New Blog for Nathanael

We recently started fundraising with COTA to cover Nathanael's medical expenses, so updates about him will be on his new blog from now on: Please check out the blog, pictures, and opportunities to help, and feel free to pass along the link to others. We appreciate your concern!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Nathanael!

Happy Birthday Nathanael!

Since we spent Nathanael's first birthday (August 19) in the hospital we didn't really celebrate at home until later. However, the Child Life staff in the Hematology/Oncology unit made a wonderful banner and put it up in our room (it's now in our living room!) and brought gifts! They offered him a cake, but I decided against ordering a sheet cake for him, as I didn't want to eat it all myself!

So when we finally sat down to open some presents Jamison was more excited about it than Nathanael, but I thought I'd try to chronicle the present-opening. After thoroughly washing Jamison's hands I asked him to help his little brother...and it was so sweet!

While we were at the hospital Brad and Jamison enjoyed a visit with PopPop David and Valerie, and we enjoyed a short visit (and some clean laundry!) when they came down to the hospital. :) Hopefully next time we get together we'll all be in the same place at the same time, and we'll get to celebrate at least one family birthday together!

Okay, so I tried to upload some cute videos, but I'm not sure if they'll work, and I'm having trouble (could be browser-related), so I'll probably try again in a few days. Hope you enjoy the pictures though!



  1. I saw the videos and the boys are super cute!!! Can't believe Nathanael is already a year old. Both boys are so sweet. It was nice to see them on video since I haven't met them. :-)

  2. Wow so cute! I can't get over how much he looks like Jamison. Same eyes forehead, hair. So cute. Miss you guys.