Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dickinson Christmas

Carrying her new bear, and trying to climb into the airplane.

Hanging with Pop:

Pushing that button for the 487543th time

Reading with Daddy:

Trying out her new frog towel from Nani and Pop!
**keep scrolling down for more recent posts**

Treasured Picture

This picture was taken a few years ago of my grandma and grandpa in Canada. It will soon be on my living room wall as a constant reminder of their love and devotion to each other. They had an amazing 64 year love story.

Mommy's Helper

Natalie does the dishes while Mommy gets dinner ready.

Christmas in JC

The first stop I made was to see my new nephew! Here is the proud Daddy with baby Chase.

Here Natalie gives Chase kisses.

Sunday morning after Church:

Christmas morning smiles!
Cole's gift:
Natalie's favorite toy:
Taking a test spin in the new wagon! Dad couldn't get over the fact that wagons now come with: seat backs, seat belts, and cupholders!
Closeup of Chase:
Uncle Mike gets to hold Chase:
Full hands:

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Welcome Chase!!!

Chase was born Monday evening at 6:40pm. 8lbs 10ozs, 20 inches long. Mommy and baby are both doing well, and Daddy Doug is as proud as can be. Congratulations!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Still attached.

The snow has arrived. The official amt. was around 8" for our area. This was the first snow that Natalie got to go outside and enjoy. I don't think she was that impressed with it yet. Maybe when Daddy gets to play with her in it, she'll have more fun! Poor Mike is working long hours at the airport. We miss him!!!!

She's so bundled, apparently her arms won't go down to her sides. :)

Doug and Maggie are in the hospital tonight. Tomorrow morning will be the start of labor induction for Maggie. Hopefully by tomorrow evening Mike and I will have a nephew!! Please keep them all in your prayers. I will post pictures when I get them.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The New Bed

Yes, she still thinks it's for both of them. I think Cole looks forward to 8pm every night (when Natalie goes to bed) so he can be in peace. He no longer has to share HIS new bed with her, get poked, pulled, or fallen on. He gives us those miserable looks when she pesters him, but when he thinks we're not paying attention, we catch him licking and nibbling on her ears.
She is mocking him in this picture...

Now last year for Christmas, her great-grandpa (Grandie) bought her a nice brookstone "nap" blanket. It is the softest blanket, and anytime we lay it out on the floor, she grabs her bear and lays down on it. She LOVES it. Because it's not machine washable, I try and keep it clean as long as possible by keeping it away from the dog, and dog hair. However, yesterday morning Natalie got it out, dragged it across two rooms and stuffed it under Cole's head. I couldn't argue with that. I grabbed the camera instead.

Heaven help the person that might ever try to get in between these two.
She is also saying "hello" and holding the phone up to her ear. I get such a kick out of her creativity sometimes. In this next picture, she put her toy phone in our (real) phone cradle. Then proceeded to clap for herself.

You might have noticed her teddy bear in quite a few of the pictures. "Baby bear" is the bear Mike and I built for her when I was pregnant. She says "baby bear" clearly, and when she hugs him, she says "awwww" We DO NOT travel without this bear. Remember the columbian coffee commercials with airplane that does a U-turn?? That would be us if we left him behind.
We have a rule in our house that Natalie only gets her paci (aka: plug) when she's in bed. Nap time or night time. Other than that, we hide it. Although in these pictures (and upcoming video) she has it in her mouth b/c Mike is sleeping in the same room and I'm trying to keep her from jabbering and waking him up!
Don't get too grossed out with this least she's sharing, right?
This is another video taken a couple weeks ago that I forgot to post. It's definitely a favorite of ours.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Where's Natalie?

There is something very comical about losing your child (in the same room) in a power outage.

We were just getting ready for Natalie's bath tonight, when EVERYTHING went dark. I-can't-even-see-my-hand-in-front-of-my-face, dark. I just heard her jabbering about something behind me, so I knew she wasn't far away. We call to her, and for once, she is quiet. (probably a little nervous) This goes on for a few minutes.

Me: Did you find her yet??
Mike: No...she can't be that far away! Natalieeeee???
Me: Natalieee????
Mike: **laughing**
Me: What happened?
Mike: She just ran into my leg!! I've got her now.

Mike called the electric company and apparently a transformer was on fire. Power came back on about an hour later.