Monday, June 29, 2009

Leisman Nuptials

Here we are at Suzy and Sam's wedding a week ago.  Photo courtesy of J.Carmon Photography.  It was such a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!  It was fun to be a part of the festivities and we couldn't be happier for the two of them!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mr. Bear

Before Natalie was born, Justin's mom gave us a bear that was Justin's when he was a kid.  You can tell Mr. Bear has been loved a lot.  I think all his arms and legs and maybe even his head have had to be sewn back on at some point.  We had him perched on a shelf in Natalie's room since he's a bit fragile...until recently, when she noticed he was up there.  Ever since then, she can't get enough of him.  She whines to get to him and holds him and squeezes him tight.  Its pretty cute.  She especially loves his button eyes.  :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1st Birthday!

Natalie turned ONE on Sunday!  She is such a sweet little soul, full of big smiles and goofy expressions.  We are so blessed to have her.  She makes us so happy. 

She finally decided to crawl the day before her 1st birthday.  Its an army crawl but effective nonetheless.  She'd still rather be on her feet though, walking fast...with a couple of fingers to hold on to.    

She's got 2 teeth coming in on top, but they're not the middle two.  They're the ones next to the middle.  As the doctor said today, "she'll be going vampire" for a while.  Fantastic.  Luckily, she did confirm that the middle ones are in there, so hopefully they'll come soon.  

Here are some pictures of her big day...

Our Happy Birthday Girl

Real Happy!

With Mama

One of those goofy expressions

With her 2 favorite people, Mimi and Nana

Getting ready for cake.  I love that you can see her 2 bottom teeth and those big blue eyes.

Mini Hello Kitty cake that Nana made.

Yummy...I like cake

Justin and I with our birthday baby

Nana made a full size Kitty cake for the rest of us.  How amazing is this?

Mimi and Papa got her a little piano and she loves to "play" it...loud.  Makes me laugh every time she bangs on it.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Big Day!

The big day is finally here!  Hooray!  Suzy and Sam are getting married tomorrow!  Congratulations, you two.  We love you.  :)

Let's all pray for some sun and warm weather for the wedding day.  :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Teething Sucks

This is what teething looks like....darn it...

But on a happier note, Natalie loves the little pot gnome.  He cracks her up...

And puffy snacks are her favorite...

She likes to look out the window and see what the birds and squirrels are doing...