Sunday, January 22, 2012

Halle Got a Haircut

Well the Boo-girl's hair was getting too long. We looked at some pictures of little blonde haired girls and she decided she wanted her hair short. I agreed, so we did it!

Isn't she cute!?

A "before" picture just for good measure.

She's kind of scrunched up here, it's really about shoulder length. I think we could have gone even shorter, what do you think?

Thursday, January 5, 2012


We took the girls rollerskating for the very first time yesterday. The idea of putting on skates and dancing to fun music was way exciting to them.

Mike also rented skates (while I wussed out) so he took the girls out on the floor one at a time. Skating was a challenge for both of them, and sadly, unsuccessful. They couldn't stay standing for more than a few seconds on the wood floor. Fortunately, I think they thought falling was fun! They practiced on the carpeted areas and observed all the other skaters for awhile.

Kaia is a little less daring than Halle, so she spent most of the night on the sidelines lookin pretty.

After awhile, we decided to rent this walker-like thing. Kaia gave it a try, but decided she was happier just watching. Halle, however, went all the way around the ring several times. She still fell a lot, but did much better and really enjoyed herself.

Overall, we had a good time, and we'd totally do it again sometime. Next time I promise I'll rent skates too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bits n Pieces

Just some random pics from this fall...

All four girls playing the piano. Isn't Addi just too cute!?

Our church had a fall family fest at a farm. The girls enjoyed riding the horses. Halle wanted to ride the big one...doesn't she look so little on that giant horse?

A girl and her blankie.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Rapunzel and Cinderella ready to go Trick or Treating

"Halle, let's take a picture looking at our this"

On Saturday we went to a benefit for a friend's mom. We wore our best for the occasion.

Tyler and the girls...what a lucky guy!

I love this picture. I am determined to get another one just like this when they're all grown up.

It's funny that all I said was "make a scary face" and they all do the same thing.

The kids danced for three hours straight, stopping only for drinks of water and cookies.

Don't panic people, it's fake. Looks real though, doesn't it? Last guy on earth you would catch with a cigarette in his mouth.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Halle!

Hey hey, Halle is 3 today! She was so "epcited"!

Just as we called the girls down for cupcakes and "Happy Birthday", Halle bumped her forehead on the closet door. If you look closely, you can see a few remaining tears and a giant bruise forming. So she wasn't at her best in this picture.

That's more like the Halle we know and love! Food cures all.


By request, chocolate cupcakes with purple frosting and Rapunzel on them.

One of Halle's gifts from Mom and Dad was this water table. (Don't tell Halle, but I got it for $20 off of Craigslist.) It was a hit with all the kids! I think it'll bring hours and hours of fun.

Too busy concentrating to smile for the camera.

There was an abundance of Rapunzel and princess gifts at Halle's birthday. One was this Rapunzel doll from Alex and Addi. Anyone else see a resemblance?

A Fish Called Kaia

Kaia's been taking swim lessons and LOVES it. Watch the video below.

She was so excited about going off the diving board, she was talking about it all week, before she even had a chance to try it. Then, finally, the teacher suggested it on Thursday. She said, "Who wants to go first?" Kaia immediately jumped up "I do! I do!" She marched right up there and jumped off. This video was actually her second jump, she wasn't hesitating out of fear, she just wanted to make sure the teacher was close enough to catch her.

What a fish! She has been all smiles every time she's in the water. She's been so brave, floating, putting her face in the water, and swimming all the way across the pool (with a floatie of course). I think there will be A LOT more swimming in our future.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Big Girl Bed!

Miss Halle got a big girl bed this weekend. (Thank you to Auntie Judy and Uncle Si!) She loves it of course. She's been so excited to go to sleep - we'll see how long that lasts! She still looks so tiny in it though. She even has to use a step stool to climb in it's so high. She's growing up too fast!

Kind of a neat side note...her bed used to be my cousin's. It actually matches the furniture I used to have as a kid. I think that's kind of cool.