This last week, we went to Disney World with my family! My parents gave everyone the trip for Christmas and it was SO FUN! Nathan did so much better than I ever could have imagined - thank you, Lord! He took his naps in the stroller, he rarely fussed and he LOVED the Disney characters.
My grandmother met us in Orlando from St. Louis and it was SO good to see her! The last time she saw Nathan, he was only two weeks old - he's changed just a little bit since then. :) Disney World is one of my family's favorite vacation spots and it was a blast doing it with Nathan - though, a totally different kind of "vacation" than we used to have! Ha! Jon and I were talking about it and this vacation also included a lot of work - but it was WELL worth it.
Such a wonderful vacation! We got home yesterday and all three of us were in bed by 8:30 last night - ha! We were exhausted!
Half a year has gone by since my little Nater Tot was born!
I feel like I say this every month but...
This month has been SO fun! He is developing quite the little personality and I have a feeling that in a few years, I'll be getting calls from Nathan's principal about all of his antics in class. Ha! :) He is SO animated and such the entertainer - my boy is NOT shy or withdrawn (or even boring!) by ANY means.
He has learned that he can make us laugh by making faces or squealing or "talking" at the top of his voice, so he does all of the above almost all day long. My house is no longer quiet unless he is down for a nap or in bed for the night.
He is also quite content being the center of attention and if, for whatever reason, he doesn't feel like he is, he will often just get even louder - whether that's yelling louder or throwing a fit. Oy! Y'all can pray for me! Ha!
BUT - Nathan is the sweetest, happiest, funniest little guy and I just cannot imagine a better life than the one I have now!
He's now eating cereal and squash and tonight, to celebrate his half-birthday, we're going to try applesauce. He LOVES to eat and as soon as I pull a bib out, he starts getting so excited and flaps his arms up and down and kicks his little legs!
He's getting better at naptimes. We have a whole routine down now. I get him in his little sleep sack and then we rock and read from his Jesus Story Bible (highly, highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended!) and then I lay him down and he's out in a couple of minutes.
He's discovered he can make his fingers move when he wants them to. And he is also sitting up by himself for a couple of minutes now. At least until he gets distracted and falls over. :) He's still a little snuggle bug - even though he is CONSTANT energy, he always, always, always wants to be held. He's also learned to shake his head side to side like he's saying "no". TOO funny! At least for now... I have a feeling that will cease to be so cute one of these days!
As you can see, we had a GREAT time in Disney World! I hope you all have had a wonderful week! :)