Nathan is officially obsessed, and Dremworks is to blame.
I discovered that my son and I approach toys very differently.
Nathan is very good at the backhanded emotional appeal.
It only took six weeks and a couple pestering emails from me, but we finally got the URL of the host site where we could find Nathan's preschool class photos.
Katie and I are officially very proud of Nathan.
Wanna hear something wild? Today, we were all driving around and we pulled into a gravel parking lot alongside a series of private sports fields with the intent of turning around to go back the way we came.
As I drove down the lane, the final glints of light faded into an ethereal darkness. Although I was alone in my car, I was convinced I wasn't by myself.
I think Nathan, much like his daddy, is going to be a total Halloween freak.
Kids can be cruel.
It was a great day today. A train ride downtown. A walk to Shedd Aquarium. A visit to Buckingham Fountain. Cake and presents when we got home.
I make good decisions, that's what I've been told. I will not be fearful, I'll be brave and bold.
I remember being a kid and thinking that most medicine tasted like crap. Didn't matter what flavoring was mixed in, it always tasted bad.
One of the things Katie and I have come to fear with Nathan is some sort of a learning environment.
A lot of people may already know this, but yesterday was Nathan's first day of school!
I'm sure this doesn't just apply to Nathan, so I'm going to ask, why is it that a kid can completely ignore a toy or some other object until nearly immediately after you put it away because of this lack of attention?
Today we celebrated Nathan's fourth birthday party. As we've done the past two years, we held it at our local pool.
The next week or so is a big time for Nathan.
Last night, I was laying down with Nathan trying to get him to fall asleep when he turned toward me and said, "Daddy, I see your office today."
Today, we took Nathan to see only his second in-theater movie, Finding Dory. The thought was that, by going to the first showing of the day on a Sunday, we might hit a church time or some such and the theater would be relatively empty.
Sunday brought another project at home. This one was a little more collaborative between Nathan and me.
Another day o' creativity at Kasa Kapgar. And, again, for Nathan.
Meet Peg Leg Pete.
Katie and I discovered today that we have been given a Hollywood couple nickname by none other than this little rapscallion...
A month or so ago, I detailed how Nathan was making our hearts melt by saying, "Daddy/Mommy, you my best friend."
I think I've mentioned on here before how Nathan has a predilection for running around naked. He'll take off his pants to go to the bathroom and, when he's done, he'll say, "Want naked time, daddy."
In September 2014, we converted Nathan's crib into a full size bed.
Sorry if I'm going to cheat my way through this post, but I'm just giving you a #TBT today. That's "Throwback Thursday," in case you were wondering.
It's pretty safe to say that a purchase made today might just be one of Nathan's new favorite toys of all time.
Nathan is a loving kid full of pure intention and trust and joy. He will often tell Katie and I he loves us or give us random hugs and kisses or jump up in our laps to cuddle up. He seriously makes life worth living every day.