Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Weekend with Nathan

We spent this past weekend with Nathan and had a great time. Chad and Shay left for Paris last Wednesday and they get back late tonight. Nathan started off in Ankeny at Heather's parents house. We picked him up Friday after work and got to hang out with him till Sunday. I ran in the Drake 1/2 marathon Saturday morning, then we packed up our stuff and headed to Pella so Nathan could sleep in his own bed and play with his toys. As we were getting ready in the morning, Nathan wanted some "stuff" in his hair too, so we both had fun hair for the day.

When we got to his house, Nathan had to show us his cowboy hat and what goes better with a cowboy hat than a good tough guy look.
He pulled his hat down so far, he could hardly see!
After church on Sunday, we grabbed our fishing poles and headed across the street to see if we could catch some fish in the pond.
Heather thought is was so funny that my catch of the day was this stick.
Nathan is a good fisherman in the making!
I gave Nathan a few tips on fishing...
...and he gave me a few tips too.
He definitely had some really good casts.
There is nothing like fishing by the tulips.
Trying to find the fish, we discuss why they aren't biting...it could be that Nathan is fishing with a rubber weight and I casting with an empty hook, but that didn't really matter.
Auntie Heather's turn to try and catch some fish, she is a natural!
Heather asks Nathan if he has caught anything yet...
..."Almost" Nathan replies and he reels as fast as he can!
There were several tulips in bloom, so we took a break from fishing for a little photo session.
Nathan stops to smell the tulips.
We tried to get Nathan to stand next to Heather for a picture, but this was the best one that we could get.
100% Dutch Girl!
Fast fact: this is the same park where I asked Heather to marry me!
A classic Pella picture.
Enough of the photo session, Nathan wanted to get back to fishing, even though he was getting tired, he figured out we could still fish while sitting down!
Even though we didn't catch anything all afternoon, we had a blast!
On the way home, we made a quick pit stop at the park to test out the playground equipment.
We had a great time with the little guy. He is definitely all boy and with a lot of energy. He wore us out, but I think we did a good job of keeping up with him! We played hard and had a lot of laughs.

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