Friday, June 24, 2011

3 Years Old!

Natalie turned 3 this week!

We had a little birthday party for her last weekend. HERE is a video of her blowing out her candles. She loves birthdays and has been waiting for months for her big day! You might notice her singing along to her own birthday song in the video. :)

Trying so hard to blow out those candles!

She got a pair of binoculars from Nana and!

And Mimi made her a special snuggle blanket!

We went to the zoo the morning of her birthday and it was a perfect day for it! Great weather and we got there early enough to beat the crowds. She wanted to see the monkeys and elephants first and we were the only ones in the exhibits! Here we are checking out the elephants.

The obligatory picture with the lion statue.

I thought I'd post THIS video of her dance recital from last weekend. Its hard to tell, but she's the 2nd gnome to do her solo. She did a great job! Here she is with all the grandparents post-performance.

And with us...

We just wrapped up another session of Little Gym and here she is receiving her ribbon. HERE is a video from the last class.

HERE is video of our little nephew Joe. Isn't he the cutest?

We do regular iChats with my brother and sister-in-law who live out of state. Here's Natalie reading a book to Auntie Chell during our last chat.

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Gnome

Natalie's dance recital is tomorrow so we went to dress rehearsal tonight. I couldn't resist sharing some of the pictures I took. Hopefully we can get a good video tomorrow that I can share. Here's our little garden gnome...

With her ballet slippers this time.

Here are 3 of the 5 girls in her class.

Going up to do her solo.

Blowing a kiss to the audience. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Memorial Day

We got Natalie a seat for the back of Justin's new bike! How cute does she look in her little helmet? On Memorial Day, we rode all the way down to the frozen yogurt shop and back. So fun! Natalie was giggling and singing and talking to her dad the whole way.