Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Our little monkey is growing up! We can't believe that next month she'll be TWO years old.
This is definitely a bitter-sweet moment. Lately she has been talking SO much. 
We are always shocked when she says something
we have never heard before. 
Lately when she gets upset (or mostly just all the time now) she well tell us to 'Stop it!' On Sunday she kept telling me to 'stop it' and I had warned her she would be taken to her 
room if she kept choosing to tell me that. And she did.
So I quietly took her to her room, as I always do, and proceeded to tell her that she
could come out with she chose to stop telling mommy to stop it. (Note: whenever I send her to her room I usually tell her she can come out when she's ready to be happy. Please know I don't have to put her in her room very often.)
So a couple minutes later Palo comes out of her room to find me. She taps my leg and says
"Yes, Palo."`
"I'm Happy!"
Melted me. I just love this girl.
A few other things, she can count to ten, and with our help say all her Abc's. She can do 1, 2, 3 on her own, stumbles through 4, 5, but has 6, 7. 8. 9. 10 down pretty well!
Palo sure makes her mommy and daddy proud!
We had a wonderful thanksgiving this year. We were able to celebrate at my parents house with my dads sister and only a few of her kids were there this time.Misi's parents and brother's were also able to join us! We were just so grateful to be around family. Nobody brought a camera this year to Thanksgiving, so sadly we don't have any pictures!
 (November 11)
Here's our little cutie pie all ready to go to grandma's house. She was so excited to have her Dora backpack and couldn't wait to show everyone! I can't believe how fast she's growing up! The pictures just make me smile!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Palo up-date

Palo is such a funny girl! We are always laughing at her.
Right now she loves school buses. When ever she see's/hears one
she will yell BUS!!
She loves her 'auntie' and 'uncles' she asks me numerous times
throughout the day where they are.
She is obsessed with talking on the phone. As soon as I get on, she will immediately come over
and tell me she wants to talk.
She loves her 'Nanna's' and 'Pappa's'.
She's in love with her cousin Bubba, and wants to hold and play with him all the time.
Still loves my mom's 'Kitty Cat'.
Loves to read books. Loves watching Barney and Baby Einstein.
She loves 'amimals' and always wants to play with them.
Lately she's been singing...sometimes it doesn't sound like anything, but it sure is cute!
When something happens to her, she drops something, something falls down, etc. She will always say 'Oh, man!'
She is always talking! It's definitely a highlight of this age.
Palo loves to copycat! She likes to do what everyone else is doing.
When she gets in trouble, or knows it's time to go to bed, she will ask us if she can have 'one more minute?'
Here's Palo and her favorite cousin 'Bubba!'
Palo likes to be like daddy and had him put his belt on her while she played.

 Palo got into Mommy's make-up and knew just what to do. She just happened to pick the brightest pallet to work with, too!
 She was so proud of her work!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Happy Halloween!

We had a fun Halloween this year.
 Misi was gone on a football trip, so Palo and I celebrated together.
 We started off by taking the two babies, 
Palo and her favorite cousin Jak's to see grandpa and grandma Frei.
 They both looked so cute, we just couldn't get enough!

 Palo HAS to have an apple evertime we go to the fruitstand!
 Cutest Lion EVER!
 We loved watching her little tail wobble
Inside Grandma and Grandpa's house. Grandpa Frei was telling us about his buck, which is mounted on the wall...he said it's ranked in the top 10!
 Right after visiting the Frei's we headed to the Samoan Branch for their trunk-or-treat.
Palo had such a good time.
 Walking around. At first Palo wasn't sure what was going on,
but after she saw they were only giving her candy
she got used to it.
 Crazy Boy's!
Eating MORE candy! She loved that mom let her have whatever candy she wanted. Only once a year, right!?
Thankfully she never finished a whole piece. She would open it up, try it out for a minute then move onto the next piece.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Daddy Time

Palo absolutely LOVE'S her daddy. She will cry when he has to leave and go to work.
So, when dad get's home from work/practice she is the happiest girl around.
They get to play play play...
and even have little photo shoots together!

Smile Moments

While Palo was watching a movie, she was also entertaining her-self with the basketball.
She's loves playing with any type of ball.
This just made me smile :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

21 Months

Palo turned 21 months today! She is SO big now, and we couldn't be more in love with her!
-Palo is talking A LOT!! She will repeat anything and everything we say. She's getting better at speaking in sentences.
-Many times throughout the day she asks me where her daddy is. And Pappa and Nana.
-She absolutely loves animals...cows, horses, kitty's, dog's, and rooster's are some of her favorites.
-She slept through the night last night...a HUGE step for her.
-Still loves balls. I am always asked to 'catch' and 'throw' the ball with her.
-Loves music. Dances as soon as she hear's it.
-Loves playing with the neighbor kid's.
-Has 14 teeth and 2 more on the way.
-Weighs over 30lbs...low thirty's is our guess.
-She still wears big panties throughout the day. She will tell me when she has to go 'poddy' and will run and get on the toilet. We are still amazed at how well she is doing. It won't be long and she'll be completely potty trained!
-Loves waving to people. When she play's outside, she will always wave and say hi to cars that drive by or kids riding on their bikes. 
-Loves babies. Always wants to pick them up and hold them.
We honestly can't get enough of our Palo! She is so precious to us. We can't believe how fast she is growing up, how smart she is, and how well she is learning! 

Staheli Farm

(October 18)
We decided to join our wonderful neighborhood friends at Staheli Farm's. I knew it would not only be fun to get out with our friends, but letting Palo see all the animals she loves. We had such a good time! It was fun to see the animals, take a ride to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkin's, and we even enjoyed the pleasant smell of cow dump...

 This one's for you Nikki
 Jumpin' on the Red Neck Trampoline
 All the cute little girlies

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Palo and I decided to head to Salt Lake with my family for fall break. Misi was going to be gone so we figured it would be a fun get-away for us. We left Friday afternoon (my mom's birthday!) got to Salt Lake just in time to eat dinner at the Sweet Tomato. The next day we got up early and made our way to Lagoon! We had such a good time with the whole fam. Palo did pretty good, despite getting really tired late afternoon and a couple meltdowns on some rides.
(October 17)
We put Palo on this whale ride as soon as we walked in. She didn't really know what to think.
 This was Palo's favorite ride!! She went on it quite a few times. She kept saying 'horse' and wanted to only ride the horse!

 We had to stop for some scenery pictures...Halloween theme decor everywhere!

 Palo decided to push Jaks on her own.
 The kids, after a long fun day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Play Time

Palo playing
with NO diaper...again.
She LOVES books
especially farm animal books.
My little book worm
Playing in her basket
even caught her face 
on her way falling down...