Friday, November 30, 2007

This picture was taken in a local mall. Natalie was obsessed with this dog that looked just like our Cole. Believe it or not, this dog was a statue!!

Here is Mike entertaining Natalie, very well I might add.

This was taken at Thanksgiving. She had a great time playing with her cousins!

Our latest purchase was an early Christmas gift for Cole. His old dog bed was worn out, so I found a steal on an orthopedic dog bed (7" thick foam!) He spends every spare minute in it!! We are starting to miss him around the house b/c he whines to go upstairs to lay in it.

The only problem....Natalie thinks it's a bed for her too!
...and she antagonizes him:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Confession

I secretly love it when Natalie wakes up during the night. I'm sure it's b/c it doesn't happen too often, nor does it take much effort to get her to go back to sleep. However, I cherish those times. We rock with her sitting on my lap facing me, her head on my chest, under my chin. My arms are wrapped snugly around her little body and I can hear her light breathing. On cold nights like tonight, I wrap a blanket around us. She falls back to sleep in my arms almost instantly, and sometimes she even snores! Those are some of the sweetest moments. I can't help but wonder if this is a part of the vision God had when he created mothers. This love is so beautiful...and I see it everywhere, not just between Natalie and I.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

New Video!

Here is a video of Natalie playing in Daddy's closet. What fun!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Halloween!

We hope everyone had a great day! Personally, I can't remember a Halloween that I had this much fun! We took Natalie over to Randy and Dorie's, we had dinner and then went trick-or-treating. By the third house, Natalie was pulling me down the sidewalk, giggling and screeching the whole way. She was so excited, we all couldn't help but laugh with her. The funny thing is, she probably had NO idea that she was getting candy. I think she was excited b/c most of the houses she went up to had dogs or cats that she got to pet!! Either way, we all had a blast. By the way, Natalie was dressed up as a Care Bear (harmony bear)

We had pictures of our house taken today for the market. Mike and I have been working so hard on this house non-stop this week! We're exhausted. A BIIIIG thank you to Randy for helping us haul (and store) our extra things. We appreciate your help!!!