Take a Glance

by Toad

It has recently been suggested that, as in the days of yore, I should post on the blog more often than, say, we have children.

It’s been a real joy watching Natalie grow up more and I’ve really been enjoying how well she’s able to communicate and interact.  Watching Ben learn to laugh or to hold on to us when he is scared has reminded me how far she’s come in just two years!

Natalie has recently “learned” to sit through a feature film from start to finish, and it’s amazing the things she takes away from her new favorite movie, Disney’s The Jungle Book.  Hardly an hour goes by now that she doesn’t remind Mollie or me that “Nata stay in the jungle!”

Today I found Natalie outside, playing on her slide, and she promptly told me, “Uh-oh, ant.”  I gave her a quizzical look, and didn’t think much of it until she leaned up to the plastic to lick an ant off of it.  “Natalie,” I asked, “are you eating the fancy ants?”

“Yes!  Eatin’ fancy ants!”

Vitamins and Minerals

Now, that’s not ants she’s eating in the picture.  A few minutes later, Mollie caught her eating dirt out of the raised garden, under the pretense of “fancy ants.”

Mmm, tasty.

Apparently, it was quite tasty.

She followed that up with threats to go play in the garden (which she knows she’s not allowed to do).  She knew we were in a playful mood…

Go here?

She’s definitely turning in to a bit of a smart alec, so Mom, I suppose you can rest assured that I will, in fact, have at least one kid just like me when I grow up.

High quality versions of the pictures above are available by clicking on them.

6 Responses to “Take a Glance”

  1. Mom says:

    I take immense pleasure in that!! And you can rest assured that you will enjoy every minute of it!!

    Such a great movie for her to enjoy! Is she singing Bare Necessities yet?

    We’re your friends…

  2. Grandma Wilkie says:

    Great to hear from you, Andy! You certainly have a two beautiful children to enjoy, and of course, they’ll keep you challenged! Thanks for sharing. Guess you remember how much we enjoy Jungle Book. We got it from Netflix not long ago.
    Thanks, Mollie,for the nice Father’s Day tribute.

  3. Uncle Mike & Aunt Argelia says:

    What beautiful pictures of a beautiful girl. Thanks for sharing.

    We expect that Natalie will challenge you and reward you by becoming an incredible person.

  4. Chelsie says:

    lol! those faces of her’s are priceless! LOVE all the pictures.. give her a smooch from me!

  5. sara says:

    We loved THE JUNGLE BOOK as kids as well. She has a very good memory to remember the “fancy ants”. =)

  6. Jennifer says:

    Loved this post Andy! Natalie is simply lovely in those photos. 🙂

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