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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Last of the Cabo Pictures

John and Heather

Joel and Anna

Yup, this was a real person. He was standing to still, Mike stood right next to him for at least a few minutes and didn't even notice he was there.

The cruise ship blocked our beautiful dinner view!

And then it was gone...much better!

Our anniversary dinner. We celebrated 8 years on the 14th. Just so happened to be during our trip.

The famous Arch.

Tropical fish swimming up next to the boat.

And only moments later, our camera was submerged in water and suffered death by drowning. No worries, we got a card reader and retrieved all the photos. And we used some money I earned doing day care for a friend to buy a new (and better) camera that is being shipped this week.