Tuesday, February 24, 2009

8 Months Old

Natalie turned 8 months old last Saturday!  I posted some pictures below.  She's changing so much right now and turning into a little person rather than a little baby.  

Last week, Justin finally got her to roll from her back to her tummy.  She must have rolled back and forth 10 times in a row that night as we cheered for her.  She's been rolling around pretty well since.  The only problem is that now she doesn't want to sit up anymore!

She constantly says "Hey" or "Hi".  I'd like to think its because she hears me say it often, but its likely just a random sound that happens to come out on a regular basis (and sometimes even at appropriate moments).  Its funny, she studies my lips when I say "mama" or "dada" to her, but nothing even close to those sounds ever comes out.  I swear her little voice gets cuter all the time.

Still no teeth, but constant chewing and tons of drool.  She gets so aggressive chewing her toys sometimes that she gets red marks on the sides of her mouth (see 1st pic below).  She's doesn't seem to care though.  I think I'll miss her big gummy smile when those teeth finally do come in.

She loves looking at pictures of people, especially of herself.  When she sees herself on the wall, the computer screen, or the "Natie tree" at Nana's house, she lights up with a big smile and sometimes a squeal.  I'm sure she doesn't know she's looking at herself yet, but she sure likes what she sees.  :)

I could go on and on, but here's our baby girl at 8 months...

I had to add these 2...they crack me up...
So sad  :)  ...

Friday, February 20, 2009

No Lip

I've said before how Natalie makes some funny faces.  Here's her latest.  She sucks her entire upper lip into her mouth.  I'm guessing it probably has to do with teething, but it cracks me up every time she does it.

She usually sleeps in cozy fleece jammies and these are my favorite.  The feet look like little bunny slippers.  How cute are they?

This picture makes me laugh too.  I was trying to take some close-ups and she reached out and grabbed the lense.  (that's her index finger and thumb if you couldn't tell)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I'm only 2 months late, but here are some pictures of Natalie at Christmas...

She was all decked out in Christmas gear on Christmas Eve
Papa was showing her the tappers
Natie and I at Mimi and Papas house for Christmas Eve
Justin, Natie and I
Opening gifts.  Of course, she was more into the paper than the gifts.
Jenni and Natie
Opening a gift from Nana and Poppy on Christmas morning
They got her this talking puppy that she loved.  She squealed and hugged it.  Pretty funny.
Opening a toy that Uncle Brad and Auntie M sent her from Hawaii
She got a fun new hat for our trip to Hawaii in April.  Notice she's still clutching the puppy.  :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentine

Dang, Justin was a cute kid.

I love you, Valentine.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Something's Funny

I took this video today of Natalie after her nap.  She woke up in a good mood.  Notice her chubby belly.  :)