Friday, July 25, 2008

Haley, our American Idol!!!!

So, we went to Target the other day...the best store in the WORLD!!!! Haley was being such a great helper and such a good girl that I decided to get her a little prize. She found this microphone that echos and she fell in love. It was in the sale section and it was only $2, so I figured, what the heck! She used the microphone the entire time we were at the store! The nice thing was that she could yell at the top of her lungs into the microphone, and somehow the microphone muffled her sound and gave back a little echo. Pretty cool I thought!
Chris doesn't think it's as cool as I do! She seems to be more vocal in the car and at home. For some reason, it seems louder at home than it does in the store. Weird how that works!

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

So, for those of you who don't know, Most cities in Utah County have their Annual City Celebrations. The city I live in, Spanish Fork, has their "Fiesta Days". While mom and dad were out here again, we decided to go downtown and see what there was to offer. On one side of the street there was some VERY YUMMY foods, and on the other side there was a lot of different vendors. Behind the vendors was a carnival type area. Of course, Haley was drawn to it. Those types of rides really make me nervous. Carnie rides just don't seem too sturdy. Just my opinion....

One thing that seemed okay to me was the Mary Go Round. So, we got tickets for Haley to go once on it. Grandma took her and Haley had a blast! The horses wern't very smooth and jerked around a lot, AND they didn't have a belt to strap the kids down, but what can you expect from a Carnie Ride. Here's a cute picture of her on the horse.

Hey, it's no Disneyland...believe me...I know! But, she had fun anyways!

Haley Dance Class

So, we enrolled Haley at a great studio located in Orem, UT. We just started with the summer session, but she LOVES Miss Kim!!!! This is just a quick video of her in the tap portion of her class. Her class is a combo Ballet, Tap and Jazz class. She just loves it!!!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fun Stuff at the Hilgendorf House

I know to some of you, these next couple things are so small that you're wondering "why is she blogging about these???!!!". I guess I am just easily pleased! About a month ago my mom and dad came out for a quick visit. My cousin got married, so they decided to make a trip out of it. They were out here for almost a week, and in that time, my dad started work on putting stairs down into our crawl space. For those of you who don't know, we do not have a basement...but a 9 foot tall crawl space. The entrance to it was located under our stairs where we would store a few things and there was a hole and a ladder to get down into the crawl space. We figured it would be a TON easier to store things down there if we had stairs instead of a 4x4 hole. So, Dad really did a great job of getting things together and did A LOT of work! Chris had a lot of photo shoots that week, but along with Steve & Glen, all 4 of them helped finish it all out! It is GREAT to have stairs that go downstairs to our "basement". Here's a picture of our finished product! The stairs are so well built that if an earthquake hits, the stairs will be the only thing left standing!

Another thing that I'm really exicted about is my new air conditioner! Yes, we do have central air, BUT when I'm working graveyards I feel it very wasteful to cool down the entire house when I'm only in my bedroom sleeping. I had a commission check from my Travel Business last month, so guess what I did with it.....bought myself a brand new wall unit air conditioner!!!!! It is SO nice having the cooled room when I sleep and not have to worry about cooling the entire house. Here's a picture of my new air conditioner!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Driving Miss Haley

So, Haley is just super funny. She's always saying and doing things that just crack Chris and I up! The other day I was driving and she was in her car seat. I stepped on the gas to get through a light and she says... "Woah! Slow Down Kiddo!" I think she got that one from Chris. She also won't let us even leave the driveway without REMINDING us to put on our seatbelt. She's funny, and safe. She also reminds us when we're at a stop light or stop sign that we "have to wait for the cars to get out of the way" or "we need to turn right" (usually because that's where a playground or fast food plase with a play area). She just cracks me up!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Tag

A-Attached or Single: Attached----happily married :)
B-Best Friend: can't decide
C-Cake or Pie: Cheesecake
D-Day of Choice: any day I get to spend with my family
E-Essential Item: flip flops
F-Favorite Color(s):'s all over the place in our house....
G-Gummy Bears or Worms: Gummy Bears
H-Hometown: Glendora, CA
I-Indulgences: TV/movies, my nails & DISNEY!!!!!
J-January or July: January
K-Kids- Love them, have 1 and 1 on the way!!! (hence the reason for all the pink in the house---both girls)
L-Life Is: Crazy, but lovin it!
M-Marriage Date: 11/10/2001
N-Number of siblings: 2 brothers, 2 sisters
O-Oranges or Apples: tangerines LOL, i would say that's in the orange family
P-Phobias or Fears: Not really anything
Q-Quote: The end is just the beginning of a whole new race!
R-Ring size: dunno....changes when I'm pregnant
S-Season: Spring
T-Tag 3: Cali, Deb & Angela
U-Unknown fact about me: I used to dance....some know, some don't...but now you all do!
V-Very Favorite Store: Target!!!!!!!!!
W-Worst Habit: why don't you tell me? always good to know the truth about myself
X-X-Ray or Ultrasound: Ultrasound
Y-Your Favorite Food: changes with this pregnancy
Z-Zodiac: Libra

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