Friday, June 18, 2010

This little girl

Loving some watermelon

She cant walk but she is getting SO close!

She loves to get into all my cupboards... any anything she can!

She also LOVES the shower! "Dad, I want to get in!!"

Monday, May 31, 2010

Funny Face

So Halle makes the funniest face whenever i pull the camera out! Its like she's trying to smile, but it totally doesnt work. She just scrunches up her nose, and squints her eyes. Its makes me laugh so much every time! I wish i could post all the pictures with her making this face (i have like 30) it makes it more funny knowing she seriously does it every time i point the camera at her. Here she is making some funny faces and having fun while we were in AZ visiting my family.
We decided last minute to come out to San antonio- we just drove down this weekend so mike can be out here selling again this summer.

When we drove back to utah (from visiting Dannels in Cali and my fam in AZ) the last 3 hours were full of rain and .... SNOW! It was MAY 27th. we got home at about 1 in the morning and then this is what we woke up to. I also woke up to a message from my dad (who got a text with a snowy picture from my brother James) singing "I'm dreaming of a white summer"... and Mike wonders why i get so frustrated with utah's weather!?!

going under!

She seriously LOVED my parents pool. We were sad we had to leave! Its so nice having a pool in the backyard!

While we were in AZ my little cousin Brigham got baptized. I was thinking about not going, since they live out in Tucson, but i'm so glad i did! I always think that its just not that big of a deal when one of my cousins gets baptized, but HELLO, its one of the most important things they will do in their life! It was a sweet reminder to me of the covenants i have made with my heavenly father and also the blessings that are promised. And how wonderful it is that we are able to take the sacrament each week and renew those covenants! I am so grateful for all of my extended family who are all such good parents and examples to me, and good little cousins who are so sweet and righteous.
Halle also loves her baths! She just slips around and plays with the bubbles and her toys. OOOooooo i just LOVE this girl! She's taking a nap right now- oh she is just such a good girl.

Friday, May 21, 2010


My little brother Jaren is such a basketball stud! He is at the end of his Jr year at Mt View and playing club ball all summer. My dad made this video for college recruiters. Check it out!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

so much fun in california!

Last week we got to visit our friends the Dannels in LA. We had so much fun! We wish we could live close-by and hang out all the time-- someday soon hopefully! It was great catching up with some of our favorite friends, eating lots of yummy food, going to the beach, the beachhouse, balboa island, shopping and, of course Mike's favorite part, DISNEYLAND! :) Halle had so much fun with crew and hudson! She seriously loves other little kids! She is so anxious to walk- she pulls herself up on everything and is on the go CONSTANTLY- which is a handful but i love it! I love that she is so curious and always wants to be having fun.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hello again

Giving love to her new little cousin emma

Hanging out in the backyard

I think we'll use this for our next christmas card, what do you think?? :)

too cute!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Emma Kathleen Sweeney

My brother James and his wife Erin had their little baby girl last friday! Oooo she is SO perfect and precious! We went and visited them in the hospital a little so much just to see this sweet little brand new baby! Congratulations to them! We are so excited that we have a new cousin in our family!

Emma Kathleen Sweeney. Born Friday April 9th, 6 lbs 14 oz, 19 inches

Ok i wanted to just write about how much i love the book Eloise! If you have not read it, you must! :) I have always loved this book ever since i was a little girl. I would do sleepovers with my aunt Amy, who is only 6 years older than me, and i would make her read it to me pretty much every time i slept over. It just makes me laugh. Eloise is a little rambunctious girl who lives at the plaza. She loves causing trouble and she loves room service- "and charge it please, thank you very much!" I think every little girl should have a copy of it in their picture book collection.

Lastly, the last 2 weeks i have been getting the same little cracks on the side of my mouth in each corner! Ah! I put neosporin on them and chapstick constantly, but they both keep coming back! I have never had one last this long before! Maybe i should use it as an excuse to not eat so much! Oh it is just so frustrating! I'll think its gone and then i open my mouth to talk or eat and one or both sides just split open again! Owwwie!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Update- could she be any cuter?!

Mike is graduating in a couple of weeks and we are so excited to be done with school! Good luck with finals babe! (anyone seen the office episode where Michael and Jan have a dinner party and they call each other babe like every 5 seconds :)
Look at that face! Halles just smiles and smiles all day long! Oh it touches my heart! She is so adorable and sweet and happy! As you can tell we were in the middle of a feeding, and she decided to throw her head into my spoon full of food, instead of aiming it at her mouth like usual. And although it may not look like it, her hair is growing in, slowly but shirley.
Mike loves to tease Halle (that what dads are for right?). She's getting a little too big to put into her littl toy basket :)

We had a few balloons at our house from a baby shower for my sister-in-law, and of course Halle loved them. She would get all tangled in the ribbon and then not know what to do, and then they sank by the next morning and she just crawled all around playing with them.

Merry Christmas!! ...oh i mean Happy Easter! This is what our house looked like on easter morning! Good thing i didn't spend any money on an easter dress for our little princess. We spent the day at Mike's parents house watching conference. It was such a great weekend! My favorite talks were from Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder L. Tom Perry and Elder David A. Bednar. Look them up here. I am so grateful for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for living prophets!

I never really planned on making homemade baby food (mostly because i'm just too lazy) however, when our local grocery store had a sale on Halle's favorite- sweet potatoes- i decided i should. I made all this (over 30 oz) for $1! ONE DOLLAR! Yipee! Thats the same i spent in the past on 5 oz of gerber. Anyway, so i'm pretty excited about it and i am convince that its a good idea to do homemade- at least on some foods. I also made strawberry jam with my mother-in-law last week and it is so delicious i think i all will be gone in a couple of weeks!

Taking an awkward nap on mommy

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Family fun

My Family visted last week because they had Spring break. They always come up to ski and stay with us, which is always lots of fun! We miss being close! We had fun eating, going to movies, watching movies, eating more, going to thanksgiving point and playing games. We miss them already! At least they are only a 9 hour drive away- i dont think i'd be able to handle being much farther!

Halle loved uncle Jaren's XBox controllers and watching him play- she got in on the fun this time :)

Ah i love this picture- look at them looking at each other! SO cute

Halle has officially started crawling! She is just army crawling right now, but boy can this little girl move! We are definitely at the point where babyproofing is a must. She is so adorable and i LOVE watching her scoot around

Halle loves her uncles! This is Mike's brother Sean. He loves Halle and it is so cute to watch him with her. We love having Mike's family close so we get to see them regularly!

Loves with dad

Mike tied this scarf around Halle's head and i thought she looked so hilarious! We think she looks like something on star wars in this picture. :) In the picture below- what is she doing? i have no idea, but this picture cracks me up! She looks like i gangster with her left hand and her sagging eye- hahaha