Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Wow I can't believe it has been 6 months already! How time flies. Well, as I have mentioned, Ally is getting quite the personality. One of mine and Samantha's favorite things to do now, is make Ally laugh. I can always make her smile, but making her laugh...that is Samantha's department. Samantha is a pro at getting her to laugh. So here is a little clip of Ally laughing at Samantha while in her new favorite thing: her Jumperoo.

(This is only 40 seconds long)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


So my sister put Ally's hair in pigtails and it was too cute! I didn't have my camera, so the good ol cell phone camera had to do...it is so cute....Ally's hair is getting lighter....and she is just getting more fun by the day!!!!

Oh I just love this sweet face!!!!! She has also developed this habit of sucking on her bottom lip...hopefully that doesn't make her get an overbite when she is older!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

For Father's Day, I have been making a little slideshow for Samantha's Dad, John. I did this for all the help he was to me during my pregnancy last summer. He helped fix quite a few things around the house and made my life less stressful during a stressful time. How many ex-husbands do that?? It took a long time to get to this point, but I'm so glad we are good friends now.
Anyway, the video started out to be a cute short one, but then as I have been getting baby pictures done of Ally, Samantha commented on how she wished I would have done pictures like that of her when she was a baby. Well, I literally make 5 times what I did when Samantha was a baby. Yes, I was THAT poor and couldn't get as many professional type pictures done, but we did take a lot with our little camera.
So my slide show to John also turned into a tribute to Samantha as well. I made this just as much for Samantha so she would know how much I have love her and how many people love her too. And although I couldn't put the HUNDREDS of pictures I do have of Samantha on it (the video would be way too long and boring for that) I put a few for each year of her life and all the people that have been in her life over the years.

It is 10 minutes long.....I put this on a DVD to give to her dad today. I hope he likes it! And now everyone who visits my blog will get a glimpse into Samantha's life over the years....(p.s. Samantha's dad is a redhead, and anytime you see a redhead in the slideshow, it's someone from HIS family...lol)

For Samantha and John:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


We went to Vegas this past weekend for my friend's Jenny's and her daughters baptism. So Ally had her FIRST plane ride!! I thought Ally would do great since she is SUCH a good baby and never cries, I take her to movies ALL the time and she is fine. Well....she wasn't so happy on the plane ride. She wasn't screaming, but she got fussy towards the end of the flight. I didn't know about air pressure and babies...no one tells me these things. But I figured a 1 hr flight was better than a 6-7 hr car ride each way being trapped in a car seat.

We stayed with Jenny and her family and they have a pool so Ally had one more first while in Vegas. She wore her FIRST swimming suit and went in a swimming pool for the first time.

Jenny's and Kate's baptism went well and Ally did much better for the plane ride home.

Here is a little video of some of the trip....