Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A whole year already????

A whole lot of pictures of my Natey boy's 1st birthday! Yes, I do call him Natey a lot or Nater... I'm not sure he'll like that when he's a teenager, but for now he doesn't know any different.

I can't believe my last baby is now 1! I get teary-eyed thinking that just last year he was born and so tiny and sweet...... well, he's still sweet - but not tiny anymore. The morning of his b-day we went and watched Will's t-ball game until Nate got too cranky and I brought him home for a nap. After naps, we went to eat at our favorite pizza place with the kids and Nanna and Pappa. We came home and he opened his gifts and ate cake for the first time!

This gift is a hand-me-down from Abby. He loved it :)!

He also enjoyed playing with his water table, with no water in it yet!

Nanna and Pappa got him this cute baseball set that he had so much fun banging on.

Nanna, Pappa, and the kiddos.

Nate's baseball cake.

What am I supposed to do???

He got the hang of it pretty quickly.

Will and Abby wanted nothing to do with their 1st b-day cakes, so I figured Nate would be the same way. I plopped a HUGE piece of cake in front of him and it was gone in no time. He ate the ENTIRE piece and loved it!

Dig in!

Posing with his birthday shirt on.

My handsome man.

There is not a day that goes by where he doesn't get dirty, so I'm guessing his days are filled with happiness!

Ready to play football.

Happy Birthday Natey!

On Mother's Day we had the privileged to dedicate Nate to Jesus at church. I was completely emotional about it too. I think because it was on Mother's Day, because it was my baby, and because my family wasn't able to be there to support us. I would have loved to have my mom there too for my last one being dedicated. I held back the tears up on stage, but let it out for my hubby on the way home :)!
It was a nice dedication and we were thankful we did have Josh's parent's there to celebrate with us too!

We had to keep putting Nate's paci in because he was babbling SO loud! I think he was praising God :)!! I am so thankful for Nate and that God has entrusted me to care for him and teach him the Lord's ways!