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GREAT NEWS!!!!!!! About my ...


Uncle Don / Monday, May 31 2010 01:21 PM

So glad to hear that you can continue your wonderful work with the webpage. Enjoy the pics and update, even tho'' we don''t comment.

A friend of ours who ...


Mom and Dad / Tuesday, January 5 2010 02:12 PM

No more needs to be said..... God has chosen well.

Happy Down syndrome awareness month! ...


Another steal from Renee''s blog. :


Renee / Tuesday, May 12 2009 03:02 AM

Woooohooo!! I didn''t know you were blogging! I''m so excited!

Thanks to Ma-ma Free Natalie ...


MaMa / Tuesday, May 5 2009 04:35 PM

I''m so glad Natalie is loving the easel. Can''t wait to get some of her original art work. I''m sure Alyssa will love it one day , too. Love to all. MaMa

Quick update on the big girl.


I thought this was worth ...


MaMaFree / Tuesday, April 14 2009 01:30 PM

She was a precious gift the day she was born and is even more so now.Words can''t express the love she inspires. We love you all. MaMa

Jamie and Raileigh / Tuesday, April 7 2009 03:55 PM

Happy Birthday Natalie :) You have an excellent and smart Mommy who teaches us a few things :)

Tiff and Etta / Tuesday, April 7 2009 01:29 PM

This poem is one of the things that got me through those first days and weeks... I cried every time I read it, but in a sweet way I think. I think I liked that Holland didn''t seem so bad. I was able to read it now without a tear. I''m not sure what that means....

Dad / Tuesday, April 7 2009 01:19 PM

I''ve always been very proud of you, and happy you made the decision you did. She has changed our lives.

Mom & Dad / Monday, April 6 2009 11:55 PM

And we totally agree - our little granddaughter has changed us all and what a wonderful new world she has shown us.



God''s Measurement


YAYYYYY!!!! Cliff fixed my ...


I am a total slacker ...


Well we tried to outrun ...


Jamie and Raileigh / Monday, October 27 2008 05:52 PM

*lysols the webpage, just in case it''s contagious!* hope you guys feel better soon, i hate the stupid shots anyways!!!

**update at bottom**


becca / Friday, November 14 2008 03:15 PM

Wow! I saw the photo of her at the top of the page with her big-girl bed, and was wondering when you had started her there. That''s awesome. We''re thinking about doing that, too, in the next couple of months. We need to more securely safeguard her room and get a gate for her door first, though...

Helen / Monday, October 13 2008 06:21 PM

Yeah big girl! I''m so proud of you!

*****Warning***** This is a poo ...


Helen / Friday, September 26 2008 01:02 PM

HAHAHAHA! Welcome to my world! Connor once again pulled off his poo diaper and was throwing it in the playroom. The only reason why I new he was up to something was because I heard him cracking up. Luckily it was not that bad of a poo diaper, but there were little "rabbit" droppings on the carpet. Oh the joys of having a toddler!

Kristi / Friday, September 26 2008 12:41 PM

Hee hee... I think it''s even funnier to hear the written version! I am cracking up all over again!! And I LOVE Natalie''s shiny long hair! So pretty!

Jamie and Raileigh / Friday, September 26 2008 04:22 AM

hahahahahahahahahahaha you''re going to make me pee my pants! I love you girl! And besides screaming is refreshing! I love the new pics!

Gracie''s Rock


MaMa Free / Tuesday, September 2 2008 01:18 PM

I agree with Grandma & Grandpa; you are most precious & the very pretty one.

Grandma & Grandpa / Thursday, August 28 2008 01:15 PM

Yes, Natalie, you are the very pretty one.

Ok, I just can''t help ...


becca / Wednesday, August 20 2008 10:49 AM

I love that poem, too--made me cry when I first read it! Y''know, I never visit this blog because I''d had a few bad experiences trying to load it and gave up, but I tried again this morning with no problems, and see what I''ve missed! Your beautiful little Natalie is just a month older than Samantha, and quite the little cutie pie! I look forward to reading more (when the pages load quickly, hahaha!)! I''d love for you to visit us at thebatesmotel3.blogspot.com, if you get a chance. I''ll be back!

Ok, this is a vent ...


Kristi / Tuesday, August 12 2008 04:42 PM

I''m sure you already know about this link, but here is a very good website with full coverage of the whole Tropic Thunder debacle. http://www.patriciaebauer.com/ Sending my very biggest Momma Bear hugs to you. :-(

Jamie and Raileigh / Tuesday, August 12 2008 09:00 AM

I will pass this information along Lori. Thanks for sharing! Your daughter is precious and lucky to have you as a wonderful Mother! Maybe over the upcoming holidays, we can get together and let our little ones meet each other!

I had to steal another ...


Wow I hadn''t realized that ...


yeah...still here. No sign ...


Sharmaine / Wednesday, June 18 2008 01:22 AM

I am so excited to see your sweet little face Alyssa. I may never meet you in person, or perhaps I will someday, but I will always be your online auntie and care about you.

Renee posted another poem on ...


I just realized how long ...


Ma Ma / Saturday, May 24 2008 07:18 PM

Shades of Lucille! From the fake cough to a fake cry. Wonder what''s next?? She is so awesome!

becca / Friday, May 23 2008 10:31 AM

So cute! My Samantha is addicted to her mirror, and always experiments with different faces, sounds, etc., but I haven''t seen crying yet! Your daughter is gorgeous--mine turns two next week! becca www.thebatesmotel3.blogspot.com www.flickr.com/photos/bateminx

I saw this on a ...


Sharm / Friday, May 23 2008 01:53 PM

thats a very powerful poem. Natalie is so very blessed to have you as you are her. :)

Lynn / Wednesday, May 14 2008 11:35 PM

This is so very TRUE about so many children.. God Bless you all..

Judy / Tuesday, May 6 2008 09:25 PM

This hand me in tears. It''s perfect. Thank you for passing it on. Love to you all.

Thanks for all of the ...


So she turns two then ...


Aunt Laurie / Monday, April 21 2008 02:56 PM

Lori - Awwwwwww...I''m wiping away my tears as I read this sad story :). I love all of the pictures and I love showing all my friends (yes, I do have friends) at work my absolutely adorable Natalie. I hope your feeling well...I miss ya! Love, Aunt Laurie

Joyce / Sunday, April 20 2008 01:48 PM

Even GREAT grandmothers remember those days! It makes me tired just hearing about it. Love ya--Uncle Don and Joyce

becca / Saturday, April 19 2008 02:23 PM

Wow, she is sooooo cute! I know exactly what you mean about the naps. At this very moment my husband is trying to get Sammi to take her morning nap so we can get things done and so we can ensure that she won''t be cranky when I take her out this afternoon! She''ll be 2 in May, so I guess it''s an age thing! Those naps are sooooooo good for parents!

My "baby" is two today...TWO!!!! ...


Uncle Don/Joyce / Monday, April 14 2008 04:20 PM

Happy Birthday to a sweet birthday girl whose smile is so delightfully engaging. You are loved.

Meredith / Tuesday, April 8 2008 11:42 PM

Happy Birthday to Natalie! She looks so happy in all the new pictures.

Natalie had an eye appointment ...


Kylie, Eric & Ethan / Friday, March 14 2008 06:09 PM

Natalie''s so dang cute!!! She''s growing like a weed. I totally love the fake cough picture and you need to hurry up and post some more new pics!! I keep coming back to see more and nothing! :( Get on it slacker :) hahahah (like you don''t have enough to do huh)

Sorry I haven''t updated in ...


So Natalie has caught my ...


Kristi & Aiden / Monday, February 11 2008 04:08 AM

I LOVE the pigtails!! Sorry you guys are sick too. We got it last week and are just now getting over it. Miserable. Poor Aiden developed bronchitis. Hope we are all well for next weekend! Kiss the sick monkey for me!

Natalie is officially walking!!! ...


michelle / Tuesday, January 22 2008 02:08 AM

so very cool! I''ve heard similar stories -- wasn''t Melissa worrying about putting Caenna in the crib but Caleigh was still there? we are so proud of Natalie!!! come dance with Avi!

We had a wonderful X-mas ...


It''s official! We are ...


MaMa / Tuesday, November 6 2007 11:47 PM

We are SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!! Hope you are feeling well. Love you all.

Thank you to everyone who ...


A few new pics under ...


New pics under 17 months...


I saw this poem and ...


Kristi / Saturday, September 15 2007 03:22 AM

You are a fabulous Mommy...in fact, you were meant to be a Mommy.

Judy / Wednesday, September 12 2007 08:13 PM

Lori, You are a wonderful mother & wife. I love you & thank you being who you are. Judy

She took steps!!!! Holy ...


MaMa / Wednesday, August 22 2007 12:51 PM

Natalie, you are Awesome!!!MaMa is so proud of you & excited. I''m sure your Mom & Dad are,too.This has been a really exciting week! MaMa loves you & Mommie & Daddy too.Hugs & Kisses.MaMa

The buddy walk is upon ...




Gavin, Connor, and Helen / Sunday, July 22 2007 03:35 AM

Yeah Natalie! That is so AWESOME! We are so proud of you!

We are back from the ...


Uncle Don / Sunday, July 22 2007 06:47 PM

Way to go! Sun & Sand & Water & Natalie -- can''t be beat. Love hearing about it.
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