Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hazel had a great Somewhere Over the Rainbow 5th birthday party!!!

Decorations and the infamous airbrushed shirt courtesy of Daddy.

Her bff from school, Violet, came to join in the fun.

Alex helped us eat cupcakes.

Really good cupcakes

Hazel fed her sweet cousin, Tyler some rainbow colored snacks.

Gracie just sat around looking precious

We pinned the cloud on the rainbow

And painted rainbow pictures

And opened presents, of course.

I just can't believe Hazel is five and starting Kindergarten this year. She is getting so much taller and has the cutest little smattering of freckles across her nose. She still crawls into bed with us almost every night and I try to convince myself that I will someday miss that. She has the best giggle in the entire world. She has a beautiful voice and uses it non-stop all day long to chatter and sing sweet little songs. She loves school, is a loyal friend, and adores her big brother. She is even more strong-willed than her brother, which i never thought possible. She is so inquisitive and loves to learn. She is just figuring out how to sounds out words and gets so excited when she can read a small word. She loves to make us proud, and does so every day. We love that little hazelnut nugget-face.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"It sounded a bit karaoke..."

Watch out American Idol. Hazel got a karaoke machine for her birthday.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Only 7 pounds so far. Let's all hope I lose at least 10 more this next week or I will be REALLY mad that I tortured myself like this.