Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I took Haylie to Fantastic Sam's to get her first haircut not given by me. She didn't want to lean back to get her hair washed, but she didn't start crying until they took her back to the chair.

I had to bribe her with ice cream to stop crying. Amazing how she turned it off at the thought of a treat!

Here is the end result. I can't believe how much older she looks with it!! She still thought we should put some ponytails in this morning. I am excited because I don't have to do to much to it to make it look cute.

Pumpkin Patch

Last Monday we went to Linder Farms for Family Home Evening. We had never been before so we weren't sure what to expect. We ended up having a great time but we used all our tokens before we got to the petting zoo and stuff. We had fun anyway, but forgot our camera so these pictures were taken with Dave's phone. Haylie stayed on the top of the inflatable slide for about 10 minutes until some kid grabbed her around the waist and finally pulled her down. She has become such a chicken about slides!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Funny Kids

It is so great to be a mom to a hilarious almost 3 year old. She makes me laugh almost everyday with the funny things she says and the conclusions she makes about the world from her limited experience. On Thursday, I had Zander sitting up on the floor. He can pretty much sit there by himself but is still a little wobbly. So I was helping Haylie do a puzzle while he was sitting there playing with a toy and the he fell backwards and bonked his head on the floor. I picked him up and was comforting him. Haylie said, "It's okay mom, it will still work. His head will still work." It doesn't sound as funny when I tell it but it cracked me up! We are just glad that Zander is sitting up since he still thinks rolling over is overrated.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Summer of Fun

Dave suggested I post some of the fun things we got to do this past summer. His job at URS gives him every other Friday off so we got to do some fun things especially since he doesn't have to be on call anymore like he was when he worked at HP.

In June we went to Utah for my family's reunion. We spent one of the days at Lagoon, and the other at my mom and dad's house doing all kinds of things including a pirate treasure hunt. I realize that there are not any pictures of Zander during these events. He was in fact there but he was too busy eating, sleeping and pooping at this point of his life to ride the rides at Lagoon or be bothered with a treasure hunt!

Haylie flying her airplane. She kept pushing her little controller back and forth, making her plane go up and down about twice as fast as anyone else on the ride.
Haylie and I on the Dragon roller coaster. We are in the very back.
Uncle J.D. as the pirate for the Treasure Hunt at Grandma's house.
Pirate Haylie!!
Haylie modeling the pirate booty...fancy dress up shoes! Too bad her Fred Flintstone feet don't even begin to fit in those skinny little things!