Friday, May 21, 2010

Halle's First Year

So, Halle turned a year on Mother's Day, May 9th, this year. And I've decided I've got to get back into blogging, and what better way to do that than by highlighting some pics and things about our sweet baby girl?
Nicknames: Halle-Baby, Baby Girl, Bee-bee, & Punkin-Bunkin
Fav Food: Milk, bananas, graham crackers, Beech Nut yogurt nibbles, yogurt, shredded cheese, raisins, & peanut butter sandwiches.
Fav Toy: Fisher-Price cookie jar & Mom's box of o.b. tampons
Fav Words: "uh-oh" (She also says Da-da, Ma-ma, ba-ba (for bottle), na-na (for banana), and "woah-woah" (which is her response to "What does a doggie say?")
Fav Songs: Pat-a-cake, If You're Happy And You Know It, Popcorn Song, & Wheels on the Bus.
Highlights: Sat up at 5 months; crawled at 7 1/2 months; climbed the stairs at 9 months; walked at 10 1/2 months.
Hidden talent: Can open any screw-on cap; she has also been able to open a couple of child-proof caps! How's that for hand and finger skills!
Following are "some" pics of Halle's first year. (Beware: major picture overload! And instead of writing captions for each picture, I'm going to let the pictures do the talking!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spring Pics!

I had this wonderful gal take pictures of my kids...she's AWE-SOME. She really captured my kids' personalities. Here's the pictures she put up for a sneak peek. I cannot wait to see the rest!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Happy Days" and Father's Day

Wow! What a crazy week this last week has been...where to start?!? Um, let's see, the Halle babe is 6 weeks old as of last Saturday, which means my maternity leave is half over with...Aaaagh! She is so sweet, and as Cooper would say, "Halle sooooo cute, Mom, she sooooo cu-ute!" Kylie and Cooper love on her a lot. Cooper likes to ask if he can have "a hug of Halle," or "a kiss of Halle." He'll give her a kiss on her head, hug her, and pat her on the head. He's so good with her. I haven't had any jealousy issues with him, except for when it comes to "his" bouncy chair.After a week of crazy, pounding rain, we finally got some sunshine, yeah! Cooper woke up one morning, looked outside and said, "Is it happy outside today, Mom?" He has this thing about being happy. He likes to ask everybody if they are happy..."Are you happy, Mom? I'm happy! Are you happy, Mom?" And seriously, if I'm a little moody, which I am most mornings (thank you postpartum hormones), I can't stay that way for too long. I mean, how can you look at this sweet boy's face and NOT be happy?So, anyway, with sunshine, comes the kids' desire to spend almost their entire day outside playing. And with that comes accidents and "owies..."
Cooper likes to drop things down our window wells and I am constantly yelling at him to stay away from them. Well, he learned his lesson last week...he FELL, head first, down one of our window wells. I saw him go down and immediately went into panic mode. I jumped down the well without my shoes on and landed on the rocks. It really hurt, but I didn't have time to think about that. I picked him up, checked him for broken bones and cuts. Amazingly, he escaped with only bumps and scrapes on his head. He cried for awhile, while I held him and tried to figure out how I was going to get him and me out. Unfortunately, this window well was the only one of our wells that didn't have a ladder in it. I was able to get him out without any problems, but I had to use some serious arm and leg muscles to climb out. After I got out, I sat down with Cooper and we talked about why we don't play by the window wells. I think he knows now, but I'm wondering if we should just buy some window well covers. What do you think?On Saturday, I took the kids to Gardner Village to take some pics of them in some of their Daddy's shoes. I made a card for him with a picture of them in his shoes and this poem:
These shoes are too big for me as you can plainly see.
But even when I'm grown up, they will be big on me.
The reason is quite simple, I'm sure you will agree...
No one can fill these shoes like my Daddy!The kids played by the water and fed the ducks.Before we left, we bought Daddy some jalepeno fudge from Sweet Afton's candy shop.
For Father's Day, we gave Daddy his cards and candy and the keys to the Durango, so he could go see his Father's Day present...(Yeah, he had to put together his own Father's Day present. He said he didn't mind, though.)
For Father's Day dinner, I made BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, melon salad, potato/onion/mushroom foil packs cooked on the grill, and homemade Rocky Road ice cream! Yum! It was all so good! I think we took pretty good care of our Daddy, don'tcha think?