Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Each day is so fascinating to watch how much Halia learns. It is so exciting to see how someone so little and innocent has to literally learn everything, but to actually see her figuring things out and teach herself. She is pretty much crawling, it went from belly crawling, to leap frog, and now she does a kind of jump, but gets where she wants to go. She can have a ton of toys, but finds the dogs chew toys more fascinating every time. She has also just started doing what I call her cheese grin, when she is doing just about anything, she scrunches her face up and huffs and puffs and laughs, it is so cute. We are having so much fun being parents and growing with our little one!

This is a poem I found while going through some inspirational quotes, etc, and I wanted to share.


Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,"Hi"
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

This was written by a little girl who had cancer, to live life to its fullest since she won't get to. It makes you think about how important the little things are and to not worry so much about all the day to day pety stuff.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Hey all, well I figured I would try to create a site where everyone could better keep up with us. I think it is a great way to keep everyone posted and keep in touch in what seems to be a busy world!! Our family is doing good, but just busy as usual. Jake is working, and seems to be overworked much of the time(haha). I am working at Children's hospital in the ambulatory surgery area, and enjoy it. Halia is going to daycare, and is enjoying the interaction with the other kids, she seems to be learning alot. She is so big now, she was 18lbs at her last check up two weeks ago and finally made the charts! She is in the 25percentile for everything now, height, weight and head circumference which is good, that means our little one has finally caught up with the other kids her age, yay!! She is trying hard to be on the move, rolling and belly crawling, and getting on those and hands and knees rocking. Before we know it she will be crawling and walking, and we will be trying to get her to sit still. They grow so fast! I can't believe she is already 10months olds, how time flies. We also finally got into our new house and love it!! We are almost settled, and it feels like home, and we are so glad we are out of that crazy base housing. I hope everyone is doing well, and I will try to get on every few days and post something small. I love inspirational quotes and all that, so when I find things I like I will put them on here and once I figure it out, will add pics. God bless, and stay tuned to our sight.