S: Nathan's First Year
FC: Nathan Frederik Kater
1: Nate, you are an incredible blessing to us but it was a LONG first year. You were held everywhere and most content in mommy's arms. We love you!
2: Waiting...Waiting...Waiting...We can't wait to meet you!
4: NATHAN FREDERIK KATER | September 8, 2011 | 7 Pounds, 12 Ounces | 21 Inches | 8:39 am | Ridge Meadows Hospital
6: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift"
7: So many people were excited to come meet you. | Nate, we were overwhelmed with joy by all our friends and family that came to meet you!
8: BATH TIME
9: You were born by c-section. The procedure went well; however, when you were born you were not breathing and had to be resuscitated. Because of the traumatic start for you, you were brought to the nursery so you could be watched carefully. Daddy stayed with you while Mommy recuperated. You had LOTS of visitors, just like your brother! We were in the hospital for 3 days until the doctors could be assured that you and Mommy were okay. Auntie Renee had to take you for your first bath as Mommy didn't have enough strength to walk to the room or stand for any length of time.
15: "Nothing is as precious or brings home so much love, as a brand new baby sent from above."
16: First Trip To the Zoo
18: "Thanksgiving Day will soon be here It comes around but once a year If I could only have my way, We'd have Thanksgiving every day." | Pumpkin Patch
20: Isaac's Second Birthday!
21: Brothers! You boys looked SO much a like. We were often asked if we had twins.
22: I love my big brother
23: Thank goodness for Grandma!
24: Happy Birthday Jesus!
25: Merry Christmas!
26: Lasting Memories...
28: 1 Samuel 1:27-28 says “For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.” Nate, What an immense blessing you are to our family. The Lord has heard my heart and answered my prayers. We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful surprise in our lives. Although we feel so blessed by your arrival, it has again been a reminder of the amazing community we have. With the struggles you have experienced in the first months of your life, it has humbled us to remember that we so deeply need our heavenly Father and the people that He has placed in our life. We look forward to you seeing the amazing people who surround you, want to know you, care so much about you, and who so diligently lift you in their prayers. Today we stand here wanting to publicly give you back to our heavenly Father. It is so easy to want to do things on our own in life, but God is our comforter, protector, provider and our foundation. He has graciously blessed us with a community to support us and help us in this journey. He wants and desires a relationship with you and we pray that you will come to know Him personally. We pray that you may strongly desire a relationship with Him and one day publicly desire to be baptized and be proud to be called one of His children. You are very special to us and we love you so much. May God’s grace, mercy and blessings be ever present in your life.
30: Your First Snowfall
31: You were happiest being carried... always attached to mom!
32: WE MOVED!!! | Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. - Cathy Allen
33: Loving the new house, yard and room. | Your first time on a swing... you loved it!
34: Your brother was constantly trying to teach you how to use our toys... or jealous and wanting attention..He loved you so much!
35: Happy Birthday Daddy
36: Vacation at Pender Island
37: Hiking, fires, movies, delicious food and amazing company. We are blessed.
38: Best Buds | The wonderful blessing of meeting your great grandparents.
39: Your first flight to Ontario | Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life.
41: You loved yours cousins, aunties and uncles, and they LOVED meeting you for the first time. We were thankful for HOT sunny weather.
42: Welcome Rosalee!
43: Nate you loved learning from your brother.
44: SO very blessed with family and friends who helped along the way!
48: Mother's Day at the Zoo | We spent mother's day at the zoo. So thankful for a family who loves the outdoors. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
50: So excited for a girl in the house! | Ellie Arrived!
51: spring is here!
52: 'High Five'...this was your favorite trick | Camping at Lincoln Rock
54: Happy Birthday Ben
55: Nate, when you were happy you were hilarious, but most often you loved to be carried, drink your bottle and needed to be entertained.
57: Camping at Manning Park
58: Bosma Family Day trips
59: Petting Zoo, Spray Park, Whonnock Lake and the Zoo...you guys loved it.
60: SUMMER OF LOVE
62: Working on the Yard
63: Linden's Birthday....a gorgeous day. Nate, you weren't able to join us as you had hand, foot and mouth disease.
65: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today | Nate we celebrated your birthday at Maple Ridge Park. You are still unsure of life.