Monday, November 30, 2009

Couldn't be Happier

I couldn't be happier, He couldn't be handsomer, I couldn't be that tune anyone?  (I changed a few words to fit my own agenda!)

I am pleased as punch to announce that BlogFrog is now a funded company. Rusty closed his first investment round on Nov. 30. This entrepreneurial ride just gets more exciting everyday.  BlogFrog is now an INC. Although I am sad to say that the worldwide headquarters of BlogFrog is no longer in my bedroom. Holly and Rusty are currently looking for an office in Boulder, and are temporarily working out of Confio.

I never thought I'd say this, but I am so sad to not have Rusty here everyday. I miss him, and the kids miss him!  No more lunches with Dad, no more leaving sleeping boys while I run an errand, no more adult conversation throughout the day...SIGH.  But even as sad as I am, I am way more excited and proud. Rusty works so hard, and I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER that he is really starting to see the payoff. 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blake's First Haircut

I may or may not be shedding a few tears while writing this post. Rusty cut off Blake's adorable baby hair last night. Rusty thinks it was hair only a mother could love. Sure, it looked a little like a hair piece plopped down on his baby head, and he was almost bald underneath the long top locks, but I just loved it! It was his stand out feature. Rusty's been wanting to cut it almost since birth, and I finally conceded that it was time. So Rusty got out the clippers and went to work. Blake cried a tiny bit, in contrast to Josh who cried a LOT (not while we cut Blake's hair, but when we cut his hair). I have to admit Blake looks pretty cute (sorry my pics are not the best, he was very subdued after the  trauma :) but it makes him look so grown up. WHY DO BABIES GROW SO FAST????

Then this morning I came down to scoop up the little pile of hair and tie a little ribbon around it for his baby folder (I don't do books) and Rusty had thrown it in the garbage!  Luckily, it was a new liner and the hair was the only thing in it.  You better believe I pulled it out and saved it.  Was that going too far? 


before the first haircut


after cut edit


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Halle's 6th Birthday

Our little Halle girl turned 6. Wow--6 seems like such a big kid. We had a fun day with presents, playtime, wearing the school Birthday Glasses, and going to Chic-fil-a for dinner. For our Quarterly Relief Society Enrichment last month we did a Service Aution (SO FUN--if you want details, email me). I won a custom cake from my friend Reina. So, I used it for Halle's birthday and it turned out so so so cute, not to mention delicious! The next time you see Reina, tell her how awesome it was! She even custom made a dolphin out of chocolate because Halle loves dolphins.

For her birthday she got: Hello Kitty Slippers, Jump Start computer game, Barbie Clothes, Barbie with two dogs, and a tea set.

Here's some fun Halle Facts:
1. She NEVER gets tired. Like Never Ever. She goes to bed in the same state as she wakes up in the morning. It doesn't matter if she went to bed late the night before or had a long crazy day, she never acts tired. I'd steal that trait from her in a heartbeat!
2. She loves to be a helper. She loves to help me with the baby, or do certain household chores. She is so good to run and grab things for me, buckle Josh into his carseat, or play with Blake when he is fussy. I really, really appreciate that about her.
3. She is HAPPY. Many, many people comment to me on what a happy little girl she is, and I couldn't agree more. She just lights up every room she is in.
4. She loves stuffed animals. About 10 live in her bed at all times and she tucks them in every night. She also loves to play the computer and play barbies.
5. She loves to laugh. Most of the time this is cute and funny, but every now and again she has a "giggle fit" which can drive us up the wall.

We love you sweet Halle! Happy Birthday to our firstborn!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Josh Turns 3

My sweet baby Josh turned three!  Where has the time gone?  We had a fun day opening presents, playing with said presents, having a little preschool party, and then going to McDonalds for dinner.  Where he ended up stuck up in the top of the playplace, crying, like he always does.  I tried to talk him out of McDonalds but he insisted!  We of course had ice cream for dessert and sang Happy Birthday.  I seriously feel like he should still be a little baby, and always call him "my baby Josh."  He doesn't so much like that anymore and will stomp his foot and say, "Mom, I'm a BIG boy now."  Too bad are still my little guy.  Here's some facts about the birthday boy:

1. He's been a cuddler since the second he was born.  If you are having a bad day and need a good hug, Josh is your man.  He loves to cuddle up and pretend he's a puppy.  He also often wants either Rusty or I to crawl in bed with him until he falls asleep. (which never happens because as soon as you lay down with him he then wants you to play with him)

2. He is very polite.  Ever since he was tiny he always has said please and thank you.  And he has a "nice voice."  Which means he talks really high and whispery

3. He loves his big sister.  These two are the best little friends--they play together non-stop, and I appreciate that so much!

4. He loves to "drive" Rusty's car.  He gets in the drivers seat, pushes all the buttons, turns on the wipers, hazards, brights, you name it, he pushes it.  He keeps asking me if he is almost 16 so he can really drive. 

5. He loves the movie "Cars."  He would watch it 24 hours a day.  Good thing it's only at Grandma's house!

6. He is very attached to his 4 (no that is not a typo) blankets and his "Mr. Bear."

Here's my favorite Josh posts throughout this last year:

Losing Mr. Bear

Work Frog

MY Water

Time out

Happy Birthday Josh

With Transporter

silly preschool friends - Copy

Monday, November 2, 2009



We threw Halle and Josh a combined Halloween Birthday Party on Sat.  I went a little overboard, and we had 27 kids between the ages of 2-6 in our house, all dressed up in their costumes.  The kids had a blast running around and causing chaos.  We had hot dogs, banana “ghosts”, chips, and “witch punch” for lunch, and spooky cake pops for dessert.  We did a relay race where the kids had to wrap each other like mummies, walk like Frankenstein, and walk like a spider (i.e. crab wal k), and then we did a Black Cat (or scaredy cat, as Halle likes to call them) treasure hunt to find their goodie bags.  Thank heavens Sara, Brian, and Janice stayed to help me—their hands were greatly needed and appreciated!

Instead of everyone bringing gifts, we asked that each family bring an unwrapped toy to donate to some kids in need this Christmas.  I am amazed at everyone’s generosity—we have so many awesome toys and I am excited to let my kids share in this special experience.  Thanks everyone!!!

The carpet took a hit--someone tracked their cake pop all through the living room—but nothing Resolve and some time on my hands and knees couldn’t fix.  And poor poor Blake. As you might imagine, 27 kids can be a little loud.  Blake had the pants scared off him more than once by all those costumed kiddos.  All in all, everyone had a fun time, especially the birthday boy and girl.

party kidscake pops

Bakerella’s were cuter, but I tried!


They are saying "Happy Birthday Halle and Josh" just in case you couldn't understand the screaming!

Sweet little Spooks

Ok--so my kids weren't spooky at all, but they sure were cute!  Halle and Josh were a cowgirl and cowboy respectively, and little Blake was the cow.  Halle loved her pink cowgirl hat and Josh loved his gun.  I can't believe they had any energy left after their party, but they were gun-ho to go trick-or-treating, where, as usual, they got entirely too much candy.  Good times.