You've recently started 'doing' your own hair, insisting you can put the clips in by yourself. It makes for very interesting hairstyles, but your pride is totally worth any tangles we later battle. You love accessorizing, often appearing with a gamut of necklaces after I've gotten you dressed for the day. You love your babies, playing in your "titchen" and making us interesting meals which you insist we 'try'. You love riding your bike and have fully mastered the Strider; we need to get you on a bike because I have a feeling you'll just take off. You are pretty sure there's not much you can't do. You have looked forward to your birthday for months, mentioning it whenever you felt like it (which was pretty much every day). I think that explains why, tonight, you kind of melted down when you realized your day of "all about me" was coming to an end. I think you had a good birthday, sweet girl, and can rest easy knowing you made the most of it.
|You seem to like your new purple Crocs|
|the beginning of our day, very excited|
|classic Natalie, on the move|
|the much-discussed pink and purple cake|
|so very Natalie|
|realizing you just got the Leapster you've been asking for.|
I love how Wyatt's equally excited.
|unwrapping was a sport, complete with trail of destruction|
|"showing" your new shoes to Papa Rock on the phone|
|off into the sunset…or just to catch up with the boys|