Friday, August 31, 2012

I like bugs...not really

Halle's wonderful rendition of "I like bugs" from Yo Gabba Gabba, played on empty cotton candy containers.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mittens Fluff n Stuff

This is a little tight already so hopefully we can make it to Halloween. I'm sure she will change her mind by then.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Some Pictures



Me and my boo boos.


Do I have something in my teeth?


Soo beautiful!


She has really started dressing herself.

Hey, get that camera outta my face!


Dressing herself again. The prints match but they are for two different outfits.


For whatever reason, these stickers turned her into a tiger.


A cute tiger.

Pink tiger stripes?!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Have you seen Halle?

Check out my tattooms!

A Lalaloopsy tattoo (and a mermaid on the inside of her other arm)

"Close you eyes"

"Come find me"

"Where on earth could she be?"

"Here my am"

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mommy, Come here and look at us...

This is what I found...

I found them sitting like this.

Someone put clips in their hair, big bird's hair, baby big bird's hair, and her doll's hair.
So proud of herself.

Oh Big Bird, you look so bootiful.

This is just what you can see. She had them throughout her hair.

Simple yet elegant.

The pink bow really brings out her eyes.

She used two stools and a drum to aid in her quest.

You can see where her reach ended.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


My best friend's name is Ceal (Cecilia). We went to elementary-college together and are still friends to this day.

My 30th birthday was Monday and boy was it a hard one. Granted, Alex had made for a wonderful weekend (post on that later) but the actual day, I was a t-total mess. I cried and cried for no reason at all other than it was my 30th birthday. I knew that I just had to get through it and that the next day I would be fine. I felt silly and crazy and I felt like nobody could help. That is, until my best friend called me.

It's funny how some things just never change. I explained my feelings to her and she just listened and then told me it would get better. Not once did she make me feel crazy or bad and she even managed to make me laugh. It's funny how I always listen to her but not everyone else. She then told me that she wanted to come see me the next day. I told her she didn't have to drive 2.5 hours because I was being a cry baby, but she said that she was planning on it anyways and wanted to make sure I would be home. This turned my entire day around!

We ate at Muriales and talked for lots of hours. In 20+ years (OMG!) we have never run out of things to talk about. She got me a beautiful silver bracelet that had words like Best Friend, Sisters, etc on it. I think this is funny because she has 3 sisters, yet still has room for me. :) She had to leave for a work retreat but even when Alex got home, he told me that he could tell I was in a much better mood. It's funny how a visit with your friend can change your whole outlook on life ;).

And now a noninclusive list of  Fun Facts about my BFF:

She sat with my husband in first grade and he called her chloroseptic girl because she was always sick.

The first time she was at my house, she choked on a meatball.

In later years, she started her period there and another time her grandmother died. Needless to say, we spent more time at her house.

She did go on vacation with me to my aunt's house in South Carolina once and nobody died.

The first and only time I visited the Mystery Hole in Ansted, WV was with her and her older sisters.

She is the reason I (and many others) went to church and found Jesus.

She is the best Spades partner even when she burnt the turkey :).

She sleeps with the TV on too loud.

She was our high school homecoming queen.

In college, we sewed the crap out of our oats. We slept all day and and stayed up all night.

We use to skip our Physical Science class so we could eat at the chinese buffet in town. Her mom would call our dorm to make sure we were awake but we would just let it got to the answering machine. We use to lay in bed listening to Georgina say "I hope you girls are in class and not layin in bed listening to this..." Sorry Georgie!

We both love Halloween.

There are so very many things that I absolutely can't put on here :).

She is my confidante and voice of reason.

She was my maid of honor and I was hers.

Her mother, was and is, like a second mother to me. She still calls and sings Happy Birthday to me on my birthdays (which this year, sent me into sobs).

When Alex first got a job in Fairmont, her sister, Trina, let us live with her until we found a place.

A second generation has started. Her niece and my niece are best friends.

She and her husband, and me and Alex have been kicked out of a bar together.

We can talk about Real Housewives of (insert city) for hours.

She was in the delivery room with us when we had Halle. She was also there as Alex's voice of reason when I was out of commission.

On the phone, I can say "I gotta go" in the middle of her talking and she just says "okay" and hangs up. This is one of my favorite things about her!

When Halle makes her a necklace out of rigatoni noodles and she says that she will wear it somewhere, I believe her. :)

She never ceases to amaze me.

I love her.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Some of the funny stuff my kid says...

While watching Labyrith- "Where's the gwobins?" (goblins)

Singing Sesame Street's theme song- "Sunny days, Cynthia, clowns away"

Chicken noodle soup- "Chicken nugget soup"

"You want a punch in the nose?"

"Whatchu talkin bout?"

Watching The Little Mermaid- "Aww, I wish I had a tail...a purple tail!"

"Close you eyes, I has something for you!"

"Watch your nogget!" (noggin)

Watching Real Housewives of NJ- "They being mean, they get in twubble!" (trouble)

Cooking chili- "Your are stirring just like Tiana!" (from The Princess and the Frog)

After a shower, cleaning out her ears- "Dats just bath in there!"

"Here my am" (Here I am)

"What time is it?" "It's dirty cock!" (It's thirty clock)

Re: a Lalaloopsy- Halle: "Where's her mommy?" Me: "I dunno." Halle: "She's at Target!"

"Dat's her friend this" (They are friends)

Computer- "Picuter"

"Can I sweeze you?" (squeeze)

Pointing to her hip bone- "Look an ankle!"

Pointing to her knuckle- "Look another ankle!"

Re: her recently laundered stuffed bunny- "Yumm, smells like dishwasher!"

Eating a vanilla tootsie roll- "Yumm, tastes like white pudding!"

"There hims is"

"My legs are breakin"

"Dontagobackatoworka Daddy." (Don't go back to work, Daddy.) She tells Alex this every day. On the weekends when he tells her he won't, she says "Okay, we eat (insert breakfast food here) and watch cartoons!)

Re: little poops- "That's okay, it's just a nugget!"

Re: big poops- "It's like a beanstalk!"

"I want my kiss!" She tells Alex this every morning before he goes to work.

"Yumm, you smell pretty good!" She tells Alex this every morning and then makes him smell his own shirt.

Sitting in our living room- Me: "Alright, let's go home!" Halle (looking really confused): "Where are we?!"

"I miss you today!" She tells Alex this every time he comes home from work.

Friday, August 10, 2012

30th Birthday

Turning 30 is turning 30 :(

but my birthday party with my favorite people was AWESOME!


My fun party table.

My Little Pony cake.

Guess who got the ponies?

My wonderful hubby.

My so true card from Willy.

From Halle. It sang "I like to move it move it" and Alex danced (the lion, not the hubby).
I think this was more for her than me lol.

Opening presents. Keepin it classy with the Sheldon poster on our dining room wall!

way too many candles.

Someone, cough cough, Halle, was in my presents.

Halle got me a pony! But, it's more fun to share!

My present opening helper.