Natali is almost 4. Four.
It seems the older she gets, the less we update this blog. I'd (Darren) like to really stop that trend. This is a journal that is recording her life. I know I would love to read a journal chronicling my life.
Natali had her first official sleepover last night. Our friends Jason and Jackie volunteered to keep Natali so Kelli and I could go to a wedding. Natali has met them several times. I'd venture to say she's met them almost monthly since she was born.
They have a daughter who is almost exactly one year younger than Natali. They get along great.
Every now and then Natali can have separation anxiety. She get's really upset. We were worried...but she did fine. Almost to well as she just waved and said "Good bye Mommy and Daddy."
We picked her up the next morning and reports were she did very well. She had a little crying fit in the middle of the night. Understandable being in a new place.
Beyond that she's growing up faster than I would like. She is having a late spat of the "terrible twos". When she doesn't get her way she starts crying and screams. We haven't given in. The countdown from 5 method normally works. If not she goes into time out which works every time. We know we have it easy and are thankful for it.