Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Time Pary

Once again, this is a bit late coming, but we had a great time at Delores's summer party this year.  We took Elijah and little Ruben with us, because the rest of Ruben's family couldn't make it.  DJ and his wife Alyssa were there.  There was, of course, lots of food and a water slide and Paloma brought her horse over.

DJ brought foam swords to teach a new game he invented.  Here is a video of a group fight with them.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Nate The Great

I admit that when we named Nate, I planned on rhyming his name with "great" a lot, perhaps excessively, but what else am I supposed to do when he deserves it so much?  Nate started taking steps on his own when he was about 9 1/2 months old.  Here is a video of him walking with assistance about a week or two before his first real steps.

Just last week, at 10 1/2 months he started really walking on his own.

As stated in the video he talks ALL the time and amazingly enough a lot of it is intelligible.  He's said mama and dada for month and months, but just this past three weeks he has had a language explosion.  He can say hi, thank you, welcome, oh yeah (this one IS as cute as it sounds), Elijah, Ganna, ball, wow and whoa (kinda the same as wow) all of these words he has said on more than one occasion and I am sure he know what they mean, he can also wave and sign more and finished.  He has also said "here you go" (as he was handing people things), and I love you, but while he said them several times one night, he hasn't repeated them more than that day so I'm not counting them as official words he knows.  Here is a video taken this week of him walking and waving.

Yep, Nate is pretty darn great!