Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Bunny Girl!

Easter is such a exciting day for us where we get to celebrate our Savior & all he has done for us. Christmas is an important holiday but it really means nothing without Easter. The past week we got to reflect on all Christ endured for us on the cross & today we get to celebrate that HE IS RISEN!! Thank you Christ for finding us worthy & the grace you extend to us daily. Church services were awesome & it was a joy to see everyone there honoring all you have done. I am excited for you to have a better understanding of this in the years to come. For now you just look adorable in your Easter dress...

Daddy & Uncle Daniel took you on the bounce house slide & you seemed to enjoy it at first...
Not so much at the end...
You are shaping up to be a real animal lover. You want to pet anything that moves & would really enjoy if they would let you ride on their back. It was fun that at church they had a little petting zoo for the kids to enjoy.
You wanted to get in the cage so bad

Beach Bunny basket from Grandma & Grandpa

Cute little bunny

A friend of ours has a bunny costume so we got to dress you up & take you to sit on Easter bunnies lap. You were so happy it was not even like you were sitting on a characters are the best. You could not figure out your Easter dress you just kept playing with the frilly stuff on the front. Then you were super intrigued by your shoes since you very rarely wear them, I think you thought they were toys. You looked SO cute!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Beach Babe!

The amazing thing about where we live is that we can walk to the beach on days when it is beautiful outside, today was one of those days! You are becoming such a lover of the beach or at least of being outside. Your daddy can't wait until the day the two of you can play in the water & surf together. How much fun the two of you will have, you are going to be such a energetic girl.
So cool with your sunglasses
We decided since it was warm outside we would let you put your feet in for the first time. We figured that since you love the bath & don't seem to mind the sand that you would really enjoy putting your feet in the water. Well...

Waiting for the wave...
In shock...
No definitely not loving it like your bath
Loving the bubbles

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Ok so we are not the best at following the rules when it comes to your food... :) You are suppose to do orange veggies first (which we did) then green veggies (we just started) & then fruit. Well we kind of cheated on the fruit part. We gave you bananas & you love them. We let you try mango & you did not really like that. I was really disappointed because my 2 favorite things are avocados & mango & you don't really like! But you LOVE watermelon. It is such a perfect summer time snack & I'm so glad you like it...yum!

Friday, April 15, 2011


You love being outside! Where we live there is a little park right behind our house with a big grass lot. Whenever you seem like you are restless being in the house we take a little walk so you can enjoy the outdoors. You are so inquisitive & love all of the different flowers & trees there are to look at.

Picking a flower

Examining your flower
Love you not...LOVE YOU!!
Trying to figure out the grass
Love those baby blues!
It is so much fun to see you experience things for the first time. I feel like I am leaving to have a better appreciation of the smaller things in life. I think that I'm learning to notice things that have become so normal to me & have a renewed appreciation for God's amazing creations. Thank you Hallee for teaching me something as we teach you about this world.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

First Steps!

Ok so I really can't believe that you have started taking your first steps. Walking is your favorte thing to do these days. Anytime I am sitting on the ground playing with you, you just pull yourself up & want to stand. Honesly you have NO desire to crawl it is kind of funny. I really need you to slow down & stop growing up so fast.

I know this video is a little rough I was too busy talking to you to make sure that your entire body was in the video. BIG GIRL!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Food Party

Ok so a few friends & I had a baby food making party!! It was so much fun & on top of that it was SO easy. We made carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, peas, asparagus, apples & pears. We spent a total of $20 on all of the food & each walked away with about 6 weeks of food. How can you beat that!?!? That is less then $1.25 a week for fresh fruits & veggies. Think about it a baby food jar for one serving is about $1 unless you get it on sale...You should all try it.

Alissa Pealing Pears

Jenna chopping apples
Squash & apples baking
Sweet Potatoes boiling
Peas all done
Blending carrots
For great recipes & instructions visit here

Brushing Your Teeth

Now that you have your big girl teeth you get to brush them 2 times a day. At first you did not know what to think of the tooth brush but now you LOVE it. Every time I'm brushing my teeth you have to do yours too. It is really cute to watch you try to be like us. At first you would let me do it for you & then chew on it yourself for a little bit, now you won't even let me help you. Miss Independent!!

There were 3!
Family photo attempt...

Monday, April 4, 2011

5 Months Old

Big girl! During your 5 month you have changed so very much! I really feel like time is going by so fast. I'm not going to lie the night before you turned 6 months old I might have cried. You were going to be 1/2 a year old!! I have LOVE every second of you in my life, thank you for being such a happy baby. This month you have really become mobile. You love to scoot around on the floor especially if there is something exciting to crawl to. You love your paci or the new cell phone grandma got you. Grandma came out to watch you one day while mommy & daddy were at work & when I got home she said, "We had to make a trip to Walmart...she NEEDED a cell phone!" Love it! You really like to say baba, mama & dudu a lot. You do say baba a lot when you are hungry so I think you might be starting to know what that means. This is your famous "yoga" or "pilates" pose! Whenever you are crawling around you like to balance on one of your sides & just hang out there. We like to say you are working on your core strength. You are the funniest baby...I mean little girl ever! So we are big Dodger fans around here & daddy made sure to dress you in your Dodger blue on opening day. You both look so cute together. I can't wait to take you to your very first Dodger game this season. GO BLUE!! You are such a determined little girl when you see something you want nothing stops you. You have really learned to love the remote control, your glow worm, keys, cell phones & anything that you can chew on. Speaking of chewing on things you got your first...or should I say 2 teeth this month. Your two bottom front teeth came in on March 23rd. You still have not quite figured out what they are you like to run your tongue across them so you look like a little lizard. I just love your little smile, really it is a BIG smile. I'm not sure why you smile with such an open mouth but I just adore it! You just love to smile & laugh at everyone it is so sweet. You really enjoy sitting up & reaching for any toys around you. You are such a busy body you have made changing your diaper a pain now, you refuse to stay still! I think it is funny because when you roll over & your little naked butt is sticking up it is cute. You also like to do everything yourself like put your own pacifier in, feed yourself your baba & anything else we will let you do. You are truly going to be an independent little girl. You are also one tough cookie it takes a lot for you to cry. I was nervous since we have hard wood floor & tile in our house that when you started to crawl there would be many tears. I was wrong you will bonk your head & not even cry, lets hope that stays true when you start walking....which I think will be too soon! This month we celebrated grandpas 50th Birthday it was so much fun to have all of the family together to celebrate him. He is not one to like much attention except he really enjoys having everyone together. He especially enjoys seeing his "little girl" that he loves to spoil. Happy Birthday Grandpa you are so special to us. Ok so this month we go to start you on food so you really think you can eat anything. Any time we are eating you feel that you are entitled to have some too...even though you have only had cereal & carrots. So one day you were watching me put a lemon in my iced tea & kept reaching for it so I decided I would let you try some. As much as it might look like you did not enjoy it you kept wanting more. Your faces were priceless!

You are such a joy in our little family. Thank you for being my favorite little girl! Know that your daddy & I pray for you all the time. I have been praying for the women you will grow up to be, your future walk with our Savior, your husband (even though you can't date until you are 25!), that you would know you are beautiful & that you will ALWAYS know how much we love you. Love you so much Miss Hallee Jane.



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy 1/2 B-Day!!

Sweets! So for your 1/2 Birthday we decided to head to the beach after church. You have been down by the beach many times but you have not really been in the sand yet so it was exciting. The sand did not really seem to phase you at all. I even put you in a tutu to take some pictures so you were just in a diaper & all you did was stick your hands in there and throw it around. I have to say that going to the beach is not quite as simple as before. We had to remember an umbrella, blanket for you to crawl on, change of clothes & constantly make sure you were out of the sun. Even though it was a little more work it was SO much fun! Im really really glad that summer if finally here & that we are blessed to live where we do so we can have many more beach trips.
6 month old baby girl!

Scoping out the sand... Your first time on the swings, you seemed to enjoy them

Oh how life has change for our group of friends...EXCITING!

How do you not love that face! I just adore this outfit! I actually bought it when I found out we were

having a baby before I knew it was going to be a little girl. Always SO happy!