Saturday, March 29, 2008
Well, Hailey's first Easter was one filled with many different people and places....
Hailey was able to spend a lot of Saturday with Uncle Steve and Melissa at Gramie and Grandpa's house....she once again enjoyed the time she was able to spend with Gramie and of course did a lot of showing off. Then we went to Connersville to let her spend some time with her Great Grandparents....even though she hated the chicken Great Grandpa sent her way, she still enjoyed crawling all over and showing them how much she had grown.
We started our Sunday out going to church and she had to sit with us since the nursery was full. Oh how nice it is when she is in the nursery and we can enjoy the service! After church we went to Michael and Sonia's house to spend time with them. Hailey and Ian had a wonderful time playing together, even though Ian didn't like his mommy to hold Hailey. He was very nice about sharing his toys though and they had a great time together. Then we were able to spend time with John's grandparents in New Castle. She had a wonderful time showing off for GoPa and GoMa, she was all over the house and showed them all her tricks. Needless to say by the end of the day she was exhausted with all the Easter fun we had.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
We wanted to post some pictures of Hailey standing up and moving along all our furniture and with toys. We also thought it was really funny some of the positions she is now falling a sleep in. She is such a wonderful little girl and we hope you enjoy our pictures of how much she is growing.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I am sorry for all of you boys out there that thought you had a chance at getting Hailey as your girlfriend....she is taken by Graiden Allen! Just the other night they decide to take each other's pacie and no matter which one they had, they wanted the other one. So it was pretty comical to watch how they would just take it from the other person. They had a good time doing it though....my friend Crystal said that she was going to tell Graiden that he kissed a girl when he was 10 months old....or as close to kissing as baby can! :) I couldn't help but laugh at them and they just have a wonderful time when they get together and play. Graiden is a total boy and is a little rough with Hailey, but it is okay because she needs to toughen up some. They are so cute though and we are so thankful for our wonderful friends. They are such a blessing to John and I and we love being able to hang out with them.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Here are a few pictures of Hailey's favorite things to do...she loves getting into Z's toys and making him mad, and she loves to crawl all over the place. She is actually crawling places and then pulling herself up. She has grown so much and she also loves to walk behind some of her toys, like the lion her favorite Aunt got her for Christmas and then also the car her Uncle bought her. It is also pretty entertaining to watch her crawl into a room and shut the door so she thinks no one sees her. It is so funny how quickly they learn. We also have found her sitting on the floor with crayons all over the place or tissues torn up....she is a character, but we love her a ton!
I wanted to post some of our pictures from Hailey's baby dedication. She was dedicated on January 27th at East 91st Street Church in Indianapolis. It was such a special day for us as we were blessed to have both of her grandparents here to share the day with us.
What does it mean to dedicate your child? Basically it is a public statement that you are going to do your best to raise your child up in a Godly home and share the Lord with her. You promise to love her and to commit yourself to raising her up in the way of the Lord. John and I have committed ourselves to showing Hailey how much the Lord loves her and to do our best to raise her the best way we know how. Part of the dedication is also knowing that your church, family and friends are praying for you and your family. What a blessing to know that there are many people who love us enough to commit to praying daily for our family. It was such a wonderful day for us as a family to share together.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Okay, so I know that it has been forever since I have last updated our blog....what can I say when I am chasing Hailey all over the place it is very hard to sit and update. Plus, she loves to try and help me type and do things on the computer that she usually deletes whatever it is that I am working on....so forgive us.
We wanted to post a couple pictures from our trip that we took to the British Virgin Islands with John's family. We had a wonderful time together despite all of us getting the stomache flu. The picture of the water is actually the view we had all week long outside our window. It was so beautiful there and we just loved the time we had to reflect and get alone time with God. How can you not be see Him in something as beautiful as that? All in all we had a wonderful time snorkeling, laying on the beach, playing in our own pool, driving the golf cart to different places, and of course having nice dinners out. It was such a beautiful place to visit, but one that was a hard trip with Hailey. She did great, don't get me wrong, but it was a full day of travel along with a lot of different custom checks and things.....so all in all a long day.
I was lucky enough to get the flu on our longest flight from San Juan to Dallas and it was so bad that I ended up having to get IV fluids before they would let me fly on our next flight. Needless to say I did not make the connecting flight to Indy and John and I had to stay in Dallas for the night. It was so bad though because I was still trying to nurse Hailey, but was unable to really do that much since we all had been sick. Since she does not take formula we talked to our doctor and ended up just going straight to whole milk. All in all she has done great with the transition and is doing well.
Well, lots going on in our life and we hope that we can stay in touch with all of you. We are trying to figure out if we are going to do a new website or keep this one, so if you get on and read our blog please post something so we know who all is getting on and if it is worth keeping up. Thanks!