Monday, November 26, 2007

A Princess Story

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Ok, so I got a little camera happy today. I just couldn't

get over how cute it was to see Hailey reading her princess

book!!

Another Princess Story

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!

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"I Love to See the Temple"

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving at the Heiner Home



I could easily write a book about all the fun things that happened this week but I decided to sum everything up in list.
My Favorite Thanksgiving Holiday Moments
(in random order)
1. My absolute favorite thing about this Thanksgiving...having Grandpa and Grandma Heiner and the Greers come to visit us all the way from Utah!!!!
2. Going to the American Girl Store in Chicago with Deb, Jane, Joy, Hailey and Kate. Although it was SUPER busy, we enjoyed every minute of it. Especially since the guys left us to shop and enjoy the store to our hearts content.
3. Watching all the kids play together.
4. Laughing our heads off while we all watched Oprah's Favorite Things episode (picture women crying, praising the heavens, screaming and jumping up and down). I would be excited too if I were them, it was just especially funny watching women (and men) go crazy for free stuff.
5. Learning how to make wheat bread, and eating it hot out of the oven with butter and honey!!! Thank you to Arlene, Deb and Mariann for teaching me how to make this bread. I am never going to buy bread from the store again! It is a simple recipe that only requires that you grind your own wheat. It is a healthy snack with only a half cup of oil in it!
6. Eating Thanksgiving dinner with everyone. I especially loved the Yams Deb made!
7. Laughing with everyone else as Hailey twirled around the house on her tiptoes with a new princess dress on (literally her 6th outfit change for the day). The whole family has now seen the true Hailey, a dress loving, princess obsessing cutie pie.
8. Watching Enchanted on Thanksgiving day at the theatre. Ok, LOVED THE MOVIE!!! Well, I should say that the reason I loved it is because I loved watching Hailey's expression as she watched the movie. She was in a trance because it was all about a princess...in a DRESS! It also had tons of fun music in it! Kate was so good throughout the entire movie we didn't have to take her out once! Of course Giselle is a bit annoying at the beginning of the movie, but that is what made it funny.
9. Looking at Joy and Kate and realizing they could easily be sisters. They look so much alike!
10. Going to the Children's Museum and watching the kids explore.
11. Watching John and Nick compete playing Madden.
12. Finding out that Deb and Arlene had scrubbed bathrooms, cleaned sheets, vacuumed and taken out the garbage before they left. You put me to shame! Thanks for all of your help!
Thanks everyone for coming to see us!!! I couldn't have imagined a better Thanksgiving. Same time next year??? Love you all.

Walking to the American Girl Doll Store in Chicago



In front of Mcdonald's in Chicago

This was the hugest Mcdonald's I've ever seen or been in!

I had to snap this picture of Hailey on Daddy's shoulders with her little dolly on her back!






The joys of the Children's Museum

Kate and Grandpa



Deb and sweet Joy



Hailey and Brigham


One of Hailey's outfit changes on Thanksgiving Day



Hailey and Jane



Arlene cooking up a storm!!







Grandma and Hailey
The kids fighting over the pink chair

Andrea and Abby




Going to the movie


Nick and John

Hailey and Uncle Nick say Good bye!
Deb and Mel
Jane, Hailey, Drew

Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom (Nana)



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We love you Mom and wish we could be there to spend the day with you! Kate was super fussy when we were doing this or she would be in the video too. We MISS YOU!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

To Cut, or Not to Cut?
That is the Question!

Ok, this may seem like a silly question but I am really trying to figure out what to do. John doesn't want me to cut Hailey's hair at all. (he is obviously not the one trying to brush through her hair as she cries her head off... literally). I know she is in dire need of at least a trim. But how much is too much? Do I go to a short bob so it is easier to manage? Don't get me wrong I love doing pony tails and fun things with her hair but that is if she will let me! I feel like she is looking more and more grown up with every inch and to tell you the truth it scares me! May be I just need a better detangler or conditioner. Any ideas? I sure wish our favorite hair dresser (that's you Bec) could help us out on this one. I don't dare do it myself!
Oh, and by the way I do not condone the gallon of lipstick on her lips, she got into my makeup...again.



Trunk or Treat




After being sick for too long (flu, cold and ear infection for me, flu for Hailey and ear infection for Kate) we are finally blogging again. (sorry to let you down Jess!) Other than my ear infection and the persistent fever Hailey had, Halloween was fun. We did the traditional trunk or treat at the church parking lot and a chili cook off.



I hope my friends don't mind, but I had to post these cute pics of all of them!




NEWS FLASH!! (I should say that it is old news...Kate started walking at 11 months and is running all over the place!!






Thanks to our friends for letting us tag along and trick or treat while John grabbed my prescription!