Monday, June 2, 2008

Lets Start with Nathan

Here's to Nathan's 11th birthday! He requested steak and potatoes for his birthday dinner. That kid can put away a steak I tell you. He ate a whole one, and it was NOT little. He does not care for cake too much so unlike the usual brownies we make him this year he asked for Sunday Pie. I introduced that old family favorite at Easter this year and he gobbled it up. Its a layer of crust, yummy cream cheese goodness, chocolate/van. pudding and cool whip. It's delish. But apparently no one else likes it much so he and I pretty much put it away! Thanks for that Nate!

Here are a few things I love about this boy:

First of all, he is the one that made me a mother for the first time. That is a special bond. He and I, we have had some good times together.

Love his laugh. His smile has always lit up a room and his laugh has always been so contagious! Doug and I can't help but laugh when he gets uncontrollable.

He has a very sensitive spirit. He worries about others so much. When he found out about his dads accident he decided on his own to fast that very day. I didn't even realize it till hours later that he was doing that.

He LOVES his family so much. Even when he was so little all he ever wanted was to be with his grandparents and cousins. He is always reminding me how important our family is and that we need to be there for them. After all these years he still begs to move back to Utah to be near our family.

He is such a good big brother. He couldn't have been happier when he found out he was finally getting a brother. Finally, someone to share his room with. When he is not torturing his siblings he is playing and loving on them so much.

He totally loves to read. Always has. A few years ago he was telling me about a book he was reading and was so into it that he said he could picture it all in his mind. I love that he loves to read as much as I do.

He is a great friend. It has always been easy for him to make friends and he is good at being a friend to those that need one. He is loyal and kind.

He is still a mamma's boy. Still wants to talk at night, and loves an occasional snuggle. He definitely likes having me near.

We love this boy so much and despite the fact that he is our first and will most likely need therapy some day, we think he is a pretty neat kid!

Here we are at his arrow of light ceremony. I'm gettin' pinned. Nate walking over the bridge to his new leader. He and his best friend Joel received their awards together.


Stephanie said...

i can't believe that nathan is 11. he looks so tall. and jack is getting so big. congrats on the arrow of light, i think that is what it is called. i think grandma is making a quilt for him. looks like he had a happy birthday.
i am looking forward to seeing the baptism pictures. i hope her day went well. we were thinking about her. ;)

Jen@eighteen25 said...

he's such a handsome guy... our oldest are pretty much the same age... does he start middle school this year? are you freaking out like me???

happy birthday nathan!!

Cammie said...

I can't believe he is 11 either! He is such a good guy and I really enjoyed reading what you wrote. It was really touching.

Happy Birthday Nathan!!!!