Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fun Fest Fun!

Hallie and I met up with some sweet friends at Waco Family Fun Fest. I had never been before, and I thought it was pretty neat. I learned about a few kid-friendly things in Waco that I hadn't known of. We also headed over to the Just Between Friends consignment sale. I had never been to that before, although I have always been curious about it. Honestly, I wasn't impressed. It seemed like things that were used (even as gently used as some of the items were, it's still *used*) were a lot over-priced. Now, tomorrow is the last day and everything with a red star (bigger items, I think) will all be 50% off. So maybe that's the time to go. Nonetheless, we snagged a few items and headed back to Fun Fest for Hallie
to jump in the bouncy house again. We also headed outside to see a pony, a calf, and some pretty cool vehicles. Afterward, we headed to Chick-fil-A with some other friends we met up with.

Overall, I think Hallie had a lot of fun.

Hallie's Sparkly Butterfly. :o)

Sweet Audrey got her face painted...she wasn't too sure of it at first. :o)

In the end, she thought she was adorable.  And she was right! :o)

Hallie petting the calf (there was a pony, too).  This is right before the calf got tired of his hay and started nibbling on Hallie's shirt.  She wasn't too sure about that!

Cowgirl Hallie!

Hallie *LOVED* climbing up the big John Deere tractor.  Wish I had gotten a picture showing how high she was!

In the fire truck.

Hallie had a blast!  Sweet girl with her Just Between Friends purchase. :o)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sweet texts.

Hallie wants so badly to text like Mommy and Daddy. On occasion, she sends texts to Jonathan and me from the other's phone. This is what I had his morning when I picked up my phone I check it during conference time. Super sweet from my super sweet girl!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Little Things that Go Bump...

After weeks and weeks of trying to let Hallie feel Baby Girl give a little bump, tonight was the night that Little Sister performed!  I wish I could have captured Hallie's face on video.  She was SO excited!  Thrilled!  She jumped up and down yelling, "I felt the baby!"  Baby Girl gave her big sister a BIG kick! :o)  It was priceless!

This was the face afterwards. :o)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

I love Easter.  The most important reason I love Easter is because it is the day my Savior rose from the grave!  I also enjoy the new dresses...the time with family...the Easter basket...and hiding eggs. :o)

We had a wonderful service at church this morning and then headed to Jonathan's parents' house.  We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and yummy banana pudding (delicious!).  Hallie got a really cool sticker puzzle that she worked on after lunch while Daddy hid her eggs.  Then Hallie had an egg hunt for one.

Watching Hallie run around, finding every egg herself made me long for what I had as a child...for Hallie (if that makes any sense).  I will never forget the days of heading to Mawmaw's house for Easter lunch. After lunch, all the aunts and uncles hide the Easter eggs for all 20+ cousins.  Those are cherished memories...and I wish so much that Hallie and her cousins could have the same thing...getting together at Mawmaw's house, waiting patiently while the eggs were hidden..and then running off all sides of the porch with our eyes on the prize (there was ALWAYS a prize egg).  Cherished memories.  :o)

But for's an Egg Hunt for One.  If we had time to travel to Alabama, it could be an Egg Hunt for Three with Abby and HG.  But if our Easters are spent in Waco, it'll be an Egg Hunt for One for quite some time.

Daddy & Hallie getting ready to dye the eggs...Hallie doesn't look too excited, but I promise she was. :o)

Easter Basket!

We don't make a huge deal about the Easter when Hal woke up, she didn't even ask about it.  She did want Katherine's brush (her AG doll).  So I sent her into the living room for it and she came back jumping that her basket was full! :o)

Ah...Chapstick...a girl can never have enough lip balm. :o)

The most exciting...the tiny egg with 50 cents in it. Haha!

She loves this and she and Daddy already wrote a story.  She chooses a sticker to put at the top (anywhere from one to three...there's a box for the stickers) of the page and then the child or a parent (or anyone, really) can write the story on the lines below the picture.  Hallie already wrote (with Daddy's help) a story about a porcupine building a tree house. :o)

Magnetic Melissa & Doug!

Easter 2012...with Mollie

Hallie with Gramps & RahRah

Hunting eggs...Hallie found her "H" egg!

Checking out the goods. :o)

Photos by Hallie:  we each had to hold an egg.

Then we all had to hold a tiny flower.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


We took Hallie to the suspension bridge today to take some "Birthday: Age 5/Spring/Easter" pictures.  It was in the 80s, so it wasn't too terribly hot.  We got some pretty cute shots of Hallie...and then some pretty silly shots of Hallie. I'll share both. :o)

Happy Spring!

I have to mention that when she sat Mollie in her lap, Hallie crossed Mollie's legs and turned her head toward the camera. :o)  That made me smile.  She is too cute!

And now...a few outtakes. :o)
Hallie's "Nonna Pose" (Nonna taught her this one--lol.)

Her Egyptian pose.

Taking a picture of her Bitty Baby, Mollie. :o)

And lots of squinting eyes.