Monday, November 19, 2012

Bertday Love

On November 15, 2006 at 9:24 a.m. we welcomed Natalie Grace into the world.  She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.  

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)
"I'm bored," said Natalie
"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.  



  1. What, you didn't get her nose done as well?? :)

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your precious daughter!!! Someday she will look at all this and LOVE every single thing you recorded about her... happy birthday Natalie!!! SHE'S ADORABLE! :)

    1. Thanks, Chris. She certainly keeps us on our toes.

  3. Hi Andrea, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from Finding the Funny.

    Oh my gosh, what a clever girl you have there! I don't usually laugh at "funny things my kid says" type of stuff, but trust me, I was laughing at these! "Does God think he's funny?" What a riot.

    Anyway, thanks for the giggles. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

    1. Thanks for stopping in Anne. I'll be sure to visit yours, too.

  4. Oh my goodness! She is one special child!! Thanks for sharing a few of her funny moments!!

    Stopping by from SITS! Have a fabulous weekend!
    Stacie xo

    1. Thanks, Stacie. Glad you enjoyed them. Come back...I post new ones every week. ;-)

  5. Kids say the darnedest things! I love how she was trying to break glass...I was laughing to myself when I read that. Also, I love how she says birthstone and birthday. When I was a kid, my siblings and I couldn't say the TH, so we still refer to as bertday. Over from the Sits girls!

    1. They do, don't they?! Glad I could bring a smile to your face. Have a great day!