March 23, 2011

Catch Up


Hello old friends!  I have gotten several polite (and not-so-polite!) inquiries about the blog as of late so here we are.  The screen on our laptop went out a few weeks ago so it was nearly impossible to see anything.  We were really lamenting the possibility of having to purchase a new one but thankfully it was still under warranty!  (We did not mention that HJ had been practicing her tap dancing skills on the computer.)  They sent a technician to our house on Monday and now we are back in business. 

On to the important stuff…Halley.  Our little munchkin is not little anymore!  Yesterday she turned 17 months old.  From now on, I should probably just refer to her in halves & years…Randy doesn’t like doing the math.   Unfortunately with this ‘birthday’ came double ear infections.  (She weighed in at 22 lbs 8oz last week and, for the first time, I can actually say she is getting heavy.)  She is still a mostly happy baby but man, there are moments when I ask her to bring her old self back.  On top of that she has 2 teeth on top and 2 molars on the bottom coming in.  It’s just been a little rough.  But as my friend Carrie has recently re-named Halley to Miss L.M.—low maintenance!--- I have to remember what a joy she is…even when a little under the weather.  The flip side of having a sick baby is that she’s cuddlier than usual which I love. 

And now pictures…


     First bubble bath…Can you tell she’s a little confused?


Our happy girl



Playing with our little buddy Eli—Can you tell she’s holding his hand?  So cute. 

     (And, NO, HJ is not preparing herself to be a big sister)  


       Lorrie (Eli’s mom) made us some home made guacamole while she was in town visiting.  You can’t tell by her expression but Halley dove right in and loved it!  (Sorry about the formatting—it is not cooperating.)




We’ve been playing outside a lot lately now that the warm weather is here.  HJ has also just learned to say “ball” (“Bah”—no Ls) so they are a favorite toy!  She also said Eee-Cooh (Chico) for the first time yesterday. 


I know the picture quality isn’t great but I love that she’s laughing & holding her hand over her mouth.


GEDC4420 On a side note, holy consignment sales!  Apparently all the Methodist churches host mega sales in the spring & fall each year so Lorrie and I hit ‘em up while she was in town.  You can’t really tell from the picture but some of these dresses were brand new (with tag) from The Children’s Place!  My most expensive item was $6.  Lorrie & I have a new tradition…Can’t wait til September!    


Our big girl

Halley has started staying in church nursery/daycare the whole day on Tuesdays and Thursdays so of course she needed a lunchbox.  The handle is perfect & HJ loves to carry it around.  She is a true bag lady at heart. 


This girl loves some Post-It notes and an organizer!  It’s all she plays with at the office.


Miss Blue Eyes

Ok, that’s all I’ve got!  It’s Wednesday which means we have a long night of church activities ahead of us.  I just put HJ down for a nap and she’s laying in there having an animated conversation with herself.  Sweet sounds.