Friday, June 6, 2008

Saturday night with the boys...

Dinner at Mackenzie's was fun... not so fun waiting FOREVER with no help at the first one but Bozeman Mck's made up for it after we got there (haha, Matt!)

Tiny but yummy!

Guarding the good stuff... Saying good-bye to the boys... HAHA! We fit them ALL!

There is much more but I have to take care of sicky soon-to-be TWO birthday girl so I'll get back to it soon. Promise... keep checking.

Graduation day...

Early morning breakfast followed by some more fun in the pool and we were ready to see the Big Graduation and par-tay.
G-dad Mike and Me all spiffy.

The Grands with Matthew~

Goober 1 and 2...

The PROUD Hettick Family

The gang with the New Grad!

Par-tay time-- this hammock swing was a huge hit! Weeee! Need to find one for the backyard.

And their dog was a real sport with miss B's "little" throws.

Awe... Brother and Sister

"Lady in Red" G-ma Jackie
The Boys- Michael, Matt, and Andrew

All partied out...

but wait, she wakes up for guess what?! Food!
AND.... a cool graduation smiley
head PINATA... with BLUE CANDY!
Eeek! Scary punks...

The "pros" show us how it's done in the exercise room...

The lounge... Where's your COSTCO suit g-dad?!

And a little R&R in the pool and the hot tub...


Pouting a bit cuz it's time for bed...

But wait, my work is not done.... massage therapy is HARD work.

GOOD Night!

more trip WEST


One Best Western (with a pool!)--- WEEEE!

some tourist/history stops,
Custer's Last Stand museum/trails... brrr

and many many many snacks, meals (and flosses) HAHA!

a beautiful rainbow, and miles and miles of "nothing" in Wyoming...

What a rainbow?!
And the "nothingness"

We arrived in Montana, Bozeman, MT, to be exact. Met up with Aunt Melinda, Uncle Bob, the graduation cousin (Matthew), and got some more food- pizza, yum!

Bailee was just a bit stir-crazy after the 20+ hr ride so she had a "party" of her own.

G-dad, Bailee, and G-g-dad chillin'

I wanna be... wanna be like Melinda...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My first long... road trip

We headed out May 7th after Daddy got home to send us off for G-grandma Reed's to get some shut-eye (which is always tough at g-ma's) before our first day of driving driving driving. Here is G-ma Jackie and I right before take-off!

We envoyed through Nebraska, a smig of CO, before landing in Douglas, WY where we stayed in a fun best western motel and swam in the freezing cold pool (who cares-- it's water!)


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Earth Day @ the ZOO!

April 22nd, 2008 turned out to be Earth Day-- hadn't realized it until we pulled up the SG Co. zoo and there were tons and I mean tons of school buses pulling in, cars parked, etc. but not "that" many so we went in anway.. to find out that everyone was admitted free that day in celebration of Earth Day! Well, it would have NOT been fun to get there after 10a (school kids' arrival) but we were lucky to be there at 8:30 so we got all the exhibits, sponsor booths, clowns and goodies (freebie advertising stuff, recycling promotions, plants, stickers, bubbles, tattoos, etc. etc. It was sooo fun!) to ourselves for the next hour... the kids had a blast, especially riding in the "new to us" double stroller!! whoohoo! What a deal-- we have used it more in the last 2 weeks than we have ever used the big clunky Graco-- watch out world-- we're on the go!\

The animals were so active and alert-- I've decided that early in the morning is the best time to go to the zoo (cool, animals are bright-eyed and bushy tailed vs. worn out and cranky, and members get in early AKA less people!) So yep, I think we're going to make the Zoo a weekly "exercise" outing.

Crawdads showin' us their stuff-- Caleb wanted to snuggle one.
The Boeing (sponsor) lady was nice enough to take him out of the aquarium for a meet-n-greet.

Check out those sunglasses (the little diva even left them on for 1/2 the morning)!We had the gorillas all to ourselves-- front row--
they were putting on quite a show-- great fun! AND the real "monkeys"!

We headed out of there in the nick of time (another mom "ran me down" with her minivan to ask if she could have my spot-- sure.) And they were both zonked out before we even got out of the parking lot.

GREAT DAY @ the Zoo!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pics of me...

January '08--- just chillin' in the tub with my new boat

Check out the doo!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Big sister to a....

The big sister with mommy...
We're expecting a baby SISTER!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Uh oh...

Gotta post this quick before I forget... Bailee's new word is "uh..... oh...." too cute!
Oh we're in for it when she really starts talking!

My easter dress-- pre alterations...

My mommy got me this pretty Easter dress last night and then, she told me that she wanted a pic-- okay, here goes... I'm ready for my close-up.

And here's my hammy one...

I really like it!

One more... minus the dress-- I love these slippery pants- mom calls them bloomers. Mommy told me to stick out my tummy but I did better than that-- I stuck it all out!
She was sad that there wasn't much stuff to buy-- looking for something fun for outdoors but I was happy as a clam when she got me a Sesame Street fuzzy chair, music player, and bowling set. No worries mommy-- there are more consignment sales!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

HORTON on the big screen...

Oh boy, another Dr.Seuss movie.

Needless to say, I hated the Cat in the Hat movie and I would dare to guess that Dr.S himself was rolling over in his grave over that atrocity but I'm (I mean, Bailee's) super excited for this one! They should watch out though, I'm sure there are going to be a bunch of pint-sized critics in the audience because the book sets a high standard, to say the least. A favorite in our house.
Okay, here's a cool site-- call the number if you've done something nice today-- come on "kids"!
My favorite part so far is you can write your own story-- my, how fun!

Horton Hears a Who
Of course this site is all about getting you to shell out the big bucks, but it also does a fine job of introducing you to the crazy characters, provides tools to make some pretty wacky pictures, and play some fun yet lacking originality, (imagine cat in the hat meets pac man) games. Enjoy!

Okay, okay- I'm excited too! WHOA, 2 weeks and 1 day and it will be here (3/14) in our very own OVER-PRICED Warren theaters (ticket increase), maybe we'll hit a matinee or go on a weekday (can we say coupons?)-- better get to practicing my mantra, okay Horton's mantra:
"A person's a person no matter how small..."

I do have to say, it looks pretty cute and of course there is always a lesson to be learned from the beloved Dr.Seuss-- Respect life, no matter how insignificant you deem it.

Chilly weather days not keeping us away from the ZOO

We have been fortunate to meet some very nice ladies that find our company nice or maybe they just feel sorry for us. :Smile:

We don't care; either way, we have been making weekly visits to the Sedgwick Co. Zoo. Not only has MOM gotten some much needed adult interaction with some very open-minded and wise moms, but Miss B and CY have been taking in every sight and smell at all the exhibits-and the best part, we've been almost the only people there each time, perfect! I think Miss B's favorite is the Rainforest shown here in her kneeling before the ducks and having a talk while observing their behavior picture. It has been a real joy seeing these real learning moments in the "jungle".

Here's a quick video clip of our visit too- those are our new "country" friends- Jackie and Hanna- who came up from the south to visit with us. We had a great time and look forward to more playdates together in the future. You can see B's focus as she tries to have some quiet time with "her" ducks and crazy chattering birds. "Mom, just leave me alone."

Here's one more of Miss B with her belly-button showin' friend Stella. They had a blast!