Dear Nathan

Has it really been two months since we've written you a letter.  The past few months have been a little hectic.  We've traveled a lot and have done so many things together which hopefully make up for the lack of letters.

You have truly come into your own lately.  Your sense of humor is coming out and you keep us laughing non stop.  Now that you are officially 2 1/2 you definitely have your "terrible two" moments but they are few and far between.  There are moments when you refuse your afternoon naps which can add to the madness.  You have also decided that now would be a good time to get two more molars.  Just when I thought we were through with the worst of the teething.

Celebrating holidays with you have become so much fun.  You are finally starting to understand what is going on which makes the celebrations much more special.  You now associate birthdays with cake, candles and you love to sing Happy Birthday whenever you see one or the other.



Throughout all of our travels we have seen you blossom.  It is incredible to watch the twinkle and magic in your eyes when you explore new things.  You have become so adventerous and have started to come out of your comfort zone.  There is no end to the things you will do and try, and traveling with you has become such a joy.

You spent some time with not only your grandparents, but also your great-grandparents.  It was amazing to see how much love you had for them even though you hadn't seen them in over a year.  You would walk with your grandfather (bunico) hand in hand and would play football with your great-grandfather.  You spent time in the country and adapted as if you had spent your entire life on a farm.


I hope that when you grow up you remember all of the love that surrounded you these past few months.

You have truly grown into your role as a big brother and you have become Noah's protector.  I love watching you express your feelings and emotions through actions.  You hug and kiss him when you think no one is watching and you always ask for him whenever he isn't around.  I can only hope that you two will grow to be great friends.



Your personality is absolutely amazing and we can hardly wait to see how you continue to grow.  You are truly have such an amazing heart.

We love you.
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13 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ha ha, love the pic of him eating pasta!

Sonya said...

He is a doll! I love the picture of him with the pasta! Too funny!

Natalie said...

He looks so big now...as if his big brother status automatically made him a big kid!

chickster said...

"traveling with you has become such a joy" =) my favorite part of the letter!

Adrienne said...

I was always amazed at the close bond between my kids and their grandparents, even though we lived so far away. I truly believe that those people we carry most dearly in our hearts, are embraced easily by our children. And what JOY it is to travel with them as they start to 'wake up' to understanding and observing and exploring! This is a wonderful letter to your big boy!

Jessica said...

Love the pasta pic. He is just a sweet boy and I know exactly what you mean about this age. It is amazing to watch them grow into little people and see their true personalities come out.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Nathan's face is changing. He looks more like a big boy now. Love the pasta picture.

Kim said...

My favourite is the spaghetti shot. He may not remember all the loving times but he will be happy and well adjusted and you will know it did him a world of good.

Susan Liberatore said...

This is SO sweet! Love these.
I love the pic of him with that huge bowl of pasta (a boy after my own heart!) and the very last one. Adorable.

Emmy said...

Love love that pasta picture! That is awesome. And isn't is so fun when they start to understand they holidays and it is so magical and fun to them. Those are the good years.

Love the up close picture too- so sweet!

Jen said...

That bowl of pasta is HUGE!! Love all of those pictures. And what a sweet, sweet letter.
xo

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

This is such a great idea a real scrapbook of memories for Nathan to appreciate when he is older.

Jessica said...

Those two year molars are not fun. My little one has been working on hers for months now and she's 3.

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