah on Sunday night. We made it all the way to the amphitheater only to find out they cancelled the concert. Tropical Storm Beryl began raining down and caused them to change their mind about having the concert. I was with Hannah and two of her friends and they decided I needed a birthday cake. So, we stopped by Publix and had cake at Hannah's before I decided it was time to hit the road before the massive rains hit. I made it home safely and Matt was cooking soup. Nate was glad to see me so we stayed up and played since I was out of school on Monday. 

Overall it was a pretty good birthday! Here's to another great year ahead!

One of my two birthday cakes this year!