Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

too-cute-Tuesday #3

[posing in front of the sign]
Yes, it was two months ago and I don't know if I will ever get on top of blogging like I sooo desire, but I do enjoy sharing Natalie's World with those of you who enjoying viewing her images too.

She really learned to swim this summer. But for some reason she wasn't too sure about the diving board at first. This is her giving "ORDERS" to "bigger" people already in the pool. She strategicly planned to have them all around her when she know--just in case, she needed them.

At this point, we were pleading with her to jump. We were getting tired of waiting. [not to mention--that other children wanted to jump too]


swimming to the side (that's Ally playing with the beach ball on the side)...

Talking to her daddy...
[I love the expression on her daddy's face.]

Even though summer is gone and though today (09.29.09--exactly 2-months after Natalie's birthday) is a nice fall day, we can still enjoy the memories of summer again through the images that we capture.

~~Natalie's Mimi~~

Monday, September 21, 2009

Summary of Natalie's Weekend with Mimi

Okay, first of all excuse the photography of these images. I won't list all my excuses, but I will say that I just wasn't on my game. To begin with, I got my camera out at the game to capture the "cheerleader" in this little sweetheart only to discover in the mist of me making sure I had everything before I left the house (rain jackets, etc.) that I forgot my memory card. So I missed the first few shots that I really wanted to capture, but then I borrowed on from a good friend. Thanks, Delynn! Natalie was so excited to see her Aunt Cari cheer (and Alexa too). She really wanted to be down there with them cheering. She really thinks she's a cheerleader too. She would follow their moves. This is the first game that Natalie got to attend this season with her Aunt Cari as cheerleader. I picked her up before the scrimmage, but it was cancelled because of rain. Cari was sick at the first game and then last week was out of town and Natalie didn't get in town until Saturday. So finally! Natalie gets to see her Aunt Cari cheer and she has a ball cheering too! It was a great game (even though we did lose and even if it was so muggy that I felt like I ran through a sprinkler by the time I left). [I just added another image since I just realized that I posted this image twice.]
Natalie loved seeing people she knew and giving them hugs. I wished I had a photo of her and every person she hugged. I would have a really long post if I did. LOL! She truly is the most hugging child I have ever known. Here she is with Tori. Tori had to go get her a Viking tattoo. Natalie is soooo into tattoos...much more than I care to mention. So, of course, she was thrilled to get a tattoo for her face! Thanks, Tori! Natalie loves you!

Saturday morning I had an outdoor portrait session scheduled and I had intended to leave Natalie sleeping and hoping that she would sleep as long as possible so that she wouldn't be in the way. Painting is still ongoing at my house. But after it finally got daylight, I see it was going to be too yucky to capture the beautiful wall portraits that I knew this client wanted. So I re-scheduled and then started trying to think of something for Natalie and me to do to get out of the house out of their way! We decided on the SATURDAY MORNING MOVIE PROGRAM at the Grande Theater in Alexandria. This was perfect! For $3.00: a movie, popcorn and a drink! Something for us to do that didn't cost a fortune. The movie was wasn't new movie, but it was new to me and Natalie. Cari has the movie, but I've never seen it; we saw "Spirit--Stallion of the Cimaron". After the movie we killed more time at Wal-mart, purchased a few things, then got lunch at Subway to take to the park.
Natalie wasn't that worried about eating. She really just wanted to play,
but she got really excited when she saw this...

I had to make her eat and drink her milk before she could play.

I took just a few pics and then put my camera in the car so that I could play with her.
It was pretty and hot! We had a lot of fun and finally Natalie made some new friends and I was allowed to rest and watch.
The next day (yesterday) we went to church. They had their first Children's Church Service. We went to lunch at Nicki's. Natalie at beef tips. Poppa and Aunt Cari came home in her car and I met Natalie mommy and daddy in St. Francisisville. Natalie and I had ice cream while waiting on them.
It was a special weekend for Natalie and Mimi!
I love that little girl so much!
~~Natalie's Mimi~~

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY...(okay, just a few words)

I have to include a few words to explain the green that you see in her mouth. Yes, you probably guessed correctly, but it bugs me, it is gum. [PHOTOGRAPHED: before leaving to see the Wizard of Oz.]
~~Natalie's Mimi~~

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Okay...I know, I know it's been a while. I've been a bit overwhelmed...yes, again! I just realized that I won't have any posts to represent August in Natalie's world. I must admit that I didn't take that many photographs for August...probaby because I am already so behind. And since I am still feeling breathless, I won't make this post a long one, but I did want to share an image that was photographed the weekend before last before leaving for church. Isn't this a sweet image of my little sweetheart? I didn't see her last weekend and Man, I am really beginning to miss her.

~~Natalie's Mimi~~