Today she is a funny, quick-witted kindergartner who sometimes forgets that I am the parent and she is the kid.
|"Look at this chubby bunny! said my OB.|
Below are some of my favorite photos and things she's said to me over the years:
|Chocolate Pudding Showdown|
“A chocolate chip would cheer me up.”
Natalie, age 2 1/2
|Coon Cap and Crumpets|
While I applied my make-up, I let Natalie put on some Chapstick and told her it would protect her lips. She replied, “You mean from monsters and bats and stuff?”
Natalie, age 3 1/2
While viewing the live beehive at Powder Valley Conservation Center, I pointed out the queen bee to the kids to which she replied, "Look at all her husbands!"
Natalie, age 4
|Look what I caught!|
"Mom, now that I'm almost 5...I'd like to talk to you about getting my nose and ears pierced."
Natalie, age 4 and 2 weeks
"Mom, why do boys have a penis? asked Natalie
"That's just how God made them." I replied
"Does God think he's funny? asked Natalie
Natalie, age 4 1/2
"Mom, what did you dream about last night? asked Natalie
"I didn't have any dreams because I was just too tired," I replied.
"That's ok, Mom. Next time just put faith in your pillow," she said.
Natalie, age 4 1/2
|"Mom, I'm ready for our walk," she said (Nevermind that it was sunny and 80 degrees)|
"Why don't you make a card for your Aunt Joanne. It would make her day," I offered.
"No, I want to make my day," she replied.
Natalie, age 5
"Natalie! Why are you screaming in the house?" I asked.
"Oh, sorry Mom. I was just trying to break glass," she explained
Natalie, age 5 1/2
On Thursday we marked her special day with a trip to Claire's Boutique to have her ears pierced. She's been begging to have it done since she turned 4. Initially she was nervous and requested that Noah be the one to hold her hand. She selected her "bert-stone" for starters and in the end had me hold one hand while Noah held the other. She was brave and only uttered a small single, "ow" during the entire process.