Monday, April 8, 2013

Birthday PARTY!!!

We invited a few friends over from the ward, and had a little birthday party.
 Here is the crew:
Andy, Sarah, Eliza, Hunter, Chance, Madison, and Natalie
 The traditional first birthday elephant birthday cake.

 We waited for her to dive into the cake, but she just daintily took the ritz cracker (the ear) and took a few little bites.

 Then she dove into the coconut, and a little bit of the cake, but not too much!

At the end of her party, Kelly brought two of our chicks inside on the hard floor and let the kids hold them and/or throw them around.  Chance also made a game for the kids to play where they got to unwrap a package that had lollipops in it.  It was sweet of Chance to come up with a game for the kids.

Birthday Photos

12 Months Old- We Made It Through The Year!!

I don't know why it is always so amazing to me for a baby and a Momma to make it through the first year, but it is.  And WE DID IT!!!
 I had to put her on the counter for the photo shoot this month because I knew she would not hold still any place else.  And I totally bagged the stuffed animals this month too, because she just chucks them across the room.  Also, we just had to hurry and take pictures fast because she wouldn't leave the little sticker alone, she wanted it off so she could play with it.  (Guess it is a sign that she is 1!)
 This little girl continues to be a delight to all of us.  She is full of giggles and grins- and loves to play with her brothers.
 She is standing and doing some cruising around the furniture.  She is working on getting all 4 molars in right now, so there is LOTS of drool going on at our house.
 She is so funny at the grocery store or other public places.  She waves and says "HI" to everyone we walk past.  I always feel bad for her when people don't hear or don't respond to her.
 Natalie loves to look at herself in the mirror.  She LOVES her daddy and cheers when he gets home from work.
She has also started being a wee bit dramatic when things don't go her way.  She loves to lay her head on the floor and make the saddest little cry.
She sleeps 12 hours a night and often gets up 1 time for a bottle and then falls right back to sleep.  She is still taking 2 naps a day for 1 1/2-2 hours.  When she is awake, it is GO time--PLAY PLAY PLAY!!
As far as food goes, she LOVES her dairy products, but her ALL TIME FAVORITE FOOD is...

Height:  29 3/4"
Weight:  18 lbs 14 oz
Head:  18 1/8"

Friday, April 5, 2013

Our Life In Pictures

 Natalie's Easter Surprises
 We Found Some Eggs
 We ate some PEEPS
 Then we kicked back and relaxed

 April Fools- Nothing like some MAN SIZED Breakfast!!

 We blew bubbles to Natalie in the tub

 Chance even caught some bubbles and showed them to "Nattles"
 Pretty Baby
 Eating her Easter Bunny
 Learning to stand
 and showing off a little
 So BIG!