Happy Birthday, Natalie!

by Toad

Here in the Wilkinson household, we are eagerly anticipating Nata’s first birthday coming up on the first! Here’s a look at some of her latest exploits.

Nata is doing her part in the preparations by growing into new toys, like her uncle Mike’s Nintendo DS.

What’chu Got There?

Five more minutes!

She’s having great adventures in mobility, as well as experimenting with the various uses of beverage straws!

Happy Bug

Yumm… Straws!

Natalie really enjoys time with her family, and always has a blast in Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin’s living room.

Nata and Grandpa Richard

She’s So Cute!

I can has toybox?



Sometimes, excitement gets the best of her, but we always enjoy it!


Crackin’ Up!

Vicious Attack Nata!

She also loves music, especially Alvin and the Chipmunks! She tries hard to play her own renditions.

Music in My Genes!

Back at home, Nata is a good little “mommy” to her “babies,” and climbs in to her wagon with them all by herself!

Posin’ in the Wagon with My Babies!

A Nata… In a Box!

We haven’t got any good pictures of it yet, but Natalie is walking here and there, though she still prefers crawling when she wants to get someplace. She’s learning signs for things like “milk” and “please,” and knows just when to use them, in addition to babbling up a storm! One of our favorite things is the way she gives us hugs when we get her out of bed. She is a sweet and thoughful girl, with a genuine sense of humor.

We are both so proud of our little one year-old, and are so looking forward to seeing her grow up!

5 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Natalie!”

  1. Mom says:

    Awesome birthday blog. Thanks for the great dialog and pictures. She’s gorgeous and you have every right to be proud.

  2. Grandma Wilkie says:

    What wonderful pictures of that Happy Birthday girl!

  3. Mom says:

    Happy Birthday Nata!!
    We love you!

  4. anna says:

    1 year already! WoW!

  5. Luvguidepups says:

    I can’t believe it!! You actually posted!! And what a great post it was!! 🙂

    sorry that I had to miss your birthday party, Nata!!!! I’ll throw you a private one sometime! 🙂

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