Natalie told me all night "Big-one pumpkin light on!"
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Both: Candy! Yay!
Natalie understands the concept of "kissing it better". If she gets hurt, she'll come to me and say "Mommy kiss it better". And it always works - the "ouwie" may not go away, but it always seems to get better.
She's also very generous with her kisses. In one of her books, there is a picture of a crying pig (a book of nursery rhymes with "this little piggie went wee-wee-wee"). She always says "pig crying" and gives it a kiss.
I find this soo sweet. I love her kindness and sweetness. But sometimes it is also a little bitter-sweet. Because I know there will come a day when I can't kiss it all better. Whether it be a broken fingernail, a broken toy, or a broken heart, there will be "ouwies" that hurt more than a kiss alone can handle. Still, I'm sure I'll always be willing to give it a try. And who knows, maybe it really does make things a little better, even if it can't cure it all...
And I hope that Natalie always will have that sweetness in her - that willingness to show kindness to others to make things better. After all, doesn't kindness always make others feel better, even if that's all you can give them?
Look, Daddy, there's a bear in there!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The hat complimented her outfit so well (well, in a weird kinda way)...
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here's a scenario from a couple of weekends ago...
Natalie thinks it's really funny to run from one end of the room to the other and knock us over (we'll be sitting on the floor waiting to catch her). On this particular Sunday, Karsten was the target. And Natalie's knee hit a certain place - well, let's just say that it would have been perfect for "America's Funnies Home Videos". While Karsten was recovering, she pulled out another trick that she loves:
The video is from another day, but you'll get the idea.
Oh, and by the way, this was during a Packer Game, and while we were listening to Natalie's favorite song on CD for about the 100th time that afternoon...
And the best part: It looked like both Karsten and Natalie had a blast! Can you say "Super-Dad"?