Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! (from Tinkerbell)

Celebrating Christ's victory over evil! : ) Natalia made a pumpkin at church that said:
Knowing God is like a Jack-O-lantern
First God hand picks you
Then He cleans all the junk out
Then he puts a smile on your face and
His light inside of you so you can shine

Below are some pictures of the Fall Festival we went to today at church. They had hot air balloon rides (that just went up in the air a little bit and then came back down) and bike shows to name a few things. It was fun and Natalia got to see some of her little friends.
Natalia & Noah Strickling : )

Saturday, October 30, 2010

~Pumpkin Picking~

Natalia's 1st time pumpkin picking

Being Silly!

Being silly is what babies do best. At 16 months old can I still call you a baby?? I can't believe how big my little girl is getting and how big her feet look in this picture!! Her smile makes me melt and she has just so much love to give. She loves to hug her dolls, feed them and give them kisses. She also loves to play in what was an extra little toy box that she started to dump out all the toys and climb into. It was so cute so I think she thinks it's a toy and in her world of play it is.

A day at the park. Since we don't have steps in our house Natalia seems to be fascinated with them and goes up and down and up and down for a l-o-n-g long time and loves it. These steps do make me nervous because she tries to go faster then her sense of balance is ready for so I almost always have to help her down but I was able to get a snap shot while she seemed to be concentrating on her steps. (Something I have been tring to teach her to do, hehe).

Natalia says hi to nearly everyone she sees. She is so friendly and loves to "talk" to other kids.

I had bought paint for Natalia to paint a pumpkin on Halloween and then just before bedtime I thought it would be fun to have her try and paint on paper first. So here is an end of the day picture of a tired little Natalia, but she did enjoy painting for the first time! : )

Uncle Shawn and Grandpa L came to visit for a painting party!! Otherwise known as painting our entire house so that we can sell it!!! We don't know what we would have done without their help. We were so excited to have them over to visit, spend time together as well as have the extra help with the house. While they were here they helped with other odds and ends with the house as well. It was great and we are so extremely thankful.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's a BOY!!! : )

We are *so* extremely blessed to be having a boy!! I am so happy that Natalia will have a brother and we will have one of each. I can't wait to watch them grow up together. I hope they are best friends forever and ever and always look out for one another. The baby is due the first week of March but Natalia was 7 days early so I may give birth in February! We'll see. Right now I can't even picture a baby other than Natalia but I am just so excited and I can't wait to see God's plan unfold for our new family.
Playdate : ) Baby Jacob Manning, Natalia and Gabby Taylor
TEAM USA!! A few weeks ago, my nephew came all the way to North Carolina to try out for a national baseball team so him and my dad stayed with us to visit as well. Here's a picture of Natalia with team USA's hat on.
Grandpa S and Natalia Cousins~ Anthony & Natalia

Natalia spending some time with daddy before he leaves to go to work