Monday, November 22, 2010


....."with a quack quack here and a quack quack there"....   :)

So guess where we have been this weekend? 

EC's friend Titus had a farm animal 1st birthday party! It was adorable and so fun to see Ella Claire and all the other kids with the animals.  This was her first time to be so close to any kind of animal besides Gus. And we all know how much she loves Gus!  When we arrived at the party, Ella Claire was asleep in her car seat, so it took her a while to warm up to the animals and the new environment.  After a few minutes she was having a ball and I was chasing her around everywhere.  Later that day, Jeremy and I took her outside and took a few pictures of her playing in the yard. Sunday was a nice relaxing day with Church in the morning, lunch at my parents house and our annual church wide Thanksgiving feast.

I have to go back and say a little about Friday night too. Our weekend started with a much needed date. I don't have any pictures, but Jeremy and I met up with some wonderful friends for dinner and then rode over to Fairhope with them to look at the beautiful lights in the trees. Fairhope is so quaint and cozy and you always feel like you are on a little mini vacay when you're there.  It was such a wonderful date night with friends! Our entire weekend was fun and the anticipation of Thanksgiving this week made it even more exciting! 

So, back to the farm....
This was about as close as Ella Claire would get at first.  

How sweet is this little girl feeding the calf a bottle? I thought it was precious, but you can see Ella Claire was more into the goats.

SOOOO excited to be so close to the animals!

Getting mighty brave to stick her hands in the cage!

All of a sudden EC got a crazy idea and grabbed this goat by his horns, then started shaking him! Don't worry! I did NOT let her do this!  The goat just sat there and seemed to be thinking something like..."I hate my life...."

After we visited with the goats for a while we went over to visit Mr. Duck. This is Ella Claire with Titus, the birthday boy!

They didn't stay around too long because the duck started quacking VERY loudly. Titus and EC were terrified.  I will have to say the duck was really loud and they were really close!

Not only was Ella Claire amused by the animals, but she couldn't get enough of these pecans! She carried them around at all times. I was so nervous that she was going to put them in her mouth, thank goodness she never did. 

Adorable birthday cake!

I think he enjoyed the cake...what do you think?

I tried to get a picture of Titus and EC looking at me, the entire time, but they were moving too fast. Finally we sat them down and tried, but EC would have nothing of it.

We had a wonderful time at the party!  Happy 1st Birthday Titus!!

The next few pics are from our little photoshoot outside Saturday afternoon.  Ella Claire is at that age where she loves to be outside exploring everywhere.  She was hilarious to watch just roaming around high stepping in the grass.

I'm not sure what she is saying with those eyes of hers....probably something like stop chasing me around with that camera!

Can you tell how busy she is? Walking around with her tummy poked out and swinging those arms! Hysterical!  ...and yes, she was barefooted!

Daddy chased her around in the grass for a while and she loved every second of it!

Poor Gus, he was stuck inside and had to watch all the fun from the window.

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I can't help but think of how blessed I am and how good the Lord is! My heart is so full of thanks to HIM! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and find the time to give thanks for the blessings in your life! :)


  1. Natalie I just love your Blog!! It's so nice to be able to keep up with you even though we never see each other! ha ha EC is soooooo cute!! She is growing fast!!

  2. I love the pics as always!! I think my favorite is EC looking through the fence but I also love her w the goat! Haha!! Well I'm at work all night until 8am so I saved your blog for when I needed a good break! Haha! I can't wait to bake Wednesday!! I'll talk to you soon! :) Love, -Aunt Jess

  3. OK, so this may be my favorite blog post ever! I so wish I could have seen EC with the farm animals! All of her expressive faces crack me up!


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