March 25, 2010

It’s a Halley Smorgasbord


Hello Halley fans!  Here are some recent pictures we’ve taken.  Halley is getting cuter each day and more fun.  This week Randy has been on spring break so we’ve had a lot of great family time together. 


My sister calls this contraption “Time Out”.  I put this blanket and the Boppy pillow all around her so she can’t roll off the couch while I’m in the kitchen.  She looks like she’s having fun, right? 

GEDC1719 HJ is starting to like her cereal and rice.  It’s quite the messy process though. 


Halley’s new ‘do courtesy of Randy


HJ in the family dress from her baby dedication


sweet sweet girl

GEDC1737 This picture isn’t exciting but aren’t we cute in our matching outfits???

(I didn’t really plan that just in case you were starting to doubt my coolness.)


I don’t even know what to say about this…it just makes me laugh.


GEDC1726 On Monday, Halley turned 5 months old.  Time is just flying by!  We love each day we get with her and are so blessed with such a sweet, funny, happy baby.  She weighed 11 lbs 10 oz today which still puts her in the 5th percentile for her age.  Maybe all the rice and cereal will help and she’ll surprise us at next month’s appointment! 

Tomorrow we’re going to the Denver Aquarium and Randy’s sister and niece come to visit! 

Have a great weekend!

March 18, 2010

Halley Eating Cereal


So we started feeding Miss HJ cereal this week to see if it would help her sleep better. 







What do you think?  Is it going to make it into her top ten list of favorite foods as a child???  Ha!

March 15, 2010

Boulder Half Marathon


On Saturday, we took a little road trip up to Boulder so Randy could run their half marathon.  He’s running the Colfax Marathon in May and this was one of his training races.  Randy’s goal was to finish in 2 1/2 hours and he finished in two hours six minutes!   He’s been training three days a week and it’s finally paying off.  It was a 30 degrees and rain-y in Boulder so Halley and I did not stand outside to cheer him on the whole race.  We managed to get there just as he was crossing the finish line!







March 10, 2010

More Pictures from Tucson


I found some more pictures that Kathryn didn’t have….


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March 7, 2010

Not-So-Sunny Tucson


So, in usual fashion, my sis is more current with her blog and has already published a post about our trip to Tucson.  Rather than re-post all those pictures, just go to her her blog and check them out. 

I will add my own commentary though.  HJ and I had a great trip.  While we were hoping for some nice warm weather, apparently we brought the cold with us.  It was 50 degrees and raining!  Yuck.  It was so fun to see my brothers Casey and Will.  It had been almost nine months since I had seen them so we were overdue for a visit.  Technically they are Halley’s uncles which they took great pride in.  The first  morning we were there Casey (who is quite the early riser) came in our room at 6:30 ready to play with Halley.  HJ takes after her mother though and wasn’t awake yet!  We also spent time with my brother David (one of the triplets) and he actually held Halley a few times. 

My two favorite (quick!) stories about Casey and Will…

Casey—In the summer of 2005, I was on vacation with the AZ Way gang in Tennessee.  We were riding along a windy road with a fast-rushing river beside with us.  Casey was about 4 years old then and was scared by our trip through the mountains.  After expressing his fear, he got silent for a few minutes.  Then he made an announcement… ”I was really scared so I prayed to God.  And now I feel better!”  How precious.

Will—A few years ago, Randy and I went to Lincoln for a Huskers football game to meet Kathryn, Tyler, Dad, and the gang.  Will was just learning the concept that Kathryn and I were his sisters.  The whole trip he made comments like “I want to ride with my sisters” “ Where are my sisters?”.   It was so sweet.  After we were leaving the game, I was walking about 10 feet ahead of Will.  All of a sudden I hear his voice behind me yelling “Hey sis!  Wait up!” and he ran to catch up with me.  That’s one memory I won’t forget. 

Anyway….check Kathryn’s blog for HJ pictures in Tucson.  We had a great time and it was so fun to see everyone.  My dad was particularly sweet to Halley which was really heart-warming.  We all had a tearful goodbye in the airport!  Can’t wait until Kathryn’s graduation to see everyone again.

Have a great week!