Tuesday, July 21, 2009

according to weather girl Hailie...

"There is a lot of water on the floor today"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

job well done..

what not sucking your thumb anymore finally gets you..
He was so excited when they got home from the fish store..
He promptly made a sign..
"No touching the glass and no scareing the fish"
He also sternly explained to Hailie, "I am the owner of the fish, and you are just the sister.."

Love him..

Friday, July 17, 2009

Steppie Love..


I triple heart Steppie

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Happy Birthday baby girl...

daddy and mommy love you so much..

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I am sooo buying this stuff for Luke and my two nephews, Colton and Preston...

souper spoon

Lucha Libre figurines

and thumb war puppets..

more reasons why I Obsess over Papersource..
I've said it before and I will say it again..
please oh please Papersource open one in AZ.. Gilbert would be perfect..thanks!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Miss Hailie Girl..

the party favors...
the cupcakes..

the smiling birthday girl..all her guests...
looks like we had a lot of fun at a local water park that we decided to have her party at.. right?
and it was in the end...
but it had a rough start with the birthday girl and all of our guests standing out in the 115 degrees heat waiting for the employees to get it together and open the dang park and figure out that we had the party reserved and paid for..with all the kids and two pregnant sister in laws I was NOT happy and I pretty much let them have it..
then poor Hailie Girl got sick from the heat ..
but moving forward..
I think everyone ended up having a fun time and Hailie bounced back and blew out all her birthday candles before she went playing in the water ans declared when it was over and we were in the car that she had a fun birthday party..

we came home and she started going through all her presents...
she went straight for her American Girl matching ballet outfits..

all the cute Little Miss Hailie Girl Birthday Party decorations were done by the amazing Jeniene..she has her Etsy shop Ciao Bambino.. and she is fantastic to work with..

then she decided to come down and give us a rock concert with her new Hannah Montana guitar !! Look at that costume!
I mean seriously can you get ANY cuter.. Look out Hannah Montana I think Hailie is the next big thing in 2020!

she even completed her concert with a bow...

Love you baby girl.. I can't believe you are going to be four!

Friday, July 10, 2009

now it's time to say goodbye..

after my sisters beautiful wedding..
(which I had not one second to snap any pictures)
we had a couple more days in Chicago where we got to squeeze in time for some fun family activities..
The kids loved the Lincoln Park Zoo..
couldn't resist this picture of them by these orange flowers after their cute little lips were stained orange by the shaved ice they ate..
then off to American Girl to do a little birthday shopping for Hailie Girl..
like mother..like daughter..
she was enamored by all of the shoe choices...
she came out a very happy little shopper..
then off to Millennium Park we went
We met Auntie Melissa and Uncle Mike there for some water fun!

a nice ending to our week in Chi Town..

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

rehearsal dinner at the farm..

plaids and pastels was the dress code..and fun was the agenda...

The soon to be married couple.. Mike and Melissa kicked off the party with their arrival

then what followed was a lot of chicken dancing ...

a lot of mischievous behavior...and of course lots of love..
fun times...

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Chicago Arrival..

The view from our room..
we had some time to squeeze in a bit of sight seeing..before the wedding whirlwind began

and of course some shopping at the Hello Kitty store..

hope you had a Happy Fourth Of July weekend..