Jason comes from a long line of nick names. It is definitely a tradition in his family. His Pop never even called him by his given name, instead he was "Jake." When I asked why, no one was quite sure. But I think that is the way it is with a lot of nick names. They just stick.
So this is my effort to record all (or a least most) of the nick names that we have gone through over the years. Tanner- T (yelled out at every sporting event he has ever participated in),Tan the Man, T Bird, T Burger, T-T (used by little cousins on both sides of the fam), Tan Tan, Super Tan.
Andrew- Buddy-Buddy, Bucky, Buck, Doe (given by Nathan), Mister.
Margaret- Meg, Meggie, Pickles, Pix, Ba (given by Nathan), Pickle Juice
September was a huge month of transition for Nathan and I. We settled into our fall schedule with the big kids back in school full time. but it was not easy. Nathan was completely out of sorts for the first few weeks. He really missed his siblings.
I was able to finally focus on the family photo project that I started last spring. Our dining room table was completely covered with McMullin family photos all summer. But September brought the project to a close and I was so grateful for the chance I had to organize thousands of family photos. I felt closer to my family and more grateful for my childhood every time I worked on the albums.
Nathan has been taking his sweet time deciding to use the toilet. Here he is dancing to celebrate a recent success.
Thomas the train is back in business at our house. We moved the table into the living room.
Nathan spends part of his mornings with his trains (aka do-ones).
In an effort to prepare for our new baby we have once again been trading spaces around here. This time Meg and Nathan switched rooms. Nathan will share with his new brother and Meg will have her own room next door.
Right now we are making every effort to transition Nathan out of his crib. He does take naps in his big bed.
Seven short years ago, Margaret was born right in the middle of the Burke family's BIRTHDAY WEEK. She celebrates her day in between 2 uncles, her Dad and her Poppa. She is the only girl among the bunch!
This year she celebrated her special day with Poppa.
She requested a "Back to the Beach- PJ party" complete with a beach ball cake.
The cake was her own design and creation- with a little icing help from Mom.
Her party included Hula lessons for anyone brave enough to try to keep up.
With the help of youtube- everyone was a shining success!
With her hula buddy- cousin Megan.
Margaret had been planning and dreaming about her big day for months. She was so excited to be the star for a day!
Cousin Austin did a solo hula number for us all the was unforgettable!
At the end of the night, Margaret and Megan surprised us all with a special musical performance! "Let It Go" never sounded so good!
We love you so much Margaret Estelle. How blessed are we to have you as our little girl, born in the middle of a bunch of boys!!!!
Meg has been working on her first loose tooth for months. She was nervous that loosing it would be painful, so she carefully wiggled it without really pushing it along.
She proudly announced it was REALLY loose at the beginning of summer.
So at the very end of August and just days before her 7th birthday, Margaret finally lost that tooth!!
She was very excited when it popped out at bedtime.
She had been working on it one evening and decided not to pull it out. Then as we read books at bedtime, Nathans hand shot up and hit her lip and knocked that very loose tooth right out. Margaret was shocked (and very glad it didn't hurt a bit).