Mar 28, 2008

Thanks

Thanks for all of the sympathy and words of encouragement. I should have stressed that yes, Gabe is okay. He got a little cut on his forehead and another on his cheek -though it really is going to be the emotional scars on this one. We'll have to give the swing a try this week to see how bad the damage is. And it is so funny that everyone commented about no one helping me. I was so glad! I was so mortified that I didn't want to face anyone and was just hoping they would leave me alone while I collected myself and got all of the wood chips and leaves out of my hair and off my clothes.

Anyway, Grams and Gramps Riley sent some hats to the kids, the ones they are wearing in the pictures. It was really great because they are so, so into wearing hats here. Laine has to wear one to preschool everyday so she won't get skin cancer. This is all despite the fact that there are more trees here than I have ever seen in my life, so her school is almost completely shaded. Anyway, I know I should have sent a real thank-you letter rather than an email, but I knew it would never happen because I only know where 2 post offices are and one has no parking and the other is 2 towns over. Anyway, I really loved the letter she wrote and wanted to post it:


Dear Grams,


Thank you for Gabey's hat and my hat and mommy's hat and daddy's hat. Thanks you for pants and shoes and shirts and socks. Thanks for the hats today. I love my hat and I don't have a hat at school so I need 'em. I am going to wear piggy buns to school today. I will wear piggy tails under my hat. I have to go to school. I like pink. I love bananas and you. Grams I love to get bananas and eat bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Tree house.



Love,Laine


She is so funny. She is always talking about spaceships and space suits and going to outer space. She talks about it constantly and her teachers and Ben and I get a real kick out of it. Ben bought her a track suit in New Zealand when he went there a few months ago and it is now her offical "Space Suit". She talks about her space ship like it is a real thing and is always asking where it is or where I moved it, since she needs it to go to outerspace. Sometimes she even counts me down to blast-off for things.


She is really growing fast and has finally discovered that Gabe is a pretty cool brother. She talks to him in this baby voice that he really loves, "Gabey, are you a munchkin?" or "Gabey, you're a good boy!". Two days ago, after the incident, she told Ben "Mommy is my best friend". That really made my day!

13 comments:

Gaengy said...

Three cheers to grams for the cutest hats! Funny about Laine and her space ship and suit...glad you are recording all of this for her. She will laugh one day!

Andrea said...

I love it when kids "write" letters or when parents copy what they say. It is soooo funny! My favorite part: bananas, bananas, bananas. So cute! I wish we lived by you so that our girls could play!

Nick & Nicole said...

What a funny girl! I love the spaceship thing, that was the only thing that she would talk to me about while we were visiting.

Jenni said...

I had to catch up on your blog and your last post is so sad, but really you shouldn't feel bad about it because at least you were playing with your kids. That is what it important and you are a fun hands on Mom. Everyone should be more like you. If you don't put yourself out there and engage yourself in life nothing will happen to you good or bad. I bet there are more goods then bads. Anyway, you are probably over it and you don't need my pep talk but I gave it to you anyway.
By the way, I love Laine's letter. It is really cute. I just love how little kids minds work.

Lindsay said...

Natalie, I love you. I love your stories, I love your cute kids (aven though they don't know me) and I love that you are such a "free-spirited" person. I am going to be more like you. I wish we could hang out again...Maybe someday we will. Until then, I will keep loving you and your blog.

Mike & Nicole said...

She is beautiful!

JLR said...

What a little sweetheart you have! I love Laine's letter to her grandma, sweet perfection!

Kate Gildea said...

Oh Laine and her spaceship. When her and I were bunkmates that would always make me laugh. Every morning, "Where's my spacesuit?" She sure is funny and I think Gabe has probably forgoten already. He went down slides with me after the incident at Cornbelly's. He will be fine.

Allison & Noah Riley said...

So cute :). Bananas.

The Wells Family said...

She is such a doll! Aren't kids so hilarious? I have never heard of a girl liking space ships. That is too funny! Maybe she will get to go to the moon.

Hansen's said...

She is such a cutie! I love how Gabe is eating in the background...classic!

JLR said...

Hey, I was just wondering where you get your cool background papers for your blog at? I think I want to snaz my blog up a bit.

Emilee said...

Wow that was quite an experience. Glad you all got through it okay. Your kids are really cute and I love the letter.

Since you asked a few questions on my blog I'll just answer them for you here..I meet my husband at work, next monday we will have been married for 7 years. McKenna is 7 months old and so fun to be with. I don't work full time anymore, I mostly spend time with her and in the afternoons I nanny 4 other children.

So what does your husband do that you guys travel so much? The places you've been sound so exciting.

 
Blog Design By: Sherbet Blossom Designs