Saturday, February 28, 2009

5 Months

WOW!!  On February 26 our Halle turned 5 months old!  She is something else...and I do mean that in a good way.  Somethings I love about her:
**Her little dimple when she smiles big.
**When she wakes up in the morning cooing away...this is much better than crying!
**She LOVES music!  
**She is very good baby...only cries when something is really wrong.
**Halle listens to me when I talk to her....even when it's silly!
**She loves the silly made-up songs I sing to her....
**Getting up at 7:30 on a Saturday isn't so bad with her around
**Seriously, she looks cute in ANYTHING!
**She lets me put bows and headbands in her hair!
**Halle is very determined and somewhat strong-willed.  She knows what she wants.
**I love when she snuggles up to my shoulder.
**Eskimo kisses with her are the best!

What is Halle doing lately?  Well, up until two days ago she was sleeping on her tummy and LOVING it!  I know she's not supposed to, but...this seemed to work best for her and she slept REALLY well.  We didn't want to mess up a good thing.  But....lately, she doesn't like to be on her tummy she wants to roll over as soon as we lay her down...did I mention she's strong willed?  We do think this is a good thing, this way she won't let others push her around...her Mommy is strong willed.  So, we know what we're up against, or...should I say Daddy knows??  She is eating cereal mixed with fruit, peaches or pears...she likes all things orange.  Strange??  She eats sweet potatoes & squash, but...let me tell you...peas were not a favorite.  The look on her face was priceless!  I tried them twice and got the same reaction.  We'll try again in a few months!!  She has been teething for at least two months, teeth...just lots of drooling and wanting to chomp on everything!!  So bibs are daily part of our outfit...check out these.  My friend Becky and her Mom make these!!  Aren't the cute?? We also wear a lot of these that my friend Amy has made and we have a diaper/wipes bag from her fun and handy!!  She is cooing and smiling up a storm, she rolls from her tummy to back and is so close to rolling from back to tummy!!  We're working on that.  We just started Halle in her Johnny Jumper last week and she just realized yesterday what happens when she really jumps!  It's so fun to see her do that!  Aaron and I gather around her like we've never seen a baby do that know us first time parents!  She is still a peanut, but...starting to fill out some.  Long and lean is what she is.  Halle loves her blankies (especially one from her foster family, thanks Mary Lynne & Robbie) and lovey's.  She cuddles right up to them for nap and night time.  She continues to amaze us everyday and we are so blessed to call her our daughter.  Thank you Jesus for this precious gift!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Audra Joy

My friend Stacy had her little girl on Sunday...what a beauty she is.  Go on over and check out little Audra Joy.  

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fun with the O's

So....I work three days a week...Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.  Let me tell you...on those nights I NEVER know what to cook for dinner..nor do I have the time.  So...I turned to my friend Jess...she has four little kiddos, Jake is almost 9, Savannah is 7 the twins, Honor & Justice are 6 months.  She's a busy lady and I commend her...not only does she stay home with her kids she also home-schools Jake & Savannah.  PLUS...she's always has such yummy meals!!  Halle and I went to visit and eat lunch with them on Wednesday.  We enjoyed hanging out with all of them, exchanged some good crock pot recipes and Jess let me look through this cookbook.  I am so buying it and this one too!! Halle had fun with the boys and Jake & Savannah gave her lots of love and attention!!  Just had to share this photo of Halle and her new best bud, Justice.  They were holding hands while lying together on the floor!  Seriously, this makes a Mommy's heart happy!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009


I know, I know...who entitles their blog post the way I have?  ME...that's who!!  Because...I'm sick and tired of him...his meddling, conniving, terrible, horrible ways.  I'm sick of the way he THINKS he can make everything that was good bad.  I'm tired of receiving e-mails and messages from my friends whose marriages are struggling.  Who does this?  I'll tell you who...the "S" man.  I hate that babies are dying and cancer still looms.  Our Jesus did not create cancer and he DOES not take our loved ones away....I just had to get that off my chest!  I hate that when I'm cruising along having a wonderful day anxiety strikes for no reason....that stupid Satan...he does that too!  We had an AMAZING time of prayer last night at small group!  We put Satan in his place....that's what you have to do, you know?  STOMP on him out and tell him he has no place in your marriage, your family or your LIFE!!  Focus on our Jesus who brings good and peace and understanding....Will you join me in doing a little Satan stomping???