Happy Birthday Halle & Our Trip to Lake Powell

Halle turned 2 on the 25th! She is such a big girl! Unfortunately Russ and I were in Lake Powell, relaxing and soaking up the sun, well, I guess it wasn't too unfortunate. We went with Russ's co-workers and their wives and had a really good time. My Mom and Russ's Mom watched Halle while we went and each gave her something to make her big day special.

Here are a couple pics from our Lake Powell trip and also when we gave Halle her present from us.
I told her to stand by her present so i could get a picture, she just sat right on it. :)

So excited about her new bike.
Lake Powell . . . ahhhh, so beautiful!



Las Vegas

For our Anniversary and for our last time on vacation before having baby number two, we decided to go to Las Vegas and chill by the pool, eat good food, and just do nothing. It was great to have Russ all to myself and just have fun. We missed Halle a ton and can't thank my Mom, Russ's Mom and Aunt Annie for watching her while we were gone. Here are some pics from our adventure.

All of our pictures were taken by Russ, so sorry we are so close. This is us with the strip in the background. We walked a lot and my joints and hips from being pregnant were SOOO sore, but we had fun.

Instead of going to a show we both wanted to see this Titanic exhibit, it was really cool.

For our big dinner we decided to go to Bobby Flay's MESA Grill. It was so good and we really enjoyed our meals!
A little baby belly shot, sort of making fun of how full I was after eating here!
We stayed at the Mandalay Bay, because we heard their pool was awesome. We couldn't spend too much time there because it was so hot and Russ just burns if he is in the sun even with SPF 55 on. This is my hot, white hubby in the wave pool. He was so good at body surfing, I was jealous.



My camera's batteries died and i haven't replaced them in a while. So when i plugged it into the computer i was happy to see these fun pics from when we went boating with Russ's family, and to Wheeler Farm with Lisa and the kiddies.

Halle and Mimi. It was freezing that day, hence the sweatshirt.

So cute sittin' on her chair, she also had to have "grandma's baby" with her all the time.

Uncle Nick is always taking such good care of my Halle girl, the whole family does really!

Halle driving the boat.

Don't worry we were just parked in the driveway.

She is such a silly goose!

Here we are at Wheeler farm.


4 Years

Happy anniversary Russell my love!

You are my best friend, best daddy, best husband, best best best I love you!


Bye Bye Binky!

Halle has had a binky since her days in the hospital. Last night was her first night without it. I put her to bed with one and an hour later she woke up crying. When I got to her, she had ripped the top of her binky off. It was so cute, she said "fix it mommy." She had done the same thing with another one the day before. I did not have a replacement so she had to say goodbye to the binky.

I wasn't going to get rid of it but I figure she ruined it, she knew she ruined it and so we went for it. She only whined for about a half hour and went to sleep. Although, today during her nap time, she never went to sleep. I listened to her on the monitor and she just played for 2.5 hours. But i figure i can deal with her playing and not sleeping as long as i can get a few hours of work in. Tonight she didn't even cry . . . WHAT??? Yay, that was awesome. it has been going a lot better than i thought it would. But, i think the fact that she ruined it, instead of me telling her she couldn't have it, has really helped. She is such a good girl i am the luckiest mom ever!