Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Natalie!

Today is Natalie's first birthday.
I can't believe our sweet baby girl is one already!

She has been such a wonderful blessing in our lives. She keeps us all smiling and laughing. She is really starting to let her personality show.

She is a bit stubborn, just like her sister. She absolutely loves music and begins swaying and bouncing as soon as she hears the first beat.

She loves to do the actions to various songs, including "The Itsy Bitsy Spider", "The Wise Man Built His House", "If You're Happy and You Know It", and "This Little Light of Mine".

She can walk, but doesn't really want to...yet. I am sure that will come soon enough. She knows what a dog, cow, duck, horse, and sheep say and will do the sounds.

She has the best laugh and you can't help but try to make her laugh again just to hear it over and over. It is very cute!

She LOVES to eat and will eat just about anything you give her. She has been very good when it comes to transitioning to new things. She took a sippy cup no problem, solid foods, milk...pretty easy going.

She loves to climb!

 Adjusting to 2 little ones definitely took some time, but I can't imagine life any other way.

She really likes to swing.

I am in love with her beautiful eyes.

She loves being outside, if we are outside she is generally a very happy girl. She usually cries if we have to go back inside too quickly.


She is very playful and keeps herself very busy playing with toys. She really loves to sit in chairs right now and is constantly getting in and out of different chairs around the house.

She likes to do things on her own time. There is no forcing a picture! If she isn't in the mood, it ain't happenin'!

But when she is happy, she is REALLY happy!

Anastyn is still her very favorite person.

  As soon as Anastyn comes into the room, Natalie lights up and gets excited. She usually lets out a squeal of delight.

 She also gives things hugs and kisses now, I think it is absolutely precious and tell her to give things 'lovin' all the time just so I can watch her again.

I have a lot more I want to say, but I am working on her monthly picture collage so I will save some of it for that post. Hope you enjoyed the pictures of our precious, youngest daughter!
Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

She's A Walker!

Well, sort of! We are so proud of this crazy little girl! I love the squatty walk! This just makes me smile.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

Anastyn was very excited to go trick or treating in our neighborhood tonight. I didn't get home from work until 6:30, so we quickly threw Ana's outfit together and decided Natalie could just keep the pumpkin shirt on that she had worn all day since she was a tad bit grumpy. I dug out a pumpkin hat for Natalie and and threw Anastyn's hair in a bun and we were ready to hit the streets. Apparently,  Anastyn was a bit tired. It seemed every picture I took she was yawning. Poor, sleepy girl.

We quickly made our way around the block in the wagon, which was loaded with blankets. Natalie started off with her bottle which made her very happy and she was all grins riding, for at least half the ride. Anastyn started off strong but quickly retreated to the wagon to be wrapped up. She got out, ran up to a house, ran back to the wagon and we covered her up. All in all, we had a really great night and had so much fun watching our little ones have a fun Halloween evening.

And this is Natalie's first Halloween. Happy First Halloween, baby girl. We loved seeing your big smile as you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trunk Or Treat 2011

We attended the 2nd annual Trunk or Treat at St. Peters Church of Christ, after services Sunday night. We had a great turnout and a chili supper to follow. Anastyn had so much fun, she really got it this year and loved saying "Trick or Treat". She did a very good job saying thank you to everyone as well. When we were on our way home she said, "Guess what?! I got SKITTLES! TWO OF THEM! It is just what I always wanted!" Haha, she can always make me laugh. I am so glad she got what she REALLY wanted! She is just getting too big. Natalie had a good time as well. She loved taking things out of the buckets and putting it in her own. Too bad she doesn't get to taste half of what she picked out! She spent most of her times sitting in the back of our car sucking on the paper of a sucker. Hey, she doesn't even know the difference...yet. Here are a few pictures from our evening.

The girls were matching fairy ballerinas. (Thanks, Devin) Anastyn was especially excited that I let her wear some makeup and loved having her hair in a bun. Yay, maybe we are turning a corner and she will start letting me fix her hair again! (hey, a mama can dream!)

Natalie also got her first real ponytail. I made sure to secure it tightly because she is sure to pull it out if at all possible. I LOVED IT! It made her blue eyes shine just a bit brighter.