… his new slide!
we had 70 degree weather last week so i put together nathaniel’s new playground. of course, it being march in new jersey, the next week it was 28 degrees and snowing. even still, nathaniel has had a few chances to get outside to play on his new slide.
as i’ve probably mentioned here before (and if not, pretend that i have) about how nathaniel walks around most of the time saying ‘outside’ or ‘outside please.’ now, he actually has a reason go go outside and play – and not just walk around the block with us.
it’s pretty amusing to watch him go down the slide. after the first few times of us holding him as he went down, he’ll just go on his own now. sometimes his shoes slow him down, but when he figures out to hold them up a little bit he shouts ‘WEEE!’ as he flies down and lands on his butt on the ground. shortly thereafter he jumps right up and says ‘OUTSIDE!’ yeah yeah, we get it, he likes being outside.
so now that nathaniel is 19 months old, we’ve noticed he starting to ‘get’ things much faster. the kid’s a whiz with a fork, he’s figuring out how to put on some of his clothes and he’s trying to manipulate julia and myself into doing whatever he wants us to do.
he’s always been the type of kid who would go to whomever was closest to whatever it was he wanted and latch on until he gets it. quite often he’ll be in someone’s arms and just keep reaching to the next person down the line so he could play with the light switch or grab something off of the bookshelf. lately, he’s been working on his crocodile tears.
he does, however, love pizza. pizza, meatballs, pasta – he loves it all.
i’ll be honest, at this point, i can’t even remember what it’s like to eat a meal together with julia, where both of our meals are hot and we aren’t cutting up half of what’s on our plate to give to nathaniel.
something tells me it’s going to be a long while since i get that back.
again, it’s a damn good thing this kid is so cute.