Thursday, December 25, 2008

Makenna Rayne Guillot

Introducing the newest addition to the family:
Natalie's new cousin. Cameron and I are officially aunt and uncle now. I guess it was our time since we made Eric (my brother) an uncle first! But isn't she just beautiful. I will elaborate more when we get back home to Baton Rouge and I have time.

*The Ainsworth Family*


Merry Christmas*

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Time

This weekend Mimi and Poppa came to Baton Rouge to shop and see Natalie. Friday we went to the Santastic at the Mall of Louisiana. Natalie was very excited...until we got in line and she claimed that she was "just a little scared", but she did fine when she got in Santa's lap and told him everything she wants for Christmas.
She looked adorable in her Christmas tutu! Between Jami and I, someone should have pictures up soon.

Natalie's Christmas List:

  • Dora Bike
  • Little Einstein Ballerina (June)
  • A Baby that does not cry

I found it hilarious that she wanted a baby doll that DOES NOT CRY! When Cari had her baby for school Natalie would say that she did not want to hear it cry so I guess she wanted to make sure she did not receive a baby like that! Cute huh!

We also went to Build-A-Bear and Natalie created a Panda Bear. She fell in love with her bear before it even 'came to life' or 'got stuffed'. She is so loving and nurturing to her baby dolls/stuffed animals. And it is the cutest thing ever.

Overall we had a great weekend and we are looking forward to our "First Christmas as a Family"..you know what we mean! We will have our Christmas very early, on Monday--the 22nd. Since Natalie came along, we have always had Christmas with Cameron's family the 23rd, his extended family the 24th, and Christmas with my family the 25th, then to my extended family sometime after.

I promise to post pictures of our little bitty Christmas tree :]

Merry Christmas!

The Ainsworths*

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

*New Look*

It is time for a an update and I wish I had pictures to post but I don't at the time.
I am working on converting this site of "Natalie's Tigerland" into a "Ainsworth Family" blog. I just don't know how I want to do it. I got this layout from a free site just because it matched a collage I made of the 3 of us. I like it but I don't know if I am completely happy with it.
I wish there was a cute, catchy name I could come up with for our blog like "The Glenn Gang" ...but nothing really goes with Ainsworth :[
Anywho...Cameron's input was this: "Once Upon A Family.....An Ainsworth Tale", I think that is really cute but I just haven't decided...any opinions, thoughts, & so on would be appreciated!
Last night we switched Natalie's room and the office so she can have a bigger room. She loves it! When I told her she was getting a new room her first response was: "Is it going to be Diego??" Sadly, I said no it will still be Dora, and that she would just have a bigger room. And she replied, "But..I don't want it to be Dora.." She's a character! But she will have to stick with the Dora theme for now and I know she will be happy with leaving it that way. I will post pictures when we get everything in place!
That's all for now!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Daddy's Girl-

It is snowing today down here in Baton Rouge. It does make me sad that Natalie is not here for us to make a wee little snowman, or atleast attempt to make something. I do miss her very much. If you are wondering why...Natalie went to stay with Nana & Mimi this week so Cameron and I could focus on finals. It has been hard being without her but I know that we would not have been able to study with her here.
Every other school is closed today with the exception of LSU, go figure. But the good thing is that today is mine and Cameron's last final and then we are done with the fall semester. I can't believe that I am a semester into college and before I know it I will be done with my first year. Am I making anyone feel old yet??
Anywho, I am just rambling and now here is the real reason for this post:
[Isn't this quote perfect!]
I just love this image of these two. This was right after Natalie got her ears pierced. You can tell that Cameron is a proud daddy and Natalie is proud of her new earrings. I don't know what I would do without these two...they truly keep me going. :]

I have been thinking about either converting this site into a family blog or creating a new one for the family and then keeping this for Natalie stuff. I just don't know if I could keep up with two blogs since I can barely keep up with this one. Any suggestions?

*Natalie's Mommy

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

NATALIE GETS HER EARS PIERCED!

video

Natalie has been asking to have her ears pierced for a few weeks now and I was not sure she really wanted them. She would tell Cameron "Daddy, mommy won't let me have earrings!". I never told her she couldn't so I'm not sure where she got this from. My mom has been asking Emma if she wanted her ears pierced for a few years and she has been scared but when we told her that Natalie wanted her ears pierced I guess she decided that if Natalie was ready she should be ready too. So on Saturday, November 29th Natalie and Emma got their ears pierced. This is the video of Natalie getting her ears pierced. I will post the pictures later. I must say that we are very proud of her for not crying! This was a big step for our little girl. She's growing up so fast. I know I am very behind but I had to skip ahead for this post. :]

*Natalie's Mommy

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

just a little update..

Beautiful girl :]
I have a lot of catching up to do but I thought this would be enjoyable for now. More coming soon, I promise!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

[Balloon Race Weekend]

I finally found the time to put together an update. It has been a while and I apologize. These collages are from Balloon Race weekend when me and Nat went home. I knew this would be something she would enjoy and as you can tell..she did!

Natalie at Balloon Races friday night on the Natchez side. She loves rides and she wasn't scared at all..just like her mommy!
Natalie & Emma got their pictures draw by "Red Bug"...thats what the man called himself and he was quite a character. I was surprised Natalie sat as long as she did. Emma did not care for him too much because she can't take a joke and he picked on her a lot! You can tell she was pouting in the second image.

We also had a family reunion on Saturday but I my mom took pictures with her camera since my battery died. I only have one picture of Natalie on my camera and she is eating a cupcake..I will post that later. Overall, this was a fun weekend and Natalie really enjoyed it!

*Natalie's Mommy



Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Here is a fun picture I fixed up for now. I will have her BOO at the ZOO and LSU BOOzar photos up sometime this weekend I hope. Enjoy this for now!
*Natalie's Mommy

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Who did your nails!?

Since we have moved down to Baton Rouge I have been searching for an inexpensive place to get my nails done and of course somebody I can trust to do a good job. Little did I know...she lives with me! Thats right, she is convenient and she does the job for free (somewhat)! What more could any lady ask for??

Natalie doing mommy's nails! She takes her job very seriously!
but she can always take a moment to pose for daddy

Showing off her skills.

She's a silly little girl! As you can tell, her nails are painted...her rule is she will paint yours if you will return the favor! Not too bad, huh!

Compliments of Miss Natalie Allyse Ainsworth:

I must admit that she did a rather good job for a three year old. Yeah, the polish is on my fingers.. but I do that myself when I paint my nails!
This was such a fun experience for Natalie...I knew she would love painting my nails so I just had to let her give it a shot. Yes, I sported this fancy nail job for a week! Better book your appointments quick! :)
Tomorrow will be a special day for our family. This will be our first time to celebrate fall together in Baton Rouge. We are suprising Natalie with a trip to BOO at the ZOO. I think she is going to have a blast! We are also going to take her to the BOOzar at LSU on Wednesday...I have never heard of this before but is a yearly tradition at LSU that I hope we will be able to participate in each year. I think we will surprise Natalie with that event also because she is all for SURPRISES! Mimi, don't worry, she will be getting good use out of her "Abbey Caddaby Fairy Costume" as she calls it. Hopefully I can have pictures up tomorrow night from our trip to BOO at the ZOO. Stay tuned & enjoy the update!

*Natalie's Mommy

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dryer Obsession?

Everytime I go to do laundry....Natalie insists on going. I find it hilarious that she loves to go with me. And the reason why is...she loves to clean the lint out of the dryers! She takes this so seriously. She has to go to every bottom dryer, pull out the lint catcher, emty it, put it back in the dryer, and slam the door shut. She won't leave without making sure each dryer is clean. I'm sure the other residents are thankful for this, right?!
Here she goes!
Dusting off her hands, it is such hard work!
Returning the lint catcher thingy...
Cleaning it out, she does a great job!
She has to make sure EVERY piece of lint is off.
I just love that she does this. While I am putting the clothes in the washers this is what keeps Natalie occupied. At first I wasnt sure I should let her do this but..why not! The sign says to clean them before and after but nobody ever does (so annoying) so Natalie makes sure it gets done. I cant help but watch her do this every time, this is her "job" and she gets so serious about it. She's gonna make a good wife! :]
Hope you enjoyed this story!
*Natalie's Mommy





little mommy*

Natalie just loves Sally. Isn't it sweet?
I will post more pictures later.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Photo Fun-

So I got bored one night and found a neat photo editor & decided to play around with some of my photos. Just thought I should share them!


I have plenty to post sometime this week..not sure when I will be able to get around to it!

Natalie's Mommy*

Monday, October 6, 2008

More School Work for Natalie*

I think this "homework" was the most fun for us!
The instructions were to have a lunch with friends/animals or something like that, I can't exactly remember them correctly. So we went into Natalie's room and picked out the animals she wanted at her tea party/lunch...this is when I realized she doesnt actually have stuffed animals...I remember having several growing up! So we picked out her Mike the Tiger, her LSU cheerleader Bear, and a wooden Monkey cutout. Then I asked her what she wanted each animal to eat. We then drew the food, cut them out, and put them on plates for her to "feed" her animals lunch...well dinner in our case.
She is feeding the monkey fruit..she made a banana, apple, and orange for the fruit. She is feeding Mike the Tiger cheetos!
Now she is feeding the Bear grass, she made him grass and coconuts to eat.
Posing with her homework project.

She had so much fun doing this! It was funny to hear her decision on which food to make for her animals. But I thought she made good choices!
The homework sheet she had to turn in...
Overall Natalie and I enjoyed this. It was a good project and she enjoyed sharing it with her class.
I have a great post coming up that happened last night...stay tuned!
Natalie's Mommy*

Thursday, October 2, 2008

School Days*

HOMEWORK!
Yes, Natalie does have homework at the age of 3! I think it is more for the parents to make sure they stay involved which I think is wonderful because we do have fun with it! Here is one of Natalie's first homework assignments.
Down the stairs and off to school
Not the best photo but just a full shot, she loves to take a bowl of cereal to eat in the car-
Showing off her homework with a silly face! But she was so proud!
Another day before school, she's beautiful
Full length, I chopped off her feet on accident! :(
Playing on the LSU playground with one of her friends, they have fun together!
Thats all for now, I have so many more to share so stay tuned!

*Natalie's Mommy*




Just Random..

This post is just for a few random pictures!
I love this picture of Nat, such a true smile!
This should have went with the previous post but I forgot to put it there, oh well!
You can tell she was having a blast.

Cameron was cleaning Natalie's room one day and when I got home he showed me this. He said that is is our family! Cute huh!

So that was just a quick, random post!

Nat's Mommy*

Mommy's Helper

It has been a while. I have skipped a few pictures so I decided that I needed to come back and add them. They are kinda random but that's okay! So here it is!


Natalie helping mommy with the laundry!She insisted on doing it herself! Imagine that!








Our deal is that she will help me with laundry and then I will take her to the playground, since she took up her end of the deal I had to take up my end!




She is all about sliding on her belly!





Friday, September 19, 2008

OUR LITTLE TIGER'S FIRST LSU GAME!!*

Natalie's First LSU Game: LSU vs. North Texas- 9/13/08
I have to admit I was quite worried about taking her to the game, the original plan was for Cameron to go to the game and Natalie and I would come back home. Well when Natalie realized she was not going to the game with daddy...she was not happy about the plan. She insisted that she go to the game so I decided to give it a shot. I honestly thought this was going to be a rough experience but I thankfully I was very wrong.
She's a beautiful little tiger :)
She was out before we got to the game...So now I'm really thinking this is a bad idea. She is either in a great mood, a really bad mood, or a clingy mood when she wakes up...I was expecting the worst. Of course, she woke up in a great mood because she was overwhelmed with excitement about the big evening ahead!This was such a special time for Cameron as daddy. I'm not sure you can tell since I but this photo in black and white but it brought tears to his eyes! He just loved that Natalie would join in with every cheer and chant. She's a natural cheerleader I must say!
The Golden Band from Tigerland
This is when I really regretted not bringing the camera Mimi gave me to use for capturing Nat's new experiences but I just knew it would be a hassle carrying the camera and Natalie. This is during one of the cheers. You can barely see Natalie doing just as her daddy is doing.
I knew she would enjoy a night in Tiger Stadium but I had no idea that she could be so enthused about this moment at such a young age.
Our First LSU game together!
She enjoyed getting on our shoulders during the game but we had to switch it up several times, she is quite the load!
While she was on our shoulders she would swirl our hair around, which did get annoying but it was cute at the same time. This was the best picture I could get of them, she just wanted to be silly!
" The Highlight of her evening!"
Natalie was extremely excited about Mike during the game, she would watch his every move and always point him out. So when daddy told her he would get Mike to take a picture with her she was so giddy! However....Mike jumped out of his break room and scared her to death, I wish I could have captured that moment and the terror in her eyes just so I could compare that with the look of happiness in this photo. After daddy told Natalie, "It's okay, he's nice." Natalie said "OKAY!", and she was ready for the photo! I love it!

The second highlight of Natalie's night is taking a piture with a LSU cheerleader! I wish I could have gotten a group of them, maybe next time! She is truly all smiles for this picture!
Aren't they cute??!


This is definately one of Natalie's new and exciting experiences in her new Tigerland. I'm so thankful that Mike and the LSU Cheerleader could make her night extra special. I know this will be an evening she will never forget. Most of all, I'm so thankful that we as a family could experience this together and share the excitement with her. I love this little girl with all my heart and soul.

Thats all for today. I skipped several things to get this posted because it was a great time for her! I hope you enjoy the post, don't forget to comment! More to come soon.

Natalie's Mommy*