S: Nate is 2
FC: Nate is 2
1: it's cool to be 2
3: What a great winter... 7 snow days!! We had LOTS of fun in the snow!
6: Nate had lots of fun with Bob The Builder at the Magic House
7: Nate the builder
8: Fun in the kitchen with Daddy!
11: Branson- March
13: Fun at the hotel
14: We had lots of fun with our heart-shaped pizza and making chocolate- covered strawberries!
16: Fenton Park Egg Hunt! Nate LOVED playing in his new rain boots with Adelyn
17: Easter Egg hunt at Aunt Donna's house!
18: Easter Morning
20: The first day we had several accidents. Day 2 NO accidents.
21: June | Potty training was a piece of cake, or should I say a bag of M & M's!
22: Marine Week in St. Louis Nate enjoyed seeing all the "big trucks" and "helicopters"
25: Happy 4th of July! We had lots of fun going to the parade! Nate LOVED the sparklers! Nate, Jack, and Halle Steele ate their yummy red, white, & blue popsicles.
26: We had a great time in Branson with Grandma & Grandpa Rice & Aunt Lisa July
28: We all enjoyed staying in a lodge at Big Cedar. Nate LOVED swimming in the lazy river. He also enjoyed being on the boat and swimming in Table Rock Lake. What a big boy!
29: Safety First! For a while, Nate was obsessed with his helmet. He wanted to wear it ALL the time. We even went to Target wearing the helmet!
30: It was a hot, hot summer!- the 4th warmest on record! We had 15 days of temperatures exceeding 100.. Thankfully the Lesters invited us to use their pool for the summer. We went several times each week to cool off.
31: Nate was quite a little fish swimming all around the pool. He loved throwing his toys and swimming after them. He also liked playing basketball & thought it was his job to help fill the pool up with water.
32: 2nd Annual Pruitt
33: We all had lots of fun making popcorn, s'mores, steaks, and brown bears over the camp fire.
34: A few weekend highlights: *Nate running across the camp site naked *Nate wanting to be with Stacey at all times *Great Gramps came and joined us for the big camp dinner *Nate falling in a giant mud puddle
35: Canoeing Partners! This was Nate's 1st time to go in a canoe. He LOVED it! He really enjoyed stopping at the gravel bars and playing with the rocks.
37: The Lievanos Family | Nate & Adelyn
38: In October we took a road trip to KC. | Hide-And-Seek at Aunt Stacy & Uncle Steven's house | Yummy! Donuts with Aunt Stacy!
39: Park Fun!!
40: We had a great time eating at Fritz's. Nate loved watching all the trains. We all thought it was cool to see the train deliver the food to our table.
41: This yummy chocolate shop was on Food Network. The fudge maker is known for slapping the fudge way up in the air. Look closely at the picture. | Nate had a hard time picking out his treat because he wanted it ALL!
43: We all had lots of fun at the Hallmark Kaleidescope!
44: Nate made a poster at Dawn's house | BASEBALL | We had so much fun cheering on the Cardinals all the way through game 7. Nate loved to wave his rally towel. He also enjoyed getting all the 25 cent blue drinks at Mobile when the Cardinals scored 6 in a game.
45: Mary Palazzola brought over Cardinal cookies after we won the big game!
47: On October 30th, Nate, Mommy and Grammy went to the Cardinals' World Series Parade! So fun!!
48: Grammy & Nate
49: Nate loves when Grammy reads The Tickle Monster. He likes to make sure they each have a mitt to wear. When Grammy tickles Nate, he just squeals. Sometimes he wants to read this book several times in one night, but Grammy never seems to mind.
53: Nate had a blast kicking and running in all the dust!
54: Our Lion Pride!
55: Trick or Treat! | Nate with Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head (Halle & Jack Steele)
56: Nate enjoyed working with Grandma and Nina to create a candy train. Nate's favorite part was shaking on the sprinkles all by himself.
57: Grandma decided this is going to be a new Christmas tradition. | What a yummy train!
58: Nate was so excited to see that Santa ate all of the cookies. He also LOVED opening all of his presents. As he opened each gift he said "What's this?"
59: Then we went to Grammy & Gramps' house. We opened presents, played & ate Gramps' yummy homemade donuts!
60: On December 27th, we woke up to find snow on the ground! Nate was SO excited!! We then went to the MIll's to ride the race cars. After that, Nate got to choose lunch. He wanted French toast sticks from Sonic.
61: We celebrated your birthday by going to 3 Margaritas for dinner & then eating cupcakes! You loved your present- REAL drumsticks!
64: Puppy is Nate's best buddy. They sleep together every night. Now Nate puts Puppy down for a nap, he reads to him, and sometimes Puppy gets put in "time out"!
65: In December, we went to Grace Church & saw Drummer Boy. Nate was in awe of ALL the drums!! After that he started playing the drums with anything & everything. He loved putting the Lincoln Log box around his neck to make a "back-pack drum".
66: A few random moments in a typical day with Nate.
67: Seriously... the motion (and fun) NEVER stops!!