Monday, September 29, 2008

And the Shoe Collection Begins...

Dear Gramma,
Thanks for my spiffy new kicks! I'll be walking like a pro in no time thanks to these!
Love, Natalie

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Notre Dame Game

Saturday Jack and I drove to South Bend to go to the Notre Dame game. We met up with Joe, Leanne, Nick, Lauren, Maggie & Andy. It was a great game with a final score of ND 38 - Purdue 21. Go Irish!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Apple Orchard

Natalie getting ready for a ride around the orchard. Her friends Mallory and Ava are in the background...They're pros at this and are going to show her the ropes :)

Apple trees... who knew there were so many different kinds of apples??

Mom are you seriously making me pose for a picture with the sun DIRECTLY in my eyes?!

A lil pumpkin patch!

Mallory and Ava posing with the pumpkins

Taking a break in the shade. Apple picking can really wear a baby out.
Beautiful fall colors...If only it wasn't 85 degrees out I'd be a little more convinced...
Playing with the big girls! What a fun day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Natalie is not walking yet but her new favorite thing to do is push her baby doll stroller around the room. Once she runs into the wall or the couch the ride's over...hasn't quite mastered the turn yet. I thought my parents and sister would be especially amazed at how much she has changed since the last time they saw her... back when she was still bunny hopping all over the place!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Irish Festival

We took Natalie to Irish Festival this weekend in downtown Indianapolis. I had to dig her Irish dress from St Patricks Day out of a crate in the attic so she could show her spirit. There were a lot of comments about our adorable red headed Irish baby! We had a great time listening to live music, shopping, and watching the Irish dancers. Natalie was loving the scene and didn't want to stay strapped in her stroller!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Say Cheese

Natalie loves to ham it up for the camera any chance she gets!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008


Natalie made her first trip to Chicago this weekend to stay with Grandma Leanne and Grandpa Joe while we went to a wedding in Madison. She had lots of fun taking in the sights (she was a big fan of Michigan Avenue), visiting with her aunts and uncles, playing with some fun new toys, and splashing around in the kitchen sink!