Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Last week Natalie went to a school carnival.  It was called a "Math and Literacy" carnival, but was mostly a Halloween party.  My favorite thing was the book walk (similar to the cake walk of my day).  Natalie did the book walk several times and ended up winning 5 books.  Natalie's favorite thing was walking around looking for her friends.  However, since she was wearing a blond, curly wig most of her friends didn't recognize her.  Natalie has recently become fascinated with a show called "Ever After High" where all of the characters are the offspring of famous fairytale Briar Beauty, daughter of Sleeping Beauty; Madeline Hatter, daughter of the Mad Hatter; and Apple White, daughter of Snow White.  Natalie's costume resembles Ashlynn Ella, daughter of Cinderella.

Natalie with her teacher and a classmate

With one of her best friends

With a new friend and her twin brother

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Spring 2015

Natalie and Donna (one of her besties)

Gregarious Natalie loves meeting new people.  She struck up a fast friendship with this nice lady at a restaurant and wanted to take a picture of the two of them together (don't worry she knows all about stranger danger).  We will probably never see that lady again, but it's sweet to know how these two brightened each other's day.

Riding the carousel at a spring trip to the zoo.  

Natalie got to meet an adorable pygmy owl.
Natalie with Sally and Thing 2 at the Arkansas Arts Children's Theater performance of "The Cat in the Hat". 

In her Easter Bonnet

We were off to see "The Wizard of Oz"

The Nature Conservancy bought a big swatch of land right behind our neighborhood.  They gave us permission to walk our dogs there.  Katie and Louie love the chance to roam free, but they never leave my eyesight.  I love the gorgeous views.

I almost lost my boots in the swamp