Monday, November 26, 2007

Fire Up For Christmas!

We wanted to post some pictures of Hailey's first Fire Up for Christmas....this is a tradition that has been started on John's side of the family and one that we have an opportunity to share with his grandparents each year. What we do is his grandparents and parents hunt for small gifts that get us all fired up for the Christmas season. I have to say that Hailey loved all the gifts that were given to her, even though she is just now playing with everything that was given to her. She was so fascinated with the wrapping paper, tissue paper and also the bows...oh she loves the bows. It was so neat to watch her play with everything and enjoy such a wonderful tradition.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hailey's First IU Game!

Hailey is truly an IU fan now, she has not only been to a football game, but she has now made it to her first of many IU basketball games. I have to say she did much better outside the womb at the game, than she did when she was in the womb. We had a wonderful night of watching the Hoosiers play and she did such a wonderful job at the game. She loved watching the cheerleaders run around the court with the IU flags, but she still does not like clapping. We are so blessed that she is such a great baby and very flexible when it comes to traveling and doing fun things that her parents enjoy. This has truly been the year of firsts for her and we are so thankful we can take her with us when we go places. What a blessing from God!

Visiting the Holsopples

Well, we had a wonderful visit with Eric, Liz and Chloe Holsopple. For those of you who do not know, these are our good friends that we meet while John was in PT school. We had just a wonderful time in Plymouth Indiana and girls had a great time playing. Even though Chloe didn't always enjoy the fact that she had to share her toys with Hailey, they both got along really well. We truly had a wonderful time getting to talk, I mean whatever conversation you can have when there are two little kids around, and we loved getting to see them again. Liz and I had a great time shopping while the guys were playing play station. Hailey had some long days of playing and one night she was so tired that she feel asleep in Chloe's highchair eating dinner. She was exhausted! Well, all in all we had a wonderful time and are so thankful to have such wonderful friends that we get to spend time with. We love them so much and were grateful for their wonderful hospitality.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

6 Months Old!

Hailey is now six months old and she is growing so much. We took her for her check up and she is weighting 14 lbs 2 ounces, which puts her in the 10th percentile for her age. She is 26 1/4th inches long though and that puts her in the 70-80th percentile for her as you can see she is still going to be pretty long and hopefully slender! Everything looks great and she is really doing well. She loves to sit up by herself now, but does still fall down sometimes when she is reaching for things. She also loves to try to feed herself, but doesn't get to do that very much because mom doesn't enjoy cleaning up the mess. She is such a great baby and we love her so much! What a blessing from God!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Hailey on the Harley

We wanted to post this picture of my brother and Hailey sitting on the Harley. She did not go for a ride, but we thought the picture was cute!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

California Trip

This was Hailey and Olivia's Halloween costumes/outfits...we wanted to get them matching outfits, but also something that was very practical and could be worn again. So we got them the outfits and there was also matching bibs that had a little pumpkin on it and said Trick or Treat. They were so cute in them and they had a wonderful time going into the Stanford dorms and getting some candy. We had a wonderful time with them and they both enjoyed trick or treating together.

The girls also enjoyed the opportunity to eat and make a mess together. This a picture of them making a mess together and loving every minute of it...we all got such a great kick out of them eating each others food and sharing so nicely!

After a long hard day of playing together and being out in the beautiful weather, we would find the girls a sleep in their car seats and knocked out. They were so cute when they both would fall asleep, which usually didn't happen a lot, because when one was up the other one would normally be a sleep. So Denise and I loved the time we could talk and enjoy some quietness while the girls took a nap.

We also had a wonderful time taking the girls to the beach and letting them play in the sand. Thankfully Hailey did not want to eat the sand like Olivia did, but they both loved playing in the sand with their feet. Olivia starting eating the sand right after Denise made a comment that she didn't mind her getting sand all over her as long as she didn't eat....well sure enough Olivia loved the sand! It was such a wonderful day to take the girls out and let them enjoy the weather and the beautiful nature of the beach...we had a wonderful day of laughs and watching the girls experience something new.

All in all, Hailey and I had a wonderful time with Cousin Olivia and Aunt Denise. We also survived our first earthquake, a 5.7, and it was just another part of making our trip great.