Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hallie's Explorations

Here are a few of the places I've found Hallie recently. My favorite is the corner cabinet. She was really stuck in there!

Christmas Tree Decorating

I did not get any pictures of Thanksgiving, as I hosted my parents, Matt's parents, Katy and Jesse, Mary, and the Peless' here for dinner. The kids and I made a hand turkey for each person to designate their place at the table. The feast, as Carson likes to call it, was good! On Friday I did early morning shopping with my friend Rhonda and then we headed to Anchorage to share a two room hotel suite with Grandma and Grandpa Howard. Matt went to the Shootout and I took the kids swimming at the hotel pool. Staying at a hotel with a baby is difficult! When we got home on Sunday, we put up the tree.

Hallie's Predicament

Daddy's Girl


More than the other two did, Hallie really has a thing for her daddy. She runs to him when he gets home and cries when he leaves. This is very sweet to see and a real ego booster for Dad!
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Pumpkin Carving

Matt enjoyed playing the photographer during this sequence. I left out a lot of really stupid pictures. I guess we didn't get a picture of the finished product, but he turned out good!

Our Visitor

In case you can't tell by the photo this is an enormous (the picture doesn't do it justice) brown bear on our deck licking our grill. Matt and I had a special up close encounter with one of God's special animal creations this fall. I think what drew him in was Matt's deep fryer full of grease sitting on that ledge in the photo. I guess that was a bad idea to leave that there. I just hate having food fried in the house, it really stinks! Well, we won't be doing any deep frying any time soon. That fryer was totaled. I was literally nose to nose with this bear, with our bedroom window between us.
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Although Carson used to be Daddy's helper, he has been reluctant as of late. Montana, on the other hand, still likes to go to work with Dad. Matt was disappointed, though, when she said she needed pink Carhartts.
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