Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Grimy to Gorgeous

Joe jokingly calls Halle "Grimy" or "Grimes" due to Halle's hair always looking straggly, unkempt, and touched up with bits and pieces of sticky food. She also usually has something gross on her outfit after a day of playing, and of course, leftovers on her face. It has turned into quite the joke, but I feel bad for Halle... we don't want her growing up thinking her names is "Grimes." To try to somewhat cure this, I took Halle for her first haircut yesterday. Mind you, not much can be done to a one year old's hair, who doesn't have all that much hair to begin with, but she did get some bangs cut and everything all around trimmed so it lays a little bit nicer. You would have thought the poor girl was getting seriously injured as her hair was getting cut... almost as if she could feel the pain of each strand getting snipped... Oh the screams down at the local Crazy Daisy (I mean down at the Clip and Curl... ha ha ha Jessie, Ali, Anni and Mom) were in full force. But the end product is cute... not much different, but Halle is no longer our little "Grimes!"

BEFORE


AFTER

*Side note: I know some of you mom's are wondering why I don't just put cute little bows, flowers, and headbands in Halle's hair..?! She pulls everything out of her hair approximately 5 minutes after I put it in, (or Damon pulls it out) and then there is a permanent kink in her hair for the remainder of the day... so my options here are pretty limited.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tonight we're going to PARTY LIKE IT"S 1999

I was tagged.... I rarely do tags, but thought this one would take me back for a minute at least!

High School Tag!
I was tagged by TARA
1. Did you date someone from your school? No, but I had many many many crushes at my school.
2. What kind of car did you drive? A 1986 Plymouth Reliant with multiple tones and shades of white and off white on the hood... I know I know... The guys were all over that.
3. Did you pass your drivers license test your first try?Yes
4. Were you a party animal?I loved being out and away from home and at any event possible, but wansn't the party animal who was out drinking or such...
5. Were you considered a flirt? I think I was considered pretty hyper.
6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? None of the above
7. Were you a nerd? Most likely! I actually don't really know what I was... I was friends with I felt like many different people... but also very nerdy back in the day.
8. Were you on any varsity teams? Nope
9. Did you ever get suspended/ expelled? No siree.
10. Can you still sing the fight song? Once again.... a big fat NO. Wouldn't even be able to tell you how it goes.
11. Who were your favorite teachers? I was scared to death of eventually having her as a teacher, but once I did, Ms. Southerlin was by far my fave... I also loved Mrs. Brechwald.
12. Where did you sit for lunch? Either the commons area, or wherever friends and I went for lunch.
13. What is your school's full name? Wasatch High
14. What is your school's mascot and colors? Wasp which obviously makes the colors black and yellow
15. Did you go to homecoming and with who? I don't even want to talk about it.
16. If you could go back and do it again would you? Heavens no
17. What do you remember most about graduation?Just the excitement of knowing I was moving on in life... and the thought of finally moving out.
18. Were did you go senior skip day? Lagoon
19. Were you in any clubs? FBLA, NHS, The Sharp Club ~ What can I say, I was smart.
20. Have you gained some weight since then? Um yeah! I was under 100 lbs in high school and have had 2 kids since then... what do you think?!
21. Who was your prom date? Junior Year - Cache Ferguson Senior Year - Eric Chatterly
22. Are you Planning on going to your 10 year reunion? Possibly... I was never too attached to my class
23. Did you have a job in high school? Multiple... Designs for all Seasons as the flower delivery girl.... a coveted job I know... Yodels being a server, Burgermeister before it was Yodels as a dishwasher, cook, and hostess, and a short while at The Pizza House.

I Tag... Anyone else from my high school.... That includes you, sisters!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

14 months and walking....

Halle is finally walking.... She and Damon both got it down about a week before turning 14 months.... weird how much the two of them have had in common. Anyways, here are some cute videos of Halle.

In this first video, Halle is just trying to get up, and keeps just falling over instead of actually taking steps... pretty cute and funny actually ~
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In this second video, Halle gets it down, and is wandering through the living room. She will walk through anything to get to what she wants... hence me calling her King Kong in the video. Way to go Halle... I am proud of you!

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Our New Arrival (Wink Wink)...

Joe just got himself a Kawasaki Prairie 700, and is loving it. Not to mention it is tough getting Halle and Damon off the darn thing!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Q: What's cuter than a kid in a costume....?

A: ..... Fuzzy Foot Pajamas!


*So cute and cuddly looking in fact, Joe and I would like to go find ourselves a pair somewhere!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween (could it have been any warmer?)...

Halloween was a fun night for this tiger and cow. They were out going from door to door around 5:30 at night after having nutricious and delicious dinner of corndogs and pudding! We just stayed here in Santaquin and walked around the blocks. It was the warmest, most mild weather I ever remember having at Halloween time. In fact, after we were done doing our trick-or-treating as a family, we just sat in our front yard the rest of the night handing out candy... We didn't have to wait in the warm cozy house for the doorbell to ring... no sir-ee. It was playing in the yard for us. Damon seemed to have more fun handing out the candy to the other little creatures, characters, and princesses rather than actually getting candy himself... Go Figure. Definitely doesn't take after me. I am addicted to candy, and would do anything to get some freebies. Halle couldn't care less about doing either the treating or passing of candy... she was content to crawl through the yard. Being dressed like a tiger was quite appropriate for the prowling she was doing on the front lawn. It was a great night and I can't wait to do this as a family for MANY years to come.

Halle the Tiger and Damon the Cow...


Trick or Treat...

For Halle, the leaves are better than the candy...

Trick-or-Treat....more please!!!