Sunday, October 30, 2011

3 Jack-O-Lanterns in 1

Natalie's class went to a pumpkin farm last week and she got to pick out a pumpkin.  She picked out a small one, just the right size for her to carry home on the bus.

On Friday night, rather than carving the little pumpkin, she drew 3 different faces on the pumpkin, then topped it with cotton balls.

Here are her 3 Jack-O-Lanterns in 1:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Little Tails

This is a drawing that Natalie did this evening.  She said they are "Little Tails" and they live in the grass.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Kitty

Natalie drew this cat in her class a couple of weeks ago.  We have it posted on our fridge.

It's not a very scary cat is it?

In fact, it looks like a very sweet cat!!

HAPPY Halloween!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Natalie

I have not posted for nearly a month.  Most of it came down to sitting there staring at the screen thinking I didn't really have much to share.  A lot of my reflections are done internally, so I guess I either have to feel like sharing, or find something worthy enough to write about.

The other day Natalie asked me to take a picture of one of our dogs Kahlua.  She wanted me to print out a photo of him and so that she could take it to her friend at school.  This picture is by far one of the most wonderful photos I think I have of Natalie.  I have a lot of wonderful photos of her, but this one for some reason really shows what a sweet girl she truly is.

Seeing her face so happy with Kahlua, and so excited to have a picture taken of herself with him, makes me so happy.  It got me thinking about how my life has progressed since a key event when I was 21.

As you recall, my first post to my blog outlined my accident I had when I was 21 years old.  It changed my outlook on life and daily events.  Sometimes it is hard to focus on positive things....things that sparkle.  So I've realized that all I have to do is look at this picture of Natalie and realize this:  existing the one thing that is most important.  Feeling connected to the organic things in life - love, earth, nature, family.  If you keep your focus on those things, then positive, happy things are bound to happen.