Twelve Months With Natalie!

Friday, February 15, 2019

A week late, because life has been so busy, but here is Natalie's last milestone blanket update!

This sweet girl is becoming a little toddler at the speed of sound! She still hasn't taken any steps, but she can stand unassisted for a really long time now, and she cruises back and forth on the couch all day. I know walking is right around the corner, and I'm so excited!

Age: 12 months

Weight: 20.5 lbs

Height: 28.5 inches

Clothing size: 12 months

Teeth: Still only 2, but her top gums are suuuper swollen

Favorite foods: mac'n'cheese, spaghetti, bananas, carrots, peas, yogurt, & apples

Words: same as last month, and we added "hi", "thank you", and "cheese"

Favorite activities: baths, eating, and playing with big sis

Least favorite activites: getting in her car seat (or really anything with a seat belt) & diaper changes/getting dressed

Favorite toys: all stuffed animals, her activity table, books, and blocks

Signature moves: giggling and crawling away as fast as she can when being chased (especially if she has something she shouldn't), cracking up at Baylee's shenanigans, & putting toys up to her ear like a phone and saying "hi hi hi hi"

I can't wait to see how much Natty grows and changes over the next year! I have a feeling we are in for a crazy but fun adventure! :)

Love you forever, my peanut!


Natalie In Onederland!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Natalie's first birthday was on Saturday, so we spent the day throwing the cutest "Natalie In Onederland" themed party! It was so nice to be able to host at our new house and we all had the best time. I decided to throw an afternoon/evening party so that Natalie's naps could all be over, so she was a happy baby through the whole party. :)

For dinner we had meatball subs, pulled pork subs, and homemade mac'n'cheese. Along with a sheet cake for dessert, we also had cookies, cupcakes, rice krispie treats, and cheshire cat tails (marshmallows on a skewer dipped in candy melts). Everything was so yummy, and I was in love with the dessert table.


Once again, Natalie was thrilled by her smash cake. She had everyone cracking up, and had Mommy regretting the red frosting choice!


After the cake, Natalie got a quick bath, an outfit change, and we went back to the party to visit with all her guests as well as open presents. It was so nice to spend time with all the family and friends who came to celebrate my little peanut! :)

Happy First Birthday, my sweet Natty Lou! You were always meant to be, and we love you to the moon and back! 


Natalie's 1st Birthday Photos!

Friday, February 8, 2019

My baby is going to be 1 tomorrow and I can't believe it! We decided to have her party theme be "Natalie in Onederland", so I thought it would be fun to do a cake smash photo shoot with the same theme! I called up my friend Jamie (owner of Jamie D. Photography) who did her 6 month pictures, and once again she amazed me! I am so in love with the whole shoot, and she was hysterical with her cake! This is just a sample of my favorites of all the amazing shots she sent me. :)