Friday, February 24, 2006

Sunny Days

Mom and I were cruising around State Street today as it was a beautiful Santa Barbara winter day. It was so sunny she bought me a new hat. Isn't it cute?


Monday, February 20, 2006

Love is in the Air...

Will you be my valentine?


Thank you grandmama for my cute valentine's day dress. Well, okay, it's really my cute 1st Christmas dress, but it still fits. Who knows, it may be my first Easter dress too! Stay tuned.

And of course, I couldn't post today with out a big: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!! My fabulous mother has just turned 29 again (see mom, I got your back). Here's to a year full of health, happiness and adventure mom, you deserve it.

And here we have some mommy/daugher lovin' going on. I'll do anything to make her smile and laugh. MAKES my day. You can't see it here, but man, that girl has eyelashes to die for. She has no idea how lucky she is. But that's okay. She will soon enough. Way too soon for me I'm sure.


Note the headband Natalie is wearing. That came from the cute red bear grandmama gave Natalie for Valentine's day. I should have taken a close up as when we put in on Natalie, it was like BAM, here's insta 80s baby. Remember Olivia Newton John in Xanadu? Or think John McEnroe on the court back in the day. Yeah, you know the look.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Bath Time

Dean gives Natalie most of her baths and it's about the cutest thing I've ever seen. I don't know who has more fun, Natalie learning how to splash or Dean watching her enjoying herself. Makes me fall in love with him all over again.

One of the great things about having a baby is all the cute baby clothes. Below is one of my favorites, the hooded bathrobe.


Really anything hooded is pretty cute on a baby. Comes with the territory. Now anything hooded on me? That's another entry entirely. Let's just say if you notice me wearing more hoods/hats/sunglasses lately, it's to hide the fact that I have very little time to put on makeup these days. But I'm working on it. I got a pedicure the other day... my first in months and it was HEAVEN. Nothing like a little pampering to perk a gal up. Now my toes are all cute and red just in time for Valentines day. And I love that. Perhaps a little too much. I keep looking at my toes and smiling.

I really need to get out more.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Brought to you by Pedialyte.

Grape Pedialyte to be specific. Natalie has been very sick this past week. Let's just say what goes in, must go out. After a week of this and her starting to get dehydrated, we've had to take some drastic measures. Apple Pedialyte was rejected. Cherry? Rejected. Then we tried the lemon lime powder. Rejected. The already digested formula. Rejected. (which I can't blame her, talk about a horrendous smell) Then she started to reject her regular formula, so I went to the store in search of something else. Behold the Grape Pedialyte.


So we are now giving her a few ounces of this by the eyedropper every hour or so. I wouldn't say she likes it, but she'll tolerate it. And for that, I thank am very thankful.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Hello World

The Natalie blog has finally arrived!

After intending to start this back in... ahem... MAY 2005, Natalie's blog has finally come to fruition. So, join us as we share Natalie's world with you. We promise lots of photos, vidoes and antecdotes about Dean and I stumbling our way through parenthood. Should be interesting to say the least. Weekly posts at a minimum will be forthcoming. And hey, you never know when YOU might get a mention. I know, you're shaking with excitement.

Wondering about the name of this blog, Dean & the Dixon Chicks? When Natalie was born, our friends had a pool for her birthday date. As it turned out, Uncle Pete was the winner and several new family names we're created (including NatalieGate since the $$ was kept in the family.) Our friend Don came up with the Dixon Chicks and we loved it! Hence, the name. Oh yeah, and we added Dean since he proclaims "I am not a chick". Guess we gotta give him that.

Here's the latest photos of our fashionable gal, sporting the coolest baby Puma's ever. Thanks Auntie Melissa!!

Oh, and please feel free to post some comments anytime...