Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Jake left thursday for training in Germany. He will be back late Sunday night for about two weeks. He said that it is really cold there and to make it worse they are having to be out in the field a few days. Halia and I took him to the airport on thursday and headed home. It has been lonely and is definately going to be a challenge with him gone. Halia had her 18 month check up today. Dr.Williams said she looks great. She was 22lbs 14oz and a little over 30in. She is in the 25% for height and weight! The only bad news we got was that since her left tube fell out of her ear a few weeks ago, she now has an ear infection. I am guessing at her check up on the 11th of Feb, we may end up making an appointment to get another tube put in. Other then that, she is doing wonderful. She understands so much now and is becoming her own little person. She definately has her "1yr old" moments but I am trying to learn to brush them off as I know there will be many "moments" in the years to come that I will just have to learn to let go.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

new pics

Telling daddy she wants more...
Signing "more"
Talking to grandma on the phone
Takes concentration...
Maybe she heard the tv?

So sweet...

My anniversary flowers

SHe's getting good at it
She likes to draw, even in the tub

Is that curly hair or just crazy?
4yr Anniversary

Sunday, January 13, 2008

She walks!!! Yay!

Last week she started going from point to point, as long as she had something to aim for she would give it a shot. Now she is constantly walking. She is still a little unsteady, but she will get the hang of it.

She tired herself out

The first picture we got was when I was about to give her a bath and she decided she wanted to go in the other room. Stark naked. Haha oh well what can you do

Alex and Halia eating pizza(Alex is her first daycare providers little boy who is the same age as Halia)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Well I haven't updated recently, and I just realized I never added the rest of the xmas pics so I will try to do that later. Halia had her follow up ENT appointment on monday and after an attempt with antibiotic drops to clear them out, her left tube has fallen out. So she wants to wait a few weeks and check her again to see if there is any signs of infection and how she does being that it is the height of cold season, then we will go from there at the next appointment. She is finally starting to walk on her own. She has started being more brave and as long as she has something to aim for that she can grab onto at the end, she waves to us, throws her arms up and off she goes, a little wobbly and all :) It is fun to watch her try so hard, and she always looks at us after expecting us to get excited! It will be nice to have her walking on her own some instead of having to carry her everywhere. She has also learned to play peek-a-boo and will cover her eyes and laugh. Then you say peek-a-boo and she throws them off. Precious. I hope everyone is doing well! I will add more pics when we have a chance.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a happy and safe new year!! We had a good time with lots of company at our house. We watched the ball drop and spent time with a group of our good friends well into the late hrs of the night. Then all woke up early to watch the Cotton Bowl. We had a house full until about 4 this evening when everyone finally gave in to the fact that we were tired and only had about three hours of sleep in the last 48 hrs while we continued to share in the festivities. Here is some of the pics

The girls
Sue, Kara, and Mel
Kara, Lisa, and Lauren

Getting close to midnight
Lauren, Lisa, and Kara

Alll the boys

Halia Likes to draw....