Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nathan James

I want the world to meet one of the most important people in my life! Our Nephew, Nathan. He's a 2-year-old trapped in a 4-year-old's body, and pushing 15 in terms of his attitude. He's so smart and he's the first boy in our family for quite some time. Well my mother is 1 of 3, as is my Grandmother. So it was high time for some testosterone. Needless to say we were elated to welcome him into our family.
Well, Levi is also in the Army. He is a mechanic like Kevin but on different types of vehicles. So that brings the men in our lives together. Kevin and Levi get along great so that makes it ironic that they deploy on rotating years; Kevin is gone now, Levi is home. This is also a blessing so that if I should need anything Levi is always there and vice versa.

Today I got a chance to bond with Nathan while Katie and Levi went to a medical appointment. We went and played at two different parks in the neighborhood. Nathan loved the slides, was not so fond of the swinging and bumped into a bossy little girl- as many little girls are. Bossy little girls don't phase him. He is his father through-and-through- calm, even tempered, and laid back. He gets frustrated with us adults because he "can't have," or "can't do," but I haven't seem him get frustrated or lose his temper with any other kid. That is a great quality to have. I am envious. He very much takes life in stride which is great and will come in handy when his daddy leaves for deployment. He's a great army brat.

All kids are blessings, and all are equally special and amazing! Right now Nathan is closest in proximity and the child we spend the most time with.

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