Monday, November 26, 2012

23 months

We started out this month going to Boo at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!  Natalie was "Tigger the Tiger"!  She loved walking around telling people, "I'm Tigger the Tiger!" 
You weren't really happy about the person dressed as a tiger, but I realize that being a parent includes making you do things you don't really want to do!

Looking at yourself in the bathroom mirror with doodlebops on!

On October 23, 2012 we were so lucky to welcome a new member to our family!  Jack David Francis was born at 2:48 am at 8 lbs 1 oz and 21 inches!  We are going crazy waiting to meet him! 
Gigi went down to Dayton for 10 days to help out Marie, Mark and the kids and of course to spend some time with Jack and we were lucky to have Papa watch you a few days, Aunt Amy one day and Grammie/Daddy the other day!
You and Papa had a blast the two days he watched you!  You were filthy the first day, so I know you had a good time!
Jumping in the leaf pile!

Sitting in your leaf chair

Hallelujah!  That is what you and Papa were yelling when you threw the leaves in the air!

Surprise!  Hiding behind the leaf pile!

Standing in the leaves

Crawling through the leaves

Mommy and her pretty girl!

Daddy, Natalie and Mommy

Covering Natalie with leaves!

Painting pumpkins for Halloween
You painted a pumpkin for the new baby and a Natalie pumpkin!

The finished pumpkin for the new baby

Working hard on your pumpkin
Our finished pumpkins!

One cool girl: Kitty jammies, orange sunglasses and doodlebops!

Ready for Halloween in the skeleton jammies!
Waiting for Aunt Ashley, Uncle Tom, Liam, Declan and Papa to come over for Trick or Treat
This year our Trick or Treat was absolutely miserable.  It was rainy, cold and very yucky.  Somehow Natalie and Liam talked Daddy, Uncle Tom and Papa in to takiing them to a few houses, while Aunt Ashley, Declan and I stayed home!

Tigger the Tiger!

Doing the jump to get our boots on!

Tigger and Spiderman

Playdoh necklace
Peanut butter and graham crackers!  Yummy!
Peanut butter all over
We went to Caden Martinka's 1st birthday party and Natalie's outfit got a little diva-esque!  She added the sunglasses and posed by the front door for a picture!
I am glad I took these pictures when I did because Natalie broke her sunglasses on way to the party.
Exhausted after the birthday party and missing naptime!
Legs crossed, just like Natalie was on every ultrasound picture when I was pregnant
It is nice to know that nothing has changed! 

 Mmmmm spaghetti!  So delicious!

Your favorite books this month: Toddlerobics, Cinderella, Little Rabbit's Baby Sister, Big, Bigger, Biggest, Tickle Monster, Waiting for Cookie, the Peekaboo Books
You talk in sentences at all times and rarely, if ever, get frustrated trying to get us to understand things. You are obsessed with bouncy balls! Crazy obsessed! You LOVE puzzles! Your favorites are the Under the Sea Puzzle, Numbers puzzle, and Alphabet puzzle. You have mastered the Under the Sea puzzle (24 pieces) all by yourself!
This month you learned to "spell" your name: you sing N-A-T-A-L-I-E, Natalie, Natalie, Yeah!
Letters you know: A, B, C, D, E, G, M, N, O, P, S, and T. You can count to 14 and can count things, depending on how excited you are, to ten kind of accurately.
You are big into questions right now. Your favorite question is "Momma, whatcha doin?". "Where is Mommy?", "Can I see?"
We are having a hard time believing that in a few short weeks Natalie will be two, although there are moments when it feels like the twos are upon us!

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