Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Slave Labor

Annie and I thought it was time Nate started earning his keep around here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bag of Tricks

Nate has really enjoyed doing "tricks" lately. There have been times in the past when Nathaniel would humor you and lift his arms up when you asked how big he is, but mostly he has had little desire to play these games. The last couple of weeks though he has decided to oblige.

We caught him doing some of these. When Annie and I were replaying the video and Nate was watching he on, he would mimic himself doing the tricks. At the part in the video I asked, "how big is Nathaniel?" I looked over to see Nate watching the video with his arms straight in the air. It was pretty fun.

Another game he likes to play is when one of us snores and pretends to be asleep, Nate claps to wake us up. He gets a kick out of it. The best part is that he started the game. One day I pretended to be asleep. As I peaked out and watched his reaction I saw him study me then spread his arms out and then clap as loud as he could. Which was about as loud as crumpling a piece of paper. Ever since then he has liked playing that game.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Annie and I went to Monterey this weekend. Its been a rough week with all the roller-coasters of Nate's problems so we thought we'd leave him to fend for himself for a night and stay at a nice place in Monterey. Had we known that Nate would pawn all of the expensive jewelry and electronics in the house to buy more pediasure we might not have left.

We stayed at a B&B (that means bed and breakfast) and it was quite nice. B&B's are odd places. You are paying money to stay at an inn yet there exists an unseen social force that requires you to act in a way you don't want to.

Breakfast for example: Included in the price was a breakfast (thats where the genre derives its name). Yet, to access the breakfast we had to sit at a table with all the other guests. Annie and I emerged and saw a little table out on the porch. I thought about having a breakfast out there by ourselves but did not want to offend the complete strangers at the table. Strangers we never saw again. Its like being forced into some bizarre social structure. Suddenly all the guest began trading stories about travel arrangements. These stories were not amazing nor funny but everyone acted as if it were the best time they'd ever had.

A testament to why you should always ask a kind stranger to take your picture for you.

The sitting room. Its for sitting.

Us being stately in our stately robes, sitting in our stately chairs in front of our stately fireplace with a stately brandy decanter on it.

Annie is very bad at Hide and go seek.

Guess where this window looks in to?

Thats right! The toilet.

Me pouring a glass of brandy but not drinking it. There was free liquor everywhere in this place. Every flat surface in the house was made into an alcohol platform.

Pictures of the cool room.

Oh yeah, and Nate doing this.

Monday, March 7, 2011

To delight your heart

A gift to you straight from the Nate factory. Here is a photo of Nate worthy of a box of cereal. Simply right click, save image as, then make it your desktop. Its great for when you need a quirky face looking back at you.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


In the mornings when Annie and I do not have the energy to keep constant tabs on Nate we barricade half of the room, the half with all the things he shouldn't get into, and we let him roam.
Unfortunately, he knows the good stuff is on the other side. One time Annie heard him but could not see him. She took out the camera and went on a search to find him. He was digging a tunnel to the other side and got stuck.