Sunday, June 29, 2008

Natalia's Hannah Montana Party...

Natalia chose to have a Hannah Montana birthday party at Libby Lu and what could be more crazy and fun than 5 five year old girls (plus one older sister) getting their nails and hair done at Libby Lu and singing and dancing???? Check it out for yourself:

A big thank you to Auntie JoJo and Nana for helping with the setup and clean up!!

Well we made it thru another birthday party and it's hard to believe that Natalia another year older-here' to a great 5th year!!!

Eat your Veggies-giveaway!

Check out Eat your Veggies! for a giveaway for Pop'rs-here's my reason:

"My 5 y/o dd will only eat fruits and keeps telling me she'll like veggies when she "gets older!"-lol!! I'm thinking the cheddar and taco would be the best bet to help her eat more veggies!!!"

We'll see what happens!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Win a bounce house!

The great gals over at The Secret is in the Sauce are having some great summer give aways-first up is a bounce house! Wahooo-would Natalia love this-she's been asking for a trampoline for her 5th birthday in a few weeks and the nurse in me is still a little nervous to go there so this bounce house would be perfect!! Anyway-check it out either by clicking the link in this post or on their button on my side bar-roll call (leave a comment) on why you want to win and that you heard about it here-grab their button for your blog and let's win this thing!!!

UPDATE!!! My neighbor and Friend, Sidney, actually won this thing!! Congrats Sidney!! Natalia can't wait till ya'll receive it and she can come bounce too!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Super Cute Hair-Do!

I took Natalia into "Sharkey's" (a hair salon for kiddos) today for a much needed bang trim-she didn't want any cut off the back since she loves her "ponies". As we were waiting our turn a girl about her age was cutting her hair cut in a cute short bob and I said "oh Natalia look how cute her hair is!" to which she replied "I want my hair like that!" In shock I said "you do????!! But that would mean no pony tails" and she asked "could I wear it down?" I replied "heck yeah!" (Now let me explain-Natalia has lots of thick hair like mine which she likes to wear down BUT does not like for me to comb in the mornings even when it doesn't have any knots in it-I'm talking knock down, drag out fights EVERY morning! So I usually insist on putting it up somehow and only leave it down for special occassions) Anyway back to today-so when it was her turn she chose to sit in the big girl chair-not the pink barbie jeep-another big step-and played a video game while the girl proceeded to chop and I mean CHOP 5 inches-yes FIVE inches off of her hair! The result?? The cutest haircut ever!

Here she is playing the hot wheels video game during the cut:

Looking good:

Here is the new Natalia-with Sharkey!


So a few weeks ago my Aunt Jo had a few fainting spells and a few trips to the ER and still wasn't feeling well so my cousin, Nicole, flew in from NC to take care of her. She brought her oldest daughter (of 3 girls), Lillian, with her who is 8 months older than Natalia-they'll both start kindergarten this fall. These 2nd cousins hadn't seen each other in about 2 1/2 years-but when we picked them up from the airport on Saturday June 7th and Lillian got in the back of the Tahoe with Natalia you'd of never known they'd been apart so long! It was like they'd seen each other everyday-non stop talking and laughing!!! They are 2 very strong personalities-with Lillian being an oldest and Natalia being a only but they really negotiated well with each other and got along famously. We packed a lot of cousin time in the week they were visiting-here is a sampling of their activites:

Tea Parties:

Cute Cousins:

Cookie Game:

The object is NOT to get the rotten egg cards but they thought it was hysterical when they BOTH got it!

Lillian introduced Natalia to "ABC Yoga" which was too cute to watch:

Which calmed them down enough for them to watch some tv quietly and it was interesting to see some similar habits:

They both love "Go Paints" as do Nicole and I!

We spent some time at a new restaurant/shopping area in Allen where the girls LOVED playing by the creek and the ducks:

Did someone say camera? Where???

Natalia really enjoyed showing Lillian around at the Dallas American Girl Doll Store:

We all enjoyed a yummy lunch at the American Girl Doll Bistro:

Swimming in the hot Texas heat was fun and refreshing:

And then the day came to take them to the airport-but first a group shot of Aunt Jo, Nicole, Natalia and Lillian:

(It is good to be the photographer so you don't have to be in the shot-heehee! )

Now on any given day Natalia does not like to say goodbye-no hugs, etc just "bye" and she's out of there and that's with someone she knows she'll see again the next day so I had a feeling it wasn't going to be pretty at the airport but I wasn't prepared for how emotional she was-just sobbing and my goodness just tears and tears! She did calm down long enough to hug Lillian good bye and we promised we'd make a trip soon to see them in NC-hopefully sooner than 2 1/2 years!

We love ya'll and miss ya!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

East Texas

On Saturday, May 31st, we took a little road trip out to East Texas to visit with Todd's dad and stepmom-aka: Grammy and Grampy Stone, who were in from Orlando meeting with the builder who is working on their new house on Lake Fork. It's very beautiful and peaceful out there in the woods by the lake. We can't wait to see the house when it's done and visit them often for a break from busy DFW. We spent the night at a near by hotel which Natalia loved-especially the pool....

Here she is with Grammy:
And with Grammy & Grampy:
And swimming:
Cannon Ball!!

Best part about the pool was that after 2 years of paying for swimming lessons at Emler's-neither Todd nor myself had to get in the pool with Natalia! She was able to swim it all by herself-even in the 5' section! And she had a blast doing so-we're so proud of her!

Here she is saying good by to Grampy-we'll see them again in July when they come back again to check on the house: