These are from awhile ago, but I just got the cd from my sister and I wanted to post them. Have I mentioned how awesome it is to have a sister who is a photographer? Thanks sis for always capturing the moment. I count on you way to much!
This is when she sat up for the first time. Kelly worked her magic.
My mom bought this for HG to have at her house, but she ended up sending it home with us so Hadley could enjoy it before growing out of it. And that is just what she has been doing, enjoying it. Thanks Gram :)
On Tuesday Josh and I made a trip to Eureka to pick up the bike I'll be using for the triathlon. Bonny was so excited we were coming over because this was HG's first trip to the farm. Bonny is a regular at our house come Sat. afternoon, so we really don't go to her house much. HG slept most of the way there so when we got there she was excited to get out and explore. Bonny has a dog Barkley and a cat Max, HG was keeping a close eye on them. I think Barkley would have liked to play more, but Josh and I aren't really the 'let your dog lick all over you' type. So, they pretty much get to look at each other from a distance for now :)
Bonny took her to look at the pond and we saw the fish and the water lily's blooming.
Playing inside for a bit. Every picture was blurry because she is ALWAYS moving :)
One of my friends gave this pool to HG today and we couldn't wait to try it out. I had to run to Wal-mart while Hadley took a nap and Josh was going to get the pool set up and filled with water so it wouldn't be so cold when we put her in it. After he got it blown up, he walked to get the hose and came back to the yard and there was no pool in sight. He was only gone for a second and there was no trace of the pool anywhere...huh?! He decided to start walking in the direction of the wind to see if he could find it. Well, two houses down, there is was..blowing down the street :) Of all the things I never thought I would see Josh do this would be top on the list, chasing a blow-up pool through the neighborhood...tehee. Needless to say we he got it filled up and decided to try it out. It was still waaaay too cold, but we couldn't resist the fun. It only lasted 5 min, so tomorrow we will try a much warmer pool :)
Today has been a typical Sunday which happen to be my favorite. We went to church this morning, made enchilada's and margarita's for lunch and watched a movie. Josh did however surprise me by giving me sewing lessons, which I'm so pumped about. Now, I'll be a dress factory for sure :)
Since today is Mother's day it makes your realize all the special things your mom does for you and how much you appreciate them. Being a mom to Hadley is the best feeling, but being able to honor your own mom is the ultimate. I'm so thankful for a Godly mom who is a very good example of love and lots and lots and lots of patience :)
Officially, HG won't be 8 months for another 2 day's, but close enough, right? Every single day Hadley changes. I can see glimpses of her as a big girl. Lately, she has been interacting more when we play. She has always played 'toys' with you, but now she is starting to let you know that she wants you to tickle her more, or pretend to 'eat' her fingers, or play peek-a-boo a bit longer. And speaking of peek-a-boo, it is her most favorite game. Just don't go that extra peek, because she tends to get soo into it, that it startles her and she cries:(
Josh's makes fun of me because every time she is a little fussy, I blame it on teething. Well, apparently she has been teething for awhile now and still no teeth, so he isn't really buying it. Although, I really think she is now...lol. One of these day's it will be true and we will have teeth.
HG still does not like her tummy and spits up every time I lay her on it, so needless to say I don't think she will be crawling. I do think she will be a bottom scooter or an early walker. Her legs are really strong and she is able to stand up for a long time, so we'll see.
As far as eating, she is a good eater. I think her new favorite it peas and brown rice along with pears. She will eat pretty much anything except green beans. I bought some MUM MUM's the other day and wow, those things rock! They aren't too messy and they keep her well occupied. I gave her one yesterday and looked down thinking she had dropped it, nope, she had eaten that thing so fast and was waiting for another one.
Overall, HG is a content little sis. She is a good night sleeper, although we are still trying to work on a napping schedule. We will get there :)
I love getting to spend my days with Hadley and there is no place in life I would rather be than right here, right now. I'm so very grateful for this chance to be a mom.
We went to the park yesterday and here are some pics from the swings.
HG's feet going as fast as they can :)
I love you Hadley Grace! You're my sweet princess!
We are so blessed to live next to the sweetest neighbors. Vern and Marge are a sweet older couple that have taken Hadley under their wing. They brought Hadley a gift after she was born and then stopped by on Easter to giver her this sweet bunny. Very thoughtful! I couldn't get HG to smile and apparently I took these the same day as her 7 mo picture in the same dress..lol :)
This past weekend was the May Day run here in Republic. It was so much fun having Emily and Sarah to run with. It's amazing how much farther you can run with good conversation :) Now, I've got my eye on a 10K and the triathlon.
HG and her daddy love to play! She is entertained by just sitting his lap and playing peek-a-boo, flying through the air, or getting tickled. Hadley just loves him! She also loves his phone :) He always sets it on the arm of the sofa and you will notice in the last picture HG eyeing it :) I took these with my phone, so not the best pics, but these moments are my favorite. Simple and sweet :)
We celebrated Bonny's (aka Glam-ma) birthday back in November. We were headed to a Christmas Candlelight shopping extravaganza :) I don't have many pics of HG with her Glam and I thought this was cute. It's amazing how big I thought Hadley was, when actually she was so tiny.