Sunday, May 30, 2010

Say Happy

Natie is saying more words! Click HERE to hear a few.

Today Justin asked her what the horse says and she answered "YEE-HAW".

I think she loves her MIMI. What do you think?

I love that "Happy" was one of the first words she said clearly and it was without any coaxing (at least not from me) and she still says it all the time.

This picture is over a month old, but it makes me laugh. She and her dolly have matching clips.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Big Island - Part 3

And finally, here are a few videos we took on our trip...

Click HERE to see Natalie at the airport. We were waiting to board our flight to Hawaii. Guess who she was excited to see.

Click HERE to see Natalie cracking up in the car. We were on our way from the airport to the condo. She was either excited to be in Hawaii or exhausted and looney from the long trip.

Click HERE to see Natalie chilling out at the beach.

Click HERE to see Justin zip-lining.

Click HERE to see Natalie trying on hats at the Queen's Shops.

Click HERE and HERE to see Natalie running through the Queen's Shops. She was fueled by ice cream.

And a few more pictures too...

Eating yogurt melts by the pool.

Getting sprayed in the face by the turtle...and loving it.

The view from our lanai every night. What a treat.

Mom and Dad enjoying a cold beverage on the lanai.

Brad and Michelle at Cafe Pesto.

Natie at Cafe Pesto.

Trying to climb over the railing to see the koi.

What a great trip!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Big Island - Part 2

You might remember this picture we took of Natalie last year at the Hilton.

Look how much bigger she is and how much she's changed in a year.

She still found this lady interesting...

She ended up standing up and smacking her on the top of the head several times until I pulled her away. Figured the Hilton people wouldn't appreciate our kid man-handling the art work.

Looking back on our trip, there were a few times where Natie was just crazy hyper. At least once, I'm sure it was the ice cream, but the other times, I think she was just really enjoying herself and having fun! One night after dinner, she started dancing around with one fist pumping in the air chanting "Eee-Ahh Eee-Ahh Eee-Ahh".

Here's how it started...

Then she had both arms in the air....and we started joining her...

This must have gone on for 15 or 20 straight minutes. She started working up a sweat...

Then she just collapsed face down on the floor, exhausted...

What a nut. It was so fun to see her having so much fun!

I'll post more tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Big Island - Part 1

We just got back from visiting Brad and Michelle in Hawaii. Here are a few pictures...

Here's Natie at the pool. She put her sunglasses up on her hat, just like her Dad. Funny the things she notices.

Natie and Justin at the beach. She wasn't sure about the ocean.

Michelle, Mom, Dad, and Brad relaxing at the beach.

Dad, Brad and Natie at the beach.

Mom, Natie, Justin, and I at the beach.

Uncle Brad and Auntie Chelle swinging Natie.

Natie and I at the Hilton.

Justin and Natie on the boat at the Hilton.

Justin and Natie checking out the big birds (left).

Brad, Michelle, and I on our way up to go zip-lining in Hawi.

Brad, Michelle, and Justin all geared up.

I think that's Brad (right in the center of the picture) flying over the canyon. So fun!!

I love this picture of Natie and Justin. :)

Michelle, Brad, and Natie at the Queen's Shops.

I've got more pictures to share and some videos too. Stay tuned...