Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Halloween

For Halloween, Natalie requested a "special" breakfast. Here's how she started her day:
Poptarts decorated with a jack-o-lantern, a spider, and a bat (with edible markers), and a jack-o-lantern apple (so we could pretend it was almost healthy...)
Here's her reaction:
I think it was a hit.
This year, we went trick-or-treating with Natalie's good friend Izzy:
Natalie was a monster, and Izzy was "Intelligent Girl"
The girls had a blast. I don't think they were more than a foot apart for most of the time:
Going trick-or-treating
Fortunately, they both had their priorities in order - when they came across an old birds nest on someone's lawn, they just had to stop and investigate:
Such explorers.
This year, the weather on Halloween was very windy and very, very cold. Because of that, we were only out for about 45 minutes. Afterwards, the girls watched Halloween episodes of their favorite shows on tv while they dug into the loot. I'm pretty sure they enjoyed that part a lot, too. 

This was a great Halloween! We had so much fun, and we enjoyed the company of good friends. Couldn't ask for anything more!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Portrait time

Natalie needed a picture for a school project. I think this one turned out really well:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beautiful dancer

Natalie and I went shopping, and one of the items we found at the second hand store was a leotard. She's been wishing for one of those for a while for her dress-up bin, so she had to try it out right away when we got home:
The twirl.
The ballerina.
Gotta love that smile.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Time to buy new socks...

What's the missing piece in this picture?
Hint: Look at the socks. Like father, like daughter...
"Oh, No, Our socks are missing a toe!"

Saturday, September 13, 2014

All about me poster

One of Natalie's first pieces of homework this school year was an "All about me" poster. She had to decorate a sheet of paper with pictures, stickers, and whatever else she wanted to describe herself. Here's the result:
A little bit of interpretation:
Natalie loves soccer, swimming, and the monkey bars. Her favorite foods are icecream, cupcakes, mac and cheese, and risengroed (a danish dish). She is American, hence the US flag, but her parents are from Denmark, hence the two Danish flags. Her family consists of Dad, Mom, and herself. Her favorite animal is a dolphin. And she likes peace signs and glittery things.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First day of second grade

Last Tuesday was Natalie's first day of school. She's now in second grade. Of course, we had to do the obligatory first day of school pictures:
Posing for the camera.
Getting ready to learn.
Of course, we also waited outside of daycare so we could wave as she went on the school bus.

And staying true to tradition, Natalie got a special cookie when she came home.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Glad Camp

Last week, Natalie was at GLAD camp. It is a day camp for girls, based on developing girls’ confidence and positive self-image.

The camp put a video together with pictures from the 5 days the girls were there. They played it for the parents at the closing ceremony on Friday. If you are patient enough to watch it (it's kinda long), you'll see Natalie in quite a few pictures (Hint: There are some good pictures at around 2:26 and 8:30). I think this was a great experience for Natalie, and she really seemed to enjoy it!