I am a proud wife and mother, and a born again Christian. I work from home as a writer while taking care of Miss N, our six-year-old, Miss M, our four-year-old and Miss C, our newest bundle of joy. Life is crazy but so much fun!
Natalie has a new talent (or semi-talent) - Jumping! She jumps so cute, I had to catch it on video. Of course, this day she was much more interested in spinning. Yes, I know there is a mess on the floor. Picking up hasn't been on the forefront of my mind because Natalie has been sick with a head cold. Enjoy!
So I'm a little late, but here are some pictures of the beautiful flowers Tim gave me!
I'm working on a bigger mural, and Natalie's never seen me work on it (I don't really want her to think that "coloring" on the walls is OK. So, I have no idea where she got the idea to "paint" the wall when she found my paintbrushes the other day. She's so smart! I got some pics only by bribing her by letting her see the pictures when I was done.
Well, we had an interesting evening on Superbowl Sunday. Instead of going to a Superbowl party (must admit, we are not invited to such shin-digs. Are we that anti-social, or is it because we have kids?) Anyways, we didn't have church, so we went to Tim's parents' house to help them set up a new computer they just purchased for buisness needs. The snow was supposed to start around 10 PM so we didn't think we'd have any problems. It started snowing just as we left. We were in Winnebago for about 2 hours and got 5 inches!
On the way home we were following tracks in the road because there had not been any snow plows out. Well, the tracks went on the rumble strips and Tim must have adjusted just so that it put us in a spin. I am so thankful to the Lord that there were no other cars on the road. We spun two or three times and ended up in the center median ditch. we could have ended up in the Rock River or down a very steep incline. It was amazing how the Lord protected us.
Natalie, who at this point was up far past bedtime, said, "uh oh, fall down, doink!" She was really good, but kept repeating that over and over. We had the portable DVD player in the car so we popped in a Barney DVD and she was great. We waited an hour for the tow truck, got pulled out, and made it safely home. The van and we are all fine. We are thankful for the protection.
I am putting in some pictures of Natalie playing dress up. Also, I'm including some pictures of our nearly 12 inches of snow, specifically for my Guamanian friend Janna - see what you're missing on your beaches? It's been a winter for the record books, that's for sure! Enjoy the pics!
Natalie has two new passions: Legos and coloring! Which means, of course, that all day long I am either building or coloring! Here are a few pictures of her doing her new favorite activities:
She's also talking up a storm. She blew me away the other day when she pointed to my tummy and said "baby." We haven't really talked much about mommy having a baby in her tummy, and it may have been a fluke, but it was pretty cool. We're weaning off of the pacifier. Now it is just for at night and in the car. I was so proud of her becuase after her nap she handed it to me instead of having to pry it out of her mouth. She points to it and says "baby" because I keep saying "Those are for babies, bed, and in the car." It hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. Taking it away at night will be tough, but I am sure she will just decide she's too "big" for it. Now on to potty training . . . Yikes!