Friday, February 27, 2009

A Girl and Her Dog

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Halle Riding

Halle takes horseback riding as party of her weekly therapy. It is great for her to grasp the reins, and it takes strength for her to pull the reins to her hip to steer the horse--especially on the right side. Her regular physical and occupational therapists at the hospital have commented on how much the horse-back riding has helped her. It simulates her own walking and she has to learn to sit tall and straight and also hold her core in the center as the horse shifts right to left. She also gains strength by posting (standing) and keeping her balance as the horse moves. Best thing is she LOVES it! She would make my daddy proud.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chef Halle

Halle got an apron and cookie kit for her birthday so we decided to make them. Kinderbear helped us.

Mixing it all up!

Placing them on the pan.

Would've been great if I had taken a picture of her EATING the cookies, but hindsight is always 20/20. I will tell you, though, they were YUMMY!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Halle's 6th Birthday Party

Halle entertaining her guests with song at Twinkle Teas

Halle blowing out her candle

Madame Halle

Darby, Alie, and Emma in the puppet show

Madame Halle getting her nails done

All of the princesses!

Halle's 6th Birthday

Evidently, she takes after her mother with a love for the weather!

Guess who will play soccer this spring?

The birthday girl after school.

Trying out her new bike in the spring-like weather!
When Halle was almost three I did a scrapbook page that asked the following questions:

When you're 3 will you still....
  • Watch Dora non-stop?
  • Suck your thumb and hold lovie?
  • Want everything to be pink?
  • Let Mommy rock you?
  • Be my girl?

Now at 6, wanna know the answers?

  • She's watching Dora right now, although she doesn't watch it non-stop
  • Lovie has been confiscated although she STILL sucks her thumb at night
  • Pink is ok, but she'll tell you that BABY BLUE is her new favorite color
  • The rocking chair is long gone although I suspect she'd still let me rock her if it were around
  • There's NO DOUBT she's my girl!