(You can still see the marker on his face in this picture.)
He is totally intrigued with the big tractors and the sugar beet piles.
He's my little buddy.
Every.single.day., when I get home, he says, "I missed Mom." Over and over. And I just eat it up.
When Eli gets fussy and is ready for bed, Nate tells my mom (or Derik's mom), "Eli needs his Mom...Nate needs his Mom too."
Melt my heart.