Monday, April 29, 2013

Big Dogs at the Big Dam Bridge

We recently took all three of our kids for a walk across the Big Dam Bridge.
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The "Big Dam Bridge" in Little Rock, Arkansas is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.
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It's fun to be on an outing with the whole family.
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Migrating pelicans
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A rare family photo
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On the way back to the car Natalie made friends with a little puppy.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring Fling

Last week Natalie's school hosted a Spring Fling complete with live children's music, friends and pizza.  It was so great to see Natalie interacting with her classmates and to see how comfortable and happy she is at school.  It also felt amazing to see how securely Natalie is attached to Gary and I.  She was so happy to see us, but once she felt confident that we weren't going to leave without her she ran off to play with her friends.  Natalie came back to each of us several times to check in, but wasn't clingy like she has been in the past.  After 16+ months home with us she is blossoming into a confident little girl. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Very Hoppy Easter

Natalie's 2nd Easter at the Happy Haus was even better than last year.  On Good Friday we took our first ever trip together to the mall to have Natalie's picture made with the Easter Bunny.  She was a bit nervous about it, but bravely sat on his lap.  She ended up staying with him for a few minutes while Papa (Natalie's granddad) and I picked out which photo we liked best.  When I went to get her I asked if she wanted to give the Easter bunny a hug which she did.  Then she surprised me by kissing him on the cheek.  She seemed to be pretty thrilled with the whole experience.
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Natalie's Easter egg hunt was indoors this year due to heavy rains over the weekend.  As you will see in the below video she had a blast.  I think Gary, Marm, Papa and I had just as much fun watching her.