Thursday, October 30, 2008
Hailey and I had an opportunity to go with John to his course that he was taking for work in Columbus Ohio last weekend and after we had to check out of the hotel at noon, we had to find something to do until he was done at 5pm. So we went to a place called COSI. This was very similar to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis but it was a lot bigger. They had a place just for little kids where they could do a lot of pretending, climbing in this area that looks like a tree house, see turtles, and then of course her favorite area was the water. She was so wet when we were done, even though we had a rain coat on her, it really didn't work when you are pouring water down your shirt. Her other favorite area is the picture where there are animals on the wall and each of the buttons would make a sick noise when you pushed it. She would push the button and just laugh at it. It was pretty noisy when you had three or four kids pushing all the buttons, but she really enjoyed listening to each of the animals make a sick cough or sneeze. It was a neat little area for them. I was really impressed by all the different areas that they had and you could tell they were really trying to get the kids to imagine and learn about each of the areas. But it was a lot fun to let her run around and play with other kids there. She really had a good time and it was nice to take her to a new place to learn and just expand her learning.
Here are some pictures of Hailey at the football game. Taking her to games now are not as easy as it use to be when she was little and would just sit there and watch the game. Now she is always wanting to go outside the suite and run around. I guess we have to say we are very blessed that Grandpa Danielson has a suite and then we are able to take her with us. What a blessing to let her be involved in some of the things we enjoy. We also thought you might enjoy the pictures of her reading books with Sally Ravensburg, she had a wonderful time sharing some of her favorite books with her. We also took a picture of us with Grandpa and Grandma Danielson before they left the game....enjoy!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Here are some of Hailey's new activities during the day, like taking Z's food and water and dumping it on the floor. She then thought it would be fun to throw it across the floor and then sit in it. It was funny at first, but after she thought it would be fun to try to eat it...we had to draw the line. Then she had a good time putting her sunglasses on and walking around like a princess. She was so cute as she use to never want to wear them and now she thinks they are the coolest thing. What a cutie.
The pictures of the cat is our newest member of our family, his name is Boots and we got him after we had to take Hailey to the doctor and have a procedure done. He is such a wonderful kitten and is so friendly. He lets Hailey pet him and he loves her....she spends a lot of the day back in the computer room watching and laughing at Boots. It was a good buy and it was actually John's idea who says he is not a cat person. We have come to the conclusion he is a softee and really does like cats, just never wanted to let us know.
We had a wonderful timing hanging out at Anderson University the other day and we had a great opportunity to take Hailey to one of Elizabeth Turner's volleyball game. Even though Hailey was having more fun playing with the dog that was in the gym, it was still a lot of fun to get to see Elizabeth play. She did well and we had a wonderful time letting her run around the gym before the game. We sure do miss having Elizabeth watch Hailey, but we are so glad she is having a good year at AU. Go Ravens!
I know that this will probably haunt Hailey when she gets a little older, but we couldn't help. The other day, when she was still sleeping, we took a picture of her bed head. The funny thing is this is how her hair looks most of the days as she is someone who plays with her hair and then also rolls all over the bed at night. Hope it makes you laugh!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Recently, I have been going through a lot of our old posts and so many of the pictures we had taken during the first year of Hailey's birth and think about all the many firsts she went through. I am so thankful and blessed that we have been able to enjoy all of Hailey's firsts and I can't be more happy to be a mom than I am right now. Even though it is so hard to not miss the days when she was first born and we could lay her on our lap and rock her to sleep. Or all the times we would just look at her and be in tears as she was such a little miracle and such a blessing. There are days that I miss her being that little, but I am so thankful for all the interacting she does with us now and just how much fun it is to go outside and run around with her. She is still our little girl and even though she is growing way to fast, we do still love every new first she does. We hope that you will enjoy the pictures we posted many of her first month at home, to her now....oh how time goes by too fast and how we should hold on to every minute we have with them as they grow way to fast!
We found this little basketball goal at a garage sale for a couple of dollars and we thought that Hailey may enjoy playing with it after we gave her some instructions on how to shoot and so forth....well we gave her a ball and before we knew it (actually the first time she shot the ball) she already knew how to score! From some of the pictures, you can see that she can palm the little ball, which is more than her mom could do, but she really enjoys playing with it. I love how she will hold on to the rim and then look at us as if she was saying, "this is way too easy." I can't tell you how smart of a little girl she is, she loves to learn and figure things out. She is such a huge blessing to us!