Friday, November 9, 2007

Our Big Back Yard

So we finally got our lawn planted and it's awesome! And we were able to buy an awesome playset from our friend who sadly moved to Texas. We surprised the kids by setting it up over Labor Day weekend while Hallie and I were visiting Katy in Juneau and the other two were staying with grandparents. It has been a lot of fun. I can't wait until next summer.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tana Turns Three

Do you see Mom smiling in all the pictures? I found the secret to a happy, stress-free 3 year old's birthday. Get the cake from Safeway and have the party at the park! Thank you, Jaime, for suggesting something that should have been so obvious! Now why didn't I think to have Carson and Hallie in the summer? (This party took place at the end of August.) It was quite windy and we could not get the candles lit. I had to ask Tana to pretend she was blowing out her candles after the song. She did it without thinking twice! (Matt and I looked at each other and said that would never fly with Carson. :)

Birthday Party Meltdown

Montana had to give the boys a turn on her favorite, the tire swing. Doesn't Carson look triumphant?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hallie Walking

Hallie Walking

Click on the pic to see the video of Hallie walking! You'll have to click on it again in the album.

Hallie Slide Show

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Hallie recently.

Big Girl Hallie

Naughty Hallie! I was flabbergasted when I caught her standing on the windowsill. Her bravery continues to amaze us, although, after a few tumbles down the stairs, she is wary of coming down on her own even though she has figured out how to do it. If she is upstairs playing, or has climbed halfway up the stairs and realized no one is there to keep her company, she will shriek and squeal until I notice her in her apparent distress and come accompany her back down. The problem here is that she doesn't usually make it all the way down before she decides to go the other direction again.
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