Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dad is great..he gives us chocolate cake;)

Well, not exactly yet, but anything daddy gives to HG is as good or better than chocolate cake i.e...cell phone, iPad, food, etc :). Josh and HG have had a special bond from the first moment. Since I had a c-section Josh was the first one to hold her and rock her. She has been on his little finger since that moment. Her first smile was at Josh and for awhile he was the only one who could make her smile. She absolutely loves her daddy! He is the best and most fun dad!

Josh's first glimpse of being a dad!

First Dr. Visit

First time to babysit!

First of many ways HG expresses her love for daddy!

First snuggles

Working on her first of many smiles for dad!

First time seeing dad after he had been gone to AK!

First motorcycle ride!

First of many cartoon mornings!

First iPad !

First Blackberry!

Happy first father's day! We love you so much! Thanks of all your hard work, support and fun that you bring to life. You are the best dad in the whole world!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I am flower, hear me roar!

Playing after her bath. She is such a ham!

Big girl

Hadley and her new 'big girl' car seat. Where did my little bean go? She looks so big.

I sent these pics to Josh at work and his comment was ' this is going way to fast!'. I agree!


Hadley has been so fun lately, busy, busy, but fun! Recently she has been lifting up her bumper with her feet to peek out of her crib. Tonight I caught her in the action before bed.

Love, love, having her in my life.

Look at those thighs;)

Maw Maw's house is home

Monday my mom, sister and I planned a quick trip to Fayetteville to meet at Maw Maw's house. My sister brought her kids so we just had a party;).

Going to Maw Maw's house is like going home for me. It's always filled with peace, fun, and the smell of something yummy cooking. Maw maw has to be the coolest grandma ever. She is lively, spunky and patient (most of the time..lol). She is accepting and easy going. She has a very big sweet tooth which explains the bags of cookies that fill her freezer. It doesn't matter if I'm there 5 min or 5 days, I have to have a chocolate chip cookie the minute I walk in the door! I have so many fun memories with maw maw and papa that I want HG to build memories of her own with maw maw.

My sister took some cute pictures ( shocking, I know)

Aren't those flowers beautiful? These are in maw maw's backyard.

Here are some pic I got with my phone
The girls playing after breakfast.

Chloe and her crafts. We named them Garfield and Odie;)

I have such a deep love and respect for Maw Maw and for the Godly example she has always shown us. I treasure every visit we get to spend together with all the kids and know they are building their own memories. Thank you Maw Maw for all you do. We love you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

9 months

Month 9! Wow, time is flying by and I am loving every minute. Hadley is more active, curious, expressive, and fun everyday. She has two teeth on the bottom that just came in which does explain some of her added sass these days, but a lot of her personality is coming through. She is telling us more of her likes and dislikes, by yelling in short bursts over and over. If one of us leaves the room she yells, waits to see if we came back, and yells again until we return;) Also, if she is ready for a nap she will look at us close her eyes and yell. She is a little dramatic to say the least.
Here are some of her expressions.

The famous eye/nose scrunch expression

We are sooo in love with you sweet girl! Happy nine months. Looks like we will be planning your birthday party soon!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's officially summer!

There is an awesome aquatic center across the street from our neighborhood that just opened this past weekend, so we decided to go and check it out today. They don't open until noon, but they had toddler time from 10:30-11:30 everyday. There were only about 5 mom's there so it was easy to play and not get run over by a ton of kids. I knew Hadley would like the water, but I had no idea she would like it as much as she did. The pool is a beach entry so we sat there for a long time playing with the water spouts. They also have little benches you can sit on, so I just held Hadley and she got to 'swim' aka kick her legs as fast as they could go;). We will definitely be heading back tomorrow!

It is so much fun seeing her explore things for the first time;)