Nate

Nathaniel Ray Downer ("Nate")  was born on March 19th 2010, two days after his due date.  He was 9 pounds 2 ounces and 22 inches long... and absolutely perfect.  He is the light of our life.  Some of his favorite things to do are eat, squeal, and play with Sophie, our Welsh Corgi.  He loves to "clap" his hands, which to him is really waving them in circles.  With 100 toys in a room, he would rather play with the door or the door stop that makes funny noises.  He loves his Nana, Papaw, Grandma, Grandpa dearly and life wouldn't be the same without them in our lives.  Nate is a gift from God and he puts a smile on our face every day.

Nate is almost 4 years old, and has such a HUGE personality.  He has turned into a clown, wanted to make someone laugh every second of the day.  He is a great big brother, but also has a hard time grasping that Jackson is still a "baby" and doesn't understand everything like he does.  He takes most of it with grace and patience, rebuilds his towers, lines back up his cars, and goes back on with life.  Nate started preschool at a local church in September 2013 and LOVES it!  It has been a great addition to our weekly life.  He goes two days a week for 3 hours a day.  He is currently obsessed with Cars (from the Disney movie), Planes (from the Disney movie), monster trucks (from Monster Jam he recently attended), and any kind of train or dinosaur.  He is having a dinosaur themed birthday in March and has helped pick out his decorations.  He loves to help cook things like muffins, cupcakes, and put cheese in the macaroni.