Friday, April 6, 2012

Nathan Turned 3!

Monday, April 2 was Nathan’s third birthday. I , of course, wanted to blog all about him that day, and blog all about his birthday as soon as possible, but so far, nothing.

A little bit about Nathan:

Nathan loves cars. Anything with wheels becomes a vehicle for him. All his cars have names and if he could, he would sleep with all of them in his bed every night.

In the last year, Nathan has moved to a new state, given up his binky, completely stopped using diapers (even at night!), and is about to become a big brother.

Nathan is a big boy. I took him for his 3 year check up today and he is in the 70% percentile for weight and the 75% for height. He communicates so well that people often mistake him for an older kid. This can be hard on his barely 3 year old feelings.

Nathan loves to sing. He knows a lot of songs from Primary and songs that I’ve sung since he was a baby, but he also loves to make up his own interesting songs to sing.

Favorite foods include: milk, cereal, fruit, pizza, peanut butter and jelly, and fruit snacks (my best go-to bribe!)

Nathan is all boy but he’s also so sweet and funny and loving.


Nathan’s Birthday

Unfortunately, Nathan’s birthday started off rough this year since he woke up with a bad dream and we sat on his bed together wile he cried and cried. I kept trying to ask him why he was sad, but he wouldn’t tell me. The rest of the day he continued to ask me, “What’s in my sad?” I think he was trying to figure it out too. Sorry, buddy, I have no idea! Once he was feeling better I pointed out that he only had one ring left on his birthday chain and he needed to take it off because it was his birthday TODAY! I had asked him what he wanted for his birthday breakfast and he only came up with cereal (his original answer was Fruit snacks) and I was happy with that! He got to open a few small presents in the morning.



I had a ton to do to get ready for his party that night, but tried to spend as much time with him as I could. The weather was beautiful so we went outside for a walk before lunch.


 I let him lick the frosting beater when I made his cake. I think he enjoyed it!

We had a small party that evening to celebrate. Nana and Papa and Auntie Leslie came, and Alex and her 3 kids. My mom and Leslie came over early to help me get the house ready. It was a good thing, too, because I  fell asleep on the couch, and then accidently woke Nathan up from his nap while I was trying to pick up. My mom even scrubbed my bathtub! You would think I was gross if I told the last time that happened . . .

We had a wild and crazy dinosaur party, complete with a volcano cake.



I guess the cake is a little morbid because all the dinosaurs are going to die. Oh well, Nathan didn’t notice.

Nathan was a present opening pro and was thrilled with all his new gifts. He is the proud owner of 8 new cars and couldn’t be happier. They all sleep in his bed.




Nathan got a basketball hoop from Nana and Papa. I’ve taught him to wiggle his knees and yell, “BOOM SHAKA LAKA!!” every time he makes a basket. That’s a basketball thing, right?!


Thanks for the Pirate Boat, Grandma and Grandpa!

He also got a pair of silly glasses and Daddy had to show him how they work.


Hannah tried them on too.


It was a fun evening and I’m glad Nathan had a great day. I’m trying to remind myself that maybe making 5 million sandwiches all in the shape of dinosaurs wasn’t worth it. Nathan didn’t seem to notice that either. And my feet are still swollen!







j and s (but mainly s) said...

what an awesome cake! and nathan is looking more and more like ryan- especially in that picture of him covered in cake batter.

AlixSteele said...

That was some party! Today we were in the car and Hannah said she wanted to go to Nathan's house to play with his boat. Then she wanted me to show her on a calendar when we're going to Nathan's house next. I love the morbid cake-- I'd never thought to worry for the dinosaurs.

Matt and Christy said...

Aw, Nathan. We miss you.

Andy and Alianna said...

All you guys and your themed children parties! Dinosaurs, Tangled, Under the Sea, Rainbows! I'm going to have so many ideas by the time baby Berg can celebrate birthdays :) Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

Pink Panda said...

Love it!