Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday, Natalie

Dear Natalie,

I can hardly believe that you’re two.

It seems like only yesterday when I was pushing you out and snapping at your father that he’d better savor you, because there would be no more babies coming from my uterus.

I’d like to say that you’ll skip the Terrible Twos. But darling, that fit you threw this morning would prove that statement to be false. Remember, we don’t throw our shoes across the room. It could hurt someone. And Natalie, you may think that your hat would look fantastic on the cat but unfortunately the cat does not agree.

I’ve learned a lot of things about you in your short two years.

For instance, when you were first born you did not appreciate hats:

I'm a little confused at this honey, because the hat was adorable.

I tried to pair the hat with clothes but you weren't keen on that either.

While we're at it, you also didn't seem to enjoy the following:


Your carseat. Even though I tried to make it more enjoyable by adding nifty toys. (You didn't care.)

Photoshoots with a white fuzzy background.


People not holding you correctly.

Pink hats.

And shirts that said "Tax Deduction."

But sweetheart, I did discover that there were things that you loved:



Oh and...Daddy. Darling, please remember who birthed you.

Your brother.

A creepy character named Brobee.

The beach. And seagulls.

And human beings dressed up as Disney characters.

Natalie, I can't wait to learn more about you. You make me laugh on a daily basis. You also like to pierce my eardrums with your screeching. Remember your Indoor Voice, sweetheart.

I love you so much and I am so lucky to be your mother.

Thank you for letting me dress you up like this:

Without any sort of complaint.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, my darling.

I will always love you.

Your Mommy.


I also made a video in honor of Natalie's birthday.

Please note that I do understand that it's not a good thing to be a Material Girl. (Or IS it...) (Kidding. I promise.)

It's just for fun.


  1. OMG that is an adorable montage/tribute. Her outfits are to die for. She is a cutie to the core.

    Happy B-day Natalie

  2. Happy Birthday Natalie! What a sweet post. She is adorable in all of her outfits, headbands, carseats and hats!

  3. Happy Birthday sweet little Natalie. She has grown so fast!

  4. Stopping by from SITS. First I have to tell you that I love the Anne of Green Gables movies too! (and books)

    Your little girl is adorable. They sure grow up fast don't they.

  5. You did a good job with that post. She is quite beautiful, especially when she's smiling.
    Hope her birthday is wonderful!

  6. Love the pictures! Too funny!

    Our Natalie loves hats and bows so far...we'll see what happens in the next year.

    Happy Birthday!

  7. Such a great post! I'm still laughing from that series of photos.

    And I love that she loves her daddy.

    There's just something adorable about a girl who loves her daddy.

  8. happy happy birthday Sweet Natalie!

  9. She's so cute! Happy Belated Birthday Natalie!


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