Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hali's new words

None of my video's of Hali will up load, they were really good. = ( I will try to re-shoot some and put them in later.

Things she always says through out the day
"watch a movie guys!
"eek-a-boo, I see you!"
"Where'd your phone go?"
"Come on"
" 1, 2, 3, 5 , 9, 10"
"A, b, c, d, g, l, mn, p, t, u, y, Z" the letters she says when singing the Abc song to music or on her own.

Last week Hali wanted to "color" so we got out some coloring books and then she said,"I want to draw a picture!" I really could not believe she had said that but she said it again.

The other day I said "Hali, where are you?" and she yelled back, "Room!"
She tells people to go to the "room" or to get "out," or to "move," out of of the way. When Mike was here she told him to get out of his room and "hurry!"


When Mike was here he asked her if she wanted to go and play and she said "no, I want to eat." When I ask her what she wants to eat she either says "I don't know," or "Chip, dip, chicken, cheese, cereal or hot dog." When ever she gets into her highchair or car seat or stroller she always has to, "Buckle it" she says.
She always wants to go some where she says, "want to go, want to go!" over and over until we get her ready to go. I will tell her she needs to get dressed before going outside and she will go to her her drawer pull it open and say "Clothes! Shirt, socks, shoes, where's coat?" then tries to put her clothes on. Then when she is done she repeats, "ready to go?" until we go.When I ask her to go find her shoes she walks around the house saying, "shoes, where are you," and, "Find it!" for help me find it.
She says "um, um" a lot when she wants to say something but things are going to fast for her to think.
She hid her tooth brush the other morning and after lunch she wanted to brush her teeth so I asked her where it was and she said, "I don't know!" like usual but i asked her to think about it and she thought about it and said, "over there!" and pointed to where it was hidden. She also does not like to be dirty so when she is she says "messy, messy," and looks all disappointed and wants a napkin to "washy-wash." When she makes a mess or someone drops something she will yell "mess, mess!" too. Once I had cookie on my face so she cleaned my face for me and then said, "all better!"

The other day we were sitting on Papa's bed and I told Dad that Hali kept saying, "no monkey's butt." She then started saying it over and over and bouncing up and down. Dad figured it out and stated singing "no more monkey's jumping on the bed." She said "yea, no more monkey's jumpin' on the bed!" She goes around saing it all the time now just that part really well.

Hali is so good with papa. She loves to go see him all the time. If I can't find her I know she has barged open the door and is siting on papa's lap. Typically she runs down the hall "Papa, Papa where are you?" and if she can't get in she lays on the ground and wiggles her fingers under the door and keeps repeating "Papa, where are you?" or "I see you!" It is really cute, sometimes. All by herself she will pick out a book from her room walk down the hall to him, hand him the book, then climb all the way up his chair on to his lap. Dad does a great job at reading her books and she does very well at sitting on his lap. She does not climb all over him or try to reach for things I think she tries to be careful around him. She points to some things and asks "what's that?" or excitedly tells papa what it is. She also loves looking on his phone because it has pictures on it and she points out who everyone is. She especially likes the pictures of Lizzy. She just scoots on down when she is done. He sings songs to her and she dances and sings for him. She picks up things he has dropped and asks "garbage?" which it sometimes is and she throws it away for him. She likes to play on papa's scooter that is in his room. Hali will sit on the seat and honk the horn then point to the keys, that she can't reach and says, "keys, get it." He also has a rocking chair that she can climb on and she will rock and sing, "rock a baby, rock a baby," for the song "Rock a bye Baby." He can keep her more entertained than I can, she gets bored of me. They are really great for each other. The other day I got her a puzzle she she enjoys doing that with Papa as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

He has left = (



Mike left this morning at 4 am for the MTC. I did not like seeing him go but I know that he will be okay and be a great missionary. Last night Mike and I had a great time together preparing his last dinner. He made layered meatloaf and I made potato wedges, corn and spinach dip. Our cousin Jen came out from Virgina with her friend Jane on business. They were able to eat dinner with us and sit in on Mike being set apart as a missionary. It was a great experience for all of us. Aaron and Dad were able to be in the prayer circle, so the was neat too. The Stake President reminded us to write every week and tell him our experiences and the blessings that come from him being out on a mission and serving the Lord. I either forgot or never knew that I would be receiving blessings from my brother serving a mission, he is the one doing all the work, but I guess that is what the Lord has promised. So I will have a look out for those blessings in our lives so that I can share them with Mike.



Monday, November 17, 2008

Mission Call!

Sorry I made this post Monday and forgot to post it.

Well mike will be leaving soon to go on his mission to Macon Georgia. He gave a great talk in church on Sunday on the atonement, if you want to hear it it is on our family web site easysite.com/rankinfamily. After church we had a farewell get together with who ever wanted to show up from church and family. We had a good turn out and I enjoyed seeing people I had not seen for a while. It was great to have them all say good bye to Mike.
I think the one who will miss mike the most is Hali. Mike is so good with her and she loves him so much, it will be sad to see them part. Just weeks ago Hali had to part from Lizzy her best friend, and now Mike. It is so sad just thinking about it. She loves dong stuff with Mike. Hali will go wake him up some mornings, she runs down the hall pounds on his door and says, "Get up Mika!" he eventually gets up and brings her in the room and they just sit and chat, she takes his phone and they play. She likes watching movies and being thrown in the air by Mike too. He gets her to do the craziest things some times. It is so cute to hear her say, "I love you Mika!" She gives him hugs, kisses, high fives and the "Rock." She still teases with him and says "Mika...Dabie, dabie, dabie!" The other day Mike made her a play house out of a box big enough for her to walk in and she loves it. He made a little window to play peek a boo and put pillows in it for her to sit on. When she got in she sat down and patted the floor and said "sit, Mika," then "come Moma, sit." We all sat in there together and she squeezed her self between us and just smiled very satisfied with the out come, then she said,"out!" So I go out and she got out then she said "Mika, out!" He eventually got out, with a few more demands. It was so cute, we had a lot of fun.

I cut the pineapple Hawaiian style!

These are the appetizers I made, one fruit and one veggie.


Halloween post, oops!

"Scared face"

Sorry I am a bit behind but I thought I should post our Halloween stuff before I forgot. So for Halloween Aaron decided we could be the Flintstones and before he could change his mind I made some costumes and was all set. I had a fun time figuring it all out and planing a party. But then I got sick and so did Hali and my Dad finally came home from the Hospital so my huge party plans were demoted but I was glad we were able to put together a small party of friends and family even though it was a hectic week around here. Mike helped me decorate that house and clean for the party. Tina helped make the food and Eva brought the donuts and lots of decorations. She also helped put the last minute stuff together like light candles and hang decorations and pick things up from the store that I had forgot. I would not have been able to pull it all off with out her, thanks Eva! I was not sure how many people would come because I told most that it was not going to be a big party like I had originally wanted with the haunted house and stuff, but still some showed up which was great. We had a great time playing Halloween games. I let the kids decorated some sugar cookies that I had made which kept them pretty entertained. Then we played Halloween pictionary which I think everyone enjoyed. Then I asked for 4 volunteers and made them do a worm pie eating contest where Jason S* won. Then I asked for 4 different volunteers for the doughnut eating contest where I believe Aaron won the first round and Mike won the second. For the last game I had the kids try and throw water baloons at a ghost hanging from the tree. All in all we had a great time and I was so glad to spend some holiday fun with friends and family. Meet the Flintstones


Kellie as Wonder Woman


Pie eating contest


Doughnut eating contest !

Eva & David

Haunted House

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My List

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4.
Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a Meteor Shower
6.
Given more than you can afford to charity
7.
Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a Mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24.
Built a snow fort
25. Held a Lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30.
Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37.
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52.
Kissed in the rain
53.
Played in the mud
54.
Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62.
Gone whale watching
63.
Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70.
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84.
Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93.
Lost a loved one
94.
Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

52 0t 0f 99

How about you?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hawaii