Christmas Eve Traditions

Russ and I are very lucky with our families Christmas traditions. My family has more Christmas eve traditions and Russ's does more on Christmas day. So we don't have to be running around trying to get a little of both in.
Halle opening her baby doll from Grammy and Grandpa! Russ couldn't get that thing open fast enough, Halle really needs to learn some patience! I wonder where she gets that from?

Christmas PJ tradition. My Mom always got us new jammie's for Christmas and we would always want to wear them before Christmas, but she would never let us. They all look so cute, even though we couldn't get the babies to hold still.I love Christmastime! I think it is so magical, and it is just getting more fun and excited with my little Hals. She liked Christmas because she got her new baby dolls. We spent the night at my parents and opened presents in the morning.

I was lucky to get this shot of Halle, she was walking that baby in her new stroller all over the place, she wouldn't stop for a picture! She is such a good mommy!
Daddy making Halle laugh!

This was pretty funny, Lani and I got "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" (harry potter stuff, yeah we are nerds!) and . . .Russ and Kevin got "The Dark Night" on DVD. They were making fun of us in this picture if you can't tell.I used a different camera at Russ's parents house, and I don't know where my cord is, so I will be posting those later.

P.S. Halle is doing better and we are just hanging in there until she gets all the way better.



"Dehydration happens when HALLE's body is losing liquid."

So, we spent last night at Primary Children's Hospital, helping our little Halle control her fever and help her dehydration.
It all started on Christmas day, Halle got a little fever. Her little fever kept getting worse and worse as the day went on. Oh and she had had diarrhea for the past few days. Anyway as her fever got worse she wouldn't eat anything and hardly had anything to drink. So we treated the fever and the next morning she felt better and was playing with her new Christmas toys. We got in the car that afternoon to go to a lunch with friends. (it was so good to see all of you who were there!)

When I got back, Halle's fever had come back with a vengeance and she was totally lethargic. We decided to go a clinic that night. We went and saw a doctor at the foothill clinic. He told us she wasn't in danger yet, but that if she didn't get fluids in her she would probably get to that point. He sent us to primary children's. We headed up there and didn't have to wait a minute. They weighed her, took her temperature, which was 104, gave her some Motrin to reduce her fever, and took her to her room. When we got there 3 nurses a doctor and a resident were all in there helping our little baby. I knew everything was ok, but I didn't want to be there when they put in her IV. So i left to go to the bathroom. when i came back they had tried on one of her hands and hadn't gotten it in. So they tried on the other hand. I was there holding her legs. They sat there trying to get it forever and couldn't. My poor baby felt crappy enough and they didn't get her IV in until the third try!

After all of that (4 hours later) Halle started feeling better and and her fever went down. They found some bacteria in her urine sample so they gave us a prescription for an antibiotic. Told us to give her A LOT of liquids and keep her fever down with Motrin and Tylenol.

It was a rough night but we got through it! Halle was such a good girl and I just want my little baby girl back! She woke up this morning wanting a bottle, which is good, but her fever is back so we will be treating it and just hoping she gets over this fast!

She loved watching Elmo on Russ's iPhone. Yay for youtube and yay for iphones!


Future BFF's

Halle and her cousin Laina are 5 months apart. They are learning how to play together and Lisa and I are saying "oh cute" pretty much the whole time. They are so cute together, until someone wants something the other one has. I love looking at pictures of them together and know that someday they will be such close friends.
I LOVE this picture. Halle is pretty good at posing and smiling for me! To bad there is a huge camera flash in the background.

Just like her Daddy, closing her eyes.
This was at Kai and Naya's preschool Christmas presentation. They loved the music.


Holiday Sweater Party . . . HILARIOUS!!!

I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! It was so good to see all of you guys and missed everyone that couldn't make it.

I think I belong in the 80's! My hair is just normal but it totally works. Russ has the Cousin Eddie getup from "Christmas Vacation" so good!
I think Mary looks like a Mom in her sweet vest, and I love Ryan's entire look, classic! And if you click on the image and look closely, there is a picture of me from 8th grade inside the snow globe! I'm pretty hot!
The awesome host's, and their scandalous "mater'de" man thong! so funny!
Chelsea, Adam and Jessica. They all brought the best gifts for sure!
Jessica and her soft porn shoot. Love her face.
Cute Mike and Laura. I think Laura had the BEST ugly Christmas sweater for sure! Mikes Jacket was pretty sweet as well!
But, Lauren and Mike took the cake i honestly couldn't look at Lauren without busting up laughing! The mom jeans, bangs, lipstick, vest . . . it was all too much! And all I can say about Mike is that I was glad Halle wasn't there!Thanks Lindsey and Jon for hosting and thanks everyone else for all of the great laughs!


A Mother's Intuition

Halle's favorite food is spaghetti. It is my go-to meal when I can't think of anything to make. Oh man am I glad I decided to take off her clothes before this meal!Say CHEESE!!!


Parka's and Party's

This Saturday Russ woke up and got to work cleaning out the garage in preparation for the forthcoming snow storm. Halle woke up and wanted to be involved in all the snowy glory. So I got her all bundled up and we headed outside. She loved being outside with her Daddy and in her cute snow gear. I love her little face in these pictures.

That night we had a party with some friends. It was a blast, awesome food and games and hilarious white elephant gifts.
Life size Beyounce'

The coveted "pimp stein"

My awesome gift, yes I think my gift was awesome, I even ended up with them, adult size footed pajamas! So amazing! The best part was when Matt put them on and stuck his hands in the pockets and pulled out a snotty Kleenex, tears of laughter were flowing around the room!

And last of all Russ' gift, lemon jello and a baby ruth never looked so gross!


Win a Baby Sling!

If you want to win a baby sling here are the instructions straight from the modmum baby sling website. My favorite sling is the emma.

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For the big day we . . .

Halle and I took some delicious Mini's Cupcakes to Russ and then went to lunch with he and his co-workers. We went to Pat's BBQ. it was good, true southern BBQ, which was a lot of smoked meat. We accidentally gave Halle some really spicey beans. She was screaming and we couldn't figure out why until we tried them. It was so sad because we were trying to get her to eat something else so it would stop burning, but I think she didn't trust us. I finally just gave her one of my ribs. She loved it and thought she was such big girl!
(smiling for the camera)

Russ wanted to go to dinner with his parents and my parents. He picked Rubio's. He loves that place! Anyway it was a fun day and I love my Russell so much!


Happy Birthday!

I love you baby!

(i picked this picture because it shows how much fun we have together and how freaking hot my husband is all sweaty and dirty!)