Oct 30, 2008

Basketball Babes

Same girls, different sport.

The ORIGINAL Baby Evan:

Eli in Action:

The sweetest little boy ever...Ethan.

Oct 27, 2008

Friday Visit

Our fun and fabulous friends, Luke and Betsy Brass came to visit on Friday night. With them came Betsy's sister Amy, her precious 18-month-old Allie and their GPS navigator, Tom Tom. To summarize the evening, Allie was precious and Hallie wouldn't share. But we still had a good time :)

LOVE Allie's face in this one:


Buddies :)

Watch closely near the end to see Allie go for Hallie's stroller while she's distracted:

Oct 24, 2008

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

This was my view on the way to work yesterday:

And my view Wednesday night :)

Oct 23, 2008

Sick, Sick Hallie

My poor baby is SICK! She has a terrible cold. I stayed home with her on Tuesday, and did the only thing a loving mother would do...I took video of her 80-year-old-smoker's voice. :)

Oct 20, 2008

Public Service Announcement


If you are ever using a public restroom with multiple stalls, and you see a chubby face peeking at you from under the wall...don't fear, it's just my crazy kid.

Pumpkin Patch with Nana

Nana Jo came visiting this weekend! We had a blast hanging out! Saturday we went to the Pumpkin Patch and went on a hayride, petted animals, held bunnies, got scared by a llama and got our face painted! Oh yeah...we picked out pumpkins too!

Oct 17, 2008

Vintage Friday

I'm starting a new segment on the blog...Vintage Fridays. Vintage Mommy, Vintage Daddy, Vintage Hallie, etc.

Today...Vintage Hallie circa October 2006.

Oct 16, 2008

Happy Birthday to Nana Jo!

Oct 15, 2008

A Day with Papapa!

No...not a typo. She really calls him Papapa. It's a very cute story. Anyway, the camera was with me at work, so there aren't many pictures of the day's events. I was told it was a very fun day, filled with singing to people on the phone and taking a super-long nap! We want more days with Papapa!!!!

Vintage Papapa and Hallie:

Oct 14, 2008

Sing Us a Song, Piano Man.

Please put your hands together for Miiiiisssssssssss Hallie Maaaaaaason!

Oct 13, 2008


Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Nell!!
Happy Birthday to you!

Aunt Sue:
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Aunt Sue!
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Jill!
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Kyle!
Happy Birthday to you!

**and now I have a hand cramp.

IC Parade Day!

We had a blast! Abbie, Gale and Anna were at the parade, so we got to hang out with them. Hallie loved watching the band...but didn't enjoy the man dressed up in a tiger costumer that touched her hand. She's still talking about how the tiger "squared" her.

After the parade, we came home to a lovely sight...the combine broke down. Specifically, the wheel fell off. Not good..

Oct 10, 2008

Happy Birthday to PAPA!!!

No, she wouldn't sing it over the phone this morning, but here's the next best thing!

Oct 9, 2008

The Many Faces of Hallie

When Morgan and Nathan were visiting, Hallie had a ball with Nathan's computer. He has a fun program where it will...well, just look. Eli got in on the action too!

Oct 8, 2008

Da-nu-nu-nu-NUUUUH, you say it's your BIRTHDAY!

It's my birthday too! (not really)

Last night we hosted the joint-birthday party for Mike and Barb. It was loud, chaotic and lots of fun. I made a cake...and Dave helped me ice it. It was wonderfully terrible. Not many pictures, but I can assure you we had a good time.
What a good helper.

Look how pretty!

Whoops! Forgot Dad!

Lucille's present to Barb. It says, "a grandmother's love is everlasting". GAG.