Friday, April 4, 2008

Natalie's Birthday

Hey guys! I've been posting on Adiah's blog and decided its time to come back over here for a visit. Today my Natalie turns 9! Her last single digit birthday! I truly can't believe how fast this last year has gone. Natalie has really come into her own this year. She has always been a funny, sweet, loving girl but now its different. There is a maturing that has gone on and she is at a completely different level. This year she was on team in gymnastics and the confidence it gave her is amazing. I've seen that confidence spill over into other areas of her life too. Natalie is a good friend to everyone in her life. She is a great big sister too! She keeps things very interesting in our family with her silliness and drama! I wouldn't want it any other way. Natie Bug, Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Your dad and I are SO proud of you and who you are becoming.

Natalie, age 3
age 7
age 8, at a meet
This past Christmas-I found her asleep like this

Sweet, sweet Natie Bug. Happy Birthday my 9 year old!!


MattandSara said...

Natly, Natie-bug, Little Bug! I just love you girl! You are an amazing sister, cousin, and niece. I can't believe our little Bug is NINE. It's just not possible. I remember feeding you one night when your parents went out when you were three weeks old and here you are, so mature, grown up, beautiful, talented, and hysterical. Hollyn adores you and Noah thinks your great! And of course, Uncle Matt and I think your pretty cool too! Have a great birthday!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to Natalie (one of my favorite names!)!! Have fun celebrating your sweet girl!


jennifer said...

She is adorable. Happy Birthday!!

Dawn said...

What a cutie!! Happy Birthday to your sweet Natalie!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Natalie! When I was over there a couple weeks ago, I couldn't believe how much older she seemed! I can't believe she is 9! I hope its a great birthday!

Britney K said...

Happy B Day Natalie! I'm a day late. Sorry! Brad and I love you so much and are so excited that you turned 9! The Lord has blessed you with so much talent and goodness. He has given you a heart that loves with no limit and a spirit that can cheer anyone. We love how compassionate you are to others. Happy bday friend! Love you.