Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Way Back Whensday and HappyBirthday, Natalie!

It's hard to believe that Natalie was this tiny only four years ago. And now she's this little girl who has changed so many lives today. This little girl makes tears swell up in my eyes at a moments notice with a just a thought of how precious she is to me. The same little girl makes me laugh when I least expected it. She's funniest when she's not trying to be...when she is seriously telling you something and even more funny when she says, "it's not funny, it really isn't!"


We will all miss not seeing you today on your special day even though you don't really undestand that today is your "real" birthday and that you think you are already FOUR since you had your party a few days early. I honestly do not think there was ever an-almost four-year old who could be more precious at her party and more enthused about her gifts than you were Saturday. We (all your family and friends) were so proud of you and enjoyed sharing that special time with you! Thanks for making our world a little more special!

We hope you have a great day with your mommy and daddy today!


Mimi, Poppa and Aunt Cari

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This was Natalie's typical expression opening her gifts. And this was her typical statement: "That's just what I've always wanted!"

These gifts are two books from me, Poppa and Aunt Cari. The bottom book is titled "God's Little Princess Devotional Bible" and the top one is a Fancy Nancy book. I am excited about her receiving both books. The first book for obvious reasons: My heart's desire is that she becomes a Godly child/young lady. The 2nd book: Fancy Nancy is series of books that I have discovered last Christmas/Holiday season while shopping. If you have a little girl in your life, you should consider starting your own Fancy Nancy collection. Nancy is an interesting little girl who is OH SO GIRLY and loves to use fancy words like: extraordinary, gorgeous, fabulous and many more that my tired Mimi mind can think of at this moment! She loves to dress up too and she is such a darling drama queen, a girl after my own little sweetheart's HEART! Besides being just fun entertaining books, I love that Natalie will expand her vocabulary with the fun adjectives that Nancy uses to describe things. HERE A LINK TO AMAZON FOR A FANCY SEARCH.

We only own a few of those because I am collecting the hardback books and of course, they don't give them away.
We have these three:
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinare (the one she opened today)
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly (our first book)
Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany

Okay, this was supposed to a quick sneak peak of Natalie's Great Birthday Party Day and I turned it into an ad. But I have enjoyed sharing Fancy Nancy with Natalie and I think anyone who has a child this age needs to discover her too!

It was a great day.
Natalie was such a sweet little birthday girl! Her sweetness and enthusiam made the day all the more special!

~~Natalie's Mimi~~

Friday, July 24, 2009


Three years ago we were getting ready for Natalie's first birthday party!
Today we are getting ready for her fourth birthday party!
We've had so much fun in between.
~~Natalie's Mimi~~

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Almost no words...
(Front side of Natalie's birthday invitation)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Disclaimer: "I forgot I already had three words on the image. Sorry..."