Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nate's First Smiles

Nate has already started smiling. It is so hard to capture it on camera but I tried. He was a month old Sunday and he is a happy happy baby. We are still not sleeping much, but man, the smiles make it all worth it.

As Nate's big brother, he is doing really well in school. The funniest thing he has said this week was to his Gaga. She took him to the library and he didn't want to go in to storytime because "Mommy reads better than them." However, he told me later that night when I was reading to him that "My teacher closes books better than you Mommy." He showed me how she "bams" the book shut. So, to make a long story short, I read better than the librarian but don't end the books as good as his teacher! It is hysterical!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First Soccer Game

After practice Thursday, Team Arsenal had their first game on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, the kids lost. Our kids were too nice-- they knew how to kick the ball but didn't quite understand that they could also steal the ball from someone else! It was so hot on Saturday, and at some point, someone was crying. But they all had fun! Make sure you watch the video... it is too cute! (Thanks Julie for the awesome pics again!)

Nate slept the whole game!

Nick having fun before the game.

Cole and Nick having fun before the game.

Getting instructions from coach.


Starting lineup.

After the game. Wiped out.

Soccer Practice

Well, first came practice Thursday night. Daddy is coaching Nick's team, and Nick's good buddy Cole is on his team too. Thanks to Julie for all these pictures as Mommy was home watching and feeding Baby Nate! Mommy is very proud of Daddy and how well he is teaching (and having patience with) his little three year olds! I have a feeling this will be our life for the next 18 years!! Go Arsenal!

Off we go Mommy!

Cole and Nick playing.

Stop! Go!

"Geez, coach, I don't know about going that way!"-- Cole

Aren't we supposed to keep our hands off the ball??

"Do you think my Daddy knows what he's doing Cole?"

Go Arsenal!

Request for Pictures

You can all thank my blog editor and wonderful friend Chris for this post. He reminded me that it has been a week since pictures were posted :) It has been very busy around here but we are doing just "fine." Will post pictures of Nicholas's first soccer game/practice later on (Daddy is his coach and the pictures say it all!) Love you guys!

Nathaniel Edward Fine's first AND ONLY mugshot picture!!

Nick's after bath spiked hair (we do not look this way outside of our house!!)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Poor Baby

First off, we are fine. Tropical Storm Hanna dumped a lot of rain and wind but we didn't lose power and had a nice relaxing day inside...

Now for my baby-- This is all Mommy's fault. I mistakenly called you Magoo one day because your cheeks and chins reminded me of the cartoon character. It stuck, and now the whole family calls you "Magoo." See the resemblance?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Game Day

It's great to be in Redskins country today as the defending Superbowl champs. Nick and I proudly wore our Giants gear, and little Nate proudly displayed his burp cloth made by my friend Trisha!

Mommy and Nick in Giants blue.

Thanks Trisha!!

Nate also had his first bath yesterday. Here he is after in his towel!

Nicholas is playing soccer this year, and Daddy is his coach. Nicholas picked the number 25 for his jersey!

Go Team Arsenal!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School

Today was Nicholas's first day of preschool at our church. He goes from 9:00-11:30 AM, two days a week. He was very ready and so were we. Daddy is home from work this week so we all took him to school, even Baby Nate. Here are some pictures from his first day!

A hearty breakfast for a growing mind! A hole in one, pear, and OJ!
(Ignore the Halloween bib, just the one we had on hand!!)

Strapped up and ready to go!

Can't go anywhere without Mickey!

He poses like his Mommy did, head on his right shoulder!

The teacher so proud of her student!

Mommy can bend down again, thank God!

Baby Nate strapped in and ready to go-- his first outing!

The 3-year old class.
Nicholas must have been listening today-- he is saying cheese!

Surprise cupcakes to celebrate the first day.

Nicholas holding his certificate and balloons!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Another lazy day at the Fine house. Here are some pictures of the boys. Nick starts school tomorrow so we will be posting pictures of his first day. He is going to our church preschool two mornings a week. We think he is excited... we will see!

Reading with the two boys.

Seriously, is that silly kid my big brother?

Alright, I'll take him.

Pondering the book we just read.

That made me tired!

I think I'll take a nap.