It is amazing how kids come with their personality. Today i got a full taste of the huge difference in my kids personalities, when i took them both for their well check's at the doctors.

When we park and are getting out of the car Halle is already crying and telling me she doesn't want to go. I have been prepping her for a couple days letting her know we are going and even got a Dora book from the library about going to the doctor. Obviously Miller has no idea what is coming and is happy as a clam.

We get inside and Miller smiles at the ladies behind the counter who check us in, Halle is clutching my leg.

When we get called back, the nurse asks Halle to hop on the scale. Yeah right, she bursts into screams and tears, flailing her body because she doesn't want to stand on the scale? So i end up holding her while on the scale then setting her down and getting on the scale again to figure out the difference.

When I put Miller on the little weighing table, he is sitting up so proud of himself smiling.

Next we go back to our room and they want to get Halle's height, again she starts screaming and crying because they want her to just stand next to the wall so they can mark where she is?

Next we lay Miller down on the table to measure his height and he just laid their, more still then i have ever seen him.

The doc decides to look at Miller first since Halle is being, well difficult. Miller lets the doc do his thing and is smiling at him. Then it's Halle's turn. Oh boy, she looses it again and i am holding her, trying to hold her down so he can look in her ears and mouth and everything. I feel like such a failure as a mom that i can't calm her down and let him do his thing. He was so nice and told me it was normal for 3 year old's to act like that and he doesn't take it personally.

Lastly we have to get Miller's blood work done and Halle needed 2 shots. Miller got a prick in his finger while I held him on my lap. i sat and waited for a cry, a whimper, anything, but nothing came, the nurse said he was smiling at her.

When we gave Halle her shots she SCREAMED but as soon as she got the band-aids she was fine. I was actually really proud of her reaction to the shots.

It was rough, but we got through it. They just have their own personalities, i knew that was going to be really hard for Halle. She is really shy and doesn't trust anyone, which can really come in handy when we are in public. And Miller is a super friendly pleasant boy who smiles all the time, seriously if he isn't smiling at me it is because he is pooing and has the poop face going.

I love them both the same and love being their mommy!


Happy Birthday Halle!

 Halle turned 3 years old! She wanted a Wizard of Oz party and it turned out so cute! we invited a couple of girls in the neighborhood and Lisa's kids. it was so fun, we played pin the heart on the Tin Man, decorated sugar cookies in the shape of a horse (a horse of a different color). then broke her piniata somewhere over the rainbow. :) She loved it! i am glad its over. Us moms put so much into these parties.

 Of course she got a baby, she loves babies!

 I think Halle and little Lizey (Eliza) look so much alike! They are cute little nursery buddies!
 Halle got so shy when they sang Happy Birthday to her.

Happy birthday my sweetest baby girl! i love you so much!



Last weekend we went to the cabin again. It was heaven, as always. Here are some pics.

 We went for a ride in my dads Jeep and it only took about 4 minutes and they were both O.U.T. :)



I love this time of year, and so much has been happening since September began.

First Russ and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. It was heaven. We stayed up at the Hotel Park City and ate dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
 Russ and I got dressed up and ate, a lot, it was really delicious! We also went shopping at the Outlets and Russ gave me/us a new camera, hence all the pictures in this post. :)

On Saturday we went boating with the Larkins. I LOVE boating and had such a good time. I learned how to do the wake surfing thing correctly, i actually let go of the rope and went for a while. We didn't get any pictures because we left the camera in the car. Halle did it again, but wasn't to thrilled because the water was so cold.

On Sunday Russ's family hosted a dinner and a Minute to Win it Challenge
I didn't get any pictures, but it was so fun! The only thing i was good at was the Defying Gravity one, where you try to keep 2 balloons off the ground for a minute. No one did it for a minute and we only used 2 balloons, but i had the best time. It was so fun and i am so sad we didn't take any pictures.

Yesterday, Labor Day, we went to my parents cabin and rode 4 wheelers, our bikes, roasted marshmallows and enjoyed the incredible weather and beauty up there. 

Today Halle had her first day of dance lessons. She did pretty well, she was really shy, but i think she will get better as she gets used to it.
Watching her do the steps was bringing a tear to my eye remembering when i was little taking dance classes. So cute!


First Day of Joy School

I am so excited to be doing a joy school for Halle with some of the ladies in my neighborhood. There will be 5 kids in the group, 2 boys and 3 girls. They had their first day today and Halle was so excited and did great!  I can't believe how old my little baby girl is getting!

(photo taken by Russ's Cell phone. She has her Dora's Backpack backpack on.) I love that girl!