Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do You Know Why I Pulled You Over Today, Ma'am?

Also, Halle can now write the letter H... should she be able to do that? Am I raising a Stewie Griffin? Do I need to watch my back?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Babies Making Faces

I've just discovered this adorable blog, brought to us by the prolific Cheezburger bloggers that gave us FAIL Blog, Engrish, and Lolcats. It's called Babies Making Faces! It's adorable, but something is missing... hmm, I wonder what it is?

Oh, I know what they need! Halle.

Here are my submissions to Babies Making Faces. Perhaps Halle's cute little mug will be on the front page of a Cheezburger network blog soon...

This was another random funny photo from our house that I found:


I don't even remember taking this one (with my laptop). I would guess Halle was 8 to 10 months old?

Friday, April 23, 2010


Halle peed in the potty for the first time yesterday. 

I would've told you by shouting it on the rooftops, but that kind of thing is frowned upon even on Twitter.

Well Overdue.

Yes, I do realize it's been, ehm, several weeks since Easter. Better late than never! 

Somehow, I managed to screw up Easter Eggs. Can you tell what I did wrong?

Brown eggs. Yup. 

So cozy!

Okay, that's all for now!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sweet Everythings

As I started to order pizza online just a couple of minutes ago, Halle said, "Daddy?"

As she usually does, to which I respond, "Daddy's working right now."

She usually accepts this and repeats, "Daddy a working."

Except that this time she said, "I loooooove Daddy!"

Talk about the warm fuzzies.

So I said, "I love him, too, Halle."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring 2010 Part 2

Somehow over the last couple of weeks, I've managed to record around 30 minutes of cute Halle footage. This video is condensed to 10 minutes and it's the best I could do! Sorry!

The first couple of minutes are Halle with Aunt Deedee at Mia & Gaddy's house.

Then you get to Halle's "Ethan" moment! Ethan's video and his laughter are the stuff that kept me somewhat sane when I was pregnant. I'm loving every minute of that breathless, defeating laughter now!

Toward the end is Halle with Aunt Robin, Uncle Baden, and Papa & Nana at Gabby & Puppy's house.

Is she a born entertainer or what?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Shy Smile Sequence

Before I get to the good stuff, let me tell you about something cute Halle's doing now. She's saying "idea! idea! follow me! idea!" as she runs in a direction I probably was trying to avoid by saying "hey, here's an idea..."

She's getting ideas! 

My dad sent photos from a recent trip my parents made with Halle to a local park. This is undeniably the best part. She starts to realize that Puppy, my dad, is taking her picture. Like a real GIRL, she smiles modestly and quickly runs away.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring 2010 Part 1

Almost four minutes long, but worth every second!

The first few scenes are of Halle and Cole, being sweet to each other. I didn't get it on video, but at one point when Cole was in the rocking chair (one of her favorite spots) Halle sang "Rock-a-bye Baby" to her. It was adorable, despite the looks of panic that Cole shot at me.

After that are scenes from Brad's Aunt Claudia's visit. As always, Halle was shy at first but Claudia made a big impression! After we came back home, she kept saying, "Claudie!"

You might not like the bit of Halle in the car, being blown down by the wind... But I think it's pretty funny anyhow. Sorry, Halle.

Toward the end, we're on my parents' porch blowing bubbles with an awesome bubble wand! I couldn't resist including the deep pink Carolina sunset. The scene was perfect for it, especially the gurgly frogs singing in the background.

P.S. Yes, that was the first time Halle had ever said "tennis"!

Part 2 to come soon: Aunt Deedee's visit, hanging out with Aunt Robin & Uncle Baden, and a lot more random Halle cutesy-quirkiness to come! That's what you're here for, right?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Excuse Me, I Must Collapse Somewhere Near...

So here's the deal. I'm exhausted right now and I'm up at snore o'clock working. I've got so many sweet things to post here, very soon. Mostly videos. I'm the type of Mom that can't hit the "stop" button on the video camera, you know how I am. Anyhow, since I don't currently have the time to edit & condense this massive chunk of the last two weeks in Halle footage, here are some adorable things that will make any parents heart swell.

First of all:

Alison, by Jack Radcliffe. Don't even think about missing this series of photos. It'll only take 2 minutes of your day, but you won't soon forget it. It makes me wonder about all of the cumulative footage I'll have of Halle by the time she's married and settled down.

And now, onto the laughs:

First, if you're a fan of cute kids, and if you're here I assume you ARE, you simply must watch this. Like now. (Unless we're Facebook friends, in which you've probably already seen it) It's an incarnation of Amelie, talking about suicidal hippos that are allergic to magic. 

And, in the world of other cute kids that aren't mine:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My 2 Year Old Can Play the Harmonica.

Just sayin'.

It took a while for Halle to understand that breath, not her voice, would create the unique sound of a harmonica. I tapped into her uneasiness regarding bugs and "hairbunnies" (they're of the same genus in our house). I've taught her that you can blow on a bug like a spider, and if it's a smart one, it knows it needs to move its butt, whereas a hairbunny is inanimate. "Bug" and "hairbunny" both connote a need to "blow".

So I told her to think about bugs. And hairbunnies. Now BLOW!

And she made music! That unmistakable, down-by-the-river, lazily melodic and light-as-taffy harmonica note. If you think that's too poetic for ,a single note played by a toddler on a plastic instrument, watch this video for her expression. It's pure poetry.